SotON Cover

posted 2nd Dec 2022, 12:40 AM

SotON Cover

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2nd Dec 2022, 12:40 AM

HeSerpenty

I can’t believe it’s been about a year since I’ve posted a page. Truth is I burned out. And for months I couldn’t even think about drawing anything Serpents-related.

I finally started to write about my story for the first time— All this time I’ve been going right out of the brain lol. Actually writing has given me some major epiphanies and revelations and it’s time to build this ship right BEFORE I start sailing.

I consider what is on the site now to be a “rough draft” of sorts……..and eventually it will be taken down I’m sorry to say. Rest assured it will not be a reboot in the sense it’s a new story with same characters…….quite the opposite. It’s the same story but just much much stronger because I’ve actually taken the time to plan it out. Things I was desperately trying to figure out in between stressing out to get a page done each week I’ve finally managed to pull out of the deep crevices of my brain. It was always there I just never had the time to get it straightened out.

Main reason I’m doin this is because my dream is to hold my comic in my hands someday as a hardcover graphic novel….and even if I wanted to use what I’ve already done I’d have to redo the art anyway because I lost all my printable files…twice heh.

Sooo anyway…I appreciate you guys more than you could know. You’ve kept me going all these years and I understand if you are frustrated with what I’m going to do, but I hope you will stick around because I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you like the comic that has already existed for several years.

I’m still restructuring the writing of the existing chapters and am not ready to post pages yet but I am going to try to do more comic-related art which you can follow @SerpentsoftheOldNature on Instagram or Facebook if you like!

For those of you with characters you created for this universe, worry not! It’s a big story with lots of room and lots of need and one way or another all the beautiful gems you’ve gifted me will shine <3

Okay I’ve already written too much. I told myself at 32 I wouldn’t write big long internet rants anymore :P

Thanks again!

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2nd Dec 2022, 1:55 AM

rokulily

best of luck and looking forward to the ride

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view HeSerpenty's profile

2nd Dec 2022, 9:36 AM

HeSerpenty

Thanks so much, I appreciate it! <3

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2nd Dec 2022, 4:39 AM

Archangel Daniel

Well, what do you know: I decide to check ComicFury for, well, updates, and on the very same day I decided to do that, I see this. I am... intrigued, to say the least.

Now, I'm not gonna lie: yes, it will feel somewhat frustrating to wait for the story to go through the same things we've already seen again, but it will definitely be worth it to see it refined, and OH YES, we're still gonna see how the rest unfolds!

So yeah. I'm sure this will be well worth the wait.

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2nd Dec 2022, 9:39 AM

HeSerpenty

I 100% understand haha… and even though I’m excited I’m a little frustrated too. But I think the restructure will be different enough so that those of you who’ve been reading for years will still have fun—- some scenes are being cut to be replaced with better, stronger scenes….world building will be a bit more organized. Some backstories finally fleshed out officially. The major plot points and overall arch is the same, but we going to be more efficient with the storytelling.

I think it’ll be worth it, I really do!

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view megados's profile

2nd Dec 2022, 5:16 AM

megados

Wow! Great to see you! I was excited when I saw you pop up in my subs. I was glad to see that you took the time to recoup, even tho I missed the pages. Take your time, and don't burn yourself out!

Looking forward to see what comes
Hugs

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2nd Dec 2022, 9:41 AM

HeSerpenty

Aw thanks so much! It’s. Nice to be back here again and so touching to read all the support so far of my plans <3

I don’t think I would have ever lasted this long if not for all you guys!

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view sigpig's profile

2nd Dec 2022, 6:37 AM

sigpig

YAY!!!!!!!!!

EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT!!!!!

SERPY IS STILL AMONG US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2nd Dec 2022, 9:42 AM

HeSerpenty

YUS! Perhaps a little quieter but still here and really happy to see all you guys! <3

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view MST3KFan's profile

2nd Dec 2022, 7:07 AM

MST3KFan

Serpy! XD

Good to see you on here again!

Take you time and do what you think is best for your comic. The fact that you're going back and making it stronger shows how determined you are to keep things going.

Don't be a stranger around here now. ;3

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2nd Dec 2022, 10:24 AM

HeSerpenty

Thanks man! It's good to be lingering around again haha. I appreciate all the support, but I really do think this is best <3

With the revelations and organizing I've been doing, the update will definitely honor the story better :'D.

Haha I won't! <3

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view junoro's profile

2nd Dec 2022, 7:24 AM

junoro

Well well well! This new cover page sure looks interesting! Nice artwork my dude! I'm so happy you're not feeling so burned out anymore. Take the time you need to feel good and confident coming back!

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2nd Dec 2022, 10:25 AM

HeSerpenty

Thanks Juno! Yea that hiatus was much needed, and I feel much better now! Sometimes we just need a break <3 thank you for sticking with me!

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2nd Dec 2022, 7:27 AM

WitUnderPressure

Glad to see you're at a place where you feel comfortable. Can't wait for when you're ready to come back. When you are ready...

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2nd Dec 2022, 10:25 AM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much, that means a lot! Sometimes we artists push ourselves a little too hard and pay for it but I am excited to come back <3

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2nd Dec 2022, 11:11 AM

Lilbluebox

Oh, wow! First off, I'm glad you're doing okay; I totally understand being burned out and I'm so glad you've managed to come out the other side of that. It's been a while since I've been on CF myself, I'm glad you took the time you needed to recover.

Second off, is it weird to say that I'm really glad you've decided to restructure and tackle the story from scratch with a script and a plan and all that fun stuff? Because it probably is, but I really am. SotON is fantastic and I love it (obviously!) but it does have, hm, rough draft vibes, shall we say? And there's nothing wrong with that! But it'll be really nice to see it polished up so that it really gets to shine, if that makes any sense.

Anyway I support this endeavor, is what I'm saying. And if you ever want any help or company or someone to complain to about how writing stories is hard (because god knows it's hard) my DMs are always available. :]

Good to see you again! Looking forward to seeing what happens next!

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2nd Dec 2022, 12:17 PM

HeSerpenty

Aw hay buddy! So sweet to hear from you and thank you so much! Haha as a writer yourself, and a dam good one, lol I'm sure it is soooo cringey to imagine me trying to tackle this big story having neve actually written anything for it. I guess it's a little impressive I could carry on as long as I did without a total flop, but... it's gonna be much better now of that I am sure!

I'm happy to know you are still popping in and I'd actually love to chat with ya about some ideas regarding Zara and things like that! I hardly use the heserpenty gmail anymore (lol that's the account I sign up for everything with so I never have to actually see the spam)...but it'll happen one of these days ^_^

Thank you so much for the support and the good feedback it's really meant a lot to me!

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2nd Dec 2022, 11:20 AM

khaosvibes

excited to see this come back!

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view HeSerpenty's profile

2nd Dec 2022, 12:17 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much! Me too! <3

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2nd Dec 2022, 2:10 PM

Jarvi

You can do it! I'm looking forward to how you re-cooked things :)

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2nd Dec 2022, 5:18 PM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much Jarvi! <3 I hope you will all enjoy the ride with me! ^_^

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view DLKmusic's profile

2nd Dec 2022, 2:17 PM

DLKmusic

You're back!!! (and there was much rejoicing)
I don't really care, but my inner 12 year old missed you very much (grin)
-----------------------------------
Whatever you have planned ahead, I'm along for the ride, but I'm guessing you already knew that

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2nd Dec 2022, 5:19 PM

HeSerpenty

I am! I just couldn't stay away forever :P
Haha I missed your inner 12 yr old too! I like that kid, he's goin' places XD

I am so grateful for all of you sticking with me even tho I always knew you would! <3

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view TenguHarley's profile

2nd Dec 2022, 5:28 PM

TenguHarley

Oh man I felt that, since I'm also with the same boat with my comic though I'm pretty much just committing to finishing through the 'first book' of mine rip

So I understand with the choice you're making for your story :> I will look forward to what's in store in the future!

By any chance will this series still be on here? ;o; I have my moments of rereading series asdlfka

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2nd Dec 2022, 5:39 PM

HeSerpenty

Aww 100% I make this promise right now I will not take anything down from the site until I have it organized nice and sweet in a PDF file anyone can access any time they like to re-read! Might be fun actually to compare it to what will be replacing it haha....and everyone will understand why I'm doin what I'm doing X"D

It was hard to come to this decision, so I feel you! But for me it got to the point where each new page was so stressful because I was trying to avoid writing myself into a hole I couldn't climb out of haha. It wouldn't be so bad if this wasn't such a twisty-turney type of story heh

It's so good to make commitments and see them through, I'm rooting for you and your comic as well!! <3

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2nd Dec 2022, 7:05 PM

:)

So, same story, different story telling? Interesting - most people redoing their comic target the art. Looking up to seeing your ideas.

I applaud you not throwing away the old stuff, old stuff is good. PDF is good too, but you (also) could simply keep it on the site ... under the old name :)

You are doing backups now of your files, do you? :)

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2nd Dec 2022, 8:55 PM

HeSerpenty

Well the art is the main thing that needs revamping haha buuuut also the writing is just going to be tightened up and...better XD. That's the idea anyway! So it's the same story just...more organized. Some scenes taken away, some added, some reworked.

Haha yeeea rest assured I'll be a lot more careful with the new pages so that this never happens to me ever again X"D

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view Alicia's profile

3rd Dec 2022, 5:55 AM

Alicia

Aw, YES! I can't wait for this-- it's been SO LONG and I NEED my Serpents fix! Do you know how long it's been since I've drawn a sexy Daggot fan art? Definitely too long. (No one is going to argue with me on that. LOL)

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3rd Dec 2022, 1:58 PM

HeSerpenty

LOL! Funny I was just looking through all that yesterday and I can’t believe Daggot has more pinup fan art than any other character X”D…HAHA most of it from you! Strange strange indeed :P

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14th Dec 2022, 11:04 AM

DLKmusic

To Serpy: Where's the brain bleach when you need it.
To Alicia: Too Long? NOT LONG ENOUGH!!!! NEVER LONG ENOUGH!!!!
(To both of you, I missed you gals!)

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14th Dec 2022, 5:06 PM

HeSerpenty

Lol! I’d never want to bleach that off my brain I want to remember it forever and ever! LOL

Miss you too and your crazy and wonderful comments!! <3

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view The Accidental Ninja's profile

3rd Dec 2022, 3:30 PM

The Accidental Ninja

OMg hi!! So good to hear from you again!!
New title font, new art style, love the crunchy textures you've got going on there
Having to redo from scratch what you've been working on for years sounds...really frustrating. But I understand your decision, and looking forward to the new and improved story!

and most of all, glad to hear that you're doing okay

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5th Dec 2022, 2:06 AM

HeSerpenty

Hey!! You too! Thank you so much haha it really means a lot that you're still on board to stick around even with my intentions! I Really think everyone, even those of you who've been with me for years, will understand and appreciate why I feel I have to do this <3

I'm so stoked! I hope you are doing well! <3

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view Zor15's profile

4th Dec 2022, 1:00 PM

Zor15

Good luck with the new version. It is nice to hear from you too!

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view HeSerpenty's profile

5th Dec 2022, 2:06 AM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much! <3 That means a lot!

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4th Dec 2022, 2:24 PM

Jylani

Hey there, great to hear from you again! I'm still here and have been checking in probably every few weeks this whole time XD Excited to see what you have for us, whenever that may be! Thank you for respecting your own needs, and keeping us informed :)

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5th Dec 2022, 2:08 AM

HeSerpenty

That means so much to me to hear that you would check in every once in a while during this loong hiatus of mine <:)
I am excited too and my heart is soooo thankful to all of you for the support, you really have no idea! Thank you for all the wonderful feedback and for sticking with me <3

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4th Dec 2022, 7:54 PM

MightyWizard19

Hey you're alive! I don't mind you redoing the story in the way you want, I'm glad to see it continuing. Don't worry about a thing, take your time and remember to rest if you start to burn out again! Best of luck, can't wait to see this all unfold again. <3

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5th Dec 2022, 2:11 AM

HeSerpenty

Aw man you're awesome, thank you so much for that! I was a little nervous to make this announcement but I feel so encouraged and glad that I did. I think this will be better for all of us in the end and I'm really looking forward to it too :3--haven't been this excited in years! Thank you so much once again! <3

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9th Dec 2022, 10:49 PM

Voidgrove

I'm adhd so i barely remember what's already happened as is haha. The redo may as well be entirely new to me

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10th Dec 2022, 11:19 AM

HeSerpenty

Haha well I'd say that works out perfectly then! ^_^

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6th Jan 2023, 12:43 PM

Tomco

Hi

Things going well?

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11th Jan 2023, 2:49 PM

HeSerpenty

Hey! Thanks for checking in <3
Yes things are going well! Slow but still good!

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view LeRenardRoux's profile

16th Jan 2023, 7:39 PM

LeRenardRoux

Wellll hello Ma'am!!
I've been hanging around CF more again and am finally checking in on the actual comics (lol).

I 100% understand all of the trials of realizing all the things you could have been doing better and how much better it would have been if it was planned out from the start. DX

But (if you're like me) you also realize that getting to the place where you can write and draw your story the way you want required doing it this way first.

I'm glad to see you still around and to see all the progress you've made, and I'm excited to see what you have in store. <3

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view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Jan 2023, 1:31 PM

HeSerpenty

ROOUX! I can't tell you how happy it made me to get on CF after being out of town for a couple weeks and see you in the comments section again! Like a wave of nostalgia from those amazing, fun earlier years haha.

Thank you for checking in! I hope everything is going well for you <3. I am excited to be excited about my story again now that I finally had the epiphanies to figure out the big potential plot holes I carefully tried to make sure no one would notice lol. Sounds like we do share this in common haha. I look forward to sharing the new and improved Serpents and I also hope to see what you've been up to in the art/story realms lately too!

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view megados's profile

24th Jan 2023, 5:14 AM

megados

Thought I'd stop by and see how things are going :)

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view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Jan 2023, 1:32 PM

HeSerpenty

Hey! Thank you for stopping by haha I know better than to give timelines for myself anymore with this thing but I finally started page sketches again! I am going to be much more careful with planning this time haha

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view megados's profile

25th Jan 2023, 1:52 PM

megados

Cool! Good to hear! Yeah, keep it loose for now; don't bury yourself. And, thanks for the reply! :)

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view HeSerpenty's profile

25th Jan 2023, 2:01 PM

HeSerpenty

You are awesome sir! I can express how much it means to me to have people like you having my back! <3

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27th Jan 2023, 2:23 AM

Darkwatersong

I am glad to see you are doing OK, or at least I hope life is not to hard. I like this story, but I totally get how hard it is to create something. Basically life happens when you have other plans.

Just know there is no exception of when or how this will come back, and no disappointment if does not. Just hope one day that the story continues in some form.

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