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15th Jan 2019, 12:00 AM
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15th Jan 2019, 12:00 AM

TL;DR: The comic isn't cancelled or being rebooted. However, I'm making some major adjustments to my writing process to smooth out the comic's more glaring flaws, such as poor pacing, a non-progressing plot, an imbalance in cast screentime, and so on. I might make a recap page for the prior chapters if you guys are interested in that sort of thing.

Also, the title has changed, but the url will still be the same in order to prevent broken links.

I hope these changes will garner a positive reaction from you guys. Of course, if you have concerns, I will do the best I can to address them! Even though I have a vision for this comic's future, I want to make sure the people who enjoy it as it currently is will still find it worthwhile to come back to!

Thank you for following my work. It truly means the world to me.

15th Jan 2019, 4:01 AM

First, thanks for all the work you've put into Princess Chroma. Your readers appreciate it. I'll admit to being confused at times about the plot and where the story was going. It sounds like you've come up with a plan to address that. I also think some recap would be a good idea. Also, when you're getting rid of things, please keep Cordelia and her family. And Richard the chicken hat of course.

15th Jan 2019, 9:57 PM

A recap page is something I've had people outside this site suggest to me recently, so I'm not surprised to see some interest in the idea here. I'm probably going to set aside some time for that during the year.

And I can assure you that the Si Wol family (including Richard) are not being written out!

15th Jan 2019, 9:39 AM

Yeah getting things scripted out beforehand is always helpful for a story-based comic, I find.

Having characters like Queen Juno and Randall heavily scaled back (due to the lack of flashbacks and 4th-wall breaking jokes, respectively) is gonna be weird. I'm interested to see where this goes though!

15th Jan 2019, 10:00 PM

I've suggested to other people that scripting their comic is a good idea, but for some reason, be it lack of time or just a lack of discipline, I never took my own advice. Shame on me!

Randall, as this update implies, might not appear again at all, aside from a cameo or two. He never did fit in well with the cast or story in general. He was one of those things I had to write around to make him work. Juno, on the other hand, will [redacted].

15th Jan 2019, 6:43 PM

I feel your pain (having been in a position where I basically HAD to reboot).

I like what you have proposed.

And now time for full disclosure. I am fully on board with the scaling back of flashbacks. Those were good, and filled in the mythology quite a bit. However, I will confess that I was always looking to get back to June and company.

I quiver with anitci...pation to see where you go from here! I think the way you are going forward is a really good idea.

15th Jan 2019, 10:05 PM

Well, I certainly appreciate the honesty. A few other readers have expressed similar feelings about the flashbacks and after a lot of consideration, I couldn't help but agree. The majority of the future chapters will be much more centered on June and the people directly around her.

15th Jan 2019, 10:28 PM

Here's the thing about the flashbacks. I liked them, a lot. They are freaking gorgeous. They just didn't seem to have the same stakes as the present though (sort of a dilemma with flashbacks, prequels, and the like).

I was going to make a suggestion, but I decided against it (because I know what my answer would be to someone who suggested it). What about making the flashbacks their own comic? Yeah, I know. Who has that kind of time? Believe me, I wish I had, like, 5 of me to make all the comics I want to make.

I really want to see Princess Chroma, in whatever form, succeed. It's one of my favorite comics, period. So you do what is best for you, no matter what, okay? We'll all be here cheering you on. :)

15th Jan 2019, 11:40 PM

Unfortunately, making a separate webcomic for flashbacks would run into pretty much the same "stakes" problem you already highlighted. They wouldn't make a very good webcomic by themselves, since the point of the backstory was to show exactly how things got this bad. Besides, I really don't have anymore backstory to show, at least, not anything crucial to the plot. That's part of the reason why I'm choosing now to make these changes.

15th Jan 2019, 10:19 PM

Gosh, where to start?
This page is magical, melaredblu. I <i>love</i> it to pieces. The way you use your mad art skills to advance the story (and make it funny along the way-the growing backstory is hilarious), how you've condensed everything you needed to say <b>and</b> said it in such a clever and entertaining way, and, most of all, <i>what</i> you've said.
I think everything on your "to-do list" will make The Refraction of Princess Chroma (do you want me to change the link title on my page?) an even better comic, if such a thing is possible.
I admit that I was lost in the storyline. It's to your credit that I didn't care about that because I just love your writing and art so much. I may not have known where we were, but, like a dog hanging out the car window, I was enjoying the ride so-squirrel!
I may be one of the few who loved Leopold's flashbacks and the saga of Princess Chroma more than June's story.
Anyway. While I'll miss the Octopus Milk, I get that it has no place in the new, improved Chromaverse.
Just between you and me, I never liked Randall. Juno, on the other hand, will always be one of my favorites.
I think a recap is a great idea. Even though I've been with you from Day 1 (or pretty close to), I'd love to see how you handle a recap.
If it's anything like this page (and all the preceding pages), it'll be wonderful!

15th Jan 2019, 10:19 PM

Damn, HTML tags doesn't works!

15th Jan 2019, 11:36 PM

I appreciate all the kind words! To be honest, though, I really hope that future chapters don't make you feel like a dog hanging out the car window. I really want the story to, y'know, actually make sense.

And I guess it's good to know at least one person won't mind Randall quitting his job.

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