December 22, 2008


Just as a quick aside...

I remember once living in Texas... a magical land of cowboys and... cowboys.  And during the winter, when we would get freezing rain and the roads would freeze and cars would go careening into each other and the oft-told story of an old woman slipping on her stairway would peter out through the school and workplaces...

And I remember thinking when I found out that my family was moving to Washington state that I would finally see snow and see an end to people too incompetent to handle snow and ice.

Well... I'm sure you can all see where this is going... so I'm not going to continue.

I'm just going to acknowledge that yes, I have a love-hate relationship with snow.

December 15, 2008

Spreadin' the Word

Due to random boredom at work - which I squarely lay the blame on the other centers affiliated with the Seattle center, as they never review things in a timely manner - I stumbled across this site called Photonovela, where people upload comics and pictures with captions.  And I looked through them and realized, hey, my comic should be featured here...

If nothing else, then to say that hey, I think my comic is just as good as yours... I mean, go look at the competition.  I think it inspires all of us to put up comics there that rule compared to their current meager offerings.

Here's the LINK:

Currently mine is the first on their home-page.  YES!  It is also the revised version of the first issue, in which I made some minor changes, including something James continuously bothered me about on page 9.

Too bad you can't rate comics.

If you know of other comic-hosting sites, please let me know.

December 12, 2008

For James, For Others

I was reading the paper and came across this bit of news that I figured at the least would affect James on some, possible sub-molecular level.

Betty Page, Queen of Pinups, Dies at 85

Given the historical and social-changes that were wrought as a result of Ms. Page, I can understand the relevance, even if I didn't follow her career with as much intent as James may have.

So there you go, news!  News on the board.


December 08, 2008

Time to Chase!

Months.  It has been months since the last comic, and some of you (i.e. James) have not let me forget that.  And I said that this is not the same as the "MEGApost," and it isn't.

So after months of diligent and hard work, and many, many distractions, I present to you all, a fun, super-sized edition of the James-2-James comics:

And there you have it.  Hopefully the next issue is a little quicker in coming, since I have more of the templates for the new characters built.  We shall see

December 07, 2008


While working on a Christmas gift for my mom, I ran across this picture from my archives.

A Little Bit of PX Eatin'

I believe it's James, pre-job, high-school (round one), at the PX. I'm not sure where the blue lab-coat-like thing he's wearing comes from, or what he's doing with the straws, but I'm sure it was from one of those times when I went to pick him and Andy up and play games at the PX arcade. Long fuckin' time ago.

December 02, 2008

A Post in the Fleeting Moment of Subsided-Pain

I thought I'd take a moment to post while I can functionally look at a computer screen and hit keys in a way that produces viable sentences.

It won't last long, sadly.  I can already feel it coming back.

In any event... was there ever any follow-up to the idea of camping in the winter months?  I wouldn't be able to do it this month, but I could certainly see kicking off a January or February camping event.  Slugs style.

(I don't really know what that means.)

As my pain comes back, I'm reminded of the fact that we really do take this whole information-at-my-fingertips internet-thing for granted.  Yes, I'm aware that probably 80% (statistic made up, though containing a fitting level of irony) of the information on the internet is at least 50% (another made up stat) unfactual, but it is still somewhat relieving and somewhat cathartic that we literally can 'google' just about anything we need to know about quickly in a few moments.

Considering that even ten years ago it wasn't as easy or accessible, and twelve years ago at the best maybe James Andy Collins could do so, and probably only get information from a website that he created about how people in First Aid don't know 'what the shit they are talking about' (rough estimate of his vernacular circa 1996.

But progress and progression is hard to measure when you're walking along with the measurer and his tape measure.  (Sorry ladies, no female historians in this particular whatever-this-is story.)

In any event, I am off to test a theory of clove oil for severe, debilitating tooth pain.  Then maybe I'll whimsically research the merits of purchasing/owning a PS3.  MGS4?  LittleBigPlanet?  We'll see.