Holy god this one took a long time to mix for some reason.
Hey, I recently got into Minimal and was wondering if you had any good suggestions. So far all I have to go off of is pandora and last fm, so anything would really be helpful. Thank you.
I don’t really know how much of the electronic music I listen to could be described as “minimal,” but my last.fm page (http://www.last.fm/user/jephjacques) has a list of what I’ve been listening to lately.
What is your preferred construction for guitars, set neck, bolt-on, or neck through? Why?
I like them all, to be honest. If a guitar is well built there isn’t one that’s objectively better than any of the others. Right now my main guitars are all either bolt-ons or neck-throughs, but that’s mainly because you don’t see very many set-neck extended range instruments these days and I hardly play regular 6-strings anymore.
Jeph, I just saw your tweet about having been sober for six months. Congrats! I’m interpreting that to mean no alcohol at all. If that is the case, I have a question for you. Due to med changes myself, I have not had alcohol (save a sip of hard cider when baking with it) for about 4.5 months. How do you handle socializing without drinking? Most of my friends enjoy good beers and we often meet for drinks. It feels awkward not joining in. Or, they have beer-tasting parties. Any advice?
It used to be a lot harder for me, but over time I’ve gotten used to it. I’ll either bring non-alcoholic drinks of my own to parties or ask if the host wouldn’t mind me making some coffee, and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. If we’re out at a restaurant, same thing applies.
Are most of your readers ladyfolk, or dudebros?
According to one of my analytics programs it’s slightly more dudebros than ladyfolk, but I have a hunch that in reality it’s the other way around.
How would you describe Hannelore’s voice?
Two questions! One! How do you feel about birds in general? Two! Parakeets?
2) sure, why not
I know this sounds weird, but I find myself missing your extended commentaries that used to appear at the bottom of the comics. It was simply interesting and nice to hear exactly what was going through the mind of the artist when drawing/posting. And now it’s like an old friend I haven’t gotten to talk to in a long time. I’m sure you’re very busy, but any chance you’ll be able or want to resume those small insights into your life again?
For whatever reason I have lost interest in “blogging” over the years. I’d rather just let the comics speak for themselves, most of the time. But just for you, here’s a blog about what I’m doing right this second:
I’m working on a mix of the next Deathmøle song, and drinking some coffee, and answering some Tumblr questions. The dogs are asleep in the house. My wife is out seeing some friends. Later I might make some food, and play some video games. I am currently wearing a hat.
Hey Jeph, in the “About” section of the QC site, you say that you have a Mac Pro with a “shit-ton” of RAM. I’m currently in the process of planning a PC build with gaming and art in mind, and I was wondering: just how much is a “shit-ton” in this case? Are we talking 16gb or 32gb (or maybe even 64gb)?
That bit was written literally years ago, I think I had a whopping 3gb of RAM back then. These days I’m rocking 10gb which is plenty for my needs.
Hey Jeph, my friends and I are just starting to stream on Twitch and I was wondering what, if any, video capture card you use for your streaming, since we’re trying to stream without one, resulting in mediocre quality. Also, love the comic!
I don’t use a capture card, actually I don’t even know what that is! My setup is just a combination of CamTwist, Flash Media Encoder, and Soundflower and ReWire for audio.
Does Marigold like Homestuck? She’s wearing Karkat’s symbol in comic #2275?
As a man with a couple of tattoos I would like to ask you for your opinion about meanings behind tattoos. Do tattoos always should have a deep meaning or they can be made just because you wanted or it looked cool?
I think too much emphasis gets put on the idea that tattoos have to have some DEEP PERSONAL SIGNIFICANCE. I mean, yeah, it’s great if they do! But if you just really like how something looks I don’t think it’s automatically a terrible idea to get it tattooed. At the very least, it will be a reminder of where you were at that point in your life.
That being said, I have a “reason” for all of my tattoos. But that’s just me, YMMV!
Are you ever going to post your tattoos online?
No, because last time I did that people stole the designs.
A lot of webcomic artists, notably Ryan North, KC Green and Joey Comeau have been getting into the business of comic writing recently. Have you gotten any offers to write for a licensed comic, and would you if the opportunity came up?
If somebody made me an offer I would certainly consider it. I’m not sure I’d have the time to give it the proper amount of attention, though. And I have no idea how I would write for an established property, that seems absolutely alien to me.
Yesterday for some reason I started imagining what would happen if Emily read The Game (out of intellectual interest) and then found herself being hit on by a PUA. Probably something like “Oh my gosh! You’re one of those ‘pickup artists’, right? And that was a ‘neg’? I have read about this! You guys, come here! This guy is ‘running game’ on me!” and then giggled to myself for about 10 minutes.
PUAs are fucking scum
Does Marten buy new “Teh” shirts every once in a while? Or has he had the same one for 10+ years? If he buys new ones, does he buy them from the QC store? DOES QC EXIST IN THE QC UNIVERSE???
20 minutes has passed in the entirety of QC, tops
What do you think of Boards of Canada?
Did you ever worry about having tattoos that were exposed constantly eg: hands, lower arms etc? I’m thinking about my first tattoo but I’m having trouble coming to terms with the ‘society won’t put you in a good job with tattoos’ (thanks mum) and the ‘well it’s my body get over it’… Did you ever have that thought or am I being massively paranoid and overthinking it?
how many songs/albums/artists would you estimate you have in your music library?
8863 songs, 31 days of music, 86gb.
Is the poofy-haired woman walking with Joyce Daisy from John Allison’s Giant Days?
Yes, I love her character design.