July 24, 2012

Hiatus is over!

Hello everyone! As the title states, the hiatus is over and White Noise is back! Look, there’s a new page and everything! … I was trying to draw what is known as a Shiho-nage hold/takedown, and I fought with that drawing for a while before giving up. The important part is the expressions anyway!

So how long was that hiatus, eh? It was so long, it started before NNFB announced it was going on hiatus, and lasted until after it was on hiatus! It was so long, during that time I got a job, lost that job, got that same job back, and then lost it again! It was so long, just, whatever, it was long! But it’s over now, and if you all are willing to read some more, I’ll be posting them.^^ It’s time to get this darn thing underway!

A little while ago, I tried a month long polyphasic sleep experiment. I actually succeeded at it and everything! But I decided to forgo it for regular sleep, because while six 25 minute naps a day spaced over 4 hour cycles may sound feasible on paper, in reality it’s extremely inconvenient. I mean, if you have ANY friends who like to do things, it makes life extremely awkward. In any case, I’ll be trying biphasic instead soon.^^ Three hours at night and one 1.5 hour nap in the day sounds much more doable. Though convincing oneself to get up at 6am when there’s no obvious reason for doing so… is difficult.

~madsniper *misses signing things like that*

35 Comments to Hiatus is over!

  1. by Pascalle Lepas

    On July 24, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Super glad you're back!

  2. by Plucky Pooka

    On July 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Yay! I'm excited that you are back. I'm looking forward to seeing more. ^__^

  3. by geekosupremo

    On July 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Welcome back! Can't wait to see more of your work! :D

  4. by Milica

    On July 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Yay!!  *dances around happily*  Welcome back!

  5. by Dragonessofire

    On July 25, 2012 at 5:08 am

    YAY!! *does the happy dance* I'm so glad you're back!

  6. by Llufetsat

    On July 25, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! We missed you! Welcome back.

  7. by DanialArin

    On July 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Welcome back!

  8. by snake eyes

    On July 26, 2012 at 3:16 am

    welcome back :)

  9. by Gerbrith

    On July 27, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I had a friend who tried the polyphasic sleep thing once. It was… strange. We lived at a boarding school at the time, so we were used to just walking into each others' rooms at any time during the day, when suddenly he started putting up signs with “Shhhh, I'm sleeping until xx.xx time, please don't wake me.”
    He gave up eventually because of impracticality, just like you. Personally I like sleeping lots every night. =D
    Also, you got and lost the same job twice? How does that even? I don't even…
    Welcome back. I hope you stay longer this time. =D

  10. by Whyte Vuh'uni

    On July 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Woot! I knew subscribing to the RSS would be an awesome idea :D Welcome back!

  11. by Xcares

    On July 29, 2012 at 1:41 am

    THANK you so much for keeping this wonderful webcomic going

  12. by Poofiemus

    On July 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I too had a friend who tried polyphasic sleep. . . during NaNoWriMo. BAD combination, led to him getting really sick. 

    So glad you're back! Bummer about the job drama, but it's really nice to see a page again. (Though I'd gotten so used to the site not updating that I looked at it two or three times without actually noticing the update. My brain is bad at looking for stuff. XD)

    Also, finally get to see well-rested Wren ninja. Too bad he ninja'd the wrong person.

  13. by Wr4ith0

    On July 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I knew you weren't dead… so I kept checking back every other day or so… there might be something wrong w/ me….

  14. by Ooscuro

    On July 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Welcome back, knew you weren't going to be gone forever :D

  15. by crypticorb

    On July 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    WHAAA? Ohey you're back. I actually got so depressed White Noise sorta-died that I unsubscribed from all my webcomics… BUT one random hopeful check later and YOUR BACK! :D

  16. by Lazengann

    On July 31, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Welcome back Snipes, been checking about 3 times a week to see if you'd come back to us.
    Looking forward to more of your amazing work.

  17. by Darkestlava

    On July 31, 2012 at 6:41 pm

     Yay! I can take this off my 'never gonna f'n update' list! lol can't wait for more updates

  18. by Diem

    On August 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Yaaaay! *glomps Snipes* You're back! I'm so excited. :D
    Sorry about the mess with your job. o.o That doesn't sound fun at all. And best of luck with your sleeping-ness.

  19. by ChrisJ

    On August 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    So glad you're back.
    I tried the polyphasic sleep for about a week, and gave it up for much the same reason. All the extra time is awesome, but there are some many times when a nap is just not convenient.

  20. by Hyula

    On August 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Huzzah! Good to see you back! <3

  21. by Randommajed

    On August 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

    The human body requires exactly 7.2 hours of sleep to work at optimum efficiancy… you only get 4.5 with that plan…

  22. by Chad

    On August 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Polyphasic sleep works much better if you're also skilled in meditation and you have access to soundtracks that use isochronic beats… I usually sleep for one 4 hour main stretch and usually one 1/2 – 1 hour stretch during the work week. I did do a year stretch of 3 hour main sleep period and one 45 minute min nap 6 days a week and one day with a 5 hour stretch….

    and welcome back :-)

  23. by saschablackbird

    On August 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Will there be a regular updating schedule sometime? :)

  24. by EDDIE

    On August 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    The point is to trick the body into getting more REM sleep. By sleeping the necessary 7.2 hours only 20% of that is REM sleep, but by dividing up your sleep cycle throughout the day and forcing your body to wake up after only an hour or so of sleep your body will start to adapt so REM sleep comes faster and you get more of it. REM sleep is what makes you feel well rested, so really while you may only be getting 4.5 hours of sleep almost all of it is REM sleep as opposed to the 1 1/2 – 2 hours you would get if you slept the night away.

  25. by Laine Porwit

    On August 18, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I'm so glad you're back, Sniper! Sorry to hear about your job, though. I was going to give polyphasic sleep a go, but in the end decided to wait until after I'm done studying, and hope I don't get a job that lasts 8 hours.

  26. by Aetrun

    On August 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Wow, the update happened within a few days of the last time I checked. Talk about bad timing on my part DX
    Like everyone glad to see you back, and hopefully employment starts playing nicer with you. And I think this is the first time I've posted a comment here, so yay for that too XD

  27. by TheDeepDark

    On August 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

    You're back! I knew you'd be back ^____^

  28. by Lathrin

    On August 24, 2012 at 4:35 am

    I was waiting for your return :D

  29. by Shazam

    On August 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Awesome news about the hiatus being over….

    A month ago.

    And nothing since.

    Ah well. Only kvetching because it is lovely to see when new pages do come I suppose. :)

  30. by dhawktx

    On September 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    So glad you're 'back'. Take a while between posts but PLEEZE don't let WN die! I HAVE to know how this is gonna play out.

  31. by me

    On September 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    So…. hiatus again is it? Your comic pretty much goes comatose after every update, which is really sad. Hope real life is treating you well and I'll still be snooping around until the next time…

  32. by Skarlette

    On September 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    YAY welcome back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D DDDDD

  33. by Lrrr

    On October 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm


  34. by Ray

    On October 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    so i take it it's done?

  35. by Ultra

    On October 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

    So are you on a hiatus again?

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