Getting a better handle on the forums: As part of the 20+ site prep, we've been doing some way overdue improvements and maintenance to the forums. Today, the dev team put in some new anti-spambot measures, added strikethrough and spoiler code to posts, and created a support thread for bug reporting. Most importantly, we removed the "when were you born" question from the forums sign-up process. Anybody who was not able to log in (because you could not prove you were at least 13) should now be able to re-send their confirmation email and activate their account at Sluggy.net. This will be the only username and login you need for the new website, and the forums will stay essentially the same as they are.

And the link to the support thread is http://www.sluggy.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=95899

Comic for 01/10/09

So I was at a relative’s house for thanksgiving keeping oven-watch over the turkey while sketching. One of my nieces watching a show called “School Rumble.” I have no idea what the anime was about but the 30 seconds of the episode I saw seemed to be composed of vapid girls in bathing suits at the beach and brainless guys staring at them and fainting. Anywho it inspired me to do today’s sketch of Zoë and Gwynn, and seemed a fitting cap to the week of Sam’s return.