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SSC 27

April 2, 2018
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Here we are at the cats finale! We’ve finally made it through delays, life crap, and all.

We’re going to be a bit before we jump into the next chapter of Dax. Jess needs to rest and recharge artistically for a bit and I need to concentrate on finishing my degree. We will be taking the time to ensure we put together a really great next chapter. We’ll attempt to hold off bringing it to you until we have enough in the bank that we can run it continuously without delay. It’s always a challenge because we want to get new things out to you guys so badly that sometimes we jump in before we’re ready.

Thanks for being patient and sticking with us!

Love Aaron & Jess


  1. Ed8 April 2, 2018 6:54 am

    Barry: “Hey, that’s great news! But are you sure everything’s OK? I’m only getting audio here. Why aren’t you using the wide area holographic video function?
    What do you mean it’s not working? My telemetry here shows it’s 100% functional…
    What’s going on there??
    Is there something you don’t want me to see?
    What is it?
    What is it???!!!
    (Barry desperately tries to use the override function to turn the video on remotely, but apparently someone with a PhD has removed that function)

    • Aaron Balogh April 2, 2018 12:20 pm

      That sounds about right! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. rockiewp April 3, 2018 12:51 pm

    Well, that’s wrapped up nicely. Take your time getting your stuff sorted guys, we’ll still be here when you get back!

    • Aaron Balogh April 6, 2018 2:32 pm

      Thanks a ton for being a patient and awesome reader ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. eoraptor2 May 16, 2018 8:08 pm

    pokes to see if you ran out of ink pens ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Aaron Balogh May 20, 2018 12:48 am

      We’re still alive! Hoping to do so writing on the next chapter this summer while my school workload is lighter.

      • rockiewp May 25, 2018 12:16 pm

        So I should stop checking every day?

        • Ed8 May 26, 2018 4:53 am

          Yes, definitely. That’s just way too obsessive.

        • Aaron Balogh May 27, 2018 8:01 pm

          Ya’ll are like me checking for grades. F5 F5 F5 F5… any second now ๐Ÿ˜€

          • eoraptor2 June 19, 2018 7:07 pm


          • Ed8 June 21, 2018 5:05 am

            Ctrl-F5 ….. (it reloads ignoring cache)
            Manually clears cache….
            Shuts down and restarts browser…..
            Reboots PC….
            Disassembles PC and cleans out dust, restarts….
            Switches ISPs, Buys new computer….
            Still nothing????


            Is there a way to reboot the Internet? Just asking…..

          • Aaron Balogh June 21, 2018 6:22 pm

            We haven’t forgotten you guys! I’m taking my time getting to this one. I don’t want to rush it and pop out a shitty chapter. Jess is on a break from drawing and doing some major woodworking. I’ve got a rare period of not being in a class and I’m wildly trying to work through my to-do list. And yes, writing more Dax is on it ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Ed8 June 23, 2018 11:06 pm

            Well, that’s OK then, I suppose, but now what am I going to do with this new computer I bought to try to get the webcomic to update faster?!

  4. SGT Lewis May 31, 2018 1:42 am

    Had enough time for one of my cats to have kittens. All tuxedo cats, so it looks like i am going to have a ball.

    • Aaron Balogh June 21, 2018 6:24 pm

      I figured I’d be clever and google up a tuxedo cat ball picture. TIL that there is a tuxedo cat ball that happens at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh, NC.

      • Ed8 June 23, 2018 11:04 pm

        Huh. You write a story with Space Mercs, cat-people, talking dinosaurs, etc. and it turns out real-life people are still even weirder….

        • SGT Lewis July 4, 2018 12:36 pm

          People are strange when you’re a stranger………

  5. SGT Lewis July 4, 2018 12:43 pm

    At least you guys know that you have some die hard fans of the comic.

    • Aaron Balogh July 4, 2018 1:41 pm

      We do! Thank you guys for being awesome!

      • eoraptor2 July 4, 2018 4:16 pm

        Well it IS a holiday and I felt like hitting F5 anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰ but thank you for your thanks. interaction is nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Ed8 July 4, 2018 10:06 pm

          Of course we would celebrate the holiday in a traditional way, with the traditional “reloading of the webcomic to see if it’s updated yet” ritual. A longstanding holiday tradition of our family since way back in the 2010’s.

          • SGT Lewis July 5, 2018 6:06 pm

            I tend to celebrate the birth of the nation by blowing a small piece of it up, or using alcohol, sometimes both.

          • Ed8 July 7, 2018 2:39 am

            that works also. ๐Ÿ™‚

            although i try to avoid mixing too much alcohol with the blowing up part or it increases the chance i may be the part that gets blown up.

            even though blowing up part of oneself seems to be a space merc tradition, it’s not one i want to copy

          • Aaron Balogh August 2, 2018 2:32 pm

            Wait now 2010? 8 years?! Nope, I checked. Dax’s birthday (the strip, not the character) was May 19, 2011. That was the date of the email where I pitched the idea to Jess.

          • Ed8 August 2, 2018 9:12 pm

            No, not in 2010. In “the 2010s”. Like saying the 1980s or 1950s, only it just doesn’t sound right for the current decade for some reason. I guess you could also say “in the 10s” but that sounds even less right. In any case, if I start something today, or even next year, I can still say it started “way back in the 2010s”.

  6. SGT Lewis July 13, 2018 2:40 pm

    I think it’s the devil may care final last stand type stuff that tends to cause space mercs to lose bits and pieces of themselves. If it’s traditional or not probably depends on how many space merc cyborg families there are.

    • eoraptor2 July 14, 2018 4:29 am

      Which sets up a whole strip of merc-cyborgs comparing inflated tales on how they got this or that… and most of them turn out to actually be tragic toaster mishaps.

      • SGT Lewis July 16, 2018 3:39 pm

        You ever try to fight a demon infested toaster? Those things can be nasty.

      • Aaron Balogh August 2, 2018 2:30 pm

        HAHAHA I love this idea. Sounds exactly right.

        • SGT Lewis August 5, 2018 10:28 am

          I can’t claim it as an original idea. I saw the cast of the fighting one.

  7. Ed8 August 2, 2018 6:21 am

    You guys had me worried there a couple weeks ago when I checked in only to find that the site’s account had been suspended! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Turns out my bookmark was for the old and it had just been redirecting to the new site all this time.

    So, technically my fault, but still very traumatizing. I’m in therapy now, and I’m totally sending ya’ll the bill!

    • Aaron Balogh August 2, 2018 2:29 pm

      Lol, I’m still sad we lost the .com way back when. A Japanese hair removal company was squatting on it for a while. Now it’s for sale for only $2k!

      We haven’t forgotten you guys. We’re just working on work, school, and family stuff right now ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ed8 August 2, 2018 9:19 pm

        I originally found this site while looking for Japanese Hair Removal, and decided to stay for the entertaining webcomic. Though I’m admittedly still a little disappointed about the lack of Hair Removal products.

        • eoraptor2 August 13, 2018 12:41 am

          I’m sure cyborgs with skull plates need to worry about hair removal…

    • eoraptor2 August 13, 2018 12:40 am

      same here

  8. SGT Lewis August 15, 2018 1:26 am

    Hair regrowth would be more useful to me than hair removal products. Might be less traumatizing if you lost all your hair at once.


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