JEFBOT.396_Wish Liston November 29, 2011 at 4:07 am
Today’s JEFbot does a 180 from the heaviness of the previous few strips, and the epicness of the long-running Angry Scarf storyline before that, to something a little more lighthearted and frivolous. Of course, we’ll be checking in on Xinda’s progress in the future, so stay tuned for that, but at least for today we’ll be returning to some typical banter between the Cornfather and jefbot.
I’ve gotta admit – like bot here, I’m a pretty hard person to shop for since I tend to buy most of the things I want, especially when it comes to videogames and movies. But that just makes getting a thoughtful, unexpected gift more exciting, right? How about you? Are you easy or hard to shop for? And how about your family or significant others? Hope you all fared well during Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
Haha, I have the same problem! I don’t know what to put on my wish list because I have what I want already!
glad you could relate to today’s strip, ZAD-Man!
and check you out: you just achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear them well, as these are something you can’t find in any store. hope they were on your wish list!:
Woohoo. Second,…haha…..i believed in santa until i was 14…then physics happened
woo for second, Jf300!
and i still believe in Santa. he’s the only one that can give me that hoverboard i’ve wanted since i was a kid. (unfortunately, i’m still waiting, but you gotta believe!)
I don’t have the new Zelda yet and it frustrates me…
i feel your pain, GeekGirl – i ordered the Skyward Sword Gold Remote Bundle a month or so ago from Best Buy, and have been waiting anxiously for it since it started shipping last week-ish. well, since i still hadn’t gotten it, i checked my email this afternoon looking for a reason for the delay but found nothing. i finally checked my account history on the Best Buy site, and next to my Zelda order it just said: cancelled. no explanation, just “cancelled.” i can only assume they ran out of stock since it’s not available online at Amazon, Walmart or Target, either. would’ve been nice of them to let me know or give me a raincheck. now i’ve got to scour the Best Buys around my house to find it! maybe i should ask Santa for that. grrr…
It’s nice to see a web comic writer going out of his way to interact with his audience, makes the comic feel just that much more special ya’ know? I wish I had time to play Zelda, with the amount of work I need to do, I have a backlog of games to play as long as God’s arm!
the interaction i have with the JEFbot readers is one of my favorite things about doing this comic strip, Matt! i probably won’t be able to keep it up forever but i’m enjoying it while i can. thanks for the notice. 🙂
as for Zelda – tell me about it! i have Batman: Arkham City, God of War III, Gears of War 3 and Uncharted 3 just waiting to be played. not sure i’m strong enough to resist the lure of a new Zelda, tho…
I tend to be pretty easy to shop for. While I do buy most video games and DVDs as they come out I tend to get behind in books and stuff like that. But most people just know to get me something fandom related. like Ponies or whathaveyou:P
I did end up spending 65 bucks on ThinkGeek Friday morning. And only a couple things I bought were for me, honest.
I NEED the Mace Windu lightsaber chopsticks!!!
i try and stay away from ThinkGeek whenever i’m trying to save money! that site is evil.
i’d be afraid to get you anything pokémon related, tho, dj (unless it was something special and outlandish) – you probably have everything you want and/or need there, right?
Goooood Morning Boteers!
Hope everyone had an awesome Turkey Day weekend! I ate too much! And then I braved Black Friday. Every year I say, “What was I thinking?! Never again!” but then there I am! Waiting for the store to open. It’s ok, got about 90% of my shopping done with a few cool things for myself. *flips hair* Because I’m worth it.
Oh Exhaulted One…You’re one of those! My MOTHER does this! I try and impose a “No shopping for yourself til after Christmas.” But no one ever listens!
So I thought I would share an amusing story. I shared (stole) an amusing little cartoon on FB that had a pic of Santa going over his list. The Caption read “Of course Santa’s jolly, he knows where all the naughty girls live.”
Well, in reposting that, I put in the comment, “No wonder he visits me!.” To which a male friend I’ve known since I began to do festivals responds with “Visits you? Honey you are the standard by which naughty is judged!” Sometimes people just know what to say ya know?
Working on my Angry scarf! It’s highlighter pink!
You know what I want for Christmas?
I keep hoping Santa will bring it to me. Sweaters from EB and my ma paying for my PhD applications is a sorta lame Christmas (even if I’m grateful just the same).
I haven’t been commenting much lately and I want to say, I thought the cancer arc was very touching. I’ve been reading webcomics for a long time, and very few of them (if any) have attempted something so heavy and pulled it off with such a balance between humor and gravity. You’ve done it with grace. Hats off. <3
Yeah I have the exact same problem. At christmas when everyone asks me what I want, I am all like “OMG what DO I really want!”. Its a real problem sometimes.
Oh this is so true!
I’m a total pre-order junky as well, although this year I actually allowed someone to pre-order a game (SWTOR) for me for Christmas! And we’re even using one of those Christmas calendars with chocolate in it to count down the days till the game comes out instead of counting down till Christmas… And even though to me it’s still toooo many days away, at least I get a chocolate every day! Whee!
I think for Christmas, DorkKing and I are going to get a PS3 and some games, seeing as though we both just purchased Skyrim and are tearing up the towns!! Being a gamer geek is fun!
Isn’t Skyrim epically amazing? It’s just so easy to lose track of time in that game. Of course, it doesn’t help that there is no convenient clock for me to look at while I’m gaming.
OMG I just get lost in there…picking up stuff, moving stuff, killing stuff! Oh and the cheats make all of it extra special.
Damn you console commands! I only get games for the consoles (mainly Xbox 360) mostly because I don’t have a computer suitable for gaming. That means I have to do almost everything the hard way most of the time and don’t get to have any of the cool mods people make for games. But aside from that, yes I love crawling threw dungeons looking for every little thing of value that I can carry and killing hoards of draugrs, bandits, and the occasional automaton. It’s just so much fun! 😀
Hello everyone. How are you doing?
I usually have something on my wish list, but this year I just can’t think of much that I want. Oh well, I’m sure something else will pop up before Christmas.
And Jeff, I noticed that you finally managed to get onto XBL the other day. Hope we can play some games together soon.
Jeff, I seem to be having trouble with the site recently. You may want to check to see if something is wrong like a virus.
I know what I’m getting you for Christmas Little Bro! 😉
Ps. I’m going to let you sleep, this time…
I’m always in this position, only it’s where I want something now and can’t wait but have to because someone may have already gotten it for me. ><
Cornfather needs to ask for some foresight for Christmas because he really should have seen that coming. 😀
I generaly like all gifts, so I think of myself as someone for whom its easy to shop for.
However, I like to give gifts that are useful and that makes hard for me to shop for someone else. So usualy I just pick something funny as a gift, those things are easy to pick.
Top of my wish list: Power Of Scrawn T-shirt!!!!!
I’m an inveterate pre-orderer too. I do have an Amazon wish list, but it’s often full of the kind of lame stuff I haven’t yet added to a cart to get free shipping. 🙂
The real problem is my non-techie, non-geek husband! What do you get for a guy who doesn’t want computer gadgets or stuff for the home theater system??? Every time I think of a cool gift for him, I realize it’s REALLY a gift for me. BAD WIFE.
Ha! I love it. Guys are always hard to shop for in my opinion – possibly because I am not one and have a hard time identifying with the Y chromosome sometimes. It is even worse when they already buy everything they want for themselves!
I think I am really easy to shop for – I like pretty, cute, sparkly, colorful, and/or yarny things! I sent my mom an epic list of Etsy shops I like for her to shop from. That should make things pretty easy.
I’m easy as long as you get a ranked list of the books I want in advance. There are always too many of them for me to buy myself anyway. For those who don’t like to find out what I want in advance there’s two ways: look at my bookshelf, choose an author, find out if he/she has retold a fairy tale that I don’t already own and get that OR choose a strong female character from history and get me a biography about her.
My boyfriend offered to buy me a Nook this year. I think he’s worried that we may drown in a sea of books.
I used to do the same thing to my girlfriend so we made a two month rule, which was pretty much ‘don’t buy me anything two months before Christmas, and if you do tell me so I don’t get it for you for Christmas.’
What do you get for the man who has everything? Gift cards.
You know what always makes an excellent Christmas gift? CA$H! LOL. I love that you pre-order! Hilarious.
I can be easy to shop for. I like cooking utensils, so anything like that’s a pretty good bet. Movies and music I usually buy myself, so that’s out unless I get a gift card. Though I would love a gift card for The Noble Collection (www.noblecollection.com) or Museum Replicas (www.museumreplicas.com), but getting GCs for them would be very highly unlikely. I keep fantasizing about having a $10000+ shopping spree with those sites….but it’ll never happen. *sigh*
I put a self-imposed buying restriction on myself at the beginning of December. So when someone asks me at the beginning of the month what I want, I can usually give them a laundry list. I still think I’m easy to buy for, since books, gift cards, DVDs of all sorts, but especially Doctor Who stuff, are always winners. 😀
Ya know, I’m probably the easiest person in the world to buy for! I love pretty much everything! And I’m so thrilled that you even thought to get or make me anything I’m completely flattered! Anything Betty Boop, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Star Trek, Star Wars, pink, purple, Hello Kitty, crafty (either handmade or stuff to make things) video games, movies, books, gift certificates, homemade noms….Yeah I’m pretty easy…oh and pj’s…me lova da pjs!
I’m pretty much responsible for all my own gifts, so I just buy stuff I want, wrap it and put it under the tree, and pretend to be surprised. 😉
For my family and friends, Christmas is either a hollow and forced tradition(Family) or a time to have an excuse to give/demand things with a smirk(friends). So when it comes to family, I just say “Forgo the gift, just give me money to spend on things at a later date.” It works out better than getting a mountain of ill-fitting garments.
my wish list
mass effect 3 to come out sooner
I know people who are hard to shop for at christmastime, my parents. I dunno if it’s true with you guys as well. Thoughts JB?
Sadly this is yet another thing you and I have in common besides our first name. Almost every game or movie I want I reserve months in advance. Sadly though it can some times come back to bite me. Right now my wife is hiding my copy of Assassin’s Creed Revelations until Christmas… even though I was the one that picked it up at midnight!
Now where did she hide that frickin thing…….
After Black Friday, my family makes me take a reluctant vow that I won’t order anything fun for myself without consulting with them first, on pain of . . . pain.
Got my first head thump Saturday over Zoe Sharp’s latest novel — won’t be released in the US in hardcopy until January, but it’s in eBook now. . . I was just looking at it . . . with my credit card in my hand . . .
Yay! JB and Cornfather banter has returned! c:
I envy jefbot being able to get what he wants. Meanwhile I lost all of my Christmas shopping money to medical expenses this year. 🙁
Meh, I always get money… around 200€ – 300€ (german here, btw)
Since I live on my own I prefer to receive money that I can flexible spend into things that just come into need…
like paying a plumber or fixing my car…
I also buy little gifts for my relatives, but mostly crafting them by myself…
like LED-lamps or hifi systems…
the most expensive thing that I ever build as a gift was a tesla-coil-music-system for my 16yo cousin…
my aunt and uncle hated it, but still allowed him to set it up in their garden…
the perfect noise-attack for their neighbors >:]
and also a nice gimmick for every BBQ…