First Impressions (Webcomic): Siren’s Lament

It seemed more organised if I did a build up post on webcomics before diving into this XD

I spent the last week and a half very-slowly re-reading and catching up with Noblesse from where I stopped at about 3 years ago. There’s been so much development since then — everytime I re-read or pick up a series from a long time ago, I just think about how much work’s been put into the series from the beginning until now and I’m in awe all over again. But enough about that, here’s a new series I’d like to share that I’ve tried on Line Webtoon.

Webtoon: Siren’s Lament

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Siren’s Lament is a Webtoon by instantmiso (a.k.a. mingso), with background music by Kenny Comics, that just started a few days ago and is currently only 3 chapters in. It’s categorised as Romance and scheduled to be updated every Saturday.

Content with her ordinary life, Lyra is somewhat of a wallflower. However, her comfortable lifestyle suddenly goes astray when she accidentally plunges into the world of sirens. Entangled in a curse, Lyra will learn that her world may be a lot bigger than she had ever imagined. [Line Webtoon]

WARNING: Nah, I don’t think there’s anything you need to worry about.

What’s totally cool about Siren’s Lament is that music accompanies the story as you’re reading. Original soundtracks by Kenny Comics play in the background as you scroll downwards, sometimes even starting at a specific point in the chapter. After thinking about it, this isn’t the first time I’ve come across sound effects while reading a webcomic — the first time was reading short horror one that scared the shit outta me — I guess I just never thought about background music for a comic. Goes to show how boring my brain works, huh… OTL

Reading a comic with background music is such a new and interesting experience. One of the reasons why I love reading comics is because I get to experience a story told through both art and words and still have room to imagine the situation because it’s a still image. Siren’s Lament takes that and ups it a notch with the atmospheric tracks that are part of it. It’s beautiful, both in art and music, and I’m really excited to experience what’s next.

While waiting though, I’m going to read instantmiso’s previous work: Where Tangents Meet, some chapters of which have background music from Kenny as well 😀

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