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Forgetting a Bag of Yogurts Sucks

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Maybe I should just take this as a sign to buy more Ramen noodles over buying healthy-wealthy yogurt? Yes? Agree with me. You’ll make my wallet very happy.

Fun fact time! You can spell this magical dairy product lots of ways, see: yoghurt, yogurt, yoghourt, youghurt, or yogourt.

A knocked down dragged out fight
Fat lips and open wounds
Another wasted night and no one will take the fall

– “Worry Rock” by Green Day

Written by Paul

October 23, 2008 at 7:00 pm

The Last Day of August Went Like This…

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And that completes the month of August. I was actually quite unsure I’d accomplish what I set out to do: draw a comic for every single day, and then some. Bonus comics slowed things down, but I climbed and conquered them in my own fashion, and I gotta say that it’s kinda neat to have a true day-by-day account of the month for me to enjoy whenever I so please.

Anyways, now that the month is complete I can begin work on the print zine. Once it is completed–hopefully within the week, but no promises there as I won’t be in my apartment for most of it–I’ll let y’all know…in case any of you might want to give me a few dollars to have such a product.

But really, if you remember, I said that this month was an experiment. It was aimed at saving time…and did it? Yes and no. These last three days I’ve had to draw like a maniac in order to catch up, which did not save me time. But for the most part it went okay. I think I’ll continue doing it like so.

How do you think it went? Things you liked or didn’t? Would you rather not have comics uploaded in big bunches and rather spaced out more? Let me know your thoughts!

And as always, thanks for reading! Onwards to September…

Written by Paul

August 31, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Posted in ADD, artwork, comics, writing, zine

I Want To Do a Million Billion Things

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I couldn’t think of how to draw this. So I drew a plant…growing?

Whatever. I do not have to explain my genius art whatsoever.

Written by Paul

August 26, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Posted in ADD, artwork, comics, weirdness

Throwing Stuff Away

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So, let’s just get to the topic you really want to discuss with today’s comic: that Chimnea tealight holder. I believe it came from one of my mother’s students (she teaches monsters…I mean kindergarten kids) and that means when it comes to gift-time, she gets the short end of the stick. Sometimes she makes out okay. A WaWa gift card, perhaps. Most of the time she gets the unexplainable or a scented candle. Yet, this magnificently molded tealight holder, well…it really did make you pause and ponder your place in the universe. To the horror of my father (actually, he never knew), Momma Dukes was going to just throw it away, but I quickly snapped at the chance to have it.


Can’t say. Call me a packrat or call me compulsive. I wanted it, and then I put it on top of my fridge for a few months, watching it collect dust like everything else does in this closet I live in. Well, today I realized what I could do with it. THROW IT AWAY.

…Oh? That wasn’t what interested you the most? Was it the duck sauce? The cond–whoops, sorry folks, we’re outta time! Talk amongst yourselves.

Written by Paul

August 4, 2008 at 11:43 pm

#377 – Thunder Sounds

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We’ve been having some crazy weather here lately. Lots and lots of rain, some thunder, big flashes of lightning. No flying pigs or meteors though. From the rain though, these have begun sprouting up all along the Garden State Parkway:

In busy news, I’m busy. That means tomorrow there’s no MyLifeComic. Wait! Wait! Don’t run away yet! Just cause there’s no journal comic doesn’t mean you won’t get something from me. We’ll be traveling back in time…except not in a DeLorean. Ah, you’ll see! So don’t abandon me just yet. I’ll try and get comics done for Thursday and Friday. Wish me luck. Send me cookies. Give a leprechaun a noogie. Do what you gotta do.

Question of the day: What sound effect do you hear when thunder comes a-rolling?

I’m so tall, can’t get over me
I’m so low, can’t get under me
I must be all these things
for I just threw out the love of my dreams

– “I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams” by Weezer (feat. Rachel Haden)

Written by Paul

June 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

Posted in ADD, artwork, cars, comics, weather

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#368 – Grandmother Passes Away

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Looking at the remainder of comics for the week, seeing the subjects they touch upon, I really don’t see myself writing much down here. I’ll let the art speak for itself, at least for the time being.

Oh, why do they leave?
Oh, why do they leave?
On the day that you needed them the most
Simple cards and things
Rose-colored sunsets, no flowers for me

– “Why Do They Leave?” by Ryan Adams

Written by Paul

June 10, 2008 at 12:00 am

#324 – Writing Irony

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You know, it’s odd how much I keep my writing life and my drawing life separate. One would assume they go hand-in-hand, like peanut butter and jelly, like mashed potatoes and gravy, like cheese and me.

Anyways, in 2005, I decided that, hey, maybe I’d like to give this writing thing a shot. I’d written for my college newspaper and independent magazine, studied journalism, and was forever constantly scribbling down story ideas in notebooks. I figured there was nothing to lose, and if I didn’t get anywhere from it then no biggie. Now, some three years later, I’ve sold over twenty-five short stories. Oh, I’ve written a lot more than that, but that’s another branch to break. Drawing and posting a comic is cool, if only for the instant feedback I can receive. Writing a story, submitting it for months, finally having an editor buy it, waiting waiting waiting, and then seeing my words in print…now that’s rewarding.

I never force anyone to read my work. Heck, I don’t even re-read anything I’ve gotten published. I know that no one is a bigger fan of me than me. No one cares more about my writing more than me. I’m not a huge bestseller on the NY Times list, with a thousand and one fans begging for more, more, more. I’m not the sort that resorts to self-publishing to get their work out into the world. I’m not at the point where I can quit my day job, move into a shack in the woods with a dog named Sam, and write for a living. But I am pleased. So there.

The situation’s always the same
You got your wolves in their clothes whispering Hollywood’s name
Stealing gold from the silver they see
But it’s not me

– “City” by Sara Bareilles

Written by Paul

April 9, 2008 at 8:50 am

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#306 – Happy Engineers

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I went to Rowan University, which, above all, is known for three things: being a suitcase college, its education department, and its engineers. That last group though, while often talked about, were rarely seen. They were the snow leopards of the campus, taking to their building and living there for nights upon nights, feasting on the meat of their weaker companions. At least, that’s what I think they did. I never knew an engineer for my entire four years of college, but from what the rumors whispered it sounded like they were the busiest of bodies. And so they deserve some time off, I’d say. Happy Engineers Week, everyone!

Also, I’m proud to be a New Jersian, if only because we can knock down New York governors like loose mailboxes.

If life had background music playing your song
I have got to be honest, I tried to escape you
But the orchestra plays on, and they sang

– “Dismantle Repair” by Anberlin

Written by Paul

March 13, 2008 at 8:39 am

Posted in ADD, cars, college, news, pwned, weirdness

#192 – Beat Games

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Off the top of my head, here’s what I’m working on whenever I get the chance:

  • Dragon Quest VIII (just wandering around, searching for critters for my Monster Team, with my hero somewhere around LV. 35 and amount of time clock like 60 hrs)
  • Wild Arms 3 (only played this for a few hours before becoming distracted by God of War, and haven’t touched it since)
  • Final Fantasy XII (at the spot where I can move forward to the final battle, but am trying to beat all the Marks and do some sidequests first)
  • Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille Zur Macht (Gah, I really need to start this game over because I turned it on the other day and had no idea what I was supposed to be doing)
  • Rogue Galaxy (at the final battle, which I’ve tried to beat three times before I gave up)
  • Suikoden V (Bitsy’s borrowing, couldn’t beat the final boss as my characters were too weak)
  • Dark Cloud 2 (Bitsy’s borrowing, again couldn’t beat the final boss after a couple tries–are we seeing a pattern here?)
  • Radiata Stories (I liked a lot about this game except for the fighting system, which is why I doubt I’ll ever try and beat it)

I think that’s most of them. Now, take into mind that I really really really want to buy some new games (such as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 and Odin Sphere), but I just feel lousy for not completing all my other games. I mean, why buy them if I’m not going to finish them? I used to be able to, back in the day. Got through Chrono Trigger and a bunch of Final Fantasy titles in a few days. But now, alas, I am older, and I do not have the patience to finish these things. Well, RPGs really. I can complete other genres cause they do not require so much devotion.

Any videogames you have, but haven’t beaten yet?

Written by Paul

September 13, 2007 at 8:48 am

Posted in ADD, games, videogames