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Happy Belated

Posted by Wes Decker on April 21, 2009

Well, here we are. It’s been a whole year. More than that, in fact, as our official one year mark was last week. So, sorry about the late comic in both that regard, and also in the sense that this is Tuesday. Oh well. I think I’ll survive. Will you?

Wow. One year. A year of doing this. Granted, we haven’t pumped out a new comic every week, but still. It’s more work than you’d think. And I have the easy part! Artista does all the work. She even goes so far as to make strips visually funny when my writing more or less sucks, which is more often than I’d like, but c’est la vie. I think my writing has improved over the past year, and Artista’s art has gone from wonderful to +1 enchanted wonderful or something. Point is, she’s talented, and if you agree with me, leave a comment here for her, or check out her art blog things. I’d also like to send shout outs to Wednesday and Switzerland, who are here to step in when I fail in the bloggering. Switz was kind enough to toss up some filler words yesterday while we were waiting for our anniversarial comic. In the realm of filling in, sometimes both Artista and I have, you know, lives (OR NOT LOL), and fail to get something written or drawn each week. That’s where Cassie has tended to step in. She likes to send me her doodles and whatnot, so of course I slap them up on my website and take all the credit for them. Just kidding. I only take half.

We’ve come a long way. The site is looking cleaner and better than ever. I’m really happy with our current layout and design. However, we’re not entirely where we wanted to be a year in (no shirts, no domain, no money), but that’s really okay. We decided long ago that we would write, draw, produce, and support a Roget’s House of Mystery comic for as long as it remained fun for us, and no longer. The fact that our ADD-addled minds have stuck with this for a full year is remarkable, in my opinion.

So, here’s to another year for both the fictional and actual gangs from the House that would be called Roget’s.

May the Force be with you.

Phoenix

PS Remember, the early bard gets the wyrm.

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Stupid Internets

Posted by Wes Decker on April 13, 2009

No blog this week, due to incredibly limited internet access at the moment. I promise we’ll get something big for next week, both in the comic and blog realms. Ta ta for now.

You couldn’t drive a wheelchair,

Phoenix

PS I am so excited to play D&D this summer.

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Holy Crap It Is April

Posted by Wes Decker on April 6, 2009

Apologies for the late comic this week. I was having internet issues earlier, and not only a busy day but quite a long weekend, and I am TIRED. So here we go.

This weekend I was a rangemaster for the third annual Women’s Shooting Sports Weekend. It was a blast, as usual, and all the ladies had fun too. I was the tomahawk instructor again, so there are now eighty more women in the San Francisco bay area who can not only throw axes, but kitchen knives, scissors, and screwdrivers. Watch out, men. For the rest of you ladies out there, we do this shindig every year, so shoot me an email or leave a comment here if you’re interesting interested in learning proficient and safe operation of all kinds of firearms next spring.

That’s about it for today. I’m pretty freakin’ tired. See you all next week, or I will see you on another time.

That is very confusing.

Phoenix

PS Oh, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, how I love thee.

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Titles Can Be Hard To Think Of

Posted by Wes Decker on March 23, 2009

Sorry for the delayed comic, folks. I had it all ready to go last night, but it was late and I frankly was in no mood to blog. So here we are today! Yay. I’ll maybe think about writing a blog beforehand, but we’ll see. Anyway! Apologies for the SUPER NERDY jokes in this week’s comic, but they were too juicy to resist. Besides, I think you can get the gist of the point of the stuff. Yeah.

So, the Player’s Handbook 2 came out last week. It was pretty exciting, as it marked the return of many classic classes and races to 4th edition, including gnomes, half-orcs, bards, druids, and sorcerers. I was especially looking forward to bards, as they had always been my favorite. I think it must be the “jack of all trades, master of none” aspect that appeals to me. The bard is able step into any of the traditional roles of the party, and temporarily fill it. Of course, the bard can never do the job as well as a class who is designed for it. 4th edition revitalizes the bard somewhat, giving him more usefulness in certain roles, while taking away some of the versatility found in 3rd and 3.5 editions. Also revitalized is the sorcerer, which was always a close second favorite. Basically, to sum up, I really want to play a campaign. Possibly over the summer.

Now that the rest of you have returned from skipping over that long, daunting paragraph, one which Artista will inevitably sum up as “blah blah, bards, versatility, blah blah”, we can get back to reality. Or at least as close to reality as one can achieve over the internets. Stay safe, everyone. I’ll see you next week.

I never thought I’d be happy to hear anything that sounds like Creed,

Phoenix

PS Beware the dread gazebo.

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“Free” Is Just Another Word For “Socialist”

Posted by Wes Decker on March 15, 2009

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Go see Watchmen. Seriously.

No blog or haiku this week. I leave you, instead, with a poem by Rudyard Kipling. This poems reminds me of a dear friend, who just recently has gone home. We’ll miss you dearly, John.

It’s a trap,

Phoenix


“If”
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream–and not make dreams your master,
If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings–nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!
-Rudyard Kipling

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Happy Hallowe’en!

Posted by Wes Decker on October 31, 2008


Clearly a bonus midweek comic makes up for the lack of updates lately. Enjoy our bonus Hallowe’en special!

Here’s the internet video sources for the costumes:
-Gene Romano as Gary Brolsma
-Neph Sancho as Dr. Tran (language warning!)
-Charlie Lamaine as Pen the Human
-Paige Turner as the Dramatic Chipmunk
-Mr. Wednesday as George Washington (language warning!)
-Rose Radley as the Dancing Banana

Runner-ups include Kenya, Badger, Self-Defense, The End of the World¬†and of course Dr. Horrible. Hope you all have a safe and fun Hallowe’en.

Peculiar thing about this document, it was never notarized,
Phoenix

PS What are all of YOU going to be for Hallowe’en?

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Ever Dance With The Devil In The Pale Moonlight?

Posted by Wes Decker on July 21, 2008

Late comic can be blamed on Artista, who was too busy with ‘life’ this weekend to draw. *bitter grumbles* Just kidding? I love ya, Arty?

Anyway. Go see The Dark Knight. This is not optional. It is imperative. Knowing my friends and our readers, most of you already have. Go see it again. It’s just that good. Clearly it is, as I am still in shock and awe; so much so that I couldn’t even write a comic for this week. I do, however, like what we’ve got for you. If you couldn’t tell, we here at RHoM like the villians better than the heroes. Besides, if we did the heroes, one of them would end up being Robin. I enjoy the concept of dressing the characters up in costumes, so expect to see more of that. I like to give Artista challenges, too. Yay.

I think this strip marks the first time the whole Household (plus Gene) appears in a strip together. Clearly this is cause for celebration. Everyone break out your party hats and streamers. It’s gonna be a wild night. See you kids next week.

I’m a dog chasing cars,

Phoenix

PS omg.
PPS If you missed out on for free, I am truly sorry. Go be a good little fanboy/girl and give Joss Whedon your four dollars on iTunes so you can watch it. This is even more imperative than seeing The Dark Knight, and it’s a good deal cheaper!

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And We Have A Winner!

Posted by Wes Decker on June 22, 2008

Congratulations to Unicorn for winning our first ever contest! Here is her winning entry. Enjoy it! Yay!

We’re cleverly using this submitted comic to take a week off and try and get a couple buffer comics sketched as Artista is without a tablet. We’ll be back with regularly scheduled programming next week. See you all then.

Don’t ever hit your mother with a shovel; it’ll leave a dull impression on her mind,

Phoenix

PS We did a guest comic over at Juxtaposition Comics! Check it out!

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Sweet Mother Of…!

Posted by Wes Decker on May 10, 2008

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.

Love you Mom,

Phoenix

PS This is a bonus comic. Back to your regularly scheduled programming on Monday.

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