Roderick on the Line. It’s funny and smart and consistently good.
I love listening to people tell stories about their lives. And more than that, I love hearing people talk about how they choose to live their lives, why they made that choice, and all of the different ways it has changed throughout their life - that is the best way I can think to describe some of the more involved conversations they have on the podcast.
Also, hearing John Roderick talk about depression was an amazing experience for me. It reminded me that it really is a Thing that exists and that it can affect anyone.
Along the same lines, RotL was one of the few things I could stand to listen to when I was dealing with the worst boughts of depression. It was the only thing that kept me from staring blankly at the wall for hours until it was time to go to sleep again. For that reason alone it will always have a special place in my heart.
OWL PILLOW! Inspired by the Roderick on the Line episode in which John Roderick tells us about his pillows turning into owls. Bridget’s cross stitch (inspired by the same episode) caught my attention first, so she’s the bigger inspiration to me.
Made by me, using bits of patterns here and there. I used the crocodile stitch motif to make the “feathers” and Purl Bee’s giant owl pattern for making the eyes (basically crocheted circles) and ears.
Bonus: Owl Pillows was created the day before I finished embroidering my owl’s beak.
PS: I apologize if it looks like Totoro. The ears seem to have made it less owl-y, and the embroidered beak resembles a big nose.
This is awesome. Just like you. <3
By thunderous request.
Hooray! The Internet is going to keep me company this afternoon. <3
Keep a small bag packed on Flickr.
I hope that when Supertrain gets here, I will be worthy. And I hope to Christ I’ll have everything I need.
My awesome friend Alice gave me a ticket to see this upcoming show featuring John Roderick, John Hodgman, Jonathan Coulton, Merlin Mann, and Scott Simpson.
I drew John Hodgman in Edward Gorey style some days ago, because he’d responded to someone’s tweet with a desire to be drawn as such. Since Gorey is no longer, I gave it a shot.
I sort of suddenly wanted to draw everyone in the upcoming show in the same style for kicks, and to challenge myself a little. You can see a couple of teeny in-progress teaser bits, then the full art.
Roderick on the Line, Ep. 46 Trailer: “Esquivalience”
Our new episode of Roderick on the Line goes live tomorrow morning.
In advance of same, here’s a quick trailer to help you prepare—both for the episode itself, and, more importantly, we want to help you begin to absorb John’s indispensable advice for (maybe, maybe) earning a seat on Super Train.
You just better hope to Christ you bring everything you’ll need.
Fact: This is a pretty fucking awesome episode.
As You Do
This may or may not be my desktop background now.
For serious scholarship only.
Two hundred eighty-eight index cards from Roderick on the Line.
I requested this.
“Not to Scale.” Probably not bad for going outside my comfort zone. There are imperfections - trust me, I can see them and they’re glaring - but let’s not dwell on that.
Sketch Club on iPad.
Ping pong. :)