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Howdy and happy Dumb as a Monday
This weekend... I did not enjoy this weekend, It was just one of those weekends where you wake up and you are just trying to hide your hate for the whole world and the best way to try that is to stay in your room and watch movies and tv shows.
This weekend I watched:
A Bucket of Blood: A 1960s horror movie staring Dick Miller as a helpless loser (who may have been slightly mentally challenged) who starts murdering people and disguising them as art. Neallys Rating 4/5
Fall of the House of Usher: the classic staring Vincent Price who is tormented by his family home. it was pretty decent if you like slower older movies. 3/5 Neals
Bunk Season 1: A fake game show where comedians go on and get asked a series of questions. The concept somewhat sounds stupid... but it is a really funny show If you havent I would ive it a chance. 5/5 laughy laughs.
Hell on Wheels season 1: A cowboy show that I hadnt heard about and me and my roommate decided to give a show, with positive results! If you like westerns definitively give it a shot. 4/5 Little Indians
Breaking Bad Season 5 episodes 1 and 2: So this was one I was hesitant to watch while I was in a gruffy mood since previously I know the show while excellent deals in many things that end up with me feeling strung out and kind of antsy. The first 2 episodes however werent all that bad and actually left me feeling ok... or as ok as I was previously. 5/5 Methamphetamines
Bill Burr You People are all the same: Bill Burrs stand up special Bill Burr is not my favorite comedian but he is funny and I liked this special more then previous ones I have seen of him.
anyways that is what I did this weekend.
Fri 03 August
reMIND Vol 2: Kickstarter
About a year ago I became aware of a comic called reMIND by Jason Brubaker ( who also runs the site/podcast "Making Comics" where you can hear from comic writers/artists and find tips to making your own webcomic .) with . It was on the web posted at reMINDblog.com. I knew I enjoyed that concept and art of the comic but couldn't get myself to sit and read it on the website. Never the less I started following Jasons RSS Feed and his Twitter.
After following him a while he mentioned that some of the printed copies of his book were going to be on sale due to having small damages when they were shipped to him. I ordered a copy and as soon as it arrived I sat down and just read through the whole book.
I personally find books easier to read then text on computer screens or ipoddys but I think part of the reason it was easier for me to zoom through the book is I think Jason wrote/designed/illustrated the book to be a BOOK. So it flows the way a book should flow and not the way a computer should flow.
Then a little later on a little before I started releasing The Tales of Whimsy I wrote a few comic creators I knew of and respected to let them have a look at it before anybody else… AND HE WROTE BACK!
"Hey Neal. Thanks for the email and letting me see your new webcomic. I really like the site and how you are displaying the pages as if they are in a book.
I didn't read through it but I will book mark your site for when you start posting to remind myself to check it out every now and then. Good luck with everything! Talk soon."
Sure it isn't the BIGGEST thing in the world but you know he still spent a bit of his time on me and my little project that is something that shouldn't be taken for granted.
The first books story is about a girl named Sonja and her cat named Victuals who gets brain swapped with a underground dwelling Lizard-Man who's love was turned into a rat… it covers how all that happened.
It ended on a cliffhanger so I am happy the 2nd book is getting made. I would say "finally" but since I work on my comics and know it takes forever it is actually being released fairly speedily. (I was just extremely surprised speedily was a real word) I also know that a lot of effort is put into making these books something special from every page to the cloth spine.
The Kickstarter runs till Aug 22nd so please go and check it out… I really like getting the book at this point. I like knowing my $25 doesn't just buy me a copy of the book but also goes into the book being made.