ARQUIUSPRITE: Oh, nothing much ARQUIUSPRITE: Just enjoying the good life ARQUIUSPRITE: One which quite lu%uriously involves both having a corporeal body, and not being dead ARQUIUSPRITE: I have been delighting myself with some truly kickbottom internal monodialogues ARQUIUSPRITE: Did you know that, even though technically I knew this already, I find myself astounded to meditate upon the fact that human beings are capable of lactation? ARQUIUSPRITE: Isn't that incredible, Dirk? ARQUIUSPRITE: I mean, when one really thinks about it ARQUIUSPRITE: To have such convenient access to fresh milk ARQUIUSPRITE: The mare thought of it, I must say puts a little giddyup in my phantom legs ARQUIUSPRITE: And yet ARQUIUSPRITE: I must admit the notion of lactic discharge jetting from one's swollen pectoral masses... ARQUIUSPRITE: It strikes me as positively indecorous ARQUIUSPRITE: My horseguy robosweat is running cold just pondering the depravity of it DIRK: Uuuugh. ARQUIUSPRITE: Yet fascinatingly, this ability only manifests itself in human females ARQUIUSPRITE: As opposed to how one would reasonably e%pect dairy to originate, which is from the corpulent udder of a sublimely chiseled male musclebeast ARQUIUSPRITE: Or failing that, certain species found within the butler genus ARQUIUSPRITE: As a former simulation of a human who has recently been given reason to have hella opinions on milk production, I think the way females have cornered this boon is the height of biological injustice ARQUIUSPRITE: Have you ever dwelt upon this cruelty, dude esquire? DIRK: ARQUIUSPRITE: Your silence speaks volumes to your interest, so I'll keep talking about this a lot ARQUIUSPRITE: I will have to confess that my Alternian half boggles at the anatomical incongruities between our races with respect to dairy secretion ARQUIUSPRITE: Really, he had no idea that's what those were for ARQUIUSPRITE: Female trolls of course have them as well, but they are certainly not meant for supplying the young with nourishment ARQUIUSPRITE: Actually, and this trivia will surely wet your whistle for additional such facts, those voluptuous anatomical features have a number of significant purposes, biologically speaking ARQUIUSPRITE: I shall now e%plicate for you these purposes in assiduous detail DIRK: I don't want to hear any of this!
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.