Crazy! I actually drew something that isn’t the comic! I couldn’t quite remember what to do with it when I was done, but… Here ya go! The cast from Jon Kowitz’s comic, The Fold Space, housed on DeviantArt. He’s been a constant supporter of ProtC for ages, so I felt I owed him a little something. :3

Okay, so I completely underestimated my capabilities to doodle and sketch while under pressure and running in circles trying to rebuild my home. Haaa, moving’s crazy, isn’t it? We all forget how crazy it really is,  don’t we? Maybe we could have seen that coming if I’d been thinking, but really, there are few events in life that are as non-conducive to straight thinking as putting one’s entire life into categorized boxes. No, it doesn’t ever work that neatly.

Regardless, here I am once again! My internet connection’s back, the world is mostly right side up, and a new page awaits you. On with the show! It is so good to be back at this.

I come bearing a reminder, just one more time:

Prophecy of the Circle will be going on hiatus!

The reason, in case you might have missed it, is that I’m in the process of moving. I’m not entirely sure how long the hiatus will be, but I officially move this weekend, and then there is the inevitable unpacking of things. Bigger and more disruptive is the small matter of getting my internet set up at the new place, and due to some interesting finagling I have to do regarding that, it may take some time (but I hope not; I am indeed part of the wired generation and life without internet looks so very, very bleak, brr).

Rest assured that I’m rushing back to this as soon as I’m able. If it’s possible during the internetless dry spell, there will at least be doodles and sketches appearing sporadically in the Tumblr and DeviantArt, courtesy of my running around with my laptop trying to catch a signal like a thirsty fellow tries to catch a raindrop. It all depends, but it’s my fervent hope.

This is difficult for me, too. I can at least assure you all of that. You’re the best audience, always curious and encouraging, and I hope you’re still around for the tekk-themed Interlude and then Chapter Two when I return.

There was a lot of commentary (for me, anyway) on that last update, and I made sounds of joy, but of course you couldn’t hear them, so this’ll just have to do. I just have to say that it was great to hear from so many of you guys all at once.  It makes my day to know you’re out there and enjoying the story as much as I am.

I guess it’s getting pretty obvious that the first way-longer-than-I-thought-it-would-be chapter is about to wrap up, hm? Is troo! There’s not much remaining. A beat page or two, depending on how everything fits together under my pencil, and then just the dénouement. I’m excited! Jon,  a fellow comicker friend of mine,  pointed out that in the long road of story telling, there are few victories as sweet as chapter completions. I agree, and add that that’s even in comparison to a story’s ending. The ending is bittersweet because it’s over and I’ve never been good with goodbyes. A chapter’s end is progress, but with more playtime ahead. Really, I think the only thing truly better than a chapter end is a story’s beginning.

Which I’d better not think about. I get Project ADD if I don’t rein myself in.

There’s a part of me that’s tempted to take a pause for a week or two after then end of chapter one, but before I give in to that temptation I thought I’d mention it out loud. The audience is kind of the most important part of story telling (otherwise we’re just talking to walls and thin air; the more eccentric of us get enough of that in on the side anyway), so it only makes sense to warn you. Basically I’ve just been slightly more out of my mind than usual lately, and trying not to let it show here. It’s the usual that everyone has sometime in their life: work, life, and, biggest of all, the inevitable hassle of moving. That last bit’s happening at the end of July/beginning of August, and, well… Aaaaaahhhhhhhh! D:

So. I’m strongly considering taking a very short hiatus at the end of chapter one before we launch into the between-chapters interlude from the tekk’s point of view (which I’m so so so looking forward to; there are finally names for those lizard faces). I feel myself rushing the art lately, and I don’t like it, but I also don’t want to take my break in a place in the story that would leave everyone hanging and wanting to come after me with pitchforks. Once I was a farm girl and we could have a pitchfork duel, but now I live in a high rise and city people frown on things like that.

Party poopers, I know.

Anyway, sounds good?