Citizen's Auxiliary State of the City Address 2013

A Prolonged Sense of Shift is Happening!
posted Feb 11, 2013
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All the very important things happening right now that were not covered in the mayor's state of the city address (you tube below) as follows:


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by Jesse on 2/12/2013 @ 8:05am
Hey, if the port sinks enough, Tacoma will be on a bay.  In fact, because of that, that land is probably worth more as water.

by cisserosmiley on 2/12/2013 @ 8:08am
'teen sploogin on lady biz owners' probably needs its own tacomic. 

by KevinFreitas on 2/12/2013 @ 8:31am
FeedTacoma relies on your, noble readers, to start the conversations worth having. Write a blog post or start a discussion topic anytime and fight handing over precious content and comments to the Facebook global corporate machine!

by NineInchNachos on 2/12/2013 @ 8:41am
I wonder if the pilot program can include a once over on when it is appropriate for teens to splooge on other people

by cisserosmiley on 2/12/2013 @ 8:53am
That link has no content...

by Erik on 2/12/2013 @ 11:28pm
D2 - is quiet as a well-diggers ass lately.

Feed Tacoma started small when Exit 133 had the majority of the traffic but then exploded by leaps and bounds with tons of original content. 

Then Facebook other social media came in as well as other blogs.  Now with little exception, Feed Tacoma has little new content and simply feed other blogs and twitter comments through. The Tacomic is the last great exception, but even that have moved to a post in Facebook

Then even many of the comics drifted away

The Feed could rise up again, but there would have to be some changes to keep up with the rising challenge of FB and the blogosphere in general. Right now there is not sufficient incentive to create original content on the Feed anymore. 

Some useful changes could be to :

1) To allow Feed Tacoma bloggers to be able to control comments, spam, and flaming. Failing to do this has driven out most of the Feed Tacoma bloggers and commentors. Where there used to be dozens of commentors, now they are usually only 4 or 5 at best, Even the Tribune has figured out how to accomplish this.

2) There must be a higher visibility for original comment posts than tweets.  Blog posts are now drowned out by tweeks despite the options to filter content.  Why invest the time writing anything when it is equivalent to a twitter post which takes just a couple of seconds to create? It is difficult to even find a blog post on the main feed anymore.

by cisserosmiley on 2/13/2013 @ 8:31am

by KevinFreitas on 2/13/2013 @ 8:39am
Great feedback, thanks @Erik! I have some great ideas I'll be working to implement over the next few months. Stay tuned...

by NineInchNachos on 2/13/2013 @ 4:06pm
economic development plans!

by troysworktable on 2/15/2013 @ 12:37am
D2: where are new (and regular) installments of many of the comics? "Earthling: Man of Gold"? "Iron Lung Kitty"? "Our Friend the Stove"?

"Beantown," "Pet Projects," "Tacomic," and "Xylene Dream" are the four comics that keep the F>>>T comics page alive.

Anyone? Anyone?


by CaptainBritton on 2/15/2013 @ 8:24am

Unfortunately, for me, economic realities have forced me to all but abandon my Feed-tacoma comix work...I have returned to my highly demanding day job after one-year of giving my best shot to full-time art endeavors (which netted me close to nothing cash-wise, and that wasn't good enough any longer). So, if comix/fine art/bliss could pay anything, Gods forbid as much as my straight-job career does, I might still be here, instead of a huge commute and sixty-hours plus/week...sigh.
BUT, Our properties are still going to be developed! Earthling, Biscuits and Gravy, American Woman, and others which have not seen the public eye will now be handled in other mediums by the author, and my creative partner, Megan Sukys. (Interested? Check out
So until I can get some time off, Megan will be handling the stories. Which are still going to be totally great, just not in comix form exactly...American Woman; The Illustrated Radio drama, anyone? Biscuits and Gravy; Off the shelf (An illustrated novella?), Xip Makoi, Earthling, (An epic poem with painted sails).
You may have seen the last of Britton, but my better half is just getting started! This internet thing is gonna be big!

by NineInchNachos on 2/15/2013 @ 8:24am
I miss those strips!

meanwhile, the NOSE has a state of the city update!

by NineInchNachos on 2/15/2013 @ 8:26am
can you draw on the bus or sounder Captain? 

by CaptainBritton on 2/15/2013 @ 8:30am
Public transportation is not a viable reality, Sorry to say.
I do paint landscapes and co-workers during lunch breaks, when I get them, but it's only for a minute or so a day. Not enough to do the comics work at the level I demand. Plus I get wicked car-sick!

Exit Visual Artist, enter Literary Artist!

by cisserosmiley on 2/15/2013 @ 8:59am
@captainbritton I like your pictures

by NineInchNachos on 2/15/2013 @ 9:03am
until the next 24hr comic book day then! 

by CaptainBritton on 2/15/2013 @ 10:11am
@ cissero - Thanks, man, it helps to have anybody say they like 'em!
@ RR, I'll do my best! It's really difficult to get time off. The healthcare industry don't stop! In the meantime, you'll have to doubledown and draw even more comix! With ink! ;)

by NineInchNachos on 2/15/2013 @ 10:38am
this should probably be in state of the city too

by NineInchNachos on 2/15/2013 @ 10:44am

1. Point Defiance Park & Zoo;
2. Union
3. Ruston Way Waterfront;
4. Tacoma Narrows Bridge;
5. Views of
Mt. Rainier;
6. Stadium High School;
7. Wright Park;
8. Museum of
9. Fort Nisqually;
10. Octopus under the Tacoma Narrows Bridge;

11. Murray Morgan Bridge.