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#255: Two for Hellboy at 4:20

July 14, 2008

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #134: That’s Never Worked Before; #167: Seek, and Ye Shall Find

For a little more about Johann Krauss, go here. (The movie version of the character has two S's at the end, for some reason I don't know.)

Anyway, Hellboy 2 was really, really fun!

It's not Pan's Labyrinth or The Devil's Backbone with fight scenes, by any means, but it's very fun. The whole scene with the big plant monster (seen in the trailer) = fantastic. The titular Golden Army = cool as hell. There are several other great bits I'd rather not mention, because you should be surprised by them. It does have a relatively paint-by-numbers plot and a bit too much fantasy "logic," but I still really enjoyed it.

I definitely recommend action movie lovers see it, but don't expect too much more than just some fun action and some really cool creature effects. (By comparison, I thought the first one was just okay.)

There will be two more strips this week — one on Wednesday and another on Friday.


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Syd

It’s only been a couple of months since I said goodbye to Punk and today my fiancée Karyn and I had to say goodbye to her cat Sydney. Like Punk, she was eighteen years old and had multiple long-term health issues.

I only knew her for the last eight of her years, and although we had a contentious start, and she never got along with Punk, we grew to have a special bond. In the last few months, she would sit on me as I slept and be the first thing I saw almost every morning. She was a very sweet, ridiculously affectionate cat, and we will both miss her.

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