It’s So Damn Hot

By Mookie | June 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Up here in Massachusetts we’ve been under the effects of a heatwave these past three days. We’re all miserable and sticky and I hate it. The past two summers I’ve vowed to not use an air conditioner, and the last two summers were successful in that endeavor. I hate air conditioners. They rattle my walls … Continue reading “It’s So Damn Hot”

Last Day of School

By Mookie | June 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

Yesterday was my son’s last day of school. It was weird ending the school year on a Monday, but there’s little anyone could have done about that. My son has officially completed the third grade, and come September he will be a fourth grader. Time moves ever onward. Ending the school year on a Monday … Continue reading “Last Day of School”

The Look That Breaks The Fourth Wall

By Mookie | June 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

In yesterday’s update Ragna looks right at us after swearing that no one would ever see her looking vulnerable or intimate. It’s a fourth-wall break that, perhaps, doesn’t fit in the tone of the story of the dwarves; but it did, definitely, make me laugh. Dominic and many others during the Oracle for Hire years … Continue reading “The Look That Breaks The Fourth Wall”

Summer Is Coming

By Mookie | June 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

My son’s school district is nearing its last day of school for the year. In less than one week my son will be done with the third grade and move on to being a fourth grader. And in the middle of that is the thing he loves most of all… Summer vacation. Summer break is … Continue reading “Summer Is Coming”

Kissing My High School Crush On Stage

By Mookie | June 6, 2024 | 0 Comments

I was a theater kid in high school. I did all four Fall dramas and Spring musicals during my four years, and all of them made for some of my most cherished memories. In particular, the production of Guys & Dolls during my junior year, where I was inexplicably cast as Sky Masterson and got … Continue reading “Kissing My High School Crush On Stage”

There’s Power In Your Name

By Mookie | June 4, 2024 | 0 Comments

It’s June, which is Pride month! I’m straight myself, but I have many queer friends and have been welcomed into many queer spaces over the years. But while I’m an ally to the queer community, I do relate to them in one aspect: the importance and power of choosing your own name. I’ve got no … Continue reading “There’s Power In Your Name”

Lightning In A Bottle

By Mookie | May 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

A few months ago, while Garth and I were out to dinner during AwesomeCon, I told him I would love to collaborate with him again some day. He, of course, is quite busy with his own projects and new opportunities, so it’s not like “some day” would be happening any time soon, or even ever … Continue reading “Lightning In A Bottle”

Butting Heads With My Boy

By Mookie | May 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

We’re going through a phase with my nine-year-old son where he’s just turning everything into a confrontation. It really sucks. The littlest reprimand spoken in a calm voice, or even the warning of consequences if he doesn’t do what we’re asking him to do, will escalate from stubborn refusal or passive aggressive ignoring us to … Continue reading “Butting Heads With My Boy”

Message Boards Forever Wounded Me

By Mookie | May 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

Back when I first started doing webcomics I thought that one of the essential things you needed was a message board for your site. So, after a couple of years, I implemented one into the site! It was the single worst mistake of my career. You can imagine why. The boards were quickly taken over … Continue reading “Message Boards Forever Wounded Me”

The Abomination Vaults

By Mookie | May 21, 2024 | 0 Comments

Last week my friends and I wrapped up a long-running game session, where we played Pathfinder Second Edition’s excellent dungeon crawl, The Abomination Vaults. When we started this adventure several years(!) ago I thought it was going to be a simple, casual, and classic adventure of heroes descending into a deep dungeon to vanquish an … Continue reading “The Abomination Vaults”