The original song goes “The playing of the merry organ ringing in the year.” Until a few years ago, I heard “merry organ” as “merry-o, and”… so I thought a “merry-o” was some archaic musical instrument. I guess cadence has thrown me off many times when it comes to understanding song lyrics.
And the pronunciation of “a” in Canadian English is more complicated than you might think.
Anyway, happy New Year, all. I have good news and bad news.
Unfortunately, my life is getting pretty saturated with writing projects, including a collection of short stories and a sequel to the science fiction novel Kea’s Flight. This is on top of my full-time retail job. So I am reducing the number of “Abby and Norma” strips I post, as I warned earlier that I might have to do. From now on, only two strips a week. So you won’t get to read as much “Abby and Norma” in the following year as you might have thought you would.
Fortunately, those strips will be scheduled to post on Saturdays and Sundays… so you’ll be able to read more new “Abby and Norma” tomorrow and the next day, which I bet you didn’t think you would get to do!
I’ll let you know if I get to a point in life when I have the ability to go back to a daily posting schedule. Probably that’ll only happen if my science fiction novel and other writing starts selling so much that I can make a living off it, and have endless free time. (A girl can dream, right?)
Merry day before the day before Christmas. I thought I’d use this strip to remind you once again that I don’t do a crappy copy-paste comic because I can’t draw, I do it because I’m lazy. And today, lazily, I felt that drawing Abby and Norma decorating a tree was easier than thinking up an appropriately witty joke.
By “today,” of course, I don’t mean the day this posts, I mean the day I drew it, which is a long time ago from your perspective. In fact, just because I felt like it, I’ve uploaded several Christmas-themed strips before uploading the strips that are supposed to post before them. As of the time I write this, nothing between the June 7th strip and the December 1st strip is even drawn yet. But they’re scheduled to post in the order I want, so it won’t matter what order I upload them in. Unless I die right now; then you will have gotten strips up through June 7th, and then nothing for a long time, and then a sudden Christmas surprise from the past.
But let’s hope I’m not dead, because then you got fewer strips than you wanted. Enjoy your holiday weekend. Continue reading