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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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06.17.2019 - Isabel Marks:
#Hey everyone, Isabel here... long and short of it I've had some pretty major heath/mental issues going on with me right now. I'm going to try and keep up the schedule, I just don't know how often I'll be able to. Right now I need to make sure I recover, however long it takes. Anyway, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has stuck around, invited people or helped keep the comic going financially (seriously, those of you who do are saints).
06.05.2019 - Isabel Marks:

So as some of you all might know, I write and draw another comic, Apartment for Two. It's a side project of mine along the lines of my other semi-semi- (very semi)-autobiographical comic Wonder Kittens (not giving it a linking to as it's just sort of... there. Not really done, but not getting any more updates). As it's a side project, it doesn't get enough love from me. I tried changing up the format a bit by making the comics have story lines instead of one-shots. That was kind of a problem... after writing that up, I went through a bit of writer's block (thank goodness N&D is written by Terrence, think of the months-long hiatus that comic would go through if I wrote it). I wrote out some one shots, but I didn't want to go right back to them after making this change. I wanted to write a bigger arc, which I have started... unfortunately it's still at the "just started" stage of things... there are three (I think three, maybe more or less, it's been a while since I've read them) that either have a lot of notes or the middle or ends written out (I'm really bad at starting things... kind of ironic, considering the amount of comics I've stopped and started over the years).

TLDR, Scripts for more A42 are in the works that are story lines... but expect some one-shots here and there. Feeling a little defeated and relived, as it's better to go forward than to be the idiot that I know I am over this.

04.24.2019 - Terrence Marks:
Our Patreon is not back. We're reactivating it because there are terms changes coming to Patreon.com, and we want to make sure that we're grandfathered in under the old terms. We're concentrating on NamirDeiter.net for bonus content, currently. But we want to have options.

Also, we will be closing our PO Box in the near future. All the Post Offices around here are only open during office hours. They lock up the lobbies after 5 or 6 PM. I can't check it after work. I can't check it before work. If you send us a letter, we don't want it sitting around for weeks before I'm finally able to pick it up. So in a few months once it expires, we'll be boxless again.

01.14.2019 - Terrence Marks:
What have we been up to last weekend? Anime Los Angeles again. What have we been up to today? Trying to get the water heater to heat water.

The pilot light won't re-light and it's just been a hassle. We're getting it taken care of, but it's cold showers in the meantime. So things have been an uncomfortable hassle since we got back. I don't have anything enlightening or amusing to say about this.

ALA was nice, though. For reasons, we couldn't be in the house for a few days and figured we'd have fun during our enforced weekend vacation. This has taught us that "Can't go home" isn't nearly as enjoyable as "Won't go home", regardless of the circumstances.

We found some new stuff, like the Cosplay Wrestling Federation, which features folks in costume cutting promos at each other. There was no actual wrestling involved. I'm ok with that since the wrestling is kinda my least favorite part of the wrestling. If you wanted to see Lupin III, Skeletor, Mario, and Waluigi yelling about how they're going to beat each other up, then that's exactly what this is.

Back when we first went to anime conventions, you'd go watch shows because you might not get a chance to see Azusa Will Help! ever again if you skipped it. Now, just about everything they play is the same stuff I could watch for free on Crunchyroll from the comfort of my home.

Last year, we made Year of the Cat ribbons. This year will be the Year of the Pig, so we made that ribbon and asked people who their favorite anime pig was. (Last year was Year of the Dog; there is no Year of the Cat in the Chinese Zodiac. This is a plot point in Fruits Basket, wherein the lead character renounced her original zodiac year [dog] and declared herself to be a cat, zodiac-wise). Spider-Ham was quite popular, as was Hawk from Seven Deadly Sins. There's enough anime out there that if you made up a series and said there was a pig, I'd have to trust you.

Year of the Cat was still popular; Fruits Basket looks to have legs. We tried asking people their favorite anime cats before we switched to just asking for cat pictures. Y'see, that way we get to see pictures of peoples' cats. We'll probably re-print that ribbon for next year because cat pictures.

12.18.2018 - Terrence Marks:
We sent out the first batch of holiday cards on Monday. It's a little way we say Thank You to the readers. We'll be sending out the second and final batch tomorrow. The ones going outside the US are almost certain to arrive after Christmas, but hopefully the domestic ones will make it in time. If you want one - if you've been thinking about it but haven't made up your mind - now is the time to email me with your address.

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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.