what is it

there’s no right answer to the question posed, what do you look for in a relationship, but we can probably all agree on some basics, like love, loyalty, trust, etc.  what about excitement?  i’m not talking each and everyday has to be super exciting and a thrill ride, but does the thought of spending time with your significant other make you excited or dread it? that’s probably a tell-tell sign on what you need to do in your relationship.  i tried to use this question when i’m doing chores too, but that just ends up with me doing nothing.

oh man, i was THAT close to not coloring this week’s strip cause i’m running out of time.  i think i’ve decided starting next week, Finn comics will no longer be in color.  going back 3 years now, the whole reason i started Finn was to keep regular with my artwork, so when i think about it, coloring is just not fun for me.  i’d rather spend more time on penciling and inking, which is something i do want to get better at.

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no fair!

do you call it a compromise or defeat when you don’t get your way?  i mean, we all know in an adult relationship, we’re not going to get everything we want.  but how much effort and principle should you put into it?  but perhaps we’re thinking about this all wrong.  maybe there is no compromising, winning, or even losing – maybe it’s called just being in a relationship.  ok, i probably lost you with that last statement.  i think ideally, we just want what’s best for the relationship.  and if your partner doesn’t want to do the dishes tonight, maybe you should suck it up and do it.  and keep doing it.  because i think eventually, it’ll come back around and maybe she’ll cook dinner every night.  what i’m saying is if we perhaps look at it in a different way, it’s all winning.

for this week’s strip, i just couldn’t help myself.  i was blown away by the animation, style, and music of the new Tron Uprising cartoon on Disney XD.  if you haven’t, check it out!

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ask yourself

there’s that phrase, “just put yourself in their shoes” and i think that’s great.  i’ve done that and it really helps to understand the other person’s perspective.  here’s another tactic i like to use, “what would <insert your role model’s name here> do?”  and before you ask, no, i never really ask what would Batman do!  but in the work place and when dealing with various types of people, i do find Picard’s leadership style quite useful.  but as for a relationship, i’m not sure who’s a good role model to have.  in all honestly, your best bet might be, “if she fell in love with me, then what would the ideal version of myself do?”

before you criticize, i swear i drew a decent looking Picard before!  for this strip, i did very rough outlines in pencil and then went straight to inking.  with Picard, that was straigh to ink with a 0.1 Copic multiliner!

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