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June 11th, 2002

A Bit of Clarification

After yesterday's rant about "Patrick,", I apparently gave the mistaken impression that I was upset about the situation, and received many comforting messages. While I love the attention of course (my friends are the coolest!), I should clarify that I'm not in great emotional distress regarding the topic. It was just an expression of annoyance more than anything.

Truth of the matter is, I am a very happy camper these days, and even my most pressing problems don't really get me down that much. Like Johnny Nash, the obstacles in my life aren't gone -- but I can navigate them with a happy heart and clarity of purpose.

Many thanks, nonetheless. :)

-The Gneech

Gaming Guardians

Well, after a bit of ICQ prodding from graveyardgreg, I went back and read his comic, Gaming Guardians (writing by GG, art by WebTroll), from the beginning through the most recent comic.

"My head hums like a swarm of bees."
   --Errol Flynn, The Adventures of Robin Hood

Gaming Guardians is a roller-coaster ride of in-jokes, explosions, wiseass robots, cleavage, death, resurrection, a heckuva a lot of revenge, more explosions, incredibly sadistic mega-powerful supervillains for no readily apparent reason, critical hit and d20 gags, tightly form-fitting costumes, and lots of references to Supermegatopia. It's a webcomic that tosses you onto the back of a rocket and dares you to hold on.

I thought Yin's little jaunt to The Village in SJ was a clever and entertaining adventure, but that would be considered a dull trip to the inhabitants of Gaming Guardians. So if you like lots of nonstop action, it's worth checking out.

Now GG is a buddy of mine and a talented writer at that, so I don't want to alienate him, but at the same time, to make my review complete I need to add that my own tastes lie in other directions -- notice the relative lack of explosions in SJ and NN for instance. As much as I like rollicking adventure stories, Gaming Guardians is little too much like that obscure classic, DESTROY!! to be something I could read on a regular basis. Not a reflection on its quality -- as hard-hitting superhero comedy action, it's very good!

-The Gneech

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Receptionism

Is a receptionist a person who practices receptionism?

The Circle receptionist didn't come in today, so as "Backup Receptionist," I am doing it today. The good news is, I have a computer to work from as I do, so I'm not totally cut off. I've been spending the time getting ahead on my SJ scripting. Which reminds me...Collapse )

Rumble In the (Suburban) Jungle

I now have SJ scripted up to July 5th, the week before AnthroCon. Whew!

*rumble, rumble, rumble*

Can you feel that? That's a paradigm shift! There's going to be some big changes coming, ladies and gentlemen.

Assuming I can keep strips going up on time, I suspect quite a few people are going to have things to say to me at AnthroCon, for better or worse!

It should be interesting. :)

Now that's taken care of, I can turn my attention to other projects. I don't have my sketchbook with me to take care of commissions, so I can either work on my writing, take care of administrata, or put some thought into what I could do to fix NeverNever. I really don't want to see it just sit there, floundering.

You know what's really annoying, is that I have about fifteen ideas for other comic strips I'd like to do, too, but there's just no way I can do them all. I wonder if I could find another artist who'd be interested in trying their hand at some of my scripts -- and who would be dependable and that I could get along with!

In the words of Han Solo, "That's the real trick, isn't it?"

-The Gneech

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