9 - XANAX 1

5th Apr 2020, 3:40 PM in XANAX
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XANAX 1
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SPIKEY SAYS:

SPIKE 5th Apr 2020, 3:40 PM edit delete
SPIKE
A FEW NOTES:

1. IF A BUDDY OF YOURS GOES TOO HARD ON DOWNERS OR ALCOHOL, PUT THEM IN RECOVERY POSITION. ONE ARM PROPPING UP THE HEAD, ONE LEG BENT TO PREVENT THEM FROM ROLLING OVER ONTO THEIR STOMACH. THIS KEEPS THEIR AIRWAY OPEN SO THEY DON'T CHOKE ON THEIR PUKE.

2. DON'T FUCKING MIX DOWNERS. I SERIOUSLY ADVISE YOU NOT TO DO XANAX OR ANY OTHER BENZODIAZEPINE RECREATIONALLY (THEY ARE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE, TOLERANCE BUILDS FAST, AND WITHDRAWAL CAN BE DEADLY) BUT I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE GOING TO DO IT ANYWAY SO HERE'S HOW YOU AVOID DYING:
NEVER EVER DRINK WHILE YOU'RE ON BENZOS (OR VICE VERSA). IT DEPRESSES YOUR RESPIRATORY SYSTEM TO DANGEROUS LEVELS. ALSO, YOU WILL DO THE STUPIDEST SHIT. "I WOKE UP IN JAIL AND CAN'T REMEMBER WHY, AND I MIGHT HAVE A CONCUSSION" LEVELS OF STUPID.

YOU MIGHT THINK THAT THIS IS EASY BUT YOU WOULD BE WRONG. WHEN YOU GET BARRED OUT YOU'RE GOING TO DRINK SO MAKE SURE YOU HIDE YOUR ALCOHOL GOOD. AND ALL YOUR OTHER DRUGS. AND THE REST OF YOUR BENZOS. IF YOU WAKE UP WITH AN EMPTY ZIPLOC AND ASK YOUR FRIENDS WHO STOLE YOUR XANS THEY'RE JUST GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU.

DON'T BE LIKE SPEEDY. YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO GET INTO THIS SHIT. WHEN SOMETHING CAUSES BLACKOUTS AND COMPULSIVE REDOSING IT'S BETTER TO JUST STAY AWAY.

3. YOU CAN HARDLY SEE IT, BUT SPEEDY'S HEAD IS ALREADY BANDAGED UP. DARBY WOULDN'T LET HIM BLEED OUT OR ANYTHING.

COMMENTS:

Lutzbug 7th Apr 2020, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
Lutzbug
Really liking that drybrush effect as he's fading into consciousness. The intrusion of the black cloud into other panels is a nice touch.

Good PSA, as well. Never know who needs to see this.
SPIKE 7th Apr 2020, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
SPIKE
kind of scary to write this shit since i am by no means a professional. all i got is harm reduction, but if i'm gonna write about it, i better be ready to talk about how not to get into these situations
Lutzbug 7th Apr 2020, 4:22 AM edit delete reply
Lutzbug
even though you’re not a professional, the addition of the harm reduction info was a responsible move on your part. even though you write about drug abuse, it’s good to know that you aren’t actually advocating for it. Keep it up!
Mrremoraman 8th Apr 2020, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
Mrremoraman
I like the weird transitions and inner monlogues. You capture being on.......various substances, shall we say, very well
SPIKE 8th Apr 2020, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
SPIKE
when i was younger, i was working on this very long story featuring a protagonist who was totally, one hundred percent sober and mentally healthy. my friend who read it remarked on how he was batshit insane, which i of course protested against, until they reminded me that he was having full-on hallucinations. at this point i've decided to just lean into it
harajuku_Smittle_ 11th Apr 2020, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
harajuku_Smittle_
epic and based
SPIKE 11th Apr 2020, 3:14 AM edit delete reply
SPIKE
drugs! drugs! drugs! drugs!
callmerocket 13th Apr 2020, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
callmerocket
Ooh I dig it! Keep writing the scary shit; keep it coming, it's good.

I want to see them get into all kinds of shenanigans. I wanna see their rambling conversations and philosophies; I wanna see the buildup to their blackouts. I want you to show me what a really good trip is like, but I also want you to show me where the line is between a good time and a bad decision, and I wanna see the exact moment where they cross it.

I want to see these kids tenderly caring for each other as the lifestyle they revel in beats them into a pulp. I wanna see how their life is. And I want it to make me think.
SPIKE 13th Apr 2020, 5:07 AM edit delete reply
SPIKE
i've got all those things cooked up and plenty more, trust me