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Go Go Weekly: May 2nd, 2021

Here we are, another week of updates! As life gets busier, I anticipate I won’t be able to make as many comic strips in a week, but so far the opposite has proved true: the busier I am, the more ideas I have to make into comic strips. My class officially starts back up this week so it may be optimistic to think I can keep up 5-7 strips a week. PLUS! Oh man, I want to make a choose your own adventure book! So bad. So if I start that, you can expect to see some progress shots here!

Seriously, what a stupid program! “We’re gonna NOT do this really good thing for the environment unless you use our loyalty card.” It’s like… You’re still getting money, so maybe you should just do it anyways? People who are loyal to gas stations?? that’s a strange idea to me.

On real Kraft boxes, the serration doesn’t even go through the second layer of cardboard, it’s just superficially scored on the first layer. What’s the point?!

Other than making all those comics, this week I spent a little time making a new “vine brush”. There are some things that I enjoy drawing, and there are some things that are tedious. I’m not big on drawing backgrounds for example- some of my friends LIVE for backgrounds but that is not me. Anyways, when that is the case, I like to make brushes like this vine brush to help lighten the load of how long it takes to draw backgrounds. In the “Royalbot” comic, the background crowd in panel three is a “crowd brush” I made. Instead of drawing and having a line come out of the stylus, you pull the pen across the screen and voila! A crowd (or vines, or cityscape, or or or) appears. I’ve made quite a few of these in Clip Studio. They can be a time saver, but they aren’t for any and every situation.

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Health drinks

I’m not sure why we always drank ginger ale when we were sick, but for a long time, it made me not like ginger ale. Bad associations! AND THEN I discovered drinking ginger ale on airplanes- for some reason it tastes AMAZING on an airplane! It’s not quite the same down below but it was enough to recalibrate my tastes so that I now enjoy ginger ale.
“Health drink” is such an interesting concept. Like booster juices: just because you add a scoop of protein powder, it doesn’t mean that all the sorbet and sugar that’s in the smoothie just magically goes away! I mean they are still delicious, but healthy? Hmm.

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Happy “buy rob an ice-cream cake” day!

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I’m sure i’ve told this story here before, but what-the-hey, i’ll tell it again.
So bad at pranking and getting pranked am I, that one year, living in a two bedroom apartment with three other guys, my roommates officially declared it “buy rob an ice-cream cake” day because… Well, it all goes like this.

Rent is due on the first of each month, so when I paid the rent, my landlord said to me “The police stopped by looking for Andrew.  Seemed important.  Are you guys up to anything sketchy?”  And we weren’t up to anything sketchy, but we were breaking TONS of rental rules (we painted, kinda… made a whole in the carpet, we had 2 extra guys living there, etc)  So I phone Andrew, who was at work, and passed along the message.  My landlord really did make it seem like a big deal, and so I thought it was!  I mean, he’s our landlord!  SO!

I called Andrew, gave him the message, and he was in a bit of a panic understandably so, and I left it with him and head into work.  At the time, work was an intense 10 hour day at the church I currently work at that consisted of prepping and planning the music for Wednesday night and Sunday morning, meeting with as many team members for lunch/coffee as I could, and about a million other odd-jobs.  When I got to work, I got a phone call from a different one of my room mates telling me that the girl I was ABSOLUTELY head-over-heels for had come up to him, asked about me, and given him a note to give to me!  At this point, I think I had had one or two interactions with her, where I learned her name and that she didn’t follow library rules… so! I WAS ECSTATIC!  and I was bragging about it to everyone at church!  and thinking about it all day long, and all night, until I eventually got to go home, and found out it was just an april fool’s day prank.

The WORST part, for me, was that it was a retaliatory prank!  Because, when Andrew phoned the cops and they were all, “We don’t know who you are or what your are talking about, we weren’t asking after you”, he thought I pranked him and pranked him good… And so my three other roommates came up with a way to get me back!  But I hate pranks, and would never knowingly prank anyone.  So, I was pretty disappointed, heart-broken even.  And pretty mad too.  So they bought me an icecream cake to cheer me up!  And it did the job.

Long story!  and I eventually married Diana, who was the girl I thought I got a note from, so that worked out too.  And the library rule she breaks, aside from talking at full volume, is eating food in the library!  CRAZY I KNOW.