Aura wrote:Well, to turn the question around: why should we make KS2? I can't think of a single good reason to return to KS. It's just not very interesting because I feel we did enough with this setting already. I think it's better to do something fresh that actually really fires me up.
I did what I always do in any sort of public forum and broke my keyboard w/ a response - now I'm going to shorten it for you (and it's still TL, but please R anyway.) Pathetic fanboying ahead.
Firstly, none of this is intended in a confrontational tone. That said, I've seen this answer several times and don't get it - they're all about to graduate and you can change the setting to any place, their ages to any number, and their situation to whatever you can come up with (look in your fanfic forum and you'll see dozens of people doing just that!). You have thousands of fans hooked (yes, still) on the characters you so lovingly crafted over a period of years of your lives. I may be way off the mark, but to me the people asking for something like what you detailed in your April Fool's blog are in a tiny minority. I don't want a new cast or a high school setting - I want the further adventures of the characters you've already given me written and drawn by 4LS.
I hope I won't offend by mentioning money - b/c as we all know, it was obviously never a factor - but I will tell you right now that if you released 6 sequels (or less if Misha x Shizune
pans out) detailing each girl post-high school finding romance after not being "chosen" by Hisao from her own POV, I'd be hitting Paypal for every one of them. Even better for me personally - you tell me a Hanako/Hisao story (or stories) in which they remember telling Lilly about their relationship
, remember the first time they made love with no agenda
(doesn't have to be explicit, I just want the feels), visit her parents' grave
, meet his parents together for the first time, go to university, get married, etc, etc, etc and i will tear out one of my kidneys with my teeth and gingerly hand it to whomever wants it (I can't physically do that, so let's stick with Paypal). I would buy (or donate to) this property over any game/book/movie I can think of (except maybe if they continued HBO's "Carnivale" in comic book/animated format). Give me a button right now and I'll retroactively donate for the first one! My point is, there are people who are very passionate about what you've done here.
If the idea of further associating with KS in any way is torturous and deadening to you as artists, I certainly respect you for refusing to force it, and I suppose I'm left to: accept it, say no more about it, and get what I can from fanfics. I'm probably just too myopic to understand how you all spent (and are still spending, via this forum) so many years with these characters to close your minds to ever taking up their stories again. You can't be close minded people - look what you created from a forum post about a smattering of character details and pictures on a page!
Thanks for reading and please accept my apologies if I've offended,