Happy Friday the 13th! Fun fact: Today is canonically Sirius’ birthday.

So. New website.

It was time.

I learned how to use CSS and HTML last month, and built it on my own, hah. I’m proud of it! The new character page is my favorite.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the help I get from Patreon, so I really want to thank my Patrons for the support. You guys are helping me do things that I never thought I could, so thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to finally publish this story in a space that I built, and that I have control of.

Along with the site change, there’s also a schedule change! DNA will be updating every other Friday now, instead of Monday.

Why?

I just like Friday better.

At this time, I’m unsure of what’s going to happen to the SmackJeeves version of the site. It’s kind of really badly coded. And in general terrible.

We’ll see.

I have some other things I need to say, though.

To be honest with all of you, I was on the edge of needing to quit this whole thing. My student loans are coming due (well, came due, last month) and I can’t put them off anymore. My spouse also shifted careers recently (to something he enjoys quite a bit more), and is getting paid a little less. Commissions have always been more lucrative, and I couldn’t find a job, so that’s what I was going to do instead. They’re certainly not my favorite thing, but I’ve survived off commissions before.

But I’ve proven to myself, repeatedly, that I cannot carry both DNA and commission work at the same time.

If you’ve been reading DNA for a while, you’ll remember I had to remake the entire first half of the comic, because of issues with quality. And those issues with quality stemmed from just… not having the time to put into checking that things were good, because I was doing too much for other people. New Tooth still suffers from that. It’s rushed, and crammed, and missing important information. (Yes, another remake is planned. Trust me, I’m more irritated about this than you are.)

From my perspective, it was going to be best to just quit, and then come back to it when I was in a better situation. I didn’t want to do that though, because I’ve already done that twice. Yes, twice! I’ve tried starting DNA two other times before now, and both times it fell flat, for the same reasons.

I talked a bit about this on my @TuxedoDemon twitter account, venting, without the expectation that people would help.

But people did. Some who were already Patrons raised their pledges, and a few others joined up. The $50 tier sold out.

So instead of a sad good-bye, I’m writing a thank you.

You guys saved this comic.

And because there is such support for it, I wanted to build this website. It felt like the time was finally right for it.

I’m gonna see this story out to the end. I hope you’re ready for it.

More support is always welcome, though; we’re still barely scraping by. Please consider joining up on Patreon, if you’re able. Patrons usually get to read a good couple pages ahead of what’s public, and I post worldbuilding related materials there, too.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for the continued support!