Monthly Archives: November 2011

UPDATE: Where is El Santo?

Well, I’m almost back. I spent most of October off because I thought I’d be traveling… and that didn’t really happen. (I was really hard at work, though, honest.)

And then November came around and I thought I’d try my hand at NaNoWriMo again. If you want to check it out, 40K words of Lord of the Undersea is online and unfinished. Believe it or not, I was on pace to get at least 50K words of my terrible, terrible novel done by November 20.

Unfortunately, I got word a couple of weeks ago that my mom collapsed from a heart condition, and I booked a last minute flight to visit her so I could be on hand during her surgery. And things were going well, until she started vomiting the day before Thanksgiving and we had to admit her to the emergency room. She’s still in the hospital, and I’m still 2300 miles away from home taking care of her.

Thus, I never really finished my NaNoWriMo novel, being that my brain was clogged up with much more important things. I have been reading up on webomics, though, and I should be back to reviewing sometime next week.

Thanks to everyone for visiting this site even though there was very little new going on!

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The Girl Genius Poll

The big news earlier this month was that Agatha Heterodyne of Girl Genius had finally stepped out of the castle… that castle that she had entered on February 2008. Unless Agatha locks herself back in the castle again, I’d say that this is the end of the arc.

Soooo… what did you think?

A Very Veteran’s Day Rage Comic

I know we like snarking on Rage Comics here, but Comics Alliance posted a fantastic one chronicling an 86 year old as he reflects on life, his experiences during war, his divorce, and his estranged children. It’s surprisingly touching, and the crude meme-based illustrations actually do a lot to add to the slap dash confessional feel. It’s almost like reading an essay as written by Kurt Vonnegut.

Random Quickie: Hobo Lobo of Hamelin

Hobo Lobo of Hamelin by Stevan Živadinović is one of those webcomics that are heavy on the Flash-like special effects, but man does it look pretty. The times when he uses sound does a great job setting the mood of an eerie woodsy landscape (which changes every time you scroll to the right). The layers succeed where other comics fail in creating a sense of depth. All around, an interesting experiment in the form that is also an enjoyable read.

Poll: Are Rage Comics good, or are they Satan’s own devil spawn?

Rage comics. Popular internet meme. Iconic imagery. The 17th most popular subreddit.

How do you, the man or woman on the street, feel about them?

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