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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 Aido Fri, 08/07/2009 - 08:40

 Yeah, I could've sworn she said that she put the pudding in the cake.  (which I'm pretty certain you CAN do.)  In any case, I'M GOING TO PUT THE PUDDING IN THE CAKE.  I'M GOING TO DO IT.

Also:  Happy Birthday!!

Awesome cake...

Comment by C.D. Reimer (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 22:42

Tried it with the pudding between layers. Pretty awesome cake!

Happy birthday! 

Comment by Ananth Fri, 08/07/2009 - 16:58

Happy birthday! 


Comment by arararar (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 05:30

AAAGGHHH I HATE it when I find great recipes in english and they ask for various pre-made mixes :C

because I live in north-eastern europe, we simply DO NOT get this shit imported in our stores and besides I prefer to bake everything from scratch.

this makes me so very sad and angry.

Then it's even better!

Comment by Aido Fri, 08/07/2009 - 08:45

 Then find a scratch recipe for a white cake and make that instead!  (American box mixes are crap, believe me D:)  Just don't use an American recipe-- from what I understand, we use cane sugar-sugar and you use sugar beet-sugar, and the sweetnesses in each are different.

The recipe Jes sent over is basically "make cake, make pudding, mix well."  I'm sure you could put something together that's far better than what we could make with a cake-in-a-box mix.

Who Picked You Up

Comment by nikpack (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 08:02

First read and I thought it was Jeph Jacques who did this to make the Ultimate Mecha Jeph-Yuko-Ananath

funny you mention that--

Comment by Aido Fri, 08/07/2009 - 08:47

At the con, Rachelle and I were teasing him to try and get him to lift both of us on his shoulders.  He wouldn't do it (it was probably for the best).


Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 12:18

I bet he could have though XD

Me too

Comment by Nare (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 13:20

I thought exactly the same! After seeing it wasn't him I must say it was silly of me: Ananath would be too afraid getting near since his idea of the sack-of-feathers-tossing. xD

Wait, too afraid of what?! I

Comment by Ananth Fri, 08/07/2009 - 17:02

Wait, too afraid of what?! I ain't scared! What're we talking about?

small person toss

Comment by Thain (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 09:32

I am quite tiny and have been not only picked up but tossed from person to person. XD It's actually fun...for a while.

I dislike my height

Comment by King_Bahamut (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 13:49

I have the same problem you do Kittymaverick I am about 4'8 and somewhere around 120 pounds likely somewhat higher then 120 something like 130 or somewhere around there. People would not wish to try picking me up anymore, plus with my arm strength the idea of picking me up only sounds more troublesome.

Ahaha, I love the trailing

Comment by Gearfish (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 22:11

Ahaha, I love the trailing script of Yuko calling for help!

As for me, I am five foot several inches and rather lightweight. Despite this, people do not usually attempt to pick me up often and, should they try this, the persons in question will just drag me along the grass/dirt/carpet and make a frightful mess of my pants and shoulder blades.

So yeah, forgive me if

Comment by Tommeh the Lynx (not verified) Fri, 08/07/2009 - 22:46

So yeah, forgive me if anyone else has already asked...but that girl referred to Yuko as your girlfriend, are you guys going out? O_o

Hah, yeah, Yuko and I are

Comment by Ananth Sat, 08/08/2009 - 11:57

Hah, yeah, Yuko and I are going out. We try not to make a thing out of it. 

Oh wow...that actually makes

Comment by Tommeh the Lynx (not verified) Sun, 08/09/2009 - 23:07

Oh wow...that actually makes what happens in the comic all the more adorable, you two have awesome chemistry ^_^

Aw, thank you!

Comment by Ananth Mon, 08/10/2009 - 16:51

Aw, thank you!


Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Mon, 08/10/2009 - 16:57

"that girl" is me!

I didn't think people

Comment by Ruzzy (not verified) Sat, 08/08/2009 - 00:59

I didn't think people seriously got picked up like that. >< I have a guy friend who jokes about picking me up and running off, now I'm afraid he might actually do it. ><

Floating head in panel 1! D:

PS: I had hoped you two were together. :3

Yes, people like us exist

Comment by Chris D. (not verified) Sat, 08/08/2009 - 07:01

I've done it to most of my friends. Did it once to my "little" brother. Gotta use quotes, that kid is 6'4" and well in excess of 200 lbs. He really got a bit of a shock because there was no warning.

People have learned to elbow me in the head to stop that kind of thing. It's like touching a hot stove...really only needs to happen once. :-)

PS: I had hoped you two were

Comment by Ananth Sat, 08/08/2009 - 12:00

PS: I had hoped you two were together. :3

Aw, thanks!

You dont have to worry about me

Comment by Kriztov (not verified) Sat, 08/08/2009 - 23:09

You don't have to worry about me. Unless you go to any cons in Australia, and if you do, I'd like to know so I can go get an autograph or something else OMGFAN-ish


Comment by Spizzy (not verified) Sat, 08/08/2009 - 23:13

I actually got my zoolology shirt the day you put up this comic, which I thought was strangely early (made funny by the fact I just got the paypal receipt with shipping info and stuff today) and it's AWESOME! I wore it today when me and my b/f went out X3 Also love the child's play card that came with it. Thanks guys!

This is hilarious and

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 08/09/2009 - 00:54

This is hilarious and adorable.

Made me laugh all over again when I noticed the title. :D oh golly. What entertaining lives you live!

And ohmygodiwantthatcakesobad. I'll be printing that puppy off and baking away as soon as I find the time. Thanks for posting the recipe! AND (of course!) thanks to Jes for sharing! :)

Random joy

Comment by PokeyPuppy (not verified) Sun, 08/09/2009 - 14:19

Oh dear god, I love your comic! (And your guest comic on questionable content "yelling bird writes the best fan fic" still makes me smile.)

Got my shirt!

Comment by Sidka (not verified) Sun, 08/09/2009 - 18:42

Looks and feels great, guys! =) I'm loving it.

Wonderful! So glad you like

Comment by Ananth Mon, 08/10/2009 - 16:51

Wonderful! So glad you like it. :DD


Comment by Charlie (not verified) Sun, 08/09/2009 - 18:47

Ah, Jackson's hilarious!

Seriously though, I'd have freaked if someone picked me up like that. I think Yuko's getting too used to it (maybe she secretly likes it?).

Joyce and Yuko have to be realted.

Comment by Gleevee (not verified) Sun, 08/09/2009 - 18:55

Seriously. My sister is pretty much Yuko only with longer hair. Drake plucks her up and runs off continuously.

Of course there is much shouting from my sister's side, followed by a prompt (yet playful) pounding from her.

Anyhow, many luls from the comic and ohmyGod that cake sounds wondrous. Me and Joyce have to make that at some point.

related, even

Comment by Glee (not verified) Sun, 08/09/2009 - 18:58

Garrafgshlagvkgld. Sorry.

People =P

Comment by Razor (not verified) Mon, 08/10/2009 - 12:21

You know, it almost embarrasses me that you have to put up the "DO NOT PICK ME UP" clause...

...Until I remember girls walking around with "Will Glomp for Food" signs at AX a few years ago. Srsly, peeps. Personal space, y'know?

In other news: Ha! Thanks for putting up the recipe! I too was curious. Dream curry and cake (and how NOT to roast garlic and peppers). This comic is tasty! =D


Comment by Meer (not verified) Tue, 08/11/2009 - 02:05

I share the pain, as I get picked up quite a lot and all my friends are giants. My friend once slung me over his shoulder and not only carried me off, but proceeded to teeter down two flights of stairs and spin in circles at the bottom, with me screaming the whole time DX


Comment by John K (not verified) Tue, 08/11/2009 - 08:30

just emailed that recipe around... now to convince one of them to bake it for me....

Aslo, I am little, and I too hate to be picked up.

Oh, I am so totally going to

Comment by Spy_Smasher (not verified) Tue, 08/11/2009 - 09:07

Oh, I am so totally going to start picking up the tiny people in my life.

me too!

Comment by cheeseyshay (not verified) Wed, 08/12/2009 - 14:33

i've been lurkin a little while. Really sympathize with yuko on this one, i'm constantly getting swooped up by people. don't think i'll ever get used to it though...

Awesome timing

Comment by Jon (not verified) Wed, 09/02/2009 - 14:45

The comedic timing of this comic always seems to be spot-on. The expressions are done really well too. I keep going back to the last two panels where Jackson just stands there grinning and then you two are being carried away with resigned looks on your faces, hahaha. Keep up the awesome work.

I feel like...

Comment by Chelsea (not verified) Mon, 11/16/2009 - 13:55

I'm one of the few people that always knew Yuko was a girl... ._.