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PORCH #31

PORCH31

Can we just cancel the internet altogether? Cause frankly it’s committed enough sins at this point.

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PORCH #30

PORCH30

This was absolutely not my case when it came to medication in the past, but perhaps it’s finally time to try again.

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The 1000 Legged Animal

A horrifying sight, if physical, but in the metaphorical sense, glorious, and perhaps even a bit enviable. To have 1000 legs, to never have to stop walking, running, moving forward. To never get tired. To swap out a single pair of legs for a fresh pair when you need to. To always carry on. I live in the wilds, just outside your reach; a myth of mental health. You think you’ve seen me, you think you can become like me, but I’m always the blur in the photo, an unattainable goal. The creature with 1000 legs, who doesn’t let anything get by them, who doesn’t let anything stop them, who doesn’t let anything keep them from getting to their destination. Inspiring? Perhaps. Frightening ? Well, I do have 1000 legs, so, possibly, sure. But I carry on.

I race through wooded forests and cavernous valleys. I sprint across deserts and ice covered plains. I shamble over swamps and bogs and skip through fields of flowers. I have 1000 legs, and I can keep going forever. I will never be stopped. I am going to get to my destination, no matter what. And sometimes I’ll hurt an ankle, and sometimes I’ll stub a toe, and sometimes I’ll hit my heel, but I always continue. I simply pop a different leg into the socket where the old one once was and I keep going, because that is what I do. It is what I have to do. It is all that I know how to do. I’ve fallen more times than I can count, but with my numerous legs I always managed to get right back up again. I’m never down for long.

I am a thousand legged animal, hurrying through my environments, most of which toxic, some of which beautiful, to reach my end goal; an environment that I actually belong to, an ecosystem that I can actually survive in. Surrounded, perhaps, by others like myself, who kept going when they had no reason to, who never let the fact that their legs kept breaking stop them from pushing ever onward. Envied. Despised. It doesn’t matter to me. What matters is reaching the place I’ve set out to arrive at. I love that I have 1000 legs. It keeps me from ever getting any closer to you, as I am always a thousand steps ahead. You wallow in your despair, but I scurry to a healthier home.

I am a thousand legged animal, always moving, always going forward.

Feet don’t fail me now.

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Mountaintops

Like mountaintops, unreachable, but still striving to be reached; to plant your flagpole at the peak, to say you made it despite all the danger and frustration. The ultimate goal, not to die while getting there, not to fall and break yourself more. And here we are, so close, fingertips looking like they could reach it, if only we were a little bit closer. A little bit higher. We want to see that red banner flapping in the breeze, a shout to everyone that ever doubted us, a scream to say we were strong enough.

We came prepared; with lanterns to light our way in the darkest of frozen trenches, with thick coats lined with fur to keep us warm in the deepest of caves, with enough food to sustain us throughout our energy depleting journey of exhaustion. We would not be one upped by our own hubris, we would not be shown up by our own ego. We would conquer, and we would do it because we came prepared, not because we got lucky.

We persevered, we carried on, even when night was at it’s bleakest because the mountaintop shone bright like a star in another galaxy just aching to be reached. Footprints left in the snow and the slush trace our journey, tell our story, describe our efforts and remind those around us that it was not in vain. We made it. We conquered the mountaintop and then we pushed onward, to the hills and the valleys below it, to continue our quest to explore, to learn, to become better.

Like mountaintops, our goals are not unreachable. They are merely challenging. But that’s the thing about mountaintops and challenges…

…they both can be overcome.

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PORCH #24

PORCH24

And if the void ever DOES yell back, run for your goddamn life.

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Close To Monsters #80

CTM80

This weeks comic is brought to you by the fact that you will NEVER be responsible for what happens to you.

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PORCH #21

PORCH21

“And you don’t even WANNA know what I’ve sat on.”

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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 some published work for sale over at my Payhip , buy prints/stickers and more at my online store on Big Cartel, or support my work at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!