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June 10th, 2014, 11:29 am

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Posted by Mindscape_Jem

Wow. Sorry about the tremendous wait.

So a little history. I'm a super big procrastinator and when I finish something, I have a really hard time getting it out to people unless it feels perfect. This difficulty extends the longer I wait until I either reach a breaking point (i.e now) or I give up entirely (i.e. every other comic/written series I've made before this one). This is due to my inability to reach past my self-determined limits and focus so much time and effort in completing something, that it causes me unneeded stress and I never really get anything done.

However, in this case I never really gave up on the comic. This is because it was based on a sketchbook, notepad, scratchpad, sticky note and anything else I could get my hands on medium. So I could literally create hundreds of rough drafts on all sorts of surfaces and other means. What was I working on you might ask? I was working on a thank you for all the fans that stuck with me during my hiatuses. Silly, I know because what most people really want are updates, not thank yous or acknowledgement. Furthermore, this comic was not originally for fans, but a way to express myself and just have fun, and most importantly -relieve stress- which I pretty much failed entirely.

So now it's June. I finished classes early, they were "at your own pace classes" and they officially ended in May. Since I finished them, so early I wanted to make a snarky sketch of how I'm bad at coming back from hiatuses, which I made in April. But instead of just uploading it, I instead wanted to wait until my birthday, so I could get a new scanner. My birthday is May 1st. When I got it, I should have just uploaded then, but instead I thought it would be better to redraw the image in a better style. However, I still didn't upload because I felt so guilty I waited so long without any updates. And now it's June, where I reached my breaking point, and redrew it again and actually decided to upload it, and not just the new one, but the previous old ones as well.

This is actually a bit of a milestone, in a way, because the whole reason I started this comic was because I had reached a breaking point in my life and I wanted to start creating something again. Strange that I waited until almost the one year anniversary (if you can really call it that with a six-month gap of no updates) of the comic to come to this realization.

So where to now? Well I'm free until the end of August to make updates. I'm definitely not up to uploading 5x a week or anything, but I am working on several comics that are at the very least written. I also have a couple of other projects that I have created that I want to show off. What about the special comic? If I make it, I'll upload it immediately and won't try to "fit it in a spot" like I originally planned to do because it's really not that "special" anymore. As for a milestone comic, I may churn something out, but I'm not making anymore promises.

The good news is that this coming semester should be my last for a while. So maybe a 3-4 month hiatus in August at the most? I don't know. However, I certainly won't disappear again like this.

So if you read all that thanks! Otherwise enjoy my return! Next update is set to WHENEVER. Ha ha.

~Justin Grachan 2014

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Posted by Mindscape_Jem

@Janobii: Thanks I really appreciate the support.

Also, I really love your new avatar. That looks so neat!

Posted at June 11th, 2014, 2:05 am

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