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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Minions #286 - Lost Patrol

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Stand by, following the usual strap-hanging for an abrupt stop by your Minion Master!

  Your interminable wait is important to us. To serve you better, a supervisor may feed the representative assigned to serve you to the razor monkeys just before they can answer your call. It's just one more way of saying, "we care, just not about you."

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Belated greetings, Minions fans!

Sorry we've been missing-in-action the last week and a half.  We had a family tragedy which I will not bring you all down by going into, but trust to say that it was bad.

Mrs. Minion Master and I are fine (physically, anyway) though, and despite our neighbor's efforts to drop a 70 foot spruce on us (I blame the Forces of Good) the lair is intact as well.  So we will be working on restoring our battered psyches, and working on Minion at Work is exactly the kind of fun distraction I need in these troubled times.  So hopefully, as summer  winds down, I'll be going back into serious photo-shoots again, and adding some nifty upgrades to the Minion apparatus.  And hopefully there will be no more unplanned disruptions of our schedule.

So, sadness for us, fun for you!  It's just the way that evil works...

- Minion Master Steve
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Minions #285 - Baby Gripes

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Greetings, Suckers!

As you read this, we'll hopefully be in (or near-to) Reno for the World Science Fiction convention, where Mrs. Minion Master and I will be appearing on convention programming.  If you're there, be sure to drop by our panels and say "hi."  Bring money.

Speaking of, we have a couple of new ebooks to hawk this one, and one of them is written by my CAT!  But trust me, this cat is EVIL!

If you or anyone you know aspires to be a writer, the World's Worst Literary Agent, Sydney T, Cat (because anybody can print up cards and call themselves an agent, even a cat!) will show you (by bad example) how bad-agents can break your spirit, steal your money, and wreck your career! Learn, laugh, and enjoy the illustrations (oooh, cat pictures!). $4.99 is a bargain!

Or, for a buck, you can read my latest short-story release, "Boldly Reimagined!"

The pitch:

When Diana Mallock is oldest writer, and only woman, hired to write for a new TV show "boldly reimagining" Jason and the Argonauts for a modern audience, she has no idea what she's getting into. She's brought late to the writer's room party, and the wild ideas are already flying.

Soon the show has morphed into a sci-fi show titled "Jason and the Stargonauts," and she can already feel herself being eased out the door by the all-boy-writers-club...

But Diana likes her new home, and has decided to fight for her job with every skill and dirty trick she's got. She has some wild ideas of her own, and the "boys" won't know what hit them.

Before the dust has settled, heads will roll, roles will reverse, genders will swap, alliances will be forged and broken, and science-fiction television will never be the same again!

Come on back next week, when the Minions will be there, but I maybe won't be!

                                                                                   - Minion Master, Steve

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Monday, August 08, 2011

Minions #284 - Door Jam!

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Greetings, Door Knockers!

We're leaving next weekend for Reno and the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention (Renovations).  Mrs. Minion Master and I will be appearing on programming there over the following weekend.  But don't worry, I've got cartoons lined up, so service here should be uninterrupted.

I've made one important (but still untested) experimental change this week.  If you check the sidebar to the right, you'll see a new "Follow Minions at Work by Email" box.  This is a new automated reminder system that hopefully will replace the old Yahoo email reminder list, which I've gotten quite sloppy about updating lately.  However, I haven't had a chance to fully test it, and so far as I know, I'm the only person actually signed up for it so far.  You're welcome to try it yourself though.  Just enter your email, and you'll receive a confirmation email that you'll need to respond to.  Then, thereafter, you'll get -- something, I'm not sure what -- in your email every time I make a new post here.  I don't know if you'll just get a link, or some version of the actual post, or what.  I'll let you know, after I try it out by making THIS post...

Come on back here next week!  I won't be here, but the Minions will!

- Minion Master, Steve

(P.S. - I just HATE it when a cartoon goes up, and then a few hours later I notice a big ol' glaring typo in the caption.  Yes, I DO know the difference between "Here" and "Hear," but it was LATE!  EVIL KNOWS NO CURFEW!  Anyway, fixed now.)

(P.P.S. - I still don't know what happens with the new email system because I didn't get anything when this originally posted.  Perhaps it was too soon for things to be working properly, or perhaps my message is stuck in a spam filter somewhere and I just haven't found it yet.  In any case, if you've signed up an it DID work, I'd appreciate a report in the comments section.  Thanks!)

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Monday, August 01, 2011

Minions #283 - Management Plugger

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Greetings, Jar Heads!

I just this minute realized I made a big mistake a couple weeks ago, what with all the vacation related confusion, and ran the same cartoon twice!  What's worse, I ran the same cartoon twice only a month after it had first run!  Yes, Minions at Work #277 and #281, same cartoon!  But what's REALLY sad is that nobody noticed and called me on it!  PAY MORE ATTENTION!  Somebody has to, because I obviously haven't lately.

See you guys next week back here at the lair!

               - Minimal Minion Master Steve

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