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There is a new Near and Far comic up! Be sure to check it out, and digg us! We love to feel the love!


Also, so it doesn't look like I ONLY shill for myself, Chicks Dig Time Lords was released today, and is available at all your favorite online booksellers, as well as direct from the publisher. This is an awesome release from a small publisher, so please support them! Also, there is a big section of Torchwood Babiez.

I know there are Doctor Who and Torchwood fans here! So don't forget your copy. :)
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Hey all! We've got a con coming up (Connecticon 2009 in Hartford Ct, July 31, Aug 1, Aug 2) and Aaron and I wanted to sell some shirts! These are 3 designs we've come up with! Would you buy any of them? Multiple designs? Hate them all? We need feedback! :)

The price of each would be $20, which includes S&H if people wanted one and couldn't make it to the con. Sizes would be M, L, XL, and XXL. Black shirt with white type on a fruit of the loom 50/50 Tee. :)

Pie of Truth

All the Answers

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I'm just going to start talking and we'll see how far I get before I run out of energy and fall asleep. Since it's been a while since I had, you know, a real update.

Let's see. I hardly even know where to begin.

Oh, yeah.

NEAR AND FAR IS BACK! After our month long break during which I didn't get as much done as I should (sorry, Aaron, I wuv you!), there is a brand new, totally awesome comic, which you need to go check out right now! Get our page hits up! Back with a fury and all!

Last Tuesday, June 2, I went to my great aunt and uncle's to celebrate my great grandmother Bonnie's 102nd birthday party. We had barbecue and cake and she got a lot of cards and some flowers. I must say, she's looking pretty well for a centenarian:

Great Grandma Bonnie

(Picture by Mom.)


I'm still in school. All summer. I got a 2 week break and then it was back to classes for speedbuilding, which I am finding frustrating and difficult. I wouldn't hesitate to say that I'm annoyed and discouraged with the whole thing. I KNOW that I just have to keep practicing and I can do just fine at it. But it's frustrating to practice when I know I suck, and I can't get better without practicing....

So basically, it's a long slog. Nothing really new to report, except that I'm spending a lot of time with that, my realtime technology class, and legal terminology. Which ... I guess ... even though this is what I want to do... none of those classes are particularly what I'd call fun and enjoyable. Is THIS what college was SUPPOSED to be like?! Is THIS why I can't use my degree for anything?!


Weddings, weddings, everywhere.

May 30th my long-time dear friend Elizabeth got married to her sweetheart Nathan. They tied the knot at his parents' place in Bethany, MO. It was a really nice service, during which I stood at the front and wished my heels weren't sinking into the ground. The pastor did work a Princess Bride marriage reference in, though, so I think it was worth it! Well, for me, I mean. It was definitely worth it for Elizabeth and Nathan.

This is my favorite picture of me and her, from after the ceremony:

Elizabeth and Rachel

Then June 6th, my long ago ex, Michael, and his mini-Michaele, tied the knot just outside of Fredonia. Boy it was nice to only have to go half as far to see my college crowd. They had a really pretty location by the water, lots of flowers, bumblebees buzzed around the bridesmaids.... Got to introduce Chris to some more of my old crowd and it was just a good chance to talk and catch up with a bunch of people.

The last two weekends in June will be taken up with more weddingly-activities, these times for my friend Heather. Only one more bouquet toss to dodge!


That's pretty much it. Or at least all I can think about now that it's time for me to go to sleep.... I haven't been online a LOT, but I seem to manage to throw a few updates out to twitter and/or facebook. So that's that.

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Well, we are almost up to 50 comics on Near and Far, and, experimental as the whole thing has been, we are looking at taking a short hiatus to re-evaluate the amount of time going into the comic. Don't worry! We'll be back!

In the meantime, we're looking for some guest art to go up, so that we'll have continued content during the break.

So all of you who read this blog and perhaps the comic as well... any interest in putting up some of your artwork? We will take either character artwork or create your own comic, whichever you are inspired to do! A link will be provided to whatever comic, blog, or website you use for your own work.

If you would like to do some guest art or a guest comic, email me at! Do it! You know you want to!
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Last night I had a dream that I started a new comic. I think I started it with Aaron again cause he was really annoyed about all the drawing styles involved. But it totally made sense because...

The comic was about a coalition of webcomic characters unionizing over some outrage in the cyberworld. I'm not too clear on the details. So there was art from all sorts of recognizable comics. There was T-Rex and Tycho, sitting down with characters from PvP and Questionable Content, and in walks a stick figure in a hat....

But there was also a lot of guest art and lots of little start up comics that wanted cameos cooperated... it was good times.
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001. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
002. I will respond by asking you ANY five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
003. You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
004. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
005. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

From [ profile] ladytairngire

1. What's with you and your Mom?

Mom and I are tight. She's one of my best friends. We talk all the time about most everything. If I haven't had a chance to talk with her for a few days I find that we can sit and catch up and share ideas for hours. If I haven't seen her for a few weeks we take a day to adjust to each other again, during which time we'll snap at each other and get annoyed easily--before we get our zen back on and are best buddies again. There are still a few things that I get embarrassed to talk to her about, due to a lifetime of her being my mother... but most of the time I think of her as just another good friend.

2. What is one topic your friends and family know better than to let you get started on...

The third Harry Potter movie or the third Xmen movie.

3. What do you imagine you will be like as an old lady?

I hope I'll be a little like Purple Grandma--noticeable quirky, perhaps, but still sharp and strong.

purple g

4. You've got $100 gift certificate for Victoria's Secret. What do you buy?

Bras bras bras! Actually, bra bra bra. 3 bras I'm pretty sure would use up $100 with very little left over.

5. What do you think about when you can't fall asleep?

Valentino Just Isn't Doing It For me

No, but seriously, I tend to think a lot about writing. The only reasons I usually can't fall asleep are if I've got a lot to do and I'm worried about remembering it all, or if I'm thinking about a story and I keep having new ideas about it and want to keep working on it... and sometimes I just get up and write if that's the case.
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Hey everybody!

Check out, because RIGHT NOW we are having a contest, and the winner gets CUSTOM ARTWORK by Aaron! Anything you want!

All the rules are in the blog under today's pin up poste---comic!
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Lady T!


I need to talk to you both!

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This is my favorite comic so far:

Valentino Just Isn't Doing It For Me
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OH MY GAWD! A whole page of my blog and no mention of Near and Far!!!!!

That's better! Check it out! ;)
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I really won't keep spamming your friends pages with updates about Near and Far -- did you notice how restrained I have been all week? No? Well I was.

Anyway -- today is my favorite SO FAR! Check it out!

But I really am going to try to contain myself and chill on the matter of nagging you about it. Even though I want to remind the entire internet every time we update!

But remember, you can get an LJ feed for the comics if you want! It will just post to your friends page like a normal post with a link to the comic and the blog that went with the comic. You can join by going here:

Just click the link that says "Add this feed to your friends list for news aggregation" and you'll be all set forever!

Also, if you see a comic you like, or if you just like the overall comic, it would be a huge favor to me if you would pass the link along. Right now we are just getting started, but we have some fun and HILARIOUS strips coming up, and the best thing we can do is get the word out. All hits are good hits! So please spread the word!
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There's been a slight problem with the updates to the comic... something about the cache not clearing out fast enough, so people couldn't see the new comics right away.

This SHOULD be fixed now, thanks to our Mighty Webmaster. So to show your appreciation for that... be sure and check out tonight's comic! :D
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We've had two successful Near and Far updates! Guys, that's like... more than one comic that you can look at in a row now! If you were waiting for a good time to check it out, this is it!

And these friendly reminders from me can't keep going on forever... cause you know... I gotta write the comic... yeah. But FORTUNATELY there is a livejournal RSS feed, so you will get the update right on your friends page!

You can add it here:

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It's official everyone! Near and Far has started! Was it worth the wait? OF COURSE IT WAS!

So go check it out: !


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