Tapahtumia horiontissa


Sarjakuva on englanniksi, koska se sisältää kauheita anglismeja…
Tilastotiedettä //
”Parametreja ei voida määritellä singularitettien takia.” //
”Mitä… tuo edes tarkoittaa? Mikä on singulariteetti tilasto-ohjelmassa? Tarkoitan… eikö singularitetti eli tapahutmahorisontti ole se osa tai juttu mustassa aukossa, joka aiheuttaa päänsäryn kun sitä vain ajatteleekin?” //
”Tuolla se musta aukko on.” //
”Hei, singulariteetti, miksi sinä sotket minun tilastoanalyysini?” //
”En tiiä. Sinun kiusaamisesi on tavallaan mun juttu.” ”Se ei ole kovin kilttiä, eihän?” //
”Se on ihan näkökulmakysymys.” ”Hei!”
”…tai ehkä minä vain kysyn tilastotieteen opettajalta.”

Hyvästit Mayalle

Korkeasaaren eläintarhan nuori myskihärkänaaras Maya sairastui yllättäen ja piti lopettaa. Tämä on hyvin surullista, koska Maya oli geneettisesti arvokas yksilö, joka oli kovalla työllä saatu Venäläisestä eläintarhasta. Kaipaamaan jäivät puoliso Isak ja eläntarhan väki.
Korkeasaari Zoo’s young female muskox Maya got suddenly ill and had to be put down. This was very sad especially as Maya was a genetically valuable individual and getting her from a Russian zoo was a difficult task. Maya will be missed by her spouse Isak and the zoo staff.

Hauskaa tietoa myskihäristä: myskihärät eivät ole härkiä, eikä niillä ole myskirauhasia. Oikeasti ne ovat vuohieläimiä, ja myskimäinen haju johtuu niiden virtsasta.
Fun facts about muskoxen: they are not oxen and they don’t have musk glands. Muskoxen are related to goats, and the musk-like odour is caused by their urine.

Kuinka tapasin ystäväni


A note to my non-Finnish friends: in Finland, Valentine’s Day is known as
ystävänpäivä, friend’s day. It’s a day when you can celebrate your friendships, not just your romantic relationships.
“Right, it’s that time of the year again…” //
“According to the theme of the day I’m going to tell you…” //
“…how I met my friends. About, the way I remember it. Some of the people mentioned here I haven’t met in years, others have been my friends to this day. I’ve changed the names in this comic.” //
“First off, I’d like to apologise to those friends of mine who don’t appear in this comic. You are important to me but I don’t remember how we first met!” //
“And then to the point.” //
I met my first friend Elli when I was a couple of months old and she was a couple of hours. Our moms are old friends. And no, I don’t actually remember this!

“The first time I really remember making friends was in kindergarten. I was maybe five…” //
…and I had just gotten into a new group. (My hair started to curl when I was something like ten.) “Are you new in this group?” “Yes.” //
“My name is Katja.” “Kati.” “We have almost the same name!” //
“I guess we have the same name day, too.” “Yes! You want play with me?” We were the best friends for years. //
“The there was this boy, Ben, from the neighbouring house…” //
I don’t remember how we met but I do recall we didn’t get along… //
“This went on for some time, until one day…”

“Boo-hoo! Why did you bump into me?!” “You ran there yourself!” //
Our mothers came by: “Enough with that bickering!” “Indeed! Behave and be friends.” //
“Well, then…” “All right.” //
It led to other good things, too. “This is Mikaela from my building. Is it okay if she comes to play with us?” “Yeah, sure!” //
“Some of my best childhood memories are my adventured with Ben and Mikaela, and Mikaela and I were the best of friends for years…” //
“I don’t remember the first time I met Wiivu. I’ve been told we’ve met in some club when we were but toddlers…” //
“…but I remember very well how we really got to know each other on third grade, the first day after Christmas holidays.”

“Locked?” //
“Hey, get in from there!” //
“You can get in from the backyard in the morning, so you have to go there.” “Oh, okay.” //
“I didn’t know, I’m new in this school.” “Yes, you must be that Wiivu who’s coming to our class.” //
“How did you know my name?” “It says so in your bag.” “Oh.” //
“Wiivu and I ended up in the same middle school, too, and there we got to know new people… The first day I was still feeling a bit shy…” //
“That girl is sure good at drawing horses…” //
…but then, on about day four: “What are you doing, Snowhorse?” “This is Wiivu’s friend book.” //
“”—and kill all the bad guys with the light sword.” Shouldn’t it be lightsaber?”

“It’s a different thing but it could be lightsaber, too. Do you like Star Wars?” “Sure, Star Wars is the best!” //
“What other movies and books do you like?” “At least A Tale of Redwall…” “I like Redwall, too!” //
“Some of the greatest stories begin with other great stories. Then I went to high school.” //
And made quite a few new friends. “Were you on that concert?” “Yes, I was.” “Me too!” “Cool!” //
During my first week in high school I also got to know Mr Brony (who, at the time, had short hair). //
“You’ll pay for that!” “I know this guy. He means what he says.” “Oops.” //
So, I let him push me into the lake. //
“Mr Brony still claims that the threw me off the dock as a revenge, but believe me when I say this: I LET him do it!” //

“The most unbelievable meeting happened in the summer of 2011 in a workshop where we made owl dolls. I started talking with the person next to me…” //
“What was the next step again…?” “I think you need to glue that…” //
“Have you seen many owls in the nature?” “No, just a couple of tawny owls.” “I’ve seen an eagle owl once.” //
“But maybe I’ll see more of them soon as I begin studying biology at the university.” “What? You’re starting in biology at the university this autumn?” “Yes, how so?” //
“Because I’m a biology fresher, too!” “No way! Awesome!” //
“That really was the craziest occurrence ever – and that we started to talk about out studies! A couple of years later I went to St Andrews as an exchange student, and I really didn’t know anyone.” //
On the first night… “They said there’d be free pizza here…” //
“Hi, I’m Rikku. Who are you?” “Huh? I’m Kati, an exchange student from Finland.”

“Cool! This is Ezra, we just met each other, too.” “Hello.” “Hi. (All I wanted was to get some pizza and then go to bed…)” //
“Luckily though, I met Rikku and Ezra again later on when I wasn’t quite so tired…” //
On the second night… “The word is there are free hamburgers on the backyard today.” //
“Should I try and get to know people? I don’t really know anyone yet, and I’ve forgotten the names of the people I met yesterday…” //
“These people behind me look like they don’t really know each other… Maybe…” //
“Hi, I’m Kati, an exchange student from Finland and I don’t know anyone.” “Awesome! We’re exchange students too. I’m Sunshine, from USA.” “And I’m Whale, from Germany. We just met each other.” //
“We talked and went to see stars together – there is a comic from autumn 2015 about that in this blog.” //
I met Mudkip a couple a days later when my corridor had a kitchen meeting. “Hi, I’m Topi.” “I’m Mary.” “My name is Mudkip.” “I am Kati.” //

Nothing very special happened there – maybe the fact that we both were nerdy biologists just drew us together. “This guy has a nerdy aura…” “Do you like sci-fi?” //
“And then there was Jimothy. I think he was a friend of Mudkip’s first, they had started talking on some lecture or something…” //
We had been sitting in the same table over meals for weeks without really paying attention to each other until one day… //
“Thanks to whoever said the magic words! If there’s anything I’ve learned it’s that a friendship can begin almost anywhere…” //
“To all my friends, both those who appeared in this comic and those I can’t remember how we met… Happy friend’s day! And THANK YOU for being my friends. Without you there’d be something very, very, very important missing from my life.”


”Me emme lopeta leikkimistä koska vanhenemme, vaan vanhenemme, koska lopetamme leikkimisen.” – George Bernard Shaw
”We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Vastauksia 7: Tohtori, eikä mitään muuta!


Lääkäri (substantiivi): ihmisten sairauksia tunnistava ja hoitava, siihen koulutuksen saanut ja lääketieteen lisensiaatin tutkinnon suorittanut terveysammattilainen (Wikisanakirja).
Samankaltaisia sanoja: muurari, mekaanikko, sukkulankuljettaja, insinööri, taikuri, ihmeidentekijä.

Doctor (noun): A physician; a member of the medical profession; one who is trained and licensed to heal the sick (Wiktionary).
Similar words: bricklayer, escalator, mechanic, moon shuttle conductor, engineer, magician, miracle worker.

”Jimothy kysyy: ”Mitä muuta tohtori McCoy on kuin lääkäri?”” (Luin kysymuksen ensin väärin, siksi vastaus on mitä on.) //
”No… Minusta monet Tähtilaivaston lääkäreistä olisivat aika hyviä baarimikkoja.” //
”Mitä sinä haluaisit, muukalainen?” ”Teetä. Tuplana.” //
”Mikäs sinua sitten kalvaa, ystävä?” ”Ei mikään. Kaikki. Anna toinenkin.” //
”Eikö sinun kannattaisi vähän hidastaa tahtia?” ”Ei.” //
”Jaa, minusta sinun kannattaisi.” //
”Se olisi mahtavaa!” ”Minä olen lääkäri, en baarimikko!”

Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry

Kuinka maalata tiikeri

Ensimmäinen värikerros luonnoksen päälle.
A light sketch and the first layer of color.
Toinen värikerros vahvistamaan ensimmäistä, ja vähän yksityiskohtia.
A second layer of color to strengthen the first one, and some attention to details.
Kevyttä varjostusta ja vähän taustaa.
Some shading and a little something in the background.
Yksityiskohtia! Siis rakennetta turkkiin.
Details! Or some structure for the fur.
Luonnostelu raitoja varten…
Sketch the stripes…
…ja sitten lisää ne raidat.
…and then add the stripes.
Luulitko, että siinä oli kaikki? Lisää raitoja!
You thought that was all? More stripes!
Kuonon viimeistely ja varjostusta.
Details of the muzzle and some more shading.
Viimeiset yksityiskohdat: viikset ja silmät.
Final details: whiskers and eyes.

Serkkuni lapsi pitää siis tiikereistä, ja maalasin tämän hänelle syntymäpäivälahjaksi.
My cousin’s kid likes tigers so I made this for him as a birthday present.

Vastauksia 6: Maailmankaikkeus

”Snowhorse asks, ’What do you think about the fact that the universe in infinite and yet it is expanding?'”
”Snowhorse also asks, ’Which one wins, the child or the camp instructor?'” //
”We-ell.” //
”After two rounds it’s a tie between the child and the camp instructor…” //
”But – what now? A third competitor enters the ring!” //
”I choose you, Camp-Leader-Mon!” //
Or something like that…

Edellisessä ei ollut mitään järkeä, sori 😛 Korvaukseksi lisää autoja:
The previous made no sense, sorry 😛 More cars to make that up:

Pokemon owned by Nintendo (I think…)

Vastauksia 5: Laatikko ja hullu mies

”Mother Viper asks: ”If you could spend a week travelling in the blue police box, which Doctor would you most like to travel with and where and when would you go?”” //
”Oh, how can I decide!” //
”For some reason, I have a soft spot in my heart for the second Doctor portrayed by Patrick Troughton… So maybe him.” ”Would you mind if I played some music on the way?” //
”Would ye mind if I played as well?” ”And I could get to know the second Doctor’s companion Jamie. He’s Scottish and survived all his adventures wearing a kilt – even the ones including a space suit.” //
”But I’d be happy to have any one of the Doctor’s incarnations as my travel guide…” //
”I thought I was her favorite…” ”But EVERYONE loves me!” ”I’ve appeared in her comics more often!” ”I said anyone of you would do just fine!”

”I’d like to travel to some exotic planet so that I could study all the creatures there.” //
”Or then I’d just ask the Doctor to take me to see mammoths.” //
”Jamie, please don’t play bagpipes now. The mammoths will think it’s a competing herd.” ”Ach, fine.” Because mammoths are AWESOME.

Jos on tilaisuus piirtää kaveri kiltissä, niin se tilaisuushan käytetään. Myös: satuin kuuntelemaan Bruce Springsteenin biisiä ”Two hearts” tätä sarjista piirtäessäni.
If one has the chance to draw a guy in a kilt, one uses that chance. Also: I happened to be listening to Bruce Springsteen’s song ”Two hearts” while drawing this comic.

Doctor Who by BBC