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Episode 70

July 5, 2006 11:05 am

This is what happens when I hold myself to a regular schedule.

Episode 69 is going to have to be some transition thing with some gag about shaving, and I'm not really into thinking about dialogue or characters right now, so we've skipped ahead to 70.  Don't worry, Bill S. Preston and Ted Theodore Logan; 69 is coming soon enough.

Unfortunately, I'm better at writing dialogue and characters than I am at stippling ellipses freehand, so this one may be a dud.  But, still, it's better than nothing. 

Kit Roebuck

10 Comments

  1. This leaves you only 29 strips to cover three gas giants, Pluto, and the tenth planet if you choose to feature it. Unless, of course, you want to go back on your 99 strip promise.

    BiggerJ

    July 5, 2006 11:05 am

  2. BiggerJ is right. Don't force yourself into meaningless constraints. If you need 129 strips to tell the story correctly, do it!

    Ravenswood

    July 5, 2006 11:05 am

  3. From an earlier page:

    "I'm intrigued, now. What are some other male names that have crossed over? How about Ashley?
    — Adam Reed"

    Shirley was a male name until Shirley Temple made it famous as a girl's name. I can't think of any real-life male Shirleys, though.

    You can still find men named Vivian in England, but it's starting to be considered a female name there. Marion is still seen on men sometimes, the most famous being Washinton DC's notorious mayor Marion Barry.

    Those are all the ones I know about.

    Ravenswood

    July 5, 2006 11:05 am

  4. I've done some math. The last four planets will take up the last 30 strips. That means that each planet will have an average of 7.5 strips - shorter than any story arc except for the prologue, Mercury. However, if Pluto is an epilogue of, say, four strips, each of the three other remaining planets will have an average of 8 2/3 strips, still shorter than any non-prologue arc.

    BiggerJ

    July 5, 2006 11:05 am

  5. To Ravenswood: there is a more famous Marion. Marion Robert Morrison, aka John Wayne.

    In regards to the planets left to visit, I'm not worried about not having enough time. Apart from Pluto, in fact, I don't even know what's going to happen on those planets. 99 episodes may very well be too many.

    Kit Roebuck

    July 5, 2006 11:05 am

  6. Don't let us readers' opinions push you around on schedule, quantity, plot, or anything else. This is your baby, and we fans will support this comic until the bloody end, whether that's tomorrow or 2035.

    Anonymous

    July 5, 2006 11:05 am

  7. forget the length someone make a wallpaper out of this one!

    Anonymous

    July 5, 2006 11:05 am

  8. On the subject of the beards, you're aware that some metals grow "hair" when left long enough, right? Happens with old soldering, a big shorting risk. Spontaneous formation of needle-like metal crystals.

    sockatume

    July 5, 2006 11:05 am

  9. Uh oh, the episode is late. The good times are over.

    Kit Roebuck

    July 5, 2006 11:05 am

  10. The good times are over?

    THE GOOD TIMES AWE OVUH!

    http://www.homestarrunner.com/buginmouth.html

    Corey Klemow

    July 5, 2006 11:05 am