So I can't believe it's been almost AN ENTIRE YEAR since I've updated this, and I feel equal parts guilty and ashamed because of it! I'm still alive, if anyone was wondering. I've spent most of this time away fighting giants and battling Cthulhu and having grand adventures.
But really, all I can say is I'm sorry, to the people who supported me from the beginning and expressed interest in this and were so encouraging even in my longass absence. I don't know if any of you are even still around - I know how frustrating it is when something you're following is dropped with little explanation - but I hope you still are. You have my thanks all the same for all the kind and thoughtful comments. I would hug every last one of you if I could, and then you would punch me, and then I would begin to cry because I'm just so lonely and I have so many feelings and then I'd get arrested and that's actually how I met my 3rd wife.
I hate giving explanations for these things because they often feel like excuses, but here's mine: Life got CRAZY. I'm just going to revamp the entire webcomic and turn it into 'The Misadventures of Throwing Cats and Friends feat. College'. Well, not really. But I probably could. It would be filled with cats and it would be filled with throwing, and sometimes both at once.
Mostly, I got incredibly bogged down with schoolwork. The plan was to get back to regularly updating over the summer, but then I ended up working two jobs (one of which was the most boring thing I have ever done in my life and actually eroded away my soul until I was no longer a functioning human being. Now I'm only able to smile when I'm kicking babies), and then I went back to school, and I guess I just let time slip away from me because now it's been ten months without an update and I'm like WOAH. I feel like I've just come out of some weird space vacuum in which time has ceased to exist. Also, my computer died a soldier's death in early October and I haven't been able to get a new one until recently. Thankfully, I'd copied everything over to an external HDD shortly before, like a boss. If the world ends in 2012, it still can't be a worse year than 2011, and we're not even halfway through yet! DESTINATION AGONY.
I also got my licence, which I was intially very proud of, but it's a lot less cool than American teen movies make it out to be, because all I do is drive my friends around or go on coffee runs so I don't just drop dead in the middle of a shower or something. And I feel very old. Glamorous. What's up with that, Americans?
And while we're here, I think it's worth sharing that my cat knocked my tablet clean off the shelf yesterday in what I assume was an attempt at some heroic jump, and it tumbled down to the floor with a plaintive little clank that will forever reverberate in my head
with something akin to horror. Now only the eraser bit of my pen works, but I'm a survivor. The cat was promptly thrown very far and very hard, of course.
Anyway, I think that's all I wanted to say. I'm surprised if any of you have even read this far. If you have, you should totally call me.
I'm short and I have two cats. Now you know everything about me. What's not to like, right lads and ladies?! Giggity. But really: I'm going to try very hard to update weekly again now. I'm sure there will be times when I update a little more when I have the time, or - when I begin school again - a little less, but I won't be disappearing into the cosmos for months at a time again. I know where I want this webcomic to go right up
until the end (give or take a few middle bits in which I will almost certainly deviate from the actual story and fill in with random pictures of kittens and other cute, fuzzy things, like perhaps my goatee) so I'm going to try very hard to get there!
Thank you all so much once again for the comments and the encouragement, even if you've moved on to greener, less-dead pastures and aren't here to receive my gratitude. I really appreciate it and I always have. I wanted to provide a text update much sooner than
this, but I felt it would be inappropriate, unnecessary and annoying if I didn't even have an actual update to show for it, especially since I did the same thing in my last "update"! So here we are! :3 I will be drawing only stick figures from now on, by the way. Just kidding. Maybe. You'll just have to wait and see. I'm so mysterious. Jessica Alba says that's what attracted her to me in the first place, but
I really think she's just telling me what I want to hear.
And look at this awful wall of text. I have no idea where this came from. Dip me in embalming fluid and call me Agatha Christie because I've gone and written a novella. ZING. (Too soon?)
I actually spent the whole time writing that scroll up there. True story!
Ew, schoolwork. Tell me about it. I've jammed so much French vocab into my head this year, I don't know what language I'm thinking in half the time. I've begun to have night terrors en francais. I just wake up screaming the lyrics to Alouette and wondering why I'm crying into a baguette.
And thank you! I will also eagerly await Milk updates. <3