Oh hey, that’s right! It’s Monday! I forgot >.<
These holiday weekends can really throw me off – I get so absorbed in all the other crap I’m doing.
Ok, so in other news, I’ve been running a Warhammer 40k Campaign at my local game store. The reason I’m bringing it up? I realized there’s no reason I shouldn’t share the fun with you. I know that some of you out there are Warhammer 40k players, so maybe you can take part and enjoy in it. Here’s a link to the Google Doc. I’ll be putting out a PDF eventually for people to download for free.
Ok, ok you got me. It’s still a Work In Progress and there are a few special missions that I mention but are not included. I’ll be including ALL of that in the final PDF. In the mean time, read it and let me know what you think!
Wow. Wondercon was suberb. Really great fun.
Thanks to everyone who dropped in and said ‘hey’! Hearing from all of you is actually really inspiring.
New comic on Wed, sorry for the “filler” today. More other stuff coming soon!
So here’s a little apology for running so late on friday. (if it’s monday and you don’t see a special comic, go back to friday… You won’t be disappointed… I hope.)
Additionally, In lieu of something actually thought provoking and deep, I present:
Aleric’s Take on Star Trek…
In short, I LOVED IT.
There are more than enough nods and acknowledgments to the original series that the die-hard fans will have more than a few laughs and chuckles. The cast is (almost) perfectly selected and the writing was (for the most part) phenomenal. Extremely well directed, wonderfully performed with exciting effects that drive the story but also give the film a good visceral feel. All in all, the film was a lot of fun.
The bad guy didn’t get enough air time, which is unfortunate. you get enough out of him to understand where he’s coming from, but the story around him remains hollow. A number of times in the film I was really wondering “what is his motivation? What is he really trying to do here?” Fortunately, the most pressing of the questions are answered, but it was really distracting on occasion.
The Writers and Director used a relatively classic Star Trek trick to free them from the cannon-driven narrative. They understood that Star Trek fans carry a lot of baggage around with them of what’s “right” and what’s not. While I won’t really get into what they did or how it works, I’ll say that it did a lot to engage the audience: Trekkies (Trekkors?) will more instinctively understand what’s going on with the cannon, and newcomers to the franchise will simply accept the narrative as presented.
hope you all enjoy it!
This is the 1 year Anniversary for Hell Has Found Me. As a bit of fun, I thought I’d do a special long comic and then add this in too:
We all know that by now, when Aleric has something special going on, he tortures himself with more work. Maybe he’s trying to prove himself to the Webcomics community, but really between you and me, I just think he’s crazy. SO… Aleric is putting on a Captioning contest!
Send in your best captions for this comic, and the winner will receive an “Thwacky Time” T-Shirt and the full set of Buttons! You can EMAIL ME (up at the top under Contact)! Seriously! I want to see all of your ideas!
Remember the Characters are Travinity and Rossi, so just give me what they’re saying and I’ll pick the best one and then share it with you all! This contest will last until Friday, April 10th.
In the mean time, I shall have Pie.
Well that dear friends, is the end of this year’s special Aleric’s Birthday event. Come Monday, it’ll be alright, and we’ll be going back to a 3/week schedule (with apologies to Mr. Buffett).
In case you all forgot, I’m reminding you that during this Labor Day Weekend, I’ll be at Con-x-treme handing out a NEW con-exclusive comic! Additionally, I will have Brand New Ultra-Shiny Hell Has Found Me Buttons for sale there! These nifty little guys are 1.25 inches across, with the fancy pin inside the button metal itself, so it won’t come popping out.
For those who can’t make it to Con-x-treme, don’t worry, I’ll be making these available on the website… soon(ish). In all honesty, I’m probably going to get a few more buttons made and then combine it as a button pack, to make the shipping worth your while.
In the mean time, remember to vote for us! New PDQ on Monday!!
Have a great weekend, I’m going to be helping some friends move on Saturday, and on Sunday, I’ll be working hard to finish some art projects. FUN!
The day creeps ever closer to the conclusion of this series, and similarly ever closer to my 33rd birthday… cue the dramatic chords. In the mean time, enjoy today’s comic! If you need a little help understanding what’s going on, you can go to this link to read the beginning of the current arc and see what’s going on with the update schedule. Remember to vote for us!
Last night, a good number of my friends and I went to a fantastic fondue restaurant, and when we returned, I found this happy little guy on my doorstep:
Yes, that’s right, a young opossum was hanging out in front of my neighbor’s door, which is incidentally directly across from my door. As any normal suburbanite might do, I marveled at the little critter for a short time and took a couple of photos (from a goodly distance away). As any intelligent human might do, after that I circled around and chased off it off by tossing keys against the balcony to scare it off. It obligingly scuttled down the stairs and went on its way.
This did give us the opportunity to meet our new neighbors and introduce them to our cats, one of them being Crash:
Yes, you get to put up with me gushing about animals this evening. I blame the fantastic food, the wonderful company, and the excellent wine. Crash insists on sleeping underneath blankets, usually with the lamb. I don’t get it, but hey, as long as he’s happy, right?
Other cool news, Hell Has Found Me will be at Con-x-treme over Labor day weekend, handing out a NEW con-exclusive comic! Come by and say hello! Some additional great news as it becomes available!
See you there!
Whew! That’s the end of the first week of Aleric’s Special Birthday Present! I hope you’ve been enjoying it. Monday will bring the 2nd half of the comics, and with it a new (special) PDQ… More news about that on Monday!
Additionally, Buzzcomics finally finished their system update, so now their interface is all hip and cool and semi-animated… additionally, they have an updated button system, and I added a new Buzzcomics button over there on the left, so now you can see the rank of HHFM’s standing on BOTH Buzzcomics and TWC.
Remember to vote for us and get your PDQ comic fix!
See you Monday!