13 - XANAX 3

23rd Apr 2020, 3:56 PM in XANAX
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XANAX 3
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SPIKEY SAYS:

SPIKE 23rd Apr 2020, 3:56 PM edit delete
SPIKE
THE BOTTLE ON THE FAR RIGHT OF SPEEDY'S CABINET IS MY SHITTY MEMORY'S WORTH OF THE RUM I SPLIT WITH MY BUDDY. I SUBMITTED A COMIC TO A CERTAIN ZINE RECENTLY...YOU'LL ALL FIND OUT SOON...AND NEEDED SHOTS TO GET RID OF THE PANIC AFTER SENDING THE EMAIL, THEN MORE SHOTS AFTER IT GOT ACCEPTED BECAUSE I WAS GETTING REALLY WORKED UP ABOUT IT, IN BOTH A GOOD AND A BAD WAY IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. THEN I SOBERED UP, AND AFTER A WHILE THE REBOUND ANXIETY HIT, AND I SURE AS HELL DIDN'T DRINK TO GET RID OF THAT, BUT I SURE AS HELL WAS CONSIDERING IT...YOU GUYS SEE HOW THIS SHIT WORKS? ANYWAY, THE RUM WAS GOOD.

PART TWO OF THIS STORY TAKES PLACE LAST WEEK. DRANK, DRANK AGAIN TO GET RID OF THE REBOUND ANXIETY, ENDED UP DEPRESSED AS HELL FOR A DAY AND GOT DRAGGED BACK THROUGH THE ANXIETY FOR A COUPLE DAYS AFTER THAT. I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF IT'S REBOUND ANXIETY. COULD JUST BE THE REGULAR SHIT HITTING HARDER AFTER THOSE SHORT BREAKS. I FUNCTION PRETTY WELL WHEN I'M DRUNK BUT ANXIETY MAKES ME DO CRAZY SHIT.

PART THREE IS THAT I'M FINE NOW. DON'T BOTHER FEELING BAD FOR ME&I'M ONLY TELLING YOU THIS 'CAUSE I THINK IT'S FUNNY.

COMMENTS:

borzoiteeth 23rd Apr 2020, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
borzoiteeth
I love how you have the narration drown out the talk and then switch back.

I'm going to drown in this sap and become amber I swear.
SPIKE 24th Apr 2020, 1:02 AM edit delete reply
SPIKE
i have a lot of fun incorporating the presentation of text itself into the narrative! there's a lot of funny word things you're going to see in the future.

and yeah, when life sucks this bad it's nice to have just that one person keeping you afloat
Mrremoraman 25th Apr 2020, 1:37 AM edit delete reply
Mrremoraman
I love the hazy, almost dream-like narration. Their relationship is quite believable, complex in its underpinnings yet simple in its mechanations. I like it a lot.
SPIKE 26th Apr 2020, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
SPIKE
i'm trying to walk that line between giving readers a reasonable amount of information and implying that there's a lot more than i've put down. i tend to keep stuff in my head and only show off the bare minimum which leads to some strange stuff so hitting that balance is my challenge here.
Mrremoraman 26th Apr 2020, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Mrremoraman
It's a tough balance, but you're handling it pretty well so far!