JEFBOT.482_The Christmas Bat VI_part 1on December 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm
[UPDATE 12/23/2012] The strip’s up and The Christmas Bat has (metaphorically, for now) taken flight! I always enjoy telling new stories of The Bat, even if they do tend to take much longer than a normal strip to produce – hence the lateness of this comic. Anyway, this storyline will be one of the biggest yet for the series, so sit back and enjoy as we see what our festive flying mammal gets up to this year!
Speaking of years, I don’t know how this is the sixth chapter in the history of The Christmas Bat!!! It doesn’t <em>seem</em> like this tradition has been going on for over five years now but it must be true! Or insanity has finally taken hold. If that’s the case, being crazy isn’t as bad as I feared.
If I don’t talk to you all before Tuesday, have a VERY, VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! And if you don’t celebrate the occasion, I wish you a VERY MERRY DAY regardless!
[12/21/2012] BOTreaders! The Christmas Bat is nigh! In other words, it’s taking me way longer than expected to finish the first episode of this year’s TCB strip but it’ll be up this weekend, so check back soon! Apologies for the delay.
In the meantime, catch up on The Christmas Bat strips of yore by clicking these convenient links:
And hooray for the world not ending today!
It’s that time of year again! Yay! And we’re alive! Yay!
i GAAASPed too, GG11! this year has flown by way too fast!
and check you out: you just achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear them well: these are the special Christmas Bat edition, where the left lens glows a deep crimson:
WAIT. SO THIS ISN’T A BLOG POST?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
THE OPPORTUNITY WAS SO OPEEEEEEEEN.
Season’s Greetings to you all!
The Doctor helped with the staying alive bit…I’m pretty sure.
FIRST ER MAH GERD
Probably, but I’m glad I don’t live in Great Britain right around now.
And congrats on the Shades.
HA HA HA! I’m Not The Only ONE! You know its really bad when the show points this out for you.
ha! many thanks to the Doctor!
Woo-hoo! Christmas Bat Time is the most wonderful time of the year!
(which probably says more about my psychological make-up than I had perhaps intended, but never mind)
i like what it says about your psychological make-up, Sarah W, so what does that say about mine? 😉
Ummm . . .
I swear it took me a minute to remember what the hell the Christmas Bat was. Of course it doesn’t help that you didn’t remember to remind us like you said you would. Of course looking though the comments of the old ones also reminded me of some of the people who seem to have just disappeared, like the evil empress Sonitan.
i needed reminding this year myself, Fijiman! and yes, i look upon those former BOTreaders with fondness (and wistfulness, too.) while i know some have moved on to other things and others have gotten too busy living their lives to comment, i fear the worst when it comes to Sonitan. if anyone knows anything, please send me an email.
I know Red was always having trouble with his computer overheating, so I’m guessing it must have finally melted on him.
hopefully we’ll see him again in the future then!
One can only hope.
*whistles 1989 Batman theme*
Man, U made my day.
brings back good memories, r61!
I hope the Christmas bat comes here this year, may just scare the crap out of my cat enough to leave the tree alone next year!
ha! you definitely don’t want TCB meeting up w/ any pets, Mallvaughn. your cat just might be leaving the tree alone – permanently – if that should happen!
Are you working in a real job now?
JEFbot is my “real job,” err… Gravatar?
(hmm… looks like your gravatar’s not working. make sure the address you put in the “E-mail” field here matches the one you register with an image at gravatar.com. you can put anything in the “Name” field once you’re all registered there.)
Indeed its that time of year again.
yup, yup! astonishingly, Maryz.
Hey Jeff, I’m a long time listener – first time caller. Just had to say I can’t believe the Christmas Bat has been a part of my yule tide tradition for over 5 years now. Where the hell did that time go!?! Anywhos, looking forward to more dysfunction from you in 2013, keep up the awesomeness! 😀
hey, Dandy! i’m happy the Christmas Bat inspired you to finally comment! and glad you’ve been with us and helped keep the Bat tradition alive now all this time. (i agree – where did all that time go???)
and, thanks – i’ll definitely be keeping up the dysfunction (and the awesomeness, with some luck) in 2013! 😀
The Christmas Bat! I’ve missed it, I’ll need to buy a bat for the tree one day.
Merry Christmas Jeff! Tell everyone I said hello and merry Christmas. (:
hopefully i’ll see you around the block, Nat, but if i don’t, i hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas, too!
[Kneeling in Ferengi posture of submission] Forgive me JefBot, for I have sinned. If you recall, I said a while back I hadn’t entered the world of smart phones. I have now acquired one in anticipation of needing it for pharmacy rotations latter next year, and I CAN’T STOP PLAYING WITH IT! You warned me about this, but I did not take heed. I submit myself to the punishment you shall assign.
p.s. my Mombot has acquired the exact same phone and I have to keep showing her how to use it.
ye gods!!! i tried to warn you, Bender_Sastre! but it is not for me to dole out punishment – your enslavement to your new tech shall be punishment enough. (penance shall also be paid by tutoring your mother as to the ways of the smartphone.) heheh.
that said, congrats! have fun now that you’ve sold your soul. >:)
I’m still here…just been really busy. What a great beginning for the new Christmas Bat episode! Worth waiting for! Merry Christmas, too!
i understand about busy, #1JF – i thought i’d have all the time in the world once i was working on JEFbot full time, but i think i have even less free time now! and i’m happy you felt the Bat was worth waiting for. 😀
Can’t sleep. Bat will get me. Can’t sleep. Bat will get me. :O
hope you survived Christmas, TCG. … TCG? … TCG!!!?
And we’ve been with you the whole time.
Happy Christmas to you Bot and the rest of the Harem and the bot’readers
woo! thanks, dj. and i concur: hope all you BOTpeeps had awesome Christmases and holidays!!! 😀
Merry Christmas everyone!
yep, yep! seconded!
These are probably my favourite part of reading this comic.
awww… thanks, Hootywho. i definitely enjoy makin’ these strips for you TCB fans! 😀
ZOMG!!!!! The Christmas Bat!!!!!! YAY!!!! *puts on footie pj’s and sets out cookies and milk for the Christmas Bat* Or maybe some grubs? What does he eat?
I hope all of you were one the Nice list. Good Morning Botiverse and Happy Christmas to you all a day late.
*hugs and kisses all around*
yay!!! glad you’re excited for the Christmas Bat’s return, Pixie! just set out any Christmas treats – he’ll devour anything with holiday cheer mixed in. 😉
(Rap beat in background)
Guess who’s back…
Bat is back….
Tell a friend…
i dig your beats, 52pickup! 🙂
I think the Christmas Bat eluded the RSS feed…
naughty bat! i’ll see if i can fix the feed, Insectoid.
He’s BAckT! Love the strip. Your attention to detail is impeccable! Merry Christmas!