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More easy stuff for Will…or at least I think it was easy. He did the six or seven pages after this before he did this one, for some reason. He’s had to do some traveling lately, so I think maybe he saved it for a week when it would be harder to get three pages done.

This week is Thanksgiving, which is traditionally one of my favorite holidays, mostly because I’m a fat bastard who likes to eat. Also, the myth of Thanksgiving contains a kernel of bridging the gap between cultures, and we can never have too much of that. Anyway, what seems like a holiday for normal people is an extremely busy time of year for people in the hospitality business, so these postings will likely be brief this week, because neither the restaurant business nor my writing deadlines seem inclined to ease up on me this week.

The above whining done, we hope you guys have a wonderful holiday!

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Honestly, I’m shocked that Will never placed a full on kiss right on my mouth for this page. Sometimes, he asks me for easier pages, to help him maintain our schedule. Usually, that means more dialogue, more close ups, and less action. Action scenes often require some research on his part, because sometimes I’m asking him to convey something that he’s simply never drawn before. And you might have noticed that Will’s game on backgrounds has taken a quantum leap forward in Volume Two; go back and look at the library scene, brief as it is, if you don’t believe me. He rendered A LOT of books on those pages. Anyway, I figured that this would be a nice change for him.

I’m so ashamed. We played D&D today, and I backslid in my role-playing. I made a point of letting you guys know that I was playing an atypical character, a persnickety spellcaster-type with an eye toward creature comforts…and today, I played him like my more typical muscle-bound thugs who describe problem solving as “rolling initiative.” I am over-tired…and the only solution I see is MORE EXERCISE.

I’m on my feet a lot, I work as a bartender, after all, but I need to be more active. The writer’s life can be sedentary if you let it, and I need to get out more.

(But first, I need to go to bed.)

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What was in the wine glass, do you think? I mean, is it magical just because Castigan conjured it? Was it an illusion entirely, just a cherry on the sundae of Castigan’s pose of confidence? Or was it actually some sort of magical elixir? Was it important…because it sure seems like it’s gone now…or not at all? Does the fact that I’m asking these questions make it seem more or less important?

I actually don’t have much to say at the moment. We played D&D last Thursday, and are playing again THIS Thursday, but it didn’t really yield much that will contribute to the comic. (Both my character and Will’s are overburdened with personality, and each might make his way into the comic, but they’re been around a couple of sessions now. And sorry Matt, there’s no way I’m putting a character who calls himself “Bud” into this comic.)

The next little phase of stuff for members of The Thirteen came in last week, so you all might be getting a little something in the mail sooner rather than later. (If you aren’t one of Thirteen, if you haven’t volunteered to help promote the comic, you can email us to get involved.)

No new movies, nothing too crazy on the TV. There are some interesting writing opportunities coming my way, maybe, but it’s way too early to get into those…and these things can disappear as quickly as they appeared, I’ve found.

You are The Thirteen…and you are INFINITE.

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Seriously. You have no idea. Will secretly wants to be black. Castigan is EXACTLY like an old, black version of my collaborator. When playing Castigan the D&D character, I envisioned him as shorter and less confident in his bearing. He sort of resembled Benjamin Franklin in my mind’s eye.

SPOILERS FOR THE FLASH AHEAD!!!

SERIOUSLY. FLASH SPOILERS!!!

LEAVE NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE!!!

I just want to know…are they seriously going to give us a full-on telepathic super-ape? Are they seriously gonna do a live action version of Gorilla Grodd? I AM SO GIDDILY IMPRESSED WITH THIS SHOW. What a ballsy choice. They are embracing their comic book origins, and that is making this show great.

(I can’t wait to see Gorilla Grodd. I’m seriously wondering if Harrison Wells is being mind-controlled by Grodd. I’d love that.)

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