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Sun, Dec. 20th, 2009, 04:30 pm
Decent root beer. That's something nice. I should get some. You should get some.

Sorry about the silence. Come to think of it, I take that back, I really doubt anybody even noticed, and if they did I doubt it provoked anything so it's all good. Anyway, the reason why is because my hands, well, mostly just my dominant hand, is kinda sore from all the drawing I did over the week. I went from 1-2 hours a day average to like 10ish hours a day until Friday night. Although it's cool to know I can do things like that now, it uh has a price tag on it. I don't want to end up like a friend of mine who has these special weights, and this special exercise routine, yeah, don't want to end up like that. So I've been on light duty, just mild doodling until tomorrow. Again, not that anybody-- wait, this is my Livejournal, and this is the kind of crap we keep it for so YOU KNOW WHAT.

That's right more banality. Hey, why didn't anybody mention that Ursala V had a webcomic? I would have been reading it the whole time. Pfft. Oh well, better late than never. It's kind of fun to just read through the archives anyhow. Well, it would be if it weren't an exercise of patience on dial-up.

So is today the solstice? Or tomorrow? Nice to know we're re-entering the light. Of course, it's just the beginning of the winter for us up here. At least we're not stuck in a huge wet blizzard anymore.
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Mon, Dec. 21st, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)

OH. That would explain it. Honestly, the best strategy for somebody with professional-level artistic virtuoso like UV would be to use a webcomic base as a way to smash into some kind of publishing. I mean, she obviously intends to have a printed version of Digger in circulation somehow, just looking at the format, so she's already doing that. Even much less skilled folks have discovered that if anything, that's a how a webcomic can be financially supportive on it's own. Well, that and merchandise. Just think, all of Topataco's membership pretty much make their living through it and a few things directly related to their comic. I don't think any of them even work freelance besides. Interesting that I hadn't thought about the long-term repercussions of that before.

For as much as I LOVE the comic medium, I don't think I could do it as a living in any way. I have the discipline (I did not know that until quite recently!), and I will eventually have the skill, but I'm not sure I could court the public well enough.
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Wed, Dec. 23rd, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)

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Wed, Dec. 23rd, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)

I used to be a total and complete addict, but these days I'm a bit more selective. I think I just got older. Still, true love never dies.

Mon, Dec. 21st, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)

Good luck surviving the Alaska winter, dude.

Mon, Dec. 21st, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)

I promise I will. I don't have anything better to do, after all. At least it's not as bad as Fairbanks. That place is a circle of hell. The Mat-Su is just snow-encrusted. I prefer snow-encrusted to the Deep Freezes, where you can barely stand to go outside, and if you have to, you get use to mild hypothermia.

Mon, Dec. 21st, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)

Do they have Virgil's Root Beer up in the Great White North? That stuff would be worth... oh, let me check the scientific literature real quick... at least a ten-hour drive. You can also make it yourself -- that seems kinda appropriately frontiery for you folks in the non-contiguous states. *tease*

Why yes, I am drunk, why do you ask? *hearts* Girly drinks, does this surprise you? And I've also had three espresso Porters. I think it would take, I dunno, horse tranquilizers to render my spelling and grammar less than perfect. <3

I don't really know why I'm babbling this at you, except for (a) the above (b) this window is so HERE, man, have you ever noticed how HERE everything is, like this window? (c) I hope you realize I like you and only communicate with you so rarely 'cause I'm an ADD poster child.

Wow. Channeling the hindbrain. I should stop before I embarrass myself. Beegirls are hot.

Mon, Dec. 21st, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)

Beegirls are hot, aren't they?

Actually, you were on to something about how long we're willing to drive up here. Everything is spread out, so we get used to long (as in six-hour) drives. On the East Coast, people say an hour is a long drive. I'm surrounded by people who do the same to get to work every day, and it's something I'm willing to do in order to even get work.

Granted all that, you can see why I was willing to shed the car and live off of public transport in Boston, right? I'm sick of the automotive world. We're slaves to these stupid machines.