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Telling Stories in Order to Close the Gap on Social Distance

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Oct. 19, 2020
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Inktober 2020 (October 18) Submission. “Trap” by Andreas_Helixfinger. Traditionally drawn with pencil and inked with fine liners and brush.

A freshly drawn picture for the “TRAP” Inktober theme on this corresponding day of Oktober 18th. A scene of my comic anti-heroine Molly Lusc at a museum, trying to steal a golden zipper from one of the exhibits, and use it to light a cigarette then and there, only to have a trap door open where she stands. –Andreas Helixfinger

Read Molly Lusc here: https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Molly_Lusc/.

Participate on Inktober 2020 here: https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/178524/ .

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Anyone who has ever sat down in front of a blank canvas with an idea and made it to the tenth consecutive page of a webcomic had a story to tell. Anyone who has ever sat in front of a glowing computer monitor scrolling for new content is someone who wanted to experience a new story. Stories can be autobiographical, a complete work of fiction set in a land of folk lore, a faraway place that only exists in the imagination, a science fiction land of the future, or an antidote to ease the stress of the time.

An article titled, “Storytelling is a Way to Connect During the Pandemic”, written by the Providence Institute of Human Caring, brought up the idea that, “sharing memories and moments have become more vital now as many face the prospect that there may be difficult farewells ahead” (providence.org). The article reminded me of a scene in the film Titanic (1997) where a mother was tucking her children into bed and telling them about the Irish myth of Tír na nÓg, the land of eternal youth and beauty, as the Titanic began to fill up with water. Sometimes we have to reflect on something grim as a comparison to contrast the current situation. Thankfully, we are not onboard the actual Titanic, and thankfully, we can still imagine up stories and ideas to share.

Telling stories is a community-oriented mindset in order to keep afloat on the positive side of the coin by telling and sharing stories as a way to connect to friends and family far and wide. Many of the final stories told by my grandfather in his final days were set in the 1930s and I learned about the Big Band Parties that took place in his town—and this was all because I had a record of 1930s Waltzes playing in the background while he was reminiscing. I am thankful he shared those stories with me because I can remember and miss him whenever I listen to one of the songs we played together.

If you have a story to tell, tell it. If you have a story you want to share, share it.


Peace and Love

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Andreas_Helixfinger at 8:46AM, Oct. 19, 2020

I got really surprised seeing this drawing posted on the news blog today. Especially with a newspost that I could not but love and agree wholeheartedly with. I thank and I bow, and I give my warmest applauds to our beloved Kawaiidaigakusei👏👏👏

Banes at 7:38AM, Oct. 19, 2020

Very well said, kawaii. Thank you! - and that's a rough moment for Molly Lusc!

Ozoneocean at 4:08AM, Oct. 19, 2020

Great newspost Kawaii, and great work Andreas_Helixfinger!


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