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Duct Tales

december 31, 2010

I wouldnít really consider myself a writer. Iíve never desired to be recognized as one and Iíve never had a burning passion to write stories or books. I just try and tell jokes and hope they land, really. Itís kind of like pick-up lines; sometimes you hit and sometimes you miss but either way youíll never be able to play ball if you donít make the pitch. It certainly helps living with Pie though because I donít feel I would be able to tap into my funny side if she werenít here. It helps enormously because I can gauge with her how well a joke lands and then we can work on it together to refine the joke or the flow of the comic.

Sometimes there are other factors that make me feel this way and todayís comic is a good example. The conversation between Pie and Bear in the comic is pretty much an actual conversation that we had. Save for the actual punch line, it is mostly re-told verbatim with some funny imagery added in to spice it up based on this Kotaku article. So in this case, Iím more of a scribe than a writer. Either way, I hope you guys find the humor (and subtle humor) in this comic!

And with today closing out 2010, I have to say I am really excited for what 2011 will bring! Damn the weak economy, we shall persevere and grow stronger, I say! Life in Aggro has been going strong week after week for 7 months straight with only slight hiccups on releasing on time. Every so often I feel like we may miss a deadline but come to find out we somehow pull it off in time. This week I was especially physically drained and was finding it hard to get the script done in a timely manner. Somehow we were able to make it though, so that was a big relief! With the next year on our doorstep, I am getting revved up at how far Pie and I will be able to push ourselves to grow. What will our thoughts post look like one year from today?! How will the comic, site and publication rate have grown?! I canít wait to find out!!

Thanks for the support by reading our comics everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and accomplish or make significant progress reaching your own goals!

Like I've said in many posts before, things seem to have gotten really busy for me and time seems to be flying at a really fast pace, but I wonder if it's flying so fast because I'm busy and enjoying what I'm doing or is it because I have horrible time management and simply BELIEVE that time is flowing quickly. There are just so many things that I want to do, but never enough time to do them. It makes me really wonder what I should be doing for my "rest time."

I've been playing World of Warcraft on my off time lately. I think that I'm generally fine with the idea of NOT playing WoW until I've had a small taste of gameplay, then it's all I really want to do until I have work to do again. I think it's very interesting how different Bear and my attraction to satisfying our addictions are. From past experience, it seems that the longer Bear goes without his addiction, the more he craves for it, while for me, the longer I spend away from my addiction, the more at peace I am away from it; "out of site, out of mind" I suppose. Anyhow, I really wonder if I should be playing WoW. It's a lot of fun playing with and meeting new friends, leveling a character, and exploring pretty environments while learning its story. I also find the game inspirational, exciting, and it also helps me relax after many hours of work. I know the game provides numerous "spiritual" benefits, but I can't help thinking that considering how sparse free time has been feeling, maybe I should be working instead.

It's always been a dream of mine to create something that would come to life in the hearts and minds of its readers/viewers and I don't feel like I'm working hard enough to achieve that goal. I want to have other works in progress too alongside Life in Aggro, but I just seem to work too slow. Bear and I've had times when we've had to do comics back to back along with having to take care of many other real life factors for a few weeks straight and it gets really draining rather fast. It's frustrating feeling that I can't get more done in less time.

Duct Tales

december 31, 2010

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