Wednesday, April 6, 2016

An Overdue Obituary - Funeral Attendance Not Necessary

So, uh, remember when I said "I refuse to say that TLD is dead, because being dead is an unpleasantly permanent thing"?

That was over seven years ago.

The Lobotomist's Dream is dead.

Hell, even Elderly Apple had a full run of a thousand strips and ended honorably. And I even had another, possibly better blog, that also finished. All while TLD was living this...this farce. And I'm ending it here and now. TLD is Old Yeller, and I'm...whoever the kid in Old Yeller was.

There will be no encore.

Good night.

Go home.

(And thanks for reading.)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Newsflash: The Lobotomist's Dream Shall Be Known as "The Lobotomist's Coma" for Now

Okay, so I thought I would make it official. In case you haven't noticed, TLD hasn't been, as some would lately. This has been partially due to laziness, but majorly due to lack of time.

However, I refuse to say that TLD is dead, because being dead is an unpleasantly permanent thing.

So, we'll just go with "in a coma". That sounds much better, doesn't it. And then, if and when I get the time to continue, there will be no "Oh, I thought he killed the blog" nonsense.

So, anyway, there you go. Keep on trucking, boys and girls, and always forget that the webcomic artist in me is more reliable, and so you will always find an update on Elderly Apple.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hi there! Here's That Video I Promised Two Months Ago! >_>

Question: Is TDL dead?


Well, not really. It's just at this point, I'm having a hard time doing both this and Elderly Apple, and for the moment, that is taking priority. Also, my primary computer is, for all intents and purposes, dead.

However, it would be really jerkish of me to feed TDL to the dogs, especially before my 300th post (which is this). So, to celebrate, here's something I've promised for quite awhile now: my video tour of my apartment. Huzzah!

Sooo, if you're still reading after all of my truancy, here is your reward. Aren't you lucky?!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stuff I Should Have Been Blogging About, But Haven't, Part 2

Comic-Con (Again, This Time With Video)

There's a couple things I forgot to mention the last time with regards to Comic-Con, both of them relating to video.

The first is that I was interviewed by the video game publisher EA and was used in one of their online community videos. You can see that video here. There's a number of people speaking in the video; skip to 0:42 to see seven seconds of me discussing the magnitude of Comic-Con, as well as the economic impact of said magnitude on the availability of tickets.

Secondly, I wanted to share this little video that I made with the former MST3K/current Rifftrax members Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett, and Mike Nelson. In case you don't get the reference, it's too the movie 300, which was one of their most popular riffs. Forgive the fumbling in the beginning; for some reason, I couldn't edit that out without losing the last 4 seconds of sound.


So, how has François been doing since his misfortune?

Pretty good, as it turns out. He has a new home outside my apartment. His center limb has begun growing strongly, he has developed a lovely shade of red...

And he's made some new friends...

On a weird side note, one of my professors' first name is François. A little awkward, but I was sure to tell him - on the first day, no less - that he had the same name as my houseplant.

Speaking of professors...

School, So Far

Not bad. A little busy (of course), but not bad. Between class, Security Coordinator work, and my work in the Undergraduate Marketing Association, I'm definitely not for lack of things to do. And the classes themselves?

UGBA 103 (Finance): While I'm still not into this side of business (and thank God, with the financial market like it is), I must say this is marginally more enjoyable than accounting. So that's good.
UGBA 105 (Organizational Behavior): This seems like it can be a good class, but it doesn't feel like I'm actually taking it, mainly because it's had the least number of sessions so far. However, I'm still getting a good idea of exactly why working with the University sucks so much.
UGBA 161 (Market Research): This is really the one I'm here for. Interesting, relevant, and the professor (François) is a very nice man. The gem of the semester.
History 127 (History of California): The professor is hilarious in a bitter-professor sort of way, and this is one of those classes I would love to just sit in on. I'm sure it would make a great podcast, but the professor won't go near the Internet. The real problem with the class, though, is that I've been trained in Business to read books and papers a certain way, a way which is the polar opposite of how you should read them for a history class.

But, all things considered, I'm doing fine.

My Eating Situation

Okay, well, I don't have a meal plan in my current position. Right now, I'm fighting to be able to purchase an employee plan. In the meanwhile, I've been reduced to making my own food.

But y'know, sometimes it turns out all right...

I'll be back with more...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stuff I Should Have Been Blogging About, But Haven't, Part 1

Because I'm bad.....:(

Well, I'll be making up with a multitude of posts that I can complete in the dead of the night! That way, I'm at least somewhat active!


Comic-Con went great. Am I going to create a huuuuuge creation about it this year like I did last year? No. Will I create a smaller version? Possibly. In the meantime, here is a slideshow of the majority of my pictures, with mini-comments.

Also, I was able to apologize to Randy Gallagos. If you don't know why, read this post, after the first sketch of me. Then read the comments. You'll understand. I needed to let that off my chest, so I walked up to Randy and apologized for my words. He accepted it, and now we're square. :)

My New Apartment

I might actually be creating a video tour of the apartment this weekend. In the meanwhile, here is a single picture of my room to whet you appetite.

Though note, there is currently a wonderful poster of a polar bear family in that blank spot on the wall.

More to come...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I don't like having things to do. Then you never have enough time to tell anyone else about those things.

Well, here's a couple things:
-I'm in my new apartment. Video tours will commence once everything is finalized. I'll give out an address soon. In the meantime, don't send me any mail.

-I've started my new job, and training is sooo inconvenient.

-School begins in a week. Huzzah?

Hell, at least I keep Elderly Apple updated, eh?

Catch up with you (for reals) later!