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Brisbane Adams and Kimberly Taylor had been friends, rivals and potential love interests when they worked in the Minerva Theatre. Just as they were getting close to figuring each other out, the Minerva Theater shut down. As their friends scattered to the winds, Brisbane - now jobless and homeless - was left to fend for himself. The only person he could turn to was his friend, rival and potential love interest, Kimberly Taylor.

The two of them faced the world, both its victories and defeats, together... and cautiously waited to see who would be the one to make the first move - who would say it first...

You Say it First is the sequel to Unlike Minerva. You could start there if you're a completist. Or we've got a nice jumping-on point about halfway in, if you're in a hurry.

It ran from 2004 and concluded in 2013. We recommend starting at the beginning.

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08.15.2016 - Terrence Marks:
Isabel's computer is back up and working! And I learned a few things in the process.

Like how that unlabelled partition on an OEM is the boot partiton and you need to clone that one too for anything to work. I figured it was the Windows Restore partition; I'm used to computers having the Windows installation files on another partition for safe keeping. That way, when the hard drive dies and you need to reinstall Windows on your new hard drive you're entirely outta luck.

Cloning the drive (we used EaseUs Todo Backup Free) is so much easier than reinstalling Windows, reinstalling all the programs, reconfiguring them, and getting all the data back in place.

Also, turns out Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't let you create RAID 1 arrays, where you have two disks with the same information in case one fails. So we're going to do that manually.

Finally, it's amazing how solid state drive prices have come down in the last few years. Getting her a 240MB drive cost half as much as the 120MB drive I've got in my computer. And both of them put together cost less than the 50MB drive I had in my first computer, all those years ago.

08.11.2016 - Terrence Marks:
Comics are delayed on account of Isabel's having minor hard drive issues. And we're taking care of it before it becomes major hard drive issues. That's the thing is that hard drives fail very slowly, right up until they fail very fast.

Unfortunately, there have been a series of minor complications (making the cloned drive bootable, missing cables, and so on) that have slowed the process down. So we're going to muscle through it and just get it donw.

So, double comics Monday. Hope you have a great weekend.
08.01.2016 - Terrence Marks:
We've got five Nicole and Derek wallpapers up at NamirDeiter.net! We're working at 1920 x 1080 from here on out instead of 1600 x 1200, since that's more the style these days. If you have strong opinions on the subject, we'd like to hear from you. Also, commentary is back up to date!
If you're a member, we appreciate you supporting the comics. If you're not, we appreciate you reading.
06.27.2016 - Terrence Marks:
We've done just a bit of site work here. Nicole and Derek now has an archive page. And the N&D Asks we did mid-May have been moved to the end of Final Battle Showdown, so they don't interrupt your reading experience. We've adjusted the comments and tags and everything so it really ought to be seamless. We hope.

Unrelatedly, if you play PC games at all, the Steam Sale is going on now. Grim Fandano, Monkey Island 1 and 2, FTL, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Portal, The Stanley Parable, Gunpoint, and Dungeons of Dredmor are all on sale for very cheap indeed.

Let me tell you about Gunpoint. I've been meaning to for a while. It's a futuristic noir action game. You are Richard Conway. ("Professional Spy. Amateur electrician. Weaponized jerk."). You have a set of Bullfrog Projectile Trousers that let you jump about eighty feet into the air, crash through fifth-story windows, and so on. You're offered a job investigating corporate espionage.
Shortly before you arrive, the person who hired you is killed by someone with Bullfrog Projectile Trousers. Since you were seen entering the building, this leads to some uncomfortable questions.
From there, you need to get to the bottom of this, clear your name, and so on. The game itself is a stealth puzzle game. I liked it. Takes about 4 hours to beat.
06.06.2016 - Terrence Marks:
We're still recovering from a very bad cold. Comics are being worked on, but it's slow going. Isabel's busy taking care of me. In the meantime, we've got some awesome fanart from Toonfan0.

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You Say it First  is © Terrence Marks and Isabel Marks, 2004-2013.
You Say it First has been on the web since February 2004 concluded in January 2013.