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Valentines' thoughts.
by Draginbeard

Howdy folks,

Well it's a new year full of new things to celebrate. The first one that comes to my mind, also happens to be a little contested by both men and women, Valentine's day. February 14th is coming sooner than we think, and for those of you in a relationship, this might be a holiday you observe.

I've heard guys and gals both argue for and against this holiday, but for me, I always thought well of the idea behind it. To me, it's one of the days throughout the year where I like to mark the importance of the person I am closest to.

Yes, everyday should be important, and I do think this, but life has this habit of swamping me with work, drama, and countless other day to day distractions that take me away from the person who gives me focus. Valentines' day is, to me, a soft light to help me get back to where I live.

Anniversaries are important too, but they are more a celebration of the commitment, and achievements in a successful long term relationship. For an anniversary, it is the life you have built together that gets the focus.

Holidays such as Thanksgiving, and Christmas are days where the focus is in the celebration of family.

So yes, I do enjoy Valentines' day, for the spirit in which it is intended, not because everything pink and heart shaped has gone on sale.

Well that's great and all Gavin, but why are you bringing this up now, weeks ahead of the actual holiday?

I haven't been in a relationship is a while, and being single gives you time to think. I guess I was feeling things a little closely this year. I needed to get this off my chest so I began visualizing what my Valentines' special page was going to be, and it didn't take long before I had a pretty specific image in mind.

This year I intend to post something fitting for the comic, but also something close and personal. I think that half of what I am doing with this comic is finding a way to say something personal under the cloak of nonchalance. This will be a page that will goes out to anyone feeling like I do. No jokes, or cute characters, just simple and to the point.

On that note, I have to get back to work on the Thank you pages and plan out some new ideas I have for the 3rd and 4th chapters.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and I will see you next update!

Gavin - 01/24/2013