The dreaded H word

Okay, now for the real explanation. Obviously, there’s no bugs in the Smithsonian basement, and they’re not fumigating. I, on the other hand, am moving.

You’ve probably noticed that the past month of updates has gotten a bit unreliable? I’ve missed days, or forgotten to add in the text. A bunch of them are still missing transcripts, that sort of thing. The reason? All my free time has been taken up by cardboard boxes and packing tape.

So now I’ve come up against a hard cutoff point. I have no more photographs, and all my props are boxed. My tripod is in a bag somewhere and I don’t even know what happened to my camera charger. I simply don’t have Artifact 3 ready to go. This means, loathe though I am to say it, that the Darkened Heart project has to go on… ugh… Hiatus.

I hate that word. It’s a loaded word in the webcomic community. It symbolizes abandoned projects. All of them swear that they’ll only be gone a month, or X many weeks, and hardly any of them ever come back.

I wish I could prove that this one will be different, but what kind of assurance can I offer that’d be stronger or better than the ones offered by all those abandoned projects?

I’m moving on Saturday/Sunday. It’ll probably be a week or two before I’m unpacked. Once that’s done? I can’t promise that all the prep work for the next artifact will be ready in less than a month, but I’ll at least try.

Keep track of the RSS. The moment something new comes up, you’ll see it there.

Be well,


  • I hope you’ll return to us. I’ve much enjoyed your new take on the webstory. I’d love to contribute a story or linguistic analysis to your letters – but that may be for the future. Best of Luck. I loathe moving.

  • You are aware that your faithful readers will hold you too this? In all seriousness, good luck with the move. I despise making such changes of location so I thoroughly sympathise with your current situation.

    Doctor Bill

  • Congratulations on a unique and beautifully presented project! I’ve read a lot of webcomics and graphic projects and never seen one quite as elegant as this one. Eagerly looking forward to the next update — and good luck with your move!

  • Oddly enough, I took the ‘fumigation’ bit as a tie-in to the DH story… maybe something the Intern had accidentally disturbed with his investigations? Anyway, I second the good wishes already expressed, and am waiting more-or-less patiently for new postings.

  • I too, have really enjoyed your hybrid story/ photojournal. Good luck with the move, and I look forward to seeing the further twists of the Darkened Heart!


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