Frequently Asked Questions

(Well, they would be if people asked questions... >.>)

1. Who the heck are you?

I live in Seattle, and go by the name "Rianeva" online. I'm 20 years old and in college, hoping to major in English. I am indeed female. However, I have a boyfriend, and I don't like people hitting on me. I hope we're clear about that. I've had problems with it in the past. You can contact me via email at rianeva.meroune (at)

2. Soo... why did you start this comic?

I originally decided to start Medialia, because, well, lots of people had sprite comics. Not exactly the greatest motivation, but hey, whatever works. I don't remember where I was originally going to go with this, except that I wanted a story where the hero loses. Then it turned out that Sarron wasn't much of a hero, and I saw the opportunity to really mess with people's minds, which brings us to where we are today.

Yes, I admit to trying to screw with your heads. As if you didn't already know I was trying to do that.

3. You were _what_?!

Didn't you hear me the first time? I'm trying to screw with people's heads. It's fun. Now get on with it.

4. Okay... well... I spotted a plothole in comic #14.

No, you're just an idiot. Bringing in someone who was half dead would cause comment. Bringing in someone who was perfectly healthy for a routine checkup would not. Now stop bothering me about minor things like that and get on with it.

5. All right then, tell me why you don't credit people when you use their custom backgrounds.

If you weren't some random idiot I'm making up on the spot here, I'd strangle you. Did you ever think about looking at the credits page? I credit not only custom backgrounds, but as many ripped backgrounds as I can there. I made that page so I wouldn't clutter up the comic pages.

6. ...Oh. Uh... who are all those people in your filler comics?

They're friends of mine. Some of them make their own comics, some don't, and a few don't but really should, because they're awesome.

7. Do you use any instant messengers?


Yes. And I'm not giving it out here.

8. What about IRC?

I idle in several chatrooms on the Darkmyst server. Come find me if you feel like it (/whois Rianeva or Ria|elsewhere), but be warned that I don't tolerate idiots well, and that I do have power in most of the rooms I frequent. So fear me.

9. Are you ever going to update more than once a week?

Probably not. I'm lazy, and I know I can keep a weekly schedule. More than that, I'm not so sure about.

10. Can I give you money?

When a _real_ person asks me that, I'll set something up.


Medialia is hosted by the lovely people over at Keenspace, which happens to be a free host for webcomics. Awesome, no?