Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from DeRamos.org!


I know; I know:  I've been a bad DeRamos.org Random Topic Webcomic blogger.   I get a lump of coal from the Santa Claus of webcomics and infographics.   I have several mostly-developed bizarre conversations and sarcastic information outlined in my composition notebook.  They have yet to be digitized and uploaded for everyone to see.

But at least I've been able to record some new music (albeit a traditional song) and animate a holiday video:



Cheers, ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas,
Ryan

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Flowchart: Life (and Afterlife)


The above image happens to be my first ever unscientific, purposely offensive, and rather cynical infographic!  I hope the Webcomic's freaks and ghouls won't mind sharing DeRamos.org with flowcharts, Venn diagrams, pie charts, etc.  In any case, I should put this flowchart on a T-shirt (and other merchandise) ASAP.

Also, for reference:

Quantum Immortality (or at least Wikipedia's definition of it), and

Douche heaven is probably the same as hell (both represented by a circle).

UPDATE (11/18):  We proudly present this infographic on a bunch of DeRamos Media goods:


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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Checkin' in on Y'All...

We have not forsaken the Webcomic (not yet, anyway)!  However, we're busy with the animated vlogs at Videramos and the relaunch of Chord du Jour, so it'll take a while before we reunite with all the freaks and ghouls who philosophize about random things.

I think we have a couple (or a few?  at least one?) epic, world-travel comics to produce.  We'll cycle through those for a while, and then I would like to have the philosophy of the freaks and ghouls in four panels, like a traditional newspaper comic strip.

Or maybe not.  Who knows?  We'll know when the Webcomic officially returns...soon!

Cheers,
Ryan

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Videramos: Anvlog!



We'll have more of these animated vlogs at Videramos.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Make That A Summer "Vacation"


This ain't no vacation, really, 'cause we're workin' on some (hopefully) cool stuff.

001:  France
002:  Switzerland
003:  Serbia
004:  Serbia
005:  India
006:  South Korea
007:  South Korea
008:  Philippines
009:  Hawaii
010:  California
011:  USA + Canada
012:  South Carolina + Space + Titanic
013:  England
014:  England
015:  England
016:  Scotland
017:  Ireland
018:  Scotland
019:  Ireland
020:  Iceland

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Monday, May 24, 2010

DeRamos.org Webcomic Returns in Late June!

We need to take another break!  We'll be back the last week of June, if not before then.  The trio of "freaks" (a foursome, if you count the Magical Shotgun) will confront the "ghouls" in Iceland, with the Ex-Vampire Lord (the new last human-human on Earth) caught in the middle.  The picture sequences should be interesting, but of course the speech bubbles will likely subvert the comic.  Check out the "story" (for lack of a better word) from the beginning:

001:  France
002:  Switzerland
003:  Serbia
004:  Serbia
005:  India
006:  South Korea
007:  South Korea
008:  Philippines
009:  Hawaii
010:  California
011:  USA + Canada
012:  South Carolina + Space + Titanic
013:  England
014:  England
015:  England
016:  Scotland
017:  Ireland
018:  Scotland
019:  Ireland
020:  Iceland

Oh yeah, and Happy Bermuda Day, Victoria Day, etc.

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LOST: Time Lost Its Hold

I never properly blog here anymore.  Lost just ended, and here's what I think (SPOILER ALERT!):

  • The Island happened.
  • Jacob happened.
  • Flight 815 crashed.
  • The button happened.
  • Time travel happened.
  • Juliet detonating Jughead was The Incident.
  • Lapidus, Miles, Richard, Kate, Sawyer, and Claire escaped the Island.
  • Jack died.
  • Rose, Bernard, and Vincent lived happily on the Island the rest of their days.
  • Desmond made it home to Penny and little Charlie.
  • Ji Yeon grows up to be filthy rich, thanks to her grandfather.  Or there's a custody battle between Mr. Paik and Jin's fisherman father.
  • Hurley protected the Island the rest of his days, with help from Ben.
  • The Sideways Universe is Purgatory, which exists outside of time.
  • "Sideways World = Purgatory" is a shout-out to the "Island = Purgatory" fan theory. 
  • The reunited Losties go to "Heaven" together.
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Webcomic #018f: Destiny

"Terms like 'fate' and 'destiny' are only appropriate in hindsight," says Justine the Revenant.  In this webcomic, we use revenant to mean any resurrected character that isn't ghoulishly undead, neither vampire nor zombie, kind of like The Crow.

"Here we go again..." sighs the Silver Werewolf.

"If you say you're destined for something, but fail, that means you were supposed to be tricked into believing in a false destiny, and you end up doing what you're meant to do."

"Did you just say 'butt fail'?"



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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Webcomic #019f: Bit Players

"I can't until the Lost finale on Sunday," the blue reptilian in a brown robe says to the green reptilian in a blue robe.

"It's going to be two-and-a-half hours long," says the blue-robed reptilian (who's green-scaled, as opposed to the brown-robed, blue-scaled reptilian, with whom he is talking).

"Two-and-a-half hours?" interrupts the raven-haired bat demon vampire.

"There's going to be a late night post-finale show, too," adds the blue-robed reptilian, apparently with all the information.  Remember that time, before everyone had an electronic device with access to the Internet, when you had to have a current newspaper or TV Guide to know the current television schedule?

"I'm going to have to set my DVD recorder for lower-quality, four-hour LP mode," realizes the bit role vampiress.

We really need to incorporate these new characters, no matter how small their role, into some new merchandise designs.  It's on our to-do list...



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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Webcomic #017f: Not Sparkly Vampires

"If angels are the opposite of demons, what are the opposite of vampires?" asks the Vampire Lady.

"Uh, Tolkien's elves," replies Smokey the Middle-Management Reptilian Humanoid.  He has a point, since both vampires and human-sized elves are corporeal, virtually immortal, and non-human.  Also, geeky teenage girls like vampires, but geeky teenage boys like elves...generally (if the stereotype holds).

"Seriously, people?  Elves?"



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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Webcomic #020f: Hiding in Plain Sight

"I am intrigued by the concept of hiding in plain sight," says the Ex-Vampire Lord, who is, of course, hiding in plain sight (since he is now a mortal human being).  "Many people want to find things so badly that they look in obscure places but never right in front of them."

"Brainnn...!!!" agrees the tall zombie.

"The thing they're looking for is usually right in front of them, yes?" adds the Vampire Lady.

"In most cases, yeah," replies the Ex-Vampire Lord.  "It's like a non-ghoul hanging out with a bunch of blood- and/or brain-thirsty monsters.  Ridiculous."

We salute you, Ex-Vampire Lord.



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Monday, May 17, 2010

Webcomic #016f: 'Whiskey' versus ' Whisky'

"The problem with drinking six shots of whiskey is that they hit you at the same time," observes the Silver Werewolf.  "Then again, quality Tennessee sour mash is not that much of a problem."

"No, the problem is that you're drinking whiskey, not whisky," contradicts Pastor Reptilian, after finishing a glass of Scotch.  "Take note of the spelling," he insists.  "You got it?"

"Oh, I got it."



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Friday, May 14, 2010

Webcomic #018e: The Same Guy

"Now that the fifth season of Supernatural is over, and the finale of Lost is a few days away, you have to wonder," wonders the Silver Werewolf, "who would win in a fight:  Mark Pellegrino, or Mark Pellegrino?"  Of course he's talking about ghostly Jacob versus ghastly Lucifer.  That's a tricky one.



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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Webcomic #019e: Redshirts

"We're, like, screwed, aren't we?" whispers the blue reptilian to the green reptilian.  (We're talking about the reptiles' robe color, not their scale color, which is coincidentally similar to their respective robe color, in this case.)

"We'll be okay as long as we stay quiet," whispers the green reptilian.

"That's a relief."

At that moment, the vampire bat demons start massacring the reptilian humanoids.

"Scratch that; we're screwed," recants the green reptilian.

"I guessed as much."



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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Webcomic #017e: ::boom:: LOST

"Was that an episode of Lost or an episode of The Beastmaster?" complains the Vampire Lady.  She's referring to the episode "Across the Sea," which features Jacob, his nameless brother (who SPOILER ALERT! becomes the Smoke Monster), and their equally-nameless adoptive mother--in Latin-speaking ancient times on The Island.  In any case, it isn't "The Constant."  This episode verges on Highlander II territory, where the badass sword-fighting Immortals aren't mysteriously mystical beings but aliens from the planet Zeist.

"The Beastmaster?" asks the middle-management reptilian humanoid.  We should give the reptile a name, like "Smokey."  There.  We'll call him Smokey the Middle-Management Reptilian Humanoid (or some shortened version) from now on.  We can thank the still-nameless Smoke Monster on Lost for that.

"You know, late nineties, early 2000's, naked dude with his ferrets, with random appearances by the original eighties Beastmaster," explains the vampiress.  The Beastmaster's name is Dar, by the way.



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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Webcomic #020e: Basketball

"The Lakers swept the Jazz, four games to none," says the Ex-Vampire Lord.  "Hey, remember when I made fun of Boozer, Brewer, and the State of Utah?"  (That was "Webcomic #15c:  Puns & Stereotypes," by the way.)

"No," replies the vaguely female ('cause she's pretty decomposed) zombie.

"I do," remembers the Vampire Lady.

"Apparently, they traded Brewer later that very day," the human-in-hiding reports.  "I totally jinxed the Jazz."



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Monday, May 10, 2010

Webcomic #016e: How to Choose a Laptop Computer

"I'm in the market for a new laptop computer," announces the Silver Werewolf.

"Do you want my advice?" asks Pastor Reptilian.

"Not really."

That should have been the end of the comic strip, but the reptilian humanoid continues:

"Software is secondary.  Don't worry too much about internal hardware, either."

"It's the casing that counts, isn't it?" adds Justine the Revenant.

"Bingo.  If a hinge breaks or the screen cracks, then the operating system and chip speed don't matter anymore."



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Friday, May 7, 2010

Webcomic #020d: Word of the Day

"What is the word of the day, O Webcomic Writer?" asks the Ex-Vampire Lord, who wears his sunglasses at night.

"Eyjafjallajökull," I say, even though I don't know how to pronounce the name.

"Eyjafja...?" replies the Ex-Vampire Lord, "I really don't see how you're going to incorporate that place name here, even though we're in Iceland."

At that moment, the Vampire Lady and her bat demon minions swoop down and land.  "We just flew in from Eyjafjallajökull, and boy, are our arms tired," says the vampiress, to the chagrin of the secret human.



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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Webcomic #019d: Typical

"You might be a douchebag if you use the adjective 'typical' when trying to demonize someone who disagrees with you," observes an unclothed Vampire Lady.

"You probably should avoid reading blog comments and forum threads for anything political or technological," replies the middle-management reptilian humanoid.

"Never!"

"Duly noted."



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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Webcomic #018d: Cinco de Mayo

"It's Cinco de Mayo, people!" I announce to the characters I've created.

"This is just your way of saying you have nothing to write today, and you're just going to party all day and night, isn't it?" replies the Ex-Vampire Lord.

"You know it!"



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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Webcomic #017d: Economics Dialogue

"Tell me, do you buy items that you keep, modify, and maintain for several years, until they can no longer work," asks the Vampire Lady, "or do you buy items that are meant to be obsolete and replaced within a couple of years, tops?"

"I like to keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest," answers the middle-management reptilian humanoid.

"Wastrel!" she exclaims.

"Is ea," I agree.  (It's a 'd' webcomic, so I have to make at least one appearance per location.)



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Monday, May 3, 2010

Webcomic #016d: The New Photo Editing Standard

Sipping two fingers' worth of 15 year old whisky, Pastor Reptilian (who has two fingers and a thumb on each hand since he is a reptilian humanoid) says, "Microsoft has joined Apple in their stance against Adobe's Flash."  He takes in another sip, asking, "Is this a slippery slope?  Will this somehow affect other adobe products, like Photoshop?"

"Maybe Apple will upgrade Aperture to be the 'new' Photoshop for Macs," replies the Silver Werewolf.

"Perhaps."

"And MS Paint will be the 'new' Photoshop for Windows," says the resurrected human Justine (who was previously drained of all her blood by the then-Vampire Lord).  "Definitely Paint."

"Aye," I say.



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Friday, April 30, 2010

Webcomic #020c: Non Sequitur

The Ex-Vampire Lord (who's now human) stands with his loyal zombies (who are still zombies).  The Vampire Lady and her vampire minions soon arrive.  The Ex-Vampire Lord speaks:

"Stupid sexy Lieutenant Commander Worf."



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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Webcomic #019c: Whoa

During the meeting of vampires and reptilian humanoids, the Vampire Lady disrobes.

"Woah," says the middle-management reptilian humanoid.

"What did you say?" angrily asks the Vampire Lady, transforming into a furry demonoid.  She orders her bat demon vampires to kill the reptiles.  "It's 'whoa'.  Get it right."

"Duly noted," replies the disembodied head of the middle-management reptilian humanoid.



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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Webcomic #018c: Loaded Words

"Some words are just too loaded to be useful any more," laments Justine the Revenant."Case in point:  'Liberal' and 'conservative'."  Continuing her politically-minded rant, pertaining mostly to the United States:  "There are way too many nuanced definitions, historical implications, and divisive opinions to consider."

"If you want limited action from city hall and like the culture of your neighborhood, what does that make you?"  I'd say some sort of local conservative or libertarian.

"At the same time, if you like the social programs and policies of your state government, what does that make you?"  I'd say either a state liberal and/or a states' rights conservative.  Or you might be something else along the political spectrum, depending on the programs and policies.  Wow, this is getting a little tricky.

"To add, if you like to have a moderately-powerful federal government, one that acts sparingly to help the country as a whole or to stop a state from being douchy - like segregation douchy - what does that make you?"  I'd say some sort of moderate, perhaps?

"I'm pretty sure that makes you someone who thinks too hard about these things," sarcastically answers the Silver Werewolf.




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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Webcomic #017c: Phonics Rant

"I'm told that that the letter 'y' is officially a vowel when it acts like a vowel," says the Vampire Lady.  "I had previously thought that 'y' was always a consonant that pretended to be a vowel when needed."
"Yes, my lady," says the middle-management reptilian humanoid (wearing a purple bathrobe).  "'W' is also a vowel sometimes."

"That is total B.S.!" she outbursts.  "In Wheel of Fortune, you spin to guess if there's a 'y' - they never let you buy a 'y'!  Hence, 'y' is a consonant."  To conclude her rant, she says, "I trust Pat Sajak and Vanna White in these matters."  Remembering what the reptile also said, she asks, "Wait, 'w'?"



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Monday, April 26, 2010

Webcomic #016c: The Mark of Leadership

The Silver Werewolf throws a tantrum about something (relevant to the actual vague storyline of werewolves versus undead ghouls and whatnot).

"I find that effective leaders are always zen about everything," admonishes Pastor Reptilian.  "Throwing hissy fits is the mark of a beta-plus, tops, and not an alpha."

The reptilian humanoid takes a slow sip from his glass of Scotch.  "True leaders are smooth and delicious."

"Are we still talking about people here?" interrupts Justine the Revenant.

"No, silly girl. I'm talking about Scotch whisky."



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Friday, April 23, 2010

Webcomic #020b: What's My Age Again?

"When I'm buying booze, if you need to card me, card me.  Don't ask for my age," advises the Ex-Vampire Lord, who also happens to be the only Human-Human (who used to be a vampire) on Earth.  "I don't remember my age."

The zombies around him say nothing.

"I have to do 2nd grade subtraction to figure out my age," the man (wearing sunglasses at night) continues.  "I am no longer good at math, and my cell phone's calculator is too hard to use."

"So...how old are you?" asks the Vampire Lady, in bat demon form, descending from the night sky.

Pulling out his wallet, the rather slick Ex-Vampire Lord answers, "Look at my driver's license.  I'm on the big boy side of the card."



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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Webcomic #019b: Hive Mind 2.0

"All these social networking my-sites, me-sites, you-sites, and i-gadgets amount to one thing:  They want us to become a collectivist hive mind," hypothesizes the Vampire Lady.  (I don't know who 'they' are.)  "Ironically, they use 'individuality' to market their scheme."

"That's, like, two things," protests the raven-haired female bat demon vampire.

"Quiet, you!"



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