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Wedding Registry Love

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Seriously, people. I mean, look at this thing and just fall in love:

It’s screaming at me, “FILL ME WITH BOOKS! PUH-LEASE! I’M SO EMPTY, SO LONELY…SO COLD INSIDE!”

Also, registering for gifts is an odd beast. Maybe I’ll say more on that later. The above is our biggest item (size- and dollar-wise) and we fully expect no one to get it, which is fine and all. But booklovers can dream though, right?

I want you to want me
I need you to need me
I’d love you to love me
I’m begging you to beg me

– “I Want You To Want Me” by Cheap Trick

Written by Paul

March 14, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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Percy Jackson and The Lightning Doodie

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It was bad. Other words to describe the experience include: abominable, atrocious, awful, contemptible, criminal, dire, disgraceful, disgusting, execrable, heinous, loathsome, low, malodorous, mean, obnoxious, peccant, putrid, rancid, rank, reprehensible, repulsive, rotten, sad, scandalous, shameful, sickening, stinking, terrible, unfavorable, vile, villainous, wicked, wretched, and wrong. Really, any of those will work. Also, doodie.

If you’ve read the book, I suggest you stay far, far away. If you haven’t read the book, let me spoil one part for you in the hopes that you’ll understand I’m doing it for your own good and to save you money and time and brain cells: you will, in all seriousness, witness teenage kids tripping on drug cookies while a satyr line-dances to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”

Exactly.

(Special thanks to Panlexicon for this entry.)

‘Cause I am due for a miracle
I’m waiting for a sign
I’ll stare straight into the sun
And I won’t close my eyes
Till I understand or go blind

– “Stare at the Sun” by Thrice

Written by Paul

February 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm

One Devoted Reader

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The irony is, naturally, that I love people that love to read. But this man, he’s just plain bizarre. He also reads and walks, which I understand people do at the gym, but not in a parking lot.

Anyways, no apology for the lack of updates here. I’ve been busy with the following projects:

  • Supertown – y’know, that comic about kids pretending to be superheroes and stuff that is so sweet your teeth hurt afterwards
  • 30 Days of Women – drawing a woman, one a day, like it’s my job
  • Fallout 3 – not so much a project as an obsession; in short, I love this game

Here on the eve of too long
Where you’ll think I’ve done wrong
Waking in fear of you no more

– “Dearest Forsaken” by Iron & Wine

Written by Paul

November 17, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Percy Jackson fanart, yo

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I was going to post this to DeviantArt, but that site seems to really hate me lately. But here you go! A little Percy Jackson fanart. I’m just finishing up Book 4, and I really like this series. Can’t wait for the movie next year. Tara and I are going to be the first two in line, dressed as sexy Athena and bloated Dionysus, respectively. I kid, I kid. Maybe…

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

– “Under the Milky Way” by The Church

Written by Paul

October 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm

My Christmas Haul of 2008

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2008-12-25

I hid myself from failure and fear
Oh my dear you’re a threat to the bad in us all
They tell themselves that each word from your lips
Or the grace in your eyes overcomes any fall

– “Kite” by Copeland

Written by Paul

December 25, 2008 at 8:46 pm

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Kermit and Scott Pilgrim are Total Look-alikes

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2008-12-17

It was all about the parka, really.

Speaking of Scott Pilgrim, I’m possibly going to be cosplaying as the leading lad for the upcoming New York Comic Con. So long as I can find a cheap parka to wear, that is. If not, I’ll just be a dude with an SP shirt and a lot of excitement, also known as a Scottaholic. Either works for me, really.

Question of the day: When did Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy get married (1984, 1988, 1996, 2001, or 2006)?

Let’s make a date out of the cinema
Then stay out until early in the morning
I always like it ’cause we take it slow
While everyone around us seems so hurried

– “On My Mind” by New Found Glory

Written by Paul

December 17, 2008 at 7:09 pm

The Movie Twilight in Three Panels

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2008-11-28

It was absolutely horrible. But note the key words pertaining to my sister D: she treated.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the book by any means (click to see my review of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight), but if someone, say, found themselves with $10 and a hunger for some vampiric media and they had to choose between seeing this movie and flipping some pages…I’d behoove them to buy the book. Behoove, people. The movie is all about the staring, the bad acting, the creepy abusive relationship which tweens can’t get enough of, and the plotless plot. Meh.

And that has been more than enough words spent writing about this doomed trainload. Dissenters, fire away!

If it’s a broken part, replace it
But if it’s a broken arm then brace it
If it’s a broken heart then face it

– “Details in the Fabric” by Jason Mraz

Written by Paul

November 28, 2008 at 10:00 am

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Reading Books

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2008-11-17

Feel free to nominate today’s comic for the Best Action Scene in a Comic Strip award. Or, if you’re feeling extra spicy, give it a nudge towards the Outstanding Achievement in Reading in a Leading Role award. Really, I’d be happy with either on my mantle. Not that I have a mantle, but one of these days…

Question of the day: Read anything good lately? A book, magazine, an online article? A simply stunning laundry mat receipt? I’m all ears.

One day, left me for the dead
Woke up on the floor, time for another one
Two days, she’s leavin’ me again, can’t take it no more
Out through the open door

– “Days of the Week” by Stone Temple Pilots

Written by Paul

November 18, 2008 at 12:17 am

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Authors I Love to Read, Part One

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This was a ton of fun to draw and color, and I definitely plan to do another round sometime soon. Cause you seriously can’t believe that I, bookworm and admitted bibliophile, only love to read nine authors, right? There’s a bunch more waiting in the wings. If that’s all right with y’all. See, authors don’t get a lot of face time–they are wordsmiths, crafters and creators, fingers on a keyboard, with the occasion video interview popping up every now and then. So this is me doing my part, whatever it is in the big scheme of things.

Also, is it a by-the-books sort of thing for authors to wear glasses AND a dark t-shirt for their media shots? Hmm?

(Cross-posting this to LiveJournal too.)

Written by Paul

October 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Surprise Package in the Mail

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Free books in the mail? Like little slices of heaven dribbled in Godiva chocolate syrup with a tower of whipped cream on top. Hmm, I must be hungry. Plus, I’m a big fan of the first two books in the series by Tobias S. Buckell so I’m looking forward to checking this one out. Thanks, sir, and Tor for sending it my way!

Written by Paul

August 25, 2008 at 8:16 pm

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