Hey, sweet, a new fan! =D
I rather like 'Erik' (Rae's brother) myself a lot more now, for some reason. Not sure what I'm going to do with him in the future, but it should be good, whatever it is. =)
As for Raka... all will be explained in time.
I sometimes think that creating a strip that tries to be funny <i>and</i> tell a story, while poking fun at goth, depression, etc... might be too much to do at once. Hearing from fans whom I don't already know directly or through friends definately helps. =)
Thanks for the feedback!