Sometimes I feel like a tree
My roots spread out below
While my twisting branches reach for the sky
My roots soak up the nourishing rain
My unfurled leaves soak up the sun
A gentle breeze rocks me
And I breathe deeply, and sigh
Peaceful in my life as a tree
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Sometimes I feel like a tree
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
LIGASHA (thinking): Heshla is gone, and we're not even out of the hallway yet. Ynda was only safe because it fit in that vent. Will we make it?
LIGASHA (thinking): What if I don't make it? Shishakh would have us hide forever. What if we're caught? Would Ian kill us? Maybe we SHOULD hide.
LIGASHA (thinking): Maybe we should ask Logan to help. I just don't know.
SHISHAKH: Ian's office.
LIGASHA: Maybe we can find something in there.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Extra special bonus comic! Yay!
PENTAPEDE: Oh no! I must plug with my teeth!
PENTAPEDE: Mmmm. Tasty saving lives!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
SHISHAKH: Now do you see? We're not ready!
LIGASHA: Come down, Ynda.
YNDA: Gone. It was so fast, and now Heshla is gone.
SHISHAKH: It's too late now.
SHISHAKH: We have to keep going, before the cat takes Heshla to Ian.
YNDA: I should've helped. I could've done something.
LIGASHA: You couldn't have.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
LIGASHA (off-panel): Anything?
YNDA: Looks clear
HESHLA: I'll go ahead
YNDA: What do you want our new home to be?
HESHLA: Dark. And warm, I hate how cold it is here
YNDA: I hope there are more mice. They were tasty.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
SHISHAKH: I think we should wait. Send a scout.
LIGASHA: We might not get another chance.
SHISHAKH: We don't even know what to expect!
LIGASHA: How will we live free if we can't handle a few obstacles?
Thursday, August 30, 2012
LIGASHA: First, we have to get out of these cages
KASHSH: Can't be that hard
SHISHAKH: Those mice were always out
HESHLA: And they were idiots
KASHSH: Maybe there's a defect we can exploit
LIGASHA: Worth a try
SHISHAKH: We could hatch some eggs on the outside
HESHLA: Too long
YNDA: Hey, guys...
YNDA: The doors are open
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
LIGASHA: It's time to go, to find a place of our own
LIGASHA: where we can be free, to nest in peace
LIGASHA: where we are safe, to a new home
LIGASHA: ... our home
Thursday, August 23, 2012
(1) Single dream panel; giant pentapedes, and a swarm of smaller pedes, terrorize a city while Ian sleeps fitfully
GIANT PENTAPEDE: Now suffer the wrath of your own genius
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The announcement is here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/Musopen/record-and-release-free-music-without-copyrights/posts/288525.
You can find all the music at Musopen, of course, or at the Internet Archive (which has torrents available): http://archive.org/details/musopen-dvd
A list of all the music released:
Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Beethoven - Egmont Overture Op. 84
Beethoven - Symphony No 3 Eroica
Borodin - In The Steppes Of Central Asia
Brahms - Symphony No 1 in C Major
Brahms - Symphony No 2 in D major
Brahms - Symphony No 3
Brahms - Symphony No 4 in E minor
Brahms - Tragic Overture
Bach - Goldberg Variations
Grieg - Peer Gynt
Mendelssohn - Hebrides
Mendelssohn - Italian Symphony
Mendelssohn - Scottish Symphony
Mozart - Magic Flute Overture
Mozart - Marriage Of Figaro
Mozart - Symphony No 40 in G Minor
Rimsky Korsakov - Russian Overture
Schubert - The Piano Sonatas
Smetana - Vltava
Tchaikovsky - Symphony Pathetique
Beethoven String Quartet in B flat Major Op 18
Borodin String Quartet No 1
Borodin String Quartet No 2
Dvorak - American in F major
Dvorak Quartet in F Major Op 51
Haydn Quartet in D Major Op.64
Mendelssohn Quartet in F Minor Op 80
Mozart Quartet D Minor K421
Mozart Quartet in C Major K 465
Suk - Meditation
LOGAN: They’re smarter than you think; they’re plotting an escape
IAN: That’s ridiculous, they couldn’t get out of their cages
LOGAN: They will. You think they'll obey you? We have to destroy them.
IAN: We won’t! They won't...
Thursday, August 16, 2012
(1) Logan is talking to Ligasha
LOGAN: His plan has always been to use you to terrorize people.
LIGASHA: We won’t, we’ll flee, we’ll hide. I’ve told him that.
LOGAN (while leaving): Then how long before he disposes of you?
LIGASHA (& other pentapedes): ...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
LOGAN: What was the last thing we accomplished that made the papers?
IAN: We haven’t accomplished anything. I started the L.A. arachnicat infestation.
LOGAN: Yes, but they turned out to make great pets. We could’ve made a fortune, instead of hiding in this damp bunker.
LOGAN: I just want more say in what we do.
IAN: Then start taking more initiative.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
(1) Closeup of mouse cage containing Cortex & Lefty (two mice)
CORTEX: Another plot foiled by your antics!
LEFTY: Oh well, there’s always tomorrow!
(2) (C & L continue squeaking as Ian holds them over the Pentapede cage)
IAN (on phone): They keep getting out of their cages! And I think one has brain cancer. I can't use them.
(3) (Ian throws C & L into pentapede cage, where they’re devoured)
IAN: No, I’m changing directions anyway. Send a refund.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
(1) Logan is talking to Ian
LOGAN: I can make them dumb and vulnerable only to our sprays. We make a bunch more and turn them loose
LOGAN: People clamour for help against the infestation, and we’ll make millions.
IAN: You sound like a comic book villain. Plus you got it wrong once already
(3) (Ian departs)
IAN: It’s not worth it, not yet
LOGAN: Will it ever be?
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
First, you'll need to generate a slideshow file. An example can be found at /usr/share/backgrounds/contest/precise.xml . I created ~/desktopbackgrounds/ and copied the example file there:
I then modified it to suit my needs. Alternatively, you can use the script from http://nmlaxaman.blogspot.com/2012/07/generate-wallpaper-slideshow-xml-for.html . You may want to change the duration first. You'll also need to save the images you want in the slideshow to ~/desktopbackgrounds/
Finally, we need to provide a user-specific version of /usr/share/gnome-background-properties/precise-wallpapers.xml by creating ~/.local/share/gnome-background-properties/ and copying precise-wallpapers.xml there:
Finally, we need to modify that file to point to our new slideshow. Add or modify an entry as follows:
N.B. that you need to change <username> to your username.
Then, you should be able to edit the background and select your new slideshow!