Category: journote


A scan from World at War #35, from 1982:

My Tantrum Mat

You can click the ad page to see a larger version – I’m going to insist any future advice I give is endorsed by “The Head Psychiatrist”.

I wonder how many Saturdays I’ve spent setting up the various versions of the Windows operating system.

Country Life Redux

Living in the country is weird.

I’m out walking the dog early on a Sunday evening and I pass my neighbour from down the road standing by his truck.

I throw him a wave, hoping he’ll see I have headphones on and won’t try to start up a conversation.

It’s then that I realize that he can’t wave back – he’s loitering behind his truck to conceal the fact that both of his hands are busy keeping his pants dry while he relieves himself.

Functional Friday

I need another three or four hours of sleep, so this is going to be a pretty light day. I did want to be sure to once again publicly shame myself though, as it seems to be serving the useful purpose of keeping me on task.

  • Lukas & Nan is currently 11% done. I realized I’d started my first scene too far into the plot, so I’ve been doing a lot of structural work and not throwing a lot of words on top that I may need to change down the line.
  • My serial project has been further fleshed out. It’ll be a story in four parts, and it’s my intention to finish the first half before putting anything up. I feel like the format is solid and the story flows like water, so there’s really nothing to complain about here. I’ll get a word count together for next Friday, but there’s no real way to guesstimate how much is complete because of its more freewheeling nature.
  • Lovely Alex has been doing sketches for the gag comic, but it’s a tough haul as we’re swimming in babies over here. Still, things are moving along slowly – we’ll see how the Gods Of Slumber feel over the course of the weekend.