Dipper you are so cute and your hat is so dumb.
this fucked me up
While taking put the trash at work, I kicked this little bag of pennies. Obviously, since I’m poor, a grabbed them and threw them in my pocket before going on with the rest of my shift.
Close to the end of my shift, I remembered this bag of pennies, so I took it out and counted it out. 7 cents.
My coworker came up and started talking to me while I was doing this, so we chatted, the entire time, this tiny bag of pennies in my hand.
Meanwhile, one of my managers sees me and my coworker talking over this bag, immediately thinks that it’s drugs, yells, and grabs both of us and drags us to the back room.
So, we’re sitting there, me clutching this bag of pennies in my fist, while my manager gets my GM on the phone, yelling about how we were “trading drugs during our shift” and “endangering ourselves and other in the workplace.”
Within 10 minutes, my GM was there, papers in hand to terminate our employment, talking about how they should call the cops. I started crying, cause they wouldn’t let me get a word in edge-wise, my coworker was actually texting his dad the entire time, trying to get them to come fight for him.
It wasn’t until the GM asked what drug they were that they finally let me talk.
So, while I was sobbing, I opened my hand and dropped the bag in my manager’s hand.
And he bursts out laughing.
Within seconds I had explained everything, the pennies, the situation, everything.
I almost got fired and arrested over 7 pennies.
You inspire me to draw, and I'd really like to start my own web comic, I'm just not sure... where to start. Where can I post to? You have your own site, do you pay for it?
Ahh I’m so glad you want to start a comic! It’s such a rewarding experience! There are several ways you can go about hosting, depending on how much time and money you wanna spend!
The easiest way is with a site like Inkblazers or Topastic. They’ll let you just upload pages and create all the infrastructure for you, including archives, chapters and comment sections. They’re really easy to manage and I’m pretty sure you can get a custom URL for either. It also puts you in touch with a huge userbase of people who use the site, so even if you host elsewhere it’s still a good idea to use one of these mirrors. It’s really ideal if you’re just starting out and have never hosted a website before.
Another option is to post it to tumblr! You’ll need a theme like Simple Webcomic Theme but then you can simply post pages like you would an image. And then people can reblog it and follow the blog, so it makes it easy to follow/spread the word. You can point a custom domain at it too!
The trickier option is hosting it externally. To be honest I have no fucking idea how I did this, it’s a total miracle. But my hosting is with Hostgator and they have an automatic WordPress install, and then you can apply a theme like Webcomic to manage it. I’m sorry, I can’t provide any more specific information because it’s all a blur of angry buttonmashing as I tried to set it up. I liked it in the end though, because I like having it on my own domain/website (which yes, I do pay for! Hostgator is quite cheap).
I hope that helps! All these websites/services have help manuals/customer service chats that will be able to give you more specific info!
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