Christmas Break, then a new chapter in the New Year!
Christmas Break, then a new chapter in the New Year!

Hey everyone!! Thanks for sticking with me through a long and intense chapter. Chapter 17 has wrapped, and rather than start something new, I’m going to take my usual 2 weeks off for Christmas. I’ll be running sketches and some other fun surprises over the holiday weeks, though, so please check back!

We’ll start a new chapter in the New Year! 2020!!!

News: Posted December 12th, 2019 by Alina

^ 26 Comments to “Christmas Break, then a new chapter in the New Year!”

  1. Spiritbw Says:

    A step. A small step but still a step.

    My folks were some of those who bought into the Satanic panic back in the day. I feel I can relate a little.

    Posted December 12th, 2019 at 9:03 pm
  2. Dean Says:

    The additional reading is the therapist’s Finn/Poe coffee shop AU fanfic.

    Posted December 12th, 2019 at 10:05 pm
  3. Drraagh Says:

    My circle of friends were all gamers and I never had much problem with socializing with strangers so we tended to do pretty well with that sort of social stuff, so long as we didn’t use game talk about some topics in public places. Like Shadowrun: Okay, so I’ll disable the alarm; you avoid the cameras and go in and shoot him and grab his stuff…. “Why is everyone looking at us like that?”

    Posted December 12th, 2019 at 10:21 pm
  4. leoness Says:

    *smiles* I have educated so many coworkers on RPGs. I had a whole teachers’ lounge that loved hearing what shenanigans occured at my game nights.

    Posted December 12th, 2019 at 10:42 pm
  5. Gene Wirchenko Says:

    One game book I read related about a game of Diplomacy. It was being played slowly (a turn per week of some such). One player was out of town. He agreed to a plan and cabled “OK attack Liverpool”. It was at the height of the Irish trouble. Complications ensued.

    Posted December 12th, 2019 at 10:48 pm
  6. Amadeus Says:

    Good for him, finally breaking free from his anxieties.

    Also, he is missing his cast/brace in panel 4.

    Posted December 12th, 2019 at 10:59 pm
  7. Kimberly Martin Says:

    Mark is going to be surprised just how prevalent geek culture has become in the mainstream now that he’s trying not to hide. I see people with little hints on their wardrobe all the time. A nice tan patterns infinity scarf on a well dressed lady is actually the Marauders Map. A man in a well tailored suit will have Yoda socks, or the tie upon closer inspection has as subtle nerdy pattern. There will be pins, and earrings, and even inner linings of jackets, you might catch a flash of a tattoo under a sleeve. We are no longer the few, we are the many. This is the way

    Posted December 12th, 2019 at 11:15 pm
  8. Lykos Says:

    thnx this was something I needed to read, I empathize with matt over the not man enough problem and being too much of a kid

    Posted December 12th, 2019 at 11:26 pm
  9. Bagge Says:

    Getting homework done early, eh?

    Well done, Mark. Well done.

    Posted December 13th, 2019 at 12:34 am
  10. Samantha James Says:

    Welcome to mainstream geek culture, Mark. When I started my current job (at a large government department), the first thing I asked the guy who hired me was “Okay, Trek or Wars?”. He answered wrong, but that’s how best friendship is formed.

    Posted December 13th, 2019 at 6:09 am
  11. DocMcConvoy Says:

    He clearly had to muster his courage for that. And went through it smoothly, even if she clearly had no idea. Nice one. And another step on his way through the valley.

    Thanks for this chapter, I really have my hopes up for the next one next year.

    Posted December 13th, 2019 at 7:02 am
  12. Velgar Says:

    No, thank you for sticking to your plot and telling the story you wanted to tell.

    Also that the story you wanted to tell actually was relevant to the plot and not some agenda that got smacked with name Star Wa… I mean Weregeek.

    So yeah. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you. Happy Holidays to others as well, no matter what you are.

    Posted December 13th, 2019 at 10:13 am
  13. Eva Says:

    Good job doing your homework, Mark. You’ll get there. 🙂

    Posted December 13th, 2019 at 1:19 pm
  14. Ricardo Minniti Says:

    Baby steps. That were rewarded nicely.

    Posted December 13th, 2019 at 4:43 pm
  15. Gene Wirchenko Says:

    Bring on the carolling bait!

    Posted December 13th, 2019 at 5:51 pm
  16. Richard Says:

    Possibly the store girl clerk as a new DND player?

    Posted December 13th, 2019 at 6:41 pm
  17. Thess Says:

    Better than when I tried to tell my co-workers. I told them I was going to the local comic convention, explained what it was about and got, “Oh, so you’re like those people on The Big Bang Theory?” I think I died a little inside.

    Posted December 13th, 2019 at 8:34 pm
  18. _Pax_ Says:

    Replying to Kimberly Martin:

    This is the way.

    Posted December 14th, 2019 at 1:55 am
  19. Fabfunk von Cronenberg Says:

    Aw, I like The Big Bang Theory.

    Posted December 15th, 2019 at 10:12 pm
  20. Fnord Says:

    @SJ: That’s “Gate, Trek, or Wars?” where I’m at.


    Posted December 16th, 2019 at 3:59 pm
  21. Mark Landes Says:

    Happy Holidays and thank you for sharing your gift!

    Posted December 17th, 2019 at 5:31 am
  22. Necrisha Says:

    “Trek or wars?” … Best answer- “Gate or sliders?” Ask a geek question- get a geek question.

    Posted December 17th, 2019 at 12:50 pm
  23. Starknight_One Says:

    B5 or Firefly?

    Posted December 18th, 2019 at 10:23 am
  24. ShuxTehUber Says:

    Had a check up at the doctor’s on the 17th and told the nurse how I chose a career path based on my enjoyment of D&D.
    She immediately asked me about getting her preteen sons into it as they’re into violent video games. So I’m writing a list of RPG stuff for my next appointment.

    Posted December 18th, 2019 at 8:04 pm
  25. ShuxTehUber Says:

    @Fnord Gate Infinity was non-canon and really, really confusing.
    Gate Universe was Battlestar Galactica with a gate and lots of involuntary hook ups, and hypocrisy regarding SG-1. Couldn’t stand either.
    So my question to you is, SG-1 or Atlantis?

    Posted December 18th, 2019 at 8:10 pm
  26. shaun Says:

    Thank you for taking these issues on, for those who wish to be able to thank you and those just a little farther ahead of them…thank you.

    Posted December 26th, 2019 at 12:47 am