Ah... I'm a sucker for backstory, so the Alberich/Phonenix scenes (especially when they were younger... Cygnet oh my goodness) really got me.
I didn't like Alberich at first, but after seeing him the first time he interacted with Phoenix (showing vulnerability) and their escape from the island, I felt really sorry for him... and that made me like him a whole lot.
However, Chi-Min is definitely my favorite character.
I kind of thought he loved June, but when and how he said it made me want to support him to the very end!
And his alone moments make me appreciate him a lot more... because often times you don't think of characters on their own, but with Chi-Min I appreciated him the most in solitude.
This page is gorgeous, btw: [x]
His relationship with his father too... oh god, I was dying when I read those pages.
And I didn't like Cortinon , but after this page [x] everything I thought about him was flipped upside down!!!
All of the characters are so complex with so many dimensions, I keep thinking about it ahahaha
At first I was bothered by June and her... race?
I don't know if that is what you would call it, but the fact that she was a cat-person in a story about humans and artificial human/elves threw me off... but as the story developed I got completely conformable with the concept and now I can't picture it any other way!
The way everything is incorporated make it for a smooth read, but also continues to be intriguing all the way through!!!
Leon is probably my least favorite character, but not because I dislike him, just because he seems to be the weakest to me...
Maybe it is because he shows less emotion than the others, and seems to only just have become a more integral part of the story.
Overall, I'm a big fan!!! Hahahaha <3
I always get excited when a story draws me in, and this one is incredibly fun to read.
I really really really want to draw Chi-Min in hanbok now haha!
Oh my goodness... @___@;;
I was just surfing gaia and minding my own business when I can across this thread, and now here I am an hour and a half later crying my eyes out.
Haru-Sari is soooooo good!!! <3
The art is magnificent, and the characters are so wonderful! D:
I didn't expect to get so involved, and when I got to the end I was so shocked, I wanted to throw my laptop across the room!
The story you wove was so intimate and complex, I just want to give everyone a big hug.
I was sick in bed today, and depressed about having to miss classes, but now I'm all fired up!
I can't wait to draw some of these incredible characters, though I won't do them justice!
Thank you for writing and illustrating such a wonderful masterpiece!
I can't wait for the future updates!
You're right that Leon doesn't have the kind of psychological baggage that the other characters have. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it does make him kind of an oddball amongst the cast.
The funny thing is, there was a different version of the story before I settled on the current one, and in that version Leon arguably had the most complicated, heaviest psychological baggage. Now? I can't imagine him being like that anymore, considering his surroundings and background (which changed pretty much completely between those two versions).