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a primer in basic goose - finished!

And only a week or so too late for the Bristol Comics Expo, too! 

minicomic ! in colour!
minicomic ! in colour!
Oh how cute it that?

 If you click on it, you can read the inside -- at 16 panels, though, it's a little longer (and bigger) than the usual strips. But, you will know more about geese than you could possibly ever need to.

A prize to anyone who knows why the geese are hiccuping when I switch to the advanced lesson. (Note -- it's worth reading to the end of the advanced lesson, even if you expect only ever to have casual contact with geese.) Mmm-mmm, look at that sexy farmgirl gear! Greasy pony-tail, army surplus jumper, blue cords and a lavenham jacket. I'm so glad I don't know how to spell that.

Blame Simon, he suggested it.

Comments

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benchilada
18th May, 2006 18:27 (UTC)
I...dunno.
They've been eating from your compost heap again?
cleanskies
19th May, 2006 10:20 (UTC)
Nope.
Geese in back gardens isn't a very good idea. I don't need to tell you why, surely?
Re: Nope. - benchilada - 19th May, 2006 12:26 (UTC) - Expand
grass wine? - cleanskies - 19th May, 2006 12:28 (UTC) - Expand
autodidactic
18th May, 2006 18:31 (UTC)
I've had a package waiting to go out to you since January!!! :(

I suck, I admit this.

I will send more to make up for it.

Geese in England scare me. We have Canadian geese, and they scare me too, but not as much as the English ones because they look like the ones from fairy tales, and they'll fuck your shit up.

L.
cleanskies
19th May, 2006 10:21 (UTC)
!!!
We have Canada Geese too (they seem to like it here) but they're much smaller and less, um, confrontational than their domestic cousins.
concourse
18th May, 2006 18:33 (UTC)
why the geese are hiccuping
Not connected to their "wormy" nature, I assume
No, for that would be too obvious.

Haven't got a clue. But all this explains why you've been so quiet recently..
cleanskies
19th May, 2006 10:23 (UTC)
that, and a bunch of work exploded on me
-- we're just over the end-of-financial year slow-down and things are all moving again ... it's busy ! oh, and the hiccuping *is* connected to their wormy nature, but I need more details than that!
(no subject) - concourse - 22nd May, 2006 14:07 (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - cleanskies - 22nd May, 2006 15:15 (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - concourse - 22nd May, 2006 15:17 (UTC) - Expand
hip hopera? - cleanskies - 22nd May, 2006 15:27 (UTC) - Expand
It's high class entertainment - concourse - 23rd May, 2006 08:42 (UTC) - Expand
motodraconis
18th May, 2006 19:48 (UTC)
I love the body language of goosegirl - so angsty and angry, much like me 90% of the time. :-)
Raaah! Excellent!
cleanskies
19th May, 2006 10:27 (UTC)
Herding geese. It's boring. I used to practice latin and french on them to pass the time, but it didn't help with the boredom or the langauges. I just started talking french with a goosy accent.
stickismyfriend
19th May, 2006 00:20 (UTC)
fit of the gaggles
very very very entertaining

I loved the random-factor goose "perhaps we should go THIS way?" nnno perhaps we shouldn't

just ...just great!

will you be doing ducks , chickens, turkeys, owls too? - or instant augury perhaps
cleanskies
19th May, 2006 10:33 (UTC)
geese
being sociable, have a bit more language to play with than ducks, who are a bit more shag! food! oi! aaargh! Chickens are a little more complicated. They have a whole lot of small threat noises that are quite distinct. Guinea Fowl are pretty chatty. Turkeys, however, are thick as bricks. Their secret langauge would be very dull indeed.

I've yet to find a decent book on augury -- it's something I'm looking out for.
talking turkey - (Anonymous) - 19th May, 2006 23:54 (UTC) - Expand
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cleanskies
19th May, 2006 10:33 (UTC)
two words
gizzard worm
stylishbastard
19th May, 2006 03:10 (UTC)
Lovely strip. Geese guard warehouses in the town where I'm from. Better than big dogs, I think.
cleanskies
19th May, 2006 10:35 (UTC)
oh yeah
not only do they make an astonishing racket, if you do try and sneak in you'll end up slipping over in the goose shit -- and that stuff is persistent.
zengineer
19th May, 2006 07:09 (UTC)
Cool strip and like the pony tail - it has attitude.
cleanskies
19th May, 2006 10:36 (UTC)
hmmm
Well, I don't think I'll growing one again. It had so much attitude it used to try and strangle me in my sleep.
crazycrone
19th May, 2006 07:52 (UTC)
Scary Little Sods
Can you *really* make eye contact with geese!? Admirably butch.
...I freak out when they do the hissing and running thing. I can see how they're very effective as 'guard dogs.'
cleanskies
19th May, 2006 10:40 (UTC)
well, kind of
It's more like looking directly at them, hard. Their eyes are on the side of their heads, so you might not be looking directly into their mad little eyes. It's a predator thing and makes them nervous (makes most creatures nervous, really).
Re: well, kind of - (Anonymous) - 13th Jun, 2006 08:24 (UTC) - Expand
Re: well, kind of - cleanskies - 13th Jun, 2006 09:21 (UTC) - Expand
andyluke
24th May, 2006 22:50 (UTC)
I was too lazy to comment here so Damians suggestion I review seemed proper.
http://www.bugpowder.com/trs2/06/05/24/a_primer_in_basic_goose_by_jeremy_dennis.html
cleanskies
25th May, 2006 09:07 (UTC)
Looks like someone's hijacked Bugpowder, the site's disappeared.
(no subject) - cleanskies - 25th May, 2006 09:12 (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - andyluke - 25th May, 2006 12:52 (UTC) - Expand
you're looking at a cache I think - cleanskies - 25th May, 2006 13:25 (UTC) - Expand
Re: you're looking at a cache I think - andyluke - 25th May, 2006 13:33 (UTC) - Expand
looks like - cleanskies - 25th May, 2006 13:38 (UTC) - Expand
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