'Sup guys. I know this community is loooong dead, but I'm a little desperate. I had a computer crash a couple months back and lost all the HINABN extras I'd had. It's, obviously, impossible to contact Tess to get 'em resent.
I'm currently only really interested in regaining the September wallpaper because honestly, asking someone to re-up everything is a bit ridic.
If anyones willing to help me out I can provide proof of donations, etc etc. Hit me up. My e-mail is reviendarling[at]yahoo.com
edit// Thank you so much everyone that e-mailed me. I'm only missing 2 or 3 (october, the one with abner, and I think one other) now. You guys are amazing. uvu♥
I'm back, all you sugar babies.
And I always will be.
Anon comments and suspicious comment features have been fixed.
Anything else you sugar gliders want done? Community events? Free cocks courtesy of Ples? Anything?
Tessa said he sounded like someone from a band, I can't remember which and who. Do any of you guys know?
Hey guys! Just wanted to know if any other Hanna cosplayers were going to Dragon*Con, and if so, does anybody want to meet up/have a photoshoot/just hang out on Friday? I will be dressed like Conrad and would love to just meet up with some awesome Hannatards.
But I'd like to make a quick comparison.
Ai Yazawa is a manga artist, very popular for her loveable characters and fantastic designs, rather like Tessa in my mind.
She's had a few good series which have garnered a lot of attention. Her latest is Nana, which has something like 84 chapters. In the very latest chapters, she pulled a rather big move with one of the characters that would have changed the story completely (I won't hint at what it is, in case there's anyone out there who wants to check out the work and be surprised.) It was HUGE, and everyone was shocked, and wanted to know what happened next.
In Tessa's latest posts, she pulled some rather big, game-changing moves which would have changed the story completely, and had everyone very excited and wanting to know what happened next. According to her journal entries, she had some big plans.
Ai Yazawa ended up leaving her work suddenly at a cliff-hanger point because she was hospitalized for an unknown illness. This was a couple years ago. She is slowly recovering, but she has publicly stated that she does not know if she will continue the series; in fact, she seriously doubts she will try to pick it up again. Twenty-four books into the series, just when it's starting to reach the big finale, and that's probably where the story will be left.
There has been no hate. No wank. Everyone is very disappointed that the series won't be finished, some are still holding out the hope that someday it will be finished. But no one has called Ai Yazawa out for not fulfilling her duty to fandom, letting down her publisher, being lazy, etc. This is because Ai Yazawa was honest, and made it clear that her own life and happiness are her priority, and she does not consider herself a slave to fandom.
Compare this to our scenario. There's been no word from Tessa, leaving other people to fill in the blanks. Some people have been kind, some people have not. The generous assumption is that Tessa is dealing with something huge, and deserves to be cut some slack. We're all hoping to hear from her again. But many are angry, sad---even offended in some cases---that she won't speak for herself.
I don't need to have the whole story from her. I don't care what happened, it's none of my business. I just think she should have posted: "I will not be posting for a while. Please be patient." Or something to that effect. It's a simple, final statement that leaves no room for argument. It's impossible to say that no rumors (such as the lawsuit story) would have been started, but it might have helped. I truly believe it would have made the world of difference.
I'm tired of people ragging on her for "being irresponsible and lazy", and I'm tired of people defending her "because she's shy". No one should be speaking for her; she needs to speak for herself. Her silence has been more damaging to her character, her publisher, and her future than the hiatus.
I wish her very well, and hope that this will be resolved soon.
I am one of the people that preordered the signed and sketched version of V1 HINABN last July and have still not received it. Every few months I email 4DE and inquire about a possible ETA and never got a date. Today I got another email from them which said :
"We will not be able to fill the remaining Hanna Signed/Sketched or Hanna Signed orders. We will be offering you a refund plus a free regular copy of Hanna V.1, or an exchange for store merchandise plus a free regular copy of Hanna V.1."
I wanna know if anyone else is stuck still waiting (apparently never to receive) the comic and if anyone else has received this info from 4DE.