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No Child Left Alive

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Here’s another redraw/recolor of one of my FANEURYSM strips. The original is here.

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“Now, I know you’re a little apprehensive about sending your child to Hogwarts, but let me assure that our mortality rate is well within the guidelines for other reputable wizarding schools in Europe and Asia. Mortality rate… yes. The likelihood that your child will die or otherwise be rendered irreparably cursed, hexed or transfigured while in our care. What IS that rate? Like I said, it’s well within the standard… well, it’s… it’s around 30% NOW I know that seems high, but I promise you it is well within… yes, of course. No, I understand. It’s just with every single one of us, teacher and student, adult and child, carrying the power to kill with but a flick of the wrist and a a couple of odd words one has to expect a certain level of… no, I wouldn’t use that word. Well, because MURDER is a very particular word and I believe what happens here is more akin to… well OF COURSE you would bring HIM up. Yes, he was VERY murdered. Yes, horrifically so. Yes, all of the other students saw it. Well, because it happened right here in the great hall during lunch. I don’t know, I suppose he wanted to make an example of the little… yes, I’ve heard that about American wizarding schools as well. Honestly I don’t see how they could be teaching proper magic if THAT many children survive each year.”

If you like Harry Potter, you might like the podcast I do with my 8 year old daughter called Potter And Daughter. We recap each book about 6 chapters at a time as she reads through the series. Right now we’re in the middle of book five. It’s cute.

 

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Live Action Roll Play

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IMPORTANT REMINDER!
HijiNKS ENSUE just turned 8 years old!
(*COUGH! COUGH! Obligatory links to Patreon, donation page and wishlist *COUGH!)

Also HijiNKS ENSUE has moved to a once a week update schedule and is ending in 2016 is on hiatus while I work on how and when to end it properly.
Read more about the end of HijiNKS ENSUE  HERE.

ALSO ALSO I am launching a new comic on JUNE 1st!!! Stay tuned for info and a link. 

Also also also, I am going to be at Phoenix Comicon as part of Cyanide & Happiness this weekend. Details HERE.

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This is mostly a transcript of a real conversation. I got SO EXCITED when we came up with “Hermione Danger,” but Emily’s league has rules against duplicate names even if the other person is 40 states away. I also have to confess that our daughter came up with “J.K. Rolling” after I suggested “J.K. Brawling.” Kiddo plans to start in a kids derby league this summer. They don’t really get to bought. They just learn the rules, the skating and practice eternally until they’re 11 years old (the legal age for smashing into people on roller skates). There’s a guy in Emily’s league whose name is “Problems” and he’s number 99. That’s pretty clever.

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Reasonable Restriction

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Last year for Halloween, Kiddo was Raven from Teen Titans. We made a photo comic about it. This year she was Hermione Granger and it was crazy cute.

Speaking of Harry Potter, I’ve reshuffled my Patreon rewards so that the Potter and Daughter Podcast is unlocked at $1750 instead of $2000. We’ve already recorded 4 or 5 episodes and I’m anxious to get it out in the world.

 

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When my Patreon reaches $2000/month  $1750/month I’m going to release a new podcast where upon I interview my 7 years old daughter as she reads through the Harry Potter series. It’s called Potter And Daughter! More details HERE.
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I’ve also made some other changes to my Patreon rewards to make them a little more realistic and fair to those of you who are pledging. To date, I have failed miserably at making more than 3 comics a week. Even though we passed the 4 comics a week goal months ago, I’ve never managed to do it with any reliability. Just thinking about this stresses me out to the point that I can barely get 3 comics made. So I’ve moved that goal further down the line and replaced it with the “Redesign the website with bigger comics and better features” goal, which means the website redesign is automatically unlocked.

I’m really looking forward to this one, because the comics will be bigger, the layout with nicer, the comic navigation will be easier, and the different types of comics will be much simpler to find. I’m also going to reintegrate the old HE podcast into this website, and make a space for future podcasts like Potter And Daughter. I will also be revamping the patron-only RSS feed to show full sized comics even when it’s a non HijiNKS ENSUE comic (like a convention sketch or a Faneurysm comic).

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Magical Mixology

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Check out all the prints and posters in the HE Store!

Last month the HijiNKS ENSUE Patreon went over $1500, which means starting right now there will be 4 new comics a week! Thank you all so much for the support!

Regarding some of the comments on yesterday’s update where I announced the new 4 comics a week situation: Yes, I know that a reliable update schedule has always been my biggest problem. I make funny comics that look nice, but I’ve never been able to make them at the same exact time every day, every week. It’s an obvious character flaw of mine that I stopped making excuses for a while ago. Perhaps it’s the very IDEA that I HAVE TO make something at a certain time that makes it so incredibly difficult for me to do just that. Anyway, that’s my problem, not yours. My hope is the Patreon support will force me into finally getting my mind wrapped around a consistent update schedule. It’s a process, not a switch I can flip. As such, I would kindly ask that you either provide encouragement, or be silent.

When someone is trying to quit smoking, telling them, “Yeah, but you’ve tried to quit before and you always fail and you always make excuses!” is about the shittiest thing you can do. I am working on self-improvement, and I am doing so in a public forum. Shaming or harassing me into making more comics, faster is the best possible way to make sure I have no interest in doing just that. I am a person with few vices, and few psychological or emotional problems. For that I am extremely grateful. I see many friends struggling with addiction, anxiety and chronic depression and STILL consistently outputting more and better work that I do, but I would never trade my situation for theirs. My struggles are minimal compared to theirs and I am privileged to have a brain that doesn’t lie to me. I am a procrastinator and I’m often lazy. I don’t like those things about myself, but as far as flaws go, I will take them over the alternatives. I hope I get better. I WANT to get better. I want HijiNKS ENSUE to still be my job for years to come, and updating regularly and more frequently is the only way I see for that to happen. A kind word, goes a long way. A unkind one goes even farther. 

FANEURYSM comics have been moved to their own archive. You can read the First  a List of them all or the Latest one. Check out the ARCHIVE page to see all the different types of comic on this site.

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TARDIS Necklace from Science & Fiction

tardis necklace on etsy from science and fiction

 

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Charmed, I’m Sure

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Check out all the prints and posters in the HE Store!

Last month the HijiNKS ENSUE Patreon went over $1500, which means starting right now there will be 4 new comics a week! Thank you all so much for the support! I really hope I don’t fuck this up.

FANEURYSM comics have been moved to their own archive. You can read the First  a List of them all or the Latest one. Check out the ARCHIVE page to see all the different types of comic on this site.

becomepatron

TARDIS Necklace from Science & Fiction

tardis necklace on etsy from science and fiction