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OLD NEWS SECTION – ARCHIVED NEWSPOSTS
Hey, it’s that time of year again, and this time I remembered to follow traditions! April Fools! Uber-Thanks to Darrell Stark of Lunchtable for creating such a great guestcomic. To see me riff on his comic, head out here.
I should probably take the time to explain what’s been going on with me in recent times, in case you’ve been wondering about the missed updates and so on and so forth…
As this filler material tried to explain, I am nearing the end of my University course, and have my final exams this month and next month (wish me luck). Updates may be a bit patchy during these times. I’ll also be doing less on other pursuits, such as Insult to Injury, the blog I run with David and Graeme, where we braindump our thoughts and reviews about comic books.
I will try to update WUS as often as I’m able. Take care, and sit up straight when I’m talking to you, dammit!
Jeez, it’s been a while. For those of you not in the know about why the comic hasn’t been updating, and why I haven’t been around, you can consult a strip I put up yesterday (that didn’t upload on time), which explains it all.
The final result of all of this is that in order to make up for my neglect and the other stuff, which wasn’t actually my fault, there will be two extra comics this week. That’s right – in addition to today’s comic, there will also be one on Wednesday and one on Thursday.
Erm, hello… Sorry about the useless filler material on Friday, I was a bit of a mess. Between an extra class that I don’t usually have, and just generally feeling a bit under the weather, I just couldn’t quite get my act together… It happens, y’know. Y’all be cool now, y’hear?
So, design tweekage. Whaddya think?
Naturally, considering this man is a God in my personal pantheon, or something… Found via The Johnny Bacardi Show. Cheers!
Arg. I’m a bit of a mess right now, and I’ve been meaning to put up a lengthy newspost here for ages, so I might as well do it now, or I’ll never get it done. Also, apologies for the late update today!
I’ve actually updated the About and Cast pages. I’m not done with the About page, as I want to add a few things, and I’m curious to know if I should add an FAQ to it. There aren’t really any Frequently Asked Questions about WUS that spring to mind, but I’m open to suggestions for what people would consider useful stuff to go in one.
Anyone checking the links page will have noticed a link to OverClocked ReMix, a site that offers remixed versions of music from computer games from various platforms, current and obsolete. I mentioned the site and a few tunes I liked back on my now abandoned blog. One tune I never got around to linking to was a ReMix by Shion Tanaka from the game Flashback. Flashback was a game I loved to bits, back in the good ol’ days of the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis for the international crowd). Anyway, this tune didn’t really mess with a tune I really liked. It brought it out more. And just for hoots and grins, I’ll also mention this version of the theme from Monkey Island.
Hrm, I had a few other things I was going to mention, but I think I’ll leave it for now…
I would just like to point out that Kevin Magpoc has hit the nail on the head with an electric hammering machine.
I just wanted to say a quick apology for the lateness of today’s strip. I think it was worth it, and hope you like it too.
You may notice a slight change in the link buttons on the left of this text. Basically, I’d been meaning to link to Lunchtable and Idget for ages, as well as taking down links to comics I’m either bored with, or that I feel there’s no point in linking to (after all, who’s the obscure one: me or Scary Go Round?). I am still linking to a few sleeping, possibly dead comics, but that’s only because I hope that they’ll get back in the game.
I’ve tweaked the links page slightly as well.
Those of you who actually bother to check the WUS Asylum Yahoo Group, may have noticed the outbreak of weirdness that happened last week, when the group was flooded by messages urging people to donate money to Islamic, Anti-Jewish causes. It was very odd, using odd phrases, like “Jewish Nazism”, which is a concept I can’t quite get my head around… It made me think of that Simpson’s episode with that McBain skit. You know the one. “McBain to base! Under attack from Commie-Nazis!”. Anyway, I deleted it all, and would like to add another apology here to those members of the group who have the messages sent to them. WUS Asylum is now restricted membership, and only members may post.
Since I’ve abandoned both versions of Held Accountable (and you’ll probably get some recycled short posts here), I’ll simply publicly drool over the Hellboy trailer here. It’s a very fine comic, and it should be a very fun movie. Probably better than any other comic movie, for the simple fact that it wasn’t franchised out to a director, it was a director who championed it. And a very good director at that. Now, if I can just finish off my collection of Hellboy TPB’s before the new, not-as-good, covers roll of the press… (Fourth article down)
BTW, a small suggestion to Morrowind PC fans – if you get bored, swap out the music MP3’s with your own. Just copy and rename. Well, I have to find some way to distract myself from the fact that we won’t be getting Legacy of Kain: Defiance ‘till February…
Well, that’s enough for now. I’m off to gorge myself on borrowed episodes of CSI and The Sopranos. Take care all.
“What are we supposed to use – harsh language?”
Sorry I missed Tuesday’s update, but here’s a very special Halloween re-enactment of Aliens. I’ll try and get this thing back onto a more regular schedule (and not use photo’s on a slow week…well, maybe once more). Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
UPDATE: Sorry, today’s went up even later than I intended as I was having problems logging in, but you would know that if you checked the group. Again, sorry.
I know I haven’t been around much late. Things kind of got on top of me. Between illness, university and just general worries about the state of this strip, I couldn’t find it in me to get something turned out. I apologise for not bothering to mention the absence in advance, or even when it was happening, but it really was unplanned. On the plus side, no computer games factored into this absence. I’d imagine people wouldn’t be feeling very nicely towards me if I blew this off for something like that.
Anyway, I’m back. Things resume. Onward.
Yes, I am aware that I am horribly, horribly late with yesterdays comic. I dunno what happened. That’s life, I guess…
Hiya gang! Sorry about the lack of an update on Tuesday, there was something of an upset in the real world, so I didn’t have the time to do anything. Well, actually, I suppose I did, but with everything going on, I was slightly distracted. Plus, my hideous addiction to Morrowind hasn’t helped. It’s much easier than thinking…or having a real life.
How in the name of Frank Quitely did I get addicted to a fantasy-themed game? It seems so wrong to me… I blame Ian McConville of MacHall for it. His Mog comic was what kicked all this off. Well, I suppose Sega have to take the blame too, since they haven’t released Phantasy Star Online to the PC, and the DreamCast servers are dead. I was missing an addiction in my life… Well, at least, one that was digital, me being a major comic fiend and all.
Anyway, enough rambling excuses! Time to buy some comics and play more Morrowind. Take care all, see you Tuesday!
My God, things are like the fabled summers of my youth around here. It takes two hours to do anything. Time is made of molasses, or cream cheese or something, I dunno. Anyway, consider the slight delay in getting today’s strip up because of the weather. It’s a poor excuse (well, if it had been a blizzard or superstorm or something, then fine, but because it’s sunny?…).
In conclusion, Morrowind good.
Yeesh, I’m running uber-late with this. Maybe the hiatus wasn’t such a good idea – I think I’ve forgotten how this business works… Anyway, due to my lack of functional brainpower, instead of your average WUS you get one of those kind.
Breakpoint City has been celebrating it’s third year, and, being the incredibly generous guy that he is, Brian Emling chose to do so by creating another huge cameo comic. Now, who could that in the blue uniform be?
(For those not in the know, the other huge cameo comic can be found here)
I meant to do one to send him a guest comic in time for the celebrations, but I didn’t. I made one last night, which is another reason why WUS is late today… Anyway: My BPC Comic, which is a “thank you” allowing Grant to appear in BPC. Brian Emling, ladies and jellybeans, nicest cartoonist this side of the anit-matter universe… Don’t ask.
Apologies. It’s been a while since I did any news, mostly dropping the occasional comment into the Yahoo Group instead, so I’m sorry if you hadn’t looked there on the days where I had been late.
So, it won’t have escaped your attention that I’ve been a bit late with most updates, and I even missed one last week. To be honest, I’ve been kind of burned out with real life stuff of recently, and I need a chance to catch my breath. There’s loads of stuff I meant to do here and for my new Blog (more on that another time). Instead, I’ve got nothing done (well, nothing you’d know of), and have turned into a big, exhausted mess.
I just need some time to think.
So, this time next week I should have completed sorting myself out, and will resume running this littler corner of the web.
I’m still reachable by mail or by the group, so if you need to get in touch, it’s ok.
Take care, and I’ll be back before you know it.
He was good, as dinobeasts go, and as dinobeasts go, he went. School’s out kiddies, time to get aimless for summer. Any comments on that mad action interlude can go to the usual addresses.
I am a very busy man, I am. I’ve been working on this story. I’ve been neglecting Held Accountable, but I’m working on it. I’ve been working at my job. I’ve been doing stuff for Uni.
I’ve added a couple of webcomics which I’ve been enjoying to the links page. The first is Dana Calvert’s Minimum Security High School (or MSHS as it seems to be preferred to be called, which is confusing because I couldn’t remember if it was Minimum or Maximum). The second is McVille by Tom McLean. One has a guy with an axe in his head; the other has a rabid wolverine stalking the corridors. I’ll let you find you which for yourselves.
I’ve been mildly neglectful of doing these newsposts, and there are a few things I’d been meaning to mention lately… Except that I’ve been working on a kind of online journal thingie, which I call Held Accountable. Yes, I know, it’s my old Geocities site - don’t hate me for it.
Yet more real life inspired fun. Again, these are real slogans that were on campus in November, although, after digging out an article in the student newspaper, I realised that I messed up the first one, since I was working from memory. The actual graffiti read “Are You Pregnant With Abortion Or Mental Menopause”. The funniest one, which I will not attempt to mimic, since it won’t come off what I’m trying to do, was a pitiful attempt at copying the album cover or Rage Against the Machine’s ‘the Battle of Los Angeles’. It’s actually appeared again, although slightly better, but now it’s part of the anti-war protesting, as opposed to the previous anti- education establishment stuff.
Onto the poll…
The results ended up being:
Grant – 2 votes
Brody – 1 vote
Rebus – 1 vote
Ferris – no votes
Peter the Bastard – 3 votes
The Dinobeast – 3 votes
The one in the background based on me – 2 votes
Howcome I haven’t been in the background? – no votes
That girl with the hair (no, not that one, the other one) – no votes
I’ll admit that I was taken aback with that, but I think I said that in a previous newspost.
Anyway, enough for now. Peace Y’all…
The graffiti in today’s strip is loosely inspired by some that I actually saw last year. I’ll be explaining more about that when I get the chance, as well as putting up the vote results.
Things are just kind of weird right now…
Sorry about the late update, but look up at the top of the page! Yeah, that’s right, come back here Tuesday. Updates now twice weekly.
I’ve taken down the link to the poll, thanks to all of you who voted. I’ll talk more about that on Tuesday, I hope.
Also, a minor piece of news that amused the hell out of me; Someone recently confessed that she had been in a lift (an elevator to you non-Brits) with one of the lecturers of whom I hate (the one with the voice I bitched about in a previous newspost). This close proximity and his behaviour at the time allowed her illusions to be shattered, so now she sees that I was right after all.
One at a time, one at a time…the truth shall set you free…
ARCHIVES HAVE BEEN FIXED - THAT IS ALL. OVER AND OUT
Fek! I’m getting too far ahead of myself… Time to deal with the stuff I should have dealt with yesterday…
First things first, Dinobeast named, and the people who named him got to appear as a wee prize. Smile David & Gillian!
Now, the more serious issue is the archives. They appear to be dead for the time being, so we’ll just have to wait and see what the good folks at Keenspace do. Could be worse, go see Drawing A Blank and see how much worse! Skippy, hang in there man!
The other big issue is the new WUS Yahoo Group. I’ve decided to try this and see if people like it any better than the forum. So, if you’re on Yahoo, feel free to join.
Righty ho! The whole “Naming of Dinobeast” event is set for tomorrow, so, Rejoyce!
The poll, the poll, the poll… The poll…you’re all bit mad, aren’t you? Here I am, pouring years of hatred into making evil beings based on actual buggers that have menaced me in the education system over the years, and you lot think the Avatar of Evil is great ?
It’s surely some kind of madness…
One of the most recent inspirations for further evil lecturerdom has a kind of following amongst the girls in his department. They’d all clamour over one another to do naughty things to him, even though he’s an evil spectre, inflicting psychic wounds on the just people of the land.
Apparently it’s his voice… more like the Call of Cthulu … Anyway, he’s neck and neck with the freshly named Dinobeast for now, so we’ll see how it goes…
Also, I added Scary Go Round to the links on the left. Good stuff, have a look.
Arg! When I made the poll the first time I did something to it, which caused it not to work. If you voted when the actual vote was attached to this page it won’t have counted, because I’m inept at HTML. I change it so that now you have to click on the link below. It’s safe now that it’s out of my hands.
Go on, give it a click:
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