019 Like A Miniboss

October 9th, 2016, 6:03 pm

Average Rating: 5.00

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He'll slow her down but
he'll only kill her a
couple of times tops.

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Reply NtKGar, October 9th, 2016, 6:41 pm

Nearly didn't get this page up! Paige and I spent most of the weekend rotating the furniture in the living room because that's something you do in your mid 30s. We've a nice cosy setup now which puts the couch a bit closer to the TV and lets me get from my computer chair to the couch without having to walk around the sofa. A side effect of such an endeavour is the place got tidied up quite a bit and it's nice to be in a tidy apartment. I'm a bit annoyed though because my Nintendo 3DS wasn't under the couch when we lifted it up and I had assumed that's where it was.

Oh! Longtime readers will remember the Find Bummy minigame that ran for quite a while: A couple of years ago I made Paige a sculpey Bummy statue as part of her Christmas present, and we started taking turns hiding him around the apartment. I don't know who hid him last but it's been at least two years. I think Bummy won.

Today's vote incentive is a picture of Aleister in the sink





I've been reading my Kindle a lot lately, it's great for public transport because you can turn the pages one-handed. Really a great little device, it's got me reading more than I have in years and I'm really feeling the benefit of that. I just downloaded the Kindle Comics Creator, so I'm going to see where that brings me.

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Reply vlad (Guest), October 9th, 2016, 6:52 pm

so will find bummy be a thing again?

Reply NtKGar, October 10th, 2016, 1:20 pm

He'll pop up from time to time but not in every strip. Everyone thinks he's Dickbutt anyway, and a quick Google search reveals that Dickbutt actually *is* older than Bummy by more than 3 years (July 2nd 2006 vs. June 4th 2009). I had actually always assumed Bummy was older than Dickbutt, but no.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/dick-butt

Actually KC Green does some good comics, his website's kind of horrible but it's worth digging into. He's most famous for Dickbutt and that one with the dog sitting in the burning house saying it's fine. http://kcgreendotcom.com/

Reply Erik the Blue (Guest), October 11th, 2016, 12:00 pm

I am literally the reason your universe exists Considering that Neko's the protagonist, he's not wrong.

Reply NtKGar, October 11th, 2016, 1:10 pm

@Erik the Blue: :D

Reply Slacker Initiative, April 1st, 2017, 5:38 pm

linguistics/The More You Know™ @Erik the Blue: I'm not sure that PROtagonist is quite the right word for Neko. That implies he is the good guy in the story. He's not really an ANTagonist either. He's more of a willful agonist, imo.

Hmm. I just learned, as clever as I thought I sounded I'm actually COMPLETELY wrong.
The Pro in Protagonist comes from the Greek word protos, or "first". (This is because we don't mix our Greek and Latin bases. The *Latin* Pro means "on behalf of, in place of, before, for, in exchange for, just as." For more fun with not mixing Greek and Latin, check out http://grammarist.com/usage/octopi-octopuses/ ) It just so happens that a traditional protagonist is the "good guy," so it's easy to make an incorrect association between the two.

Plot twist: the ant in antagonist comes from the same Greek anti, or "against/opposing", that we know and love, it just so happens that in this context the antagonist is one who opposes the protagonist. It doesn't actually mean "bad guy" at all, unless the protagonist in question is also the good guy, and assuming that opposition is even grounded in morality to begin with.

(the Agonist bit is from the Greek agōnistḗs, “a combatant, pleader, actor”.)

Welp, carry on, then. Cheers!

Reply NtKGar, April 2nd, 2017, 5:24 am

@Slacker Initiative: That's actually fascinating, I love etymology on a casual hobbyist basis.

I had always assumed the 'pro' had a positive connotation as well. I wonder if Captain Tagon from Schlock Mercenary has an etymological root in this as well? He's a mercenary in every possible sense of the word so morally grey but very much a man of action. Wouldn't surprise me with Howard Tayler.

Reply Slacker Initiative, April 3rd, 2017, 4:19 pm

@NtKGar: yay! All Mr. Me said was "That's fascinating, but how is it helping us pick a restaurant?"

#Priorities ;)

Reply NtKGar, April 4th, 2017, 1:39 pm

@Slacker Initiative: Where'd you end up going?

Reply Slacker Initiative, April 4th, 2017, 7:00 pm

@NtKGar: ummmm, that's an excellent question... I think that was the day we got burritos from Chipotle.

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