Hello there! I'm Kuromaru, but you can call me Kuru. I sometimes write stories about stuff.
UPDATE: Got something special planned for my novels soon-ish. Stay tuned...
UPDATE 2: If anyone's wondering why I'm not participating in this year's contest, there are a multitude of reasons, the biggest of which is that I'm currently recovering from a life-changing operation and am finally able to live my life (relatively) stress-free. The last thing I need RN is the inevitable drama that the contest always brings with it.
May 10, 2023
"HF kinda fell off" is an understatement, LMAO.
Dec 28, 2022
Ah, it seems that the other chapters have disappeared. Are you planning to rewrite OsananaV or something, or is it going to disappear now that the contest is over? :3
Dec 28, 2022
Didn't get a new chapter out this Christmas. RIP. :(
Dec 09, 2022
It's only been 5 days. 🤫
Dec 08, 2022
I don't think that there will be much more, if any, chapters released this year (I want to release one on Christmas because it would be thematically relevant, but IDK if I'll get an opportunity to do so). Hopefully there will be more progress next year... ^^;
Dec 08, 2022
Happy one-year-anniversary to The Gift That Keeps On Grieving! :D
...I *think* that this chapter is one of the weakest ones so far, although maybe I'm just not used to writing for Gift. It's been over half a year since the last chapter, and it's kinda hard for me to get into Merry's headspace after so long. ^^;
As for *why* it's taken so long to release new chapters, the simple answer is that I've been very busy this year. Hopefully, I'll be able to release more chapters next year, although I wouldn't hold my breath. On a more positive note, I'd say that Gift is about 50% completed, according to the (very rough) estimate in my head. So yeah, maybe I'll actually be able to finish it in another two years, LMFAO. 🤞
Oct 31, 2022
Surprise! It's not dead! :D
Oct 30, 2022
Oh, love me, mister! Oh, mister!
Yume janainara kikasete!
Nee mister, mou mister!
Jirasareru hodo setsunai!
Omoi dake ga abaredasu,
Sono shisen ni make sou ni naru!
Futari dake no abunai game,
Love is War, Love is War, Love is War!
Oct 16, 2022
No problem! :)
Loving the new cover art BTW. :3
Oct 15, 2022
Finally finished! :D
Overall, Magical Knight Lune XY was a very nice, wholesome read. Love the romance between Daniel and Jack, and Red is always a delight whenever she shows up. :3
This is quite possibly my favorite novel in the contest that I've read so far (it's definitely in my top 3 anyway). Good luck, Megazone! You have my full support! ;3
Oct 05, 2022
Seems that we're entering the final... confrontation? Although I could just as easily imagine Lune and Red just sitting down and having a chat instead.
Aug 31, 2022
I'm not quite sure what you're referring to I'm afraid. Are you referring to when I —for example— do this? Looking over this chapter, I can't find any instance where I surrounded anything with two em dashes, although according to the internet (which admittedly isn't always the most reliable source), spaces between em dashes is purely optional.
"An em dash is usually written without spaces on either side, although some style guides do recommend using spaces. When in doubt, opt for no spaces, and make sure you’re consistent throughout your text, whatever you choose." - Some website, LOL
Aug 25, 2022
Thanks for the continued readership. I probably would've dropped this novel ages ago, LOL. ;P
I definitely wouldn't be mad if Kodansha adapted CCC into a 4koma manga. Wink, wink. (Please hire me, Kodansha. I'm desperate. )
Aug 25, 2022
Well, the story had to end eventually (what with the contest deadline an' all, LOL), so it only felt natural to end it at a point where the two leads got their happy ending. :P