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Imagine, If You Can

Imagine, if you can, the success I could’ve been. Imagine if parental guidance was worth its weight in sin. Imagine all the things you could’ve gotten me to do. But instead you squandered all that time making me hate you.

Imagine, if you can, the things I could’ve done. If you’d only cared a little bit, or could undo all that you’ve done. Imagine all my joy, my pride and sharing my achievements. Instead I’m mourning life not lived, always heavy with bereavements.

Imagine, if you can, the girl that you once knew. The girl who looked for love in anyone that wasn’t you. Imagine all the hate it took to push me far away, to look for adoration in a stranger, what then would you say?

Imagine, if you can, that you’d fought for me and not with me. Imagine if you’d not cauterized your empathy completely. Imagine you allowed yourself to treat me with respect, instead of breaking down all the ways that we could just connect.

Imagine, if you can, that I didn’t have to write this poem. Imagine that I came from a well adjusted home. Imagine that I didn’t have to always feel this way. Imagine if my parents hadn’t shoved me down each day. Imagine if you tried, if you could even comprehend…

…but you’ve no imagination, and this stanza has to end.

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my feed over at Ello. You can also find epubs/books/stickers/prints over at my Payhip , or support my work monthly at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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Close To Monsters #100

CTM100

This weeks comic is brought to you by the fact that as a kid you can’t wait to get older, and once you’re older you can’t wait to be dead. Happy 100 comics, bitches.

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my feed over at Ello. You can also find epubs/books/stickers/prints over at my Payhip , or support my work monthly at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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PORCH #43

PORCH43

Note to self: Get fish. Name it Wigglesworth.

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my feed over at Ello. You can also find epubs/books/stickers/prints over at my Payhip , or support my work monthly at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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PORCH #42

PORCH42

Magic Hate Ball, only 14.99 because fuck you.

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my feed over at Ello. You can also find epubs/books/stickers/prints over at my Payhip , or support my work monthly at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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Close To Monsters #99

CTM99

This weeks comic is brought to you by only really needing one thing to be happy.

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my feed over at Ello. You can also find epubs/books/stickers/prints over at my Payhip , or support my work monthly at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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PORCH #41

PORCH41

Sometimes when someone tries to “help”, the only course of action is recognizing their “help” for what it is. Unwarranted, non applicable criticism.

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my feed over at Ello. You can also find epubs/books/stickers/prints over at my Payhip , or support my work monthly at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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Closer To Monsters Through Book Form

CTM01So this Tuesday marks the 100th CLOSE TO MONSTERS strip, and I was thinking that perhaps I should do something for it, other than just making the 100th strip and releasing it. I’ve always wanted to eventually collect them and put them into a book, but just 100 comic strips? That’s not really worth it, is it? So I started adding ideas to that, such as perhaps a blurb for each and every single strip, trying to explain how I was feeling at the time. This makes a lot of sense seeing as CTM is the single most emotionally connected piece of work that I do that resembles my state of health when it is made. I also thought to maybe throw in perhaps some strips that never got published, for one reason or another like I didn’t like them much or perhaps they were too funny (it can’t be that they weren’t funny cause let’s face it I’m hilarious), and other little odds and ends like that.

So, if that sounds like something you would be interested in, let me know! Comment here to tell me what you think, and if you would actually genuinely buy a copy. I’d also totally be making them in cbr/cbz formats as well, which of course would be a lot cheaper than the real deal, but I would hope you’d want the real deal cause, come on, the real deal is cool and it rhymes. Anyway, here’s to the next 100 CLOSE TO MONSTERS and the eventual betterment of my mental state!

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my feed over at Ello. You can also find epubs/books/stickers/prints over at my Payhip , or support my work monthly at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!