New Species Profile for Rackyes

The species profile for rackyes is now up.

Chapter 9 of Wandering Fortunes will be going up for $3+ patrons at my Patreon this evening.

Pokemon Moon Comic 79: Letter

Seriously, after Diglett’s Grotto I headed to the Ruins of Life because I assumed going into town would result in either plot or the Island Kahuna Battle and instead it resulted in telling me to go to a place I’d just gone to! Where the fig was Olivia when I went over there the first time, game??

also of course olivia writes in Kristen ITC

Death of Time: Schedule Changes

My time is dying.

I return to the day job next week.

There’s a lot of stuff I’ve been regularly doing on my to-do list that I won’t have time to do anymore. Most of it will go to a vastly reduced time schedule. Aside from less social media than usual (which isn’t much to begin with), the Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmos Twitter will be placed on hold until further notice.

I will continue to upload new chapters and profiles on the same monthly basis, along with early access to them on my Patreon, which will also continue to have weekly updates for patrons, everyone please go and boost my monthly revenue from that to $800 and I won’t have to go back to this job I hate.

But yeah, I’m basically going to spend all my free time working on chapters. Which sucks because whoops Sonic Mania comes out the day after I go back. ahhhh.

The thing that will really see a drop in frequency is the Pokecomic. I’ve had a pretty steady weekly update on that. The last guaranteed Saturday update will be tomorrow. After that it might switch to a bi-weekly–er, that is, a new comic every two weeks. No guarantees on that, though.

I’m still looking for a better job though and I did apply to one I’d really like because it involves data entry which I’m good at and it’s part-time at only 20 hours a week so I’d definitely still have time to work on my many ridiculous projects. We’ll see how things go! Maybe we’ll all be dead before the year’s over and it won’t matter.

Pokemon Moon Comic 78: Pikachu

I really like writing for Slick.

Universal Health Coverage

I read this article from The Nation: Medicare-for-All Isn’t the Solution for Universal Health Care. Now, despite the initial thoughts that might come from that title, it’s a pretty good article. It’s partly why I never refer to it as Medicare-for-All. I’ve sold Medicare plans, I know that it’s usually not enough. I usually say Single-Payer, but the article also points out that’s a broad term and not entirely accurate to the many forms of universal health coverage found in all the other 1st-world countries. I mostly use the term as a springboard, then, I think–a phrase isn’t a policy, but it’s an idea to start from.

However, I’m not a policy maker, nor an economist, or a health care professional of any kind. I’m just a weird writer. I’ve also sold health insurance so I can definitely tell you how health insurance sucks. But I’m not one for solutions. That’s why we elect policy makers, really!

I don’t expect a candidate for anything to have a fully fleshed-out 100% complete ready-to-go let’s-just-vote plan, but I certainly expect support for creation of such a plan. Single-Payer is a good way to start.

If anything, I just don’t want to have to go through private corporations in order to pay for something I need.

(And I quite like the ideas laid out near the end of that article in the second-to-last section.)

New Wandering Fortunes chapter is up! Chapter 8: Employment Inefficiency

Chapter 8 of Wandering Fortunes is now up! Our protagonists are off to try and find jobs. It doesn’t go so well. It seems New Zhopolis doesn’t have any job offerings for a beach ball, a wrallot, and a bookworm. Or does it??

Chapters are released early on my Patreon, where pledging just $3 a month will not only get you chapters half a month before everyone else but also new profiles. I’m gonna be putting up the next one today. You also get previews of other stuff–a weekly update where I post a quick excerpt of whatever I worked on in the past week. It’s good content!

Pokemon Moon Comic 77: Bulk Up

More Slick jokes, yay!! A little late on getting this one up though, whoops.

Pokemon Moon Comic 76: Fashion 2

Pretty sure this is the last outfit change for me, though not for my Pokemon!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH

WE AS A SPECIES HAVE FIGGIN FAILED

THIS. LINE. OF. ARGUMENT. IS. INANE.

I SPENT SEVERAL MINUTES TRYING TO UNTANGLE THIS AND AS BEST AS I CAN TELL THEY’RE SAYING DEMOCRATS ARE AT FAULT FOR TRYING TO STOP DEATHS??

THE DEMOCRATS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATHS CAUSED BY THE ENDING OF LEGISLATION THEY CREATED.

WHICH THEY DIDN’T CREATE NECESSARILY.

THEY ONLY STARTED IT.

THEN WORKED WITH THE REPUBLICANS TO CREATE A MEDIOCRE BILL.

MEDIOCRE ENOUGH FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO THINK THEY COULD THEN KILL IT.

WHICH THEY CAN’T.

THIS IS LIKE IF YOU BUILD A BRIDGE, PEOPLE WALK ACROSS THE BRIDGE, AND THEN I DEMOLISH THE BRIDGE SAYING THE RESULTING DEATHS ARE YOUR FIGGIN FAULT FOR BUILDING THIS BRIDGE IN THE FIRST FIGGIN PLACE.

EVEN THOUGH I HELPED YOU BUILD THIS STUPID BRIDGE!

ANYWAY. IT. GETS. WORSE.

AAAAAAAAAAAHHH

DEATH IS NOT LIKE A CLOCK THAT IS SYNCED UP FOR EVERYBODY SO THEIR TIMER RUNS OUT AT THE SAME TIME AND EVERYONE HAS THE SAME DEATH TIME.

SOME PEOPLE DIE WHEN THEY’RE THIRTY.

HEALTH CARE.

CAN STOP THAAAAT.

AND HEALTH CARE.

IS EXPENSIVE.

BECAUSE WE HAVE A TERRIBLE PAYMENT SYSTEM.

THAT WE TRIED TO FIX.

BY GIVING PEOPLE MONEY.

AND MAKING INSURANCE COMPANIES ACTUALLY PAY FOR HEALTH CARE.

“PEOPLE DIE NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, SO LET’S JUST NOT HAVE HEALTH CARE AT ALL”

THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.

YOU ARE SAYING LET’S LET PEOPLE DIE BECAUSE PEOPLE DIE.

YOUR DOG IS GOING TO DIE SOMEDAY SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL LET ME TAKE IT NOW AND MAKE STEAKS OUT OF IT.

AGAIN, PEOPLE ARE NOT DESTINED TO DIE AT SOME PREDETERMINED POINT.

HEALTH CARE CAN KEEP THEM FROM DYING.

I JUST REALLY.

I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER GOTTEN SO INFURIATED OVER SOME TWEETS BEFORE.

AND I REALLY.

REALLY.

HOPE THESE ARE BOTS.

THAT AT LEAST EXPLAINS THE INANITY, BECAUSE, MAYBE BOTS DO HAVE SOME TIMER THAT SAYS WHEN THEY EXPIRE, AND THEY LITERALLY CAN’T DIE BEFORE THAT.

BECAUSE OTHERWISE.

I’M DONE WITH PEOPLE.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH

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i need a doctor

Gender Swap

I’m sure you’ve heard: The Doctor is now a woman! Neat! I’m not here to talk about that, because I saw this tweet in response:

SO I DID.

Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain, Freakazoid

Yakko and Wakko as girls and Dot as a boy? It totally works! You really don’t even have to change anything. No, technically, you don’t have to change their reactions to attractive people.

Pinky & the Brain also super works too and the show kinda needed more female characters so yeeeah. I even once wrote a story in the past with a character who was basically a female version of The Brain so I can confirm it still works.

Freakazoid was the only one I had a bit of trouble with at first but then I got over it. Actually would female Freakazoid be a Manic Pixie Dream Girl with no guy to be a supporting character to? (I know Steff was his girlfriend later but he’s still the main character?) I guess he (she) wouldn’t really be pixie. I guess Freakazoid is more of a Cloudcuckoolander. Look I don’t organize tropes I just write them and then people tell me what tropes I’ve used, or at least they would if they’d put me on TV Tropes. Someone go do that.

Sheep in the Big City

I’ll wait a moment for you to look that up.

Anyway just reverse the entire Secret Military Organization. Which really just means they’re all female now, except maybe the Plot Device, who is still a robot but with a male voice. It still works, except it again took me a bit on General Specific, but I think I got it conceptualized. Also, Ben Plotz. Have a female narrator!

Actually I recently realized I missed a great opportunity to give Wally in the Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmos a gender-neutral name. There’s no reason they should be male, and in fact good reason for them to be neither, so Wally is officially a gender-neutral name and Wally is referred to with a they pronoun. Anyway! With those two shows considered I started thinking of other forms of media!

Discworld

Why haven’t we had a female grim reaper?

I mean I wouldn’t be surprised if something has had a female personification of Death but I don’t know of one.

Also I don’t know if The Luggage counts as male but if it does there wouldn’t be much of a difference as female.

Despite what Granny Weatherwax might say, I could not only see the wizards and witches be swapped, I’m not sure there’d be a difference!

And there’s no reason the Night Watch couldn’t be swapped. Sam Vimes, Sergeant Colon, and yes, even Nobby.

Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmos

wait these are mine. and top is neuter. Okay actually if the CCC is ever adapted into a media with sound Top should definitely be voiced by a female voice actor.

Super Mario

Female Fawful? Works for me! Male Cackletta? That’s just Antasma. Female Waluigi? wa. (That’s Waluigi for “yes”) Female Count Bleck, female Dimentio? YES

Banjo-Kazooie

Why is it so hard to imagine a male Gruntilda? Maybe it’s because she’s such a figgin awesome female villain and those are always precious. Anyway, as soon as I imagined her not as a witch but as a wizard or warlock or something IT STILL TOTALLY WORKS

Sonic the Hedgehog

okay i draw the line at eggman losing his mustache

JUST KIDDING FEMALE EGGMAN WOULD BE COOL TOO

I’d also be super down with female Tails and Team Chaotix.

Nedroid

Female Reginald and female Beartato would also be cool and I want to see Anthony Clark do that actually.

Homestuck

Let’s be honest, there’s probably enough fan-fiction out there that every character is gender-swapped at some point, and I’m okay with this. Female Spades Slick!

Anyway I hope none of this is offensive, or maybe I hope all of this is offensive. It’s hard to tell!