#1018 "I can't believe astronauts eat this stuff"

August 20th, 2012, 4:17 pm

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Reply NtKGar, August 20th, 2012, 4:37 pm

Competing with oneself is a great way to assure victory.

That reminds me of a slightly crazy cat-owner thing I did earlier today. The smaller of our two cats, Ollie, is a clumsy kitty. She has a tendency to fall off the edge of the bed when we're petting her. Also she frequently misses jumps and knocks things over.

Anyway, she came over earlier while I was playing Tetris, and I advised her that she wouldn't be much good at it because she lacks thumbs and apparently possesses poor spatial awareness and physical co-ordination.

Here's where the 'what is this creature doing to my brain?' bit comes in: I felt slightly bad for taunting the cat's lack of Tetris skills. I finished with a decent score (enough to get the biggest rocket ship in the game over sequence), and entered her name instead of my own (or the name of my regular Tetris alias, AAAAAA).

Paige was bemused.

Ollie was indifferent, because she is a cat.

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Reply Cebact, August 20th, 2012, 5:48 pm

Ja! Ahhh, a classic Neko! jajaja
Hey, I recently discovered this excelente webcomic, and I've already devoured the first to the last storys, it's great!

The characters, specially the cats, are the best. I love Keno and Murphy's stories (also Poe, good incorporetion). And guest what? I'm from Buenos Aires,

Argentina, so, you now can say you are a internacional famous comic-writer! :D... think about that, your comics are been

reading in other continent, in other hemisphere, in the other extreme of the world! XD
And you know what they say, in the web-comic world, the succes is noticeable when
1) you are read internationally.
2) You cand find amateur-drawn-porn with your characters involved... Well ... I leave that for you to discover for yourself XDD
So anyway, thanks for so adorable (and asshole) character like Neko, and all the others!

(PD, I showed the story of "Keno and fly" to my brother for three years and loved it. Obviously he does not speak English, but he liked the drawings and the musical sound of the phrases)

Reply heartless (Guest), August 20th, 2012, 11:06 pm

bummy does anyone else see i think its name is bummy a purple thing in the far right of third panel

Reply Cassia (Guest), August 20th, 2012, 11:36 pm

Ollie I am very happy by your cat's name as I have a cat named Ollie as well however mine is a boy and is quite coordinated lol.

Reply moirla, August 21st, 2012, 4:44 am

d'aww you are a good kitty-dad :)

We have a clumsy special needs kitty who is called Ryoko/Meeper/Mega-Meeper Ryokomon etc. (neurological issues so she is a bit floppy at the best of times, developed a seizure disorder and now is on a strict valium regimen)

I like to sing to my cats and frequently make up lyrics to real songs as I do it. My crowning lyrical achievement also came with a certain degree of guilt for punning at my cat's expense:

(to the tune of Barbie Girl, by Aqua)

I'm a Meeper Girl
Living in a Meeper World
It's fantastic
(*slight hesitation as I grope for a rhyme*)
Being spastic!

That was the day I realized if there is a hell for cat owners that I probably had a standing invitation.

Reply Morena, August 21st, 2012, 8:40 am

Eyesight You should check the kitty's eyesight. Cat's are not "clumsy" it is usually a sign that either they have an eye or ear problem. Oh and

Go Mighty Fuckweasels!

Reply Raeofsunshine(work) (Guest), August 21st, 2012, 10:04 am

Hahaha pfft he is already international. I'm Canadian! :D

Reply NtKPaige, August 21st, 2012, 3:26 pm

@Cassia: Ollie is short for Olleander, the name of one of the main chars in my novel :)

@Morena: Worry not, besides being a Tardis (she is bigger on the inside than she is on the outside) Ollie is that ultimately rare creature, a clumsy cat. She has a clean bill of health from her vet who adores her, eyesight and nuerological issues have all been ruled out. She was clumsy from the moment she could walk, and will likely always be clumsy. I think she just takes after me.

I fall down a lot.

Reply Agen (Guest), August 21st, 2012, 7:14 pm

Heh, did Neko do what I THINK he did in the last panel? :)

Reply NtKGar, August 22nd, 2012, 3:15 am

I know what I drew, but the interpretation's up to the reader :P

Reply Morena, August 22nd, 2012, 8:52 am

Ad blocker I had nothing better to do and I started wondering. Does it make a difference to you (revenue-wise) whether the site is seen with ad-blocker or not?

Reply Hakan (Guest), August 22nd, 2012, 10:20 am

Funny I love it. I have read ALL the comics so I figured that Neko would do something like that since his imagination lied to him.

Reply NtKGar, August 22nd, 2012, 10:21 am

Generally speaking, ad blockers hurt the revenue of *any* site that runs ads. I'm on Google ads, and they charge advertisers based on impressions (the number of times the ad loads). Anything that prevents ads loading on the page reduces the value of the page to advertisers, which in turn cuts into the amount we make off of advertising.

Now, one person using adblocker isn't going to make much of a difference, but there's a cumulative effect. If, say, 20% of the audience is using adblocker, that's 20% of advertising revenue gone.

It's one of those 'individuals-acting-independently-as-part-of-a-group' scenarios. There's a proper sociological term for it, I'm sure. It's the same reason piracy is such a big deal in the traditional entertainment industry: one person downloading a movie isn't going to make a dent, but a million people downloading the movie eats into the production company's profits pretty substantially. Each of those million people isn't doing anything particularly bad on an individual level, but the group causes significant harm.

For independent sites like Neko the Kitty (or any webcomic or personal blog) it's kind of an e-mitzvah to disable adblock. You're not an asshole for using an adblocker, but turning it off is a courtesy, and the more people can be encouraged to turn it off the better.

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