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How many goofy romance tropes can I slowly leak into this story?
Posted November 11, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Vote at TWC and you can see a not-HTBAW thing I'm drawing lately

I've spent the morning trying to focus while also getting the house cleaned up little by little and having to constantly placate my incredibly ancient cat Lucy because her food isn't stirred right and there's not enough pieces of chicken added to it. She's yelling at me as I type this, and I cannot fix this for her to her liking. We're at a crossroads.

It's funny to me that about a year and a half into making HTBAW, a rando on Tumblr accused me of queerbaiting, as if I haven't had plans to get these nerds together at some point, but what fun is it if that happens immediately? I think it's much more fun if they gradually collide until it seems natural that they'd be together. (From every gay man I'm friends with, they're generally very forward with each other compared to the way women write men getting together, meaning most gay fanfiction reads like gender swapped lesbians, but I'd like to think that Elias has made moves on men in the past, but this time he's too smitten and the situation's too complicated to just blow everything up by making a move that might not work out, ya know?)

Anyway, I have to go rescue my area rug from all the sins the cats and dog have committed against it this week. I'm so grateful to have a janky old carpet cleaner lately.


I haven't forgotten about my idea for a contest yet! It got a bit waylaid because my life is chaos and I'm trying to get a million things done this month it seems, but we'll come back to it one day! In the meantime, there's new merch up at the Hivemill store. I added some new prints and tshirts finally, so if you like my comic and would like to support me, please go see if there's something you like! The shirts are American Apparel, so size up if you're not sure what size to get.

I made a TikTok? I haven't been using it really, but China already knows my whole life at this point anyway.

HTBAW Fandom Wiki is up and running! Thanks to Myk Streja for tons of help with moderation efforts and everyone else who's done a ton of work on adding information and filling out the Wiki. I know nothing about how this stuff works and I'm too old to learn :D.

Feel free to check out my goofy Amazon store if you're so inclined (this is an ad, as I get a tiny commission if you do buy something), or I have some merch up on Society6 if you're looking for my old store link! Thanks to everyone who's come out to support me through Ko-fi and Patreon!