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January 12th, 2011

Dork Tidings - The Rules of Engagement @ 10:20 am

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The Rules of Engagement
posted by John


To answer the question "HEY, JOHN! HAVE YOU SEEN THE MUNCHKIN CARD PROPOSAL?"...

Yes, I've seen it. Many, many times.

Many. :-)

Big thanks to all for passing the link along. I'd far rather be informed of something a few dozen times than not see it at all.

If you haven't seen or heard of it, it's a delightful Munchkin card that is getting play on icanhascheezburger.com, and has gone ever so slightly viral in geek circles:

Munchkin Engagement Card

I'm still not entirely sure of the name of the guy who printed it up, nor of the outcome (though I'm assuming all went well, as he decided to post the card and not, say, take his own life in an alcohol-fueled fit of despair).

But look, here's the thing: remember the Dork Tower I did about YouTube commenters in particular, but all internet comment pages in general?

YouTubeDorkTower

So. The majority of the comments under the story are great - positive, affirming, heppy, heppy comments. Of course, there's a grammar thread (really? REALLY?) and even a bit of a rules discussion (this IS Munchkin, after all). So I probably should have stopped reading at that point.

And then I got to these gems:
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Meh
January 11, 2011 at 9:57 pm
too long, didn’t read…
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Reply
mai
January 12, 2011 at 3:17 am
who is that card intended for ?
the bearer must get on “one’s” knee to ask for “your” hand in marriage and place the ring on “her” finger ???
the whole damn thing makes no sense whatsoever !
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I suppose that's one great thing about idiots: they go so VERY far out of their way, to demonstrate that they are, in fact, idiots.

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Speaking of Munchkin (or, possibly, speaking of idiots (me)), I'm hard at work on another project that I'm not sure I can announce just yet. But here's a drawing from the set:

Lady Card. With cats.

I can neither confirm nor deny that this drawing of a lady - with cats - will in the end be a Cat Lady card.

Muskrat out,

====== John

 
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From:autumnsfire
Date:January 12th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
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As someone who will probably be a cat lady when I get "old enough" - I would LOVE this card. Just because I joke about it all the time :)!!!!

And the engagement card is made of pure win.
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From:dossy
Date:January 12th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
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John, you are so goddamn talented, it's sick.

Looking at the Cat Lady card ... you should TOTALLY do a line of greeting cards ... your crazy talented skills + Internet demand printing = $$$.

Do you perform commissioned works? How about a caricature sketch of my family photo? That'd be so cool, too.
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From:rebelsheart
Date:January 12th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Have you been plotting with Dan Hess?
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From:captain_button
Date:January 12th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Years ago, you did a strip where Igor did someone's real world proposal. Do you know how that turned out?

I tried to find it again once for the inevitable TVTropes page*, but couldn't.


* http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WackyMarriageProposal
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From:muskrat_john
Date:January 13th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
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I remember the strip...can't find it...bt she said "yes"!
From:tesseratomicf
Date:March 13th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
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From:jkivela
Date:March 14th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)

Off topic

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I've been loving your political cartoons that have been showing up in the Isthmus John, great job
From:hajugene
Date:April 8th, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)

Good

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Couldnt agree more with that, very attractive article


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