updates (sunday december 28th 2014)

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Two pages, in... believe it or not... colour. The next update will take a while - it's the last and I want it to be really beautiful. Also, haaaaands.

I don't know how many of you have ever thought this far about this comic, but Kai', Rune and 'Re are the antagonists of this story. Kai' was kind of protagonist-y, with her innocent farmgirl roots and whatnot, but Catalyst is really about Elei.

And the good(?) guys usually win. Mostly. It's going to take Elei a long time to get back to normal - to feed herself, to walk, to do the things normal people can do. It'll be difficult and maybe she'll never be completely okay again. But she'll do it anyway, because she's Elei, and she's determined to be alive.

Also, it's kind of unrealistic for someone to be able to talk right after waking from a 3-year coma, but nothing about this comic was realistic anyway, so Rule of Funny triumphs! You're a jerk to the end, Elei! lol.

- Crystal

Catalyst used to update once/twice a week, full-colour, on Sundays or Wednesdays. Then my social life exploded. Now I update in black and white when I can find the time. If you would like to try your hand at colouring in a page, though, I am all for it! Email it to me when you're done, and make sure to add your name so I know who to give credit to. :)

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Catalyst is written and drawn by Esther Chuah, 2005 and hosted on SpiderForest.com.