1200 Frisky.

I actually got some good suggestions for new podcasts the other day when I asked… or rather stated that I needed new podcasts to listen to. The last time I asked for suggestions I hardly got any. Either more people are giving a shit about me, or more people are into podcasts now. I’d really like it to be the former, but I suspect it’s the latter. X3 I forget all the names, but one was like Weekly… something… Weekly Planet? It was surprisingly entertaining for being what amounts to a couple of kids babbling in that way that only two nerds can. Another was Welcome to Nightvale, which was already a big deal. On the off chance you haven’t heard of it the show is like if A Prairie Home Companion was set in a spooky town. Even though it’s openly morbid it’s actually less depressing than APHC.

Anyway, if you suggested something to me I appreciate it. I was getting sick of Netflix and my old podcasts are getting kind of stale.

I downloaded that Telltale Games The Walking Dead for iPad, since there’s just not enough content out there to keep me satisfied. It is, of course, very well done, and heartbreakingly tragic, constantly. I used to avoid stuff like that, but now it’s like this tug of war between compelling writing and trying to keep a positive attitude about life. I mean, I stopped watching Torchwood and Being Human because I just couldn’t stand the constant casticide. Liking shows like TWD borders on sadism… or masochism. I forget which is which.

The Patreon thing is going better than I expected. My plan is to try and get some kind of portable drawputer, so I can work while babysitting the Teen. She does not like my room, and I can’t really blame her. Her room is better in key areas, like giant TV having, and bed dominance. An extra $100 isn’t going to get me anything in a flash, but it will still speed the saving process along. I saved for 3 years to get my first upgrade. My staying power isn’t in question really. A few people have gone well beyond the dollar I was hoping for as well, so they get a special thanks.

The last couple of pages I’ve been working on have been a real bitch. It’s rare, but every so often I’ll get a couple of pages in a row where the dialog refuses to come together properly. I have the outline, but filling in the blanks isn’t tetrising up. I feel like I might be getting in a hurry to finish this part because I’m ready to focus on other characters again. I really want to stick the landing on this one, but I have edited circles around the last few pages to the point where I feel like I might need to step back for a second and let my thoughts line back up. I was hoping for a sort of dual symmetry for the last bit of this and now I’m not sure it can work out that way…

I suspect I’ll figure it out one way or another though.

The Teen is going for a visit to her sister’s place for 3 days. Maybe that will give me enough space to hammer things out.


Sadism is enjoying other’s pain, humiliation, and/or suffering, masochism is enjoying being hurt or demeaned. That’s the basics anyways, other people may be able to give better explanations. Don’t ask why that was the thing I keyed in on enough to comment.

“Rain makes corn,
corn makes whiskey,
Whiskey makes my baby,
feel a little frisky.
Back roads are boggin’ up,
my buddies pile up in my truck,
We hunt our hunnies down,
we take ’em into town,
Start washin’ all our worries down the drain
Rain is a good thang!”

The ‘hunt our hunnies down’ lyric in that song always sounds too literal in my head, and the mental image freaks me out a bit.

“Rain makes me frisky”

I’ve been in a relationship where that was a factor. Never full understood the connection myself, but I did appreciate it and it did cause me to take some interest in following the weather.

If you haven’t already, you should check out the Major Spoilers pop culture podcast. It’s pretty awesome. They also have a neat Dungeons and Dragons podcast called Critical Hit that’s fun to listen to.

First we have Joyce and Jo getting frisky with rain and now Carol’s heading in the same direction, is this the author’s personal Rule 36 we are seeing?

Loving the sly look Carol gives in the last panel!

“Another was Welcome to Nightvale, which was already a big deal. On the off chance you haven’t heard of it the show is like if A Prairie Home Companion was set in a spooky town. Even though it’s openly morbid it’s actually less depressing than APHC.”

(* snerk! *)
I still remember when APHC was on the Boob Tube for a season or two. It didn’t take long for The Simpsons to do a send-up of it, with Homer pounding on the set yelling, “Stupid TV! Be more funny!”

I still watch Being Human, casticide issues aside. They seem to have managed to kill off every member of the cast at least once, but they won’t go away. When they bring in a new character for a guest shot, it’s sort of like the Guy in the Red Shirt on Star Trek (The Original Series), in that the one-shot ends up, well, “He’s dead, Jim!”

“Never liked the rain ’till I walked through it with you.” Think this would form some real associations in my brain. Rain =wet Carol. Wet Carol=fun times. Just as well it doesn’t rain here anymore. There’s no Carol.

Geeknights: four separate quasi-weekly (ie. when con shedule and work travels allow) podcasts covering 1. Computers and technology, 2. Board games, 3. Anime and 4. all the other stuff. Been listening on and off for 6 years now? Both makers are into the things they talk about, they’re con crew or panelists at every PAX, and work IT. I get the feeling that board games are what they’re most hardcore right now, but I’ve also gotten really good anime suggestions from there.

The main thing I’m taking away from this comic is that I’m sad that they get rain. If we got rain, it’d be cold and freezing and slippery and miserable on top of all the snow we still have. The snow seriously cannot melt fast enough. D:

Well, a FEW more people are paying attention to you, at least.

A buddy of mine decided I didn’t have enough webcomics in my life a few weeks ago and sent me links to like 30 of them, of which this is the only one I liked enough to read the entire archive to current.

So… Way to pull in new readers by having quality characters, stories, and content?

And Freaking Awsome Zen philosophy stirred in as bonus points? Is that the thing that makes this mix more savory? It has Jo, and Jo provides Umami?

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