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@InspectorCaracal I keep on making that error this year. I don’t know why.

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.

@Pyrite I have a big sprawling SF project that I've been working on over the past couple of years. I got invited into an anthology comic from Image that just hit the stands, and did a story set in said project. The reviews have been pretty good!

@InspectorCaracal The Three Musketeers comes to mind.

Or maybe Zorro. Five bishi color-coded Zorros fighting injustice. Oh geez now my brain is stonedly contemplating a Sailor Moon type setup for that.

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*


@Leucrotta The more cartoon porn I look at, the less aroused I am by most of it. Technique’s always interesting on the other hand.

Personally these days I mostly draw clouds with translucent shapes that have very scumbly edge effects applied.

@Finfell Diagrams of complicated polygamous relationships start to look kinda like diagrams of molecules. No idea who coined it.

@JulieSqveakaroo one pixel, one voxel; many pixels, many voxels.

Autocorrect wanted this to be:

One pixel, one fox; many pixels, many vowels..


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.