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Minding My Own Business

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

The long road.

Not so long ago I realized that I've been drawing these characters, mainly Shades, for over 10 years now.

It's been a significant part of most of my independent adult life. I started doing comics when I got my first PC late in '98 after the military service.

It was startling to realize that I've met most of my friends because of the comics. In the early days I had no Internet at home, and had to use the sneaker net (floppy disk and Nike skating shoes) to get them online from the university computer rooms, where I met and befriended some people that are still around today. The causality of it all seems rather planned, yet arbitrary.

At times the strip has dealt with issues in the lives of the people around me, but mostly it's just been a outlet for some of my twisted ideas. Looking at the update schedule from the past few years, it is obvious that I've not been able to keep this up. The reasons therein are simple and thus will never be touched publicly. The strip has long since stopped having a connection to reality, and you should in no way expect the current storyline to be based on actual events, other than the drinking.

It's been a long road here, with parts of that road left uncharted, so there is no turning back.

- Rainer

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Saturday, October 06, 2007

Standing in motion

For everyone who emailed me asking wtf was up with MMOB during my unexplained absence, I quote from one of my favorite artists:

And fighting time so hard I pray
that this moment lasts forever.
And will the world stay standing still at least for me.
Through my eyes stare into me.
I bear my heart for all to see.
With my face turned to the sun there ever standing still.

- VNV Nation: Standing

Thanks for asking. Life is full of "fail".

Monday, November 27, 2006

TODO -lists

Funny how these things come back to you. I found an old diary from when I was 14. Apparently I kept a diary for a whopping four months that year, mostly scribbling away random thoughts more than creating journal entries.

I came across a list written into the margin of one early pages. The list was just 4 names. One of them, I checked the class registry, was a girl from my class back then, one was rather popular actress at the time and two were written down only as "the girl in the bookstore last summer" and "the girl from Lahti at the bus stop in Tampere." So, I'm guessing that was my TODO-list from back then.

The funny thing is I don't remember anything about the girl from my class, or the actress (well, not even Google found her anymore). But I still remember that the girl in the bookstore had dark brown hair and green eyes. And the girl from Lahti smiled without showing her teeth and kept brushing her blonde hair out of her face.

I never got to know their names.

If I'd kept up with the list, I'm sure it would be as long today as Santa's list of naughty people, and I'm sure many would be on both lists.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Uninspired by a true story

I've uploaded comics for the coming week. Unfortunately I will be on the run for a better part of next week and thus unable to work on new ones. So, this update does not mean there will be a steady update schedule. Sorry.
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