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24th Sep 2010, 4:16 AM


Busy Busy Busy

Hey Folks, I'm so sorry I've been neglecting the blog portion of my site, I've been Hella busy.

My compute is covered in viruses - sometimes it won't let me open web browsers even though I'm able to chat on msn or skype, and sometimes it won't connect to the internet WHEN I KNOW THAT IT IS CAPABLE OF DOING SO. Other times it works but it looks like its Windows 95, not Windows Vista (yes, yes, I know - I KNOW). so that's made life a little harder at the moment. I've finished backing up all my important crap, but actually getting it fixed (for as close to free as I can find) is proving harder than I'd like.

I still owe York University money (now down to 1200 instead of 4000, thanks to working my ass off all summer) and can't register for any courses until I finish paying them off - this proves problematic seeing as the school year began ten days ago and every class I want to get into filled up back in june. Mom's pressuring me about school which doesn't help how upset/frustrated I am about not being in school. At this point all I can hope for is to get into a few courses that might even help my degree by January. As soon as I finish paying off York I might cut down to only working 4 days a week to make more time for the comic, as I feel the quality of my updates has declined in the last few months.

The Boyfriend and I have been fighting. I feel that it would be unfair to publicize it or to spill details but I will say that we're going through struggles that all relationships go through. Seeing as how this is my first serious relationship, and the longest relationship I've ever been in, my concerns have been distracting me from the comic.

And last but not least I've been searching for a printer to self publish the comic book I worked my ass off to put together this summer to celebrate the anniversary of me starting this comic. The cheapest price I could find up to recently has been $20 a copy, which is pretty damn steep and wouldn't even give me a chance to make a profit. The suggestion of Guerilla Printing was great and hopefully I can prepare to sell copies to your hopefully eager-to-buy selves soon.

Hopefully all these issues distracting me from posting funny and entertaining comics on a consistant basis will cease soon.

Also, I hope you've noticed the donation plea I've installed on the site - donations would really help me to improve the quality of the comic (more updates, maybe even evolving my art style some more, providing better merchandise, etc)

12th May 2010, 8:13 PM


Filling in the Holes

Oy, what a crazy time I've been through...

So I tried my hand at being a Street Canvasser for world vision - standing on the street and trying to stop people and get them to sign up to be a monthly sponser to some sad kid. it's a fucking hard job! you are standing out on the street, be it rain or shine out, exposed to hobos and crazy people, trying to get people to sign up and pay for something they don't *really* want, or need. you are ignored for most of your day, or rudely rejected. sometimes, people are extremely rude to you and treat you like some kind of plague upon the earth. hey dude, I'm just trying to pay back debts with the only job i could get. its hard to stay cheery when you get flipped off for saying "Hello, How are you doing today?". and although I've learned to get passed rejection, it's a lot harder when you're getting constantly rejected for eight hours a day. I've never been much of a salesperson, and trying to convince people to donate money on the street is pretty fucking hard. So please, if your walking down the street and are approached by a street canvasser, even if you're not interested in what they're selling, at least be polite. like c'mon, their job is hard enough as it is without random douche bags. they're not trying to annoy you, they're just doing their job, doing what is required of them.

so yes, I gave that up. It was required for me to get one monthly donor to sign up with me a day and I couldn't even do that. oh well.

I finished my exams, thus ending my second year at York U. I didn't do nearly as well as I'd hope, but I'm not in danger of flunking out, so I guess I'll be pushing myself harder next year.

I got fired at the coffee shop I've been working at for the past two years, because my boss can't handle the fact that I have a life and every now and then give him two weeks notice (at least) that I need time off. apparently I'm inconvenient. I'm glad to be rid of that hell hole of a coffee shop, but that doesn't help my financial situation and am desperate for a new job that will stick and not make me miserable - that seems to be unrealistic apparently. I owe my school almost $4000 which, until that it paid off, I cannot in courses for the upcoming year. Hence, I may be taking a semester, or more, off if I can't find the money. I really don't want to do that, but I don't seem to have much choice.
I mean, I'm planning on getting my Phd, which is going to take long enough as it without me taking more time off than I need to.

I'm working on the comics that my trip to England inspired, and will hopefully have them up this weekend, but will have at least one to post on sunday. these comics should do a bit to explain the boyfriend.

I think that's all I got in the way of filling you guys in, if you were wondering what's up.

28th Apr 2010, 12:46 AM


Busy Busy Busy

Hey guys! long time no blog

I'm really busy these days, I just finished off my second year at York and had a butt load of exams and essays to tackle while juggling a new boyfriend, trying to find a new job, starting a new job only to realize I'd have to quit it within a week, trying to update every sunday and moving back to my mom's house. I'm still unpacking all my clothes (why do I always feel like I have nothing to wear when I have all these fucking clothes!?) and settling into mom's house. I'm still trying to find a new job (I'm desperate enough for telemarketing work) and making sure I get paid for the few days I worked at the job I had to quit within a week of starting.


the boyfriend is flying me out there to show me off to his friends and celebrate his birthday. I'll only be there a week and I'll make sure not to miss any updates, or to post any "im busy i'll post later kthnxbai" stuff. SUPER EXCITED. I went to the UK a few years ago and I can't believe I'm going back again...I wish it weren't for just a week, but I honestly can't afford to take more time off from my life at the moment.

ok, I'll post more later, I want to tell you about the trials of street canvassing for charities.


23rd Mar 2010, 9:34 PM


The Phone Call

It's saturday night and my cell phone rings. I'm actually about to fall asleep and don't feel like talking, so I check the call display. It's the guy that my friend set me up with back in friggin November. We went out three times, then he disappeared for a few weeks, then set up a habit of texting or calling me once every month or so, sometimes asking if I'm free to hang out, coincidentally whenever I happen to be busy. I decided to answer this time.
Me: Hi.
Him: Hey, what's up?
Me: Not much.
there's akward silence for a minute.
Him:, I was just thinking--
Me: actually, I'm seeing someone now.
Him: oh, well, that's unfortunate.
Me: I wouldn't say Unfortunate.
Him: ...sooo--
Me: soooo...
Him: I just--Heh Heh--
Me: Its a monogamous relationship.
Me: that means he's the only one I'm having sex with.
Him: ah, kay..
Me: mhmm
Him: well, I was just--
and I hung up.

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.