This may sound fucked up, but I'm so exhausted with the comics sad sack stuff. You gotta have character growth, but sometimes you just want to have fun. Luckily, there's no real world analogue for how to grieve a friend who fused with another friend, and burgeoning relationships are fun to get wrapped up in. It's always a special day when my friend groups intermingle and my friends like my friends. Everything is going really smoothly, the response to the patreon has been a bit overwhelming, and I'm deeply grateful. By the way, if you're not reading the somethingawful forums, you're missing out on some really cool shit, and one of the birth places of a lot of the internet.