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A little bit of this and that

A little bit of this and that

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 14:18 by Ananth in response to Death's Notebook 1

Death has stacks and stacks of journals ... we were a little biased when we picked which page to share this time, but I'm sure you'll understand our interest. :) This is an idea we'd been tossing around for some time, since Death has a particularly long lifespan - and he seems the journal-keeping type. 

Mostly repeating myself from Tuesday, but that post was up for a terrible short period of time - Girl with the Skeleton Hand pinsets are restocked, and there are 2XL and 3XL Mawzantine tees in the store. Also, shipping prices have been reduced. 

We are still pretty swamped, so sorry about the short post again *stumble* *trip* oh no how did I drop that

well i guess i'll just leave that there

See you next Tuesday!


Tee hee

Comment by Jamie Noguchi (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 14:23

Would those be Death's Notes?

*Badum ching*

Hahaha Jamie you're a

Comment by Ananth Thu, 11/12/2009 - 18:23

Hahaha Jamie you're a ruiner!!


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 14:32

It's filled with death notes!

Homygawsh. PalentoLOLgy

Comment by Lin (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 14:48

Homygawsh. PalentoLOLgy t-shirts?! :DDDD

Very yes. Very very yes.

Another LOLshirt!

Comment by Harrison (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 15:54

Darn it. Now I'm going to be bouncing off the walls wondering when that shirt is going to released.

I feel Death Notes are going

Comment by Kyon (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 15:59

I feel Death Notes are going to be a reoccurring thing in these comments.
I love your guys' depiction on death, very cool character. Looking forward to catching up, hopefully there will be more of him.


Comment by Nodge (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 16:09

Are Deaths' memoirs going to be getting round to a certain skeletally-digitated young woman at some stage? I adored the characters in that arc. I keep getting the mental image of them stood by a lake feeding.. something to a flock of maws now though :D.

I believe they will! He

Comment by Ananth Thu, 11/12/2009 - 18:24

I believe they will! He could hardly not write about her, I think. 


Comment by cheri (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 16:26


In other words, "Bravo"

Comment by Robert V Aldrich (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 16:45

My dear Ananth, sometimes you are a master of your craft(s), able to craft both word and image alike to in such a way as to convey the most delicate of ideas or pass off the most intricate of notions. Other times, however, you have all the subtlety of a chainsaw.

Haaahahaha I love you Rob. 

Comment by Ananth Thu, 11/12/2009 - 18:22

Haaahahaha I love you Rob. 

I can barely read anything

Comment by Jarryd (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 16:51

I can barely read anything related to Death as an anthropomorphic personification now without thinking of Discworld. Damn you pratchett.

Ohoh and Death is looking

Comment by Jarryd (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 16:53

Ohoh and Death is looking classy here. ;D

Sorry about the text - we

Comment by Ananth Thu, 11/12/2009 - 18:22

Sorry about the text - we were emulating Darwin's notebooks. 

Hah! Weird - but those badges were pretty cool, to be fair! 

*blinks* ; ~ ; ....I can't

Comment by Samm Neiland (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 17:11

*blinks* ; ~ ;

....I can't read his hand writing! D:

Doubleplusyay for giving the

Comment by SemiColon (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 17:26

Doubleplusyay for giving the veLOLciraptor feathers! I mean, I like Jurassic Park, but the velociraptors are so inaccurate.

I think they were accurate

Comment by Ananth Fri, 11/13/2009 - 11:46

I think they were accurate at the time? The paradigm shift regarding velociraptors came in 2005, I believe! But yeah, accuracy all the way. :)

Velociraptors are about the

Comment by EiceBleu (not verified) Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:20

Velociraptors are about the size of a dog--they upscaled them a lot for the movie, and then during production science discovered the Utah raptor, which actually is a lot like the the raptors in the movie... so much so that they added the Utah raptor's claw as a movie prop.

So yeah, Jurassic Park is HEAVILY fictionalized as far as accuracy of it's dinos.


Comment by Softspoken (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 17:47

Man, have you never read cursive before? *Grumble grumble*

october 12, 1789
reached the strip. not very pretty, quarry nearby - seem's pure black limestone with thinner strata. flora unfamiliar.
birds - raven? possess no beak. teeth in breast? mouth? is such a thing possible?

october 15, 1789
mouth is indeed in the breast, tongue pink, vocalisation? unsure.

Also, fun that he documents it like a biologist or scientist or something. I don't know how many people look out for the geological characteristics and flora in an area.

Does anyone know what noise a maw makes? Besides the maw itself, that is?

I actually referenced one of

Comment by Ananth Thu, 11/12/2009 - 18:19

I actually referenced one of Darwin's original notebooks about the Galapagos while writing this one. Neat that you noticed the language!

It's sort of like "mrmbl"? Yeah. 

Maw noise.

Comment by Softspoken (not verified) Fri, 11/13/2009 - 14:50

This may be a tall order, but could you make a recording of that so we can all hear it? If you don't want to do it yourself, maybe you could get someone else to do it...?

In any case though, I will know to run indoors if I hear a mrmbl.

But if I'm already inside, I'll see if I have food to appease it.

Seriously, maws freak me out a little, because I'm not sure if they'd attack me or not.

thank you

Comment by Denis (not verified) Fri, 11/13/2009 - 23:01

As a matter of fact, it is becoming an uncommon skill to be able to read cursive script in this day and age. Reading and writing in cursive became optional in my school, and I opted out, as I could use block letters faster than I could write cursively. Though I curse this choice now (pun intended), with this new era of technology will cursive script remain in our society for much longer? when was the last time you read a stop sign in cursive script?

Cursive / Block

Comment by Softspoken (not verified) Sat, 11/14/2009 - 22:28

I have Lucidia Handwriting on my computer for this reason. Fact is, most things should be in block letters. But cursive is like formal clothing. Just because it doesn't get trotted out too often doesn't mean it's out-dated and useless. It's a way to show real style and personality... Which is low on the priorities of a stop sign.


Comment by Matt (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 18:00

So, does Death just not take notice of things, or is this meant to be creepy and foreboding, that Death himself doesn't know what maws are?

This is an excerpt from the

Comment by Ananth Thu, 11/12/2009 - 18:21

This is an excerpt from the first time he came across them! Since he takes souls to their rest, he comes across a lot of strange things and thus took to keeping journals. 


Comment by Razor (not verified) Thu, 11/12/2009 - 21:11

I'd say I hope that Maws aren't poisonous, but it's Death! XD

And you know, I've never thought of what kind of noise a Maw would make. I think it would be like the shriek the pterodactyls make on the old Jonny Quest show. Either that or, "Graaack!" =D

Hahaha, Johnny Quest ... I

Comment by Ananth Fri, 11/13/2009 - 11:49

Hahaha, Johnny Quest ... I think every monster might have made that pterodactyl sound. 

Hahaha, going through those

Comment by Ananth Fri, 11/13/2009 - 11:54

Hahaha, going through those was a lot of fun - I think #4 the soft-shelled turtle is possible the saddest thing I've ever seen. ):


Comment by Joe Fox (not verified) Fri, 11/13/2009 - 00:00

I love how Death is all "Man, what the hell are those things? Are... are they cool or not?"

Also, you guys should totally do more of these little journal things in the future, it's quite an awesome concept.

We likely will! :D Possibly

Comment by Ananth Fri, 11/13/2009 - 11:55

We likely will! :D Possibly for Tuesday? We'll see. 

Oh come on...

Comment by Homb (not verified) Fri, 11/13/2009 - 00:42

Not another LOL shirt you guys....

You are way better than that.

One LOL shirt is enough.

I want a shirt with that on

Comment by Rayna (not verified) Fri, 11/13/2009 - 02:27

I want a shirt with that on it, so I can fool everyone around me that I know what those dinosaurs are. It is a fool-proof plan. 8|b


Comment by Steve (not verified) Fri, 11/13/2009 - 04:36

You dropped something. Looks important. Better take it with you to be safe.


Comment by Nieve (not verified) Fri, 11/13/2009 - 11:53

... Santa?


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 11/15/2009 - 13:01

few more ideas for ur zooLOLogy

turtle - Turtlol
gazelle - gazellol
eagle - eaglol

seems like u guys nvr make more strip about the LOL-a-family

Dangit! Here I was lamenting

Comment by Abra (not verified) Mon, 11/16/2009 - 23:04

Dangit! Here I was lamenting that I didn't get a shot at the zoolology shirts before I found out about y'alls comic and another contender appears! :O Any plans to restock the smaller ladies' zoolology shirts again?

Unfortunately we have to

Comment by Ananth Tue, 11/17/2009 - 01:20

Unfortunately we have to sell some more mens' Zoolology tees before we order any more of the design - I'll certainly post about it when we do, though. :)

Where are youuuuu?

Comment by Ablogamous (not verified) Wed, 11/18/2009 - 00:00


Plus, I'm loving Death cropping up so much. Him and Cecilia are quite adorable.

Is that a metal-tip fountain

Comment by JET73L (not verified) Wed, 09/14/2011 - 21:28

Is that a metal-tip fountain pen? I can't tell if it's a brush-handled pen or one of the reservoir pens made to look like a brush-handled pen, but either way, I have a sneaking suspicion as to why Yuko's pen nibs keep dying...