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New Friends, New Site Stuff, New Jam

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I made some awesome friends this week and made some pretty nifty changes to how the site works.

The changes are super small and should basically amount to making reading here a bit more intuitive, but poke me if anything is confusing, broken, or bad. We’re gonna move the funnies & incidental comics over to Tumblr in a few days, and keep that updated for our video game humor n stuff, so that it’s not a confusing mess in our archive. Hopefully this will make our somewhat byzantine comic a bit easier to access for new readers.

One of my cool new friends is the incredibly jovial Propeller Girl, and you should go check her out over in this general direction. Zach is gonna be doing artwork for her from time to time, and I am fairly sure she is using it in her blog. Check out her article on staying happy right over here. Bonus: Zach had to draw a brain.

I lettered today’s comic (DTT32) while listening to a pretty awesome radio show, Phoole & the Gang.

I worked radio for a little while–it was part of my Master’s Degree, and I had a job at KKOW for a little while–and I was completely disillusioned by it. The “shows” were commercials live on location at different stores across town, and everything else was automated music. Call me a romantic, but I kinda want every radio station to be like the one in Pontypool. So when Propeller Girl turned me on to Phoole’s live radio show, I was utterly enchanted. Phoole is doing radio the way I always thought radio ought to be done.

She does her live show on Fridays at 7pm CST at  and over at TuneIn. I’ll be in Ideal Club Radio chat room over week listening to her show as I plug away at the comic, so stop by and say howdy.

Cast Archive

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Cid Wallerd

Cid Wallerd thinks he’s dying of creative atrophy, and wants nothing more than to create things that are meaningful. The problem, of course, is that he has absolutely no skill sets worth mentioning, and absolutely no talent.

When he couldn’t get permission to use school equipment to make his film, he came up with enough money to buy equipment for his own studio, which he’s calling “film club” to trick other students into working for free.

No one is sure where the money came from, and he isn’t talking.

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Mei Li Shu

Mei Li is an extrovert from a culture that told her she shouldn’t be. Fortunately, not speaking the best English is a great cover up for the social skills she doesn’t quite have. She’s working toward a high enough TOEFL score that she can stay in a U.S. school. Ultimately, she plans on getting a business degree.

She stumbled into Cid’s makeshift film club and liked the idea of being on camera, so here she is.

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Ping Li Zhang

A student from Taiwan, Zhang has his fingers in the Alexandria night scene, where he is a popular local DJ with semi-regular gigs at the bars the younger students love and the older ones avoid like a disease. He also puts mixes up on Youtube, and have about a thousand subscribers divided between Taiwan and the U.S.

He loves detective stories, and is working on a screen play about cyberpunk detectives. In space. Oy.

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Scotty “Scottianda” Jones

Perpetually single, incapable of talking to girls (let alone women), and letting himself go physically, Scott is certain that his only shot at successfully procreating is to become insanely wealthy.

He doesn’t actually attend Alexandria University — he just never moved away from his college town. He has enough credit hours for a degree, but he’s never graduated, because he’s that special sort of disorganized that bureaucracies thrive on abusing.

Scott’s resumes all claim an advanced degree in Archaeology. He’s convinced that no one reads the damn things, anyway. Status: employed at gas station.

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Sera O’Sladery

Sera’s full name is actually Seraphim’s Joy of Song. Her uncle, Frank O’Sladery, rescued her from his hyper-religious, cultist brother, who was about to move his family into a compound. There was a prolonged custody battle, very little of which Sera remembers. Despite the deeply religious vein in her family — Frank is WASP through and through — she does her best not to think about religion.

Sera has Frank convinced that she’s majoring in Nursing, but she’s actually gone into Theater.

Her goal in life is to acquire the rights to Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and MacGyver so that she can create the most awesome crossover ever.

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Skyler “Coeur de Leon” Banks

Skyler’s majoring in communication with an emphasis in PR, but is thinking about switching over to Alexandria University’s film production program, if the professors there can convince her that it’s not just some Midwestern money-dump mascarading as a real program. After all, the coasts are where people make movies and shows.

A history buff, Skyler perpetually has a novel on the backburner, and goes to SCA events, where she’s known as Coeur de Leon, and remains nearly undefeated in heavy fighting–armored combat with live swords.

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Todd

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He’s got a bone to pick with you

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I haven’t played Undertale since it came out, for meta reasons, and I still adore every moment and every character from the game. I honestly think that any DIII wizard would lose this fight.

Then again, Sans only has the one hit point…

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He’s got a bone to pick with you.

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I haven’t played Undertale since it came out, for meta reasons, and I still adore every moment and every character from the game. I honestly think that any DIII wizard would lose this fight.

Then again, Sans only has the one hit point…

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Diablo 3 – Asking for a rush as a Witch Doctor

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Okay, so I’m loving the new season of Diablo 3, and the new cube feature is pretty nifty. All the hypothetical builds in my head did not prepare me for how cool and fun an on-the-fly build I come up with from crap I find could be. There’s nothing r game breaking about them, but there’s a little bit of magic in finding a Myken’s Ball of Hate while leveling and then also being able to use your Triumverate.

What I’m not loving is the weird hate the people asking for rushes occasionally get. It’s like someone is somehow lazy and therefore worth less as a person because they want to skip the mediocre 1-70 experience. Which, incidentally, any 70 character can completely eliminate for another character in like… twenty minutes? Doing content that they’d (and this is what gets me) be doing anyway.

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