July 15th, 2011

Peter G

First Comics -- Punk As Phuck

First Comics is telling everyone they are bypassing Diamond entirely and selling directly to the comic shops.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.  We did it, and we were just a bunch of seat-of-their-pants comic creators.  These guys should be just fine.  Or better.  I don't usually use this expression because I recognize the inherent chauvanism to it, but that's some set of balls they have.

THIS is what the indie comic boom was about.  Good luck, guys.
Peter G

Did Someone Say, VANITY CON?!?

Dear readers of Sine Timore,

I want to be your king.

Not for life.  Just for two days.

Today I read an interesting little tidbit.  It seems the country of Liechtenstein (between Sweden and Austria) is allowing people to "rent" the country.  For $70,000 a night, two night minimum, you and 150 people get the run of the ruling house of Liechtenstein.  You get an honorary key and your own currency.

That means, with those numbers, 150 people put up just under $934 each.  Travel is separate, so...well, I was going to say travel in the off season, but when exactly is the season for Liechtenstein?

Sooooo...welcome to the country of Freedonia.  What would I do?

*  Supreme ruler -- me, obviously.
*  Poet Laureate -- ying_ko_4
*  Minister Of War -- mornblade  Your mission is to plot the invasion of France.  Even with two days and a bunch of tourists, I believe it is doable.
*  Minister Of Cultural Events -- clionona  With 150 people, not everyone is going to share my idea of a good time, so come up with activities they can enjoy, too.  Bonus points if it involves wizard robes.  Just keeping thinking about how this is going to look on your resume.
*  Jester -- Seth Green.  Please, for the love of God.
*  Ministers Of Research -- Adam and Jamie from MythBusters.  They WILL be required to blow something up during my all-too-brief reign.
*  Minister Of Education -- Hellaine
*  Minister Of The Arts And Humanities -- balloonhat
*  TV stations will show an MST3K marathon
*  All men will be required to own at least one cool hat
*  Official Flag -- the Gadsden flag
*  Official Bird -- the middle finger
*  Official Song -- Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
*  Official Mermaid -- Kylie Minogue.  I wouldn't doing anything seedy, all she has to do is look sexy, sing, and let me take pictures.  Oh, and she has to sing "Beyond The Sea" at least once for me.  Alternates are Jaclyn Smith (who always looks good no matter what her age) and Jessica Alba, who is an actual certified diver

Well, no one said unconditional worship would be easy....