JEFBOT.492_After the Empireon February 1, 2013 at 12:06 am
Looks like something in bot switched off (“Oh, switch off!”) after the events of the previous strip, but will his love of Star Wars remain dimmed? Probably not, but he (and I) will need more info before fully committing to the new film.
When I was a kid, I probably could have freed up as much time as bot here by giving up my preoccupation with Star Wars. Nowadays, my addiction is creating JEFbot, since I work on it most waking hours and I don’t see giving up on it anytime soon. I think the addiction I had before that was video games, which I don’t get to play as much anymore but which I plan to get back to a bit more now that Ni no Kuni has been released!
So what’s the addiction you harbor that, if given up, could free up a ton of your time? Video games? TV? The Internet? Sound off in the comments!
First, I hope.
yep, the first comment is yours, Calvin! which means you’ve achieved the Shades of Firsting. congrats and wear them well: these have x20 digital and x10 optical magnification for all your ship-in-a-bottle building and bonsai pruning needs:
I’m happy I have a new day every week as well. 🙂
heh. enjoy it while it lasts, Calvin! there’s always another time suck around the corner. 😉
Blast! Caught off guard!
doh! you’re still the only BOTreader who has gotten the Shades twice in a row this year, TCG, so you’re still ahead. 🙂
Damnit! I missed the shades again….
Well if you do have too much free time, you can always spend it on helping the world or somthing. Charity and stuff. It is axtually fun at the same time. C:
My addiction is probably the internet, mostly youtube and facebook but also webcomics… If I gave them up I could probably start an author career, since I have some stories in my head waiting to get written. But of course, my fingers automatically write facebook or youtube in the search box and I get almost catatonic (is that spelled right?) for two hours…
i’m very very happy that one of your addictions is webcomics, DressesAreStupid! keeps guys and gals like me making ’em!
Some people think it’s “anti-social” to be on the internet all the time. Maybe in their eyes it’s like that, but when you are connected to the rest of the world and can communicate with them, it isn’t as anti-social as you think.
free time would be nice, DAS – as would helping charities and stuff – but after losing my job, most of my time is spent working on JEFbot and trying to make it a viable thing! sadly, i don’t share the amount of free time bot has, but if i gave up all my addictions, i just might!
I come back after all these months and miss the shades. Sad psychic.
hey, Psynapse! you’re back and you have a shiny new avatar and everything! and you only missed the Shades by thatmuch.
Losing it would free up 5-6 hours of my day.
i remember when i had that much time to watch anime, ROM! loved every minute of it! (well, mostly.)
NOOO I’ve had a tab open for over an hour and I never thought to refresh. D: We need some like secret code message so you can give me a heads up on your next comic!!
Nothing says adventure like a ship in a bottle.
And for Ni No Kuni let me know how it is! I want to get it but after playing the demo I think I’ll wait till the price drops, I’m waiting on Bioshock to come out. If it ever does.
i’ve only played a little of Ni no Kuni (and it looks like it’s a HUUUUUGE game) but it’s amazing so far. seriously one of the best looking games i’ve ever seen. if you like JRPGs (and i know you dig Pokémon) you’ll like it.
yes! refreshing is key, Natalie! just keep hitting F5. and i will try and send you a psychic link the next time i upload a comic. 😀
The demo was pretty fun. I’m just not sure if its worth the $60, and the lack of mula is a good reason not to buy it too.
So F5 is the key.. hmm. Okay, I’ll be waiting!
i think it’s $5 less if you buy it as a PSN download, and i bet if you wait a couple months it’ll be on sale for $40 if you wanna save money. but if it looks cool to you and you can afford it, do so! i’m hoping it does well enough that the developers decide to bring the DS version to the States. 😀
Internet and of tumblr, testing and tea. My three loves. There is also books but that’s an expensive habit. Not that tea is inexpensive when teavanna exists >< I don't play games nearly enough anymore. I mostly just use my consoles for Netflix :/ the next game I'm really looking forward to, doesn't come out til March. Wooo BioShock Infinite: Ultimate Songbird edition!
i’m really thinking about getting my tumblr site going, Dj, to post sketches and stuff. of course, there are a lot of things i want to do, so we’ll see how much i actually have time for.
and i’ve been on a coffee kick lately but i loooove tea! and i concur: Teavana’s pretty awesome. love their white teas, especially their asian pear and youthberry.
and, yes: BioShock Infinite is on my list, too. can’t wait for that one.
internet, especially FaceBook (and FB Games…)
I used to read books so much.…
Hear, hear. Just replace facebook with webcomics and i totally get what you mean.
yay for webcomics, dralou! 😀
i was addicted to Facebook for a while but now i rarely even check in, Vik-Thor! i gotta remedy that. and i’m trying to read more since my book pile keeps growing. just picked up The Name of the Wind again.
Why not do what I do and put a stop to purchasing books until you read the ones you have. After that, you can sell those books to make space for new ones.
i think i have enough unread books to keep me reading until 2030, minimum. of course, i could save a lot of money by not purchasing any new ones until then…
I guess going to work doesn’t count as something I can remove from my life to free up some time?
Writing has always occupied most of my free time. I only play games at night when I’m too tired to write or on the weekends what I have nothing interesting to write. I read a lot too.
Actually, now that I really think about it, Football on Sunday’s takes up a lot of my time, even though I’m an Eagles fan I do love watching any game that’s not Eagles related. I could spend all day watching The Red Zone, which shows every touchdown and big play from every game as it happens so yeah, I’d say if I could give up Football on Sundays I’d have a lot of free time.
no, sadly – work doesn’t count as something you can remove, TPC. although, i’ve been busier than ever since losing my office job! (but it’s a good kind of busy and i love working now. heheh.)
I used to play Warcraft. A LOT.
I stopped playing Warcraft and now I make a comic in that time. 🙂
nice! i used to be a big Warcraft player too, Bill Murphy. i think it was right before i started working on JEFbot! 😀
Work. If I could give up my obsessive need for perfection, I could play video games again. I could read books, and have hobbies again.
I… I could have leave the house… have a life, again…
you can do it, Kate! all those hobbies are just waiting for you!
I don’t the need to obsess over movies like tha-
OH MY GOSH DOCTOR WHO NEWS.
heheh. i’ve fallen woefully behind on Doctor Who, GG11! (i know: for shame.) once i catch up on some other shows and clear some space on my DVR i’ll get back into it. 🙂
I used to read…until my son gave me all sorts of addictive games..planting them everywhere! First, there were gifts of hand-held games. Then, he put them in my computer. Now, he’s entered them into my phone! I am never w/o games to play… hence, little time for reading or any other hobbies!
I’m glad my phone doesn’t support any of the PC games I’m already obsessed with. Otherwise, my family would probably either go hungry or eat my catatonic body.
yes, best to stay away from those addictive, obsessive games, E. A. Setser. especially if your family’s prone to going rabid.
i don’t know what (or who) you’re talking about, Mombot! i just know it sounds like you need an iPad so you can transition from games to books with a flick of your finger… 😉
My addiction… Ehm… Star Wars?
well then, may the Force be with you, Maryz. always.
Thx, I suppose, Im still in denial stage…
we’ll see. there’s still a chance the next trilogy could be awesome and woo me back, so keep the faith!
Aren’t you supposed to leave bonsais alone? I know some folks freak out if you prune them…
some you do, some you don’t, Rebekah. i don’t have much experience with ’em, but i had a friend that used to prune and bind his all the time.
That’s hilarious. Of course you’re perfect at all of your hobbies!
awww… thanks for that, FunnyShaffer! :”)
i don’t feel i’ve perfected anything yet, but i do feel i’m getting better and better the more i work on ’em!
I spend too much time playing Facebook games. I don’t get into the Villes, Wars, and other “get a bunch of people to click here and hope something good happens.” I go for the puzzle and card games. If it wasn’t for those, I’d get a lot more stuff done.
i’ve fortunately been able to avoid Facebook games, E. A. Setser, although i was playing a lot of Mafia Wars for a while, and i do play Bejeweled Blitz a few times a week from my phone. i hear there’s a monster collecting FB game that’s awesome, so i’m trying not to get too curious about it.
I’d say giving up reading would give me more free time. Of course if I gave up reading, then I’d just use the extra time to daydream.
i think daydreaming and reading are both worthwhile uses of your time, 52pickup!
Oh, to have an extra day in the week. But if I did, I’m sure I would spend much of it on my obsession, so that doesn’t really help now, does it? I know you already know my obsession is all things yarny. I hope to do a bit more spinning since I have been neglecting that aspect of fiber lately.
Ship-in-a-Bottle building is not a past time I would have guessed JefBot would be into. The other two I guess I can see to some extent, but they still seem pretty foreign too. How did you come up with these three choices for JefBot to take up now that he is no longer obsessed with Star Wars? Are they things you have any interest in?
heh. at least you have something to show at the end of the day when exercising your obsession, Shanna! i wish i had your yarn-slinging skills; would be fun for me to bring some of my 2D characters to life. (as you’ve already done so expertly with Mu!)
as for bot’s new pastimes: the ship-in-a-bottle is there just because it’s so absurd it made me laugh to draw it. the kite reminds me of when i was a kid so it’s bot getting back to his botling roots. the bonsai is just him getting in touch with his japanese heritage, and something i’ve always wanted to get into.
Yeah, if I could wean myself off fanfic, I would have an embarrassing amount of extra time to actually be, you know, productive. Hmmm . . .
i’m trying to stay away from fanfic, Sarah W, as it would probably consume me! too much cool/interesting/weird/crazy/scary/awesome stuff there. pandora’s box, so to speak. still, maybe someday.
Another day in the week. I don’t know what I would do with it.
i’d settle for a few more hours in the day, GB. 🙂
Sleep!!! If I could give up sleep, I’d have more time to do all the things I want to!
Unfortunately, since that’s not possible (my brain strenuously objects to my current lack-of-sleep schedule as it is. My brain is *such* a wuss!), I suppose it would have to be the internet — or, more specifically, webcomics; of which I have about 150+ bookmarked. Of course, a lot of those are going to get pared down in the coming months because they’re approching the “haven’t updated in six months” mark and will get deleted when they do.
(BTW: I didn’t know you built models! [Or is that just your comic self?] My own model-building activities have taken a bit of a hit time-wise, but I still get in a session here and there when I can.)
i’m so torn cuz i love to sleep but wish i could do without it at the same time, r61! ugh. and being sleep deprived sucks, as you know.
funny, i’ve noticed a lot of webcomics going under lately. i wonder what’s up with that trend?
and i don’t build ship-in-a-bottle models but i did used to buy/build/paint Robotech and military planes a long time ago. kinda miss the zen of it.
In case it’s not obvious from my previous posts to this site, one of my favorite hobbies is rock climbing. I also read comics and books and play older style video games. I also find throwing knives to be enjoyable and tend to go through quite a few cardboard targets in a month. (My landlady urged me not to engage in this hobby indoors.)
Recently, however, most of my non-work time was spent learning how to use my new computer and getting my new webcomic “Reaper’s Legacy” online by March.
heh. i can see why your landlady would not encourage your knife-throwing indoors, Rainey. love that your hobbies are so varied. i could use more physical hobbies, actually, just to keep my metabolism up. and make sure you remind us when your webcomic goes online!
The Sky Spy kite ‘Bot is flying in the second frame was my favorite as a kid. Wouldn’t mind having one for my daughter now. Thanks for a memory recall.