Hi everyone. I really hate to say this, but it appears some terrible news has just spread regarding the full release of ~Freudenstachel~. According to Isemiya's long-awated blog update (translated), it appears as if RKSF has been delayed once again. How long? Well, I'm not exactly sure how long they plan to delay it this time, but it will probably be up to December 2010 (Winter Comiket 79) or even worse: August 2011 (Summer Comiket 80).
Hey everyone. It's your old pal Letty, here with a much-needed update to Schwer and Schwer Alike about some things that have been going on and need to be addressed. I apologize for my long absence, and while I won't be around as prevalently as I was, I'll be here more often to say and do what needs to be done and face Grollschwert consequences.
First of all, I haven't forgotten about the art contest. It didn't work out as I had planned, so instead of the original resolution, everyone who participated will be receiving a special gift courtesy of Schwer and Schwer Alike with a special prize being awarded to the "winner" as chosen by our glorious panel of judges. I hope this is an outcome that will benefit everyone.
Second, it seems there have been some issues involving our English RKS Wiki, mostly in the realm of argumentative debate (see past comments), so in order to ease tensions and get some accurate information, I will be making an attempt to interview [erka:es] some time in the future, asking them questions about the story of RKS, behind-the-scenes stuff, and the future of RKS Forever... err, Freudenstachel. This will help greatly improve the accuracy of the original RKS script and help us better understand the world of RKS.
Finally, because I'm trying to get back into honing my own writing skills, I will be authoring a fan novelization of Rosenkreuzstilette -Grollschwert-. It is not to be considered canon, of course, and will feature a re-telling of Grolla's journey to both battle the forces of the Holy Empire and stop Iris from beginning her reign of terror. The novelization will most likely be done in light novel format, complete with a small collection of illustrations. It is a project I am very much looking forward to working on, and it should be completed at some point before the holiday season.
That's all for this update. I'll be back at a later time to address some other things. If you have any questions for [erka:es], please include them in the comments, and I will do my best to compile the best ones. I want everything involving our RKS community to get better, and hopefully, this will be the first start. Thanks.