Home Sweet Home
Dec 19, 2020, 4:00:46 PM
Home Sweet Home...
We're back where we started... The vending machine Kamiko met our big watery buddy in front of. The sun's up and that means it's time to call it a night for our magical girl. Oh, but not before she transforms back...
I had done an alternate version of this page, which was only her transformation, but I really hated how that turned out and decided last minute to redo the whole thing.
Also, I wanted to establish that they were back at the vending machine where she first met our big bubbly friend.
You'll also notice this page isn't square!
The other ones were all square with one purpose in mind: to post them on Instagram.
But, then I never bothered too because it wasn't worth putting all the effort for little to no traction. I guess after a long journey with social media I've learned that I'm no good at it. So here I am back where I began in 2013 posting to this site.
Ha, that mirrors this comic perfectly. Back to where I began. Home sweet home, I suppose.
Probably like you, I've spent most of 2020 and really what feels like the better part of the last few years doomscrolling on Twitter or just plain ol' scrolling on Instagram and other social media platforms. It's that constant need to bear witness to the drama of what's happening beyond my purview. What's new? What's next?
But it can be overwhelming, and I want to disconnect from a great deal of this national and even global discussion because ultimately it doesn't feel fruitful. Sure, there's the FOMO, but maybe I need to rethink that as cutting things out. Say "no" to things and focus my time on doing what I want. That time distracted with social media I could be binge watching a show I want to see or playing a game -- at the very least. I'd be consuming media that's meant to enrich my life instead of wallowing in other's jaded and at times angry discourse.
I want to try and make a commitment to myself to limit those activities. In part I logged out of Twitter and deleted all the social media apps on my phone -- I actually deleted the Twitter and FB apps a long time ago and only use the sites. But now, the only social media I'll be on with any consistency is the Mortal Coil page on Facebook, because I still use that to share the comic with friends. I post very little in my actual Facebook feed. Although, maybe I'll drop the Christmas Card I drew and leave a little letter for those folks as well.
It's that time of the year. To take a break.
I used to go back home for Christmas, but its cold there and we don't really celebrate it. So last year I stayed home and instead visited my family in the fall. I was thinking of going again this past spring, but well, you know how that turned out. It's been over a year since I've seen my family.
Time stolen away.
I'm going to play some games, watch some movies, and work on preparing some comics for next year, oh, and do some more writing. So my usual thing. I'd like to read a bit as well. I hope to exercise even though it's chillier outside.
So anyhow that time begins now...
Have a good Saturday, Sunday, and week. I'll have a special thing for Christmas that I'll share the day of on this site, so please look for it. And I hope where ever you are, you are having a safe and Merry Christmas.