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16th Jan 2011, 6:00 PM
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Elementary, my dear Beth.
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Author Notes:
Magravan edit delete
Magravan
Well, we're getting to the end of the middle of the book, and we have John's motivation for wanting to get involved with the Sylene problem, so that's progressing nicely. I've got a few more posts to hit before we wrap it up, so I'm trying to delicately balance things so that we don't go into the final stretch too early, but I also can't put certain things off, so that's unfortunate...

I've come to the conclusion that Corpsey's girlfriend is taking a backseat to Sylene's need. I thought I'd have enough strips to do it, but the closer that we get, the more I am concerned that I don't have enough left to do everything I want to do before 150...

Needless to say, I think it's going to be a very interesting strip, and I look forward to seeing the reaction to it :D

This past week has been particularly good for us, and June has been getting art projects done left, right and center. There's the one that we currently have as a vote incentive (I think I'm going to call it "Doomers gunna Doom."), and there's another one that she did that is based off of the Pedestrians have the right of- Thump Thump strip. We'll put that somewhere soon for people to see...

Oh, looks like it's update time! Have a great week everyone, we'll see you Thursday!

Edit: Go back one for some random June art :)
Skrael (I'm the artist) edit delete
Skrael (I'm the artist)
Hi

PS Dexter reference is on purpose.

OH ALSO PS

I did a guest strip for DSW of Awkward Moments!
He wrote,I drew!
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http://awkwarddomain.thecomicseries.com/comics/131
User comments:
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
June is hard at work on the subscriber appreciation thing, but it's probably going to take a while... If it works out, I think it'll be cute :D Ideas for what to do get more complicated when you have 200+ people to mention :)
Jrade edit delete reply
Jrade
Regarding the subscriber thing, that makes a lot of sense - also, you want to try to do something that hasn't been done before, right?

I've got an idea for if I reach a milestone sort of number - but it would be tough with 220 people...


Methinks there may be a confrontation in the near future...


Also, what is the significance to strip #150? Have we been told yet, and I just forgot - or is it for you to know and us to find out?
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Arbitrary end of Book 2 ;)
Jrade edit delete reply
Jrade
Ah, I see - thanks for refreshing my memory.

In reference to my earlier comment, about originality, I've run into that problem with this comic...there are only so many ways to say that a strip is awesome, and I'm beginning to feel repetitive. This strip is awesome, though.
Xenrin edit delete reply
Xenrin
The TOGM thickens! :U
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Jrade - Yeah, I have that same problem with a lot of comics.. "Uhhh.. what do I say that I haven't said 1000 times already?" It is still appreciated, even if it's reptitive ;D

@MarshmallowGherkin - We tried to make it rise, but the yeast was off, and someone played the drums... So yeah, we're just settling for thickening it up now :D
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
One of the largest challenges as a writer is how to present the same information to the reader in a more interesting way which SEEMS more unique, but in reality, is just the same old stuff over and over again. :P

I've become somewhat of a master on it. ;)
(Sometimes, it's a good thing. Most of the times, not so much. :P)
Shaggers edit delete reply
Shaggers
Whew...finally picked up on reading this again and just caught up. I need to stop letting it get so far ahead of me...
Kristy edit delete reply
Kristy
Haha, Helping Hands! o_o Happy to see other Dexter fans. <3
PixieSingsBass edit delete reply
PixieSingsBass
Loved the guest strip Skrael! Loved this one, too. LOL *Insert rave review in a brand new style and wording.*
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
I don't know. I don't seem to mind people telling me I did a good job on something, even if they just keep saying exactly that.
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@ranger_brian_new - Right now, one of my largest challenges is getting all the pawns into position without the 'hand of the writer' being too obvious :)

@Shaggers - I agree :) So I know what coming out of the closet means, but what's coming out of a fridge imply? :)

@Kristy - We're just starting on Season 5 :D I still remember an interview clip with Rita where she basically described the show as though it was all about her and how her new boyfriend was helping out with her kids... And then when they asked if she knew he was a serial killer, she looks all aghast and said she only read her parts of the script :) I didn't initially think that I'd really get into it... I'm not a big fan of glorifying killers... But I like how they focus more on his life and how it interferes with his killing...

@PixieSingsBass - That works too :D

@Guest - Neither do I, but I am not such a big fan of posting the same thing on all the different comics I read ;) I think I'd rather post 1 "This is great, I enjoyed X, Y and Z" than 10 "Great comic!" comments.
Jamming edit delete reply
Jamming
Woo! Great Comic! Five Stars!

;)
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
i'd help beth with my hands... hurr hurr...
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@Jamming - lol :) Thanks :D

@model S - You might have to use those hands to fight off the other people anxious to help her :)
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
Haha! I love when it turns out that the reason that they are resisting is because they aren't supposed to go there anyways! It's like a Queen refusing to move and then you find out that it's in the perfect position to create a checkmate after you give in and move something else :D
model S (Guest) edit delete reply
why do i get the feeling beth is going to find her little show on the moniter that's covered?
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
Eh, if he does, I'm sure he can think of an excuse. "I honestly had no idea that was there! Do I look like I know how to operate this thing?!? I mean, R.Z. managed to do better than I have!" :P
LazyMasterofWeirdness (Guest) edit delete reply
Did you know that if you look for grey meat, your comic is third on the list? :D
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
Way too low! :P
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
@model S - That point just might come up again soon.... :)

@ranger_brian_new - Hahaha "What? I never noticed that!" "Why's is this part of the tape worn down?"

@LazyMasterofWeirdness - That's actually kind of sad, considering... It's friggen Grey meat... How often does that come up?! Fortunately, I think we're higher for TOGM or The Other Grey Meat :)

@ranger_brian_new - I agree. I should petition Google to raise it :)
Kristy edit delete reply
Kristy
Yeah! The characters are great and the plot is very interesting, to say the least. I haven't gotten around to season 5 yet, but oh man, season 4 threw me for a loop. I'll have to wait for it to come out on Netflix... Bah. :O
Magravan edit delete reply
Magravan
The end of season 4 made me sad, even though we all pretty much knew it was coming :(