evannichols (evannichols) wrote,

Future Uncertain; Ask Again Later

While walking with sanguinity on Friday, I was bemoaning my recent difficulty with scripting comic books and webcomics. I haven't been feeling funny lately. Perhaps you're thinking "But Evan! Last week's comics were GREAT!", to which I would reply "Yes, thanks, but I wrote those last year." She pointed out that posting comics just to maintain my obsession with a 3-comics-per-week schedule wasn't really serving anybody well. She is very wise.

So I gave myself permission to take Saturday off. I lived the life of a normal person*, and washed dishes, ran some laundry, and went to the grocery store. While I was out, I decided that it was too nice a day to pass up the opportunity to wash my car, so I did. And I watched some movies: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (liked it better than the book due to some significant editing, but still weighs in at 2½ hours), Duplicity (spies in love. I liked it), and Surveillance (congratulations to Jennifer Lynch for showing that anyone can write and direct a feature film if you have an idea, a passion, and a father who is a Hollywood legend to executive produce it for you (I'll admit that it's not badly made, but it's too brutally Lynchian for me to find it enjoyable)).

So now it's Sunday, and I'll see if I can come up with anything for a comic on Monday, but I'm not going to struggle for it. If it happens, great. If not, I'll post a note saying that there will be a comic soon. I don't like not posting, but I feel so much better about not posting comics that aren't as funny as I'd like that I'm okay with waiting. I have hopes that feeling unpressured will help me feel funny again. Stay tuned...

* Where "normal" equals "doesn't produce a webcomic." Because really, we're a very small percentage of the world's population. If one organized a global game of dodgeball of Webcomic Artists vs. Everybody Else, the smart money would bet on Everybody Else. Not just because there's a only few thousand people who have ever posted webcomics against approximately 6.5 billion normal people, but because most of us Webcomic Artists weren't really stars in our PE classes, if you know what I mean.

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