Government conspiracies, Aggies, Mountain Gods, and mutant bees.


by rogan

rediscovering anime

I started watching anime during the dark ages, when fan subs were non existent. There was ONE company releasing titles in the US. Their selection was terrible, and they insisted on dubbing titles in a way that completely changed the stories. This was back when all we had was VHS tapes, and all we could do was cry when our copies of Urusei Yatsara became fuzzy and warbly.

Luckily, as time passed and technology became better, Anime became even more popular, and there was this explosion of companies importing titles. Yet, still they kept messing with the stories, editing the video, and sanitizing it for a mainstream audience. Pure, uncut anime was rare, and expensive.

I could not afford monthly treks to Japan-town in San Francisco, so I eventually stopped watching it. The stuff on TV was okay, but again, horribly chopped up and dumbed down for children. I gave up hope...

lots of things happened, jobs, moving, family, debt. and Netflix. Yes, Netflix. I was at a point where I could not stand renting movies, going to movie theaters, watching live tv -even on a dvr. All the stuff that was coming out could have been brilliant, but I had been inundated by too many home alone movies, sad ripoffs of terminator, and romantic comedies that were neither romantic or comedic. NOTHING was being made as well as it had already been made. If only I had a way to just see that stuff again.

And I said "Duh!" Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, all have video streaming. I'm sure there's stuff I didn't see before the black curtain of despair dropped on my TV. So, yeah, I got a Netflix account, and there was tons of stuff I had forgotten existed, and there was ANIME... Shows I didn't recognize, others I remembered.

It's not all there on Netflix, but What IS there is enough to get me started. Eventually, I'll have to dig around to find more, but for now, It's like I've rediscovered a part of me that I buried.
by rogan

moving... to a new date and time

I've been contemplating this for a while now: Tuesday updates make more sense because there's so much other stuff that happens later in the week that I don't make it to- Usually because I'm fretting the last details on an update. I'll put something up Friday, then the real update will happen on TUESDAY at 11 pm.
by rogan

Another annual pilgrimage!

I'm going to Gold Beach for the 4'th of July holiday, for West/Antir War. The comic will update as usual. I had debated making it a multi-panel page, but between the time constraints, and the visual impact of the splash page, I decided to go with the latter option. See you all after Independence day!
by rogan

It's a two way street

Well, I'd like to take a little time to say thanks everybody who's been posting comments, and to let you know that I've finally implemented the reply code for comments, so I can chat back with you more easily, and have it look like a conversation! The comic has been around for over 4 years, and the templates I started with are different enough from today's that I was seriously worried I would break the site by trying to add the code. Anyhow I look forward to being able to have conversations about the pages! See you all soon.
by rogan

vacation ... again?

Yes, it seems I only post here to tell you that I'm going away again. Fear not, Bee Police will update. Though they're going to be splash pages, there will be 2, and one will come mid week!