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Posts tagged “humor

Six types of wrong number callers


My friends and I seem to get a disproportionate amount of wrong number callers, so please enjoy this list of the various types found in the wild that I put together. 🙂



Quote Saturday: End of the world

End of the world

Reading my email


It involves clicking the delete button a lot.


The joy of words


I love puns and playing with words. And while a good witticism is truly an enormous amount of fun, my favourite is finding a pun in an ordinary word, whether in the form of a homophone or simply as-is.

Please, enjoy some of my favourite puns.


What actually happens when my phone rings.


A completely true and accurate story.


What are words?


I have writer’s block. (more…)

The Job Hunter

As I am now no longer a student, but have acquired the new label of “unemployed”, I was thinking of the tools I’m using while looking for a job. Here is an analysis of those tools. (more…)

How a lack of electricity makes fools of us all

During the last 72 hours, my electricity has been down for 37 hours. You know what this leads to — yes, a cartoon!

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You know, the thing with always being connected…

Look Mum! It’s a real, full-length cartoon about some point that I’m trying to make! Just like in the old days!

I hope this makes sense to you. 🙂

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Me, playing Angry Birds

As I apparently do not have enough work at the moment, I have been spending some time playing Angry Birds. I thought I would illustrate a typical session.



How I spend time while on holiday

Before I post any more Shakespeare adaptations (which sound suspiciously like work at the moment), I decided to demonstrate how I am spending my time at the moment while I am on holiday.

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Shakespeare cartoonified – The Merchant of Venice: part 4

I’M BACK! And so is ol’ Wills! Though this return may be a bit brief for the moment, I’m doing my best to get this blog back on its little feet. But I’ll explain more below. For now, let’s get back to the cartoon. As I’m sure you’ve forgotten everything that’s already happened in this series (I know I have), here are the other parts: part 1part 2 and part 3. And now for the fourth part!

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Weekend bonus: Bees are the most illogical creatures ever

I just needed to get this off my chest.

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Shakespeare cartoonified – The Merchant of Venice: part 3

So here is part three of The Merchant of Venice. This entry takes us through a large part of Act II and almost to the end of Act III. If you want to recap before reading, here is Part 1 and Part 2.

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Shakespeare cartoonified – The Merchant of Venice: part 2

Hey everyone!

So, after a longer-than-expected silence, here is part two of The Merchant of Venice in cartoon form.

If you’ve completely forgotten what happened in part one (I know I have), you can go recap right now.


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Shakespeare cartoonified – The Merchant of Venice: Part 1

I know many people hate Shakespeare and that they have had bad experiences with it in school. But, you know, Shakespeare really isn’t all that bad. I’m very fond of Shakespearian plays myself, and as I have to write a paper on Shakespearian comedy at the moment, I thought I’d turn work into play and cartoonify The Merchant of Venice. (The cartoon isn’t part of the paper. That would have been a wonderful opportunity though! I’m studying the devices used in the play.)

So here is my retelling of Merchant. I hope you like it and that I can share my enjoyment of the comedy with you in this series of cartoons. (Also, I did not mean for Lorenzo to come out having Draco Malfoy hair. That kind of just happened.)



The pros and cons of studying language

This cartoon is a bit outdated by now. January is the time for thinking about these things, not February. However, I could not post it in January, because— Oh, you probably all know why by now.

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Things that you can do that are more interesting than fixing my internet

Hi! I’m back (again) and I really hope that my three weeks of internet and computer frustration are now finally over. But more on that below. As we had all of this trouble getting our internet connection fixed, I needed some way to vent my frustration at this process. So what better way than a cartoon? I hope you enjoy (and that my actual point isn’t too vague).

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How to hit yourself through the face with your own hair

Dear me, things have been way too serious around here of late. Just look at all the serious topics we’ve dealt with: from job interviews to the future of little children to Hobbit movies… Something needs to be done. We need something a little more light-hearted, what do you say?

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Fun with job interview advice

In which I go slightly overboard while reading advice for new graduates.

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That compromising search history

Oh my, this post is so late. I got a bit distracted by Pinterest. Which means that I spent the two hours that I should have been drawing this evening on there. Oops.

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Your brain on writing

Well, hello. Merry Chris─ No wait, that’s not yet. I’m still muddled over the days. In November I’m always acutely aware what the date is and how many days there are left to the end of the month, but in December… well, let’s just say you’re lucky if I know what day of the week it is, nevermind what the actual date is.

However! I may have an explanation why I’m so muddle-headed. A word of warning: I drew this last night while watching Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal in one corner of the screen and drawing in what was left over of the space. If it sounds weird, blame the movie.

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Please take a moment to appreciate the conformity of my last two titles. 😉 It was going to be “Sleeping positions”, but I decided I should stop misleading people with sexual innuendos, because you won’t find any of that kind of sleeping in this cartoon.

Let us then pretend that it is not really late and that it is still Tuesday. It is still Tuesday in my head anyway. So, put it down to holiday brain and more on.

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A NaNoWriMo scenario [cartoon]

Hi! If I’m writing this, it means I survived my first exam today! And guess what that means? I should be studying for my next one on Friday, but I have a minute now and this means cartoons! And what else would it be about than what is constantly on my mind at the moment: National Novel Writing Month? So, here’s my version of Nanotoons!








Yes, this really happens. 😛

Here’s a tip: don’t ever name a character Vivienne if you’re going to be typing her name in a hurry. It’s the hardest name ever to type. It’s like, left hand, right hand, left hand, right hand, left hand, double right hand, left hand. Bam. But now I’ve made that mistake and I’ve got to live with it. 😉

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go write. I have 20,371 words so far and I need to hit 21,667 in one hour from now. I really don’t want to go. I’m aching all over and the last thing I want to do right now is exert myself further. It isn’t just that my arm aches from writing the exam (Though it would have been cool if the roughly 3,000 words [I’m deadly serious] I wrote in the exam today counted for NaNo. It’d give me such a boost! :P), I also thought it would be a great idea to do a workout this morning because I hadn’t slept nearly enough last night and I thought it would wake my brain up. I haven’t done a proper workout since high school, under the death stare of the PE teacher… Well, it did wake my brain up. Unfortunately it also woke my muscles up. I didn’t even know you had muscles along the sides of your ribcage. Well, that’s where it mainly aches right now. You guys can tell I dropped biology as fast as I possibly could in high school and did history instead, can’t you? I’m clueless about anatomy. 😉

I’ve put in almost 14 hours of writing so far. For the first time, I’m keeping a log book of my NaNo and it’s very interesting. I’ve also been able to monitor that my morale hasn’t been very good so far this month:

I was so sick on the 6th, with a headache that I could hardly see, let alone type. I managed 779 words though. 🙂 I need to fill in today’s. It’s probably about a five.


Okay. Ouch. Now I’m really going. Because…



I’ve leave you with the wise words of the wonderful Nanny Ogg:

“You ain’t going to lose, are you?”

— Terry Pratchett