News for January 20th, 2006

I guess I should explain, for the holiday season the wonderful folks at City of Heroes/Villains gave everybody a shiny new jet pack that lasts for 30 days from when you get it.  It was faster then running and you got it even if you were first level.  Many people I have talked to in game neglected to get any type of movement power at lower levels due to the fact that the jet pack was faster.  Now suddenly a simple retaining wall has become a major obstacle to people.  At least once a night,when I get into game, I see somebody broadcasting that they miss their jet pack.  This is immediately followed by several people responding with "me too."  I guess this little strip is cathartic for me, as I was one of those people. 

By the way, we are in no way trying to make fun of the real self help groups.  I hope the people smart enough to seek those groups out actually get the help they need.  How was that for political =).

In other news, I will sum up some of the new things I have learned lately:

  • Cats do not like dog rawhide chew toys very much.
  • Refinancing a house is not fun, no matter how many times you do it.
  • Most people, even in Colorado, seem to forget how to drive in snow...every time it snows.
  • Contents under pressure and may explode if exposed to heat. (don't ask)

Hopefully, we'll be able to see some movies soon and get to do more reviews.

Last but not least, I wanted to say thank you to all the folks that have voted for us in the comic contest. If you have not voted yet and you have a valid City of Heroes/Villains account please go vote.  It ends the 23rd.  We are listed as Ninja Techsupport.

Okay so news of the week…I got a temp job to help during the Valentines rush. I was also contacted about doing a very cool USO tour in Greenland . (sorry bad pun). I definitely want to go and as long as I can talk whatever new found work into letting me go it'll be fun. I might even talk Ninja into coming with me. Get this ... they're gonna pay me to act silly and travel to places I've never been. It's only 10 days so either we'll take guest strips or do like the honeymoon and post early.

I have to say that I don't know if I should be upset or thankful that no one has commented on our comic. They're more evil than nice to the poor folks who took the time to enter but, I guess it's worth the ridicule…the winner is actually printed in a real comic. See ya Monday with more of the Heroes Journey!


Script for January 20th, 2006

Rats Maloney    Hi, my name is Rats Maloney.

Group    Hi Rats.

Rats Maloney    I guess you could say I was out of control. I would get as high as I could, then I would just drop.

Rats Maloney    I would go as fast as I could in every direction. I had no cares in the world even if somebody was shooting at me in the bad part of town. I would pick fights with people I had no business being near and I wasn't worried because I felt I could always get away.

Rats Maloney    Then, Just a few days ago it all ended. I jumped off a building and fell. My jet pack was gone and I felt cold and alone in a dangerous place. I woke up in the hospital and they sent me here.

Rats Maloney    My name is Rats Maloney, and I miss my Holiday Jet Pack.

Reap    Me too.

Seekt    Sniff Sniff

Ninja Comic    I miss flying.

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