Sunday, April 30, 2023

Spoiled children

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I thought hey, both kids are sleeping so I should upload a comic! But now only one child is sleeping... and it's not the infant. This comic is fictional and we have not given our toddler boba - that would be a choking hazard I'm fairly certain. Also, I don't like actual boba (bubble tea) - I don't want to chew my drink. 

G: You are spoiling your children with things I didn't have as a kid in the 50's! 
M: You mean like seat belts... or boba? 
L2: *drinking boba*

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Rude Pointing


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Happy Birthday to my darling!
Drawing a stick figure dog is not the easiest, but it is easier than sketching out a dog. Not much else to say here other than I did look up "pointer dogs" to get the position correct - I know basically what a dog pointing looks like but when I went to draw it out, I couldn't remember which legs were doing what. 

Sign: Happy Birthday!
Dog: *pointing*
Person holding balloons: It's rude to point.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Crispy Biscuits

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When playing games (often on BoardGameArena which is a fun site to play board games with your friends across the globe), we often talk about "risking it for the biscuit" which can lead to getting burned by the biscuit when the gamble doesn't pay off. Those crispy biscuits are the worst. I didn't feel like trying to visualize the characters playing a computer game, so they are holding cards even though the inspiration is from virtual gaming.  

Title: Game Night
M: I'm gonna risk it for the biscuit.
L: Did you get burned?
M: 'Tis a crispy biscuit. 

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Clamping Champ

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Introducing our new little one! Yep, he has inspired his first comic. I'm quite tired so there's nothing more to add here.

Explanation: It's a joke about breastfeeding. 

Title: Motherhood
M: Is he eating like a champ?
L: Yep, like a clamp.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Tuna of the Land


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Sometimes being a parent takes a special creativity. This comic was inspired by a friend, whose kid proudly told me that she had "meaty beans" for dinner and my friend explained that his kiddo decided she didn't like chili but would eat "meaty beans" (which was just another name for chili). 

Explanation: Tuna is called "chicken of the sea" so I just flipped the saying to mean that chicken is "tuna of the land." 

M: Your kid says she likes "tuna of the land"??
E: Yeah, she decided that she doesn't like chicken, so we improvised.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Left vs Right Sock


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So none of my socks have this, but my kiddo has socks that have a graphic only on one half of the sock cuff so you're supposed to put them on the kid so the dinosaurs are on the outer sides not the inner sides. It's not as advanced as putting tights on a toddler but is more advanced than having identical socks.

M: Left sock and right sock - what's next?!? Right shoe and left shoe?!?
L: Hmmm, not sure how to tell you this...

Sunday, April 16, 2023

In Correctly

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I thought I had a moment to upload comics since my kiddos are napping, but nope as soon as I started this post then Percy woke up crying so it's a short one. Oh well.

M: This is the best way to get the information in correctly!
L: Incorrectly?!
M: Yep, in correctly.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Valiant Nap Resistance


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Happy almost Birthday to my mom-in-law!
Yeah, some days it be like that. So in the Narnia series, Lucy is given the title "Lucy the Valiant." Our toddler has recently started a strong resistance to naps, usually taking about an hour to fall asleep (but she just wanders her room fairly quietly until then so it's still quiet time and I can sip a tea and relax on the couch with the baby monitor so that's a win). We've tried shifting her nap around but it doesn't seem to help - this is just where we are currently (at time of writing, which is almost a month ago - I've scheduled ahead because my schedule is about to go crazy). 

L: Why are you valiantly resisting your nap?!?
L2: You did name me Lucy.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Pregnancy Nausea

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As I'm posting this, I am realizing that Captain Oblivious hasn't made an appearance in my comics in a while. Maybe I should fix that. Who knows. This could be a sneaky appearance by CO - is the mantle now held by a woman??? Captain is a gender-neutral term, so maybe? Also, nurses put up with a lot and I don't know how they keep a straight face when there's people like CO. 

N: Any nausea?
P: Yeah, I have some when I read during car rides.
N: ... any nausea from the pregnancy?

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Lenora Was Hopeful

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This comic is directly inspired by Rhymes With Orange's one that I can't find a direct link to but it's on this page under "Cartoons." Basically it's a snake reading a book titled "Anyone can knit" with some needles and yarn next to him and the title of the comic is "Leonard was hopeful." I think emu are the best bird (they are so unique and weird) and they don't really have wings so when you combine that with the really long neck, yeah violin would be out of the question. 

Explanation: to play the violin, you really need arms and also a way to hold the violin between your chin and shoulder. The emu has neither of these prerequisites. 

Title: Lenora was hopeful.
Comic: An emu, with a violin case leaning against her, stands by a music stand with the book "anyone can play the violin!" 

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Ariel Hunters

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I thought this up while watching a nature documentary but I forget which one. For a while we were watching them with my toddler because she liked watching them with us and they're pretty calm and interesting so wins all around. The episode about the birds of prey was narrated by Anthony Mackie who plays the character Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I thought that was humorously fitting since falcons are birds of prey. 

Explanation: Birds of prey (like hawks) can be called aerial hunters because they hunt from the air. The Little Mermaid's name is Ariel, which sounds like aerial. 

M: Look at those aerial hunters!
L: How do you know that those hawks are going after The Little Mermaid? 

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Auntie Hero

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I thought this up after hearing that song by Taylor Swift. An antihero is an interesting concept. I'm not sure I'd watch a movie about one. I prefer the actual hero who does the right thing even when it's hard. To quote my favorite Avenger:
“Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right.
This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world -- "No, YOU move.” -- J. Michael Straczynski, written for Captain America.

Explanation: "Anti" sounds like how some people say "Auntie" which is the diminutive for "Aunt" i.e. your parent's sister (or sister-in-law). 

A: How can you support your mom's sister - she's a villain!!!
L: No, she's my Auntie-Hero!

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Draw a Fowl

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Happy Birthday to my Sister!!!
How are your brackets doing? I had to look up to see that yes, there is one more week of the madness. I made a March Madness bracket in my standard way which is to say I picked the names I liked and when in doubt I looked at the seeding and tried to pick a handful of upsets but as usual I have UConn winning it because maybe this will be the year. I am scheduling this post from a time when UConn is still in the running, and I hope they are still in the running when this post is live because that will mean my bracket is at least one quarter happy. 

Explanation: In basketball, sometimes a player will intentionally foul another as a strategy move. "Draw" can mean "trace or produce (a line or mark) on a surface" or "be the cause of (a specified response)" and wow I know what both versions mean but I had to Google it because getting the words for the concept was not working for me. "Foul" and "fowl" sound the same but are clearly different things. 

P: Not sure why you wanted this, but here's the robin I sketched.
P: Oh, like a duck or loon?