Mother Earth seem to be really going after Japan right now. I thought Haiti and Christchurch were enough, and then this happens. Massive earthquake –huge tsunami –failing nuclear plants –waking volcano. Every time I turn on the TV or go online it seem to be getting worse πŸ™

Things like these really remind me of how fortunate I am. People here bitch and complain about the Swedish climate a lot. About the long winters, the short summers, the cold, the darkness, the snow… But the truth is we’re so fucking lucky it’s embarrassing!
I live in a part of the world where natural “disasters” are limited to a week or two of extreme cold and maybe a huge blizzard – and even then it’s extremely rare that people actually die. There might be material damages and some economic downfalls, but people getting killed due to the weather happens just about never. The next person who walks in complaining about the snow will get yelled at. For real.

Now I’m gonna go take my dog for a walk. And enjoy the fact that the ground I walk on doesn’t shake.

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Over the past months I’ve received some nice compliments regarding the smiles I use on this site. Since people seem to like them I figured I might as well offer them for public use πŸ™‚ It would be fun to know if anyone use them, so don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you do!
Also, I’ve never offered a zip-file for download before – let me know if there’s a problem with it. πŸ˜›

The set contains 28 different expressions, 10 are animated.
All fully transparent, but since the outline is medium grey they probably look best on medium or light coloured backgrounds.

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You can do whatever you want with them – just remember to link back to imaginarykarin.com if you use them on some website. And don’t redistribute them (offer them for download on some other site)… Ok? Please and thank you

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I haven’t had a passport for over 10 years. The last time I travelled abroad was when I was 15 and my class went to Bulgaria for a week. Kinda sad that I haven’t been able to go anywhere since then…
But now I finally will!

I’M GOING TO MUNICH, GERMANY IN MAY! :yay:

And not only that – it’s a free trip! We’re going on a weekend thing with work, so the plane ticket and the hotel is paid for by the office. I just need money for food and shopping πŸ˜€
The agency only consists of 6 people, including the two owners, so we have a very laid-back and friendly atmosphere at work. I think it will be lots of fun travelling with them πŸ™‚

So now I have a passport. Not that you really need one to travel within the EU, but people tell me it’s much easier if you have one. And I’ve already started packing in my head. Maybe I should try and brush up on my German? I haven’t spoken the language since high school so I’m more than a little rusty.
I know it’s still a few months away,

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I’ve always loved comics, especially the Franco-Belgian classics and many of our own Swedish comics. Can’t say I’m into the Marvel kind though, I’ve never understood the necessity of brightly coloured tights…
Anyway, a while ago I mentioned my new-found addiction to Questionable Content.
Well, that seem to have started a snow ball reaction. Now that I’ve (finally?) discovered the wonder that is webcomics I’ve spent hours finding and reading new material. I can’t believe how many talented artists/writers there are out there πŸ˜€

Here are my current favourites, in no particular order:

(If you have comic suggestions, do share!)


Charlie is depressed, broke and soon to be homeless. Doesn’t sound like much fun, and it isn’t. But it is capturing and easy to relate to if you’ve ever been in a rut yourself. When I stumbled upon this comic I was instantly hooked by the unusual way the story is told. Most comics are just short strips, but Brightest is actually a webcomic book. The story is slow and often told entirely inside Charlie’s thoughts.
It’s very original and I really,

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Me and Markus have been watching the first season of The Walking Dead. So far I really like it. I like the casting, they’re talented and I see a lot of well-known faces. And I’m loving the graphics! The zombies are just enough decayed for my taste πŸ™‚ You can tell it’s a show with a pretty decent budget. The scenery is nice, the zombies are gory and the story is exciting.

My only complaint is that the survivors are obviously idiots.

First of all, if you have a city with half a million blood-thirsty zombies, wouldn’t you wanna get as far away from that city as possible? As long as you’re within walking distance they could easily find you, and I’m sure you wouldn’t want that.
So what do these morons do? They put up camp just on the outskirts of the city! In several scenes you can even see the skyscrapers in the distance :crazy: I don’t know, but if it was me I’d get as far away from the city as possible. Fuck, I’d get as far away from any city as possible.

And how come their camp is just a ring of tents and caravans on a hillside,

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