Before anything else, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day, but most especially of all I'd like to wish one to Spekkal. Love you~ (As you'll probably be hearing from me all day XP)
As for the page itself... I'm pretty certain my fancount will either drop in half or quadruple now knowing the Smackjeeves community. The Black Void comics seem to honestly bring the worst out of me when itcomes to not trying to freak my audience out.
There are probably a few questions about this one; 'Why are Maximillion and Ze kissing?', 'Why did you make me look at this?', 'Why did you make it?' and most importantly of all 'Why? Just... why?'
To be honest, there's a small story to this, revolving around the original scripting of 200. Basically, I originally blocked it through in note fomation - however, in my original notes, something got somehow messed up, and instead of writing 'Ze punches Maximillion' I wound up writing 'Ze kisses Maximillion'. This greatly amused me and I told a few people about it, who said I should try to include it in the comic at some point for the lulz. I was originally gonna make something and shove it in the author comment of 200 with the story, however, I ran out of time. As such, when trying to think of something for the 2 years (and of course, Valentines Day), this idea came to mind.
I have to give HUGE thanks to Dark, Ze's owner for allowing me to do this actually. I contacted him and he was a very good sport, so thanks to him.
Lastly, as a note - you must always remember, the Black Void is in no way canon to the main Bar'd series. This is a joke, and hopefully none of you will take it too seriously and suddenly think Bar'd has turned into some weird Yaoi series. This is simply for the sake of humour, and I hope everyone can take it as such.
Oh, forgot one important note! The drawing above is quite obviously not by me (I can never hope to be that good), but rather, by Tsurugi (Who I should also note, doesn't tend to draw this sort of thing usually). She's currently taking comissions, so I'd suggest anyone who has a few Deviantart points to spare take a look; http://tsurugiokami.deviantart.com/
Image above isn't the full version, it'ss cut down slightly for comic size. I'll shove the full one up on the Extras page.
Also, yes, I realise this is still Ze's old design. Wanted him to remain recognisable.
Well you might have already blown your April Fool's Day trick. The only way it's going to suprise me is if it's an Actual update with no joke what-so-ever. That would be like a tricky Double Bluff of some sort.