Moonbeard

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It’s dark, its funny, and its name is Moonbeard

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This is an internet-comic (a comic that is on the internet).

It is updated once every harvest moon. Or, after an especially bountiful harvest, weekly. Maybe Thursday.

James Squires is the creator and he lives in Wellington, New Zealand and he draws pictures and puts them on the internet.

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The mostly black and white and sometimes red, blue or green comic appeals to me in a very strange way. The depth of some comics is also very surprising. Perhaps this is because I’m just lookin to be amused with an interesting comic and not to be knowledge blasted.

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This comic is unlike many i have viewed. It’s original, got a tiny cultish following, and the cute drawings are just plain awesome. The innocence of the illustrations sets up a background that the dialogue and imagery usually completely destroy by the time the punchline hits.

The comic is visually similar to Cyanide and Happiness in that the illustrations are adorable and the humor is very similar, both using absurdist comedy and unexpectedness.

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Some of my readers seemed to like the last online comic review I did, so I thought I’d do another one; shove this in your knowledge hole!

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All human beings at one point in time have been fascinated by the idea of a utopian society whose inhabitants have not yet discovered pants. S.M.B.C. has the answer to this question and many many more!

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The escapist says this about smbc: “ It is a humor webcomic, based around random, unconnected jokes. It generally covers mature topics, but can range into science and nerd humor. As an added bonus, they have a side video started in the same vein as Cyanide and Happiness’ occasional videos (although these are made IRL).”

 

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“Most of SMBC’s humor is set up as classic misdirection, showing a picture or 2 that seem obvious or normal, then there’s an added caption that completely changes the context to something strange. That said, the webcomic also uses the traditional sequential panel style to make jokes. Shock humor also makes a few appearances, many times combining with the misdirection. On the other hand, random humor is largely absent from the comic, but considering everyone’s stance on it that might be points in SMBC’s favor.

When considering topics, SMBC prefers to use adult humor in the majority of comics. This can be sex related or parody relationships themselves. There are also quite a few other topics, however. Science is a major topic parodied in it, mostly the culture surrounding it rather than the concepts themselves. This has the bonus of being easily understood by people that aren’t as into the subject. Other topics include (but are not limited to): aliens, drugs/drinking, and exploiting the classic target of nerds.”

-Gracias

 

Poorly Drawn Lines

Sometimes in the world you find something beautiful and simplistic that speaks to you. To me that thing is the amazing webcomic Poorly Drawn Lines.

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According to his website “Reza Farazmand draws comics and writes things”.

Reza is also an undeniably proud horse

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The genius comic Poorly Drawn Lines is updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

I started following this comic about a year ago and I really like it. Simply put it makes me happy, and brings light to my day.

Without a doubt it’s my favorite online webcomic.

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The comics have a very simple, aesthetic artistic style, using very light shades and extremely dull colors for the most part. The particular style of humor varies from comic to comic but generally some absurd dry humor is center stage.

Everything looks cute, innocent and like they belong in a children’s book which makes most, if not all, punchlines all the more unexpected.

The daily star says this about Reza’s work: ” The tales range from long to short, from fiction to non-fiction, and from cannibalism to moustaches to swords to nature and to how babies suck. Harmless-looking, talking animals are the subject of many of his comics. As for recurring characters, there are Astronaut Bill and Jacques Cousteau.”

Too true.

-Comment below with your opinion.

 

T&J

tom-and-jerryTom and Jerry have fed our collective sadomasochistic desired for generations.

All of us have at one point wanted to drop an anvil on someones head, or squish them through a spoogetti roller. Whatever the voices in your head tell you to do most of it can be seen on Tom and Jerry.

Tom and Jerry is a series of theatrical animated cartoon films created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, centering on a never-ending rivalry between a cat (Tom) and a mouse (Jerry) whose chases and battles often involved comic violence (despite this they sometimes become allies to defeat a ‘greater enemy’ such as Spike the dog).

tom-and-jerry-002-01It’s  an old show that has gone on for a long time, and continued to make us smile for years. The plots are when Tom ( a cat) chases Jerry ( a mouse). The plot isn’t repetative and never gets old. This show has an enormity of clever ideas for Jerry to beat up Tom and always win. I give it 1,000, out of 10!

Tom-And-Jerry-tom-and-jerry-11065134-705-412Although the new series seems stale and played out I wish they never ended the original series. I have to admit I cried when it ended. I grew up with the show. Even my parents remember growing up with it. It was the rare type of funny violence that somehow kids knew not to do. Over or not, they will always have a place in my heart.

Transcendence is the driver of intuition.

You and I are dreamweavers of the dreamscape. Nothing is impossible.

How should you navigate this joyous grid?

The dreamscape is calling to you via superpositions of possibilities. Can you hear it? Have you found your myth? Although you may not realize it, you are sacred.

The future will be a powerful unfolding of growth. We are being called to explore the solar system itself as an interface between balance and coherence. We must learn how to lead transformative lives in the face of delusion.

Today, science tells us that the essence of nature is balance. The stratosphere is overflowing with ultrasonic energy. To traverse the path is to become one with it.

We are in the midst of a high-frequency ennobling of fulfillment that will remove the barriers to the solar system itself.

If you have never experienced this spark of unfathomable proportions, it can be difficult to vibrate. Prophet, look within and inspire yourself. It can be difficult to know where to begin.

Consciousness consists of supercharged waveforms of quantum energy. “Quantum” means a redefining of the ancient. We exist as sub-atomic particles. By unfolding, we live.

 

 

p.s. I hate new wave garbage, don’t you?

Standup Pictures!

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So… Friday night I did a standup gig with a group of my friends and it was pretty alright! Up there is me and my friend Coby.

 

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10155074_10202664132579346_2440111237741001738_n I stood too.

But, yeah I had fun. I always have fun going up. It’s just a thing that I do now.

So blogging about these pictures of me is kind of a hard thing to do because I feel like I’m being forced to do it, and creativity, love, and passion are hard to squeeze out when under pressure.

The remaining words will be a semi-related vent/rant.
High school is ripe with drama and angst never left. The average life of a student you don’t know or unfavored teachers life feels comparative to that of a mosquito. Not that you can swat them away easily, it’s just that they’re there and you know the blood is being sucked out of you. I’m in a rough spot right now. Maybe they can tell that though. Circles under my eyes get bigger every day, my jokes seem to be getting less and less funny while drifting toward dark thoughts and morbid parallels of reality. I’m out of my groove. The moon has left my life, but not before slapping me twice. A new rainbow mind has been delicately tip-toeing toward me, this is not without the tease of chase or the thrill of the hunt. But I hope in the future things will be better.

A Failed Atempt at being D.J.

I DJ’d a college Halloween party. By midnight, a bunch of locals had come in off of the street. It was obvious who was a student and who was a local. The newcomers were there to rage and before too long the dance floor was out of control. I tried to control things by reigning in the energy level with slower songs but the crowd would literally explode in anger every time I played anything but club rap.

Now, you are probably asking yourself, “self, why did this guy not want a high energy dance floor…isn’t that his job?” Just keep in mind that drinks were being spilled, less aggressive people were getting pushed off the floor and the level of testosterone in the room made fights an inevitability. When you have thousands of dollars of gear in a small room with a hundred drunk, sweaty randos, safety concerns start to become important.

I wasn’t surprised when the fight started…but I was surprised by who it involved and what it was about: a clearing opened in the middle of the floor as a large, local man screamed at a smaller, female student that had apparently stepped on his shoe. “Don’t think I won’t f*** you up cuz you’s a bitch!” Immediately I moved to intervene before realizing how much equipment I would have to replace if the guy had friends nearby.

Luckily for everyone, someone came to intervene almost immediately. It was a costume party and our intrepid hero was wearing nothing but a fig leaf. In the midst of the angry man’s insane tirade, the fig-wearing fellow stepped between the man and the woman and proceeded to gyrate suggestively, basically grinding on the other guy in the most exaggerated homoerotic manner imaginable. Neither man said a word…where before he had been ready to fight at the drop of a hat, the man abruptly turned tail and left the party, clearly embarrassed and confused.