January 7 – 18, 2013

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.

18 thoughts on “January 7 – 18, 2013

  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!”)

  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.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.)

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