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one of those things

one of those things

Thu, 08/06/2009 - 11:12 by Aido in response to sacks of potatoes

This is a thing that happened at Connecticon!  By now, I'm pretty used to being picked up out of the blue.  I guess it's one of those things that happens when you're as small as I am.  It was surprising (and impressive!) when Jackson got both me and Ananth at the same time though. XD  (note to people: if you do not know me, do not pick me up at a convention.  I am very serious about this.  Either Ananth or myself will knock your block off. >8( )

A lot of people asked about the recipe that Jes was talking about in the last comic, so Ananth asked her to it to us:

1 boxed vanilla cake mix
-mix as directed by the box; but add 4tbsp of almond extract
-bake as directed on box
-allow to cool
-unmold and cut into layers (4 of them if two 8" pans were made)

1 box of lemon pudding mix
-mix with amount of milk listed for the pie filling instructions
-allow to set

Fresh Berries

-one layer of cake
-1/4 cup of lemon pudding

ADDITIONALLY, SHIRTS ARE UP AT THE STORE!  There are ZoLOLogy and Phoenix Down tees in mens and ladies sizes.  The Phoenix Down are in a limited run on charcoal grey. :D

Nearly all preorders have now been shipped out!  (a very small handful will be shipped out tomorrow.)  All domestic orders should be arriving next week or earlier. :D



Comment by Meisterj (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 11:25

haha, that would have to suck if some random stranger picked you up.

sometimes real life can be more amusing than something fake. that this really happened where he picked up both of you made me laugh.



Comment by Louie (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 11:51

You guys are so cuuuute ; 3 ;

Aw shucks, thanks!

Comment by Ananth Thu, 08/06/2009 - 17:44

Aw shucks, thanks!

As far as your tweet is

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 11:56

As far as your tweet is concerned: I kind of figured but didn't assume you two were dating.
As for you seeming like a dude... it was one of the originally amusing parts of the comic before I bothered to read the first few. Can't deny the slightest disappointment.

As for the comic: terrifyingly cute.

Lawls. Good thing you added

Comment by Barinthus (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 11:58

Lawls. Good thing you added in that picking-you-up disclaimer for strangers because you just know.. SOME dude at a con would have totally done it and thought it was hysterical until the physical harm came him way.

I can't seen Ananth knocking

Comment by Robert V Aldrich (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:00

I can't seen Ananth knocking someone's block off. Oh, I can definitely see him retaliating in an appropriate manner, but I'd envision cannons rising up out of his forearms, his fists turning into lions' heads and flying at the offender, or just giving a righteous, baseball cap-wearing Carebear stare.
You, on the other hand, I can TOTALLY see grabbing a stepladder to brain somebody.

Haaahahahaha Rob you're hilarious XD

Comment by Ananth Thu, 08/06/2009 - 17:49

I've always seen her as a shankin' kind of gal!

That cake

Comment by Joe Fox (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:19

Sounds delicious.

I love how Ananth is just marching over all flustered-like to reclaim what is his in panel 2. He looks quite silly.

We couldn't put it in

Comment by Ananth Thu, 08/06/2009 - 17:51

We couldn't put it in without making the comic clunky, but Rachelle actually yelled at me for 5 minutes and I was just too deaf to hear. I was flustered mostly because I managed to somehow not notice that Yuko had been carted off. XD

Ten points for being

Comment by Joe Fox (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 22:15

Ten points for being observant!

Although I can't really make fun of you for that, I'm pretty much the least observant person there is. It's...rather sad, actually.

no seriously

Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 12:12

At every con I go to with Ananth, you have to yell like 5 thousand times to get his attention. Or, if within reach, it's probably just better to punch him.

What? Did you say

Comment by Ananth Fri, 08/07/2009 - 16:51

What? Did you say something? 

And now I feel better about

Comment by Joe Fox (not verified) Sat, 08/08/2009 - 17:47

And now I feel better about myself.

Way to go, Ananth, geez.


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Mon, 11/09/2009 - 09:24


Now that everyone has picked

Comment by Viga (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:43

Now that everyone has picked you up you know whats next right?

YUKO TOSSING! The NEW sporting passtime!

I know that feeling of getting picked up randomly

Comment by Kerri (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:44

That happens to me alot too, but my friends find it amusing when I flip out over it and usually don't put me down until I threaten to bite them or something.

hahah you sound like my

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 21:50

hahah you sound like my friend she is tiny and its so easy to toss her over the sholder and haul her off

yay~! thank you for posting

Comment by nobue. (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:46

thank you for posting the
recipe! i'm so excited to make it
and share it with people. ^ _ ^

i love that this comic has barely
any dialogue, but a lot still happens.
you all are adorable. ❤

My Wife Would Kill Me

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:53

Before you could brain me if I randomly picked you up.

So no worries.

Also, I don't want Ananth hurting himself trying to hurt me. I actually like him. :D

RE: Your Twitter

Comment by Jonathan B (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 12:54

I always assumed you were female. The dating I wasn't so sure about, since the line between close friends and dating couples can be hard to define if they're not doing something obvious.

We try to keep it out of the

Comment by Ananth Thu, 08/06/2009 - 17:54

We try to keep it out of the comics as much as we can because we're 1. private and 2. walking a fine line doing an autobio comic. In this case, it helped add context to the situation (and made it funnier), so we put it in! 

Hard to read your characters...

Comment by John M. (not verified) Sun, 08/09/2009 - 17:14

I love the comic and the style of humour you guys bring in everything you do. I'm just glad to have that little bit more info that ties your characters (and obviously yourselves) together... I've been scratching a hole in my scalp about that one for months.


Comment by Mark W (not verified) Sat, 11/07/2009 - 11:56

"Private" and "autobio" in the same sentence is hilarious. Cancels it out altogether.

I couldn't stop laughing to

Comment by Kyon (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 13:12

I couldn't stop laughing to Ananth rolling up his sleeve and kidnapping you back. (is it still kidnapping when you steal an adult?)
Anyway great comic yet again. And thanks for the recipe, I made the dream curry a while back and it was loved by all.

Oh man, D: I totally failed

Comment by Yraelis (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 13:33

Oh man, D: I totally failed to see Yuko on my convention circuit. :( super sad times.

I'm... REALLY GLAD Ananth can still hold on to Yuko despite getting hoisted into the air. If I was Ananth, I think I'd freak out a bit.

This cake business is amazing. Trust Jes to make a cake with pudding/pie filling instead of frosting.

It's my birthday on monday

Comment by Lori (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 14:30

It's my birthday on monday and I've been at a loss for a cake! That sounds SUPER delicious. Problem solved.

And this comic is one of those that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So cute XD


Comment by Steve (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 15:27

haha, Yuko great job with the stare down in panel 5. If there hadn't been a panel 6 I still would've known how everything ended.


Comment by Steve (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 15:29

gah, I meant panels 4 and 5...hehehe XD

Skip the pick up line, go straight to picking up.

Comment by Sliver (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 15:36

I must say, it would never cross my mind to pick up someone I don't know, or someone I know about in a media like... a webcomic... Some people are strange... I enjoyed the comic though it was cute.

Could you happen to give me

Comment by Dcloud (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 16:10

Could you happen to give me the recipe for your pumpkin and chicken dream curry? I'd really like to try and make that

Too funny!

Comment by ChristineA (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 17:12

Been a lurker for a while. I used to follow Yuko when she did Fallen. I was sooo glad to find her again and so sad I couldn't find Annath at Otakon. :( Maybe next year!
I can sort of sympathize with Yuko... except it's my hands and feet usually being made fun of as I wear a size 3 & 1/2 ring and size 5 1/2 or 6 in shoes, except for my Converse which are 5's O_o

I'm pretty amazed that guy

Comment by lennan (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 18:17

I'm pretty amazed that guy could carry you and Ananth. 0_0

As for the Twitter...well I knew you were a girl and dating with Ananth, but I suppose it's not that fair of ME to say that. ;)

Yuko is clearly like 5

Comment by Ananth Fri, 08/07/2009 - 16:55

Yuko is clearly like 5 pounds, but I am also pretty light for my height! Also Jackson (I think) works in construction, so he has some arm strength. 

Well, I'm glad I never tried

Comment by Jeremy (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 19:18

Well, I'm glad I never tried to pick you up. ^_^ It might have made for a similarly amusing picture, but I would have looked very funny, missing my block.

Jes's recipe is great

Comment by Kyven (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 19:50

I made it for my mom's birthday party today and it was a big hit.


Comment by Aido Fri, 08/07/2009 - 09:25

 That's fantastic!  :D  Happy Birthday, your mom!

My brain hurts

Comment by mylemonblue (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 21:10

Picking people up because they're small seems like odd behavior to me. If there's something to understand about it I don't get it but it looks cute in the comic though.

Now you realize that me and

Comment by KM (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 21:18

Now you realize that me and possibly others will want to see some random stranger try to pick Yuko up just to see her beat someone up. Comic gold. :D

And then: the lawsuits!  

Comment by Ananth Fri, 08/07/2009 - 16:56

And then: the lawsuits!  


Comment by Steffox (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 21:41

I am absolutely terrified of being picked up, and I'm 5'8". I just don't feel like I would bounce at all if dropped even from only 1 foot up. T_T scary!

BTW, ordered the fox print and it is so superfantastically awesome, thank you! Also loving that the envelope was handwritten by one of you... I feel like I have met a superstar when I hold it. /creepy stalker

As for the guy thing? I dunno, I've been lurking on your comics since Fallen so I knew you were a gal :D /more creepy stalker?!

Ananth asked her

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 21:59

to it to us?

Elsewhere(!), Good comic!

The cake...

Comment by Melikoth (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 23:34

I want to make it followed by probably eating the whole thing. I was wondering what kind of recipe would have pudding that wouldn't normally.


Comment by Dex (not verified) Thu, 08/06/2009 - 23:39

Hello! it's that guy dressed up as dexter that gave you all necklaces at Connecticon.

Why didn't you tell me you guys were so awesome?

-__- It's 12:34 (funny time) and I just finished reading all of your comics (although, I only planned on reading a few). Anyway, I'm glad I talked to you guys and learned about your comic at the con and I'll probably end up seeing you again.

... Roflope heheh

Dex out!

Yeaahh Pokemon!

Comment by Aido Fri, 08/07/2009 - 08:38

Thanks again for the pokémon medallions!  They're awesome! 8D

Hahaha, I'm glad you're enjoying the comic. :D


Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 12:17

Oman! Thanks for the slowpoke! :D

D: D: D:

Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Mon, 08/10/2009 - 16:55


I'm so glad that I'm

Comment by Kittymaverick (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 01:18

I'm so glad that I'm short....but HEAVY! People don't dare to pick me up out of fear for their backs...

Though I really wish I was lighter....

Eat lots of cake, Yuko, and you can avoid the problem just like me!...(Not serious, just joking...)

Oh man, this comic made me

Comment by Geener (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 01:50

Oh man, this comic made me LOL so much.

That cake sounds DELICIOUS. It's like almost a trifle but sounds even tastier.

The cake was super

Comment by Ananth Fri, 08/07/2009 - 16:57

The cake was super delicious!! Jes is a four star chef from the Four Seasons, so she knows how to make a mean ... everything. 

Also, I clicked through to your blog! Adorable stuff! Really liking how clean everything looks too ... in particular I enjoyed the stickers and the Sunlight ads. :)

Instructions from last comic...

Comment by C.D. Reimer (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 03:13

According to the last comic, Jes says she adds lemon pudding to the batter. The instructions above has the lemon pudding between layers. I guess the recipe can work either way. I'm going to try the layered version since today is my birthday. Always looking for an interesting recipe and a good excuse to try one out.