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Guilt|Pleasure’s In These Words Chronology

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A reading chronology for Guilt|Pleasure’s amazing story-cum-universe. Updates pending new releases. Left to right; top to bottom.

Some information herein was borrowed from the Guilt|Pleasure FB page, but most of it is first hand information as I own all of the titles listed.

Available titles are individually linked below, but the full Guilt|Pleasure catalogues can be found here: PRINT | eBOOKS

LUCIDITY

  • ♦ Novelization of New York Minute + 9p extras
  • ♦ Novelization of First, Do No Harm + 7p extras
  • ♦ Novelization of One of These Nights + 7p extras
  • ♦ 22p illustrated preview, “Equilibrium” + 1p extra
    • • Prequel f. David and Katsuya
    • • Prerequisite: None; New York Minute, First, Do No Harm, and One of These Nights recommended
  • ♦ Print: EN | EN (BLX) | KR
  • ♦ eBook: EN

In These Words V01 [801 Media; 2012]

  • ♦ In These Words Prologue, C01-C05 + 6p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ Out of Print

In These Words V01 [Guilt|Pleasure & Bolexiang; 2015]

  • ♦ In These Words Prologue, C01-C05 + 12p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ Includes 2 full-color, double-sided posters showcasing the covers of In These Words chapters 2-5 (bound in the front of the volume).
  • ♦ Print: CN | CN (BLX)EN | EN (BLX)FR | FR (Ltd Ed) | DE | DE TPJP | KR
  • ♦ eBook: --

In These Words V02 [Guilt|Pleasure & Bolexiang; 2015]

  • ♦ In These Words C06-C11 + Wrapped Around Your Finger + 3p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Volume 1
  • ♦ Includes 4 full-color, double-sided posters showcasing the covers of In These Words chapters 6-9 (bound in the front of the volume), chapter 11, and Wrapped Around Your Finger (bound in the back of the volume).
  • ♦ Print: CN (BLX) | EN | EN (BLX)FR | FR (Ltd Ed) | DE | DE TP | KR
  • ♦ eBook: --

In These Words V03 [Guilt|Pleasure & Bolexiang; 2017]

  • ♦ FULL DETAILS PENDING ARRIVAL
  • ♦ In These Words C12-C16 + Wrapped Around Your Finger + 3p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Volumes 1 and 2
  • ♦ Includes Studio Notes, Behind the Scenes and other Extras + Novella “If Only You Believe” with Illustration.
  • ♦ Print: EN (Pre-order)
  • ♦ eBook: --

Table for Two

  • ♦ One-Shot Collection by Suzume Paige
  • ♦ 10 one-shots:
    • • Table for Two (David & Katsuya)
    • • Officer and a Gentleman, Trick or Treat (David & Katsuya)
    • • Midnight Snack (David & Katsuya)
    • • The Help (Shibata & Katsuya)
    • • The Dreaming (Shinohara & Katsuya)
    • • Christmas Cookies (David & Katsuya)
    • • Long Distance (Shinohara & Katsuya)
    • • Ninety-Ten (Chriss Keller & David)
    • • Necessary Evil (M & Katsuya - A/U Post Script to EQUILIBRIUM)
    • • Leftovers (David & Katsuya)
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook: EN

Chain Reaction: The First Sequence

The prequels offer a look at the In These Words characters’ backgrounds and do not contain spoilers. You can read them without being familiar with the main storyline.

Undertow Preview

  • ♦ 8p illustrated prose
  • ♦ Prequel f. Katsuya & Takahashi Ken
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ This is a preview (chapters 1 and 2) for what happens approximately 11 years prior to New York Minute.
  • ♦ Print: Shipped with V01 or V02
  • ♦ eBook: EN

Undertow

  • ♦ FULL DETAILS PENDING ARRIVAL
  • ♦ 48p illustrated prose
  • ♦ Prequel f. Katsuya & Takahashi Ken
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ This novella explores the few days after Katsuya's High School graduation and his brief affair with his first man, Takahashi Ken; approximately 11 years prior to New York Minute.
  • ♦ Print: EN
  • ♦ eBook: --

Maybe Someday

  • ♦ 45p illustrated short story + 10p extras
  • ♦ Prequel f. Shinohara
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ Print: CN (BLX)EN | EN (BLX) | KR
  • ♦ eBook: EN

Father Figure

  • ♦ 108p illustrated novel + 8p extras
  • ♦ Novel connected via Katsuya and David
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ Print: EN
  • ♦ eBook: EN

Remember Tomorrow

  • ♦ Novella f. David & Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None; Father Figure recommended
  • ♦ Currently only available as a complete work in the August 2017 Zine
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook: --
  • ♦ eChapter: EN
  • ♦ FB: C01 | C02 | C03 (Must be a member)

New York Minute

  • ♦ 25p comic + 19p illustrated short story, “Prey” + 8p extras
  • ♦ Prequel f. David and Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ “Prey” includes a very minor spoiler for the end of Father Figure.
  • ♦ Print: CN (BLX)EN | KR
  • ♦ eBook: CNEN

First, Do No Harm

  • ♦ 27p comic + 8p extras
  • ♦ Prequel f. David and Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None; New York Minute recommended
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)KR
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

One of These Nights

  • ♦ 40p comic + 4p extras
  • ♦ Prequel f. David and Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None; New York Minute and First, Do No Harm recommended
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)KR
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

Bad Company Part: 1

  • ♦ 32p comic + 5p extras
  • ♦ Prequel f. David and Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None; New York Minute, First, Do No Harm, and One of These Nights recommended
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX) | KR
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

Bad Company Part: 2

  • ♦ 52p comic + 1p extra
  • ♦ Prequel f. David and Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Bad Company Part: 1; New York Minute, First, Do No Harm, and One of These Nights recommended
  • ♦ Print: CN/ENCN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

Bad Company Part: 3

  • ♦ FULL DETAILS PENDING ARRIVAL
  • ♦ Prequel f. David and Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Bad Company Part: 1 and 2; New York Minute, First, Do No Harm, and One of These Nights recommended
  • ♦ Print: EN
  • ♦ eBook: --

Equilibrium - Side A

  • ♦ 58p illustrated novel + 2p extras
  • ♦ Prequel novel f. David, Katsuya, and M
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None; Prologue included in LUCIDITY recommended
  • ♦ Print: EN | EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: EN
  • ♦ eChapters: EN

Equilibrium - Side B

  • ♦ FULL DETAILS PENDING ARRIVAL
  • ♦ Prequel novel f. David, Katsuya, and M
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Equilibrium - Side A; Prologue included in LUCIDITY recommended
  • ♦ Print: EN (Pre-order)
  • ♦ eBook: 
  • ♦ eChapters: EN

The main storyline begins approximately 2 years after the prequels which are still being published. You can read this without being familiar with the prequel events.

In These Words Prologue

  • ♦ 8p illustrated prose
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ Shipped with C01
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V01 (2015)

In These Words C01

  • ♦ + 2p extras
  • ♦ Includes the Prologue, but only in Chinese
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V01
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN (includes the prologue)

In These Words C02

  • ♦ + 8p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V01
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C03

  • ♦ + 4p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C02
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V01
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C04

  • ♦ + 5p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C03
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V01
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C05

  • ♦ + 4p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C04
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V01
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C06

  • ♦ + 8p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C05
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V02
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In Those Words Qbook

  • ♦ Parody
  • ♦ Prerequisite: New York Minute; C01-C05
  • ♦ Print: EN
  • ♦ eBook: --

In These Words C07

  • ♦ + 2p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C06
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V02
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C08

  • ♦ + 7p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C07
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V02
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C09

  • ♦ + 13p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C08
  • ♦ Redux Arc
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V02
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

Wrapped Around Your Finger

  • ♦ 21p comic + 8p extras + Father Figure sequel, Between Devil and the Deep Blue Sea preview Part 1 - Prologue
  • ♦ Side story f. Shinohara and Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Father Figure
  • ♦ Redux Arc
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V02
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C10

  • ♦ Father Figure sequel, Between Devil and the Deep Blue Sea preview Part 2
  • Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C09
  • Collected in In These Words V02
  • Redux Arc
  • Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C11

  • ♦ + 2p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C10
  • ♦ Redux Arc
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V02
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C12

  • ♦ + 1p extra
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C11
  • ♦ Redux Arc
  • ♦ Uncollected
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX) | KR
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C13

  • ♦ + 6p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C12
  • ♦ Redux Arc
  • ♦ Uncollected
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX) | KR
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

Little by Little

  • ♦ 26p comic + 2p extras
  • ♦ Side story f. Shinohara and Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ Uncollected
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)FR
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C14

  • ♦ + 2p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C13
  • ♦ Redux Arc
  • ♦ Uncollected
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX) | KR
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C15

  • ♦ + 6p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C14
  • ♦ Redux Arc
  • ♦ Uncollected
  • ♦ Print: CN/ENCN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

In These Words C16

  • ♦ + 7p extras
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Prologue, C01-C15
  • ♦ Redux Arc
  • ♦ Uncollected
  • ♦ Print: CN/EN | CN/EN (BLX)
  • ♦ eBook: CN/EN

The David S. Krause novels tell the story of our favorite NYPD Detective after the timeline of the prequels. SPECULATION: I'm pretty sure there won't be a one-to-one match, but it seems like their timeline will be generally concurrent with the main storyline, give or take a few years. So far it seems that you'll be able to read them without being familiar with the prequel events, but things will most likely make more sense if you are.

Pressure Drop Book 1

  • ♦ Chapters 1-5
  • ♦ Illustrated novel by Suzume Paige & Kadono Yooichi
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None; New York Minute, First, Do No Harm, One of These Nights, Bad Company, and Equilibrium recommended
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook: EN

Pressure Drop Book 2

  • ♦ Chapter 6 - 11
  • ♦ Illustrated novel by Suzume Paige & Kadono Yooichi
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Pressure Drop Book 1New York Minute, First, Do No Harm, One of These Nights, Bad Company, and Equilibrium recommended
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook: -- EN

Pressure Drop Book 3 - Cantata

  • ♦ Afterstory
  • ♦ WIP illustrated novel by Suzume Paige & Kadono Yooichi
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Pressure Drop Books 1 and 2; New York Minute, First, Do No Harm, One of These Nights, Bad Company, and Equilibrium recommended
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook: --
  • ♦ eChapters: EN

Rebel Waltz

  • ♦ Uncollected novel by Suzume Paige & Kadono Yooichi
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Pressure DropNew York Minute, First, Do No Harm, One of These Nights, Bad Company, and Equilibrium recommended
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook: --
  • ♦ eChapters: EN

Corner Soul

  • ♦ WIP novel by Suzume Paige
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Rebel WaltzNew York Minute, First, Do No Harm, One of These Nights, Bad Company, and Equilibrium recommended
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook: --
  • ♦ eChapters: EN
According to G|P, since Lynch, from The Doll, would just shoot everyone and be done with it, David got drafted to be the authority (?) figure in The Bride's universe, so the ITW-verse grows with it.

The Bride

  • ♦ 40p illustrated novel
  • ♦  Originally unrelated to the ITW-verse, but now connected via David's appearance in the sequel, The Human Stain
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ Print: CNEN
  • ♦ eBook: EN

The Human Stain

  • ♦ WIP Novel f. David post ITW/Suzume novels
  • ♦ Prerequisite: The Bride
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook --
  • ♦ eChapters: -- EN

The following are short stories without a specified hook into the timeline, though the general placement will be noted for each. Though, if G|P decides to develop any of these further--into a novel or novella--the chronology listing will be moved into the appropriate section. The featured images are not necessarily related to the corresponding work. All were sourced from the FB comm or my books.

Homecoming

  • ♦ David & Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ Hook: Prequel
  • ♦ Uncollected
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook: --
  • ♦ eChapter: EN

Between Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Prologue

  • ♦ Philip and Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: Father Figure
  • ♦ Hook: Main Storyline - Early on
  • ♦ Uncollected
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook: --
  • ♦ eChapter: EN

If Only You Believe

  • ♦ Shinohara & Katsuya
  • ♦ Prerequisite: None
  • ♦ Hook: Main Storyline - Redux Arc
  • ♦ Collected in In These Words V03
  • ♦ Print: --
  • ♦ eBook: --
  • ♦ eChapter: EN

Below you'll find a miscellany of ITW-verse things that may be of interest to you. WIPs (of things that may or may not become something more), shorts, and interviews among other things.

WIPs

Brave New World
Prequel f. M and David

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

In Another Lifetime
(The DOLL universe)


Shorts

F the Police LJ | FB

New Year's

Midnight Snack

V01 Omake 1

Stranger in a Strange Land
(Prelude to EQUILIBRIUM)


AUs

Paper Doll (Prequel) G|P | AO3


Interviews

All links jump directly to the interview unless otherwise noted, but since the original FB comm posts often have anecdotal info from Neko or Jo, the [FB] links are provided as well.

w/ BeBoy Gold [FB]

w/ 801 Media/DMI [FB]

w/ AnimePro (DE) [FB]

w/ Julia Weisenberger DE | EN [FB]

w/ TAIFU EN | FR [FB]


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