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I calls it like I sees it

The new Star Wars is out digitally! Early! Woot woot! I’ve liked Star Wars for most of my life, and this new one is probably my favourite. Gasp! Blasphemy, all the nerds say! Whatever, it’s a movie. It’s super fun and cool and Chill out nerds.

no but actually, myself being a nerd, I could talk about why I like it forever. If you care to hear my thoughts, comment something and I’ll go into it. If not, I’ll assume that (like me) you prefer to enjoy things that make a solid effort rather than tearing it apart. However, if you share the sentiments of Persephone in the comic above (that preferences don’t matter), well I’d be happy to defend my decision.

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Escapism

There are other ways to keep dreams alive, like allowing your perspective to be changed by your dreams, or by working to make your dreams reality, or by sleeping non-stop, or by perpetually expending energy to engage your imagination and constantly re-frame your life to line up with your own whimsical preferences. But then you sneeze hard, and pull something in your neck, and suddenly it all feels a bit contrived.

Dreams aren’t just the subconscious ramblings and sortings of a brain engaged in defragmenting, they’re also our waking hopes and aspirations. But you kill them the same way- abruptly with a dose of reality, or gradually and gently with the passing of time as your perspective changes and your dreams become irrelevant. New dreams replace the old ones though, so we’ll always have something to lose (haha!).

Why do I write this? No reason actually- I have a rule where if a thought pops into my head and it would make a good comic, I do that and try and keep it as close to the original thought as possible. I was driving listening to CBC radio, and someone mentioned something about keeping their dreams alive and I had the thought, “How do you kill a dream?” and then laughed to myself at the obvious answer- then was sad when I realized it’s the same with aspirational dreams, and something that can make me happy and sad at the same time is usually a good sign.

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Comic realism

Let’s get ahead of the game and start developing some good dishes you can make out of locusts and cockroaches. I know some countries have bug snacks like grasshoppers and ants and stuff, bagged like chips! They’ve got the right idea… rather than pretending it’s not insects, just go all in and own it.