June 23rd, 2017

AND THAT'S THE END OF CHAPTER FOUR!!! I hope everyone has enjoyed this WILD RIDE as much as I did. :D

and if you vote, there's a small extra doodle about that last bit.

AND NOW ON TO BUSINESS!!
I'm going to take a few months' break to get chapter 5 in order before we dive in! I've been looking at it, and I think 3 months makes the most sense -- meaning, Lord willing,updates are planned to resume on September 26th. That'd give me roughly a month to work on the chapter 4 book, a month to script, and a month to thumbnail. And if it doesn't take me a full month to do those things, I might be able to get a buffer of finished pages before updates begin again!
If by some chance we're not ready when Sept 26th rolls around, I'll update you guys then with a more precise return date, but, to be honest, I'm EXTREMELY excited about Chapter 5 and I hope to start it right on time if at all possible!!

In the meantime, if you're on tumblr, you might wanna follow the runewriters tumblr!! I'm thinking I'll run Chapter 4 pages there over the break, if you want to experience it all again at a faster reading pace, and I've been thinking of maybe posting a few small extras over the break to hold you guys over! :> We'll see how it all goes!

As always, thank you so so much for all your patience and support, you guys are honestly the best readers and I'm so grateful for all of you!! Enjoy summer break, RUNEWRITING WILL BE BACK IN SESSION THIS FALL :D


Comment by boogeymadam

jonan's squad dad, confirmed.

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posted at 12:07am on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by Kiri

LOOK AT THIS CANON BLUSHING SHIP MATERIAL HERE.

I wonder -- would Necropony have done anything to Angry Dude if it seemed like he was an actual threat to Jonan? :OOO

Aaaaa can't wit for chapter 5!!

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posted at 12:08am on June 23rd, 2017

Reply by Ganurath

Can you fault him for blushing? She's subjectively naked.

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posted at 4:03am on June 25th, 2017

Comment by The Quiet One

*Immediately marks calendar for Sept. 26th* I'll be here!

So when do you estimate that the Chapter 4 book will be available to buy? I'm definitely looking forward to obtaining it.

As for the last page of Chapter 4, I love how Jonan just casually strolls off like a boss (with Necropony prancing along beside him). And as for Xira...dang, what's this water in my eye. *sniffs* I love how he's become integrated into the group. (Please don't betray them, Xira.)

Vote incentive - Tareth: A good portion of my life as a deaf person, I tell ya.

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posted at 12:30am on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by Tama

Have a nice hibernation!

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posted at 12:35am on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by Grumpy Old Snake

Oh my gosh, look at Æmber's starry eyes~ This page is adorable on many fronts.

Wishing smooth going for you over the break, and I'll look forward to when things resume!

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posted at 12:45am on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by Jess

Well, I don't know about everyone else, but I'll be sure to come back here every day during this hiatus to vote for Runewriters on Top Webcomics. Can't wait to see what happens in September! Keep up the good work.

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posted at 3:19am on June 23rd, 2017

Reply by Ikwig

Yep, that's my plan as well!

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posted at 10:48pm on June 25th, 2017

Comment by Devika

(Migrating here from Tapas from now on I think)

Oh. My. Gosh. This is the CUTEST <3 *happy fluffy feelings*

Super excited about the next chapter, I'll definitely stick around! (More like, checking the RSS feed repeatedly even way before September)

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posted at 3:29am on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by Random Passerby

I'll be there!

Side note: eeeeeeeeeeeeee

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posted at 5:47am on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by Karen

The contrast of "Eeeeeeeee hand-holding!<3" and "Eeeeek moon wolves..." together in the same panel is doing a lot to my emotions... XD

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posted at 7:20am on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by TheHeroicOne

help i'm screaming I LOVE XIRA AND TARETH.. SO MUCH... YES, YOU TWO BE CUTE TOGETHER! YES!!

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posted at 9:24am on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by Kitkat

YES.YES. MY OTP IS CONFIRMED. TARETH X XIRA IS CANON, AND IF IT ACTUALLY ISN'T, GOD DANG IT.

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posted at 11:55am on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by Glew

Awwwwwwwwwww Are they holding hands? :3

Re vote incentive: Jonan, will there come a point when you will refer to people by their names? "the witch" has one, it is Xira. "the savage" is called Severian and "that girl" is Tareth. You mean meanyhead!

Re: hiatus: it is always a bit of a bummer, but I'm not complaining. We stuck around for the appr 2 year pause, so 3 months will fly by :D

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posted at 2:26pm on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by Toanovu

Poor Aember. I feel for her a lot, after spending such a long time trapped in the box, having such a tiny amount of time outside of it must be such a tease for her. :(

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posted at 7:27pm on June 23rd, 2017

Comment by Ikwig

Hmmm . . . on the one hand, I'm not sure how I'll get through the summer without the regularly scheduled joy of a new Runewriters page . . . reading Runewriters is one of my very favorite ways of making myself feel better when I'm having a bad day, or perking myself up when I'm tired . . . Obviously, it's time for a reread of the whole thing!

Because, on the other hand, I have a lot of respect for artists who are more interested in the quality of their story than they are in just gathering readers. Taking time off to get everything in good order is (and giving yourself some time off from the hectic "once-a-week" schedule so that you're less likely to get burned out) honestly sounds like a great plan to me. :) I'm definitely looking forward already to September 26th, but I do hope that you have a lovely (and relaxing) hiatus!

Now I'm off to put the Chapter 4 book on my holiday wish list - never too early to start wishing! :)

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posted at 11:09pm on June 25th, 2017




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