Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sleepy-time Reads

Reading comics on my iPad is addicting.  Load them up and they just sit there all in a row, waiting for you to knock them all out.  Ever since I was a wee lad, I've liked reading something before bed.  Now that I can do so on a back-lit screen, comics has become the #1 solution.

When I read a normal, mainstream title like the Avengers or Spider-Man, reading one or two comics is enough to get my eyes sufficiently droopy and start to drop the curtain down on my brain.

This blog post will serve as a personal warning to myself: do not read series like Locke & Key, Secret Warriors or The Walking Dead before bedtime.  These series are mixes of captivating and surprising, fulfilling and nuanced, or depressing and melancholy and they all get my brain racing.

Sleep: negative.  Or at least I should uninterrupted sleep will be a shock to me.  Some of creepiest dreams have come after reading a few issues of Walking Dead a bit too close to putting my head to pillow.

On the other side of the coin, Marvel comics are exactly what the doctor ordered.  They are exciting reads and I love all the titles I follow, but it's more like a favorite TV show that I know all the main characters will be fine until the next episode.  That safety goes a long way to letting me begin to analyze artists or writers more than those by other publishers.

Comic nerd begone now! If you stuck through to the end of this, you clearly are near and dear to me.

Punch it, Chewie!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I Am Jack's Drive

The first rule of Might Club is.... in progress. We haven't really gotten around to finishing it yet.  I'd check back in a few weeks and it should be done.  Maybe.

To dig a little deeper into my cranial pan, tonight's comic is more a reaction to a personal fear I've held for a number of years.

We can go back and forth in a heated debate for hours as to the quality of my ideas, but I do find myself having quite a few in any given week.  Where the real hitch comes in is the 'doing something about it' bit.  Following through on something beyond the initial idea is something that has constantly plagued me.  The rapid-fire nature of this blog is immune to this due to the immediate reward for my efforts.  Doodle, post, ramble, repeat.

All of this being said, I have a number of open projects that I've not been able to devote nearly as much time as I'd like.  I loathe the idea of a New Year's resolution because it implies you only need to pick one thing to work on, and only at the end/beginning of the year.  To completely negate my own last thought, something that has been coming up again and again while out on dog walks lately is that I need to be more intentional with the work I do on my own, even if they turn out to be just hobbies.

Long story short, tonight's comic is about indifference and how I'm growing tired of it hanging around me.

Punch it, Chewie!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Puppy Love: Now With Teeth!

What are all these cobwebs in here? You'd think that someone abandoned this blog for almost an entire month or something.

It's good to be back, and tonight's comic should hopefully go along with my apologies to convey why there was such a large gap between posts.  After an impulsive decision to go check out a local animal shelter, we got a puppy.

He's a delightful little ball of energy, but with a few downsides.  When his own energy reserves start to ebb, like the vampires of old, he sucks the energy right out of us.  This is accomplished by chewing or barking at anything he decides to fixate on.  It is a bummer to lose the ability to hit the 'snooze' button in the mornings, but I think it will be worth the trade-off eventually.  Already, the little furball has been good for morale in some respects.  I'm getting more fresh air, though it's occasionally tinged with noxious puppy gas and plenty of walks outside around our neighborhood.

Also, I'm back to playing League of Legends! I had taken several months off as I was just getting tired of the repetition.  I'm glad to say that I just needed a break, because I'm all in again.  My skills in the game, however, are not so fast to return.  Oh well, I guess that's something more for my team to deal with in the end.

It finally feels like I'm starting a new year, turning a new page, getting back to old rhythms and it is good.  Enjoy your week, hopefully we'll all be outside in warmer weather and puppy teething will end soon.

Punch it, Chewie!