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The Final Countdown

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 30, 2023

So 2023 is almost over! In just a few days we'll all be correcting every document we date for a month or so.

As is tradition, as the year ends we look at the crop, so to speak: everything that happened, what changed us, what helped us, what undermined us, and what led us to where we are. We look at achievements and often fail to realize that an achievement isn't only what we have produced but also what we didn't produce and what we didn't do, if that would have been negative or toxic. (This is your warning that this article will be more stream of thought than not)

And the biggest success, I think, each year is if we can mostly look back upon it and say “no regrets” a la Edith Piaf .

Sometimes the bad things that happen lead to good versions of ourselves, or better situations we couldn't have foreseen. Pretty much like we put our characters through hell but most of the time have some compassion to lead them through it to some better state of affairs.

Personally, this year was big for me without any event being totally earth shattering. But I managed to finish Without Moonlight's first volume (ok earth shattering to me in particular), I started Verdant, and I made some big decisions in my life that changed my perspective on things and I hope will materialize in 2024. It was a pivot year and that's what made 2023 awesome even though there was a lot of heartache involved, frustration, and exhaustion.

So, no regrets for me, and I'm grateful for that.

As for new resolutions- well let's say I'll get to making those Character Deep Dive posts a lot more frequent that's for sure!

What are your thoughts, comic-related or not, as we count down to the end of 2023?

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memo333 at 6:46AM, Dec. 31, 2023

Happy new year 2024 to all the ducks.

paneltastic at 1:37PM, Dec. 30, 2023

Lost several very dear souls this year so my comic work has been the only thing keeping me focused. Not particular fond of the year.

usedbooks at 1:22PM, Dec. 30, 2023

I got my first permanent job. At 41 years old. And next year, I'll have health insurance! I had to quickly buy a house in a new state in a terrible housing market. I'm proud of me for pulling it all together (not to mention building two chicken coops myself with no help and raising 19 chicks including four roosters). I didn't manage much in comics. But I streamlined the process so it doesn't take as long for a page. And I did create several "episodes" of Echoes. 2023 was weird. Hoping it lays a foundation for less eventful years moving forward.

bravo1102 at 6:53AM, Dec. 30, 2023

"Je ne regrette rein" dedicated by Edith Piaf to the French Foreign Legion. It's still their song and they play it. I'm nothing but regrets, though this year wasn't that bad. Still need to make an end of my current project.

PaulEberhardt at 2:16AM, Dec. 30, 2023

Another year went by with a whooshing sound and hardly half of anything done what I set out to do. Still, a quick look at the geopolitical situation reminds me how well off and lucky I actually am. Also, something very good for my day job situation happened, but it's still two weeks from now until it'll actually come to fruition. What should I make of it? All in all, I concluded for myself that 2023 and 2024 are just numbers, and as my comic isn't xkcd, I'm allowed not to set any more store by numbers than I absolutely have to. Je ne regrette rien is definitely high on my playlist, too, both content- and musicwise. Happy New coming Year, all of you! 🎆🧨✨🎉

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:43AM, Dec. 30, 2023

2023 has been a very productive year comic-wise for me, but also a year full of instability, health-wise, emtionally and mentally. I'm not gonna go into details, but lets just say that the latter half of the year has been very chaotic and concerning for me. So I honestly feel like mearely being able to keep it all together this year feels like an accomplishment in of itself. I'm hoping to make some changes for the better in 2024, and for those reading my comics who wonder, I know its been a couple of weeks since I updated anything and I assure you that I will come back to that soon. I've just been too fatigued and out of focus to get at much of anything lately, but my optimism and my focus is slowly returning to me piece by piece and I see good times rolling.

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