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This week's strip is another old one I've pulled out of the vaults. I rescued it mostly because I like the chicken detail! it dates back to late last year, when no matter what I did I seemed to just get iller and iller. There were other things going on, but the thing having the worst effect was the anaemia, which seemed to about half my effective energy. I took iron tablets, I got better. It doesn't always work quite that smoothly but it really was that easy for me. The symptoms (feeling very run down and tired) are easy to mistake for other things (being depressed or recovering from a virus for example) so it's one to watch out for.

complications - detail
complications - detail
Feeling sorry for myself

At lunch time when I was gingerly negotiating a very hot panini, zengineer was talking about his Open University Course and I was struck that I had no idea at all what I'd want to study. "Obvious," he said, "Dinosaurs, fossils, paleontology."

...but, I'm not really interested in that. I mean, dinosaurs -- yes. But I'm not after digging them up and measuring their brain pans. I'm more interested in the role of dinosaurs in culture through history.

But that's not really worth studying, I'd say.


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17th Sep, 2007 14:13 (UTC)
You're looking too gaunt in you more recent strips.

I request a strip involving a celebration of chips! Pizza! Cake!

17th Sep, 2007 17:10 (UTC)
I was pretty gaunt when I wrote that strip -- but it all came back again! Probably the chips, beer, pizza, cake...

17th Sep, 2007 14:16 (UTC)
I'd rather do my own research and writing on stuff I want to know
...because it's mostly about things like 70s British comics or how comics work as a medium, which I reckon I know as much about as many and more than most. I don't expect a course pitched at the relevant level (undergraduate equivalent I assume?) would necessarily be appropriate for what I'd want.

But if I did do a course at an undergraduate level, it might be on something like History, that I gave up at an early point at school but am definitely interested in.
17th Sep, 2007 17:13 (UTC)
I thought I'd probably go for something in the psychology region, as I'm generally interested in that area but went hell for leather down the arts route at A level...
17th Sep, 2007 16:32 (UTC)
I finding the David Attenborough mammals course quite fun so far...
17th Sep, 2007 17:14 (UTC)
is there a practical?
Do you have to do experiments on Cassie and Charlie?

18th Sep, 2007 08:23 (UTC)
Re: is there a practical?
I'm going to test to see how loud they can purr :)
17th Sep, 2007 17:24 (UTC)
I'd like paleontology because I'm interested in evolutionary biology but I understand you have to put in your dues digging stuff up in the pissing rain, like in archaeology, before you can be an academic and sit in a museum and pontificate.

Still thinking of that BSc in creative computing though. On the one hand - £2500. On the other - I have the money, it's just that I don't want to spend it. On the one hand again - a bit of maths involved which I am historically not so good at. On the other - learning to write music apps would be cool.

17th Sep, 2007 22:27 (UTC)
Completely irrelevant, but this:

18th Sep, 2007 09:56 (UTC)
Not irrelevant at all, thank you! xx
18th Sep, 2007 21:35 (UTC)
have you ever tried fashion-style drawings?
I'd really love to see your take
20th Sep, 2007 10:57 (UTC)
Re: clothes
Probably the closest thing is The Golden Age of Fashion which was one of my calendar projects -- this strip gives a favourite from each month).
20th Sep, 2007 23:37 (UTC)
I had not seen these before
REALLY like August - crazy/beautiful linework!
18th Sep, 2007 21:39 (UTC)
recognise icon
I just caught a glimpse of your current tyrannosaur icon
I thought I was looking at an out of focus face behind an outstretched green wooly glove
19th Sep, 2007 06:49 (UTC)
Re: recognise icon
Looks like an out-of-focus bra packet to me (what's behind him)
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