Looking For Quacks In The Pavement

Recuperate, Rethink, Reflect

I couldn’t very well leave that post as the last word on the journal for a week or more, now could I?

So I’m feeling better today. Not 100%, but better. I still don’t think I’m tackling a big writing project any time soon, but I’m percolating on some possible creative outlets that might be better suited to what skills I have… and what skills I’m curious to learn. The webcomic, after all, mostly came about because my father gave me a very nice camera and I desired a fun way to learn to make the most of it. Most of the better things I’ve done in my life are because they were tied to discovering new toys and building a new skillset.

Play to your strengths, they say. Well, I happen to be very good at learning-through-tinkering. Now I just need to find the best new choice of outlet for that combination.

Watch this space, folks.


  1. Lisa

    Yay! This is much better. 😀

  2. Wonderduck

    Build a car. From scrap metal. 🙂

  3. Kim

    You know, sometimes doing little projects in between the big ones is okay; it’s a good way to be less high-pressure for yourself. So, like, little poems are a good way to blow off steam, even if they’re not High Meaning or whatever. Dr. Seuss did most of his stuff by making up whole new words 😛

    Or you could always play with that new camera in a less-artsy way by trying to shoot a sports event, where you don’t have so much time to be self-critical. Basically, I think “shoot first, ask questions later” is a pretty good philosophy for those of us who are kind of hard on ourselves — it’s a lot easier to do, so you don’t stare at a blank screen, carefully writing one sentence and then crossing it out.

  4. Kim

    Er, I should add, totally more in line with “play to your strengths” — you build, yes, but the most important thing to me is that you are always trying, and loyal when other people would already have thrown their hands in the air and given up on people.

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