I haven't forgotten to post, I've been in stealth!

...Because I play a rougue... Just one of the many (n>=2 that I can think of so far) things I said I've done, having said I never would. But more on that later.

Biggest piece of news, even if everyone who reads this already knows, Echo and I moved in together! W00t!!! Some have been angry at this, others have not. I can't speak for her, but as for myself, if you don't like it, suck it up. The lease is signed, so barring injury*, were staying there. xP

More stuff that's happened since february... Hmmm... Well, as hinted in the title, I have a WoW account now. I'm a L7 Night-Elf Rogue (read: NEWB). also, I have begun to watch Glee and I like it CantStandItBecauseGleeIsJustAnotherStupidPopCultureObsession! Seriously, though, I can see why it caught on so well. Each and every character is instantly polarizing, but none of them seem to be one-dimensional.

Oh, yeah, despite swearing to never take another online class after the fiasco wherein I nearly failed a basic computer class, I am registered for nothing else this quarter. I've got my second business class, my first accounting class, and an intro to C++. I think. Echo knows. Anyway, the quarter doesnt start until the 6th, so I'm currently spending my days in the lounge in th student union of Echo's school, doing whatever I feel like, within the confines of the law. Also, Echo and I may or may not be attending a concert on 2011-9-30. The band played the quad a few days ago, and they're really good. One of the singers has a spot-on Freddy Mercury voice, and the guitarist gets a Marshall double-stack just for him, his '89 SG, and his bitchin' Stratocaster.

Alright, thats all I can think of. Oh, wait, Echo and I started going to the gym again today. Hence my body is sore.

Now that's it.

Oh, and I'm probably going to have a new TINTWYLF up soon reasonably soon soonish this year. Maybe?

*It should be noted that the injury must be at least reasonably blamed on the apartment owners for this to apply.


Everything Old Is New Again

...Or at least most things are, and the rest are trying to be.

My ex texted me today. We're still texting, as a matter of fact. Here are some of the things I have learned in the past half hour:

Her friendship with her best friend (who hated [hates?] me) is over.
Her friendship with her "big brother" is over.

Her former best friend
my former best friend

She wants closure.
If we can be friends again, great. If not, oh, well. If we can, but not yet, that's cool, too. This is all subject to the approval and involvement of our respective fiancées. Drama at its least likely to ever see a video camera.

What with Echo's ex only recently having left the picture, and mine now back in it, not to mention the fact than my ex (henceforth called "C") once ran in the same circles as A, this should prove to be quite the "interesting" summer.



There aren't words to describe just how good it felt to visit Grandma and Grandpa today in city-about-an-hour-South-of-here. We sat and talked for awhile, and the word "engaged"was used in front of Echo's family for the first time; we had the best chicken soup I've ever had; Echo and I taught Grandma and Grandpa how to play Mexican Train dominoes; and we had TURTLE TRACKS ICE GREAM!!!!!!

It's truly amazing the degree to which spending time with family and having fun can outright remove any Devlin that may be going on in your life from the realm of the conscious (Echo and I just recently saw Just Go With It).

It is now late and I am desirous of sleep. Maybe I will tell you ("you" meaning the ONE person who both reads this blog AND doesn't know) about the Devlin that's going on lateer. Like in the next post I make.


Seriously, stop reading now.

Oh, right.

That WOULD be easier if I stopped typing, wouldn't it?

I'm tired...



"A reads WEBCOMICS?!"

I have been repeating that uncomprehendingly for hours now, both aloud until it got annoying, and inside my head after the fact.

Until tonight, I had thought A was an individual with whom the only things I would ever have in common would be Echo, B, and music, in which we have very different tastes. Then the unthinkable happened.

In the middle of a conversation between the four of us, relating to technology, A pipes up with a reference to Control-Alt-Delete!!!

Now, I don't know if I have emphasized, or even mentioned this here, but the extent of A's gaming is Wii Sports, Kinect Adventures, Dance Central, and some Super Mario Bros 2. So to hear undeniable proof that she reads CAD is like finding a forum post on foxnews.com signed "President Barack Obama" from an IP backtraced to the white house. WTF in a very good, but nonetheless colossal way.

This means that not only do we have something in common that Echo and B don't as much yet (when time allows, Echo and I will be reading the archives of some of my favorites), but that said "something" is something I not only like but love.

It's true. I'm passionate about webcomics.

Now I know that any future SDCC plans won't have to be just Echo and me, nor Echo, B, and me, with A running around and screaming at cosplayers (although, she's entirely likely to do that anyway). No, there is a possibility, no matter how big or small, or how far into the future, that she'll be as excited for her second time as I am for my first.

And that sounded a lot less dirty in my head...

"Scotch Tape"
Bond With Someone at Least a Little
REWARD: Eventual ComiCon tickets


How To Be A True American: Step 1: Be PROUD To Be An American. Step 2: Paperwork. Step 3:... THAT'S ALL THERE IS!!!!!!!

This was sent to me by my mom, who got it from my dad, who got it from a guy at work:


'My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has
been completed.

Since Congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our
mission in Iraq is complete.

This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces
from Iraq . This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to
begin the reckoning.

Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which
have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short . The
United Kingdom , Spain , Bulgaria , Australia , and Poland are some of the
countries listed there.

The other list contains every one not on the first list. Most of the world's
nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of
both lists later this evening.

Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those
nations on List 2 ceases indefinitely. The money saved during the first year
alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the Iraqi war. THEN EVERY YEAR


The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell
holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.

Need help with a famine ? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France ..

In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money
toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home. On that
note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you
down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.

Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France or maybe China .

I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France ,
and Russia . Thanks for all your help, comrades.. We are retiring from NATO
as well..

I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN
diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid parking
tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and
crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this. You creeps
have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or
watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the
finest chop shops in the world. I love New York.

A special note to our neighbors: Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to
be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not pissing
us off for a change.

Mexico is also on List 2. Its president and his entire corrupt government
really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple thousand extra
tanks and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to put
'em? Yep, border security.

Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting

We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we'll be drilling for oil
in Alaska -which will take care of this country's oil needs for decades to
come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you
to List 2 above: pick a country and move there.

It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens.
Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, 'darn tootin.'

Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world
has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet.
It is time to eliminate hunger in America . It is time to eliminate
homelessness in America . To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thank
you guys. We owe you and we won't forget.

To the nations on List 2, a final thought : You might want to learn to speak

God bless America .. Thank you and good night.'

If you can read this in English, thank a soldier

Must... Not... RAGEQUIT!!!!!!!

So yeah, I haven't blogged in awhile. Sue me.

This week's assignment in my intro to psych class has three parts: give an example from Remember the Titans of each of six prejudice-related psych things, tell of two times you've seen prejudice decrease, and tell how you're prejudiced now and how you could work on fixing that. Sounds innocuous enough, except for the fact that I don't have any prejudices.

I am fully aware that everyone you see has eir own life and is going through their own struggles, most of which are probably at least as bad as yours and similar in nature. Some stupid people have blond hair. Some also have red, brown, black, green, or purple hair. I apparently can't get better than a 70% this week unless I'm an asshole.


I haz a job!!!

Yes! That's right! I are no longer t3h unemployed mooch!

And for the first time out of four (5 if you check my facebook) jobs, I am actually making a wage. No commission, no tipshare. I work 10 hours, I get $72.50 for it. Dang that's a lot of money... And when I consider that I worked 5.5 hours today, putting my first paycheck ALREADY at almost $40... Yesterday having $10 was "being rich" and I made QUADRUPLE THAT today!

xD doesn't even BEGIN to cover it!

"...you lazy bum"
Get a job.
Reward: Money! Duh!


True boredom

Not only did I just blog twice three times in one night, the first two were in free verse, which I've always had trouble with, but one was entirely a setup for a forever alone meme that didn't even have a picture. I'm sleepy...



Dinosaur death
Earth covered
Long time
More time
Still more
Bored skeleton
Still waiting
[millennia later]
soon please?
More time
/sigh boring
Scientiest digs
Wrong place
Scientist digs
Wrong again
Ad nauseum
Scientist digs
Find dinosaur
Dug out
Dusted off
Propped up
Exhibit opens
Child remarks:
"Poor dinosaur...

...Forever a bone"

Need To Sleep...

I need to sleep...

Sad day
Made fiancée worry
Didn't get stuff done
BLEEP-ton of snow

Happy day
Dinner with family
Xbox with Echo
First time for both
Since 20 1 0

Stupid brain
Empty blog post
Nothing to say
Nobody to compliment
Nowhere to go

I need to sleep...
I can't...


Last Of A Pair?

Aren't roommates supposed to share things?

Obviously, I don't mean everything, but aren't having-significant-others-over privileges supposed to be the same? Or I'm-having-a-bad-day-and-and-hearing-the-two-of-you-giggle-together-when-my-significant-other-and-I-can't-right-now-is-making-it-worse privileges?

That's all I'm going to say.



Sometimes I blog to help me fall asleep. Right now I'm blogging to give me something to do to help me stay awake.

Boring 4-hour Introduction to Psychology class, I an in you.


Got up really rough today. "That's all I have to say about that."

Saw Tron: Legacy last night with Echo. Epicness, even seeing most of it for the second time. We went the other day, and just as Cora said, "You might say, I'm..." the power died across the entire block. I was under the impression that they were going to reuse the line from almost immediately before and finish it with "...the last Iso." Echo had no idea how the line would end. Turns out it was why would I tell you this here? Go see it! It's awesome!

I'm running out of things to write about, and I'm getting sleepier by the minute.

People are apparently stupid. I can almost understand the gut reaction that a bat isn't a mammal (almost) but really? People have trouble identifying a penguin as a bird?


Bonus points to anyone who can tell me the pattern of those numbers. And yes, I'm aware Echo is probably going to see it immediately and make me feel stupid.

We were just shown the midget-in-the-elevator conundrum. I was one of 3 people who had ever heard it.

Apparently "imagine you've had three interviews and were offered 2 of the jobs" is a feasible scenario for everyone in the room but me. Sad face...

Aaaaaand now were on break, and I no longer have a source of material to write about... End of blog post. Time to do something else.



Amazing that it's taken this long to make my first post of 2011.

Recently I have been getting as much sleep as though it were perpetually finals week, and it haz been about that quality, too.the other day I was finally able to fall asleep at about 0545, with my alarm going off at 0630. I'm frickin tired.

Now I find myself in a boring class wherein the instructor is teaching a DIFFERENT class while we sit and wait for him to get to a stopping point so he'll turn his attention to us. Because having an 0800-1000 class and a 1000-1200 class just doesn't make sense. Instead, the obvious solution is to have both classes show up for a 0800-1200 class twice a week and spend half of that time waiting our turn for the instructor.

My comic is coming along. My second fully fleshed out strip has the bqckgrounds in place, and is scripted, not in that order.

I really hate this class...