Don't Hit Save https://donthitsave.com The webcomic that dares to take on the gritty world of software, technology, and indie game development (by Jeff Lofvers). en-us Why Comics Fall Behind Sat, 03 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 https://donthitsave.com/comic/2020/10/03/treading-water

Welcome back!

I feel like I haven’t seen you since the beginning of September. I’m sure it’s because you checked the site wrong. I certainly didn’t go back and fill in 3 comics in the last few hours. You should probably check that you read everything, just in case.

In some completely unrelated comic news, the ol’ work/life balance has been incredibly off balance for a month. It will likely continue... [read more]

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Dumbster Fire Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 https://donthitsave.com/comic/2020/09/26/dumbster-fire

I don't think I've heard anyone say "surf the web" since the 90s.

It's time to bring that back.

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5 Years Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 https://donthitsave.com/comic/2020/09/19/5-years

How the hell is this comic five years old? Why am I still making this? What am I doing with my life?!?

Well, I suppose I might as well celebrate. And there's no better way that I can think of than to slap together a quick review of the past year's comics like I do every year. Let's do this!

My favorite comics

  1. Keep At It
    This is possibly my favorite comic... [read more]

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    If I ever missed a comic, and then went back weeks later to fill in the gap, I would certainly add new art.

    I wouldn’t drag Janet’s arm off the side of the panel, and pass off a shrunken Jeff hand as Janet’s.

    Because my readers would be able to tell.

    And I have too much respect for their comic reading experience.

    And I would never be late on a comic.

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    Guess What I Bought Sat, 05 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 https://donthitsave.com/comic/2020/09/05/guess-what-i-bought

    Whelp, I just came the closest to death I’ve been in months.

    Shannon and I took Gozer for a walk around the neighborhood (Shannon is my wife, Gozer is the dog). The neighborhood is hilly and suburban, without any sidewalks. We traveled up and down streets and wound around a graveyard, then continued up a hill. When we reached the right combination of hot and bored, we made a U-turn and began our journey back. Not long after turning around, we stood on a bridge overlooking our... [read more]

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    Friends And Family Sat, 29 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 https://donthitsave.com/comic/2020/08/29/friends-and-family

    This week, we finally got Bill & Ted 3!

    I watched it today. I liked it. I always enjoyed those movies, and this one fits right in. It was hopeful, charming, and optimistic. Definitely in my top 3 Bill & Ted movies. I don't want to spoil anything, so here are a few quick thoughts:

    If you haven't seen the previous movies, watch those first. They hold up fairly well (aside from a few lines of dialogue), and the second has some incredible twists and turns. I typically... [read more]

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    Scary Dream Sat, 22 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 https://donthitsave.com/comic/2020/08/22/scary-dream

    When I was 13, I tried to submit artwork to MAD magazine.

    Here’s what their rejection letter looked like.

    (I wrote this news before I had an idea for a comic)

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    Thumbs Up Sat, 15 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 https://donthitsave.com/comic/2020/08/15/thumbs-up

    I'm writing this on the internet. That means I'm required by law to mention Star Wars on a regular basis.

    There's a minor spoiler for Return of the Jedi coming up. If you haven't seen it, watch the movie and then come back so you know what I'm talking about.

    Near the end of the film Vader has a chat with Luke Skyhopper or whatever. He asks Luke to help take his hat off. He says something along the lines of,

    “Luke, help me get this mask... [read more]

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    Shoppin' Sat, 08 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 https://donthitsave.com/comic/2020/08/08/shopping

    Here is a poem I wrote in high school. I think it's particularly relevant to today's world:

    Eyeballs

    Eyeballs are gross
    And sort of wet
    They bounce really well
    And make a great pet

    Eyeballs are white
    And really round
    Give them a mash
    And “pop” is the sound

    Eyeballs are small
    And they come in pairs[read more]

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    Word Back Sat, 01 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 https://donthitsave.com/comic/2020/08/01/word-back

    If you read last week’s comic, or last week’s news, you know I was expecting a hurricane. That hurricane (thankfully) decided to dodge us at the last second.

    Landfall or no, we still had a considerable about work to do to prepare our home. We disassembled the table outside, tied things down, and brought in all of my wife’s plants from the porch.

    Once inside, the plants were calming to look at and quite pleasant smelling. A few confused lizards that had been... [read more]

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