For the record the past two years I went Goth and I didnít do jack crap this year.
First day of the month so once again please vote like mad for me on TWC. Iíve been putting a lot of work into the site redesign and yeah. So please please please help me out it makes me feel better about myself in general.
Spider-Man comes out today buy it now or go play in traffic your choice. Iím just sayin.
A lot of site news today so Iíll start off by announcing a new Link. Ctrl+Alt+Del Itís a brand new comic that has hella good art, a Ninja, an Ogre and itís funny. What more could you want? Well it doesnít have any Pr0n but itís not the authorís fault. Head over to the link section and check it out. You wonít be disappointed.
Site news number one, There is yet another character redesign. I promised myself after the first redesign to NEVER draw pants again. But I really wanted to show how nice Daveís shoeís matched his dressÖ But yeah this new style should get better as I use it more just like the others did. I have a funny feeling though that this style wonít last as long as the other two did. Itís basically reverting back to the original style except now I can use Photoshop a bit better.
Site news number two, New format for the comic. This redesign came about for a few reasons. One, I was sick and tired of scrolling down to see the bottom half of my comics. Two, Iíve run out of bandwidth the last two months straight and the smaller comics should help with that a bit. Three, I realized that having the Snafu logo and the title in each comic was basically making the comics bigger than they had to be. I guess I lost the neato Magna Temple font for the title but for a quicker loading page itís worth it. Four with the new Title bar thing above it the comic seems more included in the website where as before it was kinda just reigning above it like some thingÖ that reignsÖ above other things. Itís already weird for me to try and jam a comic idea into three frames. But weíll see how it goes.
Site news number three, soon Iíll be hosting a super great great great great great comic. Infact the comic Iím hosting is already up itís just in the testing stages to get all the bugs out. Expect more Monday.
Site news number four, the store isnít as far away as some of you might think. Itís farther.
Site news number five, Soon Snafu is going to throw its full support behind a new upcoming band website. Iím the webmaster for the project so I do hope you all support it as well. I promise you can get music there you canít get anywhere else.
Site news number six, You all know how much I hate that paper clip ďClipitĒ from Microsoft right? Well Halo brought this game to my attention. Basically you get to kick the clips ass with rubber bands and a stappler and other handy office supplies. It will be linked to in my Other section for future clip ass kicking reference.
Site news number seven, Pay Pal donations are no more. Basically I decided I was being a complete butt hole even having the option to donate there. I would rather get a fan e-mail than a fan donation any day of the week so I thought why even bother? Iíve never asked for money once in my entire 6 months of comic making and I didnít plan to start. I could pull what other sites do and say pay me and Iíll give you a wallpaper but that didnít seem right to me either. Basically if I do something I want to share it and to share it with the most people it should be free. So yeah took it down.
Site news number eight, Iím a complete bastard. Basically I was miserable last week. Everything was bothering me site wise. Iíve learned that site statistics are put there only to fuck with me. My host decide to pull a week long lets break down randomly party. I was sick of making comics I was sick of the work I was sick of a lot of stuff. I became bitter and jealous of other comics on the TWC charts that were ranked higher than me. I even went so far as to bitch to two other people about my dislike of some of them. Thatís when it hit me that I was a dick hole. The very idea of me saying something bad about someone elseís work struck me as not only a repulsive act but going against everything Iíd like to be. I thought of pulling my comic from the TWC right then and there. If I wasnít totally addicted to the hits TWC give me I would have. Itís not TWC fault or anything itís a wonderful service I just started taking it the wrong way. I should be damn happy to be where I am. After my break though I more than feel excited to make comics again. This really is fun when you donít let all the bull shit getcha down.
From here on out will be my lifeís week in review so to speak. Iíve missed a lot and I consider Snafu to be a virtual journal of sorts so yeah if you donít care time to stop reading.
Oh man have I enjoyed this week off. Thanks again to Halo and Vis for supplying me with those great guest comics. I donít know if Iíll make having the guest comics replace my normal updating a habit or not but it felt so so so good. I watched a ton of movies. Tons, The Ring for one which honestly scared the crap out of me. I was terrified in my own house surrounded by friends more than a week later, itís that scary. I watched Jackass The Movie, one of the funniest movies EVER. I laughed and laughed and almost puked then laughed and laughed. Then I watched Sorority Boys. Funny show and all but I expected a bit more. I still liked it and the line ďWell, Iím addicted to porn and I masturbate constantly.Ē Will go down in my history books as ďbest movie quote everĒ. Then I watched The Sum of All Fears. Good movie. Honestly after seeing that Iím so damn proud at how well President Bush handled the Terrorist attacks that I could burst. It takes a man better than myself to remain cool and not just push the giant red button out of reaction instead of calm cool thinking.
I skipped some school and drove 5 hours to be with my friends Thursday so I could go to some haunted houses with them. Honestly we never made it. We were there but we were waiting for my friend John to get out of his C.N.A. class. He was supposed to be done at 5. He wasnít done till 9. So basically that was the scariest part of the whole trip was not knowing where John was. This is the most on time responsible person ever and having him late was terrifying. I mean he would call on normal circumstances but meh shit happens. So when we did get to the haunted houses it was 10:40 They all closed at 10:30. So basically I drove 5 hours to not see a haunted house then I had to drive another 5 hours back that night so I could go to school the next morning. Honestly it was one of the funnest trips of my life. I wouldnít have traded anything about it for the world. Right when I was getting sleepy one of my friends called me on my cell to keep me company so I didnít die while driving down the freeway. That was nice of him. What was cooler is they hit a deer on their way home.
I went to a haunted corn maze yesterday though. It sucked. It was basically a not haunted corn maze that wasnít much of a maze since we were out in approximately two minutes. Worst seven dollars ever.
On Sunday I had a friend basically leave me for two years. Heís LDS and he went to serve his mission in Alaska/Canada. This is the first and probably only friend Iíll ever have that does this and honestly it was depressing. But best of luck to him. He will be missed. He still has my Pikmin game now that I think about itÖ
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