October 21, 2010
Page 26 Book 5: Malevolent Machinations
He’s just got one of…those…faces…oh right…
Perhaps I should take a moment to clarify, to all those of you still around (And there’s a surprisingly large number it seems, judging by my web stats), my position towards updates.
On an update day (Currently meaning Mondays and Thursdays), I will always try to give you all something for you to enjoy. Ideally that will be a comic, and 9.89 times out of 10 it will indeed be a comic, but it might also be a Chronicles of Arcania entry, or heaven forbid a guest comic or guest writing (Vikkie’s Brigitte story falls into the latter). Occasionally I will throw some piece of fiction or speculative writing up here on a non-update day too, often when my brain gets stuck and lodged on some specific topic or idea.
The fact is, I’m amazed so many read this comic. Not a big number mind you compared to some of my peers, but I mean, I’ve heard so many gripes and complaints and criticisms over the years I’ve done this comic, such as over the flaws of the art style, the artistic similarity to Order of the Stick (Which, I will admit, still exists, but I have diverged somewhat considerably on an artistic level), the writing, the dialogue, etc. that I can sometimes scarcely imagine why anyone still reads this at all.
And then something like Monday happens, and I’m reminded that I have fans.
Not just readers mind you, fans, people who come back to this website on a near-daily basis to see if I’ve done something, and people who not just read and absorb what goes on here but who actually enjoy and are entertained by all my stuff. That’s really amazing to me, considering I started this comic on a whim on a rainy day in late 2007, that I have such wonderful people finding me for whatever reason important.
So if, twice a week, I can present you wonderful folk with something to try and repay you for your often-silent contribution towards all this effort, I will not think hard about whether I should or not. If I have an Internet connection and a computer, you will get something to enjoy here.