Alamo

I went down to the Alamo yesterday, which I hadn’t been to since I was a kid.  I’d heard people say that it’s smaller than you remember it being, and as we walked out onto Alamo Plaza, I had to concur.  It’s really kind of small.  I guess that’s not really a knock against it since it was a mission and not a grand cathedral or anything.  But there’s something about the mythology of it all that makes you think it’s larger in your head.

Anyway, so we walked further along and got up close to it, when this asshole with nothing better to do with his time starts squawking behind us.  He’s dressed in this ridiculous American flag button down collared shirt, and he’s set himself up on a little bit of the ruins from the courtyard.  Can you guess what he was yelling about?

If you guessed Jesus, give yourself a gold star.

Now, I get people wanting religion and wanting to proselytize.  I think it’s stupid.  But I get why people do it.  They’re afraid of death and that there’s nothing after it so they embrace a completely ludicrous worldview.  They’re basically insane. That’s fine.

But I’m just trying to visit a historical Texas site here.  I realize it’s a church, but it’s not famous for that.  It’s famous for being the site of a losing battle.  There’s no one that elected this dickweed to be the head of  the”Ruining Your Visit to the Alamo” Committee.

Anyway, so the entire time I’m staring at the front of this building, I get to hear this asshole scream about how he’s got to go out and spread the gospel, and how Jesus is the salvation, and how heathens are going to burn in hellfire.

Dude, I get it.  You’re religious.  Now shut the hell up, so I can look at this building.

God, if you’re listening, was it too much to add a passage in the Bible about not pestering people in public?

Anyway, so I hear this nutjob ranting about God and we walk up a little closer to the Alamo.  There’s a plaque in front of the building with a letter from William B Travis that’s pretty famous.

It ends:

P.S. The Lord is on our side

Travis was then killed on March 6, at the Alamo.  Because, as we know, God hates William B. Travis.

On a happier note, the Riverwalk was nice, if a little kitschy.


NaNoWriMo 2010

Just like last year, Xeno and I are caught up in the crazy attempt to write complete novels in just one month. You can expect more strips to be affected by this, and I’m pretty sure all of the next four strips are jokes I wrote about the NaNoWriMo experience. It’s easy for me to be sure about these things since I am the one that actually draws the things.

My NaNo So Far:
I got off to a rocky start this year. I thought I wanted to do a high tech thriller about the loss of privacy and individuality. At six thousand words and five days into the month, it was reading more like a cautionary tale. I hate cautionary tales. So I abandoned that story and started over. Now I am writing a Steam Punk adventure fantasy. It has enormous war trains that are industrial analogs for ships-of-the-line, immortal kings who are really just petty dick faces, the death of some gods, and something very akin to zombies. Hopefully there is a strong female lead in there as well, but she hasn’t quite figured that out yet. I’ve almost caught up to where I need to be word count wise and have enjoyed just about every minute of this new story.


The Secret of Kells

I finally saw The Secret of Kells yesterday and it blew my mind with its beauty and awesomeness. I immediately started sketching in an aped style and came up with these. I don’t suspect any sort of permanent change to the art style around here, but it was fun to play around.
kells-style


Tea Party voters are violent…

Also, cave men wowed by fire. I don’t know Paul Rand, or his politics, but I can’t imagine what kind of creep he is to be drawing the supported he is. Last night a woman attempted to ironically award him a fake award. In response his goon squad voters wrestled the woman to the ground and stomped on her head. Wow. Maybe democrats should start throwing punches to win some votes?


Long time, no blog

It’s been two months since I’ve blogged, so I figured I’d fill up this space with something useful.

And then I thought better of it, and decided to link to this video.

NaNoWriMo coming up.  I never got around to editing last year’s novel, but I figured I’d give it another go with this year’s.  I’ve got a loose story in mind, mostly about dragons and a kickass wizard.

Yes, yes, I know, autobiographical stories are boring.  But, bite me.


Long time no blog…

Holy shit. It’s been almost a month since I last blogged on here (2 months for Xeno so I’m not the biggest slacker at least). A summary of the last month:

  • Watched all of Stargate: Atlantis on Netflix. It was not good, but ok background noise when drawing.
  • Watching Battlestar Galactica. Also not good, but a damn sight better presentation.
  • Finally fell onto the Plants Vs. Zombies bandwagon. Did not look up from my iPhone for nearly 24 hours. Now my neck hurts.
  • Accomplished just about nothing and particularly failed to finish rewrites on my novel.

Yeah that about does it. I’m boring.


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