Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Ballad of 'Ol Shootin' Jed: Page 31

Meow meow, faithful followers~ Hope you all had a good winter holiday!
Over time, I've known a lot of people who have called Christmas a lot of different things.
"Chrimbo" and "Chrimbus" are long time favourites. "Krampus" is also a good one, named for Santa's evil sidekick. It almost seems like that's where the name even came from in the first place, doesn't it?
I liked a girl for a long time who called it "Santamas". Mostly because she was non-Christian, but still really enjoyed the secular aspect of the holiday, but in a really snarky way, because when we're teenagers we become very disillusioned with things we used to really enjoy. Probably because we think that since we're now "older", we're also "better" than that now. Childhood not only gets left behind, but totally ditched! I actually had really good Christmases well into my teens, because my family is awesome. Christmas didn't start to suck until after I had gotten a job, and started accumulating debt. It was then that I started to really realize how hard my parents had to work to give me good Christmases every year. Here I was working 5 days a week, making barely enough to cover rent every month. I couldn't afford Christmas presents for hardly anyone, let alone my own flesh and blood. THAT'S when my Chrimbus hatred really started to set in. sure, I could have fixed the problem by realizing I was living beyond my means and being smarter with what little money I had. But instead I chose to hate the holiday. Working retail didn't help. Not only do the holidays make jobs like that way more hectic, but we have to listen to those damndable Christmas carols every second of our shifts.
This year was the first year I had a job that wasn't retail for Chrimbo in almost 9 years. I can enjoy carols again! Wonderful! I admit, there are some that grate on me no matter what. Little Drummer Boy was never a good song. Point is, they're not in my head 24-7, and that's a step in the right direction.

Normally, I'd have a Holiday themed comic for you. Not this year, I am waist deep in Jed, and I don't really wanna take my attention off it. I suppose you can imagine a little Santa hat on Jed's little gun-head as he clacks nosily to the ground.  I imagine the accompanying sound effect that goes with this page something akin to dropping a cap gun on the floor ^_^

In either case, i hope you all had a Merry Chrimbo, and a sexy New Year.
Does anyone have any particularly cool resolutions?

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