TA: well, yeah, y0u kind 0f were, s0rt 0f a reuni0n 0f cl0se departed friends g0ing 0n here, but n0 big deal i guess. GG: oh no! GG: i can leave AA: no dont! AA: sollux try to be polite AA: there is no reason at all for you to feel hostile toward them anymore AA: jade is very nice and she did nothing wrong AA: none of them did so when you wake up maybe you should try to reconcile with them or at the very least just say hello TA: did Y0U? AA: did i what TA: be nice t0 them 0r whatever bef0re y0u expl0ded. AA: well no AA: but i should have! AA: i did with you before i left didnt i TA: i guess s0. GG: :o AA: this is awkward AA: shush you! AA: what actually happened after i died it sounds complicated AA: it is! AA: ill get you up to speed i promise but guys come on lets not scare away our guest AA: ok then ill shut up AA: i think one aradia saying things is more than enough probably TA: y0u can say that again heheheheheh. TA: but i mean, d0n't say it again literally, because that's kind 0f the wh0le p0int, and w0uld c0mpletely c0ntradi... AA: oh my god shut up! GG: its ok! i can take another nap later when you guys arent busy... AA: no jade its ok AA: please stay! im curious about why you are here GG: well... GG: i have just been enjoying these little naps more and more lately! GG: each time i go to sleep i meet more new people and learn so much GG: but i still cant get karkat to take a nap, boy talk about a guy who is anti nap! TA: ahahahah, yeah, what a d0uche! GG: seeeeeriously! GG: he is the douchiest of crabby crabs who ever douched a big douchey crab TA: l0l. GG: but yeah, its been fun, i should really thank feferi again for setting it up so we could meet like this! TA: wait, ff is here? GG: yup! TA: 0h g0d, why didn't that 0ccur t0 me, where is she?? GG: ummm probably in another bubble GG: but youll find her! maybe during your next nap... TA: well shit, why can't i just g0 glub ar0und 0ut there in the ring and find her n0w? TA: i mean, aside fr0m the fact that i'm blind and c0mpletely useless. AA: navigating between bubbles is difficult here AA: its better to drift between them naturally as they intersect AA: not spatially but through common points in memory AA: to navigate the furthest ring you need to have mastered the flow of time! AA: that is why i am here AA: i am alive again so i may assist the dead in this way TA: huh. AA: jade tell me AA: have you seen me here before? i mean me dressed like i am now wearing my godhood GG: yeah! GG: you were really nice and helpful TA: wait, what, y0u're wearing a g0dh00d? TA: why didn't y0u tell me that, what gives? 0r that y0u came back t0 life?? AA: im wearing a hood and have butterfly wings what else would you like to know TA: man, being blind is dumb, can i like gr0pe y0u 0r s0mething t0 get up t0 date 0n y0ur appearance, w0uld that be weird? AA: yes sollux that would probably be pretty weird GG: i think your outfit looks so cute! i love your wings too AA: thank you your outfit is quite spiffy too AA: i like that skirt a lot especially AA: is AA: is that a skirt? GG: i am not sure :o TA: /R0LLING MY EYES. TA: is what i w0uld be d0ing if that were p0ssible. AA: shhh! TA: aa c0me 0n y0u were making a p0int. AA: yes ok AA: you see those encounters you had with me before have not happened for me yet because ive only just arrived AA: time follows strange paths here as does space AA: if you travel a great enough distance you may discover you are also traveling either backwards or forwards in time as well! AA: just as if you stay in one place for too long the geometry of space surrounding you will become unreliable AA: you may swat the air to your left and discover you have just slapped yourself! AA: the only way to make sense of it is to understand either property very well AA: and since i am new here i have some learning to do just like everyone else AA: but i do know one thing GG: what! AA: i knew that the first bubble i would enter would be an important one for us to visit TA: what's s0 imp0rtant ab0ut it? AA: hang on AA: we are moving on to a new memory hold that thought
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.