Discussionshttps://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussionsBack to WorkBack to Work Starter Kithttps://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/backtoworkstarterkit<div><p>Hey Jackals--</p> <p>First time poster here. </p> <p>A few months ago, Merlin posted something on...tumblr? I think? That essentially was a "Back to Work sampler," where he included some of the Best Of According to Him episodes. </p> <p>I've been here since episode 1, but life took me away from podcasts for a while in the middle of the show's run.</p> <p>Google has not…</p></div>Jim WithingtonSat, 17 Nov 2012 08:41:57 -0500https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/backtoworkstarterkitIs it lack of 'Grit' or Laziness?https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/isitlackof2623393bgrit2623393borlaziness3f<div><p>Two recent episodes of B2W addressed "Grit" (ep 87/88). I can align with a lot of what Merlin was saying in these two episodes. For instance, the learning to draw example - going out and buying the supplies, the pencils, the box for the pencils, the box for the pencil box... </p> <p>I've done that a lot with things I wanted to do, learn, or accomplish.</p> <p>…</p></div>Kevin EsmeierTue, 16 Oct 2012 16:47:29 -0400https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/isitlackof2623393bgrit2623393borlaziness3fRemote work anyone?https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/remoteworkanyone3f<div><p>Do any of you work from remotely? Do you have aspirations of working remotely after you quit your job like Dan's been yelling you to?</p> <p>I've been working remotely full time for almost four years. Before I started this gig, I thought the biggest challenges would be things like staying on task and getting the work done, dealing with too much email…</p></div>Jamie PhelpsThu, 04 Oct 2012 12:13:12 -0400https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/remoteworkanyone3fThat's fine for your Halloween maskhttps://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/that2623393bsfineforyourhalloweenmask<div><p><a href="https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/documents/that2623393bsfineformerlin/tffmjpg" target="_blank" unsafe.mce_href="http://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/documents/that2623393bsfineformerlin/tffmjpg" class=" WikiLinkType1">This jackal</a> reminds me that Merlin's head is close enough to life size on the t-shirt, why not offer it up as a paper cut-out Halloween mask? Also, Jean Grey <a href="http://paperkraft.blogspot.com/2009/12/x-men-phoenix-papercraft-jean-grey.html" title="papercraft" target="_blank" unsafe.mce_href="http://paperkraft.blogspot.com/2009/12/x-men-phoenix-papercraft-jean-grey.html">papercraft</a>.</p></div>Eric BeaversSun, 30 Sep 2012 09:33:48 -0400https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/that2623393bsfineforyourhalloweenmaskMeatspace meetups?https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/meatspacemeetups3f<div><p>Anyone interested in getting to know your fellow jackals in person? I, for one, would love to. I'm in the Fort Worth, Texas area. Anyone else within reasonable distance? I promise to bring lots of hand sanitizer.</p></div>Jamie PhelpsThu, 27 Sep 2012 11:41:52 -0400https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/meatspacemeetups3fRate the many incarnations of Jean Grey from best to worsthttps://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/ratethemanyincarnationsofjeangreyfrombesttoworst<div><p>With all of Merlin's talk about Jean Grey, I'm curious which persona/incarnation of Jean Grey was the best and which was the worst.</p> <p>Been out of comic books since the late 1990s/early 2000s, so far the ones I remember are: Marvel Girl (original X-Men), Jean Grey (X-Factor, Modern X-Men), Phoenix, Dark Phoenix, Black Queen (Mastermind), Madelyn…</p></div>Lee HodgkinsonWed, 26 Sep 2012 16:46:56 -0400https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/ratethemanyincarnationsofjeangreyfrombesttoworstSo, erm. About the shirt.https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/so2cermabouttheshirt<div><p>I wore my That's Fine for Merlin shirt out in public yesterday and, contrary to belief, *nobody* high-fived me or congratulated me.</p> <p>Please issue a patch in the next version.</p></div>Jake BilbreyWed, 26 Sep 2012 01:26:31 -0400https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/so2cermabouttheshirtCaption Contesthttps://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/captioncontest<div><p><img id="f5b4eb1a-b6e4-4a07-9c42-6eecbe233ef0" src="https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/download/.attachments/merlincaptionkoolaidbenfranklinjpg~2" alt="merlin-caption-koolaid-benfranklin.jpg" width="482" height="483" style="border: 0px;"></p> <p>Have at it, jackals.</p></div>Joseph RooksTue, 25 Sep 2012 17:29:31 -0400https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/captioncontestNominate the ONE comic for a new comic nerd.https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/nominatetheonecomicforanewcomicnerd<div><p><img src="https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/download/.attachments/astonishthemjpg?data=larger" alt="Astonish_Them.JPG" width="680" height="492" style="border: 0px;"></p> <p>I'm an X-Men guy, and I can unequivocally recommend <em>Astonishing X-Men #1, "Gifted."</em></p> <p><sub>More:</sub></p> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: normal;"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astonishing_X-Men#.22Gifted.22_.28Issues_1.E2.80.936.29" unsafe.unsafe="" unsafe.mce_href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astonishing_X-Men#.22Gifted.22_.28Issues_1.E2.80.936.29">Wikipedia</a></span></li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0785146954?tag=merlinsblog-20" unsafe.unsafe="" unsafe.mce_href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0785146954?tag=merlinsblog-20">Amazon</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.comixology.com/Astonishing-X-Men-Vol-1-Gifted/digital-comic/OCT041800" unsafe.unsafe="" unsafe.mce_href="http://www.comixology.com/Astonishing-X-Men-Vol-1-Gifted/digital-comic/OCT041800">Comixology</a></li></ul></div>Merlin MannTue, 25 Sep 2012 14:54:55 -0400https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/nominatetheonecomicforanewcomicnerdIs this the show?https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/isthistheshow3f<div><p>Do you think this is what people tune in for?</p></div>Brent SchooleyTue, 25 Sep 2012 12:37:16 -0400https://backtowork.igloocommunities.com/teams/jackals/discussions/isthistheshow3f