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08 October 2004

Over 200 visitors! I can barely believe it! I had hoped it, of course, but I hadn't actually expected it to be so. But here you have it; in the quaint five days Captain August has been online over two hundred people have found their way here and read the introductory pages. Now I don't know whether it's a taboo to talk about ones hits or not, but frankly -I couldn't care if the world told me it was a no-no. I'm too ridiculously excited about this.

Of course I put out the Good Word on a multitude of fora, coercing people to take a walk on the wild side and click on that little link spelling my Uniform Resource Locator. And I know that not all of those people will stay. According to the statistics, a few dozen of them only browsed the site for less than thirty seconds. I'd be hard pressed if anyone would manage to peruse the first page in that choking timeframe. But all that doesn't matter. All I know is that, in my eyes, August had a great reception. Better than his own reception anyway. Poor guy, all alone in his own spacevessel. But don't fret though. Through the wonders of the omniscient flashforward, I predict that there'll be company soon. Whether he'll like it or not.

It's friday today, and you might be wondering why the new strip is already online. 'Cause heck, didn't I write that I'd update on wednesdays and saturdays? Well, as much as I'd like to, this isn't going to be an abstract, sacrosanct* dogma. Sometimes I can tell that I won't be home on saturday, or that wednesday is going to be a tough call for me. In those cases I'll try to update earlier, rather than later. But whatever the case, I will update. And if I don't, I'll have an absolutely smashing explanation for it. You bet.

In other news, I'm modelling zombies in Maya (a rocking 3D designing application). They're really low-poly, but I'm very pleased with how they're coming out of the oven. I've also used some classic lighting-techniques, which should be reminiscent to cheesy horrorflicks. If you're interested, take a look at the following pictures: zombie & zombie. My recent interest in zombies was catalyzed by watching George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, followed by its intensely funny parody Shaun of the Dead. If you haven't seen that last one, and have at least a mild interest in either gratuitous splatterhorror or excellent movies in general, you owe it to yourself.

Roderick.
( * www.dictionary.com. It's a messiah.)