May 14th, 2010

Taishi Conquest

Hark! A Vagrant, by K. Beaton

Where has this comic been all my life?

Hark! A Vagrant, by K. Beaton

Hark! A Vagrant blends history, literature, and utter goofiness to create something that reads a bit like Edward Gorey doing Black Adder. Do you like history? Do you like things that are incredibly, intensely silly one moment and then wistfully poignant the next? Do you like Canada? Then you’ll like Hark! A Vagrant. Go forth and devour!

Some choice selections:


-The Gneech

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It Stinks

And Also, the Pet Shop Boys

ME: "Hmm, let's call up my alternativey-station on Pandora and listen to some tunes."

PANDORA: "Pet Shop Boys! Yay!"

ME: "Eh, they're a little gloomy. I'll switch over to my bouncy synthepop dance station."

PANDORA: "Pet Shop Boys! Yay!"

ME: "..."

PANDORA: "Would you rather it was the Smiths?"

-The Gneech
Mad Red


“Thanks for the lift, Sharon,” said Brigid, pulling on her seat belt. “One of these days I really need to get that driver’s license.”

Sharon nodded and pulled the car out of its parking space. “So why don’t you?”

“Well, I usually don’t need one. The bus takes me to and from work, and anything else, Greg is usually home and plinking away on the laptop, so I can get him to take me. But no, the inconsiderate jerk had to get invited to a writer’s conference off in Pennsylvania somewhere, so I’ve got no car all weekend.”

“The nerve of some people,” said Sharon. “But I don’t mind, shopping is more fun with somebody else. And I want you to try this new store, anyway. It’s brilliant. Karma-friendly shopping! Nothing in the store except organic, local food; everything has to be in recycled packaging, and they don’t carry anything tested on animals. What is it you need to shop for? I bet you’ll love it.”

“Ant traps,” said Brigid.

“Oh,” said Sharon. “Um.”

“As long as they have organic, locally-grown ant traps that weren’t tested on animals, we should be good to go,” said Brigid.

-The Gneech

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