Sunday, June 30, 2024

Day of Birth

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I feel like if you know this answer, you're faking your identity. But now that I've posed the question, you might be curious what day of the week you were born. I know the day of the week for my kids but not for myself. 

Explanation: When verifying your identity, sometimes the questions are rather specific. Most everybody knows what day of the month they were born, but we don't log the day of the week. I considered asking week of the month, but if you're in the first week you probably know that.

S: Please verify your identity: on which day of the week were you born?
L: ... what?
L: Uh, Monday? [How many guesses do I get?]

Thursday, June 27, 2024

No Auto Idle

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Speaking of new car features...

Explanation: The car salesman is talking about the auto idle system which is what "automatically switches the engine off at traffic lights and other brief stops, eliminating wasteful fuel consumption." However "idle" and "idol" sound the same and can lead to misunderstandings apparently. 

S: This car has auto idle-

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Car Safety Features

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Some new safety features in cars are quite intrusive, but many safety features are just nice to have and help you drive more safely (like warning you that someone is in your blind spot). If you feel like this comic is targeting you, maybe reevaluate how you drive?

*redacted*: I can't stand all these new car safety features - turn them off!!! I don't want it telling me how or where to drive!!!
L: Quick question - would you want to be driven by someone who drives like you?

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Car Color Options

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Well that would be unfortunate. Yes, the drab color name is from a quote from one of the Pink Panther movies. 

S: Car color options are Radiant Red, Disgusting Drab, or "Color of the Day" which is where we mix up the leftover paint cans. 
M: Yeah, we'll take Radiant -
S: Oops, we're out of red. 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Accent Wall

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And now when you want an accent wall in a room, you know what kind of decor is needed. 

A: Around the corner here is an accent wall.
*Lime green wall with signs reading "Howdy" "y'all" "Pa'k the ca'"*

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Star Wars Parentage

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I thought this one up after a message on families (specifically generational faith) - here's the original sketch! You can see how the comic changed slightly when I redrew it digitally.

Luke, holding head in sorrow: I can't believe that Darth Vader is my dad.
Leia: Forget him - you can join my family. I just found out that my birth parents were a queen and a Jedi!
Title: One realization later...
*both holding heads in sorrow*

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Veggie Tales Father Abraham

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Happy Father's Day! Especially to my Dad, who is the best dad. And to my husband, who is the best dad to our kiddos! 

For those who don't know, VeggieTales is a cartoon featuring fruits and veggies (Larry the Cucumber, Pa Grape, etc.) and they don't have arms or legs - they just hop around and if they need to hold something it just floats. Also for those who don't know, the song "Father Abraham" is a wiggle-releaser sung in children's ministries and involves moving your arms and legs. And thirdly, I have a Sunday School playlist for my kids on Spotify and there is a version of "Father Abraham" sung by the Veggie Tales characters and it confuses me. 

L: That makes about as much sense as the VeggieTales singing "Father Abraham."
A: *confused squint*

Thursday, June 13, 2024

SV after BotW Part 3


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After making this comic, I found out that you can make cherry bombs in Stardew Valley. I haven't tried using them on anything, but I don't think they'll work on fish. In SV, there's a fishing mini-game where you cast then try to reel in a fish but it can be difficult. In BotW, you were supposed to fish using something more civilized (even just wading in a grabbing a fish), but someone figured out that you can just drop a bomb in and then gather up all the fish. It was definitely simpler than catching them all individually.

Title: Playing Stardew Valley after BotW
M: Fishing is difficult.
L: Do you have bombs?

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

SV after BotW Part 2

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So in Breath of the Wild, it's very open-world which means you can do all sorts of things at any given time with any given thing. There's usually a way to set things on fire, and that often gets the said thing out of the way. Stardew Valley is a bit more rigid, and while you can hold a lit torch - I'm just realizing that I haven't tried setting things on fire with a lit torch. I'll try that next time. Hmmmm.... it probably won't work.

Title: Playing Stardew Valley after BotW
M: The plants here are in the way.
L: Set them on fire?

Sunday, June 9, 2024

SV after BotW Part 1

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As previously mentioned, I have started playing Stardew Valley. We do play it on our computers but that's harder to draw so we are taking creative license here to say we play it on our phones. I'm not sure if I've previously mentioned (it's been a while if I have) that I've played a number of Legend of Zelda games, including most recently Tears of the Kingdom but before that Breath of the Wild. I liked both games but liked BotW better than TotK. In SV and BotW, you can clear grass as part of the game. But in SV, you don't get rupees (money) when you do so. You actually use up your energy, which is sad, but you're clearing your land to get resources and space for gardens and such. 

Up next: a few more SV after BotW comics :) 

Title: Playing Stardew Valley after BotW
M: *clearing away grasslands with a scythe* 
L: Where are the rupees?

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Playing Stardew Valley

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So I just started playing Stardew Valley because my husband recently started playing it and I was intrigued. I share his copy on Steam which means I can only play it if he's not playing a game in Steam which is a bit restrictive but it does mean that I won't waste my time gaming in the evenings if he's wasting his time gaming in the evenings. And if I'm not playing then maybe I'll work on my comics? It's a theory. 

Explanation: In the game Stardew Valley, you can gather resources and one of those is sap. Also, there's a bird called a yellow-bellied sapsucker in real life.  

Title: Playing Stardew Valley
L: What did you pick up?
M: Sap.
L: Are you a sapsucker?
M: Yellow-bellied. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Who Calls the DK

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My husband plays DOTA2 and I usually crochet or blog (or scroll on my phone) next to him so I hear all the chatter. Dragon Knight is a good starter character so I've heard all his catchphrases many times. One such phrase is "Who calls the Dragon Knight?" and every time I think "this guy really needs better caller id." Will I do more of these "Day in the Life" comics for different characters? There's a strong possibility that I will but I don't have any more planned at the moment.

Title: DOTA: A Day in the Life - Dragon Knight
DK: Monkey King? Send to voicemail. A text from Marci? How nice. An unknown number?!? WHO CALLS THE DRAGON KNIGHT!?!

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Preaching to the Choir

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Happy Fridge DayHappy Fridge Day to those who celebrate! Search "fridge" on my blog to see all the comics where I've celebrated in the past years.
Some people take preaching to the choir literally. To each their own? Also I keep spelling "choir" as "chior" but thankfully spell-checker has me covered.

P: The music director wants me to fill in for him???
S: Yes, Pastor, your lifelong dream of preaching to the choir can come true.