Monday, January 04, 2010


I'd like to say that I've made a New Year's resolution to start trying to write again. And by "write", I don't mean "rant about cartoons & TV while intoxicated" like I've been sporadically doing here for the last couple of years. Heck, even my earlier posts, sober or otherwise, while better, really weren't all that either. But at least I was more thoughtful (or at least less incompreshensible) at the time.

I suppose it was easier to find subject matter then; after all, I just "rediscovered" a whole medium, and had hundreds of opportunities to find new and delightful things. So how could I not have been enthusiastic? Lately, aside from the few gems here and there, it's been a little more of a grind.

I have recently stumbled into the world of web comics. Well, actually, I've been kind of avoiding them for a while. I figured it would be too easy to get sucked into the countless pages upon pages of archives, and I didn't want to commit the time.

Well, I was right. I find myself wasting hours that I could be doing chores (oh, poor me) catching up with series like Girly, Flipside, and The Abominable Charles Christopher -- and probably soon to be a few dozen more.

I started diving in because, for a while now, I've been thinking of starting a couple of projects of my own. My long-standing Blank Page Syndrome aside, I think it would be fun. Some of the other titles I've been stumbling upon started out very simple and personal, and you could see the artist grow in talent and creativity as they progressed. Some will get tired and move on, but that's okay. I shouldn't worry about that; I should accept it.

So what exactly is my Resolution out of all this? Go figure, I can't commit to one. But it's what I've been thinking about. Since there are no new anime series on the near horizon, I guess I'll have more than enough time. At the very least, maybe I'll start reviewing a few web titles, and figure out what I like and don't like.

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