WoB Talk

July 13, 2010

July 12 – 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari Maaren @ 1:35 pm

I’m behind on everything again (I missed the Rant once more, for instance, because I was too tired to write it at 3:00 a.m.).  I’m trying to build up a buffer because I’ll be away for a few days next week; the problem is that I may not actually be able to post comics while I’m away, since I may not have Internet access.  Unfortunately, this means I may miss the four-year anniversary on Saturday the 24th.  This makes me sad.  I’ll see what I can do.



  1. Good luck. And let me just say that books, no matter how heavy, do not make good defensive weapons. If they’re heavy enough to be effective, they’re too bulky to grip properly. If you have some duct tape, you can use that to make a flail out of larger books, but most attackers won’t give you that sort of time.

    Comment by erwaro — July 14, 2010 @ 4:31 am

  2. Seem to me that if we have learnt anything from movie is that books are good for knocking people out, preferably with a one liner like “And they say books never hurt anybody.”

    You can always scrap together an early banner for the four-year anniversary, isn’t that how WoB does it? After all it isn’t the 18th of July.

    Comment by SunshineRain — July 14, 2010 @ 9:30 am

  3. Erwaro… Use duct tape? On books?! Barbarian! How dare you even suggest that!

    Comment by Stefan — July 15, 2010 @ 3:53 am

  4. Comment on your rant… any weirder than a jazz version of ‘My Favorite Things’, which is now of course a classic – one might even argue a seminal moment in the history of jazz…

    Comment by quasihumanist — July 16, 2010 @ 4:39 am

  5. Hey, if you want to use them as weapons, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. Besides, if it’s hardcover, it’ll only mess up the cover. And it’d better be hardcover, because paperback won’t do the type of damage you need. And let me just say that, however frustrating it may be, life is occasionally exactly that simple. At least mine is. Sometimes. I think.

    Comment by erwaro — July 16, 2010 @ 5:10 am

  6. I love the strategic “no Dorothea … don’t marry *him*”.

    If anyone was writing fanfic to WoB (which, You know, is a distinct possibility), You would have just given them another boost for future ‘shipping.

    Comment by mivadar — July 19, 2010 @ 9:17 am

  7. So… what’s the latest on the first WoB book? And how much of the run will it contain?

    Comment by Stefan — July 20, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

  8. *Sob*…I’m so sorry about this, but at the moment, it’s stalled. Seeing as I have 120 students right now and am marking all the damn time, it’s as much as I can do to finish each week’s comics more or less on time (relatively speaking). I REALLY, REALLY WANT TO finish the book, but I need time, and at the moment, I don’t have any. I’ll try to be done by the time you leave, but I can’t promise I will.

    The first book will collect the first two years of the strip. The second book, which I could theoretically start working on now IF I HAD THE FREAKING TIME, will collect the second two years, probably ending around Labour Day of 2010. My foolish and unworkable goal is to have both books out by Christmas. Ha ha ha ha ha!

    Comment by Kari — July 20, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

  9. Aw… don’t worry! You’ll get there! And even if I can’t hunt you down for a signature this time, I’m sure this is not my last trip to Canada!

    Is the “We should have cake” statement from Middlemarch? I haven’t read the book, I’m afraid.

    P.S. I didn’t catch the “Merlin imagery” in Doctor Who either… I must be an illiterate fool 😦

    Comment by Stefan — July 21, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

  10. No, “We should have cake” is just Barbara being goofy.

    Not catching the Merlin imagery in Doctor Who does not make one an illiterate fool. It’s probably mostly in my head, anyway.

    Comment by Kari — July 21, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

  11. Well, the seventh Doctor (or eighth, depending) is supposed to *be* Merlin :-p.
    But, actually, I also picked up on it occasionally (beside the obvious) – You’re not the only one who’s insane.

    Comment by mivadar — July 22, 2010 @ 9:08 am

  12. Yes, the Seventh Doctor turns out to be Merlin in one episode. I just really like the way Eleven gets locked in an impenetrable prison by someone using his own powers against him…not long after River says the good wizards in fairy tales always turn out to be the Doctor. It’s awesome.

    Comment by Kari — July 23, 2010 @ 2:32 am

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