Obvious exits are North, South and Dennis. Thursday, Feb 14 2008 

According to this page, Obama has taken the lead. Apparently this is a good thing because if Hillary won, everyone would vote for McCain. And McCain is an old white man.

Whatever happens though, I’m sure the result will be international resentment.

I was wandering around gloomily today. My internet serial seems like a Good Idea that will Never Happen because I’m Hopeless and Undisciplined. If I had set out to do some writing today I would have easily written a couple of thousand words. But since my goal was to work on DYWTSTU I ended up doing very little, other than having lots of ideas that I don’t implement because I’m too busy having lots of ideas. Maybe I should concentrate on projects where I actually get things done.

I’ll try something new instead. I’ll make a Flash computer game. I think there are more people looking for new Flash games than there are people looking for new internet serials. And there are lots of gaming websites dedicated to promoting good Flash games. I could potentially attract the attention of tens of people around the world!

Project #398: The Pirate Space computer game. It will be like Asteroids but with pirate ships. You’ll be able to attach a flamethrower to the front of your ship. And push the space button to jump. And there will be a powerup that makes you teleport a short distance in an emergency. It will be great. And you will shoot treasure chests which explode into coins that sit on the water and spin around until you collect them. Maybe there will be fruit to collect as well. There usually is. And if your crew is happy with you they will periodically upgrade your pirate hat.


Productivitying. Thursday, Jan 31 2008 

I seem to have failed to make any Cosmic Latte strips this week. I need to train myself to do bits of them at a time rather than all at once. I did get a lot of writing done though, because writing is something I can do in little bits at a time. I want to see if I can manage two books a year. Pirate Space took me much longer than half a year, but Pirate Space was written with very little planning or common sense and most of the time I was working on it I was fixing it.

I wish there were a way to consume trivia in capsule form.

No scrolling required yet. Wednesday, Jan 23 2008 

I’ve just put up a very basic Cosmic Latte archive. The archive will probably look exactly like that once I’ve finished with it, but the links will go to proper pages with ‘first’ and ‘last’ and ‘next’ and ‘latest’ and ‘home’ and ‘archive’ links underneath the cartoons, rather than just the gifs themselves. I’ll still post the comic here first, of course.

I knew there would be a page four eventually. Wednesday, Jan 23 2008 


Dang, that’s some morbid cartooning! Thursday, Jan 10 2008 


Qwerty. Tuesday, Jan 8 2008 

More Lulu research. I love insanely specific design instructions. Almost as much as I loath insanely vague design instructions.

I do plan to eventually finish that half-finished comic I posted. I’ve just been procrastinating from drawing the next character because I have no idea what they’re going to look like. Top hat? Pointy beard? Coat with tails? Something like that.

More work in progress. Saturday, Jan 5 2008 


Another half-completed strip. Needed to take a break from The Book. This one is turning out far more depressing than I had expected.

I’ve noticed that there’s an optimal time of night for me to be listening to music. Too early and my brain is too active; too late and my brain is too sleepy. If I listen to the right song at the right time it can break through the wall that usually prevents me from getting emotionally affected by music. Tonight’s song: Cities In Dust by Siouxsie.

Cosmic Latte #002 Friday, Dec 28 2007 


Notice how the comic numbering is in triple digits? I’m slightly intimidated by that.

Cosmic Latte #002 (Work In Progress) Thursday, Dec 27 2007 


While only two and a half people are reading this comic, I don’t see why I shouldn’t post works in progress. The small writing say something like “telephone booth of police”. There is no logical reason why it’s written in Italian. “No logical reason” will be a regular theme in this comic. As will “something that popped into my head”.

Also, “I have only a flimsy notion of where this strip is going”.

Cosmic Latte #1 (with differently shaped speech bobbles) Wednesday, Dec 26 2007 


I’ve decided not to get rid of these guys after all. Whatever. I only started this project a couple of weeks ago, so I’m allowed to be indecisive.

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