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Today I realized that I cannot expect people on the Internet to have heard of the Geek Social Fallacies any more.

The Geek Social Fallacies are five things that geeks often believe about How Socializing Should Work, that cause a lot of conflict. I've found them to be pretty useful as a way to put a handle on certain concepts, and maybe even avoid going into bad situations.

(Looking at them in 2017, I find myself wondering how many of the GSFs the design of most social networks is running straight into...)

Apparently people are talking about How They Got Into Comics?

Me, I always wanted to be an animator but it sure is a lot of work and I’m lazy.

I checked Twitter and the reviewer had tagged me in their tweet about the review, so I replied with a screenshot of the Parallax directory and a few other fragments.

Is this how to build buzz I don't know

Review of Twisted Romance 3 from The Av Club: "Trauth’s concept could easily be expanded into a larger project[...]"

*endless cackling*


Sitting at the optometrist with dilated eyes. Got my normal glasses adjusted - no change on that prescription, but they’d gotte off-kilter - and am contemplating getting a separate pair for close-up work on the computer. Getting old.

ECCC is next week and I am SO incredibly glad not to be doing it this year. Hope all of y'all selling there go home with a lot less comics than you brought.

I should really start working cons again now that I have the Rita omnibus but I am just so damn drained lately. I'd rather focus my limited energy on moving to a sunnier place and getting somewhere on Parallax and/or Drowning City.


“OBOL: Safeguarding your contributions beyond the material plane with blockchain technology.”

“there's no magic going on here beyond the powers of faith, and various blockchain technologies.”

Reading Simonson’s “Star Slammers”. This is a nice page, I really like the floating heads expositing away next to the wide panels illustrating their dialogue. Could work real nice with a different plot thread in the wide panels, too.

Hey all, I’ll be signing Twisted Romance #3 at Phoenix Comics in Cap Hill in an hour! Maybe I’ll see some of you there. If you have a copy of Rita that needs signing, bring it along too...

A heck of a nice review of my part of Twisted Romance #3 from!

(I wonder if they would be interested in a review copy of the graphic novel I spent four years on...)

So Amazon is going to be adapting Iain M. Banks’ “Consider Phlebas” for TV. On the one hand, YAY, I’ve been wanted to see Banks’ SF adapted for ages. On the other hand I am really not sure how much of the Fully Automated Luxury Space Anarchy aspect of the Culture is going to come through in something paid for by AMAZON.

Most of the replies to the [tweet]( announcing this are telling Bezos how far his hypercapitalist values are from the Culture’s and that makes me happy.

"Princess Raccoon" is a hell of a movie. Looking through Scarecrow's recommendation cards on the shelves until something grabbed my fancy was a *good idea*.

It is a Japanese film whose name literally translates to "Raccoon Court Operetta" and it sure is a hell of a thing.

The two most prescient pieces of SF I have experienced continue to be “The Space Merchants” and “Idiocracy”.

Well hey, lookit that. Postfurry in a mainstream comic publication. Beautiful!
(Out tomorrow in fine stores everywhere.)


I drew some cartoon mnemonics about homophones in the hope of making a touch of difference.