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Hey, Hooligans! There's been a lot going on lately, so I'm just going to run down some bullet points for anyone who's interested. Some frustrating stuff, some good news, a few tv-show and book recommendations. What are you up to? Leave me a comment.

- Still struggling with diabetes complications from an as-yet undiagnosed second condition (doctor wants me to see an endocrinologist) - my money is still on hypothyroid - despite the insulin getting my blood-sugars down to the high side of average (100-150 most of the time), I'm still having a boat-load of the diabetic symptoms -- feeling hot or cold at normal room temperatures, frequent urination, constant physical exhaustion, even a little blurry vision (small print on pill bottles or my phone in particular)

- need to switch my medicare provider as soon as enrollment starts next month because my provider is cheap and doesn't want to pay for my doctor's network anymore

- my mother-in-law has an adenocarcinoma in her lung that was discovered on a scan after her hyperparathyroid surgery

- but her bone destruction hasn't healed since that surgery because when she was told to stop taking calcium she heard "STOP TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS!"

- thankfully her cancer was caught early at stage 1 and didn't get into her lymph which means only 2-weeks of radiation therapy...

- I'm still the only driver in a house of 5 and all of us now have therapy sessions on top of frequent doctor visits for 3 of us due to diabetes, back injury (and associated attempt at disability), and Carol's age-related issues like the hyperparathyroid and cancer...

- The exhaustion from the diabetes has seriously impeded my work during the times that I haven't been driving errands and doctor's appointments

- I finished reading two books recently, Seth Godin's Tribes and Amanda Fucking Palmer's The Art of Asking (both good) mostly while waiting in doctor's offices

- both of the break lights in our new car stopped working (not sure if we have any money left to get them fixed)

- we've been living about $100 below poverty for over a year - I did pick up a single new $1 Patron in the past couple months, but that's the only growth I've had all year - I'm thankful that I haven't lost more than about $3 in pledges this year though

- I've got about 50 people on my mailing list and I'm hoping to double that before the spring when I want to run a Kickstarter in the hopes that funding around $5k will bring in enough capital for me to visit a few conventions next year in addition to having a 2nd book on the table.

- Despite the illness, I finally managed to publish a 4-page comic about trickle-down economics last month, although it was the only work I managed to publish for the month

- my webcomic reviews have been a lot slower than I'd hoped because of the illness

- but I did just standardize my reply emails for authors requesting reviews, which will at least make that part easier, and I added some links to articles that may help them with Kickstarter campaigns and such (just today)

- I've gotten a bit better about Facebook -- when people send me friend requests now, I copy and paste a thank-you onto their wall or a message to them, I offer to help with any of their projects, and I link them to my Patreon page -- it's resulted in several great conversations this week

- I finally published my review for Russell Nohelty's new Sell Your Soul book, which I agreed to reed an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of, and agreed to review many months ago woohooligancomics.tumblr.com/p…

- I ran out of episodes of Voyager and DS9 and have been watching episodes of the original Star Trek recently... when I run out of that, the only one left that I can get for free will be the animated series.

- I have really mixed feelings about The Good Doctor - a series about a severely autistic resident surgeon... it's the only new show about an autistic character that I can see for free... I wish someone would make a network show about an autistic character who represents the majority of autistic people like me, who frequently hear "you don't seem autistic", instead of making all of them talk like Rain Man - Bones had a lot of autistic characters, but none that were described as diagnosed

- I don't like that any new show you're interested in now requires a separate subscription for a network with virtually nothing else on it

- This year's political comedies are fantastic! Colbert, Seth Meyers, the Daily Show, Full Frontal, and I'm really happy with Jordan Klepper's new show, the Opposition

- Oh, and there are two awesome half-hour sitcoms on lately -- The Good Place is in season 2 and Ghosted just started -- and Seth McFarlane now has an hour-long sci-fi comedy called the Orville, loosely based on Star Trek and that's also awesome

- I'm vaguely considering making a board game in which the goal is to outlive all the other players (like Monopoly), whilst navigating the corridors of a hospital that puts the Minotaur's labyrinth to shame, with heart counters, money, and byzantine amounts of red-tape and insurance cock-ups -- I want to have event cards like "receive an asshole transplant - pay $x and move to the recovery room" or "doctor left a wristwatch in your colon, receive $x from malpractice, lose one heart and move to the surgery room for follow-up". I'm contemplating a lobotomy card, but I'm not sure what to do with it. I don't have a good name for this game, but I feel like it's a great opportunity for comedy. :D

How and what are you guys all doing?

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Samuel Isaac Dealey
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Hi! I'm Sam and I create Laughter for a Better World! You can help us do that by joining us on Patreon! Or just check out and share our comics at Woohooligan!

I have lots of sources of inspiration, my top three being the Daily Show's John Stewart, Adam Conover and George Carlin. Others include Gary Larson, Warner Brothers cartoons, public radio and cognitive science. I'm always looking for new material and challenging new projects.

And now I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Bob Dylan: "any man not busy being born is busy dying." :nod:
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Hey, Hooligans! There's been a lot going on lately, so I'm just going to run down some bullet points for anyone who's interested. Some frustrating stuff, some good news, a few tv-show and book recommendations. What are you up to? Leave me a comment.

- Still struggling with diabetes complications from an as-yet undiagnosed second condition (doctor wants me to see an endocrinologist) - my money is still on hypothyroid - despite the insulin getting my blood-sugars down to the high side of average (100-150 most of the time), I'm still having a boat-load of the diabetic symptoms -- feeling hot or cold at normal room temperatures, frequent urination, constant physical exhaustion, even a little blurry vision (small print on pill bottles or my phone in particular)

- need to switch my medicare provider as soon as enrollment starts next month because my provider is cheap and doesn't want to pay for my doctor's network anymore

- my mother-in-law has an adenocarcinoma in her lung that was discovered on a scan after her hyperparathyroid surgery

- but her bone destruction hasn't healed since that surgery because when she was told to stop taking calcium she heard "STOP TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS!"

- thankfully her cancer was caught early at stage 1 and didn't get into her lymph which means only 2-weeks of radiation therapy...

- I'm still the only driver in a house of 5 and all of us now have therapy sessions on top of frequent doctor visits for 3 of us due to diabetes, back injury (and associated attempt at disability), and Carol's age-related issues like the hyperparathyroid and cancer...

- The exhaustion from the diabetes has seriously impeded my work during the times that I haven't been driving errands and doctor's appointments

- I finished reading two books recently, Seth Godin's Tribes and Amanda Fucking Palmer's The Art of Asking (both good) mostly while waiting in doctor's offices

- both of the break lights in our new car stopped working (not sure if we have any money left to get them fixed)

- we've been living about $100 below poverty for over a year - I did pick up a single new $1 Patron in the past couple months, but that's the only growth I've had all year - I'm thankful that I haven't lost more than about $3 in pledges this year though

- I've got about 50 people on my mailing list and I'm hoping to double that before the spring when I want to run a Kickstarter in the hopes that funding around $5k will bring in enough capital for me to visit a few conventions next year in addition to having a 2nd book on the table.

- Despite the illness, I finally managed to publish a 4-page comic about trickle-down economics last month, although it was the only work I managed to publish for the month

- my webcomic reviews have been a lot slower than I'd hoped because of the illness

- but I did just standardize my reply emails for authors requesting reviews, which will at least make that part easier, and I added some links to articles that may help them with Kickstarter campaigns and such (just today)

- I've gotten a bit better about Facebook -- when people send me friend requests now, I copy and paste a thank-you onto their wall or a message to them, I offer to help with any of their projects, and I link them to my Patreon page -- it's resulted in several great conversations this week

- I finally published my review for Russell Nohelty's new Sell Your Soul book, which I agreed to reed an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of, and agreed to review many months ago woohooligancomics.tumblr.com/p…

- I ran out of episodes of Voyager and DS9 and have been watching episodes of the original Star Trek recently... when I run out of that, the only one left that I can get for free will be the animated series.

- I have really mixed feelings about The Good Doctor - a series about a severely autistic resident surgeon... it's the only new show about an autistic character that I can see for free... I wish someone would make a network show about an autistic character who represents the majority of autistic people like me, who frequently hear "you don't seem autistic", instead of making all of them talk like Rain Man - Bones had a lot of autistic characters, but none that were described as diagnosed

- I don't like that any new show you're interested in now requires a separate subscription for a network with virtually nothing else on it

- This year's political comedies are fantastic! Colbert, Seth Meyers, the Daily Show, Full Frontal, and I'm really happy with Jordan Klepper's new show, the Opposition

- Oh, and there are two awesome half-hour sitcoms on lately -- The Good Place is in season 2 and Ghosted just started -- and Seth McFarlane now has an hour-long sci-fi comedy called the Orville, loosely based on Star Trek and that's also awesome

- I'm vaguely considering making a board game in which the goal is to outlive all the other players (like Monopoly), whilst navigating the corridors of a hospital that puts the Minotaur's labyrinth to shame, with heart counters, money, and byzantine amounts of red-tape and insurance cock-ups -- I want to have event cards like "receive an asshole transplant - pay $x and move to the recovery room" or "doctor left a wristwatch in your colon, receive $x from malpractice, lose one heart and move to the surgery room for follow-up". I'm contemplating a lobotomy card, but I'm not sure what to do with it. I don't have a good name for this game, but I feel like it's a great opportunity for comedy. :D

How and what are you guys all doing?
The Angel With Black Wings
This is a mockup for a review I'm writing of the webcomic the Angel With Black Wings. I'm offering a little critique of dialogue placement. My webcomic reviews are over on my Tumblr. For more, see this article I wrote about why I'm writing reviews: woohooligancomics.tumblr.com/p…
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Hey, Hooligans!

I know I haven't been very active here in the past couple months. I've been having some issues with my diabetes that the doctor still hasn't figured out. I'm fairly certain that it's hypothyroid, which is 1-in-10 for people with diabetes, and my mom says our family has a history of it... unfortunately, I've had a couple thyroid panels come back normal, although I've read that those labs aren't very reliable. If you get one that's not-normal, then you know for certain you have it, but on the other side, you can apparently have several normal thyroid labs despite having a thyroid problem. I'm sure this will all get figured out in the long-run, although in the moment right now it's pretty frustrating. I just published a new comic about the problems of trickle-down economics, and it's only about the 2nd I've been able to finish in the past two months. Today I got nine hours of sleep last night, was up long enough to get breakfast this morning and then after only about an hour or so being up was suddenly exhausted and had to take another nap for another hour. Woke up again feeling weird and a little shaky like a low-blood-sugar event, despite being 110, which is right in the normal zone for BS. (Bullshit has a totally different set of zones.) That's how it's been in the past few months and why I've been having such difficulty getting work done, along with a lot of doctor visits and other errands (I'm still the only driver in our house).

How have you guys been?

DeviantArt is still my favorite social media site. I do have over 5k followers on twitter and a few thousand Facebook friends, but at least so far, I've never been as close with those groups as I am with my DA Family. :hug:

A few of my friends have commissions open. Check them out:

:iconrigiroony: - I didn't see a journal
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:icontonyneely: My Commission Info by TonyNeely
:iconastralseed: Quick Reduced priced Commissions..Hey guys, just going to offer a few reduced priced headshot commissions this month. 
First come first served. Equines only for reduced priced commissions.
7$ per headshot 
Examples:

Available slots:
1. Minty-mouse - Finished - 
2. Fade--Touched - Finished- 
3. Inkqubus - Finished - 
4. Thesmia - Paid #6- https://www.deviantart.com/notifications/notes/?success=1857705570#1
5. Raven-Bones - Paid #7- https://www.deviantart.com/notifications/notes/?success=1857128687#1
6. Raven-Bones - Paid #7- https://www.deviantart.com/notifications/notes/?success=1857128687#1
7. SG-Phantom - Finished - 
8. SG-Phantom - Finished - 
9. xVerdelet - Finished - 
10. Euryba - Finished - 
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kit07 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks thanks thanks for the watch! Much appreciated
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ditto. :highfive:
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pocketm0use Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Thank you so much for the watch!
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome. :nod: Nice comics.
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AbigatorDraws Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch! It means a lot! C:
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! Like your illustration. C:
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AbigatorDraws Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! C:
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CelineDGD Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Aw thanks for the fave. <3 Hope you'll consider participating to the project, every contribution counts. <3 Even if it's not a picture. :)
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:nod:
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CelineDGD Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
So does that mean you will consider participating? :)
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