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10 responses

  1. I really enjoyed reading this. I love the style of the artwork and the design you’ve chosen for the words. I hope you post more soon!

    April 7, 2011 at 7:17 am

    • Thanks Karen. I just updated it with handwritten text. I think it adds to the “D.I.Y” feel of the art.

      I think I’m probably just going to add new strips onto the one post so that it keeps its chronology. There’s probably a way to reverse the order the posts appear on the home page, but this way will be easy enough.

      April 7, 2011 at 11:14 am

      • Yes I was going to ask how you were going to go about that. I absolutely love the handwritten text, it feels very authentic. I like the cream coloured frame. It adds good contrast to the comic strip, but your use of enjambment still links your ideas together.

        April 8, 2011 at 2:17 am

    • So we can post across platforms? I was wondering about that! wordpress to tumblr to blogger? Great work shane! Keep it up. How old is billy demonseed? Do our supporting nodes have to be as new as our main?

      April 7, 2011 at 11:23 am

  2. From my experience, we need accounts on each platform to communicate on that platform. So I can’t post on here with my blogger account, and I can’t post on blogger pages with my wordpress account.

    I don’t know how old Billy Demonseed is, possibly fourteen or fifteen or perhaps older, I don’t know. A more important question, I think, is how old do you think he is?

    As for the nodes, I’m going to guess no, as I did create that account for WNT to play around with the idea of online identities.

    Although Karen’s idea of using Goodreads as a node is a good idea, since it’s another space where we could comment openly with eachother and engage with the “online presence” thing better.

    As far as I can recall, we just needed a minimum of two supporting nodes, which means that three or four supporting nodes is ok. I should double check that though…

    April 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm

  3. This is looking really good. I like how, in the last panel, it looks a little like he’s dragging the dog.

    April 8, 2011 at 6:48 am

    • Luke: The dog’s just resting but I can see how it looks like that. 😛

      Karen: That frame is his old house back before the apocalypse, which is why it looks different.

      Thanks guys, I’m having a lot of fun with this.

      April 8, 2011 at 7:38 am

  4. I noticed you posted some vids on billy demonseed’s profile? Wondering if you can walk me through how you actually did it? Or maybe catch up on monday and do it? widgets and plugins have got frustrated.

    Another note, loving ‘all is full of love’ atm! Makes me want to explore sci fi.hmm. Can you, or karen or luke if you’re reading, recommend some sci fi?

    April 8, 2011 at 8:53 am

    • I did it by copy/pasting the embedding code from youtube into a text widget. The code is on the main part of any video on youtube under the embed tab.

      All Is Full of Love is probably one of my favourite songs.

      I haven’t read much sci-fi in a while (or at all, now that I think about it). Neuromancer, by William Gibson was the last straight up sci-fi book I read, and my favourite sci-fi book, which I read in high school, is called Neverness, by David Zindell. I’ll probably start reading the Ender’s Game books soon (hopefully…)

      April 8, 2011 at 9:09 am

      • I didn’t like Neuromancer that much. The language was really technical, but all the technology was made up, which made me think “why am I reading this?”

        I haven’t read much sci-fi myself, but I did enjoy A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K Dick. Kurt Vonnegut’s one of my favourite authors, but he doesn’t write what would traditionally be called sci-fi.

        April 12, 2011 at 3:53 am

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