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¡Viva la Carnival! Happy Mardi Gras.

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, March 3, 2014

It has been a quiet weekend for news. Just a reminder, you can send any news pertaining to webcomics to HippieVan and me.

I spent Sunday evening watching the Oscars as anyone who has lived in the entertainment capital of the world is morally obligated to do. There were no surprises for winners that had not been predicted earlier in the day. Now that awards season is over, I need to remind myself to avoid the movie theaters for the next two months.

Then I realised that tomorrow was my favorite celebration–Carnival, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday! Now, whether Carnival is a strictly religious holiday or a day reserved for the biggest party of the year makes no difference because it is so fun. It is a day to indulge. In the United States, New Orleans has the market cornered for having parades and distributing beaded necklaces. Brazil is the largest South American country to celebrate Carnival with floats and fantastic feathered costumes. Once when I was younger, I was down in New Orleans, Louisiana, around this time and a float passing by threw three full bags of plastic beads in my direction.

Did you spend the weekend watching the Academy Awards? Do you live in an area that celebrates Mardi Gras as a major event? Please comment below, I really like comments!

Next week, I will begin posting interviews with comic creators in the newsposts starting with Flinto, creator of the featured comic, Restaurante Macoatl!

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BearinOz at 3:55PM, March 3, 2014

Well my nearest Mardi Gras is, of course, Sydney -the gay version. At _leastL equally colorful! B-) ...I won't be there, tho'!

Banes at 3:02PM, March 3, 2014

That is a sweet pic and a cool mask! Much as I love movies and awards and all that (I used to bet in Oscar pools, even!), I haven't watched the Oscars in several years. Not sure why. Just can't muster the interest. I also work Sunday nights, but in the past I'd have taken Oscar night off. Ah, well. I guess I've gotten more interested in series. And slightly older movies. And obscure stuff that's almost too shlocky to coexist in a universe that contains the Oscars.

KimLuster at 6:58AM, March 3, 2014

Ahhh Mardi Gras! Makes me think of New Orleans! I try to make at least one pilgrimage to New Orleans a year. Love that City! Yeah, it's dirty in lots of places, crime-ridden in others, but for History, Architecture, and Unique Culture there's no other U.S. City like it. I'll miss this years Mardi Gras but I think I'll be able to make a visit this summer.

Tantz_Aerine at 6:41AM, March 3, 2014

Great cover pic indeed! I did watch the oscars for the first time in years. Can't say I was moved much. :/ Here carnival season (two weeks' worth) is just finished! Today is 'Clean Monday' {or cleansing Monday? depends on your choice of translation) which marks the end of carnival season and the beginning of the 40 day Lent. Yesterday was the 'mardi gras', as the last day of the carnival season, complete with parades and floats and stuff. Today we fly kites, and eat things that contain or are cooked in oil (like beans, eggplant salad, halva and so on) and milk, meat or eggs are forbidden. The little kids though go fly their kites in costume, heh heh.

Abt_Nihil at 6:36AM, March 3, 2014

I agree with Oz! ^_^ And for the first time in three years, I did not watch the awards - there just didn't seem to be enough potentially interesting things that could have happened, and when I got up today I found out... they actually didn't (for me it's also a decision whether I wanna stay up the whole night or not). The last entertaining academy awards show I watched was when Hugh Jackman was hosting - he was marvelous! Here in Germany, it's currently Carnival season, which means parades and plenty of occasions for dressing up and being even more silly than usual :p (Oh, and thanks for the "renaissance man" in one of your previous newsposts, Kawaii :3)

Ozoneocean at 4:53AM, March 3, 2014

I love the masquerade illustration Kawaii! great cover pic!

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