In which camp is pitched

The afternoon had been almost as nice as the morning, and the king was pleased with their progress. They had made it deep into the woods, and soon, perhaps even tomorrow, they would be in the best amphiptere hunting grounds in the entire forest.

As it was, they had traveled enough for the day and it was time to find a place to camp for the evening. This was becoming more apparent with each step, as the dragon’s whines and moans had increased in pitch, volume, and length consistently for the last hour. “I’m so tired. My feet hurt. Why haven’t we found any amphiptere yet?” And on and on he complained.

So, when the trio came across a quiet clearing next to a babbling brook, the king called a halt. “That’s enough for one day. This appears to be a perfect place to set up camp.”

His declaration was met with hearty agreement from his two comrades, and in his excitement that the day was drawing to a close, the dragon even volunteered to gather firewood and start the fire. The king still found the creature odd, and sighed once again at his mood swings.

The minotaur went straight to the brook to collect water for stew that night, and then began to cut up meat and vegetables, humming to himself a strange little song about a beautiful naiad. The king himself, enjoying the song, happily went about setting up their tents.

Monday - December 21st, 2009

In which camp is pitched

Notes

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program…

As is likely obvious by this point, the story is on a bit of an hiatus for the time being.

Chapter Two Begins September 7!

Well, the hiatus has been a little longer than originally planned, but starting next week, you’ll be able to satiate your appetite for princesses, dragons, and talking haystacks once again. So if you haven’t yet, now’s the perfect time to catch up.

Oh yeah, and the posting schedule will be moving to once-a-week on Mondays.

And Thusly Chapter One Ends

Hey everyone, we hope you’ve enjoyed the story so far. We’re going to take a shortish break while we gear up for chapter two, which should also allow time for any of you procrastinators to catch up.

Anyway, while you’re waiting with bated breath, we’d appreciate any feedback you’d be kind enough to give. What elements of the story did you enjoy the most? The least? Did it move too fast or slow? Drop us a comment and let us know.

Christmas!

Christmas is coming, and coming quickly. In order to allow for more time spent with friends and family during this Christmas season, Nathan and I will be taking a break from the story. Join us on January 5th for the next installment of your favorite bipolar dragon and disfigured princess.

Happy Thanksgiving

There will be no update today, because of that whole holiday thing… Our story will resume on Monday.

On Death

As the Philosopher once said, “Death is a tasty cookie.”

It has been argued by some that he meant the transition to what could be described as unlife was a pleasant one, while others believe he simply enjoyed killing people. What I think he was actually getting at, however, is that death is an audience attractor. Just like offering free cookies at some not-so-enticing place of business, such as a laundromat or prison.

Anyway, this practice of advertising through mortality rates is somewhat annoying. For example, how often have you heard that you need to “Tune in to the Season Finale!” because they promise the death of a main character? Is that the only useful marketing tool they can think of now? Why not something less morbid, like “Watch next week as Susan contacts a long-lost friend!” Or even “Don’t miss the next episode, where Herbert discovers a herd of cows… in his attic!” These family-friendly plot twists are much better solutions to the basic problem of audience retention, don’t you agree?

Thank you for your time.

P.S. Jezebel may fall to her death in the next couple of pages. Don’t miss an episode!

Once Upon a Time…

Welcome, weary internet traveler. Come take off your coat, shake the dust and spam from your feet, and sit down by the fire. No, not in the fire—over here. Good.

Come join us as we delve into the storied past of a two unlikely companions thrown together by fate and plot-convenience, and watch as they grow and mature through many adventures. Will a small dragon finally find the one thing that can make him truly happy? Will a princess overcome her abysmally low self-esteem, and grasp the courage that was insider her all along? Will they discover a peculiar stone with the words Do Not Eat inscribed on the bottom? Only time will tell…

Anyway, Rosemary and I hope you enjoy this twice-weekly amalgamation of webcomic and children’s picture book. Make sure to check back on Thursday to meet our second protagonist. (Or, technically, you could meet the second protagonist early by visiting the cast page.)