Feb. 28th, 2010 10:00 am
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Ceara's a bit of a sadist isn't she? Jacinda is Ceara's best friend and tries to be a moral compass for her. It doesn't always work out so well.

Also, as a reminder, I also have the comic on a feed here on LJ as well :

I'll keep posting the comics here for a while, probably until the end of the month, and then they'll be on the feed or Drunk Duck exclusively.


Jan. 29th, 2010 12:00 am
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Yes, it's early. I only get one day off this weekend, and I'm going out tomorrow. I need to interact with the humans I like in real life.

Yes, it's one you've seen before. But now it's properly credited and it's PRETTY.

Yes, it's huge. Fucking deal with it.
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I will have another comic up this weekend (keep your fingers crossed, there). I've been fucking around with the html on Blogger, and I can't for the life of me figure this shit out. I mean, basic html, like increasing the width of the body/post area, I can deal with. In fact, I kind of already did that. As you can see, I am brilliant at fucking up code.

I'm happy with the layout (for now anyway). The new size of the body is just right for the width of the comic. Actually, the next one and the ones following should be just a couple dozen pixels slimmer. All I really want is to get the sidebar back to where it's supposed to be, instead of at the bottom of the page, where it's hanging around like a vestigial tail.

I'll wait while you Google "vestigial tail" and then yell at me.

So anyway, does anyone have a clue what I'm talking about, or could give me a link to something that could help me out? I'm tired and cranky, and I'm likely to fuck it up worse if I keep messing with it tonight.
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I just finished the first comic.

I realize it looks crappy compared to some of my other stuff. I wanted to get this finished and posted by the 7th, but I started work, and that unfortunately takes precedence. Doodling don't pay me.

I set up a Blogger account a while back, so that's going to be the main home for all this nonsense: You're All Fired

And I also have a spare LJ account I haven't touched in years. LJ image hosting is pretty reliable, so that's what I'm using for now. And to promote around LJ as well. It's this username: [ profile] dexwrites

I swear, I've spent more time on getting the sites together (and that's just the bare bones crap - customization will come later) than I did drawing the damn thing.

The art will get better, I swear. I literally drew this in like 20 minutes and then spent maybe a half-hour to 45 minutes in Photoshop cleaning it up and lettering. I wanted to get it out by the 7th, but then I started working, so I at least wanted to get it done over this weekend. I might start coloring them eventually, or just color special ones. I haven't decided yet.

At any rate. There it is. I await the scathing criticism now. *braces self*
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Just so I have something positive (and not weird) to post about today. And I'm just really happy my contacts aren't giving me any problems *crosses fingers*

It's still Batwoman, but this was posted up on [ profile] scans_daily and I loooove it. :D

Cut for big (but pretty) picture... )
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This week I am thankful for...

Laughter. It's such a simple thing, but when you go for a while without it, you don't realize how it makes a hell of a lot of difference in your well-being. I love laughing. I love complex jokes that make you think, but I still bust a gut at some of the most base, childish things.

I like watching or listening to stand up comics when I'm down or just bored. Some of my favorites are Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Mitch Hedberg (RIP to those guys), Margaret Cho, Eddie Izzard, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Stephen Lynch and Jeff Dunham. I miss when Bill Cosby was still funny. The Himself show still cracks me up.

And I wouldn't really count him as a comedian, but Kevin Smith is a great storyteller. If you've never seen it, An Evening With Kevin Smith and the sequel, Evening Harder are fucking hilarious. I guarantee you that if you ever say "Would you like a portion?" to me in a smarmy British accent, I will be on the floor rolling.

Oh here, seeing it for yourself is funnier than my explanation. )


May. 6th, 2008 02:15 pm
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Oh Karen, I feel your pain. *laughs*
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Today's been pretty good. Nothing to complain about, really, which is a nice thing. I went to Winchester to interview at EDS. Of course they offered me a job. The job is for Sprint! Which also owns Nextel, which I know way too damn much about. ACS is the company that has the customer care call center in Lexington. What they do in Winchester is the technical support line, mainly for Blackberries and Treos and such. So I wouldn't be dealing with people calling to scream "Why did you turn my damn phone off?!" Instead I'll get to hear "Why doesn't this damn phone work right?!"

Ah well. Could be worse. Call centers don't bother me, nor do screaming customers. I can sit and listen to it all day and not be affected by it, because I just remove myself from the situation and realize they're not yelling at me, per se, but rather at the company. I'm just the voice on the end of the line that represents it.

Although, as I was coming back from Winchester, I got a call from the US Bank branch here in town for an interview as a teller. I'm going over there tomorrow for that. If that works out, I'd rather take a job here closer to home to save on gas mileage. $3.35 a gallon my pasty white tattooed ass. Cost me $50 from a 1/4 tank to fill up this morning. Shenanigans, I say.

There was something I noticed and was rather creeped out by: )
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On the left is Chris. On the right, from the top, is Justin, Sara, me, and Gena. It was a long day and we were very tired and delirious. I even took videos.

I hate my laugh. Also, I got a few clips of the Jedi(s) performing lightsaber duels, which were pretty good. They had these modified Force FX sabers that are way stronger than the stock version, so they could kick some fuckin' ass.
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I just got a text from Gracie saying that she sent a stoned text message to someone with my old number talking about tits and Xanax. I LOL'D. :p

Also! I went to the meeting about the insurance sales job this morning and it looks promising so far. I got a call this afternoon requesting a second interview, so I get to go to Louisville (ugh) on Monday for that.

Tomorrow is the big comic convention, the first this sleepy little burg has ever seen. So I'm helping with that tonight and tomorrow. Sara, Justin and I just took a break for food, then we're going back down to pack up some more shit to take to the convention center in the morning.

Also, I punched a fifty year old man. To be fair, he deserved it.
dextra: (Firefly - Twixt my nethers)
I've just been either busy or distracted. So here's a list to save my sanity:

1. My mother called me yesterday upset because she'd been sick, and when she went to the doctor, found out she has diabetes. I'm not too surprised, because her father had it. But yay. One more disease to put on the list of possible things that will kill me. Apparently she's got a pretty bad case, since the doc wants to try her on pills before going straight to insulin, but told Mom that the insulin is looking like the only way to go.

2. I'm going job hunting on Monday, since the roads are clear again. And I don't have relatives all over my house.

3. I've been trying to help Chris out with the store. I've been getting convention materials together, and making signs and whatnot. I like doing it, and since it directly affects the welfare of my children, well, how can I not help out. Plus, hey, comics.

4. Also, the weekend before my birthday (April 26th or 27th) I've been shanghaied into attending Botcon, which is a Transformers convention. I know people going, and it's good for business, so I'm getting the store registered for that. And since it's in Cincinatti, I'm hitting the LUSH store while I'm there. *GLARINGLY OBVIOUS HINT, LEENIE*

5. I bought the children a robotic panda. The longer the day goes on, the more I am regretting this decision.

6. I have a ginormous pile of boxes in the kitchen that still need to be broken down and put out with the garbage. I'll get around to it. Eventually.

7. I bought a power screwdriver and a bit for dealing with stripped screws, because I am intelligent. And because half my bed is still in the living room.

8. I got a little irritated at a friend for showing up unannounced at Chris and Sara's house because he was looking for me. One, that's not cool. Two, it was Valentine's Day. I had bought alcohol for us all and they were going to have pity on me and drink with me. Instead, Adam shows up with his girlfriend's brother (who none of us had ever met) and just hangs out there. So I finished my drink and had them follow me to my place. I didn't mind hanging out with them, but a phone call would have been nice. Plus, the whole showing up at Chris' house was not cool because there was apparently a problem with Adam hitting on people when their significant others were not around. So...that wasn't good. And I felt like an asshole because I told Adam to come hang out "sometime". I didn't mean THAT NIGHT.

9. I'm going to dismantle that goddamn panda while the kids are asleep tonight. I can feel the urge rising.

10. Or, alternately, I just really need to get laid.
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Yes, it's sick and depraved. Yes it will give your children nightmares. It is the greatest fucking Christmas story ever told - The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special - now in glorious live action.

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Just got this in the daily spam from Uncle Warren:

Mike Wieringo died of a heart attack on Sunday.

I loved his artwork. For those of you that don't know, he was a comic book artist. A damn good one at that. :(
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I did this on MySpace, just so I wouldn't have to get too involved. Cause I'm such a team player and all. This is a list of the places I go to online, just in case anyone goes to these places and wonders why there's a Dex deficiency. *snort*

But first: I send pictures of myself to crazy Englishmen for them to do with as they wish.

The dirty dozen: )

Oh, and I finally took a picture of my latest tattoo... )

My only plans for the weekend are to clean the house and make pretty things. I think I can do that. :)
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For those of you who read MacHall, or Matt Boyd & Ian McConville's new comic Three Panel Soul, you'll probably be surprised by what happened to Matt today.

Matt was working as a contractor for a branch of the government. He made the mistake of being interested in the hobby of paper target shooting at about the same time as the VA Tech shootings and talking to someone about this hobby at work. Keep in mind he wasn’t even talking about those shootings, in fact he was discussing how he wanted a gun which would make it difficult to kill someone.

He was promptly fired and not allowed back to work because people were scared of him.

To top it all off, he was later visited by police detectives for making a comic about his experience, because it was a “borderline terroristic threat.”

Now, didn't I say after the Alan Lee incident (the kid who was arrested over an English paper) that people would be acting fucking stupid after the VT shootings? Yeah. Welcome to Stupidville. Population: us.

Edit: For reference, I found this story via [profile] indigoskynet, who posted it last night. There was a bit about it in the Three Panel Soul news, but it was removed after the police incident.
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I am thankful for a good night's sleep to clear my head.

I am thankful that the office is quieter today.

I am thankful that the tablet and pen set I bought works great with Photoshop once I got used to how it works.

I am thankful for comics. They can sometimes provide a trigger for an emotional release, which I think I just needed. I have three examples:

1. This probably will mean nothing to those that don't follow 52, but the image of two spirits hovering over a pit made me wibble. Seeing the woman say "Honey, your nose is twitching" made me go into "Awwww!" fits.

2. Yesterday's Something*Positive strip:
For a little background, Mr. MacIntire has Alzheimer's, and it's just starting to take hold of his mind. The girl is his son's best friend, Pee Jee.

3. Strangers in Paradise #89. There's way too much background for a short description, but I'll try. The blonde is Katchoo (I have a few icons of her, like this one). The brunette is Francine. They're out in New Mexico trying to find a place to spread David's (the only man Katchoo has ever loved) ashes. David died of brain cancer a few issues back.

They come across this huge house with a phenomenal view, which is where we come in:
I will get you all to love comic books whether you want to or not ;) )
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So I've been a busy girl the last week or so. The office is finally done, everything works (as far as we know), and now I've got to decorate my office. The walls are a nice, soft cappuccino kind of color, but still very empty. I'd like suggestions, particularly from you artsy folk. I'd like to show off my friends' stuff first. :)

Ashley is such a bad influence. Well, not really. It kind of goes both ways. She'd mentioned getting a tattoo for her birthday, but was kind of on the fence about it. So I told her that I'd get one if she got one. And then a couple of her other friends, Sarah and Tabetha, said they would too. So Friday night we all did that (after a couple of rounds of margaritas at Chili's).

So this is what I got: )

Other than that, Dan came up and stayed with us on Saturday. Pretty much from Wednesday night through Saturday night there was alcohol involved. I didn't get a hangover or sick or anything, but I realized why it is that I don't drink like that anymore. I've been dragging my ass for days. I managed to not go to the gym at all last week. So when I went Monday night, it kicked my ass, but I didn't slack. And I'm going tonight as well, and maybe tomorrow too. They're having a yoga class tomorrow night, and I want to get in for that.

Well, time to make the donuts. I'll post a picture of the new tat when it heals. It's in that slightly scabby/flaky stage right now and looks kinda gross. :p

For Eric

Jan. 24th, 2007 11:01 am
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And another one just for the hell of it )
dextra: (Smallville plzkthx)
Tonight's episode is the geek nirvana episode that we've all been waiting for, entitled Justice.

Green Arrow, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Impulse (they couldn't use the Flash name for some reason) are ALL appearing in this episode. Probably the closest thing to a Justice League episode we'll see. No Martian Manhunter in this episode, but he's supposed to show up again before the season's out.

I'm all geektwitterish.*

*Yes, another new word. One day I'll write my dictionary.

Too cute.

Dec. 1st, 2006 08:09 am
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Yet another cute Buddha comic from Sinfest that helped the grump melt away:


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