09/28 - Then From Out of the Knight
September is almost over and there's been no update to the Deltarune official site, though a newsletter went out on the 15th that said Chapter 3 is playable but in dire need of polishing. And even when Chapter 3 is completed, Fox doesn't appear to be releasing any more of the game until Chapters 3, 4, and 5 are all ready to go. So I think it's safe to say that, despite whatever dodgy source I read earlier this year, there won't be any Deltarune releases this year. After I've spent months teasing you with something big.
Well fuck it, here it is: Son of the Knight of the Fox in which I analyze in obsessive detail how Deltarune is the video game version of Grant Morrison's Animal Man and constantly get distracted by Berserk.
Why release this now instead of holding onto it until Chapter 3, 4, and 5 release? First of all, I've been working on this since March and at this point, I want to move on. And no matter how many times I tell myself "Okay, set it aside until the next batch of chapters releases, go do something else" I keep obsessively going back and tweaking it. I don't want to be picking at it for one, two, or who knows how many more years.
Second, well, look at the scroll bar. This thing is already a beast from analyzing two chapters. AND there's shit I wanted to talk about but decided to hold off on for a followup. I can't imagine how exhausting it would be to cover five.
And for anyone wondering, the header for this update is a reference to Zorro.
08/31 - Fwario
Finally got a new comic done, The Fox is Coincidence. By my calculations, Spamton spent nearly four months in that shower.
With September around the corner, we'll hopefully be getting release news on Chapter 3 and an ETA on when I can drop the thing I've been working on most of the year.
06/29 - Duck This
Doing some catchup with the quickies: 2022 in Review, and for 2023 we have January, February, March, and April. These might be sloppy and rushed, but I'm tired of working on them and am dealing with another sick cat, and want them out of my way.
And a word about the Greatest Deal comic: it's going on hiatus for at least a month. Surprisingly, it's not because of the "living in a humid area in a house with no air conditioning" thing I've talked about in the past. We actually got an A/C system installed earlier this year, so that shouldn't be a problem anymore. No, I just need to set it aside and not even think about it for a while to recharge my creative batteries. I got the next part mostly sketched out, but realized some parts were really screwed up and needed a lot of refinement, but whenever I went to work on it I'd just just stare blankly at it, eventually get frustrated, start watching YouTube videos, and get nothing done.
Including this one there are five more parts I want to do, two more that would be nice to do but are also skippable, and some fillers that would be fun to draw but I doubt I'm going to have the time. I got to thinking that the main part after this one and some of the others might even benefit from coming out after Chapter 3, after we learn about Mike and presumably what his connection to Spamton is.
Also with that big essay I keep fiddling with and even though I'm not publishing it until Chapter 3 or the 3/4/5 triple pack comes out and I get to pick through the new chunk of the game, I feel like my brain is screaming "Will you do something not related to Deltarune for a bit?" I'd also like to be artistically refreshed for when it comes time to do my Berserk shitpost, so I'm taking some advice from Brookes Eggleston and putting it away for a month.
05/07 - Spring Cleaning
Far too late for Easter and too early for Mother's Day, but here you go: Cleanup.
03/21 - A Spring in Your Step
I wanted to give our lucky boy a present on St. Patty's Day but it turned up a little late: Checking In. It's not the total bummer the last comic was.
One reason this took so long is, you know, life. The other is there's another big Deltarune related project I've been working on since January, and when I caught wind that, while there's no exact release date, Chapter 3 is coming in 2023 I wanted to focus on it just in case the release turns out to be April or something. Aside from some screenshots it's as done as I can get it for now, although I keep finding more oddities to add to it. So whenever the release date is announced I can focus on having my Deltarune/Berserk shitpost ready for the release, then incorporate Chapter 3 into [THE BIG ONE] and get it out the door while the hype is hot.
02/14 - Feelings Day
For Valentine's Day we got a downer in the Greatest Deal AU: A Free Meal. By my calculations, the group has spent three months in that fucking alleyway.
Sorry for how long that took, but I wasn't able to really focus on it until I got those quickies out of the pipeline, and then I came down with a stomach problem for a week. I like how it took me two months to do a 22-page comic, but now it takes me two months to do one page.
12/24 - I Like Penguins, Sue Me
For a Christmas Eve treat, another chapter in the Greatest Deal AU: Shopping Trip. After Boxing Day the Christmas season will be over at work and I should have more time and energy to work on stuff around here.
11/03 - Still On the Puppet Train
First two additions to that Greatest Deal AU are done: Escape Plan and Still Here.
A word about my schedule: a few weeks back my part time job was upgraded to full time, and with the Christmas season on hand it's kicking my ass. Sorry about the lack of updates in October but come on, you got three in September.
09/17 - One Must Also Exist Outside the Story
I am on an update streak lately, huh?
It's been a year since Deltarune Chapter 2 released and today we have yet another bit of Deltarune content, Knight of the Fox, in which I elaborate on a statement I made way back when I talked about Jevil and Spamton.
09/07 - Skitty Horde
08/10 - Son of a Fruit Fly
Today I bitch about why people need to Stop Asking For Literal Translations.
I also thought I'd mention why I haven't released any of those additional Deltarune comics I talked about a couple months back. Well, I wound up taking a longer break than I expected to because I guess I was just THAT burned out after five months of constant drawing, and that landed me in summer. As I've mentioned before, I live in a humid area in a house with no air conditioning, and the heat makes it hard to do anything creative this time of year. Come September when the weather cools off I should start being able to make them and call it a Deltarune Chapter 2 anniversary thing.
07/19 - The Song Remains
Today we've got a shotgun blast of quickies: January, February, March, April and May all at once. Don't get too excited, though. They're all super short since I was spending most of those months practicing my art and working on the comic from last update.
06/04 - Still Wasn't Done With the Puppet
Sorry for the lack of updates but there's something I've been working on for five freaking months now and through April and May I was putting as much of my time as I could into getting it done. And it's something I haven't done for this site in over fifteen years: a comic. And not a sprite comic this time, but an actual, never-before-seen on this site drawn comic: The Greatest Deal of All, based on Deltarune Chapter 2.
And for your patience I'm throwing in a three-page mini comic I did for practice before tackling [The Big One]: 4 vs 4.
I have ideas for more comics that go between Chapter 3 and the Epilogue, a few that occur within the main comic, and perhaps one that occurs afterward, so take this as a heads-up that I'm still not done with the puppet. However, I'm not touching my Wacom for a week.
Oh yeah, I did see Fangamer's images of the upcoming Spamton plushie and as I expected but was still heartbroken to see, it's butt-ugly. What I wasn't expecting, though, was for the doll to look like he isn't wearing pants.
03/28 - Yanny and Laurel Having Sex in a Gnome Head
A Sixth Volume of Odds and Ends in MOREC, including a story I promised to tell you all back in 2020.
And with World of Warcraft being brought up, I did buy two months just to poke my head into the last patch for the sake of closure before I wash my hands of the game forever.
02/26 - Also Jumps Around Yelling About Chaos
The Spamton Brain Rot bleeds over into a new MOREC where we discuss The Difference Between Jevil and Spamton.
01/27 - In the Blood
December quickies and 2021 in Review today. Wow, this is the first time in ages I've been up to date on my quickies, guess that's what happens when I'm not on Warcraft all day.
08/26 - Always Recycle. TO THE EXTREME!
Got some Odds and Ends to sort through today. And apologies beforehand, we're going to be milking *that* cow again.
08/14 - Sunshine, Unicorns, and Zombies
March and April 2021 quickies are finally in. Yeah, April was not productive, was it. Neither was July, but I'd like to wait a little longer to talk about that.
06/28 - And I Still Haven't Found What I'm Fighting For
We've got a three-for today! First up, the January and February 2021 quickies.
While writing the entries for Mega Man X4 and X5, I went off on tangents about their stories that bloated them, X5 especially. So I snipped that stuff out for A Mega Man X Hot Take.
05/27 - Stick the Greg Landing
Sorry to dip back into the WaterMelon well again, but I had an itching to write about its Swipe-rium antics while I struggle with the January and Feburary 2021 quickies.
04/29 - Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Mediocrity
Time for 2020 in Review. Sorry if this seems rushed, I trust you'll forgive me when I say I don't feel like dwelling on the year too much.
03/25 - I Wanted Out, But They Keep Pulling Me Back In
I was working on 2020 in Review and getting sidetracked by the first months of 2021 when some old acquaintances started making a lot of noise. I guess I couldn't ignore it forever, so grab a coat and join me as we delve Back Into the Cold, After All.
01/08 - Quickilands
As you might have heard the Shadowlands expansion of WoW dropped in late November, and it was a race to get my shit together in the two weeks before the first raid opened. Even now there's a lot of metal and herb grinding, but for now let's set our minds back on the dystopian year of 2020 with the September and October quickies.