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I get a lot of questions in my e-mail every day, and after a while, I started to get the same questions over and over again. Now, mind you, I don't mind getting the questions, I just don't like responding repeatedly with the same answer. So, here are some of the more frequently asked questions. I will be updating this as time goes on, and I'll let you know about it when I do.

Q: Do you really have all those swords?
A: Well, yes and no. I do have the Claymore and the Buster Sword, but the Master Sword was made solely for a bit in the comic. I'm sure one of these days I'll be able to get one, but for the time being the Master Sword is purely fictional. I actually have quite a few other swords as well, some of which may come into the comic, some of which may not. I've done counts from time to time, and as far as I know, I have something like 20 swords. But that's neither here nor there. (And I swear to god, PLEASE stop e-mailing me asking me if I really have the Master Sword. It wasn't funny then, and it's not funny now.)

Q: Where did you get that Buster Sword??
A: From SwordsOnline.com, which I have linked on my main page. They make it themselves, so if you want one, you'll have to get it exclusively through them. They have a new one out as of the time of this writing, as well as a sheath to put it in. Very spiffy.

Q: I'm trying to start a webcomic of my own - can you give me any advice?
A: Um, not really. To be honest, I don't think I could give you any advice I myself would follow. I don't follow any sorts of rules or stick to any guideline, I never asked anyone what I should be doing...I simply took what I had and ran with it, and hoped people would enjoy it. There's only a few things I keep in mind when I create a strip.

1) I watch my languange. Not because I think it's bad or anything...I swear around my friends. But I personally feel that I have a wider appeal if people of all ages can read it rather than simply people over the age of 16 or 18 or whatever. I don't want to be called a bad influence on some kid, you know? And besides...my mom reads the strip. I try to keep my content along the same lines as well. Basically, if you can hear it on the television or radio, I'll feel comfortable putting it in my strip, though I'd have to say I try to keep it a lot tamer than the television.

2) Make SURE to update on time. Don't do one strip, make a site, put it online, and then hope you can keep up. Make sure you can stick to a schedule, be it M-F, M,W,F, T,T,S, whatever... before I started doing Real Life, I did two weeks of strips in advance. Not just to create a "buffer" (which I promptly ate through), but to get myself into the habit of working on the strip. I needed to make sure I could keep up the ongoing activity of making a strip every day. I've taken a few breaks, but on the whole I've been able to keep up a pretty good schedule. (Not as good as some, though...I talked with Jeff Darlington (GPF) at the comic con a few years ago...the crazy bugger has strips done months in advance. The man is a drawing juggernaut. I'm happy if I can get a few days done in advance.)

Q: How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie-roll center of a tootsie-pop?
A: Exactly 42. Did you really have to ask?

Q: When will we be able to buy Real Life books or comic books?
A: Books? Hell yes. Comic Books? Probably not. The Real Life first year collection should be out by the time this goes live, although it may have a week or two more, depending on how slackerish I am. :) I've had to revise this FAQ, because the first version was written a few years ago, when I had no leads on a book whatsoever. That's going to change, obviously. :)