JAKE: Son of a BITCH! More fancy branches. ARANEA: This way! JAKE: What is this realm of limitless wonder? DIRK: Realm of limitless wonder? DIRK: God dammit, Jake. JAKE: (Sh!) ARANEA: It was my planet. JAKE: Its great. Everything is so amazing! JAKE: Who would have thunk you could have such crackerjack adventures in your dreams that are basically REAL instead of imaginary? ARANEA: Yep! JAKE: Or for that matter... JAKE: That you could meet such neat people along the way. DIRK: Your thoughts are wandering again, man. JAKE: (Sh!) DIRK: Whoa. Yeah. DIRK: That gross mushy thought right there. DIRK: Are you even paying attention? JAKE: (No sh.) DIRK: We've already been through this you hopeless rube. DIRK: You might as well be saying it out loud to her. DIRK: So why don't you? JAKE: (Maybe i will wise guy!) DIRK: I mean, she is pretty hot. JAKE: (Yeah i know!!) JAKE: (Now shushhhhhhhh.) ARANEA: Jake, it wouldn't work 8etween us. JAKE: Huh? ARANEA: I'm dead. JAKE: Yes. Right. ARANEA: Perhaps if you died too. ARANEA: Although, may8e not after too long? ARANEA: I don't know how I would feel a8out that if you were a lot older than me. DIRK: Man, what the fuck? ARANEA: Although technically I am already so much "older" than you........ ARANEA: It would just 8e kind of strange if you were physically my senior 8y any significant margin, you know? DIRK: This is a weird fucking train of thought. Can you tell her that? JAKE: (No!) DIRK: I'm going to make you have a seizure and get you to mime the message to her with your spastic gyrations. DIRK: Pelvic thrusts will be my exclamation points. JAKE: (Screw you!) JAKE: (You heard her i totally have a shot hehehe!) ARANEA: What? JAKE: *Cough* uh go on. ARANEA: 8ut I wouldn't want that to happen. JAKE: What to happen? ARANEA: For you to die soon. ARANEA: I want you to succeed at your quest, and to live a long and happy life! DIRK: Man. DIRK: I'm gonna come out and say it. DIRK: This broad is a total snore. JAKE: Yeah right bro did you hear that at least if i kick the bucket early there will be shall i say a silver lining wink wink nudge nudge. JAKE: It will take the form of some spooky smooches from a smokin ghostly troll babe so shut your jealous trap! ARANEA: ::::? JAKE: Wait. JAKE: Oh dear. JAKE: How uh... JAKE: How loud was i talking just then? DIRK: You were pretty much yelling. ARANEA: :::;) JAKE: Augh! DIRK: If I were real I would be giving you a standing ovation right now. DIRK: 5/5 hats. JAKE: God. JAKE: Ok just. JAKE: Pretend to forget that maybe? DIRK: Not a chance. JAKE: Not you! Her!! ARANEA: Her? Who? ARANEA: Me? JAKE: Sigh. JAKE: Why dont you just tell me where were going.
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.