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Pg. 5: Bells Will Be Ringing


Toshi gives Markesha a harsh reminder about how they’ve both ended up with new jobs.

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As a freelance writer, Toshi has to juggle multiple projects at once in order to make ends meet. The process hasn’t changed much over the 200 years since the Withering. A job prompt is taken and Toshi and client agree on a fair price per word, and final word count target. From there Toshi writes up an outline of the project, which is given to the client for review and sent back to Toshi. Once Toshi has an approved outline he sets to work getting the first draft done, then it goes through an edit phase on his end. Second drafts are sent to the client. In a good situation Toshi doesn’t have to do much else, and the check is cut. However, life is never that fair. The review process is usually a long and arduous process with multiple revision passes before the client is happy. When Toshi has demanding clients with a hard deadline, his hermit-like nature goes to an extreme. Disturbances of any kind can make Markesha’s father a grumpy bear when he’s neck deep in deadlines.

From the Official Kamikaze Wiki Entry: “Toshi’s Writing Process”


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  • Rateus

    Talk to the curtains ‘cos the Dad ‘aint listening.

  • Ebonbolt

    And don’t mind us, we’re just talking about you behind your back (right behind your back).

  • Rateus

    Plus he’s a blind guy in a comic so I can only assume he has some sort of hidden Daredevil-esque super power ;-p

  • Ebonbolt

    I was referring to the fact that they were making comments about Markesha literally ten feet behind her.