[[caption-width-right:350: The main cast. Bottom line, from left to right: [[FanNickname Cherry]], Apple, [[NoNameGiven ???]], [[NaiveNewcomer Ann]], [[MentorArchetype Sakura]], Annette and Sharada. In the middle is Etoile, and above him is the entity he pilots; on the right stands the author. The character on the left hasn't been formally introduced.]]

An interactive {{Webcomic}} by [[http://kalistina.deviantart.com/ Rebecca Scalese]], started in March 2012. Currently updated about once every third week, on Monday. Homepage [[http://kalistina.deviantart.com/art/Creative-Release-Flyer-Poster-November-12-338507233 here]], first page [[http://kalistina.deviantart.com/art/Creative-Release-Turn-001-CLOSED-290358482 here]].

This is the story of Ann, a girl freshly created by magic, forced into a mysterious world ruled by a strange character called the Author. She then encounters Apple, a fruit-like character who quickly becomes her friend. But as soon as the two girls get to know each other, Apple is attacked by a strange cherry creature, brutally wounding her before attacking Ann herself. Acting instinctively, Ann casts her first magic spell, sending her before the Author itself, who tells her that in order to save Apple, she has to learn to control her magic.

That's where you, the reader, kicks in.


You’re in front of your computer. There’s a tropes list below. You totally ought to check it out.

!!''Webcomic/CreativeRelease'' contains examples of:

* AnArmAndALeg: Apple [[spoiler: and ???.]]
* ArcSymbol: Apples appear everywhere.
* ArtShift: From a general point of view, the art style has changed a lot since the first few Turns, and it frequently changes within a single Turn.
* AuthorAvatar: The author appears as a character. [[spoiler: She apparently has the ability to grant MagicalGirl powers.]]
* AuthorPowers: [[AuthorAvatar The author]] likes to play with the narration itself.
* AwfulTruth: Sakura’s status as a background character [[spoiler: who’ll disappear once her role is fulfilled if nothing is done to prevent it]].
* BilingualBonus:
** Sakura is the Japanese for [[FanNickname Cherry]] blossom.
** Etoile is the French for star.
* ChildSoldiers: Etoile defends his world from alien attacks. His youth looks have had him mistaken for a girl by some readers.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Player 1 repetitively invokes this trope. [[spoiler: With highly varying results.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: The author. She knows a lot more than Player 1 (which makes sense - she created the universe after all), and she visibly enjoys making her encyclopedic superiority very clear.
* DeathByOriginStory: [[spoiler: Sharada for Annette.]]
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Mostly Ann, but Annette also has colorless moments. What it means precisely isn’t clear yet.
* {{Expy}}: Etoile is [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]] driving what looks like a cute girl android.
* FourIsDeath: [[spoiler: In Turn 017, Sharada’s death is preceded by this number of scissors.]]
* FrozenFace: Cherry has one frozen face. It appears to be the one that does the talking.
* FunctionalMagic: Imagination isn’t enough to efficiently use magic, unless you’re a born genius.
* GenderBlenderName: Etoile (“star”, feminine in French) is a boy.
* GenreSavvy: All over the place.
** Sakura becomes [[spoiler: aware]] that [[spoiler: she’s a secondary character created to teach Annette magic]] upon eavesdropping a conversation. And she immediately hates it.
** [[spoiler: ??? eventually decides she’s done being a background character and immediately starts using Player 1’s mana flow, with lethal efficiency.]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The titles of the first nine Turns are words beginning with “In-” and ending with “-ion(s)”. However, this pattern seems to have been dropped from Turn 010 on.
** Incidentally, updates are called Turns and chapters are called Levels.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: To such extent that not many would be able to tell what Creative Release’s actual plot is. The author claims she knows what she’s doing... to an extent.
* MagicalGirl: Annette has a transformation sequence suddenly occur as a NonSequitur in the middle of Turn 007. [[spoiler: Turn 017 seems to indicate she actually is a MagicalGirl.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: The author most likely is one.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Sakura]] starts fearing it when she realizes she’s [[spoiler: Annette]]’s mentor.
* {{Metafiction}}: On at least two levels.
* MoodWhiplash: Turn 004. [[spoiler: TURNS OUT APPLE’S JUICE IS VERY SUGARISH!]]
* MindRape: Some view the author’s non sequiturs as this for Player 1.
* MindScrew: It frequently gets hard to tell where and when whatever is currently being depicted occurs.
* {{Motif}}: Apples, apples everywhere. Cherries are quite present, too.
* NaiveNewcomer: Player 1, by definition (she’s the readers after all).
* NoFourthWall: The readers are collectively called “Player 1”. Their input (through comments) has a direct influence on the plot.
* NoNameGiven:
** ???. [[spoiler: She may or may not be Apple.]]
** [[FanNickname Cherry]], the two-headed cherry-like character with a perpetual grin [[spoiler: who shot Apple’s arm off in Turn 004]], hasn’t even been given a canon designation yet.
* NonSequitur:
** Turn 007: “Magical Girl Annette, TAKING OFF!!!” [[spoiler: Apparently a subversion.]]
** Sometimes the author’ll throw seemingly random explanations in.
** Turn 011: “AND THUS, recap episode. (not pictured: NSFW pictures of the author)”
* OriginsEpisode: Turn 017 for Annette.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Apparently mostly based on the “messenger from another world” core idea in Creative Release’s case. [[spoiler: Player 1 is an angel.]]
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: They look like small elves and are apparently able to warp around. According to ???, they’re not alive and better described as enhanced communication devices[[spoiler: , which is why killing one on the spot is totally fine.]]
* OutOfFocus: Apple hasn’t appeared in a while.
* PhysicalGod: The author, probably.
* PluckyGirl: How the readers (and by extension Player 1) usually act.
* PortalNetwork: ??? uses one in Turn 017.
* RapunzelHair: An unnamed blonde character who appears at the end of Turn 009 and at the beginning of Turn 014 has such hair.
* RealityWarper: The author, naturally.
* RuleOfPerception: Played with: at some point, one character notices [[WhiteVoidRoom how blank the environment looks]]. [[spoiler: The reason why it appears this blank is the world they're in at this moment ''literally'' is empty, except for two people, a small, snowy forest, a bed and a potted cherry tree]].
* RuleOfSymbolism: All over the place. Especially Turn 017.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: The author. Etoile’s mother, being a female version of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]], qualifies too.
* ShoutOut: Plenty of them.
** Turn 006’s glass shards [[spoiler: and broiler element]] refer to ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''.
** Turn 006 and 007’s doors, which seemingly each lead to the acquisition of a specific form of magic, refer to the first room of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI''.
** Turn 009’s end card simultaneously refers to ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
** Level 01’s title is “[[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe The Scientist, the Witch and the Con Artist]]”.
** Turn 010 is a homage to Webcomic/{{xkcd}}. “Minimalist mode: ON”
** Given the number of Shout Outs to Mawaru Penguindrum, Turn 010’s “idol singer duo” may refer to the idol duo “Double H”.
** Turn 016 introduces Etoile, a young boy piloting an entity called “[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Unit 01]]” to defend his world from alien attacks, who wonders why he does it and concludes that he probably just wants to be praised.
** Turn 017 features heavy references to ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler: Look out for scissors!]]
* SlasherSmile: Cherry has one.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The author.
* TheMultiverse: Both finite and infinite worlds exist; travel between them is possible.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Invoked by [[spoiler: Player 1 possessing]] Annette for Sakura.
* TransformationSequence: Turn 007 has one. [[spoiler: Turn 017 too.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: “This world is way too simple. The reason is obvious - it doesn’t need to be complicated.”]]
* WhiteVoidRoom: Some segments of the narration occur in this kind of environment. [[spoiler: According to Sakura, it usually means whatever world it takes place in is only going to last until its purpose has been fulfilled.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Sharada.