A gray banner reading PROLEGOMENON.


by beckett
Silhouettes of Olivia and Albus standing on a hill, talking.

ALBUS: A multitude of things.

ALBUS: The fact that I'm afraid of the computer being broken. That I cared that Cherry broke the game with what mew did.

ALBUS: One of the players even asked my pronouns, and it meant something to me.

OLIVIA: We don't have pronouns.

ALBUS: But it still meant something.


ALBUS: If we were simply different outputs of the same machine, why are we even having this conversation?

ALBUS: The computer wouldn't have the awareness for this, either.

OLIVIA: Okay. I understand what you're saying.

OLIVIA: Why do you think this happened? Something Cherry did?

ALBUS: Very likely. The corruption of the computer directly impacts us. It's possible we've been granted a deeper depth than previously allowed.

ALBUS: Enough so that we're capable of establishing our own identities and experiencing emotions about different things, at least.

OLIVIA: ...What do we do about it?

ALBUS: I don't know. Nothing?

ALBUS: Lean into it, even? I'm tempted to lean into it.

OLIVIA: That could be dangerous. What if we further its corruption?

ALBUS: I know. But if we encourage ourselves and each other, then perhaps we may progress enough to generate a solution to the computer's corruption.

OLIVIA: That is true... but if we don't?

ALBUS: Then we figure out a new solution. We have an entire Earth year to do so.

OLIVIA: ...O-Okay. How do you propose we... 'lean' into it?

OLIVIA: Where do we start developing our identities?

ALBUS: Hmm... ah.

ALBUS: I know.


June 15, 2022

Welcome back! You may notice some growing pains in the site - odd code, differently formatted pages, the whole shebang. I've decided to try cleaning up the site, hosting the images directly on Neocities instead of just using Discord links for them (which break a lot easier). This does mean I have to pay to be a Neocities supporter, so again, if you enjoy this webcomic and want to see more, consider commissioning me or throwing some cash my way through the Ko-fi. -Beckett

April 13, 2022

After this update, PROLEGOMENON is officially on hiatus again while I figure out moving across the world! If you'd like to support me finanically through this time, my Kofi is available there. Plus, I always have commissions open. Thanks for the support and enjoyment of my funny little comic, and I'll see you guys on the other side! -Beckett

April 02, 2022

And we've finally wrapped up Episode 2. I hope you're all enjoying this comic so far, and I am so sorry it's taken SO long to get to this point. The story is finally underway! -Beckett

March 26, 2022

We're in the home stretch for wrapping up Episode 2, finally. Sorry for missing the last couple of updates. Again, you can get news on if an update is going out or not over on the official Tumblr blog, the Discord server, and my Twitter. Have a good one. -Beckett

March 16, 2022

It's already on the warnings list, but I figured I'd mention it again for this particular chunk of story - going deeper on the subject of being in a video game here. If that's rough for your brain, then probably proceed with caution. Cheers! -Beckett

March 13, 2022

This is semi-spoilers, but I've updated the characters page once more. With this, we've FINALLY met our main cast. It's only taken a year and a quarter. -Beckett

March 02, 2022

Hey guys! Nothing actually Prolegomenon related, but I did want to throw this announcement in here too for anyone interested. An older project that I made about... five years ago this October (jeez!) is getting a redux pretty soon, so if you like ghosts, houses, and ghosts in houses, you should keep an eye on this Tumblr blog for any updates relating to that. The original story content is also available on this blog, and it's still pretty fun even without the touch-ups I'm adding to it elsewhere, so check it out. Thanks. -Beckett