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Dinner Ditz (short story)

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    This is the thread for discussion of the short story Dinner Ditz, part 1 of which released in Issue #009 of Sparkler Monthly. Part 2 (the conclusion!) will be released in our May issue. Spoilers are expected, so beware!

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    Wow, that was really cute and super super manga-esque, like, in every way!


    I absolutely loved this.. the story is shining because of the absolutely loveable characters – all of them are really attaching. The art is beautiful and very expressive and unique. I realized only a while after finishing reading that it is actually a stand-alone short story – it came to life so completely that I was about to write “I can’t wait for the next chapter” – I would like to know more about how things turn out for all of them. And Lottie Dottie? I think it’s the most adorable name ever.. ^_____^

    Lianne Sentar

    @Tacto – Actually, it’s a two-part short story! So next month you’ll get another chapter (the conclusion).

    I think I literally giggled and clapped my hands when I saw the name “Lottie Dottie” for the first time. Adorbs~! XD


    :D :D :D This is perfect in so many ways! ^____^


    This is such a cute story. I love the theme that’s wrapped around it. I felt so bad at the end when Lottie still couldn’t enjoy her time in the kitchen T-T.


    I really like the art style a lot. It’s very distinctive and I really like how expressive the characters are. I also like the storyline, I want to find out why Lottie (I love her nickname too) doesn’t like cooking. I also like characters who have children, we don’t see that a lot. Maybe it something we see more often in Josei but I’m thrilled by it. I can’t wait for the second half.


    I like to see a characters with kids and family and I like that Peregrine is trying to cook for her, although she seem’s sad at the end but I still think it’s really cute! I want to see the next chapter


    I just finished this! So cute! The ending is very satisfying and adorable… Go check it out <3


    This is such a jem.. *__* Wonderful, light and touching story and I am just absolutely in love with the art as well – simple yet very stylish and so expressive..
    This is my favorite short comic in a long time – I hope we’ll get more stories from Alexis! :D


    Thanks for your great responses, folks! We were all super happy with how this story came out, and we’re definitely hoping to work more with Alexis in the future. ;-) Stay tuned!


    This is such a unique art and I love the gentle way it eases me into the character’s life. I love parent-to-child josei manga so this was a welcoming surprise. My fave part of the artwork is how characters gesture and there’s a sense of movement in everyone. Peregrine is such a charming dad and the way his situation is tackled, is done well!

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