2414 Self Reliant.
I’m not 100% sure I’m going to leave this page as is. I am genuinely running mostly on muscle memory from making comics for 16 years. The Teen came to stay the night so my birthday won’t be the most miserable experience. Although technically I think the actual day is Sunday. But Mom is off taking care of my nephew. Fuck it whatever I can’t keep typing at the moment. I’ll see you all Monday.
Wow this got dark quick
Happy early birthday, Jackie!
Sending love and strength and birthday wishes.
Very kind of you
But, John, wildly successful people can always point to someone who helped them out – at least in the beginning. So if you insist on doing it all alone, you’ll likely not get very far.
I’d put the number of “truly independent” (e.g. hermits) living in the USA functionally near zero. However, based on the media, social networks, and their ilk, the number of people /claiming/ to be truly independant measures in the tens or hundreds of millions.
Be, or do, whatever.
If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
You may be or do whatever, John, but if no one knows about it, then what’s the point? You were or did whatever…but it will only matter to you. And then you die.
Comic’s getting philosophical. That’s kinda fun.
Except we can’t just do things so that someone else will know. In the end we all die and if what you did only matters because of other people it’s pointless in the end. You need to find things to do that matter because you care about them. If it matters to other people that’s great but it’s not what’s most important.
You can’t really do whatever you want, whenever you want, however you want unless you’re willing to relocate to a deserted island. Otherwise, you’re bound by the laws of the land. Even a “free” country like the United States has its limits on what you can do with your freedom.
Besides, everyone in life needs support from others in some form or fashion in certain situations to even move forward. Like the old saying goes, “No man is an island”.
Except he needs people still. His very job relies on other people.
So like when Q gave Riker Q-like powers?
Happy early birthday, Jackie! Best wishes for you and your loved ones
Happy Birthday Jackie. You made it another year.
Happy birthday Jackie.
Some writes hate helpful advice from the audience, nevertheless I persevered. You can always spark something with some of the side characters. Like the furry club, or perhaps Vicky and her (yet unseen?) mom having awkward chat while buying antiques, or a day in the life of two mustachioed men (the dads meet up for a day at work with mutual help or something).
Happy Birthday, Jackie.
You & your family are in my prayers.
Happy Birthday, Jackie! Wishing you peace and grace in this difficult time you are dealing with.
May the year ahead beat the pants off this last one. Cheers.