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DIGESTOPAUSE: END

A bit of an unannounced "dry spell" happened as we produced this update. Originally this was just supposed to be a litmus test for later games and walkarounds, and only meant to take a couple weeks up to a month to complete.

Haha.

This social media simulator unintentionally became the most labor intensive project in the comic thus far, and the scope of it continued to increase with writing and programming. Mix that with a few less than ideal personal situations, misaligned schedules, a hurricane, plus some plain old mental slump for flavor and you've got yourself a pause. A DIGESTopause.

I'll be releasing sketches, unused fills, memes and concepts on our Patreon in the near future. But for now! It's been a while. Let's catch up a little bit, shall we?

THE COMIC ITSELF- Intermission 2 Side 2 is a little under halfway done as of this update. During the interim, we have been steadily working on an update backlog and will be releasing what we have in 3 day spurts over the next week or so. After that we'll be back to more or less weekly updates, of which I believe we will have around 3-4 before we take another hiatus for flash production. You'll know when that happens.

I'd like to finish I2S2 by the beginning of March, take a short break to plan, and start Act 3 Act 1 strong on 3/22. Which is also going to be VE's 10th anniversary, and I will try my best to make it a real occasion.

SNOWBOUND BLOOD- SBB is still in active production, albeit slower than anticipated. Volume 10 has gone through a decent few drafts to get it where it currently is, because we ended up not being satisfied with some earlier concepts in the featured routes. It has a majority of asset and writing work completed, but will still take some time.

Vol. 11 will no doubt be the biggest volume to date and it is also in simultaneous development, currently in early stages. Vol. 12 and the Epilogue will be comparatively smaller in scope. We've thrown around a lot of dates to finish SBB on but it's hard to develop because of how strict its plot progression works as a detail oriented mystery, meaning we can't usually work out of sequence. It will be done when it's done.

THAUMATROPE- You might have seen this Twitter pop up on your feed recently. This is THAUMATROPE, a spinoff comic series almost entirely done by our head artist; Xamag.

I won't be saying much about it here other than it starts October 18th, it will be hosted here on DCRC, and it IS canon. We don't make things that AREN'T canonical here.

MSPFA- Vast Error will be migrating off of MSPFA.

Along with the release of Thaumatrope will soon come some changes to our back end. With that, DCRC will basically stop being a mirror site of a mirror site, and everything will become localized. Because of this, we really don't need to host the comic on MSPFA anymore. It doesn't make sense to have a website solely dedicated to posting your content and then continuing to put the content somewhere else!

However, we are entirely grateful to MSPFA and its team for giving us a start and allowing this comic to flourish to begin with. Without it, the comic and many of its older inspirations that got it where it is now would not exist. We will not be pulling VE entirely off the website, and have decided to leave up Act 1 in its entirety for those who find it. After that, the comic will "end" and the reader will be redirected here to continue.

MUSIC- We have one more release planned for this year, a solo album at the helm of early 2000's power pop emissary: votl. We're currently looking at a Halloween release date, but that's very much subject to change.

I'd also like to do a little 5-12 track Yulepassing EP as a gift for the season. We totally skipped out on it last year, so I thought it would be nice. Volume 5 is going to be a ways off, but the music team currently has about 30 tracks in the works with more to come. Obviously, another big boy.

Spend your time wisely, the content drought is going to be upended with a bountiful flood.

Hey folks, over the past few weeks (pretty much since the Dead Shufflers: Anything Goes album released), we've been meticulously working on improvements to how we cite and credit everyone who has contributed to Vast Error in some way, shape, or form. This week, we have revamped the Vast Error Credits page as well as created a Contributors article on the Wiki.

The Vast Error Credits page includes a list of any contributions that have been done for and used in the comic proper. This includes guest art assets, animation, flash music, etc. You can find that page at deconreconstruction.com/vasterror/credits.

Meanwhile, the Contributors article serves as an absolutely massive list for every single contributor and any and all content related to the series that they have contributed. You can find that page at vasterror.fandom.com/wiki/Contributors.

Give these a look! This comic has received a tremendous outpouring of contributions from the fanbase and it's only growing. It has been a very humbling experience to see that 100+ individuals have helped make the series of Vast Error as awesome as it is today.

And on a final note, we want to ensure that everyone who has contributed to this comic is credited accordingly. As is the nature of the internet, people change their preferred display names. Since there is almost 4 years' worth of content that has been credited, there are almost definitely duplicate users whose credits should be merged. If that happens to be you, then send an email to kohi@deconreconstruction.com with those display names and which display name you'd prefer as your primary and it will be corrected properly. (Alternatively, you could also edit the Wiki page yourself. the Vast Error Wiki is a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.)

'Dead Shufflers: Anything Goes' has now been released! Just in time for three month anniversary of I2S1.

Sixteen new tracks by the VEMT all about your favorite repetitious white-collar criminals along with those who they associate around or influence. Which way does that influence go? That is up for you to decide.



Me and Heather also featured on our good friend NezumiVA's Vast Error video essay that released recently! She did a great job at introducing and describing the material. We're interviewed by her at around the halfway point, where we answer questions about our process and also I talk about my Bart Chalice. Need to know information.



If you've been keeping up on our social media, you'll know we're in the middle of a break at the moment. I2S1 was fun but it was a lot of hard work at a brisk pace, we all need a bit of R&R.

I2S2 starts in June! Look forward to it.

INTERMISSION 2 SIDE 1

Happy reverse 3/22 everyone. The only 3/22 that asks the question: "what does it mean to be the opposite of who you really are?"

We're going to be doing something a little more familiar for a while. Familiar if you've read Homestuck anyways. Have you read that? People tell me our comics look similar but I don't buy it.

This first "side" of the intermission is going to be dependent on a key factor: YOU! Every update from this point on will be reliant on reader commands to keep forward momentum. There are no wrong answers and there are no limits outside of your imagination. To quote an ancient proverb from the 1930's: anything goes.

Our schedule is going to be a pretty different for this intermission too. We'll see how well it sticks, but the plan is to update with new pages every 1-3 days consistently for somewhere around a month or two. Chocking each one full with smaller, low effort but high quality content just like the good ol' days. The overwhelming nostalgia certainly smells sweet, doesn't it? Try not to pass out, the only smelling salts I have are pixie sticks.

The next VEMT album is in the works as well! Surprise surprise, it is also Dead Shufflers themed. I'm hoping we can get it out on regular 3/22 along with quite a few other goodies, but that depends on "circumstances". So to be safe, you better check the DCRC Spotify for new playlists and tweaks until it drops. Just in case.

NON-SIGIL DESIGNS NOW AVAILABLE

Are you tired of not being able to put the VE cast on your body and or in your home in a non-symbolic manner? Well do I have news in this post for you!





We have two new designs up on our Redbubble! Based off of the events of '[S] Arcjec: Enter' and '[S] Ellsee: Enter' respectively. Along with this big all cast print, in case you don't have the heart or mental capacity to be choosy.



These were done by none other than Xamag, who is always making VE content at all times. With some extra coloring assistance by still notable VE helper, eddieDraws. We'd really like these to sell well, and so far there has been a decent turn out! We do have for other prints and shirt designs in the future, so please look forward to that happening in very irregular intervals!

Also, there are only TWO Repiton cassettes left on the DCRC Etsy, so if you want one, you better act fast! But if the demand is high enough and enough fans ask, we may very well consider making more in the future!