11/05/12 Drop Bear


I know, the URL says this is strip “273,” right? That’s because when I don’t manually adjust the URL, it puts in a random name. Which means every now and then I drop a number.

What I’m saying is: this is strip 300! Holy cats gadzooks! Whoot! If I imagine drawing that many, but if you do it one at a time!

All is well. This month we’re moving AGAIN. But only across town. The place we rented sight-unseen from Seattle ended up being in a very loud (scrap metal yard a few houses away) and smelly (cement mill AND paper mill) neighborhood. Yay for new awesome apartment finally found, booo for having to move everything again.

What with that, Specatrawler, Thanksgiving travel plans, and a couple freelance gigs all going on, I decided it was the perfect year to do Nanowrimo. For those unfamiliar, that stands for “National Novel Writing Month” in which you write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Since I generally write very over-precisely and over-preciously, it’s been a good exercise in relaxing and just enjoying the writing.

Lastly, it’s November. I know this is wayyyy too early for ME to be thinking about holidays gifts, but I know that YOU might be. IF you are going to be buying any gifts or gift certificates from Amazon, know that if you do so by going there through my LINK RIGHT HERE, I will earn a decent percentage from the sale of almost anything you purchase (or put in your cart) on that visit. So, please, support my work from almost zero effort and no money from your end. (or, of course, as always, my books and Merch over at TopatoCo too).


  1. CompaniaHill

    At the rate the insane eebs are taking out the Justin clones for their own fleeting amusement, they’re going to have to start creating a whole lot more Justin clones pretty soon. Just sayin’.

  2. Wellwellwell

    Werent Drop Bears the ones with the heavily padded, heavy bum with wich they knock out their victims by dropping from above?

    Or was that just PTerrys version?
    Whatever, awsome as always.
    The Eebs grow in horrificness this way, although they torched several worlds by now – the personal touch of tearing crippled Dustins apart is qite a bit more disturbing.

  3. Christopher

    @Muzhik, we unpacked first week. Ha! 🙂
    @The_Riddle_Dictator, I’m trying to overcompensate for making Dustin the representative of your fine country. 😉
    @WellWellWell, you know, I honestly don’t recall if I’ve read that one. I think I’ve listened to all of the Discworld books on audiobook, but they melt together so much, I honestly don’t recall. But in this case, it was someone else who fed me the idea.
    @Egypt_Urnash, awesome! Buddied. 🙂

  4. War Pig

    Looks to me like the Eebs deserved to be clamped and enslaved. Maybe Dustin should ask them which Eeb is the funniest/ most powerful/wisest/sexiest, etc, and let them kill each other off.

  5. Pete

    Looking back over Crimson-57 strips (which should be a tag on today’s strip, btw… or maybe make it an “Insane Eebs” tag instead?) I see that the togas changed colour from jacket-brown to a disturbingly-skin-like tone after the torching of Carpsellon (between strips 210 and 245).

    Was that deliberate?
    It’s almost like the original togas were made from enslaved-eeb-jackets, then new togas made from human skins, except that there weren’t enough human skins to go around at that time.

  6. Muzhik

    Well, @Christopher, that’ll learn ya. Personally, I moved into my one-bedroom back in July of 2011, and about 80% of my stuff is STILL unpacked! (That’s because one of my daughters was forced to move at the time and moved most of her stuff into my place. There are parts of the floor I haven’t seen in over a year. But I know that if I ever win Publisher’s Clearing House, it won’t take but a couple of days to get everything packed back up again and moved into a new place!)

  7. Gillsing

    It’s not easy finding things to do that can compare to being constantly bombarded with matter which you have to deflect with your powerful mind. But couldn’t they play Tetris? I mean, eventually the pieces would move fast enough for the game to be challenging, right?

  8. Muzhik

    @Christopher, I’ll go back in and fix it. In the movie-making business, that’s called “We can always go back and fix it in post.” (Post-production, where you try to remove the cars driving through the Viking fight scenes and remove the watches from the Indian’s wrists as they attack the settlers. Of course, post is where you can put in some really cool stuff. In the movie “The Core”, in the opening sequence, when all the bird are smashing themselves into the windows, you’ll see a trout joining them in flying into the windows.)

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