Friday, April 22, 2011
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I don't know what Freud would have thought about my dream. It was a pretty awesome dream though. Not only did I get to be a screen acting legend, but yes, I could control tornadoes. I have a long history of just completely ridiculous dreams. Sarah has learned over time not to ask me what I'm thinking or what I dream about. The answer is very often to awesome for mere mortals to behold. I think the Betty White dream probably came about as a result of my realizing I was dreaming. I often have anxiety dreams about tornadoes, and occasionally if I realize I'm dreaming, I can begin to control the different aspects of my dream. As for Betty White, well... a man can dream, can't he? a man can dream...
I've been terrible at posting lately. The reason is that I've been dipping my hand into the science fiction pot, hoping to pull out some nerdy gold. My original plan was to write different installments and post them as I write them, which is still the plan, but it's taking longer than I had planned. I will eventually post it, but until then, I appreciate your patience.
Well it's getting late and I have babies to feed soon, so I must go nourish myself first. Have a good night and be well. Happy Easter.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
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Fact: The manliest thing a man can do is to pistol whip a bear while riding a shark. As I see it you have three of Bear to pistol whip, Grizzly, Kodiak, and Polar; and two options of Shark. As the comic states, the last thing you want to do is to pistol whip a koala while riding a nurse shark. It just takes all the oomph out of it. I suppose pistol whipping a koala, on a nurse shark could be good practice for children. Maybe when my boys are a little older I will take them to the outback and see what type of marsupial we can whip. Currently I have them punching lemurs on a daily basis, just to ingrain an innate sense of manliness into them.
Sorry this comic took forever to post. I totally neglected my posting duties last week due to an essay I needed to write, and then the comic was late going up because I'm preaching tomorrow at church and I needed to finish my sermon. Next week should be back to normal somewhat. that's all for me.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
What's this? a comic? On Wednesday? Blasphemy! Well consider it a little bonus. I don't really think of this as a comic. Our church intern Ryan was complaining that he never gets left anything in the church office; so I drew this up and shoved it in an envelope. I decided to post it because it makes me laugh. I didn't clean it up any though. Well, I retyped the words (poorly) because they didn't make it through the scan.
We had an interesting day yesterday. I woke up at 8:30 and started getting some bottles ready for the babies. As soon as the water boiled the fire alarm started going off. I decided just to move the whole operation to the balcony, because I've been told that's where you should wait in an apartment fire. I stepped out onto the balcony and looked across the lot (our building is V shaped)and saw that the apt. 2 floors up and on the other side of the building was ablaze. fairly furiously as well. Sarah and I made a quick call and said "well, it'll take a while for that to make its way over here" so we packed up our rabbits, cat and babies and headed for the car. (our unit is right next to the stairwell and exits into the parking lot by our car). once we were safely out we went and stayed at Sarah's Grandma's house for a few hours. Eli thought the whole thing was awesome, he kept smiling and laughing. My guess is that he thought he was watching the price is right (his favorite show). After all there were buzzers, lights, people totally freaking out. Caleb was less amused. He had this terrified little look on his face... it might have been gas. Anyway, no one was injured. Our apartment was untouched by the fire. Sarah took some pictures of the fire that I will post in a later blog, probably tomorrow. All in all it was a pretty average day for the Bakers.
That's all for me! New comic on Friday.
Monday, April 4, 2011
I always wanted to “got” the bob-omb, and now I do! I found him at the dollar store when I was buying toys with which to make awesome youth group games. As it turns out he is filled with a disgusting candy powder that erodes your soul; but then, such is the destructive power of the bob-omb. Oh the many times the bob-omb has foiled my plans whilst coming around the bend on the highway levels of Mario Kart. Yes, with great power comes great responsibility; responsibility to never let anyone try the horrible candy powder within.
Originally I was going to use the bob-omb as a mascot of sorts for the youth group. I also thought of starting a Christian Indie band called “Abstinence Bob-Omb” to contrast Scott Pilgrims band “Sex Bob-Omb”. After much deliberation however, both these ideas seemed convoluted and esoteric.
There has always been something ridiculous to me about the concept of the bob-omb, or about Mario villains in general (a ridiculousness well portrayed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpKNtWHtFtQ [mind the swearing]). For that matter, there seems to have been something wrong with all video game villains in the 80’s and 90’s. They just don’t possess that killer instinct needed to get the job done. (not that I'm an expert at having "killer instinct" [another wonderful Nintendo franchise]). I’ve been studying way to much Calvin this year, so my automatic answer is that video game villains are predestined to fail, which is not entirely incorrect. They have been programmed to be beaten by the hero. It really makes you think... about video games...
Just a note of clarification: I showed Friday’s comic to a friend at school who seemed offended and told me she didn’t think it was funny. I was taken aback (after all, who wouldn’t think it was funny?) and then realized, she didn’t get the punch line. I was talking to the cat! If you read the comic and were offended, please note that I was talking to the cat. I would never call my wife “fatty”. It just doesn’t fly at our house.
That’s all I got for today. Enjoy your week. We’ll talk on Wednesday.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
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Just in case you missed the first comic (scroll down!), she is pregnant, not fat. That is to say, she is not currently pregnant, but was pregnant when these events transpired. This particular episode was followed by profuse apologies and explanations. "No I wasn't talking to you! I was talking to the cat! I would never say that to you!" the real hilarity came when Sarah said, "oh, okay good. ...can I have more food?" I took a few creative liberties on how the ordeal transpired, there was no crying, (at least not on her end [you try inadvertently calling your pregnant wife "fatty"]) and the whole thing seemed almost instantly funny to the both of us. George the cat got his food and we got ours.
I was finally able to figure out the best method for colouring this comic. In the past I've shied away from shading, which just makes the whole thing look like it was drawn on MS paint (which coincidentally, I have used to draw comics in the past). It's not that I'm opposed to MS paint, I just think the ridiculously expensive software I'm using should turn a better product. I'm hoping to find a freeware version of Illustrator so that I can upgrade to a CS4 level, but so far to no avail. If you know of one, give me a shout!
That's all for me. I should have a new post on Monday, no comic though. Comics come on Friday (or in this case Saturday.)
Friday, April 1, 2011
I tried to have a new comic up today, but it didn't work out. The comic is actually written and drawn, the challenge just seems to be putting those two things together. Having done other comics you would think that I would have a preferred way to create them, but I seem to try new strategies each time. I am still finding what way works for this comic. I will try and have it up tomorrow or Monday. stay tuned!