In other news...that feeling when you remember an old webcomic you used to really like that had stopped updating. Then you look back and realize the site is now gone (or suspended or something?). Then you look up the author on google and everywhere you find (Facebook/Myspace/deviantart, etc.) hasn't been updated in years and are packed full of periodic comments from people wondering if the author is ok. Then you realize the lack of updates happened in all the places around the same time.
That's a bit worrying. I remember reading a couple of webcomics which stopped updating suddenly. Thinking about it now, I only read a handful of webcomics compared to what I used to read. Either they finished, stopped updating or I just lost interest.
Yeah, it's pretty unsettling. It makes you notice how... feeble the link among people in the internet can be sometimes (well, not only in the internet, I remember when I started going out with my boyfriend I kinda forced him to give me his home's phone number after he got his cell phone stolen for a second time, because I felt if something happened to him I had no way of knowing). The only comic I followed where that happened was "Hanna is not..." and I think I've read around that she's ok, she only had a bit of a breakdown about her internet stuff or something like that... And a lot of fan hate or something like that. It sounded like drama, so I didn't search much about it.
And yeah, I've lost a whole lot of webcomic reading craze lately, too, but I pick up new stuff when I have time for archive binges or when archives aren't too long. Also, I found out that I've grown very fond of webcomics as a medium. I actually really like getting one page at a time and see how the story unfolds step by step while having time to make attention to how artists do their thing. Plus, it's nice to see the whole thing again after a while and see how it all came together.
That sounds like the perfect job for you though, you love animals!
I've had a lot of webcomics that just kinda faded out, but never one that just disappeared suddenly like that. There were several that i had to quit because I realised I didn't actually enjoy them, I was just kind of addicted to them (eg Questionable Content, which I realised I didn't actually have any interest in any more, i just read it because it updated every day)
I had my first day today. I think it went really well. All I had to do was watch the dogs, make sure they were playing nice, walk them, clean up poop (there was an awful lot of that). It was quite fun, if tiring.
I used to read dozens of webcomics, in comparison now I read barely any. Maybe six per day. Some stopped updating, I just lost interest in some, but there are some that are fairly slow paced so I just read them once every few months so that there's a bit of progress.
That's great! Fun work is a good thing. Too bad the pay isn't great, but I'm pretty sure it beats not working and at least it's a nice thing to do.
I'm reading for an exam tomorrow. I'm having so much fun with this subject! Well, maybe fun isn't the word, but I'm enjoying it. It's been a while since that happened.
I don't know if I used to read more webcomics before... But I do know that I used to wait very impatiently for updates. Also, I remember when I actually was out looking for more comics to read... now there is just so much stuff that looks good and it's so easy to find that I know I'll always have something for my next vacations. Or maybe it's just an impression... Anyway, I'll go to read now...
I don't really know. I just got back from one that wasn't completely terrible but that's as much as I can say for it. I hate being grilled with technical questions in an interview and not actually knowing much for answers. I end up coming home feeling like an idiot.
Software development is a wonderful world where it feels like "entry level" means "8 years minimum of real world employment". Colleges around here are honestly pretty bad at teaching programming as it relates to software development businesses.
I have some kind of evil knot in my shoulder that hurts a little all the time and I can feel the tightness all down one side of my back and into my chest. Breathing too sharply or laughing or similar stuff gives me pains. Ugh. I don't even know where this came from. I'm not sure what to do about it either.
Nonetheless I made myself go to another interview which I think actually went quite well even though I was sort of feeling sore the whole time.
Ouch, that sounds awful! Can you move your arm? Which side is it? Maybe you should go to a traumathologist or whatever you call them? I had a friend who had some awful pains this year because of her neck posture. She couldn't get up because she'd get very dizzy. And some muscular stuff in that area can be pretty nasty, too, as far as I know. I think that can be solved doing some excersises... But if it aches to move it... I don't know. A doctor is probably your best bet :S.
Congrats on the interview! You'll go fine with the job! Just... take care of yourself. You don't need me to tell you that working while feeling badly is very hard :S .
I already had a massage. It was uncomfortable since my hurting sides made it hurt to breathe, especially with the pressure of someone pushing on my back, but it really did help quite a lot. A chiropractor may certainly be in the works if this hasn't blown over completely by Monday. I'll just be happier if I get to a point where I can comfortably sleep in my bed again. (oh, and it's the right side, Soff. Probably just too much computer time.)
It's a strange day when I find myself canceling a second interview for a very good job prospect due to taking a different job.
When I went back to college a couple years ago and decided that "Plan A" was "Be really awesome and let the good job find me" I wasn't actually being serious thinking that, but it kind of happened that way.