Well, that’s more or less the Genocide Man short story that I wrote in 2000. I thought it was a nice, slow-moving melodrama about the guilt and a scary but believable future. It didn’t sell, probably because of the ‘slow moving’ part.
Beta readers liked it. Their most common critique, though, was that it felt like the beginning of a longer story. So I let it sit in my brain for a while…and a much longer (yet faster moving) story emerged that I think will be pretty great. That’s what you’re going to see.
On to other concerns.
It’s the holidays, and I’m wondering if I should update or not. I have a small buffer, so I could update non-stop through my vacation. But does anyone read webcomics at all from here to the first of the year? I think I’m going to skip a week, to conserve my buffer, and start Chapter Two on January 3rd, 2011. That is, unless people comment here swearing that webcomics are what get them through their Xmas break.
So, I’ll see you in the new year, folks!
Ugyuk: Yes. Ah. Yes.
Jacob: And hide, goddamn it. Hide from now on.
Girii: Jacob? What are you going to do now?
Jacob: ...I'm going to retire.
Girii: Daddy? I think he's going to kill himself.
Ugyuk: Ah. Good.