Just, please, don’t vote for this man or his party or policies at all.
I never really understood shipping in the fandom sense of the idea.
I tend to look at things from a more abstract position: I like seeing how individual elements fit together to shape their overall narrative, and characters and their relationships are just more cogs in that storytelling machine to me. Unless the subtext between characters is accidental, or characters suddenly start being written out of character, I am happy to assume that the Grand Arbiter of the Story (showrunner, author, artist, writer etc) will take them through their logical permutations. Otherwise, why try and fix a machine that’s already working? In the engineering industry, that is generally referred to as ‘breaking’ it.
But, Robert actually explained it to me in a way that suddenly made sense. Imagine that events did transpire in such a way as to lead characters down a certain path and into a relationship – how fascinating would the journey down that path be to witness? And the aftermath of arriving at the end of the path? The machine/path metaphors break down here, but the idea has already been conveyed. Alternate universes where the only difference is what-iffed romantical feelings? That sounds pretty cool. Count me in.
I don’t know if that’s how other people see it, but regardless, I can now understand the appeal.
In other news, Part Circle of Ephemeris has just concluded! I am pretty excited to have finished the first book and I am even more excited about where it’s going next. I hope you’ll enjoy it too. I honestly think you will.
Also, I really hope the joke here doesn’t come off as “hurr gay”. It’s meant to come off as “is my otp canon now rrrrrgh”
Safety Ninja shuffled forward, and shyly handed Mercury a scrap of paper. Mercury unrolled it and read it out.
“Are you saying there’s a serious lack of proper safety standards in the gods’ workplace surrounding Earth,” read Mercury, “or are the gods being murdered?”
Mercury confirmed that the gods were, indeed, being murdered. Safety Ninja heaved a sigh of relief.
And that’s it! The Zunfa Ephemeris: Part Circle is finished.
Next wednesday we’ll have something a little different, and then, we begin phase two:
The Zunfa Ephemeris: Part Line
…is it me, or does Benedict Cumberbatch sound astonishingly like Robert Webb, of Mitchell and Webb fame?
now mentally place him (as tumblr is wont) in this sketch.
I have always thought this.
It makes Peep Show one thousand times better.
About a month ago I hurt my leg while running, which resulted in the script for this comic. Because we wrote a bunch of other comics afterwards, and this one wasn’t topical so as to be time-critical, it just lounged around in our buffer of scripts until now.
I drew it, then went for a run, and re-injured the exact same injury. There is some strange voudo at work here.
Me: WE WENT TOO META
Robert: You can literally never go too meta.
Zunfa Comics “Newscycle Thieves”
It seems that no matter what the Labor Party does these days, they just can’t publicise it.
Julia Gillard recently established a currency deal with China which should have been major news – it’s a pretty big deal, no pun intended – but nobody I’ve spoken to has even heard of it. It didn’t even get cursory lip service on TV news. While I might have simply missed seeing the story on it, I’d be (pleasantly) surprised. ABC News 24 is permanently on in my living room, so if I did miss it, it must have been when I blinked for half a second between various economists talking about the Liberal Party’s criticisms of the Labor budget.
Because, as if by way of contrast, everybody and their pet knows the Liberal Party’s well-publicised criticisms of the Labor Party. It’s not about whether you agree with them or not; that’s not the point I am trying to make here. The point is that every time Tony Abbott sneezes, the media is all over him like flies on a mixed metaphor’s handkerchief.
I literally don’t know what’s left for the Labor Party to do that can’t be turned into a negative or ignored. World peace might do it. Maybe. But I’m not entirely convinced the Liberals’ spin machine couldn’t turn it around on them.
Maybe the media isn’t the root of the problem, I suppose. The Labor Party are notoriously hapless when it comes to promoting their achievements: instead of reminding people that Australia’s economy is the envy of the entire world, they let the Liberals spout that it’s in the toilet and only offer incomprehensibly garbled lawyerspeak as rebuttal.
My aim here is not to promote one political party over the other; although I personally think that Labor is the lesser of two evils. But both parties’ approaches to public relations is certainly representative of their respective leaders, and would certainly be fascinating if it wasn’t so damn scary.
Robert stirred, as if he were a chef attending a pot of gumbo, and woke up.
“Mom,” he said, “Mom, is that you?”
“Ssh,” said a voice. “You have been unconscious for several hours.”
“I had a terrible dream,” Robert said. “I was fighting on the Moon, and I think some pages of The Forever…
These are actually half the size of the textures I did for the mod. I love this opening though so it was totally worth it :)