Hi there fellas!The day before yesterday I found some time to re-read a part of the comic - I was SHOCKED to see that the last update was....6 months ago or so...
Although I feel sincerely ashamed, I know that I'd be pushing it too much if I were to update any sooner. The things in my life put enough pressure on me and I had to take a breathing break from this particular comic. It's really hard to write without getting tangled up in emotional and depressing things concerning Doug's flashbacks on his life before he was left alone. I felt that I really want to explore and invent things that might've happened before he found Chell's documents.
I really do enjoy making these up - because what really fascinated me in the game was the surroundings and mistery arround the working of Aperture. The vast chambers, rusty and crumbeled areas with nature already biting its way into them is what I consider of sheer beauty.... And the tragedy and black humour surrounding all of that makes the general experience of the game even stronger. I wanted to evoke this feeling inside of you as well Many of you stated how the comic was awesome at first but then the pacing went down (and it wasn't just the fault of the lack of updates but rather too many pages dedicated to these flashbacks).
I wanted to create side-characters that you'd care about and who would be believable and spent too much time working on that instead of pushing the story forward. I hope some of you enjoyed that part, though.There's also this weird romance-thing going on there between Chell and Doug - or rather, just from his side
. I know many of you disaproove of this, it may've been even annoying to you and it dragged the pacing even further down
I believe many readers got creeped out by it or just stopped reading because they expected this story to be about something else. I can tell from the nuber of views. although this is a bit dissapointing and saddening for me, I still am happy that many of you kept reading on and I am sincerely happy for the feedback.The thing between Chell and Doug - I really needed to draw it out into the foreground because of later happenings in the story
- I really needed to create a strong bond between them in order for Doug to have a reason for risking his life and freedom. You don't usually do it for strangers (although there are people who would
which is amazing and beautiful).Since I had such a long hiatus on the comic, it's a bit hard to get back into it
- I had to make thumbnail sketches of the upcomming pages ( I don't ussually do that, which is the reason why the pages aren't condensed). There are approx 26-30 pages that will close up a major thing in the story, maybe breaking your heart even :'D
There's one more flashback of few pages there that is neccessary to conlude the things that happened before all the scientists, including Henry, died and left Doug to battle alone. After that there prolly won't be any more major flashbacks. Maybe only a few scattered panels.So just wanted to let you know that I DID NOT give up on the story, it's still in the making and hopefully I can update soon.
I have lots of work with the movie, can't fail it this time or else I'll be scarred for life D: I also have some health and family issues that I can't really write about , so I really hope you keep on supporting the story till end, even though its writer is such a slow snail.