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4th Mar 2010, 1:58 AM


Oy Vey

Sorry guys, I've been a little preoccupied these last few weeks.

there's two items of news:

I'm planning on doing up a guest comic strip for my friend's webcomic, Dr.Holocaust. I'll post it here when I finish it.

I've finally started focusing on my novel again, after about a year of having it on the back burner. I sat down today and wrote out a few starting pages, so hopefully I'll have a first draft written up within the next year.

that's about it.

18th Feb 2010, 8:40 PM


Reading Week

sleeping 'til noon, up 'til 4am, drawing lotsa comics. This is Reading Week.

so obviously, not a whole lot to write about this week, except that I got a few good comics drawn up this week...instead of working on the assignments I have due next week...


last night I saw this girl peeing on the steps of museum subway station. Pretty sure she was drunk.

so yeah. careful where you step there.

12th Feb 2010, 7:06 AM


the weird kid

So I almost forgot to put up a author blog this week...might as well put it up now

there's not much to report, except for two little announcements.

first the good:

when I moved into dorm, I noticed that in the stairway there was a pink spot on the wall. So, naturally, I came up with the idea to draw a circle around it to make it look a boob. last week, I noticed that someone had written "A bag of sand" beside it. It made my day.

and some slightly bad news:

I was loaned a scanner by my uncle, which I have been having trouble figuring out how to get it to work. so...if I can't get it working or find another scanner to use, I might have to dip into my comic stash for updates. but I'll definitely have a working scanner by march...I think...we'll see.

1st Feb 2010, 9:58 PM


Grumbles and a funny story

So I'm about to get as close to "Starving Artist" status as I'll most likely ever get. The increasingly failing coffee shop that I work at has gotten so bad for business that my boss has cut down our hours. Long story short, I'm now only working one shift a week. I'm looking around for a new job, but because the holiday season has just recently ended there aren't many employers looking for part-time help. I'm not yet desperate enough for money to apply at Mcdonalds. I'm making just enough money to scrape by, but I'm going to have to move back into my mom's house for at least a month this summer to save up for getting a room near campus.

On a somewhat happier note, I am now without access to a scanner. How is this a happy announcement? Well I'm finally motivated to get a new scanner (my own broke, so did my mom's which is what I've been using). I looked around on Ebay and found a pretty good scanner but decided to wait a few weeks before getting it so I could have as much of my paycheck for reading week as possible. My uncle/godfather has offered to loan me his scanner until I get my own so weekly updates won't be affected. I should have my own scanner in about 3 weeks, which might lead to an extra update a week.

I've been looking into getting a table at the Toronto FanExpo this summer, but when I found out it would cost me at least $1000, the idea quickly died. If I'm lucky I might be able to get a friend to let me sit at their table for one afternoon, but I'm quickly accepting that having a table at FanExpo most likely won't happen. I'm still going to try to hand out out my comics in book form.

Funny story: I just found out that someone new moved into my dorm-suite. I've seen this guy around the dorm-suite cooking, brushing his teeth, watching TV, etc. And I started to wonder whether he was the boyfriend of someone who lived in the dorm or if he had moved in. we've exchanged "hello"s but that's about it. so one day I was cooking in the kitchen and he came to cook too, and I asked him: "so, um, do you live here?"
Him: "yeah, I've been here for like almost 2 months now"
me: "...really? wow...I've barely seen you, I just thought you were someone's boyfriend or something"
him: "nope I live here...and yeah I've barely see you too..."
me: "yeah...I don't really socialize much in the dorm..."
him: "oh, ok...well, nice to meet you"
and luckily I was done cooking so I could retreat back to the solitude of my room. It's not that I dislike the people on my floor, I'm just a bit of an Introvert. Socializing with people tends to wear me out after a while. When I come back to my dorm room, I like to be able to "turn off" and just enjoy my privacy. I don't like the idea of having the first-year girls I live with knocking on my door to hang out. They usually only see me if I'm cooking, brushing my teeth, or leaving the building. Otherwise, I'm hanging out in my room and working.
Someone predicted that I'll someday be a crazy cat lady. I doubt that'll happen, I'm more of a dog person

25th Jan 2010, 8:41 PM


Getting back to "normal"

So I've finally gotten back to my normal sleep routine and am settling into good habits. after having two assignments sneak up on me last week, I've looked at my course syllabuses and have worked out a loose outline that will help me get assignments done before they're due, or at least to be aware of them. A friend of mine and I have finally set up a routine of going to the gym for at least an hour a week together.

A good friend of mine is back in town for her co-op placement and we've picked up our tradition that had to be abandoned after she fucked-off back to Brock University for fall semester. This tradition consists of going to the local mall (which is laughably attempting to be more classy) and seeing a movie which only costs $4 on Tuesdays. We would always go to the bulk barn before to get some candy to sneak into the theater, and while at the bulk barn we would always see the same hot tall Asian guy working there. We were able to pick up our tradition just as we had left it at the end of the summer, including spotting Tall-Hot-Asian-Guy working at the bulk barn. This tradition takes place every week, unless we're somehow other wise engaged (school/work/family emergency). Someone once remarked "There aren't that many good movies coming out to be able to go to the movies every week" when I told them about the tradition, to which I explained: it's not about seeing good movies, it's more just hanging out and seeing a movie we think we'll hate the least. I remember one week last summer we were trying to decide on a movie and I said "Ok, we have three choices: "Tranformers 2" which I'd like to see, "Up" which I want to see again because when I went to see it I had a guy hanging off my face the whole time, or "Public Enemies" has Johnny Depp in it, so how bad can it be?" My dear friend replied with: "Well I don't want to see "Tramsformers 2" cuz it looks too action-explosion-y, and "Up" looks like it's too much of a kiddie movie..."Public Enemies" has Johnny Depp, so lets watch that one."
"Public Enemies" turned out to be horrible, and my friend regrets not seeing "Up" in theaters when she had the chance