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It's getting harder and harder to tell which groups are more oppressed. Everyone claims to be the underdog.

Abby’s mom seems to have a pretty good understanding of social life, actually.


“Sometimes change is what we need. People know this, deep down, even when they tell you that you should always be happy with the way you are. Even by saying that, they’re trying to change you from someone who wants to change into someone who doesn’t.”

There’s a new blog post at Erikahammerschmidt.com! People’s ability to change: how real is it, and how much do we need it?


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Also, why does she imagine she has a boyfriend in this scenario?

If prostitution isn’t a victimless crime, then the prostitutes are the victims. And if the prostitutes are the victims, then prostitution isn’t a crime at all– being a pimp or a john is the crime.

Unless it’s possible for the victim and the perpetrator of a crime to be the same person? I guess that’s the case with suicide (that is technically a crime, and when successfully committed, it always gets the death penalty).

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 Despite the inherent hypocrisy in a eugenic plan to weed out non-open-minded people, I think it's a great idea.

Abby’s attempts to control the gene pool have largely failed. She’s still stumped in her quest to encourage the genes of people who don’t reproduce and discourage the genes of people who do.


“I suspect that most people sometimes think in meanings, without words or pictures. It’s that feeling when you’re trying to put a thought into words; that feeling when you’re trying to talk about some complex abstract concept, but you’ve forgotten the word for it. “

There’s a new blog post at Erikahammerschmidt.com! Grammar, rule exceptions, and thinking in words, pictures and raw data.


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It's fascinating how much human beings love to think about scenarios that are not what is really happening. How much of our mental lives do we spend in alternate realities?

Sometimes I have thoughts like this about my own childhood, even though my mom was a hundred quintillion times better than Abby’s.


One last reminder: today SpringCon begins!! Head on over!

Springcon: a local comic book festival at the State Fairgrounds in Saint Paul, on the weekend of Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th.

More info in this older blog post

Jewelry, Abby and Norma merchandise, and various self-published books will be for sale!


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Abby and Norma Poster Campaign ENDS May 15th!

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Attention, fans of Abby and Norma, and anyone else who likes fantastic posters! Please read, please share!

We are nearing your LAST POSSIBLE CHANCE to get a symmetrically kaleidoscopic Abby and Norma poster, and tons of other cool swag!

There is a Backer campaign to make a crazily cool, very exclusive limited-edition Abby and Norma poster! It will be a psychedelic geometric explosion of images and quotations from the comic, and will look awesome on your wall regardless of the style of your home. And after this campaign is over, there will be NO MORE. You will own one of the very few posters like this in existence!

Remember Ron’s art? He would absolutely approve.

Become a backer at app.net and get your own poster, plus loads of other cool stuff like books, stickers, t-shirts and even a chance to add your own idea to the poster design!

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 now the word 'flowers' has been added to the long list of words that look weird to me

Abby is a terrible daughter. Great gift, but for the wrong reasons.


Don’t forget the Abby and Norma poster campaign, and the kaleidoscopically geometrically spectacular thing you could be hanging on your wall– if you seize your chance now!

Become a backer at app.net and get your own poster, plus loads of other cool stuff like books, stickers, t-shirts and even a chance to add your own idea to the poster design!


“Freud said that dreams use symbolism because there are things your mind can’t handle thinking about directly. Supposedly almost anything sexual was in this category– which is stupid, because people think about sex more than they think about anything else, and I’d certainly rather think about sex than think about lizards losing body parts.”

There’s a new blog post at Erikahammerschmidt.com! Sometimes a lizard is just a lizard?


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All I've heard about the show 'Doomsday Preppers' depresses me, but mainly because they are not prepping competently enough.

Being at peace with the thought of all or most of humanity dying out someday is okay as long as that “someday” is in the undefined future. I expect that being at peace with it when it’s imminent will be far less socially acceptable.


Don’t forget the Abby and Norma poster campaign, and the kaleidoscopically geometrically spectacular thing you could be hanging on your wall– if you seize your chance now!

Become a backer at app.net and get your own poster, plus loads of other cool stuff like books, stickers, t-shirts and even a chance to add your own idea to the poster design!


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Abby is the master of misanthropy

It’s probably not just infertility, but lots of other health problems that are facing this issue. Most of us wouldn’t have been born, or at least wouldn’t be alive now, if we and our parents had had to rely on good genes for survival.

For instance, I could not have been born without the invention of the double-headed microscope. (A microscope that two scientists can look in at once. My parents met over one. In med school. Very nerdily romantic.)

Then again, I’m not sure both Abby and Norma aren’t full of crap here. The conversations in my head that get turned into comics aren’t always between the most logical parts of my brain.


Don’t forget the Abby and Norma poster campaign, and the kaleidoscopically geometrically spectacular thing you could be hanging on your wall– if you seize your chance now!

Become a backer at app.net and get your own poster, plus loads of other cool stuff like books, stickers, t-shirts and even a chance to add your own idea to the poster design!


“I do NOT know where this dream came from… except that I’m writing a short story in which a young lady experiences a sort of identity crisis, wondering who or what she truly is… and the Superman character is mentioned a couple of times in passing. And it’s also the time of the month when my brain produces the craziest dreams.”

There’s a new blog post at Erikahammerschmidt.com! Scream Dream: Repost. Superman and his weird self-love… in my subconscious.


Just another reminder: this is the month of SpringCon!! Save the date!

Springcon: a local comic book festival at the State Fairgrounds in Saint Paul, on the weekend of Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th.

More info in this older blog post

Jewelry, Abby and Norma merchandise, and various self-published books will be for sale!


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say 'Friar Tuck's fire truck' six times fast, in a public place

A friend of mine once asserted that if humans are like spoons (round) and Vulcans are like forks (pointy), then the hybrid Spock is actually Spork, and Spock’s offspring with a human would be a grapefruit spoon (which was funny since grapefruits were an inside joke in the fandom at the time, because of a very silly grapefruit-related scene Shatner had filmed for the SciFi channel… yeah, I guess you had to be there.)


Don’t forget the Abby and Norma poster campaign, and the kaleidoscopically geometrically spectacular thing you could be hanging on your wall– if you seize your chance now!

Become a backer at app.net and get your own poster, plus loads of other cool stuff like books, stickers, t-shirts and even a chance to add your own idea to the poster design!


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