WoB Talk

January 7, 2013

January 7 – 18, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari Maaren @ 7:28 am

I shall take one more week off from Ranting; with luck, I’ll return to it next week.  I just keep getting tired and not having anything to say.

We are now returning to our regular comic schedule (with extra bricks).  Yes, there has been a bit of a time skip; it was inevitable, as the comic takes place in real time, and we just spent four weeks covering maybe three hours.  You will find out what has happened in the interim, so hang tight.

If you haven’t checked out my geeky YouTube channel, here’s the link.  I know the ukulele is often too loud; I’ve included the lyrics beneath the videos in case of excessive frustration.

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18 Comments »

  1. I like your song about the dwarves! Sums it up pretty well how they rely on Bilbo. (However, Mr. Baggins is a gentlehobbit and would hardly use such language. He doesn’t go beyond “Confusticate and bebother these dwarves!”)

    Comment by nobilis — January 9, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

  2. Nobilis: that is very true. I decided to take this slight liberty because “confusticate and bebother these dwarves” doesn’t scan well. Also, you just know that “Damn those dwarves” is what Bilbo’s really thinking.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — January 9, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

  3. Just as a warning- we protest the robot occupation now has the alternate title of “BSG Canada” in my mind…

    Comment by mercenarypen — January 10, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

  4. Mercenary Pen: Ah ha ha…very nice.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — January 10, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

  5. Having trouble with the Friday strip? Because I don’t see it.

    Comment by mercenarypen — January 12, 2013 @ 1:02 am

  6. Oh, weird. I must have been so tired last night that I just didn’t load the comic. I could have sworn I did. Evidently, I got the pages all set up, then went to bed without uploading them. I had no idea until just now. I’m really sorry; I’ll put them up immediately.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — January 12, 2013 @ 1:04 am

  7. IIRC you have a birthday somewhere around here. Happy Birthday!! 😀

    Comment by nuttycat — January 12, 2013 @ 4:30 am

  8. Nuttycat: yes…January 12th. Thank you!

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — January 12, 2013 @ 4:31 am

  9. Happy birthday, Kari!

    Comment by nobilis — January 12, 2013 @ 9:57 am

  10. Is the closet in today’s strip a Narnia reference, or are you referring to something else?

    Comment by Mercenary Pen — January 14, 2013 @ 10:51 am

  11. MP: It’s not a specific reference to anything, though I suppose there’s some Narnia influence there. It’s just another odd and impossible thing that Casey does. At the same time, it’s quite possible that Marie simply THOUGHT he was in the closet when she checked.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — January 14, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

  12. I thought I’d best check considering the number of deliberate references that had gone in of late… although it seemed somewhat improbable considering that series of books uses imagery that is generally more heavenly than hellish

    Comment by mercenarypen — January 14, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

  13. Anyone seen Real Genius? That’s what I thought of when reading about people disappearing into closets…

    Comment by Tarina — January 14, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

  14. Casey always gets kind of beat up on rounds…

    (http://www.masseycollege.ca/alumni/westofbathurst/westofbathurst120107.html)

    Comment by emily — January 15, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

  15. And I remember something about Marie crawling away from the fire in her house through a tunnel that started in the closet she was hiding in.

    (Not going to search for the relevant comic.)

    Comment by emily — January 15, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

  16. Emily: you are correct on both counts.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — January 15, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

  17. If Unanticipated Conjunctions are fatal, who are they fatal for?

    Comment by mercenarypen — January 18, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

  18. MP: good question.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — January 18, 2013 @ 7:08 pm


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