Daily archives: May 27, 2004

Day Job

Can you make a living doing a webcomic?

I intend to find out for myself as soon as webcomicsnation goes live and I can put Deputised Experts and Mary Tales up. The system allows for a few days free content and subscription for older strips, but I am also considering several of the methods discussed in this article as other methods of making money.

via Plastic

The 'Was it worth the pittance we paid to get in' film chart

These Orange Wednesday deals are great. Troy cost just �1.75 last night (apart from the poor odd numbered soul who had to pay full price. We either need to get even or rotate the odd one out every time.) It was definitely worth that much. So far there are only two films in the list- The League of Extraordinary Van Helsing and Troy. LEVH was pants but not abysmal, acceptably �1.90s worth. Troy was definitely better. The effects were more effectively used and the story- no matter how seriously it mauled The Iliad- better handled.

Next week- The Day After Tomorrow. The week after that- Harry Potter. I expect Tomorrow to fall somewhere between LEVH and Troy and Potter to top the list. After that? Maybe Jersey Girl, Shrek 2, Spidey 2, Thunderbirds, King Arthur….. and that just takes us up to the end of July.

We should try to do a mass photo of the FACT notice some time, just for silliness.

Hide the art supplies

On Die Puny Humans, an email about terrorism paranoia gone insane.

“Today, there is no legal way to stop huge corporations from putting genetically altered material in our food,” said Defense Fund spokeswoman Carla Mendes. “Yet owning the equipment required to test for the presence of ‘Frankenfood’ will get you accused of ‘terrorism.’ You can be illegally detained by shadowy government agents, lose access to your home, work, and belongings, and find that your recently deceased spouse’s body has been taken away for ‘analysis.'”