ARANEA: Ok then! ARANEA: Has everyone settled down? Do I have everyone's attention? MEENAH: attention huh MEENAH: whoda thought MEENAH: you would want any of THAT ARANEA: Just stop. Please? ARANEA: I know it's only 8een minutes since you died, and you pro8a8ly aren't thrilled to see me for any num8er of reasons. ARANEA: 8ut for me it has 8een millenia! I have 8een waiting a long time to see you again, and orient you to the afterlife. MEENAH: heh MEENAH: being a ghost isnt anyfin you need to be oriented to MEENAH: were D-EAD who cares ARANEA: Excuse me for looking forward to our reunion then! I guess I 8uilt it up in my mind as something special for a whole lot of nothing! MEENAH: yeah probubbly MEENAH: what elses new though MEENAH: need to swimmer down girl MEENAH: you dead MEENAH: time to act like the fucks you give stopped existin MEENAH: like they..... MEENAH: disaspeared 38T ARANEA: Then you don't care at all, is that it? My waiting here all this time to see you means nothing? DIRK: Dude, is it just me, or is this kind of awkward. DIRK: Why did she even drag you here. JAKE: (Sh!) MEENAH: i mean MEENAH: having to wait milleniums and stuff MEENAH: as a ghost with too much to say MEENAH: that is nook loads of time MEENAH: but i mean MEENAH: we both might of lived that long MEENAH: if we didnt up and die just now MEENAH: or at least i woulda MEENAH: sounds to me like boring times ahoy either fuckin way ARANEA: ???????? ARANEA: What is even your point! MEENAH: um MEENAH: dunno? MEENAH: sorry serket MEENAH: lets hug it out later MEENAH: aight ARANEA: I think I have completely forgotten the su8tle art of determining whether you're 8eing sincere, through your tangled fishnet of aquatic puns and little sta8s of hostility. MEENAH: fishnet! MEENAH: fishnet yessss MEENAH: you coulda just said net but you said fishnet instead <3 ARANEA: Do you think you can at least remain well mannered while I 8ring the others up to speed on some critical matters? MEENAH: uh lets sea MEENAH: no ARANEA: Grrrrrrrr. ARANEA: That's it. I'm selling off this gaudy trinket. MEENAH: no fuck you gimme that ARANEA: I have developed an eye for priceless treasure. ARANEA: Do you have any idea who I grew up to 8e in the new world we made? ARANEA: I'd wager if I put it on the 8lack market, it would fetch a fee to the tuna several 8illion 8oonies. MEENAH: TUNA 38D MEENAH: tuna tuna tuna tuna MEENAH: i love you KARKAT: WOW. HEY. KARKAT: FUCKING *EXCUSE ME* MEENAH: what
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.