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posted July 25th, 2013, 2:01 am


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May 13th, 2013, 2:30 am

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There is something stuck under my left eyelid and it hurts like a mother. Gaaah!!

Heh, my brother used to call me queerbot. I always found it pretty fun. Just saying it is funny. Queerbot. Its like, a robot, but queer.
He didn't mean it in a negative way. He never actually had a problem with gay people.
Too bad Bill expressed a measured dislike a while back.

I like that Tony seems unable to stand up to anybody, but Bill starts in and Toni stands up to him like nothing else. Keep that confidence!

Frame 5 - they are going up stairs. Is that clear? I don't feel it is clear.

This thing under my eyes REALLY hurts! And when I close my eyes really hard so I can move it around it makes this giant headache. Its lose-lose.

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July 25th, 2013, 7:53 am

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In panel 5, It is not very clear that they were going up stairs. For variety, you could have drawn a close-up of their feet stepping up the steps. That would have shown that they were climbing stairs.

What is the confrontation between Tony/Toni and his/her dad going to be like ? I guess I will have to wait and see !

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July 25th, 2013, 11:36 am

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: Drawing feet! Duh! That's a great idea!
Next time I need to show people walking up stairs, I will do that. Such a simple solution.

I've written, but not drawn, the showdown between our main character and her dad. The circumstance around it is something I don't wish to get in to, but wow, the entire thing is really something.
Cryptic answer! Its one of those dark clouds having silver lining type of things.

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June 16th, 2014, 6:13 pm

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@GreenKrog: You don't necessarily need to show feet - just show a bit more of the bannister. There's a tiny bit showing bottom right, but showing more of the handrail and a few spindles would make it abundently clear without needing to draw the risers or feet (heck, you probably wouldn't get below knee level!). Or, if you need a wider view and feet are still a problem, have the camera on the other side of them, so draw the handrail and spindles on a layer above the characters, then conveniently the woodwork hides the feet from view :) If drawing the bannister seems tough, grab a photo from the 'net and roughly trace it - remember: no-one will know you've cheated (unless you 'fess up in the comment below the relevant strip!)

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June 16th, 2014, 7:13 pm

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@mittfh: I've mostly learned how to suck less at this in the year since I posted it, so, there is that! Also, because I'm bitter when people point out easy fixes to easy problems;
Banister.
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June 17th, 2014, 2:34 am

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@GreenKrog: Given the year that's passed between when this strip was posted and now, it would be surprising if your art skills hadn't improved - after all, the best way to improve any skill is to practice repeatedly - and what better practice than drawing several Webcomic updates per week? Added onto which, you've been sensible enough to build up a decent buffer, so if a particular strip takes longer than average to draw (or if Real Life Syndrome™ conspires to separate you from your computer), you don't have to rush to get the next update out on time, or skip an update or two :)

As for banister vs bannister, it turns out both single n and double n are acceptable...

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/banister?q=bannister
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bannister

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June 17th, 2014, 2:42 am

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@mittfh: To be fair, being a year ahead hasn't actually given me any leeway. With people pointing out how bad I suck, I often have to go back and fix stuff. Like, literally, I spend the first few days a week at work just fixing the posts for next week. Remember back when people's eyes were located in the top 7/8th of their head? And had no space for their brains? And when ears were tiny little lizard holes in the sides of the head? Yeah. Takes a long gorram time to fix that much fail.

Ignoring that, my OCDness demands that I keep on schedule. I took.. uh.. one week off in the past half year and my brain was like NOPE and I felt bad all week. I'm lucky I can keep it down to only 10 new pages a week now.

As for banister and bannister, I refuse to accept other spellings on no applicable grounds other than this is how I was taught. Therefore you are wrong and I am right and despite your evidence to the contrary I will not change my mind. 'cuz rational skepticism means nothing when it would make me question my identity. :)

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