Tuesday, August 16, 2011

So . . .

Funny story. Leigh came over to my place the other week. No, that’s not the funny part, though it is unusual. For some reason, most people only visit me once. They come in, look around, ask why there’s a baseball bat with a bloody tooth embedded in it by the door, and then suddenly remember a pressing engagement elsewhere.

Oh, they also then change their phone number and unfriend me on Facebook, but I digress.

Anyway, Leigh has come over multiple times, so I assumed he remembered the ground rules:
1. Don’t look up.
2. Before opening a door, check for tentacles.
3. If attacked by a ninja, remain calm, point at me, and say ‘No, not me. Him,’ in a forceful tone.
4. The freezer may contain things not normally found in freezers. Or this dimension.
5. If you see a sign that says ‘Caution: Eldritch Evil’ near a pit, don’t look into the pit. If the sign says ‘Naked Ninja Girls,’ then still don’t look (it’s a trap for the ninjas). If the sign simply says ‘Pit,’ feel free to look all you want.

At any rate, Leigh came over to help me move my TV, an old model that weighs around 250 pounds, as I was rearranging my living room furniture to cover over some of the more obvious blood stains.

NOTE: Yeah, I really need a steamer.

Things were progressing smoothly. The TV had been removed from its stand and put to one side, my furniture was shuffled, and we were picking the TV up again when I noticed the cobra.

“Oh,” I said. “I’ll need to grab that. You got the TV?”

Now, I’m 99.9% certain that Leigh replied. “Yes, I can hold your TV up by myself. In fact, I find it a rather pleasant.”

Leigh, however, maintains that all he managed to get out was a “Wha-?”

Needless to say, I let go of my end for a split second to toss the cobra back onto the cobra shelf, only to hear a yell from Leigh as he started to drop my TV. I selflessly leapt back to save my TV and help guide it back onto its stand.

Leigh, much to my surprise, then said some very bad words while holding his arm. It seems that while trying to maintain a grip on my TV, he injured the tendons in his right arm a touch and now has to take anti-inflammatory medication and wear a brace for a few weeks.

So, the comic updates may take a little longer than we had originally planned.

In all seriousness, Leigh did injure his arm and it will be a bit longer before we can begin to update again. I have told Leigh that it’s okay to injure his non-drawing arm or legs as much as he likes, but we really need to keep his head/drawing arm healthy.

We will let you know a hard date on the updates once we have them. In the meantime, please enjoy the blogs.

And don’t look in the pit.



Captain Hesperus said...

You BROKE the artist.

Jason, I am disappoint....

Bonus ninjas with bomb harnesses have been dispatched.

Antonious said...

Amazing. I have a pit too. It is right outside my front door. It is covered by a carpet that is magically enchanted to be a rigid as steel until the trigger word is uttered. The trigger word is "salesman". Oops! I hope that innocent pedestrian will not be missed.

Ed said...

Which pit? You mean the one with the "Eldritch Evil" sign on one side, and "Naked Ninja Girls" on the other side, and contains a stash of clown porn mags?

Yeah, I totally shouldn't have looked, that first sign was right...

Gillsing said...

This reminds me of something I read in the "Over The Edge" RPG rulebook, and now that I looked it up, it turned out to be the example 'signs' of the "Foiling Security Systems" side trait: Wears gloves, protects hands from possible harm (won't help change a tire, for example).

If only Leigh could have chosen those signs for his Artist trait.

Jason Janicki said...

I prefer to think that's Leigh's body betrayed him in his moment of need :)

Oooh, I want one of those, Antonious :)

Thanks, Ed! I'm totally stocking my pits with clown porn now!

Unfortunately, Gillsing, Leigh put all his points into 'Art.'

Stormhawk said...

It has been MONTHS now! How dare you do this and leave people in this condition?! Sir(s), I simply must insist! Nay, demand! For the love of all, have those girls turn over before they burn too badly in the sun!

(The fact that they would then be showing off their racks is totally a coincidence and has nothing to do with the situation. It is entirely motiviated by this fan's concern for their well being. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

Jason Janicki said...

Well, Leigh's hand is getting better, so we hope to get updating soon again.

Honestly, I agree with you. The girls should turn over. And Haith should be spreading coco-butter on somebody :)