DAVE: anyone seen terezi around ROSE: No. ROSE: Why? DAVE: we were gonna do a thing DAVE: but shes not around and not answering my messages DAVE: on any one of the probably ten thousand computers lying around that they would show up on ROSE: A thing? DAVE: yes a thing ROSE: I see. DAVE: shut up DAVE: what about you have you seen her KANAYA: No KANAYA: Have You Seen Gamzee DAVE: are you serious DAVE: of course not DAVE: i havent seen that guy at all since the first day we got here DAVE: not once KANAYA: Yeah KANAYA: I Know DAVE: talk about an elusive juggalo DAVE: probably like the shyest fuckin juggalo of all time DAVE: im pretty sure only karkats seen him DAVE: dont expect him to rat him out either because of the "morail" junk DAVE: moirail? DAVE: mwah rail... DAVE: alien words KANAYA: I Wouldnt Expect Him To KANAYA: I Wouldnt Even Ask It Would Be Really Bad Form To Ask Him That DAVE: yeah DAVE: i mean i bet you think youre imparting some really obscure cultural fact about trolls DAVE: but really if a human said to another human DAVE: "hey man can you tell me where your best clown friend is hiding so i can go chainsaw him to death" DAVE: just fyi that would probably be bad form too KANAYA: Okay DAVE: i dunno its been a year already i think hes really intent on hiding DAVE: and hanging on to those dead bodies DAVE: hes probably scared to death of you at this point anyway DAVE: maybe you should just let it go KANAYA: Hmm DAVE: rose back me up ROSE: I try to stay out of troll interpersonal politics. DAVE: interpersonal DAVE: wait DAVE: are you saying this is like DAVE: a spade quadrant thing DAVE: is she trying to be his kismet fish ROSE: I'm saying no such thing! DAVE: well if she hates him isnt that what that means ROSE: Dave, don't be a dick. You're embarrassing her. DAVE: haha no im not shes cool DAVE: look shes being cool about it KANAYA: Im Being Cool About It DAVE: see???? KANAYA: Its Not Like That KANAYA: I Just Want To Find Him KANAYA: And KANAYA: At Least Wound Him Somewhat DAVE: yeah see i knew there had to be a perfectly harmless and unerotic explanation ROSE: (shh!) KANAYA: No KANAYA: See Im Explaining This Badly KANAYA: All Im Saying Is Basically KANAYA: Just KANAYA: Fuck That Guy
For this stretch, I don't think I'll be doing the midnight updates anymore. At least not midnight EST. It always seems to keep the kids up too late! The kids of the Americas, I mean, which I'm sure represents the majority of the readership. It's always midnight SOMEWHERE, though. Instead I'll probably be updating around the strike of midnight in some European nation, most days. Which nation will it be? It is a fun surprise.
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.