Posts Tagged ‘blog: fiction’.

The Travails of the Free Couch

yes this is the real couch

Comic #1060 is quasi-autobiographical. We had a yard sale over the weekend, and we ran into that problem that always occurs (at least if your brain works like ours): you get stuck with something that’s too good to just throw away, but nobody else wants it.

In our case we have a couch that I got for free ten years ago. It’s a perfectly nice little couch, very comfortable in my opinion, but it was taking up space that we wanted to use for other things, and so we offered it in our yard sale.

Nobody bought it. We have cats, so it’s a little bit scratched up — I understand. But the thrift stores don’t want it for that same reason, and nobody on Craigslist seems to be interested.

It’s a shame! It’s a very serviceable couch, if you don’t mind the scratches, and the somewhat ’90s pattern, and the chance (since it has lived with cats for ten years) that it may contain bonus cat-related mysteries within. What’s life without a little mystery, right??

And even though my actual daily life would be affected no differently if it went to the dump, vs. if it went for free to someone who’d love it, I have enough affection for the couch (and general sense of civic responsibility vis-a-vis recycling) that I wish I could see it go to some use somewhere.

So yesterday I began to think about the lengths I would go to in order to give it away.

Here Are Some Jokes About Batman

Also many kind people such as Neil Gaiman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have recently shared my latest Batman comic! That’s pretty neat to see!

Welcome, new readers; I have done exactly two Batman comics in eleven years, and here’s the other one. Oh and this one about Superman.

Not to say I have entirely ignored the notion of superheroes.

BONUS JOKES: SPACE WARS

BONUS BONUS JOKES:

Essential reading for the Star Wars jape enthusiast: The People’s History of Tattooine.

When I Was A Kid Websites Were Where Spiders Lived

Time for more Twitters similar to last time

Automated Fiction Generator (updated!)

genrefiction

A kind Marksman named Nebu has informed me that, with respect to Wondermark #554 — The Electro-Plasmic Hydrocephalic Genre-Fiction Generator 2000 — the automated version that had once existed (created by a reader) now seems to, er, not exist.

So he made a new one! Thank you, Nebu!

Folks, just visit this link as many times as you like to generate a completely novel, utterly un-derivative piece of genre fiction each and every time. Guaranteed!

[The Automated Genre-Fiction Generator]

[The Genre-Fiction Generator as a 16 x 16" Poster]

Better Olympic Narratives

Like lots of you perhaps, I’m watching bits of the Olympics, and it’s interesting to watch how the same basic narratives are played over and over in an attempt to add drama to the sports. Fundamentally, the Olympics is about world-class athletes competing with one another, so of course they’re all going to be dedicated, and the pride of their country.

But what if…THERE WAS MORE TO THE STORY???

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