Right now, my focus is on regaining some semblance of normality, not worrying about comparing my new normal with the old normal. I am not certain if I am going to regain full cognitive capabilities or not, so I can’t say what the future will hold for Rasputin Barxotka. Until and if my brain regains its ability to produce visual imagery unassisted, everything is in limbo.
I should try to find a new assistant for the art, since Mandarr’s priority is her professional life and getting her cob house built. However, she’s just as committed to this collaboration as I am, and I refuse to give her the shaft. We’ve been through far too much with this project. Long ago, we both agreed that we sink or swim together, and I am keeping my word. With the final mini-story update on the 17th, there will be a couple of options for Barxotka’s survival:
- Mandarr and I will put this project into an extended multi-year hiatus, as we had originally planned, and we’ll restart it when we are both ready.
- I will cut out a small portion of “A Superkiller Rusalka Week” from the webcomic and wait until Rasputin Catamite reaches a point in the plot when both stories can be converged. Then at that point Rasputin Barxotka will be considered canonical supplementary material for RaspCat. Technically, Rasputin Barxotka already is supplementary material for the pre-reboot version of RaspCat, so this changeover seems natural. Rasputin Barxotka will remain a separate website. That way, Rasputin Barxotka can remain Mandarr and Vas’s project and a separate entity from RaspCat, while still being interwoven. Honestly, this is not my favorite option.
Whatever ends up happening, will cause “A Superkiller Rusalka Week” to be cut into three separate chapter segments, in case we need to resort to option B, or want to do a trade book(s). Nothing will be certain, except for the weekly blog updates.
Fortunately, for Barxotka Fans…
The first chapter of a fully canonical cross-universe crossover that will feature some characters from Rasputin Barxotka (Tsar, Cain and Olivia) and Zodiak Barxotka (Ly), will be starting after the hiatus begins. I am not telling you which webcomic the two Barxotkas will be intermingling with it just yet. All you need to know is that it will satisfy your need for crime drama and luscious complexity. I might not be able to draw yet, but I definitely can help write, and I did.
Thanks for your patience, everyone. Loki, Mandarr and I really appreciate it.
From the Files of Slave-Butt For Satan
Zoya and Sasha being delicious as usual, and in full-makeup no less.
This Week’s Update
Weekly Financial Report
Suspended until the hiatus is over. For now, please visit the Rasputin Catamite blog for future reports, until further notice.