Monday, March 31, 2008

Let's call it what it is...

I just can't keep up with this site.

At this point, the only people who'll see this email are those who subscribed. Thanks, actually, that means a lot to me.

So I owe to you to finally concede to myself that this thing isn't going to work out. I just don't have the time to work on this and provide the content needed, nor do I have enough desire. Usually I read the comics right before bed, and I'm just done. Trying to find things to be funny about every day, especially when there's nothing queer, then doing all the bloggy behind-the-scenes stuff, it's just too much.

But I started another project to put together several of the blogs that I was working on, to make it easier to do them. I still read the comics, and I still want to post on them sometimes, so I moved that over to Rise Above on WordPress. I'm also doing some of the serious political stuff there that I was doing at another site, as well as some other fun stuff that doesn't work on either of these two sites or Bilerico, which I'm still editing.

I already posted about today's gay FBOFW, and I just checked out Josh's site and see that his wife was thinking along the same lines I was.

Thanks again for all this time!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Rose is Rose

I never thought I'd see a Rose is Rose about erections, but here it is.

It's interesting to see an erection symbolized with hearts. Does that subvert the construct of the phallus or simply mask its violence? You decide!

Fred Basset

This is why I love Fred Basset: well-drawn plaid and unabashedly gay dogs.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Family Circus

Awwww! Dolly's teaching TFC's future writer the tricks of bad writing. How meta!

Gasoline Alley

I've barely been able to follow the so-so-tired character comedy self-congratulatory joy-gasm this past week on Gasoline Alley. It's just too much. Yes, that glasses postal worker's boss is too focused on work to express that the GPW is getting his job back in a traditional fashion, but GPW is happy nonetheless. We get it. Let's move on.

But what is interesting is the way plaid got drawn on GPW. It's the same way plaid often gets drawn in the comics (see Dennis the Menace), with the lines flowing from the front to the sleeve as if all the plaid were lining up, which it never does. I know it's the easy way to draw plaid, but does it bother anyone else?


God, Marmaduke, not every poodle is female. Half them are male. Just because some people give them haircuts doesn't make them all female. If all poodles were female, then there wouldn't be any more poodles.

And don't look at us like that, Marmaduke. It's creepy. I don't want to think about what you're planning to do to that poodle.