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Saturday, December 24th, 2005
9:28 pm - I'm back!

Well, despite a very long hiatus, I'm back, though perhaps not in the format you expected. I am, above all, a writer -- not an artist. (I think that point was made clear very early in my comic. You know, when my drawings looked like a monkey drew them.)

So, since Fruit Flies has so many stories that I want to tell, I decided to pick it up as a series of short stories. I joined this original fic challange community, so all of my works are crossposted to 100originalfics.

BeginningsCollapse )

crossposted to 100originalfics

current mood: creative

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Film at eleven.

Um, yeah. So it's been two months. So I haven't actually dawn anything new, just inked a strip I'd worked on already. It's all okay. I have my anime club on saturday, so I'll be drawing the next strip there. (Yes I will, precious...)

The strip will be up on Friday, barring huge problems like Michigan falling through the crust of the planet. Even then, I think it might be okay. Now if KEENSPACE falls through the crust of the planet, we're all in trouble.

current mood: accomplished

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
8:34 pm

Your drawing style has really been maturing lately. Keep up the good work!

(And tell Anna I like her new 'do)

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2005
11:22 am - Update! *faint*

Well, I updated.

Gasp if you feel the need, check your blood pressure, take your pulse, whatever you need to do.

Yes, I updated. The sad thing is that I had this strip almost ready to go, but progress got halted. Because I couldn't find a good eraser. Sometimes I wish I was like Fred Gallager (or however it's spelled) and did everything in pencil. My stuff usually looks terrific in pencil.

Anyway, to make up for yet another lapse, I give you this:

Three guesses as to which character this is.Collapse )

current mood: exanimate

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Sunday, May 22nd, 2005
1:49 pm - DONE!

The comic is finished and updated, and the dream arc has come to an end. It was a long and difficult road, with much procrastination and turmoil, but it is done.

Thank you for sticking by me as long as you have. I have the next strip sketched out, as well as the one after that, so we should be back to the once a week updates, as opposed to the once-a-month-if-I-manage-it updates.

current mood: accomplished

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Friday, May 13th, 2005
8:01 am - Much apologizing.

I've missed a few more updates again, and after I said I was getting better... Ooops. Well, no comic this Saturday anyway. I'm going on vacation to VA. But, I'll have you know, I do have several strips drawn (but not inked) and the next strip will be a jumbo-sized deluxe strip, for the end of THIS FUCKING DREAM.

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Friday, April 22nd, 2005
10:05 pm - Well, what do you know.

It's a little early for the comic to be updated, but I want you guys to know that yes, indeed, the comic is done and ready. Keen should auto-update at midnight EST.

Hopefully I can keep this up. Although not doing color seems to really help.

current mood: accomplished

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2005
2:04 pm - I'm not dead!

Nor have I forgotten about the comic. Much. Eh heh.

*quickly hides Sims 2* Yeah, lots of stuff going on. Yeah.

What inspired me to get off my ass was a rant off of GAFF about "snooty webcomic artists". I'm not snooty by any means, but there was one point that struck me. In the eye.

"Consistant updates don't only keep your readers with you but you also show respect to them for reading your comic."

*bows deeply*

I'm sorry for being a flake about updating. I will work harder to bring you more updates with a higher quality of art, writing, pacing, and Jesse/Elliot boytouching.

-- Indebted to my readers, all three of you, Jess

current mood: ashamed

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Saturday, March 19th, 2005
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Wednesday, March 16th, 2005
7:02 pm - Yeah, I know. I still suck.

Since getting the new job, I don't have time to draw at work. I've shuffled updates around a little before, and I think that's what I'm going to have to do. I seem to usually get Fridays off, so I'm going to move my updates to Saturday. Sorry about that. I should have been able to do it, since I had a 3-day weekend, but things like peices of my car snapping off in my hand, allergies, a stray allergen puff that the girlfriend picked up, my anime club having a screening, and bouts of fever kinda washed that out.

So here are some drawing to distract you from the current state of no comic-ness.Collapse )

current mood: quixotic

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
4:43 pm

Keen still hasn't updated the comic, so I'll post it here for you guys. I know it's been a terribly long time, and I'm sorry that I haven't updated as often as I should have. However, I have just hired in at a new job in a nursing home working as a CNA (or CENA), so at least my issues with work have been resolved.

The comic, ja.Collapse )

current mood: cold

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Monday, February 14th, 2005
6:18 pm - Satan's currently skiing, y'know.

Yes, hell has frozen over. I HAVE actually gotten off my fat, lazy ass and actually updated the comic! This WILL continue! Really! I promise!

current mood: accomplished

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
4:11 pm - This time it's not my fault!

Sorry about no comic, there, but I be ill. I called off of work two days in a row, which I have never done before at my company.

The real reason I'm not better: my cats love me.Collapse )

I'll try to have the comic up on Friday or Saturday.

current mood: not feeling better

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Monday, January 3rd, 2005
9:44 pm - Updates!

Due to my crap job demanding more of my soul every day, and the fact that I've been sorta sick (but not enough to call off) for so long I'm beginning to think this is status quo, and the fact that my girlfriend's cat woke me up one time too damn many, and the fact that PSO is slowly draining my life away...

...I'm cutting back to updating once a week. It's not like I get any more done than that anyway, so basically it's not any change on MY part. I'm just forcing you to lower your expectations. ^_^ Tee hee! What this does mean is that you know when to expect an update from me. It also means that I don't have any excuse for not updating. Eh heh.

Anyway, the comic should update on the 'morrow. If it doesn't, blame the Keen, not me.

current mood: accomplished

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2004
6:56 pm - Once again, Jess is a liar!

Obviously that promise I made in the last strip has been broken, as the comic STILL isn't updated. I intend to have it all ready for viewing by Friday. Sorry, Loyal Fans. I suck.

current mood: embarrassed

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Monday, December 6th, 2004
9:23 am - Back on track! I swear!

Well, the comic has been uploaded and prepped for the update. I also editted the links page, put the links in alphabetical order.

Next thing I really need to do? Finish the new cast pages that have been in the works for-freaking-ever.

current mood: productive

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Friday, December 3rd, 2004
4:25 am - No, I'm not dead...

Um, any loyal fans I may have left:

I have more drawn. Really. I even have a strip inked. It's not quite ready for the computer, but it's close.

Fruit Flies will return to its regular schedule on Tuesday, I promise, now that two of my three major distractions is over.

current mood: creative

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
10:12 pm - Hey!

I realized that soon we are coming up on strip 100. Cool, huh?

current mood: accomplished

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Friday, October 22nd, 2004
2:32 pm - Whew!

Three weeks of my Nurse Assistant training program--DONE! Today was the graduation, and I embarrassed myself a bit by crying. Bleah. Right now I'm getting a little buzzed with some Smirnoff Twisted V. Mmm. Tasty.

Well, I'll probably work on Fruit Flies later today. If not today, then tomorrow.


Crossposted to my personal journal.

current mood: accomplished

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
6:03 am

Just got done reading all the way up-to-date on the comic, and have some squees! of joy and constructive criticism to share.

First off, why do I get the feeling that this comic exactly mirrors your life? Except for the constantly naked gay boy, of course -- I feel you would have mentioned that in your lj. :)

Did selecasharp ACTUALLY tear off your fingernail and say "Now you're Sadako!". On the one hand I think it must have been a mere threat (I have no doubt she would say this), but I'm not 100% it's not true -- she used to crack all my toes every time I saw her, causing me to writhe in pain. And probably giggle at the same time. Which is probably why she did it. Hmm. Anyway.

Jesse and Elliot are SO CUTE! I know they're designed that way, but I simply can't get over it!

My gripe -- you hint at the relationship between Daphne and Liane, but it's undevelopped. For example, in one strip the two kiss to tease Jesse, and afterwards, while Liane is apparently fully into the teasing-Jesse aspect and looking quite evil, Daphne has her hand meekly to her mouth with a soft "oh my god..." expression. It was very sweet, and I was hoping it would lead to some romantic development between the female leads, but no such luck. Are they girlfriends? You suggest it, make jokes concerning it, but it's not really clear.

Sorry to post this just when I know everything's extra busy, and thank you for keeping up this sweet, funny (and exactly like people I know) comic.

current mood: refreshed

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