Important announcement about future Sondertale updates
Hey there! First off I want to thank everyone for being so incredibly patient and kind while waiting for updates. I feel very lucky that so many people are interested in this story and want to see what happens next, and I know that having to wait a long time for an update can be hard, but I really do appreciate how wonderful and understanding people have been. So thank you, sincerely.
Before you get to wondering, no I am not canceling this story.
However, from this point on I’m only going to update this comic when I can.
There will be no set update schedule. Pages will update once I have a set of them ready to be posted.
And this is how it’ll be unless I say otherwise.
So that’s the announcement. For people who want to know why the change or why this is different than what I’m doing now, it’s just that I’ve been struggling to update this comic on top of all the other things I need to take care of. Which obviously I don’t need to tell you that - updates have been progressively slowing down and getting further apart. And I cannot even begin to put into words how disappointed I am in myself for not being able to make it all work. But I just can’t allocate the time to making this comic exactly how I want it to be and update regularly. I just don’t have the time, which hurts. It’s a personal disappointment. And I know this is disappointing to a lot of other people who enjoy the comic, and I’m really, really sorry. All the determination in the world can’t outweigh the fact that I just don’t have the time to consistently work on updates anymore. And that just hurts me, it really does. I’m so sorry.
I have a lot of pride in my art and storytelling and I am incredibly stubborn when it comes to making adjustments in my artwork. I am so incredibly determined to finish this story exactly the way I want to - as a comic with all the stops pulled out. I have mulled over making changes to try to speed up the process of me completing pages - not coloring pages, not being as precise with the lineart, simplifying how the dialogue look visually, even going so far as to write out the story as opposed to presenting it in comic format. None of those options are appealing to me. And I’m not willing to sacrifice quality just to update faster.
So I understand if people don’t want to hang around to see how it ends, because it could take a while. Heck, it’s almost been a year since starting this comic and we’re not even through the first chapter… I know some people will probably lose interest in this fandom and AUs, and this story too. So I thank you for the time you’ve spent following this story and supporting it thus far. I really appreciate it. But as long as someone wants to hear this story, I’m going to continue it. And this story (and blog) will not be over until I post that last page. It’s going to take me a while - a long while, probably. But I’m going to keep working on this until I’m done. This is all too important to me to just give up and quit.
Thanks for letting me go on there for a bit. This was an announcement I’ve been dreading to make for a few weeks now, but it was important to make. It’d be unfair to keep you all in the dark about this. The next update is not too far from being finished so it shouldn’t be too long of a wait for it.
Thanks for listening, feel free to ask questions, and I hope everyone has a happy and wonderful new year :)
the cvs person said “welcome to cvs” as i was walking in and i said “thanks” and i still cant tell if that was normal so i ended up buying something because i felt guilty for being bad at social interaction also im on acid and wondering does smoking a cigarette while doing a face mask like cancel out the effects
“She wonders how many times she’s allowed to cancel on Kara before she’s ousted from their friendship. Her generosity has to stop somewhere and surely a fifth time in as many weeks could be it, the final nail in the coffin Lena’s built herself.”
Many Black Women keep proving to us that Black Women ARE too often accomplices in our own oppression. “Well, he said that back in 2011″ and “But he was young then!” referring to the two anti-black woman tweets of those two dusty New Edition biopic actors. They said it and they meant it! The only reason why those dusties are doing damage control is to continue to fill up their pockets with your money, but ya’ll defend them nignods to the corners of the earth. They give zero fucks about you and you all wonder why many of us keep getting got. Well they’re (been) cancelled and you’re cancelled too.
GUYS THE TIMELESS SEASON FINALE IS NEXT AND WE NEED THE VIEWS AS BADLY AS EVER!
Keep creating fan art and writing fanfic! Keep tweeting the cast and NBC! We cannot afford to get lazy right now! This show is too wonderful for it to get cancelled. Be ready for Monday guys, get hype. Let’s show how much this show matters to us.
We’re due to get a blizzard on Tuesday (12 inches or more expected last I heard), so I figured I’d be calling out of work that day because my itty bitty baby Ford Focus can’t handle snow, and I have to go out to my farthest store, which is a good 30-40 minutes away and all back roads. Bad combination.
I just got an email from the boss saying work’s been cancelled Monday AND Tuesday.
So. Damn! Looks like I’ve got all the free time I could want to work on my Patreon stuff. AND I just picked up a little commission tonight, which means I can buy some groceries too! After having such a rough day, this is the best way to end my night. :D
DC Comics cancelled “The Legend of Wonder Woman” Vol. 2. I’m fuckin’ pissed.
Vol.1 by Ranae de Liz is so great and I’ve been eagerly anticpating the 2nd volume. It’s SOOO not right.
It makes total sense to tell the author that it’s been picked up then to cancel it. Cancel the Wonder Woman book that’s been well received, written and illustrated by a woman, nominated for an Eisner and on a bunch of end of the year lists for top comics of 2016.
4. We are not allowed to rally and petition for no exams.
“Yes Mr. Black?” Professor McGonagall asked, lifting her
head up from the papers on her desk to give her undivided attention to her
“I was wondering if exams were going to be canceled this
year?” he said with his voice rising slightly at the end, as though he weren’t
quite sure if he were asking or telling.
Minerva raised her eyebrows.
“Oh?” she replied curiously, “And why would they be canceled
Sirius glanced behind him quickly, before shrugging
She looked behind him to find his three best friends, James,
Remus, and Peter, standing at the door, waiting for him to finish.
The young boy explained, “I just figured that exams were
kind of pointless, so there wasn’t really any need for them.”
Minerva hummed, “Well, whether you understand their purpose
or not, I can assure you that they will be happening as planned on schedule.”
He shrugged again, shooting her a cocky smile, “Well, it didn’t hurt to ask, right?”
He turned and bounced out of the room, returning to his
friends who were eagerly waiting for him to tell them her response.
She waited until her door was firmly shut before rolling her
“What’s this?” Minerva asked, glancing at the basket the
boys in front of her had placed on her desk.
Inside were several different types of chocolates and
candies, as well as a couple of books on Transfiguration.
“We just thought that we’d do something nice for you -”
James said brightly.
“- in hopes that you’d do something nice for us in return,”
She raised an eyebrow, “And what would that be?”
The boys glanced at each other.
“Well,” Sirius spoke slowly, “exams are coming up soon …”
Minerva cut him off, “And I’m sure that you are working very
hard to prepare for them. Something you ought to be doing right now, as you
will all be required to take your exams on the days you are required to.”
The boys let out a little disappointed moan.
“Thank you for the gift,” she told them, motioning for them
to leave her office, “I will see you all in class later today.”
James turned to Sirius and whispered, “I told you you couldn’t
bribe her into canceling it.”
“Maybe we can ask her to give us full marks …” Sirius
said, pausing as though he were going to turn around and ask.
“Not gonna work,” James replied, grabbing the other boy’s
arm and dragging him out the door.
When the door closed behind them, Minerva opened the gift
basket and popped a piece of chocolate in her mouth.
Misters James Potter,
Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew have all been excused from having to
participate in their exams this year, due to their outstanding grades and their
willingness to participate during class lectures. They will receive full marks
on all of their exams and be free to spend the time doing whatever else they
“And he just handed you this note, asking that you bring it
to me?” Minerva asked the three boys who stood in front of her desk.
“Yes ma’am,” Sirius confirmed.
“He was very insistent,” James added.
She glanced in between the three before throwing the poorly
forged note into the rubbish bin beneath her desk.
“10 points from Gryffindor,” she said, “for trying to forge
the Headmaster’s signature. And you will be expected to show up to all of your
exams, just as you have in past years.”
The boys groaned, realizing they were being dismissed.
Sirius hissed to the others as they walked out, “I told you
we shouldn’t have added Pete’s name to the list.”
“Sorry guys,” Peter replied dejectedly, holding his round
head down low, close to his chest.
“Nah, don’t worry about it, Pete,” James said, throwing his
arm around the smaller boy in an effort to cheer him up, “she wasn’t likely to
go for it anyway.”
They left the room, their heads held high.
“NO MORE EXAMS! NO
MORE EXAMS! NO MORE EXAMS!”
Minerva McGonagall rushed into the Great Hall with Albus Dumbledore
on one side and Horace Slughorn on the other.
“What on earth is going on here?” she demanded to know,
looking around the chaos in the room, searching for the source.
“It appears as though our students are holding a rally,”
Albus replied calmly.
Minerva looked more closely at the signs the students were
carrying, reading the messages the students had painted on.
Some read No more
Others stated Exams
One off to the side had written, Give Us Our FREEDOM.
She sighed at the melodrama of her students, and wasn’t in
the least bit surprised when two young fourteen year old boys with dark hair
jumped up onto one of the tables in the middle of the room, casting a spell
against their throats to project their voices.
“WHAT DO WE WANT?” Sirius Black yelled out to the crowd.
“FREEDOM!” The crowd shouted back simultaneously.
“WHEN DO WE WANT IT?” James Potter asked.
“NOW!” The crowd demanded.
The two boys turned to each other, wide smiles spread of
They motioned to Peter below who was holding up a sign with
a chant and motioned for the crowd to follow along.
“1 – 2 – 3 – 4, WE DON’T WANT EXAMS NO MORE! 5 – 6 – 7 – 8,
END THEM NOW, IT’S NOT TOO LATE!”
Albus turned to Minerva, and although he wasn’t smiling,
there was a twinkle in his eye that tipped her off that he was amused at the
display before him.
“As the head of Mr. Potter and Mr. Black’s house, I will
leave you to decide what actions you would like to be taken. The rest of the
professors and I can bring order back to the remainder of the school.”
Minerva nodded once, indicating that she understood.
She took a deep breath before shouting out, “POTTER! BLACK!
My office, NOW!”
Minerva hesitantly approached the two young men sitting on a
bench outside the school.
Their positions mimicked the other, both hunched forward,
their elbows on their knees, and their heads in their hands.
“Mr. Potter? Mr. Black?”
The two boy immediately looked up, neither wearing the
bright smiles they were usually sporting.
“Are you two feeling alright?” she asked, wondering what
could possibly have brought these two vibrant young men down.
“No,” James sighed, returning to place his head in his
“We’re depressed,” Sirius added needlessly, following James’
Minerva wasn’t sure if she should be more amused or
“And why would that be?” she asked, curious to know the
“Well, we had this great
idea for what we could do to try and get out of O.W.L.s this year,” James
“They’re not stupid,” James correctly his friend, “They just
want to do well and didn’t want us distracting them or the other students.”
Sirius mumbled a couple of things under his breath that
Minerva couldn’t quite hear.
Assuming his words were likely rude and inappropriate, she chose
not to ask him to repeat.
“I see,” she said, taking a brief moment to feel pride in her decision to appoint Remus Lupin and Lily Evans as prefects for the
Gryffindor House that year. She had hoped that Lupin would be a good influence
on his friends, and it appeared that her intentions had been met.
“Well, I suppose there’s always next year,” she said, turning with a swoosh of her robes and heading back to
“Yeah … next year …” James said, his voice raising
“If we start planning now, we can make sure that everything
will go perfect next year!” Sirius exclaimed.
Minerva was glad her back was to the boys so they couldn’t
see her smile.
“Why aren’t you
students in class?” Minerva asked the dozens of students who stayed in the
Great Hall after breakfast ended.
She was about to leave herself, to get ready for her first
class of the day, when she realized there were far too many students left
behind, many of whom she knew were supposed to be in class already.
She really shouldn’t have been surprised when Sirius and
James worked their way through the crowd to stand at the front.
“We’re not going to class today,” James told her, his arms
folded tightly across his chest.
“And why not?” she asked sternly.
“As you know, we’ve asked for exams to be canceled each and
every year. And each and every year, our simple request has been ignore,” James
Minerva pursed her lips together, holding in a sigh.
Sirius continued, “We have decided that we will not allow
our request to be denied any further. Starting this moment, on this day, we are
officially going on STRIKE!”
He yelled out the last word, turning back to the large group
of students behind him who cheered in response.
“Oh really?” Minerva asked flatly, glancing at the time,
knowing she didn’t have any to spare for another one of Potter and Black’s
“If you do not attend classes, you will each receive
detention,” she informed them, watching as some of the younger students
“We don’t care,” Sirius answered for the group, “We believe
in our cause, and we will not be convinced to desert our desires.”
“And every student participating will lose 5 points each,”
she added, internally pleased when the students behind the two ring leaders
started whispering their worries to one another.
“Stay strong!” Sirius motivated the crowd behind him, “Our
efforts will be rewarded greatly!”
“And of course,” Minerva spoke with an unconcerned shrug of
her shoulders, “Any student participating in a strike will be unable to play in
any upcoming Quidditch Match this year.”
There was a beat of silence before Sirius cursed under his
“Welp,” James said, clapping his best friend on the back and
turning to wave at the students behind him, “That was fun. Good strike guys.
See you all next year.”
“Traitor!” Sirius called out after his friend as he left to
rush to his first class, groaning in disappointment when the remaining of the
students quickly dispersed as well.
Minerva joined them, leaving the room to attend her first
class as well.
Professor McGonagall look at the list of names unimpressed.
“As you can see,” James explained, “We have gathered
signatures from over 1,000 people all petitioning for exams to be canceled for
“We don’t even have 1,000 students here at the school, Mr.
Potter,” the stern woman replied.
“The kind residents who live in Hogsmeade were very
sympathetic to our cause,” he answered.
She hummed, scanning over the scroll idly as she glanced at the
names included on the list.
Her eyes narrowed in on a particular name about a third of
the way down.
“Lily?” she asked surprised, turning to the red-headed Head
Girl standing beside the Head Boy, her boyfriend James Potter.
Out of everyone in the school, Minerva would have never
guessed that the stubborn and highly-motivated Lily Evans would be signing a petition to get
out of exams.
Lily shrugged sheepishly, “I’m really nervous about my
Transfiguration N.E.W.T.s,” she admitted.
Minerva set down the scroll and looked in between the two
“I will be sure to pass this list along to the Headmaster
for his consideration,” she said, knowing that Albus would certainly be amused.
“In the meantime,” she looked in between the two, “I would
highly suggest you continue studying for your exams which are rapidly
“Of course, Professor, thank you for your time,” Lily said,
grabbing James’ arm and pulling him towards the door as he saluted the
Professor and called out, “Thank you, ma’am. We look forward to hearing the
As soon as the door opened, she heard Sirius Black’s voice
seep through as he asked, “What did she say? Was she impressed? Did it work?
Are exams canceled?”
She shook her head as the door closed behind the students,
shutting the remainder of the sound out.
It appeared that even after seven years, they still hadn’t