Monday, May 25, 2015

Dave's Comix List, mk III

So, lately I've not been reading comics as diligently as I once did*, so I've decided to rearrange my list, making it easier to deal with in sporadic doses rather than trying to keep some sort of schedule like I did in the past.

Read these on a daily basis:

Bobbins
Dumbing of Age (m-f)
El Goonish Shive (m w f)
Questionable Content (m-f)
Something Positive
Wapsi Square (m-f)


I should read these on a daily basis, but wont, which is okay... maybe... weekly? (weakly):

Baumeries
Chaos Life
Extra Fabulous Comics
Frazz (or here) (7)
The Junior Scientist Power Hour
Heavenly Nostrils
Life on a Stick
Little Dee (m-sat)
Our Super Adventure
Penny Arcade (m w f)
Please Listen To Me
Poorly Drawn Lines
Real Life Comics
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (m-f, maybe ss)
Savage Chickens
Scenes From A Multiverse
Stranger Danger (Thunderskull Press)
Up and Out
xkcd (m w f) - (xkcd explained!)
Zen Pencils


Check these on the first of February, May, August, and November:

Amazing Super Powers
The Bouletcorp
Channelate
Conspiracy Friends
Evil Inc.
Extra Fabulous Comics
I Am Arg!
Imy
Hark, A Vagrant!
Head Trip
Mercworks
Nine Chickweed Lane
Oglaf (sun, NSFW)
Scandinavia And The World
A Softer World
Space Avalanche
Two Guys and Guy
Unintentionally Pretentious
The Wanderlust Kid
Wasted Talent


Check these around the 24th of June and December:

Accursed Dragon
Alex's Guide To A Well-lived Life
Calm Blue Oceans
Candi
Cassiopeia Quinn
Chippy and Loopus (m w f - sort of)(abandoned?)
Dresden Kodak
Dr. McNinja
Faraday the Blob
Freefall (m w f)
Gastrophobia
Girl Genius
Go Get A Roomie
Grrl Power
Hell To Breakfast
Internet Webcomic
Johnny Wander
Lighter Than Heir
Liz Prince
Love Not Found
Ma3 (NSFW)
Mary Death
Max Overacts
Misfile (m-f)
Nuclear Delight
Octopus Pie
Phuzzy Comics
Quantum Vibe (m-f)
Rusty And Company
Safely Endangered
Skin Horse
That's Inhuman
Three Word Phrase
Too Much Information
With Fetus
Yellow Peril


Read these in January sometime, catching up once a year (-ish):

Aeria
AHT Space
Akonia
Alfie (NSFW)
Amazing Agent Luna (sabbatical until Sept?)
Amity
Amya
Athena Wheatley
Banished
Beeserker
Best In Black
Between Failures
Blade Bunny
Blaster Nation (sun)
The Brightside
Bunny Wiggins
Chapel Chronicles
Clockworks
Curvy (definitely NSFW)
Dead Winter
Decrypting Rita
Dicebox
Does Not Play Well With Others
The Dreadful
The Dreamland Chronicles
Drive
Earthsong
Edmund Finney's Quest To Find The Meaning Of Life
Eerie Cuties
The End
Endstone
Erfworld
Erstwhile
Evil Diva
Exiern
Family Man
The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon
Fashion Forward
Fey Winds (w)
Flipside
The Forgotten Order
Fractured Tea
Fragile
Free Will: the Orphan Temp
Gaia
Geeks Next Door
Giant Girl Adventures
A Girl and Her Fed
Godseeker
Gregor
Grim Reaper School
Groovy, Kinda (ending soon?)
Gunnerkrigg Court
Guilded Age
H&J
Henchgirl
The Hero Business
The Hues
Impure Blood
I Want You To Feel The Pressure
Jefbot
jl8
Jonathan Dalton
Kay and P
Kukubury (probably done with, though not finished)
Lackadaisy
Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether
L.A.W.L.S., also Alt
The Last Halloween" - (Abby Howard's Comic)
Let's Kill Gods
Let's Speak English
Life Under Construction
Living To Death
Looking For Group (m th)
The Lounge (restarted?)
Lovecraft Is Missing
Love Is In The Blood
Love Me Nice
Makeshift Miracle
Marry Me
Maq041
Meaty Yogurt
The Meek
Metacarpolis
Miamaska
Mock Girl
Modest Medusa (m w f) (was here)
Monsterkind
Monster Pulse
Monster Soup
Moth
Multiplex
Mystery Babylon
Namesake
Nerf This
Never Saw That Coming
Nimona
933 Dollars
No Need For Bushido
No Pink Ponies
Not A Villain
Not Invented Here
Ode
Odori Park
Oh, Goodie
O Human Star
Olympus Overdrive
One Girl Guy Army
Out of My Element
Overcompensating
Paradigm Shift (may be abandoned)
Paranatural
Pilli Adventure
P. I. Jane
Platinum Grit
Power Nap
Prague Race
Puck (was here)
Punch an' Pie
Rachel and Penny
Real Cane Sugar
Red Moon Rising
A Redtail's Dream
Requiem
Road Apples Almanac
Run Freak Run
Sandra And Woo
Sandra On The Rocks
Sakana No Sadness
Sarah Zero
Schlock Mercenary
Scout Crossing
Selkie (m th)
Sidekick Girl
Skadi
Skin Deep
Skullkickers
Slightly Damned
Slimy Thief
Sluggy Freelance
Shi Long Pang, the Wandering Shaolin Monk
So Damn Bright
Solstoria (read in 2015)
Something Something Life (w)
Sourcery 101
Spare Keys For Strange Doors
Star Cross'd Destiny
Starpower
Subhuman Sanctuary
Superbitch
Supermassive Black Hole A*
Supernormal Step
Table Titans
Tails
Tara Normal
Threads From The Blue Rock Tapestry
Tnemrot
Toilet Genie
The Trenches
Trying Human
Turbo Defiant Kimecan
Twenty Four Seven
Twice Blessed
Twilight Lady
Two Kinds
Unearth
Unlife
Valkyrie
Vex
Walking On Broken Glass
The Watcher of Yaathagggu
What's Shakin'
Widdershins (there ought to be at least on full story done by then)
Wilde Life
Wonder Momo
Woodson
Woody After Hours
Zap
Zombie Roomie


in the middle of these, and they are taking forever:

Bruno the Bandit
Dustin
Frazz
Gunshow (going backwards)
The Illustrated Guide To The Law (waiting for the Criminal Procedure section to be finished)
Left-handed Toons
Sinfest
Promises, Promises
Unshelved


Okay, listen, these are all good comics, but somehow I just dont bother reading them. It's not them, it's me. Really.

Citric Comics
The Devil's Panties
Sam And Fuzzy (m w f)
3eanuts
Wondermark


These are finished, or no longer updating (or at least dont seem to be), or something, but are still worth reading the archives:

The Abaddon (finished, I guess)
The Adventures of Superhero Girl (hiatus till forever)
All New Issues (infinite hiatus)
Alone In A Crowd (indefinite hiatus)
Amazing Agent Jennifer (finished, sequelled in Amazing Agent Luna)
The Amazing and Remarkably True Adventures of Kim and Amy (may be kaput)
Apple And Kiwi (abandoned?)
Artifact
Artiste Gullible (abandoned)
Astray (abandoned)
Avalon (finished - abruptly)
Bagdrop (finished - abruptly)
Bashert (had a baby)
The Big Crunch (abandoned)
Big Fat Whale
Bite Me (finished)
Blip (hiatus? Dead?)
Bobwhite (finished)
Bravoman (finished)
Bucko (finished)
Cardigan Weather
Co-ed
Corporate Skull (probably abandoned)
College Roommates From Hell - (now CRFH, and rebooted-ish)(or not)
Comic Rantz (last updated June 6, 2012)
Copper
Dar (finished)
Darwin Carmichael is Going To Hell finished
Dawn of Time (finished)
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
Dominic Deegan, Oracle For Hire (finished)
Demonology 101 (finished)
A Dollar Late And A Day Short (totally erratic; I've read thru 1-27-15)
Doublefine
Eat That Toast (abandoned?)
Ellerbisms (finished)
Errant Story (finished)
The Everyday
Exploitation Now
Failure To Fire (ended, but doesnt end)
Fans (finished, I guess)
For Lack Of A Better Comic (abandoned)
Garanos
Gin And Comics (abandoned?)
Girly (finished, NSFW)
Greystone Inn
Hatefarm (finished or abandoned?)
Hanna Is Not A Boy's Name
Let's Be Friends Again (abandoned)
Jerk-Off Comics (abandoned in favor of animation?)
Jigworthy (finished)
Kinokofry
Khaos Komics (finished?, but with some other NSFW stuff here)
Kiosk: Life In Neutral (might update once every few months)
The Konamis (abandoned?)
The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal (finished)
The Loneliest Astronauts (finished)
Merceneiress (finished... probably)
Mitch Clem's various works: Nothing Nice To Say, My Stupid Life, San Antonio Rock City (all kind of abandoned, though he could come back to them... again.
Narbonic (the Director's Cut) (finished) -- and, related: Lil' Mel
Nobody Scores (abandoned, I guess)
One Of Those Days
One way (finished)
Out At Home (finished)
Ozzie And Millie
Pants Are Overrated (finished)
Penny And Aggie (finished)
Perry Bible Fellowship
Pinky TA
Pirates of Mars (m th)
Planet Karen
Queen of Wands (finished)
Quiltbag (abruptly ended)
Red String (finished)
Rob and Elliot (abandoned?)
Scarf, by Emmy Cicierega
The Secret Life Of A Journal Comic
Serenity Rose (3 chapters finished - will there be more?)
Shortpacked (m w f) (finished)
Sidewalk Bubblegum (finished, political, still relevant)
Sin Titulo (finished)
Smithson
Snowflakes (finished?)
Spacetrawler (finished)
S.S.Myra (sooo NSFW)
Starslip (finished)
Striptease
Torch (appears to have been abandoned)
Treading Ground (m w f) (finished)(see The Idle State, abandoned)
A Twisted Line (abandoned?)
The Vortex Machines (finished)
We The Robots
Wanderlost (ended)
Yu+Me: Dream (finished)

The previous list can be found here.


* I been reading a lot of manga, which is and isnt the same thing.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Dave's 2014 book list

"If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads."

Fran├žois Mauriac

Books I've read this year ("NF" denotes "non-fiction"):

Anderson, Poul - The High Crusade
Ashenburg, Katherine - The Dirt On Clean -NF-
Baker, Jo - Longbourne
Benneton, Nina - Compulsively, Mr Darcy
Caine, Rachel - Terminated
Caine, Rachel - Two Weeks Notice
Caine, Rachel - Working Stiff
Carriger, Gail - the Finishing School series (so far)
Carriger, Gail - the Parasol Protectorate series
Carrington, Tori - Dirty Laundry
Carrington, Tori - Sophie Metropolis
Child, Lee - The Killing Floor
Crusie, Jennifer - Fast Women
Crusie, Jennifer - Maybe This Time
Cushman, Anne - Enlightenment For Idiots
Ellis, Ann Dee - The End, Or Something Like That
Eulberg, Elizabeth - Prom + Prejudice
Fairview, Monica - The Darcy Cousins
Gourgey, Bill - Glide
Greanias, Thomas - Raising Atlantis
Green, John - Looking For Alaska
Gruenenfelder, Kim - A Total Waste Of Makeup
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe - Near A Thousand Tables -NF-
Harris, Charlaine - After Dead
Jewell, Lisa - The Truth About Melody Brown
Lake, Jay - Mainspring
Lawson, Jenny - Let's Pretend This Never Happened -NF-
Levangie, Gigi - The Seven Deadlies
Lutz, Lisa - The Last Word, aka Spellman, The Next Generation
MacLeod, Ken - Cosmonaut Keep
MacLeod, Ken - Dark Light
MacLeod, Ken - Engine City
McHale, D. J. - Storm
Mingle, Pamela - The Pursuit of Mary Bennett
Meyer, Marissa - Cinder
Meyer, Marissa - Cress
Meyer, Marissa - Scarlett
Mohr, Melissa - Holy Shit: A Brief History Of Swearing -NF-
Pierson, C. Allyn - Mr Darcy's Little Sister
Pratchett, Terry + Baxter, Stephen - The Long Mars
Rich, Nathaniel - Odds Against Tomorrow
Scott, Melissa - Dreamships
Shimoda, Todd - The Fourth Treasure
Sipher, Devan - The Scenic Route
Stevenson, D. E. - Miss Buncle Married
Stevenson, D. E. - Miss Buncle's Book
Stevenson, D. E. - The Two Mrs Abbotts
Street, Mary - The Confessions Of Fitzwilliam Darcy

Web comic archives read*:

Brad Guigar's Greystone Inn and Evil, Inc.
Dominic Deagan, Oracle For Hire
Dead Winter
Fans
Requiem
Serenity Rose
Slightly Damned
The Norm (start here)
Road Apples Almanac





YOU OTHER READERS CAN’T DENY
WHEN A BOOK WALKS IN WITH A GOOD PLOT BASE
AND A BIG SPINE IN YOUR FACE YOU GET SPRUNG
WANNA PULL OUT YOUR PENS
‘CAUSE YOU NOTICED THAT BOOK WAS DENSE
READING, HALF-RIMS I’M WEARING
I’M HOOKED AND I AIN’T CARING
OH BABY I WANT AN E-READER
AND A MEANINGFUL METER
MY TEACHERS TRIED TO TRAIN ME
THAT BOOK YOU GOT MAKES ME SO BRAINY

(source)




* Actually, there are a lot more than this, these are just the major ones

Saturday, December 20, 2014

a christmas ghost story


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