DAVE: (hey rose) ROSE: (Yeah?) DAVE: (does mom seem to kinda be) DAVE: (like uh) ROSE: (What?) DAVE: (i dont know) DAVE: (a sloppy sleeper) ROXY: zzzzzznort,,.. ROSE: (That's pretty much how she always slept.) ROSE: (This includes discovering her sleeping in unusual places.) DAVE: (is she drunk or something) DAVE: (can a dream self be drunk) ROSE: (Yes.) DAVE: (what really) DAVE: (just like that thats the answer) DAVE: (like thats something you actually know for sure) ROSE: (Yes.) DAVE: (what the fuck) DAVE: (is it seer powers that let you know that or did you read it in a book) DAVE: (why would someone write that in a book) DAVE: (how would you even know that) ROSE: (I know from experience, I guess.) DAVE: (yeah bs) DAVE: (there wasnt even time for that) DAVE: (drinking or anything) DAVE: (with all the grimdark nonsense and carting around moon bombs) DAVE: (and anyway you dont like booze) ROSE: (Not really. But it grows on you to some extent.) DAVE: (you are fucking with me) ROSE: (Do you remember the timeline Davesprite was from?) DAVE: (oh) DAVE: (right) ROSE: (I still remember some things.) ROSE: (It was actually pretty similar to the way things have been for the last year on this meteor.) ROSE: (There wasn't very much to do.) ROSE: (But there was a house full of liquor.) KANAYA: (Whats Liquor) DAVE: (SHIT) DAVE: (oh god i never get used to how quietly troll vampires sneak around) KANAYA: (What Are We Talking About Here) DAVE: (liquor is booze you drink it and it makes you fall down and slur words and understand sports) DAVE: (and apparently snore like an off road motorcycle) ROXY: lol snork ;D KANAYA: (Oh A Soporific Human Substance) KANAYA: (Got It) ROSE: (What are they talking about over there?) ROSE: (I think we might be missing something important.) KANAYA: (I Honestly Have No Idea Whats Going On So I Came Over Here To See If You Knew) DAVE: (yeah we know fucking squat) DAVE: (maybe we should have been paying attention i dont even know what the hell these people are talking about) DAVE: (kind of too many people here maybe karkat was right to sit this one out) DAVE: (grandpa johns not saying much) DAVE: (i kind of wonder whats up with him) DAVE: (maybe hes shy or freaked out hey why did he even show up with that troll girl) DAVE: (should i say something to him or) DAVE: (this is awkward) DAVE: (terezis all asking them questions and stuff) DAVE: (she is like literally the only one on the ball here this is embarrassing) ROSE: (They're looking at us.) DAVE: (oh god yeah) TEREZI: W1LL YOU GUYS STOP MUMBL1NG TO YOURS3LV3S 4ND G3T OV3R H3R3!
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.