You're tearing me apart, Lisa!
I'll raise a glass for wasted talent monday. cheers
I don't understand... WHY...
As an explanation and self-reflection, I feel like I have to type this out Kuroi...
When you're young, you have time and energy for everything. Once you graduate college and hopefully make a career out of it in a few years down the road, this time disappears almost completely for various reasons. To be honest, I am impressed that Jam is still drawing the comic after all these years, while working as an engineer! That is beastly stamina.
Even with beastly stamina, a weight on your shoulder is just that. That weight always there and you always have to think about it, which can be rather distract, especially if you want to focus on things more important to you in life. I think Jam made it clear that the comic has become a weight...
So, as sad as it is, she let it go.
I'm sure this is right. If you overdo it, you end up with no you-time, and that's not healthy. And the moment you demonstrate that you're even vaguely capable of doing things, you are likely to end up with more than you can comfortably cope with - that's unfortunately the way the world works. I keep having to remind people that there's only one of me, and even though (technically) I've retired, I have more to do than ever - it's ridiculous.
But hey, it's hard letting go, even though you know you must do it. So kudos to Jam for doing it in a carefully structured way. On the other hand, would you expect anything less from an engineer?
Colour-pen times twenty!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful stories over the years. I hope you're successful wherever your drive takes you next!
Alas all good things must come to an end :(
Also the pile of markers in this comic is giving me serious flashbacks to being 5 years old and reading the book Purple, Green, and Yellow by Robert Munsch XD
Jam nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ;-; the end is nigh v.v
I'll admit that I'm sad to see Wasted Talent ending, but I'm also glad that I had the chance to follow this comic for nearly a decade, back when squirrels were rabid and terrifying.
But moreover, I wanted to say thank you for 10 years of allowing us the privilege of reading the shenanigans (real or imagined) of your life. Many a Monday morning was brightened to see a new comic or a new piece and for that, and I think I speak for every reader when I say, thank you. Thank you for taking the time and effort to create those comics and for sharing them with us.
I wish you luck for the future and wish you the best for what you choose to do.
Monday is the LAST update!