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Vive La France

Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé!
Contre nous de la tyrannie,
L'étendard sanglant est levé, (bis)
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes!

Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons!
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons!

'Nuff said.

It's Here! It's Here!

No, not the Veggie Comix update I missed yesterday, but Tom Simon's long-awaited Style is the Rocket

Teaser excerpt here

Hard-copy is coming soon, right now we just have the e-book.


When you go away to summer camp, your parents have the option of "sending" you "mail." The wise way to do it of course, is to pre-deliver all the mail to the camp office, marked "Monday," "Tuesday" etc. all the way through the the last day, "Friday."

So of course, the yard ape got some comix:

Fiction Fridays: Veggie Comics Madness

So... for a while there Manga Studio was really kicking my backside. And I have a terrible temper.

Most of the time I'm most useful as a bad example

But sometimes I get it right.

The Golden Age of Science Fiction is NOT 12

Not any longer.


It's Indie.

I just finished The Changeling by Dave Freer. Iron Chamber of Memory by John Wright.

Holy Hannah in a Handbasket: world-building, characterization, page-turning plot, emotional whammy....

I need to see if there's still time to tweak the Summer Reading List book order, because while Castalia House is still not available on Overdrive, Changeling is readily available on-dead-tree.


As a side note? If I'd taken the pledge of that sexist bigot wossname to not read any "cis-" or "white-" or "male" authors I'd have missed these books.

Social justice? Bppgghthgph. You'd have to be brain dead.

A La Lanterne!

The Brasillians are impeaching Dilma! Woot!

Good luck to them.
For all of you who are living with loved ones with heart disease or incipient diabetes, please follow the link to J. M. Ney-Grimm's blog post cum book review: Why Seed Oils are Dangerous (And What You Can Do About It)

The book reviewed is Big Fat Surprise and while I'm a big fan of Author Gets Paid, so the link goes to amazon.com, odds are good your local library has a copy. Even if they don't, You can see which other library does and get your library to order it from them

Brief quote from the blog post:
VLDL is a genuine villain. Patients with high VLDL-cholesterol also have high triglycerides (another proven risk factor) and are indeed at a greater risk for heart disease.But normal LDL-cholesterol turns out to be another good guy, actively protective against heart disease. And guess what?

When eating saturated fat raises LDL-cholesterol, it’s raising the good LDL stuff, not the bad VLDL stuff. Bottom line? Eating saturated fat raises HDL-cholesterol, which protects against heart disease, and it raises the good LDL-cholesterol, which also protects against heart disease. There is no down side here! Bring on the butter and cream!

The converse is also true, unfortunately. Eating polyunsaturated oils – seed oils such as corn oil, safflower oil, canola oil, soybean oil, etc. – not only lowers the good HDL-cholesterol, but it lowers the good LDL-cholesterol while raising the bad VLDL-cholesterol.

There seems to be a link (definite) between low natural-fat (egg, good quality red meat, cheese) diets high in simple carbohydrates (white rice, pasta, bread, sugar, fruit juice) and diabetes. But there may also be a link to Alzheimers, and statins are also implicated.

I'll post more as I learn more. In the meantime, a great big tip of the hat to author J. M. Ney-Grimm.

And pass it on.

Bankrupt My Pants

The artist and her muses. Muses. Heh.

I'll be at ECC Saturday & part of Sunday. If you're there, you can find me from 3 - 5pm at the library booth in the downstairs kids' area. Tomorrow I'll be there around 2pm-ish (depends on when church lets out) until 3 or so.

I can't promise any cute pups, but the drifts of paper will probably be available.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a print-ready version of the Valentine I made my Mighty Mite this year.

Our Tempest in a Teardrop Valentine's Day comic will post on Monday. I think it's funny, but it's definitely for those folks who don't much care for Valentine's Day.

Link to the comic home page is here

I'm one of them, by the way: as an adult. I think it's awesome for kids.
That is to say, the information on book cover design is excellent, but she did yeoman's work in finding a good outlet to sell one's art.

The money 'graphs:
I was able to find the ideal solution for me with WooCommerce and Printful. Printful, to tie it to the industry most of us are familiar with, is like Createspace. They are a POD company but rather than books, you can use them to order tee shirts, mugs (aha!), prints, and other things I haven’t even considered like ballcaps and leggings. The best things for me are that I can tie them right into my website, since they use my woocommerce portal, and they are free to the artist during set-up. read moreCollapse )

Link to article: http://madgeniusclub.com/2016/02/13/the-art-of-design-and-selling-art/#comment-72006