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Comic updates are on hold for the moment as I am currently in the process of relocating - I'm hoping to have everything moved over by this weekend. Thanks for your patience with the delays!


Warehouse 23 is now doing poster printing, and as a result they are now offering the 'Read' design in a gorgeous, full-color 11x17 poster on heavyweight paper. I just received my comps today and I couldn't be happier with them. You can access the Warehouse 23 store by clicking on the 'store' button, or by clicking on this link - go give it a look!

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That's all, folks. Thank you for reading!

If you're despondent over the lack of QoW, this news may cheer you - due to an overwhelmingly positive reader response, QoW will start again next Monday and re-run all the original strips, seven days a week, with commentary. That's right, if you so choose you'll get to read my babblings about what exactly went on with the strips, stuff that wasn't supposed to happen, ideas that were ditched, ideas that were never explored, the works. I realize it's not NEW strips, but I thought it would be fun to do while I work on putting out my next project. Speaking of the next project - I will be announcing it as soon as it's ready to go. Keep an eye on the website, or the LJ community, or the forum, as I'll be posting it all over the place once it's live.

For those looking for other strips to read, check out my links section, and also the Keenspot dropdown up in the corner has a ton of good reads on it as well.

Something Positive
Sexy Losers
Scary Go Round
Checkerboard Nightmare
It's Walky
Psychic Dyslexia Institute
Combustible Orange

Kill all remaining time you have here:
The Dionaea House - creepy and cool story!
fishfish designs: KITTY HATS!
Common Rotation - awesome band!
The Faerie Citadel: Wings and More!
Electronic Mayhem

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Hi there! You are reading the Queen of Wands rapid-fire reruns, a seven-day a week run of QoW with commentary. Commentary on later strips will contain spoilers, so if you are a new reader and here for the first time, I suggest you take a trip to the beginning of the archives and give the comic a read-through spoiler-free before jumping into the commentary.
Originally aired 03/22/03: I love fairy tales, I really really do. I have this massive collection of fairy tale books - but see, I have the really old ones, the ones that aren't 'politically correct' or written all squishily happily ever after, the ones that were meant to scare the everloving shit out of your children and had morals that essentially equated to 'you better behave or something really obscenely horrible will happen to you' - they don't write them like that anymore, not really. As for The Little Mermaid - for those only familiar with the Disney version of the story (which is fine, I love the movie, have it on DVD and all that), the original story was much, much darker - the prince ended up falling in love with somebody else - a girl that found him on the beach after the mermaid rescued him, she was not the sea witch in disguise - and the mermaid's sisters went to the witch to plea her case, cutting off their hair as payment to the witch in exchange for a way to bring their sister back to the ocean. The witch complied by giving them a dagger and telling them that the only way their sister could return to them was by plunging the dagger into the heart of the prince, and when his blood fell upon her feet they would turn back into a tail and she would return to the ocean. However, after approaching the prince in his tent and seeing him curled up fast asleep with his new bride, the mermaid could not bring herself to do it, and threw herself into the ocean with every intention of dissolving into sea-foam. Yeah....grim, huh? At any rate it has sort of a happy ending, she ends up not dying after all, but becoming one of the daughters of the air because of her good deeds. I'm not sure what her good deeds were, but I suppose not killing the prince in cold blood helped. So yeah, they tell her if she stays with them for three hundred years she can obtain an immortal soul, blah blah happy the end in a way. I think the practice of dumbing down old stories and making them less 'offensive' for each passing generation of children is kind of stupid - it seems as though the more we dumb down the stories, the more offensive children grow up to be. Maybe they ought to have the shit scared out of them with old tales, who knows, but I'll happily keep collecting my books, thank you. Also a thank you to those of you that sent in donations, it's appreciated.