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. 

Text:
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.


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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. 

Text:
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.

Text:
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.

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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 :) 

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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.  

Text:
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.

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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.

Text:
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.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Marry Me Please

 

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Bonus: "Won't you marry me?" "Correct." And they both think they're on the same page but they aren't. He thinks she's letting him keep the ring for safe-keeping... 

Text:
B: Can you marry me?
G: Yes.
B: Should you marry me?
G: Doubtful.
B: May you marry me?
G: Unclear?
B: Must you marry me?
G: Rude. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Carson and Family

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My brother came up with this one when I was telling him about these kid-sized chairs I got for free but they had names embroidered on them (one of which was Carson) so I put some iron-on patches over the names and presto no more not-my-kid's-names! They looks really nice, the butterfly chair and the dino chair. 

Explanation: Carson is a normal name but also a compound word of vehicle (car) plus child (son). Another name that could follow this pattern would be Traindaughter (and Planechild in the mouseover).

Text:
A: These are my kids, Carson and Traindaughter.
B: *silent confusion*
C+T: *silent resignation* 

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Price of Love

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... But you really should cap how much money you pour into a vehicle. That's what I did, anyway, which led me to sell my beloved first car rather than get the transmission repaired. She just wouldn't start one morning and it was very sad. I had already been gently car perusing, so it wasn't a total shock and I had some options lined up fairly quickly. And I loved my second car! 

Text:
L: I loved my first car!
M: How much money did you spend on repairs?
L: You can't put a price on love!

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Discontinued Renegade

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Sadly my beloved Jeep was hit and totaled (we are fine, thank the Lord), so I am now searching for the next love of my car life. And I have a twinge of sadness every time I see a Renegade out there enriching someone's life. My toddler noticed a green Renegade in a parking lot and said it was like Mom's car, which I thought was a surprising correlation for a three-year-old since mine was a different color. But the Renegade is a more distinct car than a classic sedan. Anyways, I'm sure there'll be plenty of comics once I get a new car. Oh, a bonus panel! 

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Explanation: In the Marvel Universe, a character named Thanos gets an important glove then snaps his fingers to make half the people in the universe disappear. In my comic above, I allude to Thanos snapping to remove all the Renegades from the Earth (so not a universal snap, just our planet).

Text:
L1: Why don't you get another Renegade?
L2: They've been discontinued :( 
L1: They're all gone?!
L2: Yep, Thanos snapped them off the Earth.
BONUS:
L1: ... so they might be on other planets?
L2: We can't rule that out.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Stability

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Wow, you don't realize how many versions there are of a thing until you go to buy one. This is why so many people just buy the same thing they already had, just the newer version. There's too many options otherwise. But when your thing gets discontinued, then the decisions have to be made and it's annoying. 

Explanation: A stable could be described as a tiny barn. To stabilize something means to make it sturdier (more stable), but it could be interpreted as making something more like a stable. 

Text:
A: I told you to stabilize the swing set - why did you build a tiny barn around it?!?
B: :) It's not a tiny barn!

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Board of Elections

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Whether or not you believe in election, there still is a Board of Elections and it's not that kind of election. If you don't know about that kind of election, I am fine with leaving you in your ignorance. It's a very debated topic and it can mean different things. 

Explanation: The Board of Elections is a political thing. The topic of election is a spiritual thing. 

Text:
A: You got something from the Board of Elections.
B: I don't believe in election!