Operation: NEKO

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s a GAO?

Short answer: Someone with superpowers.

Long answer: Someone who was, or whose parents/grandparents/etc were, genetically manufactured to have super-human abilities. First generation GAOs (those who were manufactured) had their DNA tinkered with in the early embryonic stage. Second, third, and fourth (and so on) generation GAOs are their descendants, and they often develop powers similar to one or both parents’. It is possible for most classes to intermix genes, although sometimes some matches aren’t compatible and offspring don’t survive long. Some common GAO classes are: fliers (winged or not), healers, pyrokinetics, strongmen, various psychic classes, and illusionists.

What does it mean to be a “natural?”

“Natural” is a fancy way of saying “normal,” or, more specifically, “not genetically tampered with.” ((A GAO equality movement back in the early 2200’s made “natural” the politically correct way to say it.)) The term “natural” applies in the same way “psychic” or “aquakinetic” would apply to a GAO of that class.

What is the Organization?

See the Database

What is “Krysia”?

See the Database.

What is a “colony”?

No, seriously: look at the database.

This is nothing but angst and bloodshed! Where’s the romance?

I’d like to make it clear that this is not a romance comic. This is sci-fi adventure/drama. Why? Because I can’t write romance. That’s what it breaks down to. I’ll have romantic elements scattered throughout, but there’s a lot more angst than that can account for. So... Much… Angst…

Where’s the yaoi?

Not much hardcore yaoi, I know. This is more about the story than giving eye candy. That, and I’m not very good at drawing man-bits. Check my gallery to see if there’s anything of interest there.

Why are there so few women?

Because this is shounen ai and girls always get gypped in shounen ai.

Really, though, it’s because this is based in a very violent area. At the risk of sounding like an anti-progressive anti-feminist (I’m quite the opposite!), families prefer to stay shut tight in the colonies scattered about. The chaotic anarchy of the streets is tough for everyone. Males tend to wander a lot more often without any intention of being grounded. Most females might try it for a few years, but many return home once their taste for adventure is satisfied. There are, of course, exceptions. Like Liz and Reina.

What's with all the belly button shirts?

I have a belly button fetish.


My excuse is that the current fashion of the time involves bare midriffs for both males and females.

I don’t like [insert character name here]. Could you have some really nasty stuff happen to him/her?

Um… No. It’s not that I don’t love torturing my characters, because I do. But I have plans for each and every one of these guys, and I’m not about to do anything traumatic until they’ve served their evil purpose.

What happens next?

No! NO NO NO NONONONO!!!! I will NOT reveal any plot details ahead of time (unless it’s in the form of artwork). Don’t ask me to, and I won’t be sent into seizures induced by frustration.

Why don't you update more often?

I hate answering this one. The truth is that I just don't have the time. This is a hobby for me, ensconched between classes, various other projects, and sleep. Yeah, I know. Same old excuse you see everywhere else.

The fact is that each page takes me 6-8 hours from start to finish anyway. Yes, I know the plot moves slowly. I know. But I just can't do more than two pages a week with my current courseload.

Why are the panels backwards?

That is another question that I'm uncomfortable with. When I started the comic, I was faced with the decision of whether to make it "authentic" by making it read right-to-left like a Japanese manga, or to do it the Western way. I chose the right-to-left option. In all honesty, there are times I regret that, but it's far too late now to change it.

Hey, this looks/sounds like…

I give Sublunary the credit for the inspiration, showing me that shounen ai and sci-fi do indeed work together. I was appalled by how similar the original plot looked. I am not trying to be a copy-cat!

I solemnly swear that similarities to any other comics/books/movies are coincidental, and are simply a case of great minds thinking alike. If this comic seems like plagiarism, please please don’t sue me. I’m a college student, and, therefore, broke. Email me and we’ll get it straightened out.

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