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I can't stay in the left lane, a car is in front of me, I'd look like a creep

In Germany and Austria, there’s a saying about escalators: “Rechts stehen, links gehen.” (“Stand on the right, walk on the left.”) At least, that’s what my mom claims. In all my time studying there, I never saw a sign stating this rule, and I certainly never saw anyone following it.

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copyrights should only be enforced when the famous steal from the less-famous

From her suggested disclaimer, it seems Abby is complaining about “Sugar” by Flo Rida. She’d probably also be annoyed by “Right Round” by Flo Rida or “Live your Life” by Rihanna. And those are just the ones I’ve noticed, with my severely limited knowledge of music, and my coworkers subjecting me to 8 hours a day of popular hip-hop on the radio. I still haven’t figured out why Abby listens to the stuff on her own time. My characters sometimes do things even I don’t understand…


Important Website Notice:

Bluehost has notified me that the old version of Nucleus I had been using for Abby and Norma will no longer be supported a month from now.

I knew continuing to use the old version would come back and bite me eventually, but I didn’t know what else to do, since every time I tried to upgrade, it caused errors (like, unable-to-even-access-the-admin-page-until-I-reverted-back-to-the-old-version kind of errors). But now that it’s forced on me, I’m doing something about it.

I’m transferring my whole site– erikahammerschmidt.com, johnanderikaspeak.com, Abby and Norma and all the rest– onto WordPress. It has more support and is probably less buggy. The transition is already underway; many of my pages are already up as WordPress pages, though they are under construction and not all links work.

So here’s Abby and Norma’s replacement site, here at johnanderikaspeak.com/an. Eventually, the abbyandnorma.com url will redirect there. Not all comics are up yet– it will take quite a while to get them all up– but I’ve got the oldest ones, the most recent ones, and the ones scheduled for the near future.

The theme is just a placeholder; I will make it look prettier eventually.

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I like big noses and I cannot lie... #iamnotpinocchio

this was inspired by the song “Just the Way You Are,” in which there are lines like “Her eyes, her eyes” and “Her hair, her hair,” and then there’s a line that goes “I know, I know,” and I keep thinking it says “Her nose, her nose”

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wow, abby is bigoted against ugly illegitimate children

I’d make a great Aunt Sushi. Right now I’m toying with the idea of making a sushi completely out of fruit, wrapped in sweeter-than-usual sticky rice. (Who needs raw fish? The word “sushi” refers to the rice, not the filling, so you can wrap anything in sticky vinegared rice and call it sushi.)

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