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Sunday, January 13th, 2019
12:10 am - My Dream Vacation
Hellooooooo. It's Saturday night and I don't give a fuuuuuuuuuuuck!

So, yeah, I guess this is my traditional "I'm Not Dead" post wherein I remind whoever still remembers me that I'm still alive and more or less okay. I've got almost all the comics for my next project ready (hoping to finish my final last-minuter tomorrow) and would like to launch this thing at the end of February or the beginning of March. It can last six months at one comic per week, or three months at two comics per week. Still not sure how I want to play it.

borderline stream of consciousness follows:Collapse )

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Monday, December 31st, 2018
I am SPOILING you people with a New Year's Eve comic update!

And that's it for the series. I'm afraid I'm not in much of a place to exposit on what comes next - partly because it's a very fluid thing, and partly because I am very fucked up on a homemade pineapple juice / coconut milk / tequila combination that I've dubbed "The Haole Horror." Nonetheless, I hope everyone has a ver nice new years and I'l put more news up in this space later and right now im getting a little sleepy whoops falling ov

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
12:30 am - Here comes fun! Well, something, anyway.
Trouble, among other things, brewing over at the Cohn-Goldberg household.

Also, there has been one small piece of improvement.

So during this particular interval of my forty years in the desert, I have managed to accomplish exactly one thing. Remember my friend Yvette? In the past, she's been the star / co-star of such features as Great Teacher Yurubi and Japanese Language Learning Lab.

Well, she's been having a pretty crappy year, again. I wanted to do something to cheer her up. And, as well all know, I really have only one go-to move when it comes to THAT.

So, long story short, I've been making her comics over the past year. My completion rate is HORRIBLE - about twenty-two comics over fifty-two weeks? Those aren't even ROOKIE numbers, and we all know it. That being said, I do now have about two dozen comics I'm sitting on that basically serve as a love letter to our long-past Golden Age of Female Fandom, which we were both part of and shared together.

Hey, it ain't the next Craig Thompson-level TOME, but it's not nothing.

I wasn't sure if they'd be good for mass consumption, since they really were an isolated labor of love made for an audience of exactly one. But Yvie's not only okay with me showing other people, she's actually encouraged it.

So . . . . anyone else wanna see this shit?

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Monday, October 22nd, 2018
10:04 pm - My tiny, tiny world
Hey, all.

I've been pretty quiet lately. Sorry about that, but I can confidently assert that it's not because of anything anybody did. I know that at least part of it can be chalked up to trying to hit the ground running with my new job, but it's not just that either.

I've been sort of entering this state of mind where my desire is to contract my world down to its narrowest possible borders. Simplify everything, remove excess factors. I now work three blocks from my house. Most things I need are within a fifteen minute walk to a five minute drive - grocery store, drug store, dry cleaner, a park where I can help out on weekends, several restaurants of varying cuisine and quality - hell, even the gym I joined. I got that last one to waive the activation fee by helping out the owner after he actually CLICKED on one of those "your computer is infested with malware!" popups that then immediately infests your computer with malware. He asked "Should I just call the phone number in the popup screen?" and I was like "WE DO NOT NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS."

Point is, I'm just sort of retracting from everything right now, and to some degree, yes, this also includes the internet. I was never exactly a social media butterfly to start with, but now somehow it's even less so. I couldn't say for sure whether or not it's the healthiest thing, but it does feel right for the moment. I'm also trying to get the desire to draw and write back off the ground. It's a lot better, but it's still pretty far from where it started and I'd need to get to a better place before I can start another series. I'd like to get there soon. After all, Sarah & Abra won't last forever . . . . oops, spoilers. ;)

In any case, if you don't hear any big news from me, it just means I'm walking to and from my job, making little meals and mugs of tea, sneaking in workouts whenever I can trick myself and trying to simultaneously expand my definitions of happiness and my perception of peace.

And yeah, I'm still posting comics.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
12:13 am - Based on an actual conversation
Eh, it's still a better idea than graduate school!

In other news, I'm going to Big Sur next week (which is finally accessible by road again!) next week to clear my head before I start my new job. There won't be a journal entry, but comic service will continue as usual.

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
12:17 am - Back on schedule!
Well, I may have ballsed up the timing for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur comics, but with the Sukkot comic, we're back on track! (You may have to refresh the window, though, it's being a tad balky tonight.)

Been catching up with the works of Kris Straub lately. Never cared too much for his general comic works, but always had a soft spot for his spooky stuff. Eventually, he combined the spooky stuff with a new comic into something new called Broodhollow. The more you know about his spooky stuff (particularly if you've got his book), the more you'll recognize in the comic. And hell, you should see what he's up to now!

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
12:23 am - Sorry for missing my journal last week
At least I'm finally back. All illness is pretty much gone. And hey, a new comic! Thank god for Sarah's natural cartoon ability to consistently absorb moderate-to-high level damage. :)

Well, I've finally been able to start producing some new stuff. I don't know if it's postable, but it might grow into something that can run after Sarah & Abra is done. We'll see.

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
12:26 pm - Thank god for that autoloader
Because my recent illness just FLOORED me. My life was never in danger at any time, but 2 + 2 has been equalling "bees" for several days, so I was pretty useless for tasks that required any part of my brain other than the stem.

The good news is, I think that hundred-degree fever burned out the part of my mind responsible for the lack of motivation and inability to connect to a sense of purpose. I won't be sure if it really worked until after I'm at 100%, but it does, I'll tell you what the fix was.

Also I think I read the lunar calendar wrong and ran the high holidays strips a little early but screw it, I don't think even Jews are going to be bothered by it.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
12:28 am - First night testing the auto-loader
And it works! Hurray!

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Monday, August 20th, 2018
10:00 pm - New comeek
I preloaded this one because I am going to bed early but this link should be active at midnight good lord I am druuuuuuunk

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
12:57 am - Bringing it on home!
Enjoy a less-than-grand, but still pleasurable, finale. :)

Did a little free drawing tonight. I had fun. Hey, it's a start!

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
1:08 am - On time for a change!

Now if I can just keep this up for the next six months, I'm gold!

Not sure what I'm gonna do after that, but I'll try to think of something.

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
12:04 am - I fucked up again.
Here ya go, catchup from Monday.

Well, at least one thing went right this week.

 . . . I got a job! :D

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
9:47 am - Forgot last night, so doing it this morning!
Here's the link!

Job hunt is starting to finally bear some fruit, so feeling less stressed about all this.

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and I've reached full antidepressant saturation levels in the bloodstream - it's gonna be a good day. ;)

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
12:00 am - Let's get into the meat of this thing
Onward into the storyline!

Also, if anyone gets a chance, stop over and give some love to acelightning. I'm not saying that you've had a bad month - if you say you have, I believe you - but I'm betting she's got you beat!

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
12:04 am - Up and running!
Comic's up, I remembered! Also, there may be a new job in the offing. I might even end up working graveyard shift. Objectively, that's something most people wouldn't like. But somehow, I have this weird feeling that it might end up being the total reset that my brain requires to get me back on track. That's probably just wishful thinking, though. Still, it beats hopeless thinking for a change!

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
7:09 am - Technically not late, just got drunk and chose to post in the morning.
Soup's on.

Job hunt's not going so great. Thinking of abandoning all career-minded pursuits and just trying to get a job at the roadside flower stand that's apparently hiring.

It might not be the worst job I ever had.

I like flowers.

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
4:47 pm - Late again.
Nice to know that some things never change! Here you go. It's the start of a storyline, though it doesn't look it yet. Shhh, don't tell anybody!

I honestly did forget this week. Most of my mind has been occupied with job hunting. I've sent out many applications. I don't expect anyone to get back to me. Frankly, it'd be a small miracle if a human even saw it before it got algorithmically sorted into the "circular file."

Hope everyone else is having a nice week.

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Monday, June 18th, 2018
11:04 pm - Updated on time. May as well do something right.
Here ya go. Link goes live in an hour.

I have no idea who I am anymore.

Not only have I not been making comics, or really any art in general of note, but I feel so differently about it now - it doesn't quite hold the same meaning for me. I figured I might instead start channelling the focus into writing, but so far, no dice. When I try new stuff, like swing-dance classes or diamond painting kits, it's nice, I enjoy it, and I wouldn't care if I never did it again in my life. I have no major life aspirations. I have no goals to speak of, aside from the obvious basics of survival.

I feel like I lack definition as a person now, I lack structure. It's like I'm being hollowed out.

I'm not saying it was caused by losing my job last week, nor was it the CAUSE of my job loss, but I'd say in both cases, it didn't help.

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
11:34 pm - I wonder what epipelagic ocean fish think is happening when it rains?
Sorry for the delay. Monday's events kind of threw me off my gait, but I've got the comic up now. Here is is!

Oh, and that top line is just what I was thinking about when I remembered to post the Livejournal update.

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