“I don’t want gay guys looking at me in the shower.”
“No one is going to be looking at you in the shower.”
“The thought of it. It bothers me.”
“Listen, nobody is going to—”
“Frankly, I’m worried about it—” *slowly takes off shirt* “—OK? Is that not a normal thing to worry about?—” *purposefully takes off pants* “—Isn’t it?”
“No one is looki—”
“Anyway, I’m going to take a shower now. I’ll be in there for the next five, ten minutes, and I don’t want anyone looking at me.” *walks slowly toward showers*
“No one is—”
*looks back over shoulder* “You know, that’s why I shower alone in the 3rd stall at precisely 4:15 every day for between five and ten minutes. Every single day. Just me in there.” *walks into shower room leaving door ajar* *sings loudly in the shower*
I remember when things got weird. I was fifteen, and my father was teaching me how to drive. We lived in Arizona, where the roads stretch as wide as football fields and everybody calls cars “trucks.” I had inherited a 1995 Dodge Caravan, an ugly green box that smelled like shin guards. It was my…
It’s dawn of a new year, so I’ll level with you: I made a few bad calls during the last twelve months. The odds are in favor of it happening again in the future simply because no amount of effort in the world can yield perfection. And believe me, I’ve tried. Every year, the resolution at the top of my list is to do better work than the year before. And every year, I’ve felt like I’ve edged closer to making that a reality.
2013 was probably the most successful yet, but there were a few missteps along the way. For whatever reason, ideas that seemed appropriate fell to pieces mid-execution. Some of them lead to better avenues, while others hemorrhaged and lead to a set of fresh eyes being brought in to take over. Ultimately what you end up taking from all of this is that, while each project is saddled with it’s own obstructions, often the hardest to overcome are the ones created by yourself.
Uncanny X-Men v3 #15.INH by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Kris Anka
Great issue (except the shoehorned Inhumans plot but whatev). For me, the best X-Men moments are always when our heroes are just hanging out, the action happening almost by chance. Logan, Pete, and Nightcrawler at the bar; Cyclops and Jean going out to dinner; etc etc.