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5/25/2016 One after another...

Continuing with the commentary, strips 291 - 294 are up.

I just can't catch a break this week, or this year for that matter. On the bright side, Connie's health has been steadily improving over the last couple of days. But on top of her being sick, and the extreme amount of studying I've had to do, all the ongoing stuff (the job search, etc.), and some other things I don't feel like talking about, my garage door opener broke. No, not the remote, but the motor assembly that makes the entire thing work. Over all, that's a relatively minor thing (though it'll probably be a couple hundred dollars and a few hours of work to replace) but it's kind of adding insult to injury in an already busy and stressful week that's been just the latest part of a busy and stressful year. Honestly, I think this is the most stressful year I've ever had. Mentally, I'm relatively calm and in-control at this point (though there have been some really bad days here and there), but the only other time I can ever remember being this stressful was when I was in Japan during the Fukushima incident and was spending every day worrying about the reactor and radiation. And that was only for a week or so. This has been going on, to one degree or another, since mid-January and doesn't really show any signs of letting up. Some of it it has been my fault, some bad luck, some just general business, and some due directly to the (at best) very dubious actions of other people, but it's all combined into a big mess. Sigh... I'll get through it, one way or another, but I would really appreciate it if some things would start going a bit more in my favor. Or at least stop taking the Murphy's Law approach.

Sorry for the rant, but it's been a tough week / year. See you Friday.

Josiah



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5/23/2016 Continuing the commentary

Here's the commentary for 289 - 290.

Well, things certainly haven't gotten more relaxing yet. Connie's sick, so I've been taking care of her. And my current MFA class seems to think it's totally ok to give about a day and a half for around 200 pages of reading and a test. Followed immediately by a moderate length project (due the next day), then more project work and another test of the next few days. Yay... I have some job interviews coming up as well. Which is good, but also tiring and time consuming. Especially since one of them is going to require a brief trip out of state. So yeah, still no sign of a relaxing summer. Quite the opposite so far. But, with how this year has been going in general, I suppose I can't be surprised. Meeting Sakaguchi was awesome, and Connie and my wedding day went pretty much perfectly (not so much the rest of the trip though), but that's been about it. Sigh...

Anyway, I don't know the details about that short trip yet, but it will likely be rather short notice and I may have to skip a PV update depending on the scheduling. So if I do miss a strip this week or next week, that's probably why.

Later!

Josiah

5/20/2016 More commentary

You can vote to see the new bonus comic! Also, more commentary! This time from strips 285 - 288.

Have a good weekend!

Josiah


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