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depression comix #41
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The misery that destroys our lives becomes such a familiar companion that it’s hard to let go of, almost like an abusive relationship we can’t being ourselves to leave.

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depression comix #41

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The misery that destroys our lives becomes such a familiar companion that it’s hard to let go of, almost like an abusive relationship we can’t being ourselves to leave.

updates and depression comix #1

updates and depression comix #1

I’ve been working on the depcom site lately. I changed themes to try and give it a cleaner look, switched some icons for a font, and some other stuff.

In May, I will be setting up a shop for some downloads, the first will be depression comix #1 in cbr format. If you’re not familiar with cbr (Comic Book Reader) format, it’s the common format for reading — you guessed it — comic books. It’s also a…

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I usually reblog my comics once more to add some commentary and this time I forgot.
I had a bit of trouble when I was in the drafting stage, as I was trying to figure out an example of that “one very small and insignificant thing” to use that was universal, but nothing came out. In the end, I decided that just to say it was something small and insignificant was good enough, I didn’t need to elaborate on it. Sometimes I forget I’m drawing a comic strip and I don’t have to have to be so literal sometimes.
This strip is to say it isn’t impossible to have happy giddy moments when you’re depressed, but for me at least they are incredibly tenuous and easily torn down.

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I usually reblog my comics once more to add some commentary and this time I forgot.

I had a bit of trouble when I was in the drafting stage, as I was trying to figure out an example of that “one very small and insignificant thing” to use that was universal, but nothing came out. In the end, I decided that just to say it was something small and insignificant was good enough, I didn’t need to elaborate on it. Sometimes I forget I’m drawing a comic strip and I don’t have to have to be so literal sometimes.

This strip is to say it isn’t impossible to have happy giddy moments when you’re depressed, but for me at least they are incredibly tenuous and easily torn down.

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Sexually frank commentary follows:
I don’t think this is a strip many people will relate to, depression does affect the sex drive of people differently and this is just one possibility. It also happens to be the possibility that I was afflicted with. I have read that when depressed, many people turn to activities that are produce a extreme high sensation, like drugs, alcohol, dangerous activities, and so on. I think that this is because while depression produces a flat mood which makes it difficult to feel, the sudden rush of chemicals, adrenaline, etc. can temporarily bypass this flat mood and provide a sensation. In the case of sex, orgasms help release endorphins, which produce a feeling similar to a “runner’s high”.
This can be quite addictive, and I have to admit that I went through a long phase where sex was not only important to me, it because practically the main thing in my life where I could temporarily escape the emptiness of my life. It really hurt my romantic relationships for reasons that are probably obvious: my partners were very concerned about my focus on sex, and I was far more interested in a sexual aspects of a relationship than the romantic and personal aspects. However, in my mind I truly believed I was looking for love and happiness and not just the endorphin rush that came with sex — I had convinced myself of this when my actions were proving otherwise. It took me a long time to realize that this was what I was doing, and it had a feedback effect because my failing relationships were not helping my depression any.
Anyways, as always I do appreciate your comments on this, even if you don’t agree with what I’m thinking on this.

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Sexually frank commentary follows:

I don’t think this is a strip many people will relate to, depression does affect the sex drive of people differently and this is just one possibility. It also happens to be the possibility that I was afflicted with. I have read that when depressed, many people turn to activities that are produce a extreme high sensation, like drugs, alcohol, dangerous activities, and so on. I think that this is because while depression produces a flat mood which makes it difficult to feel, the sudden rush of chemicals, adrenaline, etc. can temporarily bypass this flat mood and provide a sensation. In the case of sex, orgasms help release endorphins, which produce a feeling similar to a “runner’s high”.

This can be quite addictive, and I have to admit that I went through a long phase where sex was not only important to me, it because practically the main thing in my life where I could temporarily escape the emptiness of my life. It really hurt my romantic relationships for reasons that are probably obvious: my partners were very concerned about my focus on sex, and I was far more interested in a sexual aspects of a relationship than the romantic and personal aspects. However, in my mind I truly believed I was looking for love and happiness and not just the endorphin rush that came with sex — I had convinced myself of this when my actions were proving otherwise. It took me a long time to realize that this was what I was doing, and it had a feedback effect because my failing relationships were not helping my depression any.

Anyways, as always I do appreciate your comments on this, even if you don’t agree with what I’m thinking on this.

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I thought it might be a good time for a repost as the next strip (which will be posted tomorrow) fleshes out the last bit of this strip.

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depression comix #149

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I thought it might be a good time for a repost as the next strip (which will be posted tomorrow) fleshes out the last bit of this strip.

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My first strip this month, sorry for the wait. I have a new schedule for the day job and it’s been taking a bit of work to get used to it.This one kind of explains itself. I always felt like the biggest ass whole after opening up to someone, and I could never convince myself that it was ever the right thing to do. I almost always regret doing so, and an often incredibly weary of the person I opened up to as a result.

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My first strip this month, sorry for the wait. I have a new schedule for the day job and it’s been taking a bit of work to get used to it.

This one kind of explains itself. I always felt like the biggest ass whole after opening up to someone, and I could never convince myself that it was ever the right thing to do. I almost always regret doing so, and an often incredibly weary of the person I opened up to as a result.

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depression comix #60
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This is being reblogged a bit lately so I thought I’d reblog it myself while we wait for another strip. I don’t think there I’d any explanation necessary for this strip - those who have been there *know*.

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depression comix #60

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This is being reblogged a bit lately so I thought I’d reblog it myself while we wait for another strip. I don’t think there I’d any explanation necessary for this strip - those who have been there *know*.