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Hello, everyone! I’m (predictably) hard at work on the new episode. For now, I hope to release a higher number of pages at a time so the story isn’t so broken up and awkward. Once I get a good chunk of the story completed, I’ll start a new Substack thread with a large amount of pages so it’s easier to read.
I think I’m going to start a separate instagram account for The Phantom Pleasure so I can share more updates and in-progress posts for you all. I think that’s than releasing a newsletter everyday, don’t you think?
Also, it’s too early to talk about, but there may be a very special development for The Phantom Pleasure coming in the near future. I’m excited, but it’s too soon to say more.
Thanks for all the positive responses to the cover art, it took me quite a few attempts to get Halo’s suit looking the way I wanted. Geo-City One is a grim and grimy world no matter what level you’re on, but I wanted to show that Halo is relatively better off than Echo. Besides her expression being happier, I made her suit look more shiny and ‘complete’…
Above you can see me wearing the Very Special Premium Elite Geo-City One Artist Suit. I used it for lighting and fabric reference for Halo’s ruched and super glossy fit. The wet-look is important, as later on in the story you’ll see how advertisements and subliminal messages seem to drip and flow down Halo’s Promo Suit. She is a Jump-Cutter, after all…
Here’s a sneak glimpse of an 0-PIN, also known as a Premium Opinion Generator:
These annoying things are always buzzing around the populated linkways and chat clubs, updating and auto-correcting everyone at full volume. Greybeards and other outdated users say that 0-PINS come from Codecha Spawn Points just like you or me, they just got an unlucky roll and spawned as an 0-PIN instead of a user. I really don’t wanna believe it’s true, but I have thought about smashing one of those disgusting things open to see if there really is a brain inside. Of course, If I did manage to destroy one, MATERIALIZERS would be all over my ass in seconds. And knowing my luck, after they collect and dump my genetic contents, I’d probably respawn as an 0-PIN.
Thank you again, to all of my subscribers. See you this weekend with more PHANTOM PLEASURE pages…