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"sandpaper for the eyes"--Jeff Bent       "...I am now pretty mesmerized"--Jason Turner    "CRAP!!!"--D.J. Coffman      "Good story going on there."--Jeff Skinner       "i am about ten times more into this story than i thought i was."--John Campbell      "...makes me wonder what's going to happen next."--Paul Gadzikowski      "...get a font that looks more pleasing or comic-booky."--Robin Bougie      "He's another almost completely underrated contestant."--John Hill      "Definitely the best set of anthro stories I've come across"--"Adie Spiffystuff"     "Yeah, Mike Payne should have this thing sewn up by 2045"--Tim Hulsizer     "Ow!! My Eyes!!!"--Scott Ruggels

This is chapter five of Book XVI, Boundless. For earlier stories, visit our Table of Contents! The Horizontal The Vertical

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     Daily Grind, my attempt to replicate the radio serials of the 1930s and '40s--things like Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and The Shadow and most especially I Love a Mystery--as a daily webcomic full of talking animals, is brought to you courtesy of the Daily Grind Comics Challenge--or whatever it's actually called: "Men of Iron" figures into it, I seem to recall, so I'm guessing they're all Howard Pyle fans. And since the above website's been completely dismantled at this point, I can call it whatever I want now!

     Have I made a reference to the whole "'Come into my parlor,' said the spider to the fly" thing yet? If I have, OK. But if I haven't, pretend that I'm making it here in this paragraph.

     More next week!

     For years and years now, I've been putting the comic up on this page over at WebComicsNation as a sort of a back-up, but alas, the site seems to have vanished. So I'll be using this Blogspot page as the back-up.

     I've also removed the link to the former forum from the space below the comic since nearly everything at talkaboutcomics.com seems to have vanished. All very mysterious!

     If you're looking for more stories by me, may I suggest my two new novels? Morning, Noon & Night, inspired by the current My Little Pony cartoon show, has all the talking animal swashbuckling adventure you can shake a stick at if that's your idea of fun, while Neighbors tells the story of a young man with a degenerative neurological condition who discovers that he can now communicate with animals.

     And there's always the option of visiting my Amazon Author page, too. I've got about a dozen of my previously published short stories for sale over there. I also have the eleventh story about Cluny the Sorceress Squirrel, a thing called "Beasts and Monsters," available now in vol. 31 of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword & Sorceress anthology, and at long, long last--15 years in the making!--Rat's Reputation, the novel that the publisher is calling a "companion volume" to my first book, The Blood Jaguar, is available for purchase! Woot, I say! Great steaming platefuls of woot!

     May I also point out the Daily Grind page on TVTropes? Whoever's been doing all the work over there lately, thank you!

     Oh, and even though I've pretty much abandoned the old LiveJournal page, I'll still be doing the Daily Grind for the Weekly Reader thing every Saturday, stacking the previous week's strips on one page for folks who'd rather get a bigger chunk of the story at one sitting without all that tedious mouse clicking. That'll be on the aforementioned Hyniof Blogspot page, and that's also where folks can go to subscribe to an RSS feed for both Daily Grind and Terebinth. Ah, technology...

     Or if you're looking for something completely different, I'll suggest my Facebook page. I have very little idea what the whole point of Facebook is, but I was looking for somewhere to post random poetry...

     The StatCounter at the bottom of the page there's fairly new as well. The other one I was using kept disappearing and even began going backward at one point, so we'll see how this one works out....

     For more on me and the origins of this comic, please check out the Archive page. TerebinthFeel free also to check out the other online comics that I enjoy, including my other webcomic, Terebinth. I've been getting it into order lately, but it's still got, what, 60 or so semi-regular comics on it? All numbers quoted here are, of course, approximate. As is just about everything else associated with this web site.