Eric: You know, this is the kind of trinity I can get behind.
(From Cheshire Grin. Click on the thumbnail for full sized Hosenpheffer!)
So, I needed time away today. It was the last day home with my folks (I'm heading back to New Hampshire tomorrow, and back to the glories of work on Wednesday), and there were Things Afoot, so I'm running late today. And I guess I'm okay with that. I own my lack of posting in this the new year.
But I'll make up for it by talking about Cheshire Grin, which crossed my radar not too long ago.
Cheshire Grin's fun. The art is distinctive, the humor is humorous, the sad bits are sad. And this was my favorite of the strips I've seen of it so far. (Well, that and the dragonslaying enchanted poison dog. I've been in games where those would have been par for the course.) This one isn't really representative -- it's just funny, and that's what I'm in the mood for.
The thing is... the strip takes the ground Dork Tower and Knights of the Dinner Table (and even the tabletop RPG sections of PvP) and treats it less as gagaday and more as a celebration of what it means to be what they call a "tabletop role player" these days. (Don't get me started on the theft of our hobby's name). I've been where these guys have been, way too often. I recognize everyone in this strip. And I've gone through periods where I, like Bill the GM, decided it was time to "put childish things aside" and cut off my nose to spite my face.
This is a sweet, sometimes dark, and funny strip. And right now they're doing a LARP thing that's both fun and beautifully colored. So, read it.
That's what I've got for today. Enjoy.
Posted by Eric Burns-White at January 3, 2005 11:11 PM
Comment from: Dave Van Domelen posted at January 3, 2005 11:47 PM
Unrelated to the topic, but David Letterman just resolved to use the word "snarky" more.
Comment from: Eric Burns posted at January 4, 2005 12:03 AM
Heh -- I just heard that and snarked it.
Comment from: Darth Paradox posted at January 4, 2005 12:44 AM
I remember seeing it on French television during a school trip to France, and going "Whoa. Naked breasts. Nifty. You can't get this kinda stuff on TV in the US...".
Of course, I was 15 or so at the time. Eh.
Even after watching the movie, I had *no fricking clue* what it was actually about. It was... not good. But hey, nekkid boobies.
Comment from: Tangent posted at January 4, 2005 12:45 AM
Thank you. You've just given me a new strip to read, and one that's rather enjoyable. :)
Comment from: Valis posted at January 4, 2005 11:18 AM
this is fantastic! Thank you! I'm the VP of the D&D club at my school. The guys will love it. And maybe you. And maybe me, but I doubt it.
In any case! Funny.
.. did I just make a bad pun in the first sentence?
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