This carousel takes us round and round
This labyrinth of life
You can't tell up from down
Havin' so much fun
We forget to check where this crossroad's takin' us
But hey, here we come!
(Reblogged from weeklymanga)

tinyshinykey:

Written and Illustrated by Erika Greco
Colours by Amy T. Falcone


Last year was an incredibly difficult year. I’m the type of person that huddles up and shuts down when dealing with tough times and so I immersed myself in comics and music while trying to find answers. The books that resonated with me the most were Marbles, Anything That Loves, and basically everything Erika Moen has ever written. I listened exclusively to what I call, “Comfort Food Music”. Music that I’ve loved since I was a kid, but suddenly I rediscovered and found new meaning in the Ani Difranco songs I’d been listening to for 13 years.

When it finally came time to figure out how to tell to the people I love about what I was going through, a comic seemed like the only way I could do it. I could be honest and open without having the stress of talking to people face to face. It gave me a much needed creative outlet, something positive to pour all of my emotions into when nothing else could hold my interest. I put more of me into this project than anything I have ever created.

Sharing this story, publicly, was at the top of my list of New Years Resolutions. After the work of others gave me a new perspective, a sense of understanding, and belonging, I just wanted to be able to give something back. I hope that someone else who is lost will find this comic and that it helps them move one step closer to finding out who they are. You’re not alone.

I am lucky. I am lucky to have the support of my family. I am fortunate to have a fantastic group of friends that I can truly say I love like brothers and sisters. Without their continued love and support, I would never have been brave enough to share this with all of you.

It’s never too late to be honest with yourself.

<3 Erika Greco

Special Thanks to Amy T. Falcone for being my rock along the way, pushing me to finish this comic every time I wanted to quit, and for 5am breakfast at The 5 Point Cafe.

Music played such a large role in the creation of these pages so I included a soundtrack.

(Inspired by the way Chynna Clugston scored her Blue Monday comics.)

All songs by Ani Difranco — YouTube Playlist

Side A:

  1. 32 Flavors
  2. My I.Q.
  3. Talk to Me Now
  4. Out of Habit
  5. Rock Paper Scissors
  6. Falling is Like This

Side B:

  1. Two Little Girls
  2. You Had Time
  3. Marrow
  4. I’m No Heroine
  5. School Night
  6. In or Out
  7. Little Plastic Castle

 

(Reblogged from tinyshinykey)
In all things, I think having a dream requires having the resolve to struggle with reality.
Veterinarian; Silver Spoon

And then I realize.

All this time that’s passed.

Yet in some ways, we haven’t changed.  For the better.  For the funnier.

Here’s to hoping that throughout all these upcoming (and ongoing) changes in our lives, that you all are still a big part of mine in the future.

That time of the year again, lol

(Source: cremedeviolette)

(Reblogged from lolpilipino)

If you ever feel alone and
The glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I’m always
Parallel on the other side

'Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass
I’ll be tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

Just started listening to this song again, and I still can’t get over these lyrics.

A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good.

Stannis Baratheon

Stray, immature observation of Game of Thrones

Sex.  Sex everywhere.

Also.  Incest.  All the incest.  

Straight incest sex.

Creepy “You’re my property” incest fondling.

"Before realizing it’s incest" foreplay.

"All my wives are my daughters" incest.

And I’m only on Season 2.

How many more crazy elaborate incest scenarios can they keep introducing?  

Cool cover aside, the cutscene he picked made me remember how many thought-provoking moments this game had in-between the handful of awkwardly-written scenes peppered throughout the game.