1. (This is all I know about wives.)

    Still awaiting updates on the server. I’m not sure how much longer we’re going to be here at this temporary site. :( Thanks for being so patient with us, guys!

    By the way, please keep www.girlswithslingshots.com as your bookmark for GWS; it should refer you to this page. URL masking isn’t working, for some reason. Because I needed more problems, sigh.

    On a brighter note, if you miss the community aspect of the regular GWS site, you’re welcome to check out the strips at the GWS FaceBook fan page and chat with fellow readers! The people there are real nice and Rose (our loyal moderator) is the sweetest ever!

    (Does everyone capitalize the Book in FaceBook or is that just me? Does that make me a Grown-Up??)

    Have a good weekend, guys, and send some good juju our way if you have any to spare! <3

     
  2. Does anybody else remember those My Little Pony seahorses? FYI they were MUCH CREEPIER THAN YOU REMEMBER

     
  3. Oh good! I’m glad they talked about this beforehand! </sarcasm>

     

  4. Something*Positive has mastered URL forwarding! So his strips can still be seen at SomethingPositive.net, as always. Still waiting for mine to kick in…

     
  5. Yup, the site is down again. We’ll be hiding out over here until it’s fixed. Good thing I kept the Tumblr site up! :)

    (I deleted the first post so that I could add the beginning of this story arc. Hope that makes sense!)

     

  6. Christmas Shoes

    A very nice GWS reader asked very sincerely why I was cracking on the horrendous song "The Christmas Shoes" (click at your own risk), so I gave him a very sincere answer. Some people wanted to hear what I wrote, so I thought I’d post it here. Since, y’know, I keep forgetting that I have a Tumblr. :)

    The people who HATE this song are probably the same kind of people who are immune to things like pushy advertising and the over-dramatization of Fox News. If you’re prone to over-analyzing things rather than taking them at face value, you’ll probably hate Christmas Shoes.
    Now, if you’d like to enjoy the song without my curmudgeon-y breakdown of it, feel free to skip the next two paragraphs! :)
    The thing is, while I don’t know the singer of this song or his intentions, the whole thing reeks of “look at what an incredible person I am.” The most exciting part of this song (musically speaking) is the part where he humble-brags about how he helped the little boy out, and then he DARES to suggest that the little boy’s very real, heartbreaking plight was all laid out in front of him JUST to get him in the Christmas spirit, as if the narrator/singer were the most important person in the song. It’s a viewpoint that real people actually have; that everything around them was put there by God to help THEM. It’s a very self-centered concept. 
    Had he simply changed the words so that an unidentified man behind the little boy helped him pay for the shoes - instead of the very person singing it - and skipped the thoughtless, condescending part where he thinks the meaning of the whole sad situation was to put someone more fortunate in a good mood, then it would simply be a tear-jerker of a song (one that I still wouldn’t like, because it’s so overly-emotional, but at least it would have merit!).
    So, on top of all that, from a personal standpoint I just don’t like many sad songs. I tend to make a “BLEAH”-face whenever a song comes on the radio that was obviously written in a way to make you feel sad and sorry for yourself. 
    That said, I’m sure there are a lot of songs I like that are meant to make me feel sad and sorry for myself, and I just let ‘em slide because for some reason or another I like them! So I’m not claiming superiority, just personal taste. :)
    I hope that helps!
     
  7. Hey guys! In case you’ve replaced your GWS bookmark with this Tumblr site, please change it back to www.girlswithslingshots.com, where regular updates are back! 

    Also, if you feel so inclined, feel free to share this information on your blogs/Twitter/whatever for those people who assumed GWS was kaput. I even made you this little image to commemorate the occasion (of not being dead).

    Thanks so much for sticking with us!

     
  8. Hope to see some of you at Baltimore this weekend! Table A90!

     
  9. GWS #1469  (GWS Facebook Page) (Corsetto & Milholland with Something*Positive)

    (Like Erin has EVER been boring.)

     

  10. Baltimore!!

    Hey, who’s coming to Baltimore this weekend?? I’m gonna pretend all of you said “ME!” since you can’t answer until we get our comments back, nyah nyah.

    I’ll be at booth A90, which you can see here (it’s, like, in the A section). Come find me, I’ll have books and prints and McPedro plushies!