Is Candle Cove ever going to show up/get a semi-sequel in a Broodhollow chapter? Because, I remember you mentioning in an interview you wanted to do an expansion of the story someday, and Broodhollow'd probably get way more popular if ya did.
Part of selling the adaptation rights to Candle Cove means I can’t (a) expand on it/write a sequel or (b) adapt it to another form, like a comic. I could do a similar thing with veiled allusions to Candle Cove, but I’d have to change big pieces of it.
Additionally, I’m not interested in shoehorning Candle Cove into Broodhollow anymore than I am interested in shoehorning Doctor Who into Broodhollow. Maybe it would make it more popular, but it would probably feel forced. (And technically I can’t.)
here’s a thought i have often. what will my last thought be? what will be the last thing to go through my mind when i die? with the assumption being that i will go suddenly, in my sleep, unaware.
it makes me sad because it is proof that life has no narrative. and i think we need it to have a narrative. we’d like it to. we provide our life with a narrative. but no one’s final thought is closure. no one’s final thought is the last paragraph in their book. i certainly don’t think your life flashes before your eyes. there won’t be any symbol revisited, any bookend, any repeated refrain, any summary. we can never give our own narrative an ending because we didn’t know we were at the end.
Male Writer:Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original
Male Writer:Mother in laws amirite?
Male Writer:My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.
Male Writer:Ugh female books are so romance filled
Male Writer:And girl fanfics, so mary suey
Male Writer:Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.
Male Writer:She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification
Male Writer:If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?
Male Writer:a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times
Male Writer:If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me
Specifically White Male Writer:Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.
Same Guy:It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.
Another Specifically White Male Writer:It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy
Same Guy:I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark mideval dragon fighting europe period
Same Guy:Where in Europe? Who cares!
Male Writer:There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.
Male Writer:Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!
Male Writer:One female character and five male characters is a good team balance
Male Writer:If my female character chooses to act in a sexist tropey way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.
“White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement.”—(via shitrichcollegekidssay)
so I went to the Ichor Falls website and all I'm greeted with is like this big wall of text that seems to be just candle cove. Ive been told there's more to Ichor Falls than that. Am I missing something?
There was more to Ichor Falls than Candle Cove, but the stories came down when I changed hosts. Someday I will re-add them! If you want to purchase them though they are here (pay what you want, including $0): https://gum.co/ichorfalls
guys i find myself reading a lot of poetry, or trying to. especially about the passage of time. writing it requires a clarity and an earnestness i don’t feel like i possess. i’m so impressed by it though.
Lord: it is time. The huge summer has gone by. Now overlap the sundials with your shadows, and on the meadows let the wind go free.
Command the fruits to swell on tree and vine; grant them a few more warm transparent days, urge them on to fulfillment then, and press the final sweetness into the heavy wine.
Whoever has no house now, will never have one. Whoever is alone will stay alone, will sit, read, write long letters through the evening, and wander along the boulevards, up and down, restlessly, while the dry leaves are blowing.
YOU WHO NEVER ARRIVED
You who never arrived in my arms, Beloved, who were lost from the start, I don’t even know what songs would please you. I have given up trying to recognize you in the surging wave of the next moment. All the immense images in me — the far-off, deeply-felt landscape, cities, towers, and bridges, and unsuspected turns in the path, and those powerful lands that were once pulsing with the life of the gods— all rise within me to mean you, who forever elude me.
You, Beloved, who are all the gardens I have ever gazed at, longing. An open window in a country house— , and you almost stepped out, pensive, to meet me. Streets that I chanced upon,— you had just walked down them and vanished. And sometimes, in a shop, the mirrors were still dizzy with your presence and, startled, gave back my too-sudden image. Who knows? Perhaps the same bird echoed through both of us yesterday, separate, in the evening…
I noticed you convert Chainsawsuit to vertical format for Tumblr. I've had a few people suggest I do this, but I've been kind of iffy about it because, I guess I'm a traditionalist when it comes to horizontal format. Do you feel it's worth taking the time? I mean, obviously you do since you do it, but what I'm getting at here is: Explain yourself.
people on tumblr like to look at things go up and down. i don’t know why, i think it’s dumb. i thought “why would that be any different? vertical content is really received better??” then i started doing it, and i think it is. who knows man, i miss the telegraph
oh i forgot to add that that episode of adventure time was brilliant. i am a huge fan of davidoreilly and his spectrum of work. i wrote this post a long time ago, in 2009 i think, about his thoughtful short “please say something,” focusing on one part and what it meant to me.
hmm! re-reading it is actually really useful looking at how i think of dream logic for broodhollow!
Ideally we should be supporting your production of the podcast and comics. Resist the urge to let this become so big that it becomes more work than any of your current projects. You can always add and tweak rewards as you go!
i agree with this. i have a desire to start loading my plate, fueled by artist guilt, but the point of patreon is to free content from being held hostage by advertising and merch sales.
patreon has the same pitfalls as kickstarter… if you think you’re asking for too much, and you give a ton more in return, in the end you’re stretched too thin to even deliver on the old stuff. and WORSE, you now made promises and took on others’ money so you’re beholden.
but unlike kickstarter it is fluid and rewards can be added depending on how well it’s going. that is hard to remember!
A Patreon for Broodhollow, or for the podcast? I’d be down for both! Maybe patrons would get access to streams of you drawing the comic? (Even though I know you occasionally do that now, maybe make it a regular thing? As much as time allows.)
It’s a Patreon for everything I’m involved in. If I break it into Podcast + Comics separately, then I’ve (a) divided my audience’s interest, and (b) might as well break it up by each comic as well, and that’s too many divisions/separate Patreons.
There will be a level for regular stream access; it’s a good idea!
Take donations and make detonators background characters in Broodhollow.
(i know you meant donors)
this is all right, but (1) it’d have to be a high reward level and (2) i’ve been very hesitant to offer this because i’ll have to start drawing crowd scenes. at least for this book, it’s winter time and everyone is covered up. maybe down the road i’ll open up some slots like this.