Ahhh I definitely need to do a proper read n review myself...didn't really respond last time! =(
It has become almost physically painful for me to read my own contribution (am looking at it now for the first time since the 'zine was published!), so am glad you liked it. <3 ...and as a result of only reading it now, I'm only now noticing that the ending was cut off. Was that deliberate? I don't think I had anything inappropriate in there...
Ahh, I'm so sorry, Thorn, that was completely my bad! D: I must have made a mistake when inserting the text. I just fixed it, so the ending should be complete now. My apologies!
Please everyone, if you've already read Thorn's story, go back and re-read the ending as it was intended! You missed out on a few lovely lines!
(Of course, Thorn, feel free to post the ending here too if you want to! I guess that's more convenient that opening the whole file again to read there, but I've fixed it for future readers anyway!)
EDIT: Killix, I'm investigating the quality loss thing... at first I didn't see it and I thought it looked fine to me, but then I noticed it especially on gradients? Those do look weirdly pixelated... the problem is I don't know why. It doesn't look that way on the original file you sent me, and that's exactly what I used. I'll fix it if I can, I'm sorry about that!
So, I've been trying to fix the quality on Killix's scavenger hunt, but if anything, I feel like I'm making it worse XD; So in the meantime, here's a link to the original image in all its glory, beautiful and crisp! www.jadephoenix.org/marvir/extra/zeereozonehunt.png
Haha I am glad the ending makes sense and makes it feel complete, Killix! I can't believe I left it like that, ending so abruptly, for so long...I am sorry, little story! I should have at least made sure you were doing okay before I ignored you like a bad storymother.
Oh and Killix! I decided to start poking at your treasure hunt a bit before bed...
As always, title page makes me smile. Aww, tiny lil' Dion! <3
I really enjoyed the comic (I love that Scip is the one who encourages the puzzle solving, just like in the game! Also the art is just super cute, with clear symbols like Itzel's stars to let us know who is who.)
And Scip and Dion's little interaction right at the end...awww. Such potential! Makes me wish I'd had them interact more in-game.
Just as good the third time! It was so nice to see something of the relationship between Aquilian and Meallan. <3 And Meallan looks so happy in this tranquil piece of art! Ahhh...maybe in future, he will get to be this happy again.
I think it'll take me a good while to find all the things listed at the bottom, but I keep seeing other cool new things all the time. Which is exactly how this kind of puzzle should be, so yay! (Today I have decided the snail is actually not my fave- rather, tea party mouse with the hat is!)
(So far I've found: three books, one lollipop, and one egg.)
I didn't realise there were only four entries in the end...guess that's everyone then! Thanks for sharing, peeps! =D