JADE:remember this? DAVE: no JADE:dave are you lying to me? DAVE: no! DAVE: ive never seen that thing before JADE:but i found it on your planet JADE:it must have gotten here somehow DAVE: i didnt take your lousy egg JADE:its not an egg! DAVE: yeah well these planets are crawling with brainless lizards maybe one of them thought it was an egg DAVE: and then brought it here cause its warm here and tried to hatch it JADE:you really have a one track mind when it comes to certain things DAVE: what things DAVE: what are you talking about JADE:davesprite was like that too... i just figured it was because he was part bird JADE:but no, here you are going on about bird things too just like him :p DAVE: come on dont compare me to him DAVE: just cause i think its an eggy looking thing dont mean i think like a damn bird JADE:mm hmm JADE:and just because i have these pointy ears doesnt mean i wouldnt kill for some snausages right now! DAVE: ..................... DAVE: do you actually want snausages JADE:..................... JADE:maybe ._. DAVE: ok well snausages notwithstanding this is bullshit DAVE: tell me how that thing doesnt look like an egg to you DAVE: how is that not so obviously SUCH an egg??? JADE:its a cueball dave! DAVE: i see DAVE: so if im following DAVE: then what youre trying to tell me is DAVE: lord english has some sort of severe egg allergy that we are hoping to exploit JADE:sigh JADE:i see its still impossible to have a serious conversation with you, whether you are a sassy bird or not JADE:i thought regular dave might have matured a little over three years but i guess i was wrong DAVE: can we just make the eggsword already
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.