This Is The Beginning Of The End

CRUISE FUNDRAISER UPDATE: 77/100 limited prints are sold and 86 total orders have been made!  As of this moment I have nearly enough to cover the cruise, the flights, the hotel, transportation, food, etc. I don’t quite have enough to cover all of that AND actually producing the prints and shipping them out. So while the cruise fundraiser is technically already a success, I am going to leave the FUNDRAISER PRINTS up for sale until all 100 are spoken for. All of my thanks and gratitude to everyone who has contributed so far, especially this close to Santaween Gift Buying Obligation Holiday.

Thus begins our final storyline of the year, and perhaps of all time. No, I don’t mean I’m going to give up continuity in HijiNKS ENSUE. Rather, I expect many if not all of us will simply give up existence once the gravitational shift causes the Earth to split in half on Dec. 21, 2o12 as was foretold by some ancient idiots who weren’t precognizant enough to foretell their own demise. Either that or they got while the getting was good. “So long and thanks for all the maize,” if you get my drift. Regardless, after 12/21/12 the HijiNKS Ensuniverse will be forever changed. Of that much I am sure…

COMMENTERS: 12/12/12 is the last date of its kind for nearly 100 years. This seems to matter to number nerds for some reason. (SPOILERS: It does not actually matter). Are there any funny numbered dates that have a special meaning to you? 9/9/99 was the day the Sega Dreamcast launched. 9/19/99 was my wife and I’s first date. I won’t say which one of those days I remember more vividly, but here’s a hint: small mammals in track shoes were definitely involved.

UPDATE: There’s a new LoFi comic about Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. I hope you’re enjoying the more frequent LoFi’s. I’m really digging the “every other day” HE/LoFi situation from a creative standpoint.

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  1. 1,000 years? Nah, really, it's only 88 years and change. Some of the kids alive today will still be around to see 01/01/01…

  2. Hey, the idiots in question weren't ancient, they were modern. The Actual Mayans didn't think the world would end today; if you built an actual Mayan calendar it would look like an analog car odometer or an enigma machine. 12/21/2012 is just the day it would roll over. So while your old high school camaro actually did destroy itself when the odometer rolled over, there's no reason to think the earth will.

  3. I remeber 8/8/88 pretty well… It was the date I had the interview to get into my high school art program. I was super nervous, but nailed it and got in.

  4. Nah, we still have plenty before then if you get creative enough…

    On Tue, 19 Jan 2038 03:14:07 GMT the UNIX timestamp will be 2147483647 which is a Mersenne prime.

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