TT: Ok. Now what. uu: NOW THROW IT IN THE FIRE. TT: Screw you. TT: I'm not chucking the C-man into a flaming ocean. uu: IT IS THE uLTIMATE ABOMINATION. uu: YOuR JuJu MAY BE DEAD AND HOLLOW. BuT SOMETHING TELLS ME. uu: THAT MIGHT MAKE IT EVEN MORE DANGEROuS. uu: DISCARD IT AT ONCE. TREASuRE BEYOND COMPREHENSION IS YOuR REWARD. TT: No. TT: Keep your treasure. uu: AH HA HA. AS IF IT IS NOT INEVITABLY DESTINED TO FALL FROM YOuR HuMAN FINGERS. uu: AND BECOME ERASED AS YOuR uNIVERSE DIES. uu: DIDN'T I MENTION. uu: A JuJu CAN NEVER BE TRuLY COPIED. uu: IF TWO APPEAR TO EXIST. SuCH AS ONE IN REALITY AND ONE IN YOuR DREAMS. uu: IT IS ONLY AN ILLuSION. EITHER NEVER TRuE. OR SOON TO BE CORRECTED. uu: THERE CAN ONLY EVER BE ONE. TT: Well, I'm not tossing him, so that's that. uu: YOu WILL THOuGH. uu: ANYWAY. YOu TOOK IT OuT. uu: I WILL DEEM THAT COMPLIANCE ENOuGH. uu: AND REWARD YOu WITH MY GRATITuDE. uu: I THINK INSTEAD OF THANKS THOuGH. I WILL CALL IT. A "BIRTH DAY PRESENT"? TT: It isn't my birthday. uu: NOT YOuRS JERK. TT: Oh. So it's your birthday today? uu: IT WILL BE. uu: IF EVERYTHING GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN. TT: How cryptically meaningless. TT: And you continue to struggle with human customs. You don't give other people presents on your own birthday. TT: Anyway, just tell me what it is. uu: IT IS A "WORK OF FINE ART". uu: THE VERY FIRST I HAVE EVER ATTEMPTED. uu: YOu WILL FIND IT SuITABLY CONVEYS OuR SPECIAL BOND. TT: Let's see. uu: http://tinyurl.com/DIRKTHISISuS TT: Uh. TT: What the fuck am I looking at here? uu: DON'T YOu SEE?? IT IS uS! YOu AND ME. uu: WE ARE GETTING PERHAPS A LITTLE TOO. *FRIENDLY.* IF YOu WILL. HAA. HAA. TT: I... really don't see. TT: What do you mean? This fucking scribbly bullshit is us? Are we shaking hands or something? uu: WHOA! WHOAAAAAAAAAAA! DuDE. HAHA. FuCK. uu: YOu HAVE AN EVEN DIRTIER MIND THAN ME. I'M FuCKING OuTCLASSED BY YOuR REPREHENSIBLE IMAGINATION ONCE AGAIN. uu: I CAN'T SAY I'M SuRPRISED. TT: So, it's just us? What about The Bitches? TT: I thought you found a scarcity of The Bitches to be all but unacceptable. uu: THE BITCHES AS YOu CAN PLAINLY SEE HAVE BEEN FAR FROM NEGLECTED. LOOK. uu: THEY'RE RIGHT THERE ASSHOLE. THE BITCHES APPEAR TO BE. *AHEM.* RATHER ENJOYING EACH OTHER'S COMPANY??? uu: OOOOOOOOOOOH. uu: SOO GNARLY. uu: TO IMAGINE. WHAT FILTH MY OWN HAND HAS WROuGHT. TT: Yeah. Gnarly is about right. TT: This is utter shit. You know that, don't you? TT: Please don't tell me you are actually incapable of understanding how bad this drawing is. uu: WHAT. NO. FuCK YOu. uu: IT'S PRETTY GOOD. AT LEAST FOR A FIRST TRY. TT: If you actually think this even qualifies as a drawing, I'm going to have to say you are literally the worst artist who has ever existed. uu: WHAT THE FuCK. THIS IS HOW YOu TREAT. MY "BIRTH DAY THANK YOu GIFT"?? TT: That's not a thing either. TT: You must have some wires crossed between your left brain and right brain. Like a weird perceptual disorder. Or something like that. TT: It's actually kind of fascinating that you think you achieved something visually coherent or recognizable. uu: THIS IS OuTRAGEOuS. TT: Anyway. Got to go. TT: Your drawing blows. TT: Later. timaeusTestified [TT] ceased pestering undyingUmbrage [uu]
As you can see, it is a pretty swift horse schedule, with a couple of horseless weeks mixed in there. You may recall my mnemonic device for remembering the previous M/W/F schedule of Monhay, Wedsneigh, and Frihorse. Now we can add two more to help you remember, Tuesnort, and Thursclop. I understand this comic can get confusing sometimes, so you are definitely going to need those to help guide you on the rest of this journey.
All pages for the above horses have already been drawn. I still have a batch of pages to draw to round out A6A6I5, but not as many as I have already done. I hope that you like it when characters in stories talk to one another, because there's an awful lot of that to come. Please stand by patiently and enthusiastically as my fake teens sit around bullshitting to the bitter end. Then a bunch of cool stuff will happen, and that will be that!
1) New trailer for Hiveswap! Creeping ever closer to the release of episode one. In case you weren't aware by now, What Pumpkin Studios is developing it. WP is now a gamedev studio which I happen to think is pretty cool. There have been a bunch of Kickstarter updates recently showing progress too. Here are some more links which will help you keep up with game news: Twitter | Tumblr | FB
2) Homestuck returns on April 13th! That's in just a few days. Are you ready? I doubt it, but when has that ever stopped us before. We start with Caliborn's much anticipated masterpiece, running from the 13th-15th. Then regular updates probably resuming a week after that. I haven't decided on the update schedule yet, but when I do it will almost certainly be communicated to you in the only manner which you will tolerate from me, which is more horse calendars. I am thinking of a fairly swift update schedule. A lot has piled up. Over the last month (not counting his 40 page masterpiece, which was done months ago) I have somehow drawn another 400 pages, which is possibly some sort of MSPA record. Be warned, due to that obscene page rate some of these panels are lookin pretty fast and loose! They nevertheless exist, which is usually what matters most for this website. There's still more to draw beyond that to finish off the rest of A6A6I5, which is the final "normal act". But really not too much. We're getting real close here. I will chip away at the remaining panels as I roll out this batch. Then, it's all animation work after that.
3) Paradox Space! 4/13 is the exact one year anniversary of its launch. And as HS resumes, PXS will be pausing for a good while. We actually paused production back in January, and have just been posting from a comic buffer since. This has much to do with shifting priorities heavily to gamedev needs, but I'll explain more about it and the future of PXS in a little while, on that site. But also, there'll be a PXS book coming out soon! It looks very good. Also, if you haven't checked out PXS in a while, now would be a great time, because it's going into its pause on a very strong note. It's been running an incredibly great 51 page story by Zack, Jon, and Shelby. Kudos to all of them. This has easily been one of my faves.