While the lifeforce was being drained from my body, I thought up this comic.
Little known fact: I can’t handle blood. The sight of it makes me queasy and getting it taken out of my body leaves me positively useless. I have never donated blood and I’m not proud of this. The one time I tried, I turned white, fainty, and started to perspire just from looking at the rows of people generously giving their blood-stuff away for free cookies… they didn’t make follow through with it and I still got a free cookie.
It’s been a long time since I’ve actually drawn a comic strip and though I can’t promise anything regular, I promise you that it’s not dead… just dormant.
Based on a true story, in a sense. With the PSN debacle, people are getting pretty stressed out about their credit card information floating around, I can’t blame them! Not me though, I’m cool as a cucumber – or so I thought. So, I was checking through my internet banking and I noticed a $75 purchase from Amazon.com. I could not remember making a $75 purchase recently and started to panic! I’ve been robbed!
Then I remembered I had purchased a Cinco-de-Mayo-themed Amazon giftcard which just happened to be valued at $75 for my buddy Robin who shipped me a PS3 copy of Portal 2.
On that note, the most crippling part of the PSN being down is the fact that I can not play co-op mode in Portal 2. Please come back soon, PSN.
Stockholm Syndrome (per Miriam-Webster)
- the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with, or sympathize with his or her captor.
I recently purchased Fat Princess off the PSN – giving in to the bright colours, cute character design and witty premise! Admittedly, as I was playing it, I realized that the only class I wanted to be was the only one I couldn’t be – the captive princess. This is not a failure of four years’ worth of university feminism shoved into my brain, but actually the realization that there are certainly worse fates than being fed cake to your heart’s content!
Every once in a while, I respond to the sweet siren call of the Pokemon series. I must admit, I’ve never gotten too far in any of these games. Not for lack of enjoyment, mind you, I just suffer from severe videogame ADD. So sadly, already I have abandoned Pokemon: White Version for Okamiden (awesome!) due to the proximity of their releases! I don’t have much else to say about this game as it resembles all of its predecessors – catch ‘em all and be the best that ever was! However, I did glimpse the inkling of a plot in the making – so perhaps if I had stuck with it, I might have found a story within.
Perhaps, the next time I take a trip, I will pick Pokemon: White Version back up again. Until then, watch me lovingly caress my delicious starter pokemon.
If you haven’t played Minecraft - I suggest you get on that! By day, you dig and build. By night, you survive the zombie/skeleton archer onslaught. The game itself has a very simple design that I don’t find entirely unappealing – cubes upon cubes. What’s particularly challenging about this game is that there is no directive, therefore it takes a lot of trial and error (or a good video tutorial) to figure out what’s what! Once you have figured it out, your imagination is your limit with what you can create – sort of like, Lego with 100% less choking-hazard.
Good news is that Minecraft is constantly getting updated and improved. The most recent patch brought in achievements and weather effects. Thankfully Notch was able to pull himself away from Portal 2 long enough to fix the bugs – it takes a strong man to achieve this!
I learned everything I know about Minecraft by watching Yogscast’s Minecraft series. It’s tutorial that turns into a clever and entertaining narrative and I can’t recommend it enough!
Either way, I have an unhealthy love for creepers (the green cactus-looking critter that explodes) and desire to own many creeper apparel. (Like the “three creeper moon” shirt!)