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I've been on holiday for a few days, so I've missed all of your news. I caught up on what I could, but it wasn't much. My news is brief and can easily be summarised, thusly:

I drew a weekly strip but I eated it it was a bit fucking depressing so I'm doing some wild colouring on it to compensate, then I'll put it up.

I continue to plan for the Lord of the Rings Eating and Drinking party. Does anyone have tips on lighting Sambuca? I need to make Flaming Balrogs. Also, is Orgeat nice?

I visited London for dinosaurs, satellites and the crack. It was a very nice crack, but I was probably more excited about the dinosaurs.

It turns out our bathroom wall is half cavity, half solid, so putting up the mirrors proved a little more complicated than we thought. Also, ancient drill gave up the ghost eight twelve holes too early.

As it says in the title, and for the five-odd people who are interested, we've moved to the Cape of Good Hope. Hopefully by now this will take none of you by surprise. Food is served until 10pm, staff are lovely, beer is varied and interesting. The new local comic shop is also open till 10pm and a mere five minutes walk from the pub...

Nanowrimo approaches. I plan to spend it breaking all of the rules of Nanowrimo by drawing a comic I've already been working on for some time.

But (and bearing in mind that I did spend 24 hour comics day going to IKEA) I may not even get round to doing that.

P.S. I also got spam entitled "Mildred's obvious cock". Some might say spam, I say -- drawing challenge!


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29th Oct, 2007 00:09 (UTC)
It is good to have a local comic shop. I have bought stuff (ultimates). I also got 'Iron Man: Director of Shield' an issue. I think I am hooked. Presumably they do the 'get this for me in future' thing, but I need to speak to them.
29th Oct, 2007 09:29 (UTC)
Ah, a previously unconsidered advantage of combining the comics and the videos!
29th Oct, 2007 09:35 (UTC)
Maybe you should join NanoMango?
29th Oct, 2007 10:27 (UTC)
Ah ha! I've been wondering what the comics version was called, I couldn't find it anywhere. Cheers for the link.

Although, I'm not sure I'll be able to manage it myself. I was toying with the idea of a sketch in the sketchbook every day... but then I'm supposed to do that anyway and fail!
29th Oct, 2007 13:51 (UTC)
After the expense of this month I can forsee a lot of quiet nights in next month. My eps are 24 pages, but add in two covers and a back-up strip and you're easily on 30.
29th Oct, 2007 09:55 (UTC)
Looking forward to the ghost party
May be around for the other bits - unsure.
Advice for setting fire to alcohol is make sure it's room temp or warmer.
29th Oct, 2007 13:52 (UTC)
Re: Looking forward to the ghost party
Thanks -- there may be a little experimental booze lighting at the ghost party, too...
29th Oct, 2007 16:36 (UTC)
Re: Looking forward to the ghost party
Well - you have to have a dry run obviously
29th Oct, 2007 10:37 (UTC)
I know nothing about it apart from having spotted it in the Moroccan shop just the other day and having seen as far as I can tell it contains almonds.

It's something that Georgette Heyer people drink at Almack's or similar, FWIW.
29th Oct, 2007 13:52 (UTC)
Re: Orgeat
Mmmm, that's where I saw it, too.
29th Oct, 2007 10:38 (UTC)
"Mildred's obvious cock" sounds like it should be a Beano / Dandy strip to me.
29th Oct, 2007 13:53 (UTC)
Well, the punchlines do practically write themselves.
29th Oct, 2007 10:41 (UTC)
Paul Simon earworm, sort of:
"Some people say the sky is just the sky
But I say why, why deny the obvious cock
Why deny the obvious cock"
29th Oct, 2007 13:54 (UTC)
Re: Paul Simon earworm, sort of:
Indeed, one should never deny the obvious cock.

29th Oct, 2007 14:39 (UTC)
"Aquariussss ...and my name is Larry"
If you're having sambuca with friends then pour some into a brandy glass. By cupping the glass for awhile you warm the spirit up (you'll smell the difference) and the fumes light quite easily with a match. Then pour (still flaming) into shot glasses. Sambuca is improved by being warm and the tradition is to add 3 coffee beans as floaters calling for health, wealth & happiness
29th Oct, 2007 15:55 (UTC)
Are you aware of Spamusement? Been quiet for a while now alas.

I don't much like orgeat, but I guess some people must. To me it tastes like marzipan dissolved in barley-water.
31st Oct, 2007 16:44 (UTC)
do I ever

je suis spamusement
je suis spamusement
Weird to note how baby doll nighties have travelled in my brain from the 70s.

I even make my own from time to time.
31st Oct, 2007 17:22 (UTC)
Re: do I ever
24th Mar, 2008 10:17 (UTC)
pub, Tuesday
Cape of Good Hope, still? I might be down this week. -G
24th Mar, 2008 13:54 (UTC)
Re: pub, Tuesday
It will either be there or the Angel and Greyhound. We are being puished around by pub quizzes and poker nights! My mobile number's not changed if you want to check!
25th Mar, 2008 12:29 (UTC)
Re: pub, Tuesday
I think I've lost your mobile # - would you mind bunging me a text (0793 0279372) once you know where you're liable to be?


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