Whoa! Tom is turning into a bit of a pervert in these last two strips, isn’t he?
Don’t worry, ladies. It’s only temporary. These are exceptional circumstances. He’s been given the keys to the kingdom, don’t you understand?
Imagine being invited to The Playboy Mansion. You’d be a little disappointed if you didn’t see topless chicks running around everywhere, right?
Well, Tom has very low standards in this regard.
Seriously, though. What’s going on in your bathrooms, ladies. I remember walking past one as the door was closing and I saw a couch in there! Do you have a cappucino machine and gossip magazines as well? Do you know what’s in the men’s restroom? 10 years of caked-on urine, a flickering flourescent light and a weird smell.
So what do you think of the story-line so far? I know we’re just three comics into it, but I’m curious if I’ve hooked you yet? Curious as to Jimmy’s anxiety about the women’s bathroom? Want to know more?
Even though I haven’t figured out the pace of the story yet, I have the major points outlined in my head. I’m trying to keep from wandering too far off the path while at the same time providing a logical progression.
If you haven’t noticed, Theater Hopper is more of a “talking heads” comic. So I’m not used to writing things that require characters to move around from point A to point B. I feel like I have to explain how Tom and Jimmy moved from the theater lobby to the women’s restroom. Eventually I’ll have to explain how they move from the restroom to somewhere else. I have to explain it because I’m not good with backgrounds. If you navigate by landmark, you’d get lost pretty quickly in the Theater Hopper universe!
At any rate, I just wanted to keep the lines of communication open because I know that the last time I tried to tell a longer story, people were wondering where the movie commentary was. That’s been suspended somewhat for the time being, but I’ll come back to it eventually. Don’t worry.
It’s been a pretty long week for yours truly. Cami is feeling better, but not before a false-start yesterday morning. Cami thought she was up to putting in a full day at work, so we car pooled. By about 10 in the morning, she was feeling pretty lousy and all of her co-workers told her to go home. So I picked her up and took her home.
She’s feeling better today, but moving a little slow. Whatever virus she had pretty much wiped her out. But she’s determined. She feels bad for not being able to help me with Henry. I feel bad that we’ve had to lean on her parents twice this week as I went to my night classes! Everyone feels bad. Everyone but Henry. He just wants to play with toys.
Now that Cami’s feeling better, she’s going to reward herself by catching up with Henry and I will reward myself by seeing Liam Neeson in Taken. I’ve been hearing great things about this action flick and I can’t wait to see it. For some reason, it reminds me of Rob Roy, where Neeson played a similar bad ass with a sense of pride. Should be good times, but I’d listen to Neeson read the phone book.
Real quick poll: The Super Bowl is this weekend and Dreamworks is going to premiere their 3D trailer for Monsters Vs. Aliens. Have you guys picked up your 3D glasses yet? I have and I’m psyched to see this trailer.
In fact, I’m so psyched about this promotion, I might actually watch Chuck on Monday night when it’s aired in 3D! I loves me a gimmick! How about you?
Leave your comments below. In the meantime, stay close to the site today. I have an important announcement regarding the Theater Hopper – Year Three pre-order and some of the other problems I’ve been having with the story lately. The good news? I’ll soon be sharing a coupon code for 15% everything in the store. Yow!
If you visited the site yesterday, you would have seen the blog entry where I was discussing problems I was having with the store and pre-order for Theater Hopper – Year Three. I was getting international orders, but orders within the United States were not being completed. There was some kind of error when the shopping cart tried to calculate shipping and the order could not be submitted.
I could go into all the boneheaded things I did that contributed to this problem, but it’s boring and it’s technical and you don’t want to hear it.
What’s important is that the problem is fixed. And, to celebrate (as well as make up for any potentially lost business), I am offering a 15% discount on everything in the store!
All you have to do is input the coupon code “dummy” into the Promotions and Discounts field at checkout and the discount will be applied.
The coupon will be effective from now until Friday, February 6 – one week. So if you want to take advantage of my stupidity, now is the time!
Thanks again for your support!
Did you guys see the new page peel ad I have in the upper right hand corner of the site? What do you think?
Right now I’m going to use it to promote the Theater Hopper – Year Three pre-order. But in the future I might use it as a sponsorship location for other advertisers.
I really like it, but I’m curious to know how it’s working for you? Is it slowing down the site at all or making things display unusually in your browser? Let me know!