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More like punch it in the mouth!

If the horse represents my feelings!! My family did Christmas but we weren't super into it and I don't understand your strange customs!! Whatever Christmas is over!

Special Edition copies of JW:V1 are back in stock!

Yuko and Conrad's former classmate Mike is doing a Masters Thesis game! He's asked me to pass the link on to you guys - it's an interactive comic book video game. If you have some free time, play/read it and then fill out the survey at the end to give him some feedback to work with for his final paper. If you want to contact him regarding the project, he can be reached at ... remember, e-mail him, not me! Thanks. 

Besides that, I'm finishing up the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy and tinkering with Mass Effect 2 in my spare time. Yuko did two strips about some of our experiences playing the game - they're full comics, but they're a little too game-specific to post as "official" comics, so they're on Tumblr and posted below (they read vertically):


I finally hooked Shepard up with Garrus, if you were wondering. You're welcome, Yuko. 

See you next week!


why must you punish me

Comment by Aido Thu, 01/06/2011 - 15:43

Augh d-don't show them my nerdy comics, this is a classy operation we're running

aaaauugghhh you did itttttt




Comment by AckAckAck (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 22:45

This will be spread around the internet... soon.

By me and others of course :3

Since when is scifi dating sims not classy?

Comment by Aube (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 15:51

I remember watching my brother play Mass Effect and all I legitimately worried about being mined raped by blue alien women.
can't wait to hear your stories on Mass Effect 2, hopefully more space dating drama.

I would totally

Comment by Hikki536 (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 16:03

hook up with Garrus!
Forget anthropomorphic aliens! Non-human alien pairings is the new thing now!

More Nerdy Comics?

Comment by Pimp Chickens (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 16:05

Are there more comics Yuko doesn't want us to see? You could probably make a killing selling them in the store.

There there, my gifts look

Comment by Chelsea (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 16:13

There there, my gifts look equally shabby. ;)

Hahaha, Garrus is the best, there is no doubt!


Comment by Ali (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 16:16

I suck at wrapping too. Now I use bags or to cheat I use tin foil. It doubles as something to cover those holiday cookies up with or bonus toy for cats to bat at and chase around.

I haven't played Mass Effect but I'm amused anyway.

I can only wrap hard

Comment by shauna (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 16:23

I can only wrap hard rectangular things, like books and such. Everything else I cheat and use a bag.

By bag I mean a proper wrapping bag at least, in a feat of laziness my brother tends to use the bag from the store.


Comment by SDVII (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 16:32

Thanks for the great comics.
The inking and the coloring is great :D


Comment by Neesee (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 16:56

I am always annoyed by Garrus not wanting to talk. I guess I'm too used to all those dialogues in Dragon Age.

Now I'm gonna work on finishing Mass Effect 2 again. Wish I had Mass Effect though. Not a fan of the default choices with a completely new character.


Comment by B!S (not verified) Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:02

If that's what happens when he doesn't calibrate, heck, I'll find a way to HELP him calibrate.

I loved the Mako bits in the first game (haven't played the second yet, on my to-do list) but damn that's frightening.

Mako Mountain Climbing Team

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/12/2011 - 13:46

I hated that thing. If you actually completed every single "collection" quest you may understand why. The Mako was okay if you were only going through the story. Otherwise I felt I played more game time driving that thing around cliffs in Nordacrux than I did actually shooting anything.

T___T Nordacrux. More like Nordabutts. Or Nordasux. I still have nightmares about that planet. Tall, mountainous, hilly nightmares.

Mass Effect!

Comment by yourenodaisy (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 17:55

A. I love that your playing Fem Shep

B. These comics are spot on! I would love to see more ME comics :D

I too was endlessly

Comment by Schadenfreude (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 17:56

I too was endlessly frustrated by Garrus' calibrations. BUT THEN WE BUMPED HEADS, OH BABY

Wrapping skills don't determine the quality of the gift

Comment by This Guy (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 19:30

The title says it all. I wrap things so poorly, it looks like a pile of recycling with a sticker on it. I was being judged during christmas by my cousin Jake. He was looking at it funny and i told him to hurry up and open it. My gift was wrapped the worst, but the gift was the best.He got clothes and books and cd's and movies. I got him a game boy and 3 games. Good games too. My gifts were always opened last from then on and were called "the dessert."

I'm sure Yuko received a great gift.

Mordin singing

Comment by Worst (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 19:38

Please do a comic on your reaction to Mordin singing "Scientist Salarian"

kitty kitty where?

Comment by muchjokes (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 21:03

to save money on wrapping paper and gift bags, and the fact we can never find the aforementioned items when they're needed, my mother made some bags out of spare cloth.

Each bag is a different colour and closes up with the pull of a string. I've never had to wrap anything since.

But my main point, we were promised cat stories some time ago about rook, mika, and gonta.


Comment by Razor (not verified) Mon, 01/10/2011 - 14:12

That is a GREAT idea. My husband can't wrap to save his life (well neither can I, but at least I try) and we've been using the same plain red and green bags for two holiday seasons now. They might start to look a bit shabby soon.

And bonus: Your mom's idea is eco-friendly!

The other side of mass effect

Comment by Alain (not verified) Thu, 01/06/2011 - 22:35

I used to think that Mass Effect was just one dumb shoot-em-up which unfortunately wasted the gorgeous graphics.

Thanks to you I can see there's a lot more.

Also, this is proof that OGLAF does not have a monopoly on the fine art of the sex farce.


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 00:41

Oh Mass Effect 2. You learn so much about yourself playing that game. (ROMANCE SPOILERZ) I tried hooking up with Thane then found out he was a dad. I have no idea that was something that would potentially weird me out. D: Nodads4me.


Comment by Mistress Pyro (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 02:39

But those calibrations are so important. D: How dare you disturb his work!!

Anyways, I know how it goes with present wrapping. I usually just stick it in a gift bag with some tissue paper and BAM! It's a gift! (I am a sad excuse for a human)


Comment by rae_gun (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 06:16

Exactly my experience playing ME2!

Oh gosh, gift wrapping. My

Comment by cmkz (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 06:18

Oh gosh, gift wrapping. My one true bane.

Paper does not ever do anything I wish it to. Thankfully I have another year until this hell starts again!

This comic makes me sort of sad, in that it marks the end of my three day delve through this series and now have to wait for comics.
With anticipation.
/Great/ anticipation.

Bah, I couldn't be bothered

Comment by iEGeek (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 07:45

Bah, I couldn't be bothered to wrap any presents I give my friends. I just give them their presents without a wrapping or with the plastic bags from the store.

They usually know what they're getting so I couldn't care less about wrapping....

Mass Effect

Comment by Rujikat (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 10:29

My guy and I have Mass Effect "dates" in which he plays and we both pick the best options.
I did the same thing Yuko did, except with Tali (we were playing default Shepard)! Quarians are under-appreciated.

I'm still mad you can't romance krogans, though.

Love this comic--been following Yuko's art around the internets since pre-Fallen days. Keep up the great work, guys! :)

Tali and Shep is my OTP

Comment by Sarah (not verified) Tue, 01/11/2011 - 07:33

I wish you could romance Tali as Lady Shep because I think Tali is Shepardsexual.


Comment by Rozzy (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 12:24

Haha omg I did this to my bf too, I totally scrutinize his wrapping skills. Lol homeboy used MEDICAL TAPE for christ sake. Its all good though, I know there was a lot of love going into that wrapping. Or at least I hope. lol

Love love the comics :] Can't wait for more!

I back-seat drove my

Comment by -ink (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 13:44

I back-seat drove my boyfriend nuts when he played ME1 and ME2. Even when Kelly was practically undressing herself every time there was a new message for Shepard, I made him stand strong and wait for Liara to become re-romanceable. Thank goodness for dlc, else his poor lady-Shepard would have gone smoochless for a whole game!

Mass Effect 2: Garrus panel

Comment by Cowboy Steve (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 15:43

Mass Effect 2: Garrus panel 4 needs to be a T-Shirt

Agreed wholeheartedly. I'd

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Mon, 01/10/2011 - 00:29

Agreed wholeheartedly. I'd buy it.

I was such a bastard for xmas...

Comment by Bakamoichigei (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 17:35

My little sister keeps leaving her mail here, no matter how many times I try to give it all to her (It was quite a pile!) so, finally I'd had enough, so I stuffed it all in a UPS box from something I got, wrapped it up reaaaaaaal nice, put a bow and a tag on it, and put that sucker under the tree. :3

Come Christmas, my sister opens it, she's like "Wha..? My mail?!" starts laughing, and then calls me a f**ker. lol

Amusing note, beforehand I told my mom and dad (Separately) what I was going to do, and my dad thought it was terrible and urged me not mom burst out laughing and said I _had_ to do it. :)


Comment by JustinFraggle (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 18:36

Finally all caught up! Glad to be back on the same teporal plane as y'all!

...Tali was the same

Comment by Lenvoran (not verified) Fri, 01/07/2011 - 21:26

...Tali was the same way.
Shepard: "Hey Tali-"

Hmm I think I'll talk about the actual comic?

Comment by Sven (not verified) Sat, 01/08/2011 - 00:35

(Not like the Mass Effect ones weren't hilarious, but it's a bit weird not commenting on the main comic.)

B'aww Ananth, I can sympathize with your gift-wrapping abilities. Although in my case, I think I just fail at doing anything related to adhesives. This comic was really sweet though! I loved how worried Ananth looked in the last panel, haha.


Comment by Noni (not verified) Sun, 01/09/2011 - 04:10

Your Captain Sheppard is fricken IDENTICAL to mine. o/ *highfives all around*

I ended up tapping Thane cause he's like a ninja, even though all he wants to do at first is have strong feelings for an old flame. And share them with me...dude, that is not how you impress that ladies. =\

Eee! Mass Effect 2~<3

Comment by Android 21 3/7 (not verified) Mon, 01/10/2011 - 01:12

I had a similar experience. Being bros with Jacob was awesome, but I can't say I liked how Shepard seemed to throw herself at him right from the get go either.

And I knew from the beginning that Garrus was available for romance, so I thought it'd work like the first Mass Effect and kept stopping by to say hello. Needless to say, I wondered when those calibrations of his would be finished...

Oh man, I tried to wrap my

Comment by Rexia (not verified) Mon, 01/10/2011 - 06:01

Oh man, I tried to wrap my own gifts this year. Usually my mom helps.

It turned out horribly. oAo I had to wrap up a sunglasses case and I was like FFFFF-how do I even- and then I just ended up wrapping it around and putting on a ton of tape. Derp. I even messed up wrapping this small book, FFFFF. This is why I never wrap presents. I felt bad because even my DAD wrapped better than me and my mom said he sucked at it. |'D

Ohgod, ME2. <3 I kinda wish I could just be bros with Jacob and not have to flirt with him to get dialog as femshep. (His final romance scene was too much. Made me laugh too hard, I can't take his romance seriously. oAo) I romanced Thane. c: <3 Though the whole 'confession after talking about his dead wife' thing is a biiiiit iffy. x'D

Ugh, I sympathize with you

Comment by Heath (not verified) Tue, 01/11/2011 - 11:05

Ugh, I sympathize with you Ananth! When I wrap something I usually end up tossing some extra tape on the corners to hold it together, and then what I do to hide my blunder, is before I put the tag on, I turn the present upside down. They'll still be able to tell when they pick it up, but at least it looks a bit nicer under a tree.

deal with my brother

Comment by Kimmy (not verified) Tue, 01/11/2011 - 14:20

When I was in high school and my brother was in college, we had a deal when it came to wrapping gifts. He would pay for ALL the gifts, for everyone on our list (we have a big family: step parents and siblings, nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, etc), and he would put my name on the presents with his, if I would wrap allllll the presents! It was his way of helping me out since I never had any money and he had quite a lot of money, for a college kid -- AND he was reeeeeallly bad at wrapping! I, on the other hand, got quite good at it through this arrangement! =)

Awkward ME 2 love

Comment by Dr. Kindness (not verified) Sat, 07/30/2011 - 00:02

You know during the Garrus romance scene he doesn't take off his little visor thing? I bet he's still calibrating!

I died! :D

Comment by iaoth (not verified) Mon, 08/01/2011 - 03:31

I've finally taken the plunge and decided to go through the entire johnny wander archive. Simultaneously, I've finally taken the plunge and decided to start playing Mass Effect 2 on PS3.

Got to this page and just died of laughter. :D