If you like reading Meaty Yogurt in full-chapter chunks, or just want to catch up, the latest chapter is up on facebook now. It’s a great, easy way to read it because the pages load quickly and you can move between pages with the arrow keys. I scripted this chapter for each page to make sense on its own, but more sense when read all together.
Something I've always wondered: did Sadako "seduce" Lia because she reminded her of that girl from her childhood that she kissed? Or was it because she saw how lonely she was?
Lia reminded Sadako of herself. She connected with her on that level of being a lonely outcast at school (which is also what drew Fiona and Lia together), and Sadako also recognized that evil streak in Lia, which came out as Mara, another thing they had in common. It was really just good old fashioned compatibility with those two.
Two YU+ME questions: What is the average lifespan of a denizen of Nod? Such as people like Lucy or Don. I think those two are the ones I'm most confused about. Also, at the end with Fi, could what happened to her at the portal been successfully done by anyone or was Don the only person who could do it? Thanks! :D
Different types of people age at different rates, but how old they look is often effected by their will, much like everything else. Take this page:
Sadako starts out feeling very old and depressed, but she gets younger as she perks up at the end. As Queen of Nod, she especially is able to affect how she looks depending on her mood, as she has the power to affect everything.
Lucy looks old at the very end, but she can change her head, so that was a choice she made. I imagined that her kind of people, the headless ones, had a sort of culture where it got to be kind of gauche to continue wearing the same kind of young head forever, or they’ll have phases where they look old for a while before returning to a younger look later. Or maybe old face is sometimes fashionable.
Nod also has thousands of sentient humanoid species, and they all have various quirks about them. Don was the closest thing to a Nodian human that the story had, but he still wasn’t human. So some of these species will live a few days, some will live millennia.
Don pushed her through the portal because he was the one Fiona most trusted, but also, Nod itself has a bit of sentience, and it has ways of influencing events so that the one it wants to rule it ends up in that position. I’d actually love to explore more of that someday.
May I just say that the very first page of your story in Smut Peddler had me howling with laughter already <3 The fuck bell is ingenious!
I really thought about subtitling the story “For Whom the Fuckbell Tolls”
Glad you’re enjoying it. It’s nice to get feedback on my smut that doesn’t just tell me how many fl oz of semen were produced as a result, which happens more than I ever want it to. This was a genuine compliment on my porn! My day is made! :D
Hi Megan, your comic 'Heffalump Country' is all over my various social media feeds today. I've found the t-shirt at MySoti, is there anywhere I might be able to buy a print? Thanks! -mat
The moment I realize a dumb little doodle I did three years ago, based on a conversation with my roommates, that has 56 notes on my own tumblr has suddenly popped up all over the web, and while my initials are on it, there’s no kind of track back to me because it was a fast little joke I didn’t think had any longevity but silly me. Also, I don’t have prints of it because I drew it really low res since it wasn’t something I was never intending to do anything with it. You can get the shirt here for now, but I might actually take it down.
I think I like to ship David Willis’s characters because I am confident he’s not just gonna queer bait us but never deliver. I’ve become so wary about getting my hopes up with most media. Even if a particular pairing in Willis’s work doesn’t end up together, someone else does. I get all kinds of pleasant surprises all the time. I can truly relax and just enjoy things without fretting.
anyone concerning themselves with trying to prove that michael brown shoplifted from a convenience store believes that black people should be executed extrajudicially for petty theft
Same with “Oh, but he had marijuana in his system,” and I’m hearing it from people who I KNOW have smoked weed. Smoking weed is not a capital offense. Shoplifting is not a capital offense. Being black, apparently, is.
Hate doesn’t breed hate. Hate inspires anger in victims of hatred and that anger is called hatred to delegitimize it and villainize people. If you wanna help people who are victims then first you gotta stop acting like they’re just as bad their oppressors and abusers.
I just read the new nightmare chapter in the YU+ME omnibus and…..I didn’t think I could hurt any more for Clandy than I already did. And now I physically hurt. Dammit! Megan Gedris how could you do this to me?! CURSE YOU AND YOUR TALENT FOR STORY TELLING!!!
Yay! I’m glad that the new chapters are going over well. The nightmare chapter is my favorite chapter of… basically anything I’ve ever done. I learned a lot about storytelling between ending YU+ME 4 years ago and writing new chapters this past winter and I was happy to have a chance to bring my new skills to this project that will always have a tender place in my heart. (Reminder that if you want to get in on these new chapters, go here.)
I read this stuff all the time, just in passing as it comes across my transom, and generally, it’s so off-the-mark, I don’t pay attention, but I just read a thing about how I should ‘stop talking about feminism all the time.’
Guyguy, seriously, now.
Do you think we actually WANT to carry this tag around every day? Do you think we all WANT to be seen as outsiders all the time?
We didn’t make that happen. That was not our choice. That was the gameboard we were all given and there are a lot of people of all genders trying to fix that, or at least adjust it so that we all can play. I am doing fine. But there’s a lot of people who still feel excluded.
And believe me, most of us will be delighted when we can set the extra burden down and not really have to think about it or bring it up anymore, because it’s a moot issue.
But we’re still a ways from that, right?
I am dealing with it the best way I know how, as are most of the women in comics I know, and I believe it’s made some difference. I believe things are getting better.
I’m working on packing and shipping all the kickstarter backed books now, but soon, SOON! that task will be done and I’ll start selling to non-KS backers. If you sign up for this list, you’ll be notified exactly when that happens, three days before the general public, and you’ll get an early bird special kind of deal. There’s about as many people on the list as there are books, so it’s a good idea to get on this. After those three days, if there are any more left, I’ll post about it everywhere that they’re available for sale. If you want any of these for Christmas presents this year, I’d suggest buying them now, as I’m not sure they’ll last until November. So get on that list, guys!
if you have the bandwidth, the hard drive space, etc: download the videos, save the photos, screencap the tweets about ferguson. there is media disappearing from twitter and facebook and reposting media may be the only way these things continue circulating.
Hey, I'm sorry if I upset you. I wasn't upset that the pages were missing, just increasingly curious. I seriously was not trying to make you sad. :( Super sorry.
It’s okay! My upset-ness was purely internal, and while some part of me wishes nobody have ever pointed out this mistake, it’s a good lesson for me to recognize when I’ve made a mistake, and accept it, and deal with it. It was an interesting mental exercise. I knew there would end up being some kind of mistake somewhere in the book, and I handled this actually better than I thought I would. A 2 hour panic attack is a pretty good one for me! Not too bad.
i think historically there is very little backlash for women trying to write about men. instead there’s all sorts of backlash for women trying to write about their own experiences as women
I wonder sometimes what would happen if a “man” and a “woman” protag version of an autobio graphic novel were released with the exact same content. What sort of reviews would each edition get?
I get SIGNIFICANTLY more backlash for writing about women than writing about lesbians, even though the lesbians are women. They don’t care that the women are lesbians. They care that they’re any kind of woman at all. If I had a dollar for every time someone complained that my stories don’t contain enough positive male role models, I would never worry about money ever again. If I had a dollar for every time I experienced homophobic backlash for my comics, I’d have enough for a supreme pizza.
I'm thinking about printing out the extra pages and sticking them into my books, purely to satisfy "completion" needs. How would I go about printing good quality copies, instead of just crappy-inkjet-flimsy-paper ones? I've never dealt with art stuff before.
I will put those pages available to download them in high quality. Then I’d say take them to a professional printer to print them out, or maybe just print them at home but on really nice paper with the quality setting as high as it goes.
I’ll probably put together a whole thing about it and make sure everyone who orders the book gets the files and instructions.
Sorry to hear about the missing pages from your book. If it's any consolation, there were some similar errors on Sister Claire, some of which were due to pages being lost while editing for the book (5 years ago I didn't know how to well-organize my files!) and some issues were due to the printer fucking up, like the "1" as in "Book 1" being gone from the spine. Just say these are quirks of the first edition, they make it a unique collectable. =)
I did lose a lot of files from book 1 when my computer crashed, and I was so focused on making sure I found/redrew those pages that these other pages slipped right past me. I remember the printers being confused when I turned in the files, saying it was 4 less than I’d originally said I was going to use, and now I know where that discrepancy came from.
I will take this time to say, though, the printers did an excellent job with what I gave them. Nice sturdy covers, perfect spot gloss, nice shiny pages, crisp art. It’s pretty beautiful.
And yeah, I’m just gonna work extra hard to become SUPER MEGA SUCCESSFUL AND FAMOUS so that these first editions will make everyone who has one millionaires. I think that’s a fair trade. I forget a couple pages, then I dedicate my life to making everyone millionaires. Gonna do it!
Thank you. I think this is mostly me being upset with myself more than fear that y’all are gonna hate me. I wanted to make it perfect. But as people are pointing out to me, this mistake is not so bad in the grand scheme of things. Dreams are often out of order and confusing, it’s only 4 pages, and now they’re “collectors’ items” that will make you all rich someday.
It’ll be a week or so before this actually sinks into my brain to the point where my vision stops going dark, but I’ll get there.