Early update for strip 155 is here. I hope you like it!
- 4 days ago
- 3 weeks ago
Took this from my friend munia here goes:
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
- The Lost World , by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I was in Kindergarten when I got a glimpse of this book my mother had in a shelf. The book had a T-Rex about to eat a man, and when I was a kid, that scared the shit out of me. Inside there were pictures as well, not much, but really detailed and gruesome for a five years old. I read it when I was twelve and I loved it. But never got out of my mind the cover and the impression it gave me.
- Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach. A girl I loved gave me this one, it was an unrequited love, and she gave me a book about a seagull who sacrifices his life for something that everyone considered impossible, even sacrilegious for the flock. Says a lot about the relationship we had.
- Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. I read this one not long ago, and while it didn’t leave an impression as strong as books I read in my youth, it opened my eyes on a cruel reality that is still relevant nowadays. Needless to say, I took an interest in objetivism after it.
- Dune, by Frank Herbert. This one got me in after watching the miniseries, which I strongly recommend, but, the book still holds the test of time for me, and I think it was also relevant as a study of cold war policies, though I admit it’s kinda subjective on that matter. Still a great read I recommend on its own, outside the political shenanigans.
- Fatherland, by Robert Harris. This is one of my favourites police thrillers, and what makes it great its the careful world setting it uses. A Germany that won the WWII, occupying half of Europe, and a murder that might reveal things aren’t what they seem in the fatherland. I really recommend this to Noir film and police thrillers fans.
- XPD by Len Deighton. This one is a spy thriller, set in USA, after word is out that someone might have evidence of a meeting Churchil and Hitler had in 1940 to decide how to end the war and split Europe between them before the Atlantic Letter, and how every spy agency in the world wants to get their hands on it. Great characters and a nice constructed setting.
- Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. Another dystopia story, with a strong message of dominance through pleasure and slavery through early indoctrination. It’s a really heavy story, once you think how people can be dominated peacefully though what they enjoy, not by fear. A must read.
- The Mistery of the Yellow Room, by Gaston Leroux. (I share this one with my friend Munia =D) One of the first mystery novel I ever read, featuring an assault on a locked room, and a journalist willing to do anything just to find the truth, even breaking law. I really liked the story and how the chemistry between characters worked.
- Halfway house, by Ellery Queen. The first Ellery Queen novel I read, it’s really easy on the narration, and what was great was that before the final chapter, the book challenges the reader to solve the case, because all the hints and evidence were already available for the reader to solve it. Another one I cannot recommend enough to mystery freaks like me. =D
So, there we go, ten books isn’t enough for me, I wanted to mention the Princess Bride, Father Brown short stories and Maigret detective stories, and so many others, but this will have to do. I won’t tag anyone, whoever wants to do it, feel free to do so, and let’s share our catalogue for everyone to see and maybe we can get someone else interested in one of those, that would be swell. =)
- 3 weeks ago
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- 1 month ago
Strip 151 updated as part of the early update for fans!
Check it out here!
- 1 month ago
I decided to close today the character popularity poll I run in my webcomic, and here are the results! Thanks to all of those who take their time to vote for their fave.
If I have to comment on it, the results are pretty much expected, Kenneth and Miriam are support characters, and while I think they’re awesome, I never hoped for any of them in the top three.
I’ve been following the poll flow from time to time and there was a moment before my hiatus that seemed like Jonny was taking the lead, that certainly surprised me, in any case, thanks to the voters again, and just in case I decided to reset the poll and start over.
I’ll make another illustration once that poll is closed.
Oh, and by the way, you can expect an update later today. I’m working on my comics again and I plan to continue!