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Phoenix Feathers is updated on Tuesday and Friday

I can't really think of much to say, I'm afraid. Monday has eaten my brain again. But you'll be glad to know that I had enough of a recovery to write and doodle these two strips (today's and Thursday's), so the impending failure has been put off by a week  ^.^

I'm so looking forward to Anime Expo New York! I think I'm deluding myself though - I said I would have enough time to doodle lots (I'll have to see if my scanner will fit into our luggage..) but I doubt that will actually happen. To get even an extra week of Phoenx Feathers done in advance would help, though..

Actually, I changed my mind. I was spending the time while Pen booted up reading one of our Calvin and Hobbes books. I found a particular strip I rather liked, which I am not going to quote all of, since I suspect that might be against copyright. However, I wanted to include just a couple of lines from Calvin:

Isn't it weird how scientists can imagine all the matter in the universe exploding out of a dot smaller than the head of a pin, but they can't come up with a more evocative name for it than 'the Big Bang'?
That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.

I just liked it, is all. 'Trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder' is a very good description of science, it's just that all too often, in the lab, you're so close to it that you miss out on the bigger picture. I like being reminded, every now and then, of why I picked my subject in the first place.

Calvin and Hobbes is copyright Bill Watterson, of course. For those who were wondering, Calvin's preferred name for the Big Bang is 'the Horrendous Space Kablooie.'  ^^

- Sun Kitten, 23rd July '02

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