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I just got started on Tapastic, which is a site that hosts comics. Please subscribe to Theri There on Tapastic, which is free. When 500 people have subscribed to it, I'll do something cool, so please tell your friends, too.

On Tapstic, you can toggle between reading them in English or in Spanish. Thanks to Jamiroth and Golden Spirit of Otherkin Hispano for translating them to Spanish!

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Exposition

Jun. 9th, 2008 10:27 am
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It takes so many years to get to know one another... everyone keeps so much locked up inside. There are all these things that are so important to us, and yet so vulnerable, and so we are made up of secrets. When meeting one another, we see only a superficial, outward persona. What if we could reveal, in an instant, all that we really are? If that was possible, would anyone be brave enough to do so, or to look when someone did? Could people survive an exposure so deep?

Further reading: an illuminated quotation, Secret Worlds, on xkcd... the Shout It Out Project originated by liliy and perpetuated by hundreds... the artistic anonymous confessions in Post Secret... and the surreal book Finder: Dream Sequence by Carla Speed McNeil. (Please note that each of these links have some contents that are not to be viewed by children, or are not safe for viewing at work.)

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ClaWrite

Dec. 17th, 2007 09:21 am
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Today's comic is encrypted in ClaWrite, a dragon alphabet invented by Baxil. The dialog is based on a conversation that I had with a classmate, but I'll leave the fun of deciphering it up to you. ;)

Unless if you'd rather just read the translation in the comments below...

Perils

Sep. 30th, 2007 12:24 pm
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Today's comic is based on a sketch and script by Lupa ([livejournal.com profile] lupabitch), a pagan author. I just redrew and lettered it. Thanks, Lupa!

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Commentary that should be read after the comic, or else it'll spoil it. )

This past year, I've tended to devote more of my creative energies into making an illustrated journal, full of rants, sketches, meditations, jokes, attempts at sorting out my spirituality, and anything else about my personal life that needs to be drawn out in the form of a cartoon. That comic-journal is completely private, since I've found that if I don't censor myself and don't have to worry about how other people would see it, don't have to worry about something being too scribbly or arguable or personal, I'm getting farther with discovering my writing-voice. It just seems to work better when I can be as brashly honest as I want, as well as combining illustrations and text together instead of having them separate. It's been a marvelous exercise. When I drew this particular entry in it last morning (which was something that actually happened) I decided this one ought to be shared.

How do you feel about some (but not all) episodes of "Theri There" being a cartoon journal of a real therianthrope's life, and other interjections such as an episode with a joke about (say) Arthurian legends, rather than all the episodes having to deal directly with defining therianthropy in general? Must they all be exclusively, completely on-topic (even more so than most discussion forums about therianthropy or draconity tend to be, which tend to wander in any direction that interests the members, to such an extent that alt.fan.dragons said that nothing was off-topic for them at all)? Or can the idea of "on-topic" be broadened to include other topics that I feel are related to it? I was starting to feel like it was too limiting, even though I do have a lot of material for it, I have all these other comic ideas as well. What do you think, should they all be together in "Theri There," or should it stay strict with what's considered on-topic?

Motivation

Aug. 28th, 2006 07:09 pm
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Comic for August 28, 2006!


In the seventh panel, the book cover says "haiku" in tiny possibly-illegible hirigana, and the poem in the air next to it is Basho's famous haiku about the frog jumping into the pond.

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Dichotomy

Aug. 27th, 2006 07:42 pm
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Comic for August 27, 2006. Today's comic is actually two pages long, making amends for the missed comics on January 30 and February 20. I've been tinkering with the script on this one for a long time; the first page was made last week, and the second page was made today.

Yay for the first appearance of mister non-stereotypical vampire. Psychic vampire, at that.

Footnotes from the comic pages:
* See examples of human-and-dragon friendships and heroic dragons in Greek and Roman natural histories, such as The Natural History of Pliny the Elder, Book viii, Chap. xxii (after Democritus) and Aelianus de Natura Animalium: Book VI, Chap. 63; Book VIII, Chap. 11; Book X, Chap. 48, and others. All are cited in Charles Gould's Mythical Monsters (1886) which was republished as Dragons, Unicorns, and Sea Serpents (2002).
** See the chapter on unicorns in Charles Gould's Dragons, Unicorns, and Sea Serpents. I don't have to identify specific antiquated sources that he quoted in this case, because virtually all of them ended up saying unicorns are "fierce" or "ferocious." I'd intended to make a tally of it.

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The comic for August 26!

What, another one? Yes!

The first birthday of Theri There is coming up soon on September 4... a whole year! Many webcomics never make it that far. Although I have a zillion scripts and comic ideas in my notebooks, there were stretches when I wondered if I could ever find the time to make finished versions of any of them. A comic a week sounds easy until you get into midterms, and once you've lost your pace at comic updates, it's hard to pick it up again.

In celebration of Theri There's upcoming birthday, I'm going to make sure that this will be a full year of comics. In the past, I've missed 17 of the weekly comics, and now I'm going to make up for each of them. That's why there's an additional update today: it's a replacement for January 16, the first update that I missed. It cuts the count of missed comics down to 16 and raises the list of finished comics to 32.

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Keys

Aug. 10th, 2006 06:31 pm
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Comic for the week of August 10, 2006.


[Edit on following day] After I posted this comic, Aaarhus informed me that there's another comic that made a very similar joke to this one. The comic is by Thornwolf and was made in 2003, so it predates mine pretty well: http://us-p.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Thornwolf/Sketches/pshift.jpg I honestly wasn't aware that anyone else had made that particular joke before, much less made it into a comic. Nice comic, Thornwolf! Sorry about the similarity of joke, it seriously was coincidental. "Great minds think alike," I guess. *blush* Thanks for kindly letting me know about that, Aaarhus.

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Mirror

Jul. 16th, 2006 09:39 pm
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Comic will appear for Monday, July 17, 2006.


Note: This is not a Harry Potter character, this is a recurring character from my own comic. She appears in the previous page as well.

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