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Puck originally started as a university newspaper comic way back in the prehistoric days of 1998. It was reborn in 2011, and is now running weekly, in color. You can see the original run of eighty strips AND the new colour strips all here!
1) After seeing this comic, my wife said “So she’s still pregnant, then? Isn’t she on her fourth trimester? Why does she still look like that?” I then had to explain the fact that in actual story time, only a few weeks have passed. For those of you who are curious, Puck’s currently about 15 weeks along. (I do keep track of these things.) And no, the pregnancy will not last forever and ever. I promise a baby by strip #200!
2) This strip marks the one year anniversary of the Puck restart. And except for that week when my basement flooded, I didn’t miss a single update! Bully for me!
4) It’s the last week to see the EASTER PLAYBOY BUNNY SPECTACULAR!!!
Though this particular incentive pic isn’t available through voting on TWC anymore, you can purchase the pic from the store. It’s only a buck for a set of five voting incentives! That’s what I call a deal!
Funny you should mention how far Puck is along...
A few weeks ago my wife noticed her 'monthly visitor' didn't show. She did the test and instead of her, I was the one who almost pulled a Puck and nearly cracked my head on the toilet. We're figuring she is about 10 weeks along and are projecting a birth around Thanksgiving. In a few more weeks we'll have an ultrasound, but I'm hoping and praying for a girl.
@Caseyorourke: Life imitates art! Kinda! Why praying for a girl, pray tell? Is it because you subscribe to the erroneous belief that girls are made of sugar and spice? Let me tell you: THEY AREN'T. I have a daughter, and she's a full-on hellion. Anything that can be destroyed by her WILL be destroyed by, and probably already has been.
@Greg White: Well, that WOULD work with the source text from Shakespeare, but there's a lack of potential people to match up. There's Phoebe, and, well, she already tried to play matchmaker there. It didn't work out well.
Why I want a girl
I know girls can be hell on wheels and they have the genetic ability of manipulation down pat, but having spent many years in the military kicking the butts of unruly airmen, a daughter is just another challenge. Besides, I have nothing but nephews, and out of 12 cousins only 4 are girls, so another girl will shake things up where they are concerned.
@Caseyorourke: Congrats, but a word of warning... I have a brother w/all boys, a sister w/all girls, another sister w/3 boys and a daughter and all boys myself. The consensus is boys are easier. Yes, I spent several years yelling at airmen myself, much of it in combat situations, and trust me, boys are still easier! Good luck either way!
@Caseyorourke: Well, good luck to you! I understand the desire for a different experience, but hey, if anyone's qualified to deal with a rowdy crew of triplet boys, it's you!
@darknoon: Thanks. The labor has been long and painful. I've lost a lot of sleep. No one got me a cigar.
@D.Durand: Good influences are overrated.
@Oz: I've got one boy and one girl. From all that I've seen, I can say that the ease of the parenting experience will pretty much all depend on the boy or the girl. There are nightmare boys and nightmare girls. All children usually do have a mildly nightmarish phase, at the very least, but hey, that's life, I guess.
@Frybozu: Get that +82xp? You mean understand the reference? Dude, even I don't understand the reference. It could be from any number of video games. It just seemed iconic to me, and no one is more experienced (in all the wrong ways) than Daphne. But more on that in the next strip...
Alternately, you may be asking how YOU GET +82xp, and the answer to that one is "Keep on trying!" If what I've learned from video games is to be believed, you should likely start by going around and killing squirrels and imps in your local forest. Work your way up from there.