"Redirect Your Destiny"

An online fantasy graphic novel set in the Alatus Institute of Higher Academics, where only the finest students are accepted to train in the arts of magic, summoning, weapons and technology. It is here where the redirection of destiny will take place.


Welcome to the Alatus Institute of Higher Academics, where the finest students train in the arts of Weapons, Magic, Summoning, and Technology.

Zephaniah is 15 years old and just wants to be the best at everything, but his classmate Azalea unknowingly stands in his path to glory. As the Headmaster's daughter, Azalea always seems to draw the spotlight away from Zephan without even trying.

However, Zephan may find that he's got more important things to worry about when the Alatus Institute is suddenly faced with attacks by powerful, mythical monsters. With the faculty acting strangely unresponsive, the defense of the school is left solely in the hands of the Student Council, forcing Zephan to begrudgingly fight alongside Azalea.

As each battle unfolds, together they slowly begin to unravel the mystery behind these events, stemming deep within the history of the cursed Alatus family.

About the Comic

Directions of Destiny is a modern fantasy appropriate for audiences ages 12 and up. This graphic novel series is written and drawn by Hans Tseng, also known by his internet persona, Slimu.

Originally launched August 6, 2001, the first volume was first printed in July 2006, where it debuted at Anime Expo 2006.

All contents found on this website are property of Hans Tseng and are not to be stolen nor claimed as the work of someone else.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who are you?

    My name is Hans Tseng, and I am the author and artist of Directions of Destiny! If you would like to know more about me, feel free to visit my personal website, Slime Mansion!

  • When do you update?

    The comic is currently on hiatus until I graduate in December 2010, but I update the front page every now and then with sketches and illustrations. You can keep track of updates using our RSS Feed or the LiveJournal syndicate.

  • Are you considering getting published?

    The comic is currently self-published and is available for purchase at the Mansion Boutique online store on my personal website, and at various major anime conventions in North America. Check the calendar on my personal website to find out which conventions I'll be attending this year!

  • What server do you use for your site?

    I'm currently using Dreamhost to host my website. If you're looking for a new server for your website, I know of several other artists who have accounts with them who can vouch for their quality. Registering with the link I provided will also benefit me in adding hosting credit to my account!

  • May I use your picture(s) for...
    • My website?

      Yes, ON THE CONDITION THAT you provide proper credit and a link back to my site.

    • My desktop/notebook/folder?

      Sure! If it's for personal use, that's fine with me.

  • May you draw me a picture of ...?

    If you would like to commission art from me, please take a look at the Commissions page on my personal website for pricing details and then contact me to work something out.

  • How do you make your pages?

    I draw them on 8½x11 cardstock paper with a mechanical pencil with 0.5mm point blue lead, then I ink them with Sakura Micron technical pens, and finally I scan them into the computer, fix it up and shade them using Adobe Photoshop CS4. Occasionally I also digitally draw in other parts of the page, such as backgrounds or small details that I don't trust myself doing on paper.

  • What programs do you use?

    I use Adobe Photoshop CS4 for shading the pages, Adobe Illustrator CS4 for the website design, and Notepad++ for my HTML editting.

  • May I link to your website?


  • May we exchange links?

    In general I will not respond to link exchange requests, but you're welcome to send me a link to your website if you think I would like it!

  • May we affiliate our websites?

    Sorry, I do not affiliate.

  • How did you learn how to draw?

    Through hard work, diligence, and careful observation of my surroundings. I've recently started taking art classes in university, which has helped me better my understanding of what makes a good composition, as well as taking me outside my comfort zone in terms of what I'm normally willing to draw.

  • How did you learn how to make a website?

    I read some basic HTML guides on the internet, and started out from there. Although I've tried using an HTML editor before, I've found that I generally prefer to work with the code directly. When I first started out however and I didn't know how to code something, I sometimes would make the HTML in an HTML Editor and see how the editor made it by viewing the HTML Source. Nowadays I just look up HTML resources on Google (such as CSS Zen Garden and A List Apart), or I would look at another website and see how that website made the code (not copying; learning from example!).

  • Why didn't you respond to my e-mail?

    If you used the form to e-mail me, there's a possibility that you didn't enter your e-mail address correctly and consequently I wouldn't be able to e-mail you back. Otherwise, if you don't receive a response from me, it's probably either because your e-mail didn't seem like you expected me to respond (e.g. one-liners, simple comments, etc.), or you had a question which was already answered either here.