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26th Oct 2018, 10:59 PM in High Roads, Low Roads, Threeroads
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Morgenstern 26th Oct 2018, 10:59 PM edit delete
Alright, I fought myself on this long enough. For those that didn't hear, I've personally had to go through a bunch of shit over the past handful of months--pretty much kicking off when Project Wonderful went under, and descending from there. I had plans, I had a trajectory, and all that went down the drain.

There was a point at which I had the time and energy to keep up two webcomics with a consistent schedule and quality. It is not that point anymore. I've had to branch out and jump through a lot more hoops to keep bills paid, and in a desperate bid to dig my way out of the shitty little hole I find myself in. A lot more plates are spinning. Something's gotta give. It's a hard decision, and that's why it took me so long to reach it--I kept telling myself I could come back to Nast, I could finish it, shit was going to be fine.

Shit was not, in fact, going to be fine.

This is it. This is me calling it. I'm sorry, I really am--it sucks, I know it does. I wish I had more hours in the day. I wish I could be multiple people. I wish I could focus on this many things at a time. I tried, and it does not work. It's a shitty choice to make, for me to HAVE to make, but here we are and I'm making it. Nast is done. I don't want it to be, but it is. I'm not gonna blow smoke up your ass and tell you "well maybe in another couple of months" or "well I might do it but I will update slowly," I can't guarantee jack shit and some of you are giving me money for this so... fuck it. I'm ripping off the bandaid.

If you're mad, I get it. You can be mad. You have a right to be mad. I'm not mad that you're mad. I'd be mad, too. I am mad.

I wish shit didn't suck but by god it fucking does. Everything was great until it wasn't. I have developed a real fucking hatred for having to quit shit halfway through. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of making plans and getting good things going and then having everything unceremoniously ripped out from under me.

I gotta buck the fuck up and deal with it, though. That's life. (Life blows.)

If for some god awful reason you still want to follow the things I'm holding onto, my other comic is still going with a shaky schedule. There's no titties but I think it's some of my better writing. I'm also making games, which is where most of my time is going (and where most of my money is coming from).

Again, I'm sorry. I wish it didn't have to be like this, but I'd rather get this over with and save everyone the trouble of getting your hopes up any harder, than drag this shit out and update once a year or whatever. Nast the Enchanter is not coming back.


Anon 26th Oct 2018, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
There's always next time man, good luck, and cool running
Twyll 26th Oct 2018, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
I'm sorry you had to make such a tough decision. I do hope that maybe one day you can revisit the idea somehow, because I think the characters are fun and you did an excellent job of building the world. (Perhaps as a game? It'd make a neat little sexy adventure game!) But it's totally understandable that you can't keep it going in its current state.

I hope things get a lot better for you soon!
Jex 26th Oct 2018, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
Sad but that’s just how it be sometimes
ZincFingers 27th Oct 2018, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
I ain't mad, it was fun while it lasted, don't be upset it's over, be glad that it ever happened in the first place.
Jed 27th Oct 2018, 3:45 AM edit delete reply
*sigh* No words can express the shear regret and sadness I feel at never getting to see this great story reach it's conclusion. Seen this happen way to many times with lots of comics and I'm sorry I was right about this one too.
Jed 27th Oct 2018, 3:45 AM edit delete reply
*sigh* No words can express the shear regret and sadness I feel at never getting to see this great story reach it's conclusion. Seen this happen way to many times with lots of comics and I'm sorry I was right about this one too.
1977 27th Oct 2018, 4:29 AM edit delete reply
It was fun.
I enjoyed it really, and the titties had nothing to do with it.(Though it didn't hurt either)
You were always a great writer, the first from you I got to read was Mushroom Go.
Let's hope for a brighter future in Blood Is Mine.
In either case I will continue to read your stuff.
TGWMoC 31st Oct 2018, 1:22 AM edit delete reply
Why didn't I know about Mushroom Go until now?!? Are there any other thing Morg has written that I don't know about?

Edit: Tell me quick, I already finished MuGo, and I need more Morgenstern in my brain!
Fan of Nast 27th Oct 2018, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
Good luck. I hope the future will be better for you!
Chaostraveler 27th Oct 2018, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
But seriously, Nast was great and hilarious. I really does suck, but thanks for the fun. I'll still be sticking with Blood is Mine. (And secretly hoping that Blood is Drawn will continue).
Espylacopa 27th Oct 2018, 7:01 PM edit delete reply
<sad, angry at the world, but will live
SomeGuy 27th Oct 2018, 9:02 PM edit delete reply
It was a good comic while it lasted. And Blood Is Mine is great too. Keep creating, keep doing awesome things. I'll keep following.
Eredhor 27th Oct 2018, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
Sorry to see Nast go. I'll be following your other work, and hoping that life improves for you. Thanks again for the entertainment you've provided.
Some Random Guy 27th Oct 2018, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
Some Random Guy
It might've been NSFW, but it did not have that many sex scenes in hindsight, and your skills in plot crafting were still pretty noticeable to me. Blood is Mine is still what I consider to be the best story from you that I have read, but I have to thank and respect you for putting such a level of work into an NSFW comic. The plot, although not matching up to your other works, was still the primary thing that hooked me.

One day, you'll be able to do all of these projects which you normally are forced to not go along with, and I'm terribly sorry that you have put down yet another one, but you're a good writer, and I will continue to read you works. Good luck, my dude.
Guest 28th Oct 2018, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the laughs and the stories.
Twelveseal 28th Oct 2018, 5:05 AM edit delete reply
Hey, it was fun while it lasted, and I appreciate. Frankly, Nast has given me some interesting ideas. Go forth and conquer, man. Maybe you can come back to this at a later date.
Magister Dicks it 28th Oct 2018, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
You are an AMAZING artist and this stuff happens, I will keep on following whichever works you do, and I'm very grateful to have met Nast the enchanter and friends and a bit of his world.

Such a surprise to have found a few new chapters of blood is mine today :) (i was absent for a few days, have been upvoting both comics everyday)

a big hug and thank you for being so frank with yourself and all of us. We support whatever you do ^_^
Crunt Knockler 28th Oct 2018, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
Sorry to hear that Morgenstern. All the best for the future, and I hope you manage to turn it around somehow.
GS 29th Oct 2018, 3:31 AM edit delete reply
It's not your fault, Morgenstern; we make plans and life happens. ^_^
I hope things get better for you soon.

We had a lot of fun here.
I still need to catch up to your other comic, but I'll be around in time.
GS 29th Oct 2018, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
One question: will you be maintaining the Nast archive?
If not, please let us know when it's going down so we can take some screencaps? ^^;
GS 29th Oct 2018, 3:37 AM edit delete reply
Alright, one more question. It may not be good manners to ask, but given that "Nast" is ending ... what was its conclusion going to be?
Who was the panty-thief and what was their plan? Why did they look like Nast?
What was going to happen - probably?
It was a really fun story and I'd love to know. ^_^
Jed 29th Oct 2018, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
I am also curious as to what was going to happen.
Jochi 29th Oct 2018, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
I'm curious too, but I'd rather those things be left as mysteries we'll never know, unless things improve markedly for Morgenstern (which I hope they do, whether he can get his heart back into this at that point or not). And I like the idea of turning this into a game or something else more marketable.
Tungsten 30th Oct 2018, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
Ah damn. I'm sorry; this was good content. You should be proud of yourself.
hEm 30th Oct 2018, 4:44 AM edit delete reply
have faith in your fans, if you need to wait or work on other things, please do, i also follow other work by you and i find that you write very good material and also have a very nice art style.

having said that, please do what you think is right for you and be well, i think that me and all your other fan also following blood is Mine will be waiting to read other stories of nast, also as a game if you're willing to go there, i wish all the best to you
Verchiel 30th Oct 2018, 2:51 PM edit delete reply
Link to the games? I binge read BIM for 2 solid weeks after Nast. If that's how we can support you, link some games so we can spend the moneys!!
TGWMoC 31st Oct 2018, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
He's got three over on Kongregate. He also made a
table-top RPG a while back.
Winged Crusade 30th Oct 2018, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Not mad at all, and I understand completely from everything you’ve been going through.

This just means I’ll have to bump the $10 patreon from here to my BiM sub!
Winged Crusade 30th Oct 2018, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Not mad at all, and I understand completely from everything you’ve been going through.

This just means I’ll have to bump the $10 patreon from here to my BiM sub!
TGWMoC 31st Oct 2018, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
I'm actually kind of relieved to see this, because while Nast was a fun little romp with some interesting mechanics, I'm in love with BiM, and for a while there, (during the spell of no updates on either,) I was afraid you were gonna pick this one to keep going and stop BiM. Yeah, it'd be cool to have both, but stopping this is sounding like a very right choice.

And even if you never show any indication of continuing Nast, I'll keep checking in every once in a while just in case, cuz, hey, that's a bit more ad money for you anyway.

Really, I've just been happy to have more BiM lately!

So do what you gotta, and know that you've got a lot of people here who love what you put out, (I haven't bought it yet, but I really want to get GAG and have a drunk one-off with some friends, because that seems like it'll be stupid fun,)!
Firespun 1st Nov 2018, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
Life does indeed suck. It was good run man. I thoroughly enjoyed this comic while it lasted. Take care of you and maybe some day in the far flung future this comic and idea can be reincarnated
Risu 1st Nov 2018, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Not happy to see it end, but honestly, I'm happier to see an announcement like this, something definitive and solid. I've seen quite a few webcomics slow to a stop and sit stagnating with a hopeful "It's been a while but we'll update again soon!" message that sits for years (Looking at you, Keychain of Creation!)

Thank you for the honesty and making the hard decision. I'm sorry to see it, but as a wise man once said, shit happens.
dandee 4th Nov 2018, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
I understand that you're frustrated, but I think you're too hard on yourself. Yes, the unexpected can make you feel like you're left twisting in the wind, but there's always a chance to pick up again.
I can be patient, and I'm surely not the only one. If Nast truly never returns, so be it. I enjoyed the ride. But if you enjoyed creating it, please don't write it off completely.
I hope things get better and I wish you the best of luck with whatever endeavors you follow from here. Thank you for the work you put into Nast.
Jawsh 6th Nov 2018, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
I loved the read but I understand. It be like that sometimes. If you ever come back to it. We'll be here and if not,you do you dude!
Tharvis Rose 7th Nov 2018, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
YES. THIS. Looks like my ex-girlfriend was wrong. There does, in fact, exist at least one set of (figurative, non-pr0n) spherical parts of the male reproductive system on the internet. The proof is here. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Morgenstern, for ripping off the bandage. You have performed a difficult, mature, rare, and precious act in a medium where creators beyond number are content to jerk around those who have bought into unfinished creations that will always be so, because, life. Driving a stake through the heart of your creation, killing the doubthopeful maybes fluttering for it in your own heart, is one of the worst things a creator has to suffer through. But sometimes, in this flawed, beautiful, awful world it is the right thing to do. So, big letters -- YOU. DID. THE. RIGHT. THING.

"So shines a good deed in a weary world" - The Merchant of Venice (by way of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

Will continue to follow BiM and your other creative endeavors when and where I can. They have done much to make my life suck just a bit less. For what it is worth, blessings on you and all that you dare to love.
Guest 7th Nov 2018, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
Well, Nast was great while it lasted. It was a brilliant idea from a brilliant person. Perhaps, when things change, when life doesn’t suck as much as it does right now, you can revisit the concept, perhaps updating less regularly so that it’s easier on you. If not, then do whatever works for you. You have a huge number of dedicated fans, and we will support you however we can. And thank you - for multiple great webcomics, for making games, for providing Nast fans with closure, and for whatever works of art you might make in the future.
JiggilyJoe 7th Nov 2018, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for being honest with us, though I would happily keep donating on Patreon if there was a chance of it coming back. I know you say Nast is done, but I'll always hope it comes back. It was my favorite webcomic.
I'll keep supporting you on BiM and probably just transfer my Patreon funds from here over there as it's a great comic as well.
Either way though I really hope things get better for you, and thank you so much for all the laughs Nast brought us.
Rodrigo 14th Jan 2019, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
Just caught up with both Nast and BiM here. Hoping this one continues, your twists on format are always novel and it seemed like the plot was going somewhere really interesting.
GS 15th Apr 2019, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
*sigh* I still miss reading Nast. ^^; I wish Morgenstern could continue it... or find someone to continue it in his stead.
Jed 20th Jun 2019, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
They probably will eventually if they don't forget about it, why else would he not even tell people what was supposed to happen in the plot.
JiggilyJoe 16th Dec 2019, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
There was a post on Discord that explained the plot and what was supposed to happen. I don't know if it's still there or not. I still miss this comic.
Tech 20th Apr 2020, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
Miss you, Nast.
GS 17th Aug 2020, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
I've checked the discord, and I just can't find this post explaining the end...! Will someone please tell me what it was supposed to be?
Gandalf 22nd Sep 2021, 11:37 AM edit delete reply