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December 12, 2005

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Comic updates are on hold for the moment as I am currently in the process of relocating - I'm hoping to have everything moved over by this weekend. Thanks for your patience with the delays!


Warehouse 23 is now doing poster printing, and as a result they are now offering the 'Read' design in a gorgeous, full-color 11x17 poster on heavyweight paper. I just received my comps today and I couldn't be happier with them. You can access the Warehouse 23 store by clicking on the 'store' button, or by clicking on this link - go give it a look!

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That's all, folks. Thank you for reading!

If you're despondent over the lack of QoW, this news may cheer you - due to an overwhelmingly positive reader response, QoW will start again next Monday and re-run all the original strips, seven days a week, with commentary. That's right, if you so choose you'll get to read my babblings about what exactly went on with the strips, stuff that wasn't supposed to happen, ideas that were ditched, ideas that were never explored, the works. I realize it's not NEW strips, but I thought it would be fun to do while I work on putting out my next project. Speaking of the next project - I will be announcing it as soon as it's ready to go. Keep an eye on the website, or the LJ community, or the forum, as I'll be posting it all over the place once it's live.

For those looking for other strips to read, check out my links section, and also the Keenspot dropdown up in the corner has a ton of good reads on it as well.

Something Positive
Sexy Losers
Scary Go Round
Checkerboard Nightmare
It's Walky
Psychic Dyslexia Institute
Combustible Orange

Kill all remaining time you have here:
The Dionaea House - creepy and cool story!
fishfish designs: KITTY HATS!
Common Rotation - awesome band!
The Faerie Citadel: Wings and More!
Electronic Mayhem

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Hi there! You are reading the Queen of Wands rapid-fire reruns, a seven-day a week run of QoW with commentary. Commentary on later strips will contain spoilers, so if you are a new reader and here for the first time, I suggest you take a trip to the beginning of the archives and give the comic a read-through spoiler-free before jumping into the commentary.
Originally aired 12/22/04: And here's where I made it fit - a person's experiences in life are limited to the views and understanding and rules that they place on the reality that they are living in. To make it more simple: Person A sees toast as bad. Person B sees toast as good. Both are correct - within the constraints of their seperate realities and how they view the world - but should persons A and B meet, and happen to exchange information about toast, BOTH of them will be looking at toast a little differently. It's not just 'toast is good' or 'toast is bad' anymore, it's 'I think toast is good, but this person thinks toast is bad', and vice versa. Subtlely, the reality that that person has made for themselves has been changed - and it happens every day. Jack makes the point that this is why he thinks people instinctively make friends and meet people - because they are contstantly searching for new ideas and challenges to that constraint of reality that they see themselves in. Not only is Person B telling Person A that toast is bad, he is also sharing a little of his reality with Person A, and vice versa, and in doing so creating a slightly altered, different reality for Person A to be living in. Jack's a bit of a romantic at heart, as advertised by the flowers and fancy dinner, and also by his statement, "There's something very special about that kind of connection, I don't think anyone should lose it." The last panel has Kestrel reflecting on that observation - she's spent several years now sharing her reality with these people she's been living with, and they've shared their realities with her, and she's about to leave them both. It's food for thought. I'm pretty sure a lot of this strip and the one preceeding was lost on a good chunk of my readers, but it not only made perfect sense in my head at the time, it was also a way to get that argument and discussion out of my head for good, and stop trying to divide apples, at least for a few weeks.