Sunday, June 16, 2019

Geometric Working an Angle

This was derived (haha) from the last comic which was extrapolated from a sermon titled "Plain Speech" which was not about math at all but I made the connection on my own. I don't know if I've used my protractor since graduation but there's a slim chance I have, in some sort of craft. But I cannot recall which one that would be. It's always good to have some math tools around in case.... I'm not sure what but surely there'd be a reason. Maybe I just can't part with them.

Also, Happy Father's Day to the best Dad and Dad-in-Law! I'm grateful for all that you've done for me and my man, and also specifically thankful for the love of math I got from my Dad.

Ruler: You're always working an angle!
Protractor: ...yes.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Geometric Straight Talk

Our pastor preached on the second half of Luke 6 and titled his sermon "Plain Speech" and that inspired this comic. You should listen to his sermon series on Luke - it is good.
I've used my compass a few times since finishing school because it's helpful with Pinterest crafts that require circles. I remember learning all the ways to use it in high school and I don't recall if I ever needed it in college, even with my math minor, but I'm glad I kept it so I could make an awesome unicorn birthday card for my niece.

Pencil: Give it to me straight!
Compass: I can't.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


I haven't bothered to look up any sayings about assumptions, but I'm sure there are plenty from which to choose. I prefer to just quote this comic. Feel free to do the same. Maybe it'll become a phrase someday that people say and when they look up where it came to be, they'll find this comic. I'd appreciate that.

A: You know what they say about assumptions.
B: No, what?
A: I don't know, but surely there is a saying.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Day of Rest

This is extrapolated from a sermon in Luke 6 - it's an extrapolation that I made on my own and is not (as far as I know) supported by anyone at my church (we have a Keurig there with plenty of coffee options). I purposefully made the coffee thermos that big because that's how I feel about coffee addicts (it is about the height of her torso). To be fair, I do drink a black tea in the morning and I enjoy the little boost of caffeine. But I drink it black because I actually enjoy the taste of my beverage (Earl Grey, sometimes double bergamot).

A: Sunday is the day of rest.
L: Yes.
A: Therefore, no caffeine.
L: No.

Thursday, June 6, 2019


So this is also from the same sermon as the last but is based on a comment unrelated to the passage, and I actually don't remember why it came up but my pastor didn't know what mohair was and I looked it up because I knew it was a type of yarn but I was thinking it was camel hair. It's actually from goats and is highly prized. Maybe someday I'll crochet with it.

L: Mohair, mo' problems, am I right?

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Taxer of Patience

This is also from the same sermon as the last comic but more extrapolated, as this is a blend of what Jesus had said to the fishers he recruited rather than to the tax collector of His group. Here is the passage as well. To be clear, this is historical fiction, emphasis on the fiction as I'm fairly certain this didn't happen. We don't have a play-by-play however, so the possibility exists that it could have happened.

J: I will make you fishers of men.
M: Can I be a taxer of men?
J: No.
M: Can I be a taxer of patience?
J: Apparently yes.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Refuse the Answer

Here's the sermon from which this was inspired.
Our pastor is doing a sermon series in Luke and has been preaching his way through and I recommend listening to any of his sermons in the series (or any of his sermons in general but I was staying on topic). My thoughts come out in comics a lot, even (especially) when listening to sermons.
In the passage noted, Jesus had healed a man by saying his sins were forgiven, and the religious leaders had this response, and Jesus did not have the response in this comic but it's more of a paraphrase.

Also, totally unrelated to the comic but it is related to the day, IT'S FRIDGE DAY! The day we remember when my mom got a new fridge and panicked.

P: Who can forgive sins, but God alone?!
J: You put 2 and 2 together but refuse 4 as the answer.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Moving the Door

There was a lot of text for this one, so I opted to type using my custom font which I like.
So the restroom configuration could be improved at my church, but it would require moving the door which is not the end of the world but would be a decent construction project. And I was thinking how it could go wrong and came up with this comic. I don't believe the project has gotten past the 'should we do this' phase, so it's nowhere close to happening. The restroom works as is, so there's no rush, and if there's no rush, it's not gonna happen. At least that's how it seems to work normally.

A: Why are the ladies mad at us? We are moving the restroom door, just like they requested.
B: I have no idea - we patched over the old doorway last week and we plan to install the new doorway in the coming weeks.

<Explanation - if you patch over the door and haven't cut in the new doorway, the room is inaccessible>

Tuesday, May 28, 2019


This is based on a shirt my husband got for his brother, which described debugging as being the detective in a mystery where you are also the murderer. It's surprisingly true. You push a nice change, QA says there's an issue, you look at what you just did a day or two ago and somehow nothing looks familiar. How is this data getting through here? It makes no sense anymore.

Title: Debugging
S: I know I did it but HOW?

Sunday, May 26, 2019


Not sure how practical this would be, but I'm sure it would be unexpected. Kinda like in Black Panther how his suit stores up the energy of a hit then reflects it back (or something like that). I'm trying to think of how harmor (harm armor) would work, maybe the darts are somehow woven into the chain mail? Then ejected when needed? I think sci-fi should have this on their list of medieval options. Maybe I thought this up at the Renaissance Fair. Wow, I spelled Renaissance correctly on my first try! That was unexpected.

A: This chain mail shoots darts!
B: It's harmor!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

In A Nutshell

I thought this up while eating pistachios and seeing the bowl full of shells before dumping them in the compost bin and trying to think of a use for them. I'm sure there are plenty of crafty people who could paint and assemble shells in amazing ways and I could be one of those people but there are only so many hobbies one can keep. I like drawing comics and crocheting and violin and a few other things. I should get back to crocheting - I started on my Christmas gifts in January and did the classic - made a ton of progress for like two months then haven't picked it up since. Oh well.

A: Why are you keeping these pistachio shells?
B: In case I need to explain a tiny concept!
(Title: In A Nutshell)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Your Worst Nightmare

I was on Pinterest and I saw a Robin comic that I thought was funny so I saved it to my Happy Thoughts board and that's why I wrote a week of Batman&Robin comics.
I kinda thought this up also thinking of the part at the end of Mulan when Mushu scares the guys manning the fireworks by saying he's their worst nightmare and wearing a cape like Batman (and Cri-Kee was Robin).

T: Who are you?
B: Your worst nightmare.
T: True, I have always feared bats.
R: Holy coincidence, so did he!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Robin Eggs Candy

I was on Pinterest and I saw a Robin comic that I thought was funny so I saved it to my Happy Thoughts board. Then I thought up some of my own.
So Robin Eggs (as previously mentioned) are my favorite candy and I think it's just fitting for Robin to like them, too.

B: As long as you're not laying them.
A: Perhaps we should limit his sugar intake, Master Bruce.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Robin in Connecticut

Again, I was on Pinterest and I saw a Robin comic that I thought was funny so I saved it to my Happy Thoughts board and this inspired a week of comics. Robins are the state bird of Connecticut and therefore are protected there and you aren't allowed to kill them, even if one is attacking your truck's side mirror and crapping all over the side of your truck for several days before mysteriously disappearing. Praying Mantises are the state bird of CT and you aren't allowed to kill them, which is why we were not allowed to play on our play set as kids for like a week when a pod hatched next to the play set and the little baby mantises were covering our swings and slide.

B: Why did you leave Gotham and move to CT?!
R: Holy Protected Species, Batman.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Holy Moley

I was on Pinterest and I saw a Robin comic that I thought was funny so I saved it to my Happy Thoughts board which is just like it sounds, a board of things that make me happy. But now Pinterest thinks I like Batman which is incorrect, I just liked this one funny comic. But since I saw that comic I started seeing more Robin comics and then I thought up a few of my own. This one has probably been done before but it's a classic take on the classic Robin line, "Holy *noun*, Batman" which he used in the corny/classic Batman & Robin show I watched as a kid.

B: What critter could have dug these holes?
R: Holy Moley, Batman!