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Thu, 11/20/2008 - 00:12 by Aido in response to then i got curtains

I should mention, yes, this did happen over the summer.  And it was totally embarrassing and uncomfortable for a good solid week.  Only the warmth and comfort of IceBat could console me.

Considering that my bedroom window at our last place was 1'x2', I should probably be grateful for the amount of sunlight that I get now.  But it's been getting cold lately and the windows are single-paned and I can feel the breeze from the outside when it gets especially windy.  We've tried to combat the problem by putting plastic over the windows and getting curtains, but it only does so much (but it does make us look really poor if you happen to visit our apartment).  I've been finding myself drinking more and more coffee and assorted teas to keep warm, which also sustains my growing hot-drinks-and-caffeine addiction.  Still, it beats living back in Rochester!

I should probably mention again, the pre-sale for the Phoenix Down shirts are still going on over at my Etsy store.  It's probably going to run until this Sunday and we're down to maybe 10 tees until we fill our order goal.  Thank you to everyone who's been buying, you guys are wonderful.  :D


It does beat living in

Comment by Marky Mark (not verified) Thu, 11/20/2008 - 02:45

It does beat living in Rochester. Speaking of which, I'm currently pulling an all-nighter packing and cleaning because FRIDAY I DRIVE AWAY FROM THIS FROZEN RING OF HELL FOREVER.


Comment by Davemon (not verified) Thu, 11/20/2008 - 03:30

It snowed the other day. Well, sorta. Looked kinda like sugar. Still, everyone danced and cheered. Me? I'm cheering that flurries are about as much as we get here.
Moral: here is warmer than Maine. *^^*


Comment by Aido Thu, 11/20/2008 - 15:30

 Are you coming back down to VA?  WILL WE BE ABLE TO SEE YOU? 8D

It's probably because you

Comment by The Sun (not verified) Thu, 11/20/2008 - 04:21

It's probably because you left your glasses on the windowsill, which concentrated the sunrays into a laser of some sort, burning your ear.

Silly Bee.


Comment by Aido Thu, 11/20/2008 - 15:32



Comment by Sophia (not verified) Thu, 11/20/2008 - 07:18


He's in keychain form though.

So cute. <3

Love the comic :3


Comment by Aido Thu, 11/20/2008 - 15:28


I've gotten sunburned on my

Comment by A.L. (not verified) Thu, 11/20/2008 - 09:27

I've gotten sunburned on my ear like that before too.Was not fun.
On another note,totally sucks that I'm still not going to get one of those phoenix down shirts.Maybe during income tax time -.- .

awwh! :/

Comment by Aido Thu, 11/20/2008 - 15:27

 Hopefully we'll be able to set up a stocked shop where they're available year-round and not just in small spurts.  Sorry the timing's so bad for you! D:


Comment by Jamie Noguchi (not verified) Thu, 11/20/2008 - 09:29

Hooray Ice Bat! Ice Bat can save everything.


Comment by Aido Thu, 11/20/2008 - 15:28


I don't understand, was the

Comment by Emily (not verified) Thu, 11/20/2008 - 10:10

I don't understand, was the window open? I thought glass blocked UV rays. I don't know Stefan will have to come explain it later.

We don't have nice windows. :/

Comment by Aido Thu, 11/20/2008 - 15:26

 I think it will if there is a coating on it.  Like how you can get polarized sunglasses, or sunglasses that will say 'Blocks UV Rays' on the lens.  These buildings were cheaply built, I don't think they'd give us that kind of luxury.

Bad windows

Comment by MagoFIrst (not verified) Mon, 11/24/2008 - 00:38

from years ago in my highschool physics course i thought i learned something that just by the nature of glass and uv rays, that the uv rays shouldn't go through. dont hold this to me. i used to live in an old bank with the same kinda of crappy windows. caulk, duck tape and plastic work great, but breaking the window and making the landlord replace it with a new window=better.

Could be much worse

Comment by Decad (not verified) Thu, 11/20/2008 - 15:09

Don't ask how but in a similar situation I managed to get sunburnt on my ass. You can imagine the pain this induced

 Ohhhh, ouuuch.I bruised my

Comment by Aido Thu, 11/20/2008 - 15:31

 Ohhhh, ouuuch.

I bruised my tailbone a few times in my youth, I have to imagine it's a similar experience. D:

Gets much worse

Comment by Decad (not verified) Thu, 11/20/2008 - 18:12

It does get worse though. All my friends thought the fact that I had this sunburnt stripe on my ass was hilarious. So they naturally couldn't resist slapping me on the ass at every opportunity.


Comment by Shoo (not verified) Mon, 11/24/2008 - 03:25

I am so deliriously happy right now that my favorite write and artist are working together that words fail me.

Johnny Wander FTW


Comment by aXcel (not verified) Mon, 11/24/2008 - 15:34

I would say that IS kinda sucky...

The only problem I have with the sun, is it gets in the way of my gaming... glare n' all...

And it apparently makes my "dark" girl friend melt, rofl

Cold windows, brrrrrr

Comment by Laura (not verified) Mon, 11/24/2008 - 17:43

Have you tried applying temporary weather stripping to the window? It's really cheap and failry easy to apply,a nd it really helps keep out some of that freezing wind! Also, if you get a cheap, thick plastic shower curtain and hang it behind the curtains, or gaff-tape it over the windows it helps a lot!

My old apartment was like that and I used old socks and underwear wadded up to cover the cracks around the frame until someone made the above suggestions, haha!!

Whoa man,

Comment by yrael (not verified) Tue, 11/25/2008 - 04:50

What I'd do to get sun like that Now.

Ooch, that caffeine ache that you're growing now is never going to go away if you don't combat it quick! :O peet's coffee continues to take a huge chuck of change out of me.

Anyways, wanted to say hey and all, I came over from the Applegeeks, and is/was a fan of Fallen comic (that was great, btw). Guess I'll be a fan of both of your work until the internet explodes or something.

Johnny Wander=Entertainin' Stuff

Hope you all don't have to go through too much pain (sunburnt ears?! eek!) to make future comics!

Flurries, Hail, and Ice oh my

Comment by Old Man (not verified) Tue, 12/09/2008 - 17:34

Ironic that I wish it would get colder and snow a bit more up here (Rochester) but agree with ya that some of the more frost bitten days are just miserable, enjoy your warm drinks and good luck with combating the cold (feel so late to the party posting over half a month after the comic).

Been There

Comment by BeeVomit (not verified) Mon, 01/12/2009 - 21:23

Done that.

you could try multiple

Comment by Elkian (not verified) Sat, 03/28/2009 - 20:02

you could try multiple curtains, or sewing/stapling more layers to the ones you already have. T-shirt or jean material might work.

*am very glad I live in Texas >>*


Comment by JesseT77 (not verified) Tue, 06/16/2009 - 15:19

w8, so Aido = Yuko, rite?

Also, I have a different problem. Can't sleep sometimes Nless it's dark, so for the past 20 years I've just thrown blankets over the curtainrods and called it good. >:(

Also also, where could one learn more about this "icebat" you speak of ?< *wingrustle*


Comment by Shlee (not verified) Wed, 07/22/2009 - 08:44

I know this comment is a million years too late, but I got ridiculously excited, because I have IceBat, too! <3 (and UglyDog and Babo :D)



Comment by misst (not verified) Mon, 08/22/2011 - 12:24

i too have a comforting sweet icebat, and also uglydog. sad that i cuddle with them in bed rather than the person sharing the bed or my real dogs, but uglydolls are irresistable. p.s. this was about 1 3/4 years late, couldn't resist though.

sunburned in bed

Comment by melis (not verified) Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:09

Christ, now at least I'm no longer the only one. And I disagree, it isn't nice at all.