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FAQ (Updated: 9/13/13)

What is NLMO?
NLMO is short for Nine Lives Minus One, which is a manga-webcomic produced by Firefly-Raye/Raye/Rachel (whatever you'd like to call me, those are all of my names).

How do you do your pages?
I first sketch out the pages. Then I ink it with some non-smearing black pen-thing. I then scan it in and tone it in Photoshop CS6, using many layers.

Can you teach me how to draw/tone/etc.?
Yes. Email me at and I'll help you anyway I can.

Why do your characters have four ears? Is it intentional?
Is it really that uncommon for a character to have catears and human ears? I know of a few characters that have four sets of ears (such as Meroko from Full Moon wo Sagashite, or Dejiko and Puchiko from Di Gi Charat). Yes, it is intentional that they have human ears and cat ears. Please don't be so nit-picky!

Why can't you update faster?!?!
Because, I have school, and school=tons of homework so I can't have a life. It's really hard for me to find the time to work on the pages (especially since they're so time consuming). But don't worry, I will update when time presents itself!

Why are there so many animal-characters?
The animal-people are the central part of the story. There's not many of them, actually, but they band together, and this includes Maemi. There are many humans in the story too, such as Leiko, Nami, Maemi's teacher, all the kids at Maemi's school, etc. The story just isn't focused on humans.

Will we ever find out why (character name) has animal ears and tail?
Yes. Yes you will. Not until MUCH later though. This story is long. It's a three book long story, and I'm still on the second book. And you won't find out until the last couple chapters of the last book. I just need to pick up pace. ^^;

Does this story have a plot at all?
Yes, it's just very slow. This manga is meant to be a long-term project, so the plot spans over three books (five chapters per book). If you want something more fast paced, this is not the manga for you. But I'd be disappointed to lose you as a reader. :(

Are (insert character 1) and (insert character 2) going to end up together?
Well... this is partially a romance manga, so the possibility is great. :3 I haven't quite got all of the ideas out yet, but it's safe to say that two pairs of people will get together. <3

I get that this is a romance and humor manga, but you said there would be angst... where's the angst?
Trust me, by the the end of the second book, you'll understand why it's marked as angst as well.

I see that you're on "book two" right now. How many books are there?
There are three books total with five chapters in each book.

Do you have any other mangas?
Yes I do. I have one other online manga called Graph Paper, which can be found by clicking this link. It's in COLOR! D:

What's with all the grammer/spelling mistakes?
Okay, I admit it, I suck with spelling/grammar. @__@ If you kindly point it out to me (and I mean kindly!) I'll fix it... if I remember to. XD

This manga reminds me of (insert manga)/This character reminds me of (insert character). Copycat!
Eep! Don't accuse me! I'm innocent! >__<;; But seriously, I understand a character may resemble another one you know. I've read MUCH manga, so of course I'm going to incorporate characteristics I like into this! But I'm really trying hard to NOT copy. So please don't say I am!

Where can I send you fanart of your manga?
Ooo! Fanart? For me? You can email it to me at I can't wait to see it! *o* *loves fanart to death*

This manga is sooo cool! Will you ever publish it?
It's very doubtful that I'll ever publish this particular series. First of all, it took me THREE years to complete the first book of THREE. That means that if I did publish, it would be slooowww. Plus, the first several chapters of this manga are kind of gross-looking, so I'd have to redo those too. Such a hassle! I would LOVE to have this as a published series but... probably not. Too much work, too much of a hassle. Thank you for the compliment though!

If you have any other questions, just ask me!!

Ch 5 Page 9

August 3rd, 2007, 8:14 pm

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Author's Comments:

Reply firefly376, August 3rd, 2007, 8:20 pm

Oh my goodness! D: I can't believe it's been a month since I've lasted updated this thing! DX
Sooooo sorry for the long wait!

But here we are! New pages!

Just a few notes (about Yoko): Two things. One, yes her eyes are different colors; it's not a mistake or anything. Two, Yoko is nice. She really is. She seems so pissy in these pages, but really she's just very protective of Mareo (they're best buds). So when Mareo is threatened... she gets a little crazy. XD
But seriously, she is nice. Just not right this second. ^^;

Enjoy the new pages!

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User's Comments:

Reply manekochan, August 3rd, 2007, 8:39 pm

Hee hee hee. ^_^ How cute. ^_^

Reply NikkiFM, August 3rd, 2007, 9:10 pm

Aw, I love the last three panels!
so cute!

Reply NicoleLover2, August 3rd, 2007, 10:18 pm

?_? How did he steal Maemi?

Reply Princess of Donutland, August 3rd, 2007, 10:42 pm

The last three panels FTW > w <~
that's awesome > w <~
I wonder what else he took~
must be a raven or a crow, gotta have shiny and pretty things > w <~

Reply firefly376, August 3rd, 2007, 11:20 pm

To Manekochan: Thanks! :D

To NikkiFM: Thank you! X3 Those were fun to write out.

To NicoleLover2: Who knows, he's a kleptomaniac. *shrugs* X3

To Princess of Donutland: Thank you so much! :D And he probably was some raven/crow in some other life... it makes sense. D:

Reply mellyface, August 4th, 2007, 2:31 pm

"and maemi"

Reply Dread VanDread, August 4th, 2007, 3:39 pm

-spit take- ahaha and Maaemi... lol wat a klepto hee hee

Reply lePANDA, August 5th, 2007, 6:38 pm

Omgg the last 3 panels made me laugh. xDD
Awww, this manga is so cute! < 33

Reply blueamm11, August 7th, 2007, 11:43 pm

Mareo... I love you...

Reply Natsume_Myugi888, August 10th, 2007, 3:13 pm

This comic is really cute!:3

Reply Gaxili, August 19th, 2007, 9:20 am

Hey there (: Cool! ^^

Btw, wanna chec kout my homepage? XP

Reply Kokkoii-Matoku, September 13th, 2007, 12:47 am

I love Mareo

Reply Alliriyan, December 19th, 2007, 2:43 pm

Mareo's my favourite.
I love him b^_^d

Reply Russell, April 23rd, 2010, 1:33 am

My hat, her purse, her. that's what he wants back from the kleptomaniac

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