Ep. 21, Page 98

smbhax on April 18, 2014

I'm a little late on this but did you know A* is five years old? Yep, the first episode—in its original, silent, animated form—went online on March 18th, 2009 (so I'm about a month late in remembering this ; ). Five years! That's a pretty long time! All I can say is thank you everyone for reading this little story, it definitely wouldn't still be puttering along without its loyal readers. Hugs all around!!! : DD
Speaking of thanking people, here's a reward sketch that went out in the mail a week or so ago to a reader who's supporting A* through Patreon:

It's TMI Friday! Man did I have an interesting day:
- I got a phishing phone call! My phone showed a weird incoming number (“1 (03”—which is maybe part of an international calling code or something?), and when I answered, a computerized voice instantly kicked in, saying they were sorry (no mention who they were) but my card (no mention which card) had just been suspended, dial “1” to connect to their call center or something to rectify it. Well this sounded like a hoot, so I hit “1” and pretty much the same voice came back and said to hit “1” (again : P) to get the card reinstated, or “2” to hang up. Sweet menu system, guys. So I hit “1” again. THEN we got to the meat of it: “Please enter your 16-digit account number.” Uh-huh, suuuuure. : P Anyway I'd never gotten one of those so that was fun.
- I got yet another temporary member card and membership application in the mail from the AARP! They've been after me to join up for oh at least five years now. Is this normal? I'm 1.2 billion seconds old, which is to say, midway through age 39. : P It would be pretty sweet to get AARP discounts at like restaurants and stuff but I think I might get strange looks. : PP
- I tweaked a back muscle of some sort earlier in the day as I tried to pose for Selenis' picture in today's page. Feeling better now, but I guess I'm not quite in shape for swimsuit season yet. I'd better get on that, time is running out! : o