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174 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - The Bell Curve · 1 reply · +2 points

I made the mistake of taking my fiancee' to see "Wicked" on Broadway when we visited New York. And also buying her the soundtrack. Ever since then she has been obsessed with that musical and listens to the soundtrack at least once a day.

She has played it so much, in fact, that I have gone from enjoying the show to actively disliking it. She's going to see a local performance in a couple of weeks but I refused to go because I'm sick of it now.

Myself, I like more variety. Thousands of albums in my collection and I try to vary my listening habits as much as possible.

177 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - Where My People At? · 0 replies · +4 points

When I lived in Atlanta I attended Dragon*Con every year, and every year when I got to the Hyatt I would look around at all the nerds and geeks all dressed up in their con-finery and shout "MY PEOPLE!!" with arms spread wide. I usually got a thumbs-up or smile from most of the listeners nearby.

Do I "pass"? I sometimes wear T-shirts demonstrating my nerdiness (Aperture Science, philosoraptor, etc.), and sometimes I wear my One Ring replica around my neck. And of course I'm usually carrying a book, so that tends to give it away too.

If you're visiting my house, on the other hand, the fantasy paintings, LOTR posters, videogame collection, and twelve-bookshelf library tend to give it away pretty quickly. :)

cheers,
Phil

198 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - It's Called A Changeover · 3 replies · +2 points

Hell, don't do that (yeah, I know you said "almost", and weren't serious). It was a part of your artistic journey. Be proud of it because without those six years you wouldn't have discovered what you wanted. :)

cheers,
Phil

198 weeks ago @ HijiNKS ENSUE - A Geek... - It's Called A Changeover · 6 replies · +1 points

I am actually delighted by this. HE has always struck me a bit as a comic which is swinging around, trying to find its direction. Sometimes there would be self-contained storylines with continuity and then sometimes right in the middle of those there would be gag-a-day strips. It was a bit jarring sometimes, but I stuck with it because I love your artwork and your sense of humor.

Now, it sounds like you've finally settled on where you want to go and what you want to do with the comic. Far from being upset, I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with these characters. The comics I love the most these days are the ones with plenty of continuity and backstory, where there's a continuous and ongoing story, where the characters (and sometimes the artwork!) grow and change and evolve.

Can't wait to see how it turns out! And because it bears repeating -- we Fancy Bastards are here for you, supporting you all the way. Go now, and Write, and Draw! We'll be here, cheering you on.

cheers,
Phil