Friday, September 22, 2006

Locked Out

So I spent like three and a half hours locked out of my apartment last night. It was not cool. My key wasn't opening the lock, so I just camped out hoping that someone else would come home eventually and open up for me (I was thinking that maybe it could just be my key). No such luck... when the next tennant showed up, her key didn't work either. Turns out the lock was broken... it was turning, but the dead-bolt wasn't moving. By about 10:30, Every person who lived in the house was home, locked out, waiting on the porch. The landlord (and anyone else who could have come and unlocked the front door) had his cell phone turned off, so not knowing what else to do, someone called the police. The officer didn't show up until after midnight, and since we still couldn't get a hold of the landlord, I loaned the officer my tire iron out of the trunk of my car, we climbed the fire escape, found an unlocked window, and pried it open.

The worst part of all this is sitting in the cold for all that time made me sick again. Oh well. At least I finally got to meet all my neighbors.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Downhill Battle: Akina Speed Stars vs. J-City Rollers!

Finally, here's my latest comic! I had a hell of a time getting this thing online for some reason. It wasn't showing up at all on Livejournal, and on Blogspot the colors were coming out backwards... all the reds were blue and vice versa. Anyway, enjoy please!
Yeah, so I'm getting rid of my car. I've had some bad luck with money over the last year or so, and when that thing breaks, it costs an arm and a leg and a thousand dollars to get it going again. Tires alone are like 800 bucks! No thanks. Next time I get an awesome car, I'm going to have to be sure I can afford it. Oh well, at least I can say that I've owned a red convertible at one point in my life.

The characters in the last panel are from a comic I've been reading for a while called Initial D, about a kid who drives a Trueno AE86 (I understand it's pretty much an 80's rear wheel drive Toyota Corolla, correct me if I'm wrong) and beats the crap out of RX-7s, Skyline GT-Rs, and Lancer Evos in races. The reason he can beat them in such an underpowered car is because they race downhill on winding mountain roads, where it's more important to be a skilled driver than to have a powerful car. So it's pretty much just an in-joke to anyone who's ever read Initial D before. It's a pretty good read if you've got 10 bucks per volume burning a hole in your pocket.

Also, here's a bonus drawing... just something I doodled in ballpoint pen on lunchbreak at work. It's me floating in outer space. I've been in a weird kind of mood lately.