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A brief note on my absence this week…
October 31, 2013
Hi Guys! I just wanted to pop in while I had a minute and let you know that, no – I haven’t forgotten about you! I HAVE however been stretched unusually thin this week, so I haven’t really had an hour or two during the evening with which to make a comic, sadly. It’s been kind of a bummer, to be honest. But the projects I’ve been working on are all very worthwhile, so I gotta do it.
I MIGHT have tried for a comic last night…. but man, lemme tell you. This kid. THIS KID. As the current comic shows, we recently converted Harper’s crib over to a toddler bed. She dictated the change, really – she’s able to climb up on to her changing table, so it’s not like the rail did MUCH. The downside of this, however, is that when she used to wake up for some small reason BEFORE, she might stand up on the side of the crib and whine for a minute to see if we’d come (and when we didn’t, she’d just lay back down and go to sleep)… NOW she’s able to get out of bed, open the door, and call for us. And turn on her light. And get into all sorts of other mischeif. We can manage only so much of it (disable the light switch, put a baby gate in front of the door), but some nights like LAST night, she decides at 3 AM she’s going to start this cycle… and then just doesn’t quit it. Long story short, last night was the first actual sleepless night I’d had in years. I may as well be a zombie.
I know she’ll grow out of it eventually, but it’s crazy frustrating while she’s doing it. Blerg.
The Princess and Mr. Whiffle
October 1, 2013
So today’s comic is a bit of a plug, if you’ll allow me to do so this once. And really, it’s one that’s LONG overdue, but I kind of needed to wait until Harper was old enough to make it work.
As you probably know, my favorite author is Pat Rothfuss, who writes the Kingkiller Chronicle (Name of the Wind, Wise Man’s Fear, and the as-yet-unifinshed Doors of Stone.) and is a particularly all-around nice guy. Anyway, a year or two ago, he wrote this charming illustrated book called “The Adventures of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle“. It looks very much like a kid’s book. But the only good reason to read this book to your kids would be if you desperately want them to have a sleeping disorder. That said, it IS a very fun read, so give it a look!
This book came and went in the first edition a while back, but you can pick up a hardcover second printing from Pat’s website by clicking the link above. And it’s really a worthwhile cause in the end, as all proceeds from the sale go to Worldbuilders, Pat’s charity foundation. (And trust me, you’ll want to buy it from him anyway since copies on Amazon go from $100-$160.)
Slightly more FFXIV Linkshell Information!
September 10, 2013
So, following Liz’ and my first day actually PLAYING Final Fantasy XIV last weekend, I have a few more details for you! The old linkshell is still alive and well on Excalibur, so if you were in it before, you still are! If not, and you’d like to rectify that, have a quick look at the Linkshell Page on the Lodestone: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/linkshell/4503599627404329/.
Anyone you see there with a star and the word “Leader” to the right of their name has the ability to add new folks to the LS, so send them a tell using the social tab (Hit “O” on the keyboard), but try not to be too intrusive. The rules of the ‘shell are simple: Have fun, and don’t be a dick. It’s not a raiding LS or anything like that, it’s just a social channel for readers of the comic to play together.
Now, with that said, I’m actually thinking of staying logged in with my alt for the time being during the day, and many evenings. I’m not really playing as such right now, as I pretty much only play alongside Liz, but if you wanna hop on and get an invite, my character name is “Sagus Rothgin“. Just send me a tell and I can invite you. (Although it looks like you’ll need to be in Gridania for me to do so… hrm.) That’s about it! I look forward to seeing you guys in Eorzea!