NtKGar

NtKGar

Real Name: G. Molloy
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Comment on 1213 "Up in the air" of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 12 Feb 2016 10:58 am
@Nice-ness: If you start at strip #1186 (the first page in the current chapter) you'll be able to infer what's going on :) http://nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com/comics/2183547/1186-neko-remains-the-title-char acter/
Comment on Endut hoch hech of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 10 Feb 2016 05:39 pm
Of course not really!
I wouldn't end this now, I'm just getting it the way I like it. It's OK, there's a recurring theme of Lying.

Alt text is a reference to one of my favourite Bits from The Simpsons.It's kind of fashionable to hate on The Simpsons these days, but the show pretty much defined my generation.

That's actually pretty true - I was born in 1982. Generation X was officially 1961-1979, and my generation was designated Generation Y for a long time. I actually looked this up a little while ago and apparently Millennials begin in 1982, but I don't think that's right. I didn't grow up with The Internet, the internet came into its fullness as I was growing up, that's a HUGE distinction!

I grew up with He-Man and Action Man, we had GI Joe and Ulysses 31 and that weird cartoon set inside the human body at the cellular level. It was educational but it had spaceships and lazers and was my first taste of anime. It was kind of a cops and robbers show. The bad guys were diseases and the antibodies were the heroes, they flew around in these cool little white pods and were occasionally helped by medicines and vaccines and stuff, it was really cool.

Anyway, The Simpsons came out in 1990 here, and was an instant hit. I used to go around to my friends houses to watch it because we didn't have Sky until 1992. This was at a time when if you missed a TV show it was gone until it got repeated, so everyone scheduled their evenings around what shows they wanted to watch. Time was never Fixed like that for millennials, they've always been able to just download things. That's a big difference in the perception of Time, so a huge shift in perception in general. The internet makes time much more malleable, there's still something New about that from me - I was telling the story a couple of weeks ago about how I was locked out of the apartment and ended up watching Netflix on my phone. What I didn't mention was that that was the first time I'd ever used my phone to watch Netflix, and that it was a resort against falling asleep because I was already tired and reading my book was wearing out my eyes.

Anyway, going through adolescence at the same time as The Internet is quite neatly encapsulated in The Simpsons from about seasons 3 to 13. That's about 80 hours of TV but a lot of it's really worthwhile. It's funny, the animation hits its stride in a big way, and the family getting a computer and learning how to use it actually forms a fairly significant arc. It's probably the best way for Millennials to understand Generation Y. We're the generation from The Simpsons.

I used to be Lisa, how the hell did I turn out to be Homer?

Homer does OK (he doesn't come to rely so happily on his consistently spectacular good luck and seemingly infinite money until later seasons) but damn that's a tough realisation to walk into unexpectedly.

Could be worse, at least I'm not Lenny.
Comment on #1214 Not "If" of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 10 Feb 2016 05:16 pm
It's my birthday tomorrow!
Comment on 1213 "Up in the air" of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 10 Feb 2016 01:15 am
For all that I've been getting these done in advance, I nearly forgot to upload this today. Which is daft because you can schedule posts!
Comment on #1212 "Dial Tone" of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 07 Feb 2016 07:12 pm
One of my favourite bits in Star Trek: The Next Generation were the scenes where the crew were sitting around the table coming up with reasons why they couldn't just use the damn transporter to solve literally every problem. Looking back on it those scenes are a pretty cheap exposition device, but then again; Time Turner? What Time Turner? They could have at least broken it or something. The time turner breaking when they crossed their own time lines the last time they used it would have made perfect sense. The time turner breaking locks the sequence at that version of Harry and Hermione coming along. Harry casting the full Patronus for the first time is the definitive outcome. It would have built tension and closed a plot hole in one fell swoop. Hermione had even warned them about the potential consequences of crossing their own timeline - that's a narratively perfect consequence right there! Dammit Rowling you're a better writer than that! I'm actually inclined to blame that one on the editors.

JK, if you're reading this: Hooray! I think about your stories a lot.

Gene Roddenberry, if you're reading this: Holy crap consciousness survives and you can receive electronic messages?!?!! I think about your stories a lot too.

Anyway work is going well. Got a prospect of overtime and for once we're ahead on comics, so I can take it up. Got all of next week drawn and scripts and sketches in for the week after that, so long hours aren't a problem. One of the Patreon tiers lets you peek ahead at the next strip, but I've been thinking about changing that to getting it in page-a-week format, so I'd like feedback on that.

Looking forward to the Deadpool movie too. Ryan Reynolds was good as Wade Wilson in the otherwise shitty X-Men Origins: Wolverine, so I'm glad they stuck with him for the role.

This is also the first origin story I'll be getting for Deadpool. I've got some of the Cable and Deadpool books at home, but that's as early as my reading goes. He's a fairly self-explanatory character (often literally) so having him enter a story fully-formed is fine. He's got a better healing factor than Wolverine, but it also accelerated his cancer, so he's got super cancer but he can't die, and he's seen the funny side of that. He's a pretty great character, he's probably the most open-minded character in the Marvel universe because he lives on the precipice of life and death. And it's fun. This makes him fairly amoral, but he values his friends and will always pull through for them. In the stupidest most destructive way possible. You can enjoy the character as a Being That Enters without seeing firsthand how they came to be.

Anyway, there's real depth to the character, but he's silly and overblown, so if the film follows the spirit of the comic (which I trust Marvel Studios with at this point) there's a heck of a character to introduce and we should be in for a treat.

Feel free to talk about Deadpool in the comments! I've not read a lot so links to favourite scenes are good. The <A HREF= thing won't work, but just paste in the URL. The system automatically turns them into links, you just can't make them look pretty. It's an anti-spam thing, it's actually kinda clever.
Comment on #1211 "DYAC" of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 05 Feb 2016 02:12 pm
You'd be surprised what you can accomplish with just some rat blood and a willingness to shout gibberish. You really would.
Comment on #1210 "Connection Fee" of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 02 Feb 2016 03:28 pm
So work is fine, everything's easy enough, the people are nice, and the walk is already easier. Getting up early again is the part I'm going to have the most trouble getting used to. It doesn't help that Aleister spent a lot of last night stomping all over me. It's fine when he settles down, but he's a large and heavy cat and he's got pointy little feet. It was nice when he curled up on my pillow, and terribly sweet when he put his little paw on my cheek and started purring really hard, but when that purring was paired with the happy claws at a quarter to two in the morning the sweetness is somewhat mitigated.

And then Luna came up (she loves Aleister and wanted to hang out) and started kneading me too, so I had the one paw full of happy claws in my face and another cat on Stab Patrol all up and down my side (and she didn't even hang out for pets).

So yeah. I'm sleepy.

Oh! And there's now a Neko the Kitty Patreon which I'd be happy if people supported.
Comment on #1209 "Their business isn't as profitable as it could be." of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 31 Jan 2016 02:43 pm
I start work today! Actually as I write this I start work tomorrow, but there's supposed to be an illusion of immediacy to these things. Anyway when this is scheduled to go live I'll be on my way to work, totally unaccustomed to getting up early and leaving the apartment on the back of a night of inexplicable sleepless anxiety over what promises to be a fairly simple admin job.

Anyway, I'm not actually sure how ritalin and viagra would interact. I guess you'd be able to concentrate really hard on boning? but maybe you'd have an aneurysm and die. These possibilities aren't mutually exclusive, I don't know, I'm not a doctor.
Comment on #1208 "An almost perfect plan" of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 29 Jan 2016 08:55 am
I was locked out for about two and a half hours. It was fine, one of the neighbours came home and let me use their bathroom (which was my main concern), and their cat sniffed my hand, let me pat its head, and then wandered off. The neighbour in question was a teenage girl home before her parents, so that was the entirety of my visit.

Actually socialising with people outside your age group was another running theme in Master of None. The evolving adult relationship with your parents is echoed by a friendship Dev strikes up at work with a character played by H. John Benjamin. It's weird seeing H. John Benjamin on screen, I'm used to him as Archer and Bob. He doesn't really look like either of them, but the voice is instantly recogniseable. Anyway he's the voice of experience and a lot of his advice for Dev is similar to that of his Dad but from a different perspective.

I think teenagers and adults don't talk because there's an internalised social suspicion and because it's just horribly awkward. That eases up as you get older, apparently, though I'm not sure at what point the boundaries vanish. I think once you hit Middle Age you get some sort of kit that lets you communicate with anyone in the 35-70 age range on a reasonably even footing. Childhood's all too brief, then children start seeming childish and you get a good couple of years as a teenager, then teenagers start seeming childish and maybe you get to be a College Kid for a couple of years or you go straight to Just Starting Out. That lasts for however long it lasts until one day you start giving good advice that's based on experience and you're an Adult. Then you're an Adult until you're an Old Person. It's how you spend most of your life, but there are a couple of years where it's all New.

Actually Shakespeare made the point I'm going for centuries ago, here you go http://genius.com/William-shakespeare-the-seven-ages-of-man-all-the-worlds-a-stage- annotated

Anyway, it was a nice cat. Black with yellow eyes, little square head, didn't ask its name.
Comment on #1208 "An almost perfect plan" of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 28 Jan 2016 05:17 pm
Heyyyy! Someone signed up for the Neko the Kitty Patreon already! This must be what buskers feel like :D

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