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19 October 2005

Ooohh boy, my room is getting readier by the day. Even though I've been living here for about two months now, there're still some things that needed to be done. I've put up some posters, but all but one has come off already. I had plastered them to the wall with those abysmal 'Buddies', small pieces of gum-reject that stick like heck. Well, not good enough, because my arcane Pok?mon bestiary came off after two days, and by my own volition I chose to pull down my awesome Psychonauts poster as well. Because 'Buddies' aren't good enough. So now I'm buying a nice big frame.

Might I boast that I've finished the script for the horror-comic I'm making? It'll be around 60 pages long (give or take) and the working name is 'Quelle Horreur'. I'm not going to give away the details yet but the script has come out pretty neatly. I've concentrated on the dialogue so it should read like a locomotive. I'm also heavily working on the design of the characters. This is tricky. They're definitely humanoid (as opposed to Augustian), but I'm trying to find a middle road between a stylized design and an amount of realism. More importantly, I want the designs to be somewhat different than the standard. The lead characters aren't going to be all pretty and beautiful but average people with charming deficiencies (and I'm hating it that it's even called 'deficiencies'). The story also deals with this kind of thing, but I'm not going to give anything away. It'll be another half a year in the making, but I think it'll be worth it as soon as it's published. Needless to say, I'll give you a ringer when that time comes.

I haven't yet figured out if this will be a permanent thing or a fling, but at the moment I'm watching Scrubs and I like it. My buddy Tim Vexed recommended it (actually he couldn't stop blathering about it and I caved in) and now I'm liking it too. It's a bit serious at times but it's nice. I had expected something utterly blunt and hysterical, but now I've come to regard it as a high school series for grownups. Comedy with a nuance here and there. And with awesome quips, as Tim Vexed would say.

Roderick.