General mini-post 3

This is my third update on what I am doing. A few days ago, I released episode 28 of Innocence Seekers: April Light, and I will begin episode 29 soon, health permitting. In the mean time, I’ve been considering some of the differences between the world of Innocence Seekers and our world.

Three days ago, I posted the latest episode of Innocence Seekers: April Light. Lately, my pace has slowed, largely due to a combination of writers’ block, health issues and technical issues. It is for similar reasons that I’ve temporarily stopped programming (although, now that my technical issues seem to have been fixed, I may restart programming in the immediate future). With that said, I hope to have the third chapter complete by October, although I cannot make any promises.

In the mean time, I’ll mention some of the differences between our world and the world of Innocence Seekers. It should be obvious that Innocence Seekers, being science fantasy, is not set in our universe. However, there is still an Earth, and there are many parallels between our world and Innocence Seekers (for example, there is a World War I and II in Innocence Seekers), and the two largely follow similar timelines up until Innocence Seekers: The Black Rose (at which point many things change drastically, especially after 2009). Like in our world, English has become the dominant language of Earth, and one of the official languages of the Federation of Four Earths, but the English in Innocence Seekers differs quite a fair bit from our English.

For this analysis of the differences, I will use two orthographies. One being our own orthography for English, while the other is partially based on Blylandic orthography. While the English of Innocence Seekers did go through a vowel shift, it wasn’t as extensive as in our own world (think 1600, not 2000). It also retained cases, gender and a T-V distinction. I won’t elaborate on everything, but I’ll list a few examples below:

Definite article (masc., fem., neut., pl., native orthography):

  • Nominative: þe, þi, þat, þo
  • Accusative: þon, þai, þat, þo
  • Genitive: þas, þer, þas, þore
  • Dative: þem, þer, þem, þom

Definite article (masc., fem., neut., pl., our orthography):

  • Nominative: the, thee, that, tho
  • Accusative: thone, thy, that, tho
  • Genitive: thas, thear, thas, thore
  • Dative: theam, thear, theam, thome

Stressed forms lengthen the /i/, /e/ and /o/, but not the /a/.

Note that tho did exist in our language as a plural article, but it is obsolete.

Cardinal numeral one (masc., fem., neut., pl., native orthography):

  • Nominative: oun, oun, oun, oune
  • Accusative: ounen, oun, oun, oune
  • Genitive: ouns, ouner, ouns, ounre
  • Dative: ounem, ouner, ounem, ounem

The indefinite article is an, declined identically.

Cardinal numeral two (masc., fem., neut., native orthography):

  • Nominative/Accusative: twain, twou, tau
  • Genitive: twaire
  • Dative: tweim

Cardinal numeral three (native orthography):

  • Nominative/Accusative: þrii
  • Genitive: þriire
  • Dative: þrim

Other numerals simply form their genitives and datives with -re and -(e)m, respectively.

  • 4: fjuur
  • 5: faiv
  • 6: six
  • 7: seven
  • 8: eit
  • 9: nain
  • 10: tiin


  • Infinitive: wesen
  • Present indicative: am, art, is, saind
  • Present subjunctive: sai, sain
  • Past indicative: was, wast, was, weiren
  • Past subjunctive: weire, weiren
  • Imperative: wes, weseþ
  • Participles: wesende, weren

That’ll be it with regards to Innocence Seekers.

Anyway, what I noticed about the anime adaptation of Comic Girls is that some of the chapters are adapted out of order (1: 1, 2, 3; 2: 7, 4; 3: 5, 6, 8; 4: 9, 16, 20), and for the chapters that are adapted, some bits are cut out:

  • Episode 3A: The part where Ruki admires one of her photos of Kaoruko (and Tsubasa commenting on it) was cut out.
  • Episode 3B: The adaptation of chapter 8 entirely cut out Koyume’s part (namely, she won’t eat anything that isn’t sweet), and also cut out the parts where the girls inspect their new lunches before heading to school (and the bit where Kaoruko collapses again, this time at the prospect of a group bath).
  • Episode 4A: Due to the nature of how chapter 16 was adapted, the part where Tsubasa leads Koyume (who was carrying tea) away from the computer was cut out. In addition, the part where Tsubasa explains how Ruki initially had trouble using her phone was cut out.

Other relevant details:

  • Episode 2B: While adapting chapter 4, it also has elements of chapters 15 (which introduced Nijino) and 17 (which introduced Nyaos).
  • Episode 4B: The montage of the girls performing activities in July included part of chapter 22. Additionally, when Ruki is imagining people taking her during the signing event and tying her up, one of the people in the crowd says “Big Boobies Himeko is the worst!” (爆乳♥姫子サイテー!). In the manga, the line was “Sis is the worst!” (お姉ちゃんサイテー!), which, incidentally, was actually said in chapter 40 after Miki (Ruki’s younger sister) found out from Tsubasa that Ruki drew lewd manga.
  • Overall: I feel that the adaptation is doing one month per episode (episode 1 was set in April, 2 was set in late April/early May, 3 was set in early June, 4 was set in late June/July). At that rate, we may see Kaoruko’s birthday (April 1) at the end of the anime.

And about the computer Ruki bought:

  • This appears to be an older-style mid-tower case, with a side intake. However, the placement of said intake is questionable, since it would push air to the top-mounted power supply, rather than the video card.
  • As befitting an older style, the computer has a serial port and a parallel port. It also comes with a PS/2 connector (not used), six USB ports (3 used), an Ethernet connector (used), 7.1 channel audio connectors (not used) and some ports I don’t recognise.
  • The video card itself is an older model; it has two VGA connectors (one used) and a DVI connector.
  • Front I/O consists of two USB ports, headphone and microphone connectors, a power button and LED and a drive activity LED (rather than a symbol, it is marked with “HDD”). I don’t see a reset button.
  • An optical drive is present.
  • The peripherals are a keyboard, a mouse and a tablet.
  • However, the computer appears to run something similar to Windows 10 (I should mention Kaoruko’s “Rintiq” runs something similar as well).

And finally, the third set of four-panel strips:

That’ll be all for now.