After three weeks of solid work and eight days of almost sleepless nights, I am finally able to make this official announcement: Koobismo.com - the new home of Marauder Shields and other awesome stuff created by yours truly and his team - will have its official opening this Thursday evening, January 24th. Fun will be had, singing may occur, drinks allowed, but due to the virtual nature of the whole shabang, you will have to bring your own. Whether we'll show up in force or in a smaller, more intimate group, Koobismo.com is launching. I'm already wearing a party hat.
You have no idea how awesome it is to finally say all of that out loud! I promised myself to not make any announcements until I finished the postwork on the last frame of MS Episode 41, just to be sure that no further delays will be encountered on the way (as our regular readers know, I'm known as Koobs the Atrocious Delayer in at least 3 alternative universes, including the one where dolphins took over San Francisco). Alas, last bits of virtual paint have been slapped across the comic five minutes ago, leaving me to my organizational and team wrangling duties. Aside from being a generally cool addition to our little series (or so I believe), the new episode drops a few important clues about a few important things, so be sure to keep your eyes open and your minds receptive.
I don't want to say too much about the upcoming attractions, as I'm trying to leave at least a few surprises for y'all, but allow me to tell you that this is indeed a major milestone for myself, our team, Marauder Shields and... For things yet to come. We'll start on a bit more humble note, trying to get our footing first, but our long-term goals range from ambitious to arrogantly devious. Hell, if you'd told me about any of these developments a year ago, I wouldn't believe a single word. In a very twisted and almost ethereal way, Marauder Shields reignited a flame of hope in an important part of my life that was slowly drying away, crushed by, well, said life itself. There will be time to tell you all more about that, but this isn't it, not yet. Need to pour myself a glass of scotch and put on my best fluffy slippers first.
Two more quick thingies before I go and lay down my head on a pillow for the next three hours. Firstly, special thank yous to all of you who took part in our little community video project. It came out brilliantly and I will be proudly presenting it during the launch, displaying what a diverse, outspoken and relentlessly awesome community we have become. Second of all, just to remind you of the information that has been circling around these here parts for a while: even after the launch of Koobismo.com, Marauder Shields will continue to be published here as well, albeit with a small lag. You'll have to get to the site for our one-offs, comedy pieces, interviews and storytelling articles, though. The site will become our new headquarters, finally giving some space to my team members, something that operating on a DA account seriously impaired.
That's it for now, folks. Two more days before K-Day.
Love you all.