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It is here! The final page of Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3! It has literally taken over a year to get this done, part because of my own procrastination , and partly because of life. As much as I would love to be working on this full time, life and being able to eat and pay bills comes first.

Working on this chapter has been an amazing journey! I want to give a special shout out to everyone who follows my efforts, and those who encouraged me along the way.

No more sappy shit, lets get to the last page of Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3!

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And there it is! With this chapter 3 is officially done! Now I get to tweak some stuff, and upload it to the few sites that I personally post it at… and then other sites steal those and post them in other places, but I don’t really have a problem with that, more exposure is better!

So for the last time in chapter 3, here is how you can talk to me!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

You can also donate to my art on Patreon
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Umedyn

Onto the next chapter! So much to do, so little time!

-Umedyn

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This took longer than anticipated… This is because my mood took a nosedive during the weekend, sleeping for nearly all day, schoolwork and other life stuff getting in the way. Despite all that, I still got the page finished, just one more page to go before the chapter is finished!

This chapter has taken WAY too much time to finish, and that is because I am a lazy asshole who keeps hitting slumps in my mood, creative blocks and horrible bouts of procrastination. This chapter should have been finished sometime last year. Still, it is almost over, then I have some remodeling to do with the site, some restructure of the story, and Chapter 4 is going to be a really heavy chapter that is going to push some people’s buttons, and go into some dark territory.

Anyway, enough of the ramblings, onto the page!

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Anything that really needs to be said was done before the page, so I’ll just give my usual contact information and move on.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

You can also donate to my art on Patreon
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Umedyn

See you next time when I finish this chapter!

-Umedyn

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Inside OuT: A Yuri Tale vol 3 page 143 – By The Yuri Canon

Read from the beginning on Tapastic

Character profiles page  Character relationship chart

check my gay links page for ways to support me, from patreon to my other social media pages. 

Sorry about the late posting this page here, I’ve been so busy with working on Another Tale and other stuff that I completely forgot to update here, at least It is that late… *nervously looks at the clock* 

Well enjoy, I hope to have Another Tale sketched up sometime soon, just finished sketching page 10, I think there might be 2-3 more pages and then I can get to inking and toning. 

Thanks everyone for your support retweeting and spreading the word for the new series.  I really hope people will enjoy it. 

Kat

Read the newest page on Tapas now. 

Sub for Another Tale and get notified the moment the first part is released (I’m hoping for this month or early next month)

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If you are looking at this, then you know the next page is here! I’ve been keeping to my schedule of working on Kokoro No Kinu between my Tuesday and Thursday classes, but that feels really slow for me, at this point I’m only releasing a page a week, which is fine, I guess, but I really wish I could be doing more on this end.

The problem is that between this and classes, I really don’t have much else that fits the theme of this “blog” (shudders, I hate that word). I watch a lot of good anime that is out this season (Like Yuri Camp, Marchen Madchen, Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san, Takunomi, Slow Start, and of course Citrus) and I’m engrossed in some really good shows (Star Trek Discovery, The Orville (Which just ended it’s first season in December), and Marvel’s Runaways (LOVED the comic, even more enthusiastic with the show, especially what they did with Nico and Karolina!) As well as way too many comics and books to name. There are already a lot of great reviewers who would do, and are doing, a better job then me, so I feel that area isn’t really right for me. Either way, I’ve complained long enough, let’s get onto the main event!

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I think I talked enough above, that I really don’t have much else to mention, so I’ll do the usual and be off.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

You can also donate to my art on Patreon
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Umedyn

See you all next time,

-Umedyn

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Before I even begin, let me just say that I am not a yuri expert, nor a professional reviewer or media analyst. I’m not trying to say that my words should be taken as law, or that you shouldn’t have your opinion. I’m simply a romantic with a particular obsession for yuri/GL media, Citrus being one of my favorite series (I’ve read every chapter to date and own every published volume.) My intention with this is merely to educate based on my knowledge of the Manga, and explain why the first episode is not what truly defines Citrus. I will do my best to show this with spoiler free (minus ep 1 of course) information. Thank you in advanced for your time.

Just in case you somehow haven’t heard of this series, allow me to give a general synopsis. Yuzu is a fashionable gal who must suddenly move to a new city after her mom remarried. She therefore must start at a new school, which as luck may have it, turns out to be an all girl’s school. It’s there that she meets the strict and cold student council president, Mei, and their first meeting is rather intense to say the least. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Yuzu returns home to find out that Mei is her new step sister and being forced to live so closely together makes their already tense relationship that much more confusing.

Let me also say now, if you have a problem with relationships between step sisters who haven’t even grown up together and have just met, then I would say this show might not be for you. If you can understand that this is not really incest and more so is fiction anyway, then please continue.

The first episode adapts the first manga chapter and bits of the second and quite well I might add. It was generally well received by fellow manga readers as well as some other yuri fans new to the series, which was nice to see. However, there have also been a fair share of viewers new to the series, that were kind of turned off or turned away due to either the psuedo-incest plot or more so, the aggressive behaviors by Mei against Yuzu in two scenes. Slight spoilers of episode 1 ahead.

In the first scene, Which is also Mei and Yuzu’s first meeting, Mei gropes Yuzu, in an effort to take her phone from her pocket. In the second scene, and arguably the more controversial one, Mei forcibly kisses Yuzu, ultimately stealing her first kiss.

Let me be clear, this is assault. I’m not denying it nor condoning it. This isn’t normally acceptable behavior and should be tolerated in most cases and despite how it seems now, Yuzu does not. She does push back in future incidents and makes it known she doesn’t like it. HOWEVER, with that said, I would never call it lesbian rape nor say Mei is abusive and that their relationship would be toxic. This just isn’t the case. I can say this confidently because I’ve seen the future (read the manga).

There are very specific reasons as to why Mei acts this aggressive, one of which will be revealed in the episode later today and was hinted at in the first if you paid close attention to a certain other moment of assault people seem to be ignoring in comparison. Also, all of these moments of assault are very isolated events and is not commonplace, especially as the story progresses. To put it simply, Mei and Yuzu’s budding relationship isn’t toxic and the story isn’t hentai as it may appear going off of this first episode alone. Rather, it’s complicated.

Mei has trauma. She’s damaged and has no idea what it means to have a relationship not driven by aggression. Yuzu however, is about to change her entire perspective and by the end of this season, you will hardly believe they are the same characters and that its the same story, especially on Mei’s part. If you go even further and catch up to the Manga, you might find yourself missing some of the moments some may be taking for granted now.

Ultimately, its your decision on whether to continue the series or not and I’m not asking you to watch if you hate it or its not your thing. What I am asking, especially to those who have already dropped it in pretense of it being ecchi fanservice or for romanticizing assault and toxic relationships, is to please give it a couple more episodes. The three episode rule is especially important in this series because quite a bit is explained over the next couple of episodes. Granted, the best explanation will come mid series, but still, give it the 3 episodes. If you find you’re still not feeling it after that, then you may leave it behind you. However, those brave enough to stick it out, I promise you, IT GETS BETTER! It’s good now, but it’s going to get so much better and so much sweeter, that you will come to see why it’s such a widely popular and beloved manga, especially in the realm of yuri. I know I probably can’t change the minds of the masses, but if I can at least be another voice vouching for the series I love, and sway even a few people, then I’ll be satisfied.

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Hope Everyone had a Happy New Year!

After a week of Muse (What I call artistic drive) Burnout, I hunkered down last night and worked until 4 A.M. to make this next page, then slept for about half a day. I took a break over the holiday season, and couldn’t work back up the motivation or vision to start on this page. It was pretty frustrating.

I tried to start a few times, but as soon as I picked up  my pencil and made a few lines, the drive to do anything just went out on me. It’s a very disheartening feeling, wanting to do something, but your mind just shuts down as soon as you try to start. The creative wall is a hard thing to overcome, even if you want to do it.

No one really wants to hear about my complaining, so let’s get to the page! Also, check under the page for a little trivia quiz… and a (very) small prize for the person who gets it right!

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Okay, so if you’re still reading, then you’re interested in this small trivia quiz, and the (might I stress VERY small prize) that comes along with it.

As you can tell, Tomoko likes to drink beer… a specific type of beer in fact. The questions are:

1) Can you tell what the beer she is drinking is based off of?

2) Can you tell what City Tomoko and Hitomi live in? Here is a hint: They live in the prefecture the beer is crafted in, as for the city, well:

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(yes, I made this in RPG Maker)

If you know the answer, please say it in the comments! First one to answer wins.

The winner will receive a custom made art scan by myself (see, I told you it was small) of what ever you want (you can see my Gallery to get a sense of what kind of work I can do, and I will work my very best to make what you ask for (within my limits of course). I know it seems like a small thing, but I thought of it while drawing the page, and I thought it would be fun to do.

Until then, you can always reach, and follow, me in these ways:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

You can also donate to my art on Patreon
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Umedyn

Good luck on the trivia quiz (if you want, that is!),

-Umedyn

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yuri-manga-insideout:

Yuri Tale Inside OuT Vol 3 Page 137

Read from the beginning on Tumblr

Lost, check the Character Profile page or Character relationship page. 

Help me continue to create more stories, art and other gayness, Pledge to my Patreon to get early access to new pages or donate to my Ko-fi. 

Well, 2017 is nearly at an end, which also means that it is the 9th anniversary for Inside OuT. Dec 28th of 2008 I started this series and it is hard to believe but i’ve been able to keep going at it for 9 years now. I may only be able to get a page or so done a week, but I’ll continue to plug along and am glad to see so many enjoying this little series. 

With 2018 I hope to increase productivity, thanks to the support of my patrons and other donations. This new computer has proven to be very handle to help with my medical issues. I plan to try to learn more Google Sketch up and other programs that might help me continue even when my health declines. I’ll continue as long as I’m physically able to do so. 

Next year I have a new Relationship chart to be posted along with even more Character Profile pages, most already on Patreon and discord, with plans for even more. I have a side story in the works along with a lot more planned for Inside OuT itself. Here is hoping 2018 is another productive year. 

Thanks for all your support. 

Kat

Another year is soon to come to a close. I hope you all have a good New Years and keep warm. See you all in 2018.

Next page of Inside OuT is up on Tapastic. 

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Happy Holidays!

I hope you all are enjoying your holidays, what ever you celebrate!

The next page, as you can read, is finished! I’ve been on a roll lately, making a page every 3 days or so. I know this pace can’t last, so I’m making the most of it while I can. It’s been a bit of a tax on my system, but I’m working hard.

For all of you that have never asked “Hey, what music have you been listening to while working on these pages?” I’ve been listening to “A Very Scary Solstice” and “An Even Scarier Solstice” By the H.P.L. Historical Society. The albums are a collection of parody holiday carols and music that are all in the themes from the Lovecraft mythos. If you’re a fan of HP Lovecraft, or just a fan of parody music, these are perfect for the season.

Please note: This is not a promotion of any kind, I didn’t get paid to say this (I wish I was) I just love the music.

Before I get into anything else, let’s give you what you came here for: The next page!

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You may or may not might remember that my New Years resolution for 2017 was to try and make at least one post a week. I know I’ve not held strictly to that, but I’ve also had a catch-up week or two where I made up for the weeks that I didn’t post anything. To be honest, I haven’t looked at the stats for this year, but I’m sure on some front I’ve failed.

Still, I’m trying to keep up to it the best I can. I know I’ve accomplished at least half of what I set out to do (which is often the case when working on projects) and even though that would be a failing grade in school, I would call it a win.

That may not seem like much, but consider what I do post. All of my posts are centered around a project, or my comic. I don’t do reviews (a lot more, and better, people already do that), I don’t create fan art (for personal reasons) and I rarely post “my thoughts” essays, you can easily look at my twitter for my thoughts on a lot of stuff, even though I’ll post some thoughts or updates around the pages of my comic, the pages are always the center of the attention.

This means that every post I make has to have creative substance to it. This doesn’t mean I think other people who post essays or reviews or fan art are bad. Of course not, quite the opposite. Everyone has their method and reasons to do things, (hell, I get the lists for what shows I should watch each season from reviewers, especially which ones have yuri!) and if it works for them, perfect. It’s just not my style.

But enough of my rambling thoughts, I have more pages to work on! If you want to hear any more of my ramblings (I have no idea why you would) you can follow me in these various ways:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

You can also donate to my art on Patreon
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Umedyn

Back to work on the next page!

-Umedyn

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theyuricanon:

Nearly finished next page of my Yuri tale Inside OuT. Might get this done before the deadline afterall.
Read Inside out @ http://tapas.I/series/Yuri-Tale–Inside-OuT

Ok I know. I reblogged this comic already, but this character is my fav character. I just thought that was important to mention. Thank you. Now go read it. 

Thank you so much. I’m so happy people are enjoying Setsuko’s story and character in general. I really wanted to incorporate a more gender neutral character that is struggling with their identity while still coming across as this cool, level headed character. Setsuko has quickly become one of the most popular characters in Inside OuT, there has been some negative people not liking a trans character having so much story time, but those people forget that Inside OuT is the story of self discovery and Gender identity more than it is a yuri romance. 

Thank you all of you who support and told me how much you like Setsuko because I’ve wanted to go deeper into their character and now that the Ace storyline has settled I’ll be returning to more about their past. 

Look forward to more about Setsuko and the rest of the cast on Tapastic. I’ll try to update every week, depending on my health. I post more of my story ideas, plans and WIP on Patreon.  

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If you can read titles, then you can obviously tell that the next page of Kokoro No Kinu is up! I’m doing great on my schedule (at least after that first week of announcing it, but let’s not dwell in the past) and I’m showing no signs of stopping!

I really don’t know what else to add, so let’s just get to the page!

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As you can see, this page had no real dialogue, so I could finish it faster. I also think dialogue would have taken away from the scene itself. Nothing needs to be said, all of it can be interpreted in the body language and actions.

I believe that is a very important skill when making anything visual, show don’t tell. If you can pull something off with looks and body language, or even just how a scene is shot or shown, do it instead of telling us about it. I hope I do it right. I’d like to think I get get expressions and complex emotions off without having to spell them out.

Either way, if you want to tell me if I do a horrible job of it, or any other concerns, you can tell (and follow) me in the various ways below!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

You can also donate to my art on Patreon
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Umedyn

I’m going to keep this page train rolling! Hopefully the next one will be up in a few days!

-Umedyn

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