Light & Darkness – Part 31
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Monday — July 14th, 2014

Light & Darkness – Part 31

For the language junkies, the final word there is “imene”.  It means “finish.”   Because the chapter is done, you see.


The Laziest Status Update

Guys, you like knowing when to expect more weird magical rodent noise, and I like being lazy.  Today we both win, because I needed to write up a DA journal thing anyway, so I went ahead and just put it all there.

Whazzat?  You didn’t know I had a DA?  Well, how fortuitous.  Now you can follow me and all my delightful doings over yonder as well.  They don’t get a lot of what goes on here, though.  Oh no.  You guys are special.

The next chapter is about halfish scripted and laid out at this point.  I’m trying a different approach with this one, but that works out okay for me because I’m juggling a fair smidge at this point in time.

And, since it came up on DA, with regards to prints and con prep, anything you’re all dying for?  I’ve no sense for these things.

‘Twixt the Tales Update

Been a couple weeks since the end of Light & Darkness, so I thought I’d fill y’all in on what I’ve been up to.

First off, we have my latest remix, this time of Eurobeat Brony’s “Batty”. This one’s been doing really well, and even got an EQD spot! So that’s rather cool.

There’s also “Moonlit Razi”, a somewhat sultry piece done up of one of my fiancé’s RP characters from her own attempt at offshooting Legends. Both of these are dead, but there’s strangely synchronous whisperings and chatter, things stirring, something trying to happen. I’m hoping something comes of that, but in the meantime there’s a mouse bein’ sexy or whatever. It’s nothing practically outside of HP’s normal bounds, but it is decidedly meant to be a bit more risqué, and for that reason I choose to keep it linked over embedded. It’s a weird line, but a line all the same.

That was a super productive week one, which would be followed up by weird exhaustion leading into super exciting illness. This last week leaves little to show on account of that, but through my muddled exhaustion I can say I’ve gotten out something, sort of.

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Yup, I’m trying this again.  It’s not a priority project, but it suited my mental state pretty well.

My goals this week are to try and get some commission work going before I get back into the full swing of chapters again, but I do hope to put a considerable dent in writing out the next chapter in the process.  It’s a doozy and I’ve been teasing it for ages, but for now I’ll say the interlude occurred for a narrative reason, and we’ll be returning at long last to the core group of our little story for a good while.  What happened after the events at the arena?  You’ll finally get to find out, albeit in the usual demented manner where I never just up and tell you as soon as you’d like.  I’m cruel like that.

I’ll keep you guys posted as things develop, but in the meanwhile, Maiz just started chapter 6, and I’ve long been saying that if you guys like HP, you’ll probably enjoy Maiz as well.  Give it a shot?

Weird Monday

Hey guys!  Apologies for no page this week.  I checked out Terraria’s Halloween update, and then Katie decided to check out Terraria in general, and then there were wars over the computer and who got to play Terraria.  My version of warfare is “meh I’ll play Tales wait LM HAS A FLAME SWORD AND A POWER DRILL?” and then sobbing in the corner of the office because I work all the hours, mind, but… we’re straying from the matter at hand here.

I was not able to get a page of SoT beyond the planning and scripting stages, but I did have the next page of Lonely like half done, so I wrapped that up instead.  If you’re into that weird little mess of a fanfic I’m slowly doing, you can find that right here.

Anyway, hopefully now that the initial fascination is over I can try and get both my own wanting to play and my girlfriend’s in check this week so next Monday will see things getting back to normal.  Alternatively, I would love to get going on making myself a diamond pickaxe.

Where Did Gato Go?

Hey guys!  It’s been a couple weeks since anything happened, and I figure I should let you all know I don’t just really, really want you to dwell on this page forever.

Last week sort of wound up being a vacation of sorts; I’d forgotten it was the weekend we had plans to be away from home until about Wednesday, at which point I stared at a blank page and laughed and played more Tales of Graces.  This week has been the start of prep for Rose City Comicon!  How exciting!  I’ve designed some new buttons that arent ponies (hint: “your vassals are my vassals”) and Katie is hard at work on restocking some favorite trolls.

The general plan right now is that things will be fairly quiet until possibly October, though I may sneak a page in before then, as we’re trying to get everything rightly sorted for the show.  We’re a proper vendor across from a six table collective and we are quite rightly intimidated out of our minds.  It’s scary!

But anyway, that’s what’s going on.  See y’all in October, yes?  In the meantime, maybe review the chapter and speculate amongst yourselves.  Speculation is fun.  It fuels me.  It makes me feel like your horrible puppet master.

Generic Update Post

Hey guys, it’s your neighborhood slacker letting you know what’s been going on.

As I believe I stated back when this weird little side story started, real life has been fairly interesting, and balancing it with work has been exceptionally difficult.  The goal of this penciled style was to speed up the process, but it’s actually taking longer!  After three weeks of losing entire weekends and losing my temper at anyone who got within five feet of me on a daily basis, I decided that it was in my best interest to take a few weeks off.  Christmas was coming anyway and my stress wasn’t going anywhere.

I’ve since been admittedly entranced by building a large testament to my insanity in LittleBigPlanet, because I dig that thing and it’s given me an outlet whilest I’ve cleared my head.  For the record, this thing is about a quarter to a third done.  It’s quite grand in its ambitions, but I’d rarely do anything any other way, which I guess is evidenced by my idea of a pseudo-vacation from the main storyline has backfired terribly in its main reason to exist.

I’m not giving up on things or anything, though, as that’s not how I tend to go about this.  However, with other projects on the vine and my prep time for con season being down to the last two months or so before ECCC comes to test my fledgling financial stability, Trelldain/HP and its ilk are going to be easing up a bit.  I’m not sure exactly what this means yet, as I want to keep updating with some regularity, but the pace will likely slow as I try to make some headway on other projects, including the now year-old Lonely Hooves and some new wares, particularly prints and button designs.

I know this is kind of a bummer and I do apologize if this gives you the sads or anything.  That said, I know my readership is generally people more interested in me than webcomics, so I would like to encourage you to maybe take some time to check out some of the other stuff out there and expand your horizons.  I strongly recommend MAiZ and Lackadaisy if you’re as into fuzzy things alternating between being semi-adorable and going full BA as your presence here suggests you are.

If you don’t care for tracking spastic irregularity, I recommend checking out Comic Rocket and subbing to HP there.  Assuming I can get my serial issues worked out (presently the comic “ends” on Fragments part 6), it should let you know when I get new pages up and out with fair dependency, and it’s also how I went about finally reading Lackadaisy myself.

As for updates, nothing this Monday (doing commission work and LH, might try a stream or two depending on the tasks), maybe next?  I’ll try.  No promises.

That’s all for now. Toodles!

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