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Hey Megan, I am curious, with all the issues people have with PayPal (myself included, I actually had to pick up a prepaid card at a gas station so that I could buy the Yu+me omnibus without PayPal being an ass) - would you consider taking Bitcoin or any other sort of crypto-currency in the future? There are many developer-friendly APIs (i.e. Coinbase) that make this easier.


The words “crypto-currency” sound like something I don’t ever want to do.

I am a simple girl, with simple needs, and one of those needs is money that I understand.

I understand it, and even I don’t like using it.

Honestly, you’re far better off not accepting them.It’s more hassle than it’s worth.

The “Furry” Problem



Fair warning: there is some slight language in this post.

My name is Jonathan Ponikvar. I’m the creator of Peter & Company and an avid cartoon fan; I have been trying (successfully or not) to draw them since I first discovered the magic of crayons and markers. Like most kids in the 80’s I grew up watching a crazy amount of cartoons. My favorites were the cartoons and films of Warner Brothers, Disney, and Don Bluth, so my earliest and crappiest of doodles always revolved around those characters in some way.

As I grew older and began seriously getting into cartooning, I noticed something odd going on around me: the cartoon animal was quickly becoming an endangered species. The animal designs of the 80’s and 90’s TV cartoons were being seen less and less in modern times within the industries that they helped create.

How could this happen? Are people just no longer interested in funny talking animals?

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When life hates you enough to withold even lemons

When life hates you enough to withold even lemons

So I was just looking at my finances for July and they’re not pretty. I have 536, I need a bare minimum of $1080.00 to pay everything. Somehow I don’t think this will work.

If you’ve known me for any amount of time you’ll know that Penny and I have not had the best of luck financially. Some of it being our own stupidity, way too much of it being stupidity on my mother’s and former step-father’s…

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Really, china?

So, as some of you know I host sites for a few friends, at least two who have their own domain names.

Well today I got a lovely email from China, shocking similar to this previous post, except it was for one of those sites. I find it extremely hard to believe that anyone would knowingly be trying to register a similar name in China considering the very nature of the namewould make it of…

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from Instagram:

from Instagram:
So Just when I was complaining I never have anything to write about…

Thanks to @dantheshive, the writer and artist of El Goonish Shive I now have something to write about.

First a really brief explanation of a key point. Tedd is a male who through the use of a alien transformation gun spends a lot of time as a girl for various reasons.

So, that brings me to what I wanted to write about. If you read the archives (which seriously, I recommend), you’d think Tedd…

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I should really update more

I should really update more

Of course I don’t really have much to say most days. Okay, maybe I do, but how many people want to read about the random stuff I so throughout the day? I pretty much do random Dev work on the server and random web browsing. :\

I really and truly wish that I had a more exciting life but I don’t.  Besides I can’t really post some of the most exciting stuff going on right now. 

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usagi tellin it like it is


usagi tellin it like it is

On the subject of the gender of your readers, I'd be fascinated to know how many trans people are in there. I think being jealous of anyone with access to the tf gun was one of my first realisations of who I am (I identify as bi-gender currently)


Setting aside simple statistically probability when discussing a comic of this subject matter being read by thousands of people, I have received correspondence from a number of people who’ve identified as such. It’s not all that uncommon for me to receive e-mails from people who claim EGS helped them realize something about their own sexuality and/or gender. This question makes at least two for this month alone.

I run a mailing list for trans people in my area and EGS is a very popular topic of discussion on it. I know at least 30 of the subscribers including myself read it regularly.