ROXY: ok i opened it ROXY: hey look its the same shit as before ROXY: im supposed to make this weird knobbly spike ball appear out of nothin JADE:yes ROXY: ok got it ROXY: let me give it a shot then ROXY: ... ROXY: welp still impossible ROXY: what now maam?? JADE:it is not impossible ROXY: is 2 JADE:you are the rogue of void JADE:dont you know what that means? ROXY: i dunno ROXY: means i can turn invisible and stuff? ROXY: like the blonde in that crappy superhero quartet JADE:it means a lot more than that JADE:your true powers are more impressive than those of anyone else in your crappy quartet JADE:in fact i would say they are almost as cool as mine >:) ROXY: not sure the ability to make weird spikeballs outta nothin is all that cool tbh JADE:not just spikeballs! JADE:imagine that your title is roughly synonymous with "one who steals nothing" JADE:what do you think it means to be able to steal nothing? ROXY: it means ROXY: im like a shitty cat burglar who sucks at her job? JADE:WRONG JADE:it means just the opposite JADE:it means you can steal the essence of nothingness from something JADE:you can rob nothingness from an idea if you put your mind to it JADE:effectively allowing you to conjure virtually anything out of thin air ROXY: omg ROXY: u cant be serious ROXY: that is way too much superpower 4 a dork like me 2 have JADE:grrrrr... ROXY: oh no ROXY: pls dont growl @ me dogjade ROXY: is legit frightening :( JADE:im sorry, but your remarks of self deprecation made me very angry JADE:once i was even more of a dork than you JADE:but now i am one of the most powerful beings who has ever existed JADE:i dont want to hear any whining about what you think you cant do JADE:you are hereby under strict orders from myself and her condescension to "clam up" and conjure that orb, do you understand? ROXY: so im just supposed to ROXY: sit here and think about this ugly ball ROXY: and twiddle my fingers or somethin ROXY: ? JADE:you tell me JADE:space is my racket, not void ROXY: maybe it would help if i knew what the dang thing WAS ROXY: how am i supposed to steal the nonexistence from a concept when the concept only exists in my mind as "ugly ball" JADE:its called the matriorb JADE:it is the key to resurrecting the troll race JADE:once you create it the empress will hatch it on an uninhabited planet located beyond the reach of her cruel employer JADE:there her people will have another chance to thrive without the ever looming threat of extinction that comes with his influence JADE:so you see roxy, there is nothing noble about refusing to help JADE:once an entire alien race went extinct because of a terrible monster, and you can help give them a second chance JADE:dont you want that? ROXY: um ROXY: in theory sure i guess ROXY: but ur basically asking me to bring a lot of people back to life so they can be slaves to that witch ROXY: u want me to help make all these fresh new trolls but then just turn em over to her? like here you go have fun SNORKELBITCH MEGAHITLER ROXY: i do not actually think i wanna do that?? JADE:yes fair enough, but heres the other thing... JADE:if you dont i am going to kill you ROXY: oh noes JADE:oh yesses! JADE:a literal plurality of yesses JADE:seeing as you are a god tier it is very likely you will come back to life JADE:so i can just keep killing you over and over a different way each time JADE:maybe i will disembowel you a few times JADE:i will not even need to use my sharp doggy teeth! JADE:i will just snap my fingers and your delicious guts will teleport outside your body ROXY: ew! JADE:no way more like yum JADE:i will just keep on killing you again and again JADE:until you finally get tired of dying and follow your orders ROXY: maaan ROXY: evil jade is sucky jade JADE:i believe you will find i am the suckiest jade there is JADE:now we are going to be here in this cell for as long as it takes JADE:i am not going anywhere until you try doing your voidey thing and make something appear JADE:is that understood?
Usually I do the panoramic denizen illustrations myself, but this time I had some help. Someone who goes by the name Rah-Bop drew this lovely and extra-long Echidna shot. Whew that is some good art!!! I continue my unbroken streak of basically being the luckiest dude that so many incredible artists are attracted to the HS brand and willing to contribute. Thanks Rah!
P.S. Toby Fox made those snake noises and as usual I'm not sure how he did that. Maybe he is actually physically capable of making those sounds??
Paradox Space, Book One! This is an extremely attractive collection of comics. One of my main objectives for the Paradox Space project was to start piling up enough great comic content to put into books like these, because books full of comics are very cool. This book covers roughly half of the year's worth of comics. There'll be another one covering the other half eventually. At some point we'll unpause PXS and fire up the comic-making operation again. I've been leaning toward the idea of making the future of PXS more print-centric, and keeping a lot of content reserved for books only. That way, when you get books, it will be more fun to discover what stories are inside. In the meantime though, I hope that you enjoy this one!!!
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.