Friday, November 26, 2010


In which I lay out the case for declaring "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride" a rather mean thing to say.

I don't make a lot of wishes, because it's very rare for a wish to come true without me doing a lot of work first. That means that it was just a Goal, which is less exciting. I prefer to be completely surprised by joy, because if I go around looking for it I end up trampling the tiny rodent-sized creature that joy usually manifests as. I call her Happy the Rat.

Unfortunately, the squeaks of pain are not nearly as joyful.

The main point of wishes is to make them about other people, about The Future, or both. For instance, I wish that in The Future I will-can catch a space freighter to as far from other people as possible. Tangent! I also wish that "will be able to" weren't so lame sounding. In The Future, I will rule grammar with an iron fist. Any deviations from my prescriptivist claptrap will be punishable by fine. To be deposited into the will-can set up by the courtroom door.

Oh, who am I kidding, this whole post is a tangent.

I need to write a webcomic series for those times when my posts feel lame. I'd just make thirty strips in advance, and post them whenever I'm dissatisfied with my rambling that day. It would also learn me a valuable lesson about layout and such.

There, that's my official Wish. No take-backs or it won't come true. Your job is to float deliberately horrible title suggestions my way so that I have a jumping-off point.

It can't be called "Wishful Thinking".


The Museum of the Theoretical

A comic apropos from one of my favorite non-story webcomics, Subnormality.

250 words? Yes
Book "Lived Too Long To Die"
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  1. Personally, I want to hear follow up on your coffee drinking binge. But I'm a regular reader, so maybe I know too much about your life already.

    Anyway, a web comic would be great for just filling in those days when you don't have anything "Genius" to say. I'm starting to think a lot of my posting looks the same, since I sort of "command" it to come forth; but I'd rather produce an interesting blog than a dummy dummy "journal."

    M'eh. Let's see the comic. Or, let's have a comic contest. Combat Comics. Points for wits and blood. Battle Blogs Combat Comics.

    I need to get out of the house already.

  2. Ah, yes. My coffee/tea-only thing ended on the morning of the 25th when I consumed an entire chicken and then biked 20km to the river to buy and consume delicious fresh fish for lunch. Thanksgiving! No ill effects, but I did bike back leisurely and fall asleep immediately after arriving at my house.

    At least this post stuck to the topic and introduced a Creative outlet. I count it as "OK". Still, I'll make a webcomic strip or two. We shall see.


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