Marvel: Marvel has been running these ads for the "Marvel NOW!" project, I guess, and they all seem to have one word in a sort of overly aggressive font splattered in blood. The latest said "SURVIVE." With BLOOD on it! Which seems like something I would have drawn in the margins of my notes for class in middle school trying to come up with something really hard-core and edgy, but being a kind of pudgy kid who hadn't kissed a girl yet.
|your content-free totally edgy concept has really wowed me, House of Ideas|
Taking a couple months off from consumer spending: For the next two months I'm not going to order anything from Amazon, I'm not going to sponsor any Kickstarters, I'm going to the comic shop once per month and I'm sticking to my budget for the online purchasing of comics-related stuff. I also want to see what survives the forced pickiness. It's a routine time to prioritize.
I liked the idea of Kickstarter at first. Maybe too much. Basically, in recent months, I didn't think one of the projects I was sponsoring would make, and so I sponsored something else, and they both made, so I'm out the cost of both. And, of course, you're still not just buying the item you wanted, you're paying a premium to feel good about being part of the process.
I don't feel any return on the latter portion anymore. If I want to feel good seeing money go nowhere, there are pretty good causes that could use the money.
I can't breathe: Yeah, I thought I was getting better, too, but this thing is just clinging on well past it's expected shelf-life, all while finding new ways to annoy me. Like Justin Bieber, in it's own way.