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This is our first shot at the Real Blog, and we need you to let us know if it works properly for you.
The Upside Of Downtime
Part of our online culture is a fascination with things that most people had never heard (or thought) about a generation or two ago. For example, it’s nearly impossible to spend much time on the internet without running into memes (rhymes with “teams”), those little bits of shared culture which are passed along from person to person on an individual basis. The photo of a delighted looking cat titled “I can has cheezburger!” is one example; and the word “noms” now appears in TV commercials in reference to hopefully tasty food.
Then there are tropes (rhymes with “ropes”) which celebrate the metaphorical use of words or expressions…
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This is a Work In Progress (WIP).
A little background: Scottish festivals and Highland Games are famous for having a variety of competitions, like caber-tossing, axe throwing, and other feats of strength and skill. Some festivals also have a contest to find the “bonniest knees” amongst the kilt-clad participants. (Yes, that’s bonniest knees, not “bony-est”.)
So, being a fan of Renfaires and All Things Scottish, Margaret started work on a painting with Marsha and friends as a tribute to such a competition!
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In a recent Faux Pas strip, we got to see a character in a more active pose:
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In another, Randy and Cindy faced off against some annoyed/annoying geese:
A long time ago, in a galaxy…
…no, wait – that’s another story. How about: a long time ago in a little college in the wilds of New Mexico, an art student named Margaret was so enamoured with Star Wars and Battlestar: Galactica that she set out to define her very own space-fantasy adventure. With foxes.
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One of the recurring features of our Patron Blog will be an advance look at things we are working on – or in this case, something we sold on eBay:
Whenever we teach a class or do a panel at a convention, one of our favorite parts comes towards the end when we have an informal Q&A session, which often continues long afterwards in the hallway or while staking out a handy table in a Commons area.
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We are still working on the mechanics of this site – we’re making progress, really! – and very soon, you will be able to post your burning questions or start new topics in a special Q&A thread, and we will feature those questions in future posts.