Children have appalling taste. Part of our jobs is to introduce them to new and better things, and try to expand their horizons. Experiment # 2 has, under my patient tutelage, discovered Dr. Who. This is one of those things that, if she really gets into it, will provide her with enough stuff to watch for several months. Yay, as that will be less time spent watching annoying hand puppets talking about gaming.
I have made a major shift in my coffee habits. I have stopped taking sugar, or indeed any artificial sweetener. Kaja recently told me about a report that proved that your body treats fake sugar just like real sugar in many annoying ways, and so the benefits of pouring odd chemicals or exotic botanicals into your piehole are pretty non-existent. This is annoying. Especially as I am of the Coffee Should Jump Start You From Beyond The Grave school of preparation. Thus the coffee I enjoy is strong and thick. I used to run through a new coffee machine every year, because I made it so thick that the works would get all gummed up and it would start spraying coffee all over the counter. I have solved this problem by returning to the ways of our primitive ancestors. I went and bought a percolator. This was surprisingly difficult to do. No store with a regular ‘kitchen’ section carries them anymore. I had to find a site that sells camping gear. Then I had to go online to find out how to run it. There I discovered that percolated coffee is the bastard step–child of coffee making these days. I swear, every step was accompanied by commentary along the line of, “well, you obviously don’t really care about your coffee’s taste, but I’ll tell you how to do this so you don’t burn your house down” That was mighty sporting of them. Well screw them, I get coffee just like I like it and have had zero technical problems. Yay.
Getting geared up for Steamcon (October 25-27). For those of you planning on going, reserve your hotel room now before they fill up. Convention block booking closes September 23!
According to the printers, Girl Genius Volume 12; Agatha Heterodyne & the Seige of Mechanicsburg, should be shipping in the next week. And about time too. At least we’ll have it for the next few conventions.
And finally, I should mention that our very own Cheyenne Wright celebrated his latest birthday today. As any person who has seen the Girl Genius penciled pages can attest, he adds a tremendous amount of excitement to every page, and we’re proud to have him. Be a sport and send him some best wishes.
Those who follow my posts on a regular basis will have noticed that I have not put in any links, whereas I’m usually a linkin’ fool. This is because we have discovered that the fuckers who run Facebook have decreed that when you include a link to a commercial or social site, they restrict the amount of people who can see it, unless you juice your numbers by slipping them some cash. You can see this happening on the Girl Genius website. The posts that are a re-posting of the comic, easily get more views by a factor of 10, then the silly posts like this that I lard up with links. Now, I know I’m not scribing deathless prose here, but I don’t want to shoot myself in the foot either, so no links for you. Pay them extra? Not if it would help the space program.
In a related note, we’re looking for new social sites, and any suggestions would be appreciated.