Sunday, August 25, 2013
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As many of you have doubtless
noticed, I'm about a day and a half behind. As I'll be boarding
an airplane this afternoon, this is not likely to change in the next
few days. However, bear with me; I'll eventually catch up.
I'll post the Summer Contest #9 results and the Summer Contest
#10 rules when the Monday comic goes up (likely at some point on
UPDATE: ...Yeah. So today
has been a series of minor disasters that have acted as an excellent
demonstration of the domino effect. First WestJet decided, for no
apparent reason, that I would not be flying Toronto-Vancouver-Prince
George; instead, I would be flying Toronto-Edmonton-Vancouver-Prince
George. My leisurely two-hour layover in Vancouver was suddenly
transformed into a one-hour layover in Edmonton and a nail-biting
thirty-minute layover in Vancouver...which would have been fine if all
the flights had been either on time or late to a similar degree. But
nooooooo. The Toronto-Edmonton flight was delayed by forty-five
minutes, which gave me a fifteen-minute transfer time in Edmonton.
I've got to say that people who stand in the aisles and slowly remove
their luggage from the overhead bins when there are people behind them
who NEED TO MAKE THEIR DAMN CONNECTING FLIGHTS may just deserve to get
punched in the face. Of course, when I finally made it to the
terminal, I learned that the Edmonton-Vancouver flight had been delayed
by two hours.
obviously, I am not going to make the Vancouver-Prince George flight,
which is, naturally, the very last flight of the day and is very likely
not two hours late, even if it isn't quite on time. No evening Prince
George arrival = no access to a scanner = no Monday comic. The comic
is drawn; it's just not scanned.
The moral of the story is that the Monday comic will be up when the Monday comic is up. With great good luck, it may
appear before Tuesday has turned into Wednesday. We shall see.
In the meantime, I shall be spending the night in Vancouver.
For non-Torontonians and Torontonian non-geeks:
Fan Expo is more or less Toronto's answer to Comic-Con.
It's doubtless a lot smaller, but since it takes over both huge
buildings of the Toronto Convention Centre, it's quite massive enough
for me. This was my first year going; I tend not to like crowds.
I went mostly to help out at one of the booths, but I had plenty
of time to wander around and be tempted by the merchandise. And
yes, I do own a Batman hat now. (I also bought a sonic
screwdriver, but that was because a friend asked me to get one for his
daughter, not because I was trying to bribe someone to stop criticising
Comics copyright Kari Maaren