So, with the 17th page of the 9th chapter uploaded, we close out the first ever volume of Semi-Auto Semla. But not without the mandatory bonus pictures, of course! Stay tuned to see them uploaded here on DevArt as well as on the Semla website. But man, what a ride it's been. We've gone from a simple interest check in Chapter 1 to a convoluted mess of interlocking plots and characters in just about a year and a half. And all thanks to all you readers and Patreons who've kept us going with praise and critique both - not to mention all that wonderful fan art. Thank you all so very much!
But as Kojima is want to say, the best is yet to come. Volume 2's script has already been finished and just awaits 's hands to put it to life. It will, in my opinion, overshadow the first volume by a mile. Volume 1 was, in many ways, merely a testbed for me to get a feel on how to write and how to juggle. Juggle characters, plots, logical flow and lewd all in one, that is. Volume 2, on the other hand, is a more complete product, building on the lessons learned from Volume 1 and putting them all into practice. You can look forward to gun fights, to more complicated plots and a tighter narrative flow. Not to mention a big tournament of martial artists at the tail end of it, of course! (And least I forget, a whole lot of lewdness )
However, before Volume 2 starts, there will be a bonus chapter released. One that, like the Christmas Special, is not mandatory reading and as such will be sold rather than published online (Free to Patreons, of course!). It will hopefully be the first of many in a series called Tales from Beistad. It will serve to flesh out the characters, provide extra insight into events or just plain be a bit of stupid fun on the part of and me (Imperial Beach Party, anyone? ). The first of these tales will be Lackadaisical Lady Lilja - the story of how exactly she ended up in the trunk of Francois' car way back in chapter 1.
So, as always, stay tuned