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#385 – Bitsy Goes Golfing

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Yes, another golfing comic. Deal with it. In fact, there’ll be a third one in the upcoming days. Yes, I’m a wee bit more active these days. Long gone are the days where I go to Quiznos, chat up the locals, and draw about the mayhem that ensues…

Bitsy, pay attention to this paragraph. Animal Crossing: City Folk was just announced today, and you can check out the trailer for it here! It’s for the Wii, and you take a bus into the city where all the shops, plus new ones, seem to be. Other than that and a few new holidays to be celebrated, it seems to be the same game as AC: WW, but it is hard to tell. Will have to wait for more information. This might be the sole reason to buy a Wii, I tell you:

Get down, summer in the city!

Get down, summer in the city!

Fuck yes!

Also, Joss Whedon fans unite! Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is absolutely wonderful and well worth watching. It’s got a great cast, a fun plot, and silly songs. By the gods of Kobol are the songs catchy! And it’ll only be up for a short time so get on it now. Okay, that’s enough outta me.

Snapple Real Facts #68: The longest one-syllable word is “screeched.”

It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word

– “The Call” by Regina Spektor

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July 17, 2008 at 12:00 am

#384 – Mini-Golfing Rejection

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For those of you that don’t know–and shame on you–the nineteenth hole here is not referencing the nearest pub to the course (of which, in Ocean City, there are none), but instead is talking about the final hole offered to players in a round a miniature golf. It is the bane of golf swings worldwide, a slender slab of faux grass and trite design aesthetics that lavishly promise any putter that sinks a hole-in-one a free game. But that doesn’t happen. Not now, not ever. Go ahead and think of someone, anyone at all. Have they ever won a free game like so? I think nots. It is impossible to work the nineteenth hole’s magic, and having people shout “Rejected!” at you only adds insult to injury. Still, I won…so neener neener neener.

Snapple Real Fact #173: Chinese is the most spoken language in the world.

Someone come quickly, this place was built for moving out
Leave behind buildings, the city planners got mapped out
Bring with you history and make your hard-earned feast
Then we’ll go to Omaha, to work and exploit the booming music scene and humility
And we’ve been talking all night

– “The Execution of All Things” by Rilo Kiley

Written by Paul

July 16, 2008 at 12:00 am

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#371 – Bitsy’s Favorite Videogame

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Happy birthday, Bitsy! May it be filled with presents drifting from balloons, pantless chipmunks, and pixelated cakestuff! I can’t wait for you to come home for summer vacation so we can visit each other’s towns and fish and decorate our houses (by that, of course, I mean you give me rare furniture to make mine prettier). We’re almost there! Can you smell the beach, shoobies, and boardwalk za?

The birthday girl also told me to search this video out, a mesh of old school dance footage that is synced flawlessly with some rap song, which I will admit is pretty entertaining:

If I had one-fifth of the dancing skills as the lovely ladies above here have I could rule the world..

To those reading this that are not my sister (that’d be most of you), the weekend has arrived. What does that mean for y’all? I’ll be avoiding the heat, hanging out with the girlfriend, and possibly making the big purchase I alluded to earlier. You all assumed I already made it, and you know what assuming does, right? ASS-U-ME. For shame! Anyways, give me your plans. You will receive bonus points if you use any of the following three words: lull, escapade, or zenith.

No time frame, for what I need to do today
Here at the yellow house. I think I’m gonna play
With free-livin’ lads down the street aways away
As I feel the moon rise
The time that all feels is the right time
Here in our sleepy house

– “Sleepy House” by Blind Melon

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June 13, 2008 at 12:00 am

#333 – Theft and a Hug

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People were being mean to her. Not nice, people. Not nice at all.

So, technically this was supposed to be Sunday’s comic strip, but I ended up taking a 6-hour coma and got nothing done the rest of the day. Thankfully, I had this one finished beforehand.

But yes, NY Comic Con 2008 was fun, fun, fun. Saw lots of people dressed up, walked around, made a fool of myself, survived a night in the city, slept on a bathro…oh, I’ll talk about that more later when there’s a comic for it. I, uh, of course sucked at taking photos so there won’t be too much to see. Though I might have some for you when I get around to stealing others’ hard work.

I must look like I’m running away
To you at your faster pace
I wonder what it is you could have seen, in me

“Let It Happen” by Jimmy Eat World

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April 21, 2008 at 12:12 am

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#304 – Projectile Vomit

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I don’t know if many of you can tell, but the artwork above should look quite different from all previous comics. Why is that? Well, for one I learned the proper way to scan in line art. See, I was just scanning it in at 72 dpi, not really caring much or thinking it mattered. This time, however, I put the artwork in at 300 dpi, colored it at that size, and then re-sized the whole thing for the Web. I dunno. The lines and colors seem to be sharper. Eh, maybe this is just stuff I notice…

I was flipping the channels last night momentarily before I started to write, and a show caught my attention. Not in a good way. It’s a game show, where kids compete with their fathers to prove to each other who has the best pappy around. I don’t know. This seems…wrong. Are television viewers this desperate for tears and entertainment? I couldn’t keep it on for very long. Already I found it to be overtly dramatic and pointless.

You know what show used to kick butt? That really put kids up to challenges that, even if they didn’t win, wouldn’t slap a boulder-sized backpack of emotional scarring on them now that their father hated them for losing embarrassingly on national television? That’d be: What Would You Do?

Dang, early 1990s TV ruled.

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March 11, 2008 at 8:43 am

#303 – Some Robots

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They are all works-in-progress. But it’ll be about robots and…stuff. Yeah, still working it all out. But this was a nice and easy excuse not to draw myself for once in a while.

Busy, busy weekend…in which I really didn’t do much at all. Heh. Does that make sense? No. Good. Here’s a fun tidbit though for you to chew over: Bitsy bought a bike, and it has a basket and a bell and is pink. She’ll be entering the second grade next year, complete with her My Little Pony lunchbox. Everyone say awww… 😛

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March 10, 2008 at 8:37 am

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#281 – Arizona Vacation, Part Eleven

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So, here we all are…the end. It was a great vacation, mostly for just how dang relaxing it was. I didn’t think about anything stressful, just enjoyed time with the fam and a kitty cat. Arizona’s a nice place, with a ton of cool shops and locales to hit up. Personally, if it wasn’t for those 156 degree days in the summer, I could see myself living out there. Maybe it was just how I saw things, but life felt like it moved a little slower, and that’s a-okay in my book. But that’d be a big move. Some days I still don’t know how Bitsy just up and did it…guess that’s why she’s the adopted one. 😛

What’s the best vacation you ever took?

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February 6, 2008 at 9:40 am

#270 – Arizona Vacation, Part Five

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Luckily, I’m happy to announce that I’m back to loving–and constantly thinking about–videogames. Whew. That’s a relief.

Hey, it’s Friday. TGIF. I prefer FYIF, myself. Go on…figure that acronym out. Anyways, weekend plans? I’ll be dogsitting and catsitting at Pam’s. I predict I will snuggle with Penny (greyhound) until she farts on me, then Cash (Boston terrier) will get all up in my face, the cats will never come out of hiding, and I will watch movies on a really big TV. Woo. Oh, and I plan on getting some work done. Namely novel shtuff.

And here’s a link to a comic strip called WE THE ROBOTS, which I’ve been enjoying the heck out of lately. The artwork is simple yet evocative, and the humor is darker than chocolate. Check it out!

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January 18, 2008 at 9:41 am

#268 – Arizona Vacation, Part Three

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So, second Christmas? If you’re at all unsure what I mean by that let me clear it up for you. See, Bitsy didn’t mail home the family gifts and neither did we mail her our gifts. The distance between Arizona and New Jersey is…er, far. We figured we could just exchange them when we got out there. Sadly, that meant she had very little to open on the actual Christmas morning. Aw, Bitsy.

Anyways, we couldn’t bring Bitsy her gifts wrapped up nicely in our suitcases else the airport people flip a wig. And Mom and I were to bring home D’s (which, for an unknown reason, Bitsy wrapped and made us open) and Dadster’s gifts as well. That meant two days of presents, back to back! Can’t argue with that. Though the cooking shtuff didn’t really appeal to me.

On a sidenote, drawing comics about a vacation that now happened…hm, two weeks ago…is very hard. I didn’t take many notes. We’ll see how the remainder of this series goes. I have no idea how many parts it’ll ultimately be in the end.

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January 16, 2008 at 9:39 am

#267 – Arizona Vacation, Part Two

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Currently, I feel like a zombie. Wanna guess why?

Oh, and here’s the baby (yes, I didn’t color her correctly in the comic, sue me people) in all her multi-colored eyes glory:

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January 15, 2008 at 9:35 am