Funnily enough, the original plan for Altina was to release the short stories volume in place of a main story volume; we only ended up streaming them simultaneously because that was something Roy and I requested. I'm glad it was the approach we went with because I think it worked out well
My favorite memory of that one working out well is one of the parts in the short story volume ended in a cliffhanger... which was then resolved in the same day's part of the main story. Totally by coincidence that they lined up that way. So if you read the short story first and then the main novel, you got the entire story in one sitting that day. :-)
Same here. Like, I got legit goosebumps at how well that timing lined up. And it wasn't a minor bit of story either, it was actually something pretty crucial.
The premise making me not sure about the whole thing.
it seems a bit lost?
The initial setting seems quite complex, and interesting. However, it sounds quite convoluted for the vibes the other half of the synopsis gives.
Is it just slice of life, parenting style? Or the aspect of speciesism or fear of difference or mislead religious convictions will come into play later on?
I've read some of the original webnovel (which is still ongoing).