Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sometimes I Have a Lousy Sense of Humor...





I went back and forth as to whether to post this strip.

My reaction to the events at Virginia Tech here touches on a bit of insensitivity that I'm not entirely comfortable with revealing. Obviously I can't even begin to imagine the heartbreak that family and friends of the victims are feeling right now. I feel a great sympathy to these survivors of what can only be called a completely senseless massacre. I have no wish to insult their pain with anything that could be construed as any type levity regarding their loss. My reaction is that of a selfish nature; thinking first of my family, and a sense of the helplessness toward protecting my own children that an event such as this can evoke. Perhaps the whole thing reveals the same selfish nature that compels me to pen an autobiographical strip in the first place.

If I erred in posting this strip, I did so in the sake of honesty.

3 comments:

DerikB said...

Humor is one of the ways we deal with things like this (pain, tragedy, etc). I think you're fine in posting it. (But, hell, some people think I'm insensitive.)

Neil said...

I agree. Humor is one of the ways in which people try to hide their emotions when uncomfortable with a situation. If anything, the poinancy of the strip is that you (or at least, the you character) is touched so much that you need to find some outlet to express it, but don't know how other than to joke abou it.

Tymmi said...

Thanks, guys, for the reassurance.

I guess my next question would be whether any of that comes across in just the strip, without the apologia below? I'm not sure it does...

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