...Okay, but seriously, announcements to make and all that. First of all, yes, as evidenced by this update, Bar'd is back! And this time I'm not alone!
Whilst I'm still heading up the comic and doing all the decisions and writing and such, the pages themselves are being majority put together by Spekkal! As such, you may note a general boost in terms of the expressions and the overall quality of the pages themselves!
So yeah, a big thank you from me to Spek for taking this on, and hopefully you'll all welcome her on board for this! It should hopefully mean less in the way of random absences and hiatuses in future, and just keep things overall more productive. Not too sure on what the schedule will be moving forward from this point, but ideally we'll be uploading weekly again soon.
For this page however... well, this one is going up on Spek's birthday. So Happy Birthday Spekkal, welcome to Bar'd!
I'm so so sorry.
Second of all... let's talk cameos. Cameos have always been an important part of Bar'd, and whilst 300-400 perhaps wasn't so heavy on them (what with all the other plot elements focused on), there's definitely still gonna be plenty of guest appearances in future! Still, to have cameos appear in the comic... well, I need cameos!
And if you're wanting a character to appear in Bar'd, well, now is definitely the time - because the slate of past Cameos has been wiped pretty much clean! I came to a realisation that many of the sheets and wads of backstory I was holding onto were years and years outdated. As such, we're starting fresh on that front - which means characters proposed now have way less competition for who'll be appearing first!
And with this new era/dawn of cameos, of course, comes a new cameo form! So if you're wanting in, go here and ch-ch-check it out; http://barred.smackjeeves.com/Cameos/
If you did have a character you sent in before, that you still want in... well, I'm afraid you're gonna have to re-apply. Still, I do have some of the old info still on hand, so if you hit me up, we can take a look at it and see!
Last thing to mention is something many of you have probably already noticed. The new doo-hickey at the bottom of the comic replacing the Info-Dumps. And what's that? A Choose Your Own Adventure in this day and age?
Oh. Oh no.
So yeah, this'll be a li'l something I'm running for the audience to participate in over the next 99 pages! I'll be using this page to announce it, and the next page to establish your 'mission' so to speak. The third page however, shall provide you with the scene you'll be starting in... and opening up the floor to commands.
This particularly CYOA will be traditionally written - no visual aid to go off of. So if you don't like reading, well, you may wanna give it a miss.
If you're up for indulging me however... well, over time you'll come to see how relevant it may be.
Welcome back to Bar'd one-and-all! Hope you enjoy!
Oh, hey, as an added addendum, since it's been a little while... hey-yo, some of you guys should point me in the direction of what comics all the cool kids are reading these days. Would be nice to re-engage with the community a li'l by seeing what it has to offer these days.
Blegh get some new flavors of Cintreuse I hate pimpkin spice, juice, and O only ever use pumpkins for Jack-o-Lanterns! How about Cola flavor or Strawberry not that it matters since I only drink the complementary ones you "secretly" give to us random customers.
Robot no physical gender though I have DNA/CNA that can splice with human and Animus getting off topic.
Don't I already have a cameo planned? may be wise to send in a new bio and sprite sheet. That a good idea Dregan?