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July 17th, 2002

Want to Draw My Cartoons All Day

From "Bang on the Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren

I don't want to work
I want to draw my cartoons all day
I don't want to play
I just want to draw my cartoons all day

Ever since I was a tiny boy
I don't want no candy
I don't want no toy
I took a pen and some old paper scraps
I draw silly stuff until
everybody laughs

I don't want to work
I want to draw my cartoons all day
I don't want to play
I just want to draw my cartoons all day

When I get older they think I'm a fool
The teacher told me I should stay after school
She saw the rough drafts before they were scanned
But my pics were so hot
Now the teacher is a fan
And that's why...

I don't want to work
I want to draw my cartoons all day
I don't want to play
I just want to draw my cartoons all day

Listen to this
Every day when I get home from work
I feel so frustrated
but I got no time to lurk
I get my pens and sit down at my desk
and I scribble cartoons until midnight becomes a pest

I don't want to work
I want to draw my cartoons all day
I don't want to play
I just want to draw my cartoons all day...

This Writin' Stuff Is Hard

*writes strips for next week*

*scratches them out and tries again*

*erases those and tries again*

*tears out those pages and tries again*

*stares at blank pages*

*begins to write something and erases it almost instantly*

*doodles pics of Leonard and Tiffany while trying to work this out*

Remember the old saw about herding cats? Guess what I'm doing!


*goes back to it*

-The Gneech

Hard Stuff Followup

Well, for various reasons, I decided to cut out most of Tiffany and Leonard's argument I mentioned, largely because it wasn't really going anywhere, and I wanted to wrap up the current "pressing issue" by the end of next week, to make room for Other Neat Stuff To Be Revealed LaterTM.

SJ rarely requires this much editing -- but then again, it rarely gets this close to various characters' "core issues." It's going to be a tough week for my poor plexy panthera pair, and as such, I suppose it's only appropriate that it be tough for me to write. As is often the case, the characters attempted to grab the plot and take it off somewhere else, but I held firm this time, because basically they were stalling.

I'll probably be able to salvage pieces of the argument for later ... one of the punchlines is actually pretty good.

It's going to take some time for me to see what the followout of this storyline is going to be. I think it's time to let some other characters have the spotlight for a while, until Tiff and Leonard get their heads together again.

Oh yeah, Wensley just launched a new business, didn't he...? ;)

-The Gneech

Good Night Sweetheart, Well It's Time To Go

I had a pleasantly unproductive evening, which I think I needed. Mrs. Gneech and I watched Pokemon 2000: The Power of One, which is my fave of the Pokemon movies (just because I am a shameless Team Rocket fan), then after some file-sending back and forth with a mysterious un-named fellow cartoonist and some e-mail catching up generally, I decided to go poking around my "friend of" list to see who's reading these posts.

Odd things, these friends lists. Every time I look at it, there's somebody new on there I either don't know very well, or have never heard of at all ... and their user info pages very often lead me to other people that I do know -- but didn't know they had a LiveJournal.

I don't put everyone who puts me on their friends list back on mine ... not because I'm snobbish (or at least, I try not to be), but because I have such a limited amount of mental bandwidth. Some people I've put on my list for a while just to see what they were like, then taken back off when I found we didn't have much in common, and so forth; others are people I am interested in knowing more about, but want to wait until I have a little more attention to devote to it.

So if you have me on your friends list and I haven't reciprocated, please don't feel snubbed. It's nothing personal. :)

Anyway, I'm about to head off for bed for what will probably be my first sound night of sleep since last Wednesday or so -- cons are wicked schedule-whackers. I'm in an odd mood and would like to stay up and chat with various folks I know, about all sorts of things I'm generally not prone to talking about, but I'm just too tired and need to sleep instead. Go fig.

Oh well, g'nite, LiveJournal. :) Have I mentioned I like you?

-The Gneech

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