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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.”


(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

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February 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm

That One Weekend in July 2009

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I dunno… felt like drawing the latest weekend in terms of journal comics again because I do miss doing them from time to time despite having no future plans of returning to them:


How did your weekend turn out?

Feeling independent
I made it through another day
Having a wonderful time
I haven’t felt the sickness
I think i may have scared it away
Looks like I’m gonna be fine

– “Fix” by Pedro the Lion

Monica is Riddikulus at Harry Potter Scene It

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Yes, I got schooled. But it’s a fun game, even if the clips they show go on for too long and their accompanying questions end up being about the most nonsensical part of the scene (What color are the polka dots on Hagrid’s tie?, for example). Tricky, tricky. No worries though; we all played a round of Scrabble later and I showed them the true spells a wordnerd like myself can cast. Er, I won. Victory! Za for everybody!

EDIT: Oops, forgot to post Tara’s wonderful fan art from the above-mentioned game of Scrabble. Enjoy…

Everyone’s unhappy
Everyone’s ashamed
Well, we all just got caught looking
At somebody else’s page

– “Missed the Boat” by Modest Mouse

Written by Paul

September 6, 2008 at 7:01 pm

#337 – NY Comic Con 2008, Part 3

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Ahhh…yeah. There’s no “To be continued!” in the last panel, but there just might be one more Comic Con comic on Monday. I know you’re all loving them. Well, not Bitsy. She hasn’t stopped by here since I started posting them. Hmphh.

Anyways, the weekend approaches. Unlike the last one, which you’ve all been reading about the past three days, this one will be a bit more subdued. Some sleeping, some going to the park, some relaxing. Nothing major or life-stopping. But I know you people out there are doing stuff! You’re always doing stuff! So tell me what stuff is being done…by you! Go on!

Back with the streets I know
They never take me anywhere but here
Those stains in the carpet, this drink in my hand
these strangers whose faces I know

– “Left and Leaving” by Number One Fan

Written by Paul

April 25, 2008 at 12:03 am

#169 – Wizardworks

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That’s pronounced PEH-TWO-EE. Yeah, I can’t explain it, really. It just sort of happened. Put a stick in my hand that shoots out flaming balls (that’s how the package describes fireworks) and the next thing you know I’m part of Dumbledore’s Army or something. You-Know-Who ain’t got nuffin’ on You-Know-Me. Er, ignore that.

Clearly, I need some coffee.

Weekend plans? Mine seem to be laundry, a friend’s birthday party, and sleeping. Yes, lots of glorious and beautifully dreamless sleep.

P.S. How funny do I think having one of my comics posted over at some blog called Daily Herpes News is? Very, very funny.

Written by Paul

August 10, 2007 at 12:33 pm

#159 – Deathly Gasps

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Seems like the word spoiler is all over the place these last few days. Not that it’s a bad thing, really. I love just how hardcore some of Rowling’s fans are about keeping the details of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a secret. Everywhere you see the book title mentioned you’ll see spoiler alerts left and right. I only wish folks had been this serious all along, especially considering how some asshat half-spoiled the ending to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince before I was even through a quarter of the book.

Oh, and to the person that Googled “Mom pee” and found your way to MyLifeComics…I hope you discovered what you were looking for. But I seriously doubt this was the sort of site you were aiming to hit up. Oh well. Try again?

Written by Paul

July 27, 2007 at 12:35 pm

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#155 – Hangman

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I’m posting this early because I am mentally exhausted. I picked up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Saturday and began reading around one in the afternoon. I stopped near page 515 by three in the morning, passed out, woke up around eight, and proceeded to finish the book a little bit after one o’clock. There were only a few breaks taken between reading (walk, Scrabble, foods), and I’m basically mentally exhausted. Also, somewhat strangely, a bit physically exhausted too. So no thoughts on the book yet.

But if you’ve finished and want to talk about it…feel free to e-mail me at pdabbamondi[at]gmail[dot]com. Please no spoilers in the comments section. I’ll just delete them.

Written by Paul

July 23, 2007 at 4:05 am

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#153 – Putting Out

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My counter to this was $5.00 and that I only have to put out halfway. Don’t think about that too hard. It really doesn’t make sense.

In other news, long weekend coming up for me. There’ll be a concert, probably a second viewing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Scrabble, and lots of sleep in a house full of air conditioning. I am excited. Mmm sleeping…

Written by Paul

July 19, 2007 at 12:39 pm

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#151 – A New Order

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I had to do this one in color to show you all that I am in no way, shape, or form one of those Gryffindors. It seems that each and every time I take one of those “which house are you in?” quizzes I always end up being with Cho Chang in Ravenclaw. Well, actually, one time I was a Huffleclaw, which sounds dirtier than it actually is.

i'm in ravenclaw!

be sorted @

Now, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is simply the worst movie of the bunch. It’s as if all the people behind it actually spat on the book. I understand things have to be cut. It is the largest book, and there are a couple of (somewhat) unimportant subplots. That is fine. My gripe is with the changes they made because it’s just going to ruin the franchise. A mini-list of things that bothered me:

  • Sirius was not killed by the Avada Kedavra curse.
  • Neville Longbottom could see the thestrals, along with Harry and Luna.
  • Lupin was supposed to be with the Order when they came to sneak Harry out of Privet Drive.
  • It is not revealed that Petunia has some knowledge of magic in the beginning.
  • Why couldn’t they have just explained the centaurs’ hostility toward Hogwarts so that when they carried off Umbridge it would have been oh so much more sweeter?
  • Firenze was supposed to be the new Divinations professor, that would have been the greatest.
  • Dobby finds the Room of Requirement, not Longbottom.
  • Yeah, at the end, Harry is supposed to go on a mad rampage in Dumbledore’s office. But they totally toned him down in the film. What happened to the whiny, angry boy that I remember from the book?
  • Kreacher didn’t deceive Harry, leading him to the Ministry. In fact, the pureblood-loving house elf was a complete waste of special effects.
  • The Occlumency scenes with Snape were cut severely short, probably because the directors didn’t want to make Harry’s father seem like a complete jerk. Newsflash: he was.
  • No Ron and Hermione as Prefects. Boo.
  • The attack on Mr. Weasley was supposed to eventually lead everyone to St. Mungo’s where we would learn more about Longbottom’s parents.
  • The prophecy isn’t fully heard.
  • It’s never revealed that Umbridge is the one that released the Dementors on Harry in the beginning, trying to discredit him. Man, I hate that woman.

Okay, this is enough for now. I’m starting to get depressed. What a terrible movie.

Written by Paul

July 17, 2007 at 1:15 pm

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