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September 20th, 2013, 8:56 pm

Regarding Updates

Hey, guys.

First off, I want to say thank you all for sticking through this rough patch with the comic. This having been the first time I took a hiatus, I wasn't sure how things would go upon my return. I really appreciate all the support and feedback everyone has been giving me, and I'm excited for where the comic will go next. As you know, Ty will be heading to the top of Mt. Chimney soon to face a certain Loki-haired psycho whose plan even he may not be fully aware of. But, before that happens, I have something I want to address.

A few changes have occurred in the last couple weeks that will affect the comic. I finally got a new computer to replace both my regular laptop and tablet laptop. I'm writing this from a Microsoft Surface Pro and it is awesome. The only issue is that the resolution is so high that when I work on the comic I have to either zoom in a lot or change the resolution, both of which come with some detail-oriented issues. As such, I still have my old tablet and will continue to use it for the comic as long as it survives in order to keep the formatting and detail level the same. However, any new comics I choose to work on will likely be made using the Surface.

I also moved back into the dorms at the UW, because classes start next Wednesday. I'll be taking my last prerequisite classes before I begin the Creative Writing program, and I will also be taking my last classes as a sophomore, due to credit I earned in high school. This means I won't have as much free time as I've had in the past, as the effort I have to put into the upcoming classes will likely be much more than the previous classes. This means I will likely have less free time, which means less comic time.

Third, I'm still not feeling one-hundred percent. The comic and I are getting along great, it's just some other things that have been on my mind that I'm still working through. This is why I haven't done much of anything, including updating my blog and YouTube channel that I doubt anyone besides Gigi watches.

Taking all these things into consideration, I want to make it clear that it is highly unlikely the comic will continue to update daily. I will be working on the page for tomorrow (Saturday) as soon as I wrap this up, and I'll try and get the rest of the chapter done before classes start. However, once the chapter comes to a close, I'm not sure where to go from there. As such, I'd like your input on how the schedule continues after this chapter is finished. I'm open to suggestions, but here are the three plans I'm contemplating:

1. Update as pages are completed. If I can keep doing daily pages, great. If not, I'll run out of buffer and you'll get the next page whenever it's done, and I'll bump up to daily as I am able to.
2. Take a short break between chapters, and then update each chapter daily. Doing it this way, I'd take one or two weeks to build up a buffer again and then present the next chapter in a daily format, then take another break as I prepare for the chapter following that. It would give me more time to clear my head and structure the next chapter, but would also mean I'm basically inactive for up to two weeks at a time.
3. Switch to a more typical webcomic schedule. This would likely be Monday/Wednesday/Friday, or something similar to that. I should be able to keep that up, but I don't know if that would cause the comic to lose momentum.

No matter what plan I choose, I'll make every effort to switch to daily updates again when I'm able to significantly improve my buffer. I was planning on doing that this summer, but life gets in the way sometimes.

Let me know in the comments what option you prefer, or if you have an alternative to propose. I'm always open to suggestions.

Thanks, everyone.


Pokemontrainergigi, September 20th, 2013, 9:18 pm

I'd say go with option 1 (which is what I do :D)

Lockman, September 20th, 2013, 9:46 pm

I like the second option. My buddy Jason (AKA simpleCOMICS) does that with his comic, Simple Complications, sometimes. From chapter to chapter, the schedule varies, but one common schedule is updating a chapter daily, then taking a break before the next one.

Shameless advertising for Jason:

ozymandias_jones, September 21st, 2013, 6:29 am

I like the second option too I think. It would feel like, 'ooh yay tyton nuzlocke is back on!' every month or so.

Zelkova, September 21st, 2013, 3:32 pm

1. if you can still pretty much do it every day with maybe one or two days not happening (Gigi style)

but I am really loving the 3rd choice personally otherwise.

UltraNOVA, September 21st, 2013, 4:44 pm

Well first of all, it's good to hear from you again!

Second, I guess options 1 or 2 would be best, although option 2 sounds easier for the progression of the story and for your sanity.

Barn0wl, September 23rd, 2013, 3:35 am

Have to agree with UltraNOVA that it's great to hear from you again. I'm thrilled to hear that you're going to keep working on the comic and I'll keep following no matter the schedule.

I'm thinking that option 2 or 3 might work best for you? It slows the pace you have to work at and reduces the pressure, but still allows the comic to keep it's flow going.

I love the comic and definitely want it to continue, but not at the expense of your studies or your health or sanity. I'm patient ... ;)

Hmmm ... I should do a Tarot reading for you. Hmmm ... For that matter, I should do a Tarot reading for Tyton!

Miles Hikari, September 25th, 2013, 9:20 am

Glad to see you talking again! Anyway I say go with option two. As a college student myself I know those between chapter breaks are gonna become a big help.

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