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Neuticles!
From the 28/05/05 NLExD by Lea Hernandez. Click for nutbra.

24 Hour Comic Day begat Near-Life Experience: Mr. Pluto, which begat the resumption of regular NLE comics. This time around, they're going into Lea Hernandez's weblog, with a little Paypal button at the bottom, instead of behind the subscription wall.

I loved Pluto (must. order. paper copy. soon). I'm loving NLExD so far. I'm a sucker for the borderline-swirly, spontaneous, textually dense, downright organic style in play here. Hernandez's anecdotes aren't ponderous, desperately self-conscious screeds (a trap way too damn many autobiographical comics fall into; are there actually people out there whose lives consist of a lot of people staring at each other, thinking profundities as loudly as possible while picking up gum wrappers or consuming hot dogs? Can they be shot?). They read like the way you tell yourself your memories. They're not a little playful, as and when circumstances permit.

But that's not why I'm gushing right now. I'm gushing because I wish I'd been a fly on the wall for the conversation about Neuticles.

What I'm thinking, of course, is: "Wait. I was flipping channels earlier, and it was after the watershed, and so all the porn "documentaries" were on. And the girl versions stay up by themselves. Wouldn't neuticles be self-supporting, too? Are these unusually perky-looking pets? Is there an unnatural amount of separation?"

Also, I'm saying "nutbra" to myself a lot.

Nutbra.

Go on. It'll make you happy. And, then, when you realize you're overdue for bra shopping, it'll help you through the process. Trust me. I know this to be true.

Nutbra.

Well, you'll feel better about it.

Posted by Wednesday Burns-White at May 28, 2005 10:58 PM

Comments

Comment from: miyaa posted at May 29, 2005 4:03 AM

Wow. How much of this do we blame on Bob "Help control the pet population" Barker?

Comment from: siwangmu posted at May 30, 2005 12:43 PM

Nutbra!

Also, thanks. At some point, reading through some comic, I saw a piece of fan art that was absolutely gorgeous, by a "Lea Hernandez." I remembered the name and tried to look it up later to find more art, and while I did find her name, lots, in interviews and on girlamatic, I couldn't actually manage to find any work I could look at by her. So yay! You are fulfilling the real purpose of websnark by finding cool stuff for me. Thanks!

Comment from: 32_footsteps posted at May 30, 2005 3:37 PM

"...are there actually people out there whose lives consist of a lot of people staring at each other, thinking profundities as loudly as possible while picking up gum wrappers or consuming hot dogs? Can they be shot?"

Just for my own well-being, you're not planning on coming to the Boston area anytime soon, right? I don't want to be shot.

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