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Chapter 5: Page 15

30th Jul 2019, 12:00 AM in 5. Fall
Chapter 5: Page 15
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QuotePilgrim 30th Jul 2019, 12:00 AM edit delete
A sudden update after a long hiatus, what else is new?

Once this chapter finally finishes (give it a couple years, at this rate), I am going to change the way in which I updated this comic. I have been publishing each page as soon as I finished drawing it, which did work alright at some point, when I didn't take half a year to get around to doing a single page, but it's obviously not working right now. Instead, starting from the next chapter, I am going to only start publishing the pages for each chapter after I've finished drawing the whole chapter. This may result in really long waits between chapters, but at least the pages within each chapter will be published at a constant, more reasonabe rate. I think this is a good trade-off.

Also, I will do my best not to take forever to draw the pages, and to update y'all on the comic's progress in between chapters. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to achieve my goal of 2 pages a week, but I'll always strive for that. Even if I don't get there, at least I can make sure the updates will be more consistent in the future.

A few things have been going on during this hiatus which I would like to mention:

First, I am selling a short story on gumroad. It's very different in tone from this comic, and it contains some adult themes in it*, but I think you would probably enjoy it if you like the comic, and if you want to support me, I would suggest you check it out. It's pay what you want with a minimum of $2, which I think is a fair price. But, if you send me a direct message asking for it, I will send you a copy for free so you can decide if you want to pay for it or not after you've read it.

Second, I have started a gig on fiverr. I'm making ebook covers for now, but I plan to also do full book covers eventually. If you know anyone who's looking for a cover artist for an ebook, I would really appreciate if you'd let 'em know about me.

Third, I plan on taking comissions for custom social media avatars. I will open a gig on fiverr for that, and I'll update my deviantArt with more information soon-ish, I just have to make a few more samples before I can do that. You can see the first two samples I made here. I can do different art styles if asked to, just show me some examples. If you want a custom avatar or know someone who does, you/they can send me a note on deviantArt so we can discuss it.

* If I were to put an age restriction, I'd say you have to be over 16 to read it, just to be on the safe side, though honestly I think as long as you're at least a teenager, you should be fine.
QuotePilgrim 30th Jul 2019, 12:14 AM edit delete
You may notice a sudden improve in the art quality from the previous page to this one. During this last hiatus, I've found a way of practicing drawing that was a lot more effective than pretty much anything else I had tried in the past.


Hindbodes 30th Jul 2019, 4:42 AM edit delete reply
Man I seriously would not get into an elevator in this situation. Sure, elevators are trustworthy in a regular metropolis, but in this situation it stacks up as a confined metal box that most people don't know how to break out of and that spooky villains could feasibly use to trap anybody and then gas them or something. Stairs are tried, true, and unmanipulable.

Kinda reminds me of how remote erasure of data makes holding on to physical books so important...
QuotePilgrim 30th Jul 2019, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
I don't even take elevators as it is, if I can at all avoid it.

On another note, while it is true that books are much more durable than digital data, I don't think data erasure (or even degradation) is a real worry. As long as data is kept on well maintained servers and proper security measures are taken, I believe it can be preserved indefinitely. There is stuff still available today that have been on the Internet pretty much since it was invented almost 30 years ago. There is non-physical data older than the Internet itself that still exists today.

In any situation where data could be feasibly wiped out of existence, I don't see physical books being much useful either, as we're already screwed. That is just me, though, I could well be wrong about this.
Hindbodes 31st Jul 2019, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
It's because I'm not very trustworthy of people and their tendency to rewrite truths when in great power, spreading misinformation most easily through digital means. Like 1984. Fuck, I said it wrong...
MK_Wizard 30th Jul 2019, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Maybe he is better off taking the stairs. Elevators and horror don’t mix.
QuotePilgrim 30th Jul 2019, 12:37 PM edit delete reply
As many characters do in these stories, Owen lacks some genre-savviness.
xwindows 23rd Aug 2019, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
He definitely didn't watch enough elevator-related scene in horror movies to consider all of the possibilities of what could go wrong...