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Just a note - if you ordered original art, please check your ebay feedback - if I've left you feedback, your order was shipped today. If I have NOT left you feedback, then I have not received payment from you yet, and your item will ship as soon as that occurs - thanks! I was reassured by the post office that all internation artwork should reach its destination before Christmas, for any international buyers that were concerned.

If you have made a paypal payment for artwork, and I have not left feedback for you, please contact me via Ebay - if you've mailed in a payment and you haven't been left feedback, I probably just haven't gotten it in the mail yet, and your artwork will ship as soon as I get it. Thanks guys!

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!

Old News:

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 1/17/05: This is the one most people had a problem with. Kestrel states that they've already had this conversation - and they had. In Kestrel's world, (and in my ideal world), when you say something, you mean it. If someone confesses their undying love and I tell them I am not interested in them, I mean exactly what I say - I'm not interested. There are no strings attached, there are no 'maybe somedays', there is simply the truth - I am not interested, and while it's flattering that someone would be interested in me, I don't return those feelings. This has nothing to do with Kestrel and Angela being two women - it works the same way, for me, with a man and a woman as it does between people of the same gender. And that's me - I'm not homophobic, and neither are my characters. To be honest I don't look at the fact that Angela and Kestrel are two women - what I looked at was two people having a discussion about relationships. It doesn't MATTER what gender they are. Let's do this without gender roles at all, okay?

Person A tells Person B that they have feelings for them. Person B thanks Person A, but says that they do not return those feelings. Person A says that's all right and they'll be friends - and during the entirety of that friendship does or says things in the hopes that Person B will change their mind and choose them. Some people think this is okay - I most definetly do NOT think it's okay, I've never thought of it as okay, and that opinion is reflected in the comic because it IS my opinon and I'm the one writing the strip. I am not saying that people that think it's all right to deliberately decieve another like that are wrong, I'm not saying that people that condone little white lies are wrong, I'm saying that for me, the author, I don't like it. Kestrel doesn't like it. It has nothing to do with how hetero she is, it has everything to do with how a person deals with that kind of deliberate lying.

The deal is sealed with Angela's last question - "If I had said no and I was just fine with being your friend would it have made any difference?" Angela's asking if it would have somehow been okay if she had continued lying - and to Kestrel, that's not okay. To me, that's not okay. Feel free to disagree with it all you like - part of the point of this comic was to provoke people into topics of conversation that they wouldn't normally follow, or to get people to ask themselves questions that they normally wouldn't ask. A lot of this comic was done specifically to break up people's regular lives and give them something different to think about for a few moments or a few hours - and even if you're disagreeing with me here, you're still doing SOMETHING different, so that's fine with me!

Let's make this gigantic piece of commentary even longer! I've put up the remainder of the QoW original art stack of doom on Ebay, now available if you click here. There are 250 pieces up and available from what I've culled from the remainder of the archives as 'decent enough to ship', aka no boring panels. I'm still wading through other stuff I have sitting around, including leftover prints that didn't sell, etc, and picking out what I deem worth of tossing up on ebay, as well as going through uh...extra junk I've got sitting around the house and deciding what would make the most amusing auctions. I'll post the random junk auctions here too if you guys want, but they aren't really going to be comic-related stuff at all, just random shit. Happy bidding!