If you were following my Twitter posts yesterday, you would know that I expressed some anxiety about there being no punchline in today's comic. I always put myself under this pressure to make every, single strip funny in these larger story lines even though I know that this exposition is necessary to keep the plot moving. Even though I want a punchline, I don't want to undercut the emotional sincerity. It's a tightrope walk, that's for sure.
Speaking of tightrope walks, I just got my copy of Man On Wire in the mail from NetFlix yesterday -- my first NetFlix rental! *swoon!* I'm already looking forward to going home and watching it. Well, that and tonight's episode of Lost.
I didn't get a chance to watch Man On Wire yesterday because I had my night class. But tonight my schedule is clear! I'll be sure to tell you what I think.
Incidentally, I chose Man On Wire as my pick to win the award for Best Documentary at the Oscars on Sunday. If you'd like to see the rest of my picks (and the story related to The Triple Feature behind my reasons for making them public,) check out this post from Tuesday. Y'know... in case you missed it.
A couple other site things real quick...
The StumbleUpon link I created because, since the launch of the redesign, I am very interested in getting individual comics listed back on the site. I've had lots of really good luck with people finding the comic through StumbleUpon in the past, so I want to take full advantage of that going forward.
I know today's comic probably doesn't fall within the "OMG! I have to share this with everyone!" category, but if you could find it in your heart to submit the link anyway, that would be great. Go back into the archive and submit your favorite comics as well. It may be mooching the system, but I'd like to have ALL of Theater Hopper's comic listed in StumbleUpon. Who knows what might catch on?
As for the second link, the tip jar... I was hesitant at first. I didn't even have the idea to add it until someone had written me asking if I had one available. I didn't know there was a demand for such things! But it was explained to me that sometimes people don't want (or don't have the money to) purchase something in the store and would still like to show support. A tip jar kind of covers that base. So if someone wants to kick in a dollar or two from time to time, they can feel like they're helping out without breaking the bank buying a shirt or a book.
It should go without saying that tips are not expected, but they are certainly appreciated. This is the last I will mention it because I don't want to be the guy standing on the corner of the internet with his hand outstretched. It's simply an option for you guys. If you like a particular comic and want to reward me (for whatever reason) it's there for you. I'll leave it at that.
That'll do it for now, but I have a second post coming up later in the day talking about Henry's second birthday - which is today! Be sure to swing by the site later or subscribe to our RSS feed.
Talk to you soon!
She didn't care about my past relationships and thought my tattoos were funny.
She took me to movies and we went on dates like a normal couple.
We fell in love.