Dec 03

Weekly Update #434: Plans For December

The final month of the year is here, which also tends to be the busiest one usually, and there certainly is a lot I’d still like to get done before we transition into 2023. Good thing I’m gonna be on vacation from my day job soon!

My main focus during that time will remain the script for GENBA no Kizuna‘s penultimate chapter, which, ideally, I’d like to get done within the next four weeks. I’m currently wrapping up the conclusion scene for the second set of investigation routes, so that I can dive into the third and final one this coming week.

On a side note, said conclusion scene is a very special one to me. It might sound really weird or even shocking, but after a good 200,000 words, I have finally arrived at the very first scene that has the entire team assembled!

Up until now, everyone was busy with their own tasks, while Keiichi would check in on them every now and then. We did kinda have everyone gathered in the exhibition room for the case debate in chapter three, to be fair, but there wasn’t much opportunity for interaction between them, as the primary focus was on Keiichi and Himatsu arguing with each other and with the Raptor Pack.

This time, however, we have only our four investigators appear alongside each other and I’m having so much fun writing the interactions between them. And it is certainly the first time they actually feel like they’re a team after all the problems and conflicts leading up to this point, haha. So yeah, in a sense, it’s a pretty big milestone for me personally to have finally gotten here!

I mean, that’s what it’s all about. That’s why it’s called “bonds of the crime scene”!

Now, in other news, work on the Christmas artwork is also progressing, albeit slowly, and, as mentioned in last week’s blog post, I’m working on a few things behind the scenes, which I’d like to unveil with the start of the new year. Really hope I can get everything done by then, but it does require a fair bit of time and thought.

Well, that’s about all I can say at the moment. Time for me to get back to work, so please enjoy the rest of your weekend and, until next Saturday, take care :3