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The Boy posts a link on my wall so of course we use this opportunity to demonstrate our Maturity and Wisdom

The Boy posts a link on my wall so of course we use this opportunity to demonstrate our Maturity and Wisdom

Beans for Breakfast

The Boy: Hi what’s for breakfast plz

ME: Beans! Yay!

The Boy: HNOOOOO DON’T WANT BEANS!

ME: But beans are yummy!

The Boy: Feel my cheek. There’s a tear rolling down.

Me: I DON’T FEEL NO STUPID TEAR

The Boy: THAT’S BECAUSE I’M CRYING INSIDE MY SOUL!!!



Things The Boy and I Say, here.

Stubborn

  • The Boy: Every time I take my headset off, the scotch tape I put on it so it doesn't fall apart unsticks itself and takes a chunk of my hair off
  • Jad: I told you to get a new one. I HAVE ZERO SYMPATHY FOR YOU. Get a new headset, you stubborn goat
  • The Boy: I DON'T HAVE TO LISTEN TO YOU YOU'RE NOT MY REAL DAD!!!!!

Too Bad

  • The Boy: Kim Jong IL is dead, man
  • Alex: woah.
  • The Boy: heart attack
  • Alex: Too bad he wasn't called Kim Jong Healthy
I think that if I was a DJ, you know, like on a radio show, lots of people would probably kill themselves during my shift.

— The Boy, while playing The Whaler from Thrice

What greeted me on Skype this fine Friday morning.

  • Butch Mapa: ugh they woke up at the same time again
  • Butch Mapa: what an annoying couple
  • Jad Montenegro: John, edit this irreverent plebe
  • Alex Cipriano: Johns probably dreaming of ponies
  • Butch Mapa: WHO YOU CALLIN A PUBE?!?!?!
  • Butch Mapa: oh, wait
  • Alex Cipriano: John: mumblmumble ponies! mumblenumble
  • Butch Mapa: john has a pony fetish?
  • Alex Cipriano: No idea
  • Butch Mapa: he has a thing for ass... ass?
  • Jad Montenegro: stop giving butch ideas lol
  • Alex Cipriano: Lol, butch has a dirty mind
  • Butch Mapa: John spanks his monkey... to donkeys???
  • Jad Montenegro: omg Y U ON FIRE TODAY
  • Alex Cipriano: Remind me to give you hydrogen peroxide for xmas
  • Jad Montenegro: hahahaha
  • Butch Mapa: (dammit what rhymes with "mule?")
  • Butch Mapa: (alex, halp)
  • Yani Amor: Fool
  • Yani Amor: you are an old man and a fule
Screencap of the DOTA game I just finished playing. This is a perfect example of how big a nerd everyone I know is. :|

Screencap of the DOTA game I just finished playing. This is a perfect example of how big a nerd everyone I know is. :|

Curls

  • The Boy: This stupid spitcurl keeps poking me in the eye every time the fan blows in my direction
  • Me: Use one of my hairclips
  • The Boy: NO
  • Me: But it is black and manly
  • Me: gayness reduced by almost 80%
  • Me: I won't think you're gay
  • The Boy: I'LL THINK I'M GAY
  • Me: JUST USE THE STUPID CLIP
  • The Boy: NO I'D RATHER BE DRIVEN INSANE BY THIS CURL
  • Me: You know what's gay in the first place?
  • The Boy: Here we go
  • Me: Having curls
  • Me: And you know who has curls?
  • The Boy: I'm not wearing the stupid clip.
  • Me: CHERUBS AND ANGELS
  • The Boy: GADDAMIT

Chiming In

*me riding in the back of Miguel’s Chevy while The Boy rides shotgun

Migs: Nah dude I like this run better because (I tune him out)

The Boy: Oh you know what I’m playing now that’s fucking awesome?

Migs: What

The Boy: Only Alien Swarm.

Me: you know what’s the easiest way to ruin something epic?

The Boy: What

Me: Add “ingks” to it

Migs: Oh no

Me: ALIEN SWARMINGKS

The Boy: Why do you hate me

Me: LOL YAY #RUIN YOUR NERD LIFE

Recording

  • Me: So when are we going to do our movie review podcast?
  • The Boy: I'm still thinking of the method we'll do the podcast in.
  • Me: RECORDIIIIIINNNNNGGGG I WANT A PODCAAAAAAST
  • The Boy: I mean, should we do it around a table, or on skype?
  • Me: I dunno
  • The Boy: I'm still thinking of the method we'll do the podcast in... I mean, should we do it on skype, or around a table?
  • Me: I dunno
  • The Boy: I'm still--WTF IT'S A GODDAMN MOEBIUS STRIP
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  • more things The Boy and I say: http://jadmontenegro.tumblr.com/tagged/convo

Skype Is Like Life

  • Me: WTF your skype notifs're going crazy, I could hear it going WOOT WOOT WOOT
  • The Boy: haha yeah that was my group convo
  • Me: You know you can turn off the sound for that, right?
  • The Boy: BUT I LIKE IT
  • The Boy: It's like everyone is constantly impressed by everything I type
  • The Boy: WOOT WOOT
  • The Boy: It's like the real world, in a way
  • Me: OH GOD
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  • More Things The Boy and I Say: http://jadmontenegro.tumblr.com/tagged/convo
  • The Boy: You don't understand, baby. Having Joe Madureira draw Avenging Spiderman which comes out this November is like having an old ex girlfriend come back
  • Me: I can't believe I'm actually listening to this
  • The Boy: No no no and Stuart Immonen is like, the current girlfriend
  • Me: OHGAD
  • The Boy: Yeah and Joe Mad is the ex girlfriend with whom sex was always great
  • The Boy: And now she's back and I dunno how to feel about the current girlfriend and I kind of wanna cheat on her
  • Me: You know this is so going on my tumblr
  • The Boy: HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY
I think their drummer might be a little crazy.

— The Boy, while listening to his Toe album

Just thought I’d post something my husband wrote, because I agree with it. 
The photo takes you back to the origin of the post, on his work journal.

Good vs. Good Enough
Finished two pages today.  A cup of coffee for each.  Don’t  want to jinx anything in light of the fact that I just bounced back  from a pretty heavy creative rut, so I’ll just say it was a good day.
I’ve learned a valuable lesson these past couple of weeks, and it relates to the issue of speed and compromise.
When  any novice artist begins working on comic pages, there’s always an urge  to make every panel feel like a fragment off the fucking Sistine  ceiling.  This is admirable.  Who’s gonna hate someone for giving all  he’s got?  Certainly not me.  I mean if you’re a fast motherfucker, go for it.  But me being equal parts comic artist and  comic reviewer, I came to realize fairly quickly that no one spends an  hour reading any single comic panel.  You might’ve rendered the shit out  of that picket fence in the background.  Good for you.  But you’ll be  lucky if the average reader spends more than five minutes on that entire page.
The average comic page takes 8–10 hours to draw.  The average reading time for an entire 22 page comic? 15–20 minutes.
Snap.
There’s no shame in economizing your style in order to finish a page  fast.  Comics are a serial medium.  By definition, half of the art in  comics is the speed with which you deliver your story.  Of  course, this isn’t condoning shoddy work either.  No one expects a  masterpiece in every panel, but at the very least deliver clear visual  narrative.
Strike a balance between Good and Good Enough.  Tell your story and move on.

Just thought I’d post something my husband wrote, because I agree with it.

The photo takes you back to the origin of the post, on his work journal.


Good vs. Good Enough

Finished two pages today.  A cup of coffee for each.  Don’t want to jinx anything in light of the fact that I just bounced back from a pretty heavy creative rut, so I’ll just say it was a good day.

I’ve learned a valuable lesson these past couple of weeks, and it relates to the issue of speed and compromise.

When any novice artist begins working on comic pages, there’s always an urge to make every panel feel like a fragment off the fucking Sistine ceiling.  This is admirable.  Who’s gonna hate someone for giving all he’s got?  Certainly not me.  I mean if you’re a fast motherfucker, go for it.  But me being equal parts comic artist and comic reviewer, I came to realize fairly quickly that no one spends an hour reading any single comic panel.  You might’ve rendered the shit out of that picket fence in the background.  Good for you.  But you’ll be lucky if the average reader spends more than five minutes on that entire page.

The average comic page takes 8–10 hours to draw.  The average reading time for an entire 22 page comic? 15–20 minutes.

Snap.

There’s no shame in economizing your style in order to finish a page fast.  Comics are a serial medium.  By definition, half of the art in comics is the speed with which you deliver your story.  Of course, this isn’t condoning shoddy work either.  No one expects a masterpiece in every panel, but at the very least deliver clear visual narrative.

Strike a balance between Good and Good Enough.  Tell your story and move on.