August 3rd, 2018

oh, right, yeah, the thing where you try to watch Xira cast....... that we definitely never did..... riiiight......

Okay gang! Sorry for the lateness on this one but now I have AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

After this update, the update schedule for Runewriters is changing in a kind of big way -- I'm gonna try moving to "scene" updates! This means that instead of getting out one page a week, I wait until I've finished 4-5 pages and post them all at once as one "scene."

The main reason for this is that, to be honest, I can't quiiiiiite manage weekly updates right now. I thought over it a lot, and I think constant short hiatuses or skipping updates every couple of weeks aren't great solutions for you guys or for my mental health; I think updating in scenes is gonna be the best way to make sure you guys are still getting satisfying updates!!

If you like this plan, then thank my dear friend and constant encouragement Steph!! She's the one who suggested it!!

BUT if you kinda prefer seeing the pages as they're finished and don't want to wait, I've got an option for ya -- I'm gonna try posting pages early, as I finish each one, on patreon for $1 backers!!

This is super new to me so we'll see how it goes!! I'm excited to try and I hope this will be a good solution for everyone! :D

NOW MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS: when you get an update of four pages at once, would you rather see them posted as individual pages that you click through, like normal? Or would you rather have them all as one long post, like this two page update? I've been giving it some thought but I'm interested to hear you guys' preferences!

OKAY I THINK THAT'S EVERYTHING!! Feel free to ask if you have any questions! If you want to be alerted to the next update, you can see a link to the Runewriters Discord, Twitter, Tumblr, Deviantart, and ComicRocket right above this post -- updates will be posted in all of those places!! thanks as always for the patience and support you've all shown so far while I work this out!! I really truly could not ask for better folks reading this comic, and I'm extremely grateful for you all! ;u;

Comment by Chnapy

I think n-pages updates work better than n simultaneous updates because it removes the chance that someone would see the last page of the new batch first instead of the first newly-posted one.

You could probably remove that risk for the most part with some appropriate site design (Cucumber Quest for example does it well, what with its main page linking to the first page of the most recent update and displaying the update's length when it's more than one page in length). But if that's not an option for you at the moment (and it does make the site just a little bit more clunky) I think n-page updates are the better option.

Also, your comic is great and so are you! I hope this new schedule fits you, it makes me sad that so many comic artists have to work unsustainable and unhealthy schedules to keep up with the pace readers expect.

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posted at 5:41pm on August 3rd, 2018

Reply by eoforyth

Yes, Harpy Gee does the same thing. Sometimes there are three or more pages, but it always starts at the firdt page of the update - the author makes a comment below to say keep clicking.

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posted at 10:00am on August 4th, 2018

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