<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Calliope:
<B>Well, this tears it.<P>I now declare POCKET on indefinite hiatus while I try and sort out the rest of my life. If I even can. It's just not working at all anymore. All I've been is a letdown to everyone who still even cares, and I'm sorry. I'm sorry I couldn't draw, and that the storyline's falling to pieces. I'm sorry I've been putting my own burdens out here for you to worry about. I'm sorry for wasting your time.<P>Maybe someday I can get this back together. Don't hold your breath. I don't deserve it.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>In reverse order:
1. Yes, You are. Ergo, we will wait patiently, and speculate on the progress you're going through, and hoping that things work out.<P>2.The storyline looked like it was coming together, actually; If it's falling apart at your end, it's because you are having too many problems, and it's hard as hell to concentrate on something like this when your life is going to hell in a hand basket.<P>3. "Hiatus" is probably a good thing- it gives you time to get the problems you're facing sorted out, recharge your batteries, etc. Lots of comics go on Hiatus, some for as long as a year or more (Look at Help Desk- he had a year where he only posted 2 updates!) I actually understand how hard it is to keep a non-gagaday strip working when life is interfering.<P>4. Finally: I posted the Topic in Jest, I wasn't serious (although there is the apparent need for some Emotional Support), I was not meaning to be offensive, or, to seem to be meaning offense.(crud, english skills degrading...)On the other hand- I did mean that I was anticipating the resolution of Calliope's problems, and, eagerly awaiting a continuation, both of the Story, and, of her return to the MB, given the wit and sharpness of her normal mode of reply, which I enjoyed greatly.
Ms. Scott: Please accept my humblest apologies, both on my part, and those others who posted in a thoughtless manner, and hurt your feelings. I wish you well, and, hope that your situation improves. Until then, I will still check back periodically to see if there is news from you, that might point to an end to the hiatus, or, the beginning of a new project. Why? You can write, and, your art is very good. This is becoming less common as more and more Webcomics are appearing on the scene, most of whom are retreads of what's already succeeded. Your stuff is ORIGINAL, it doesn't resemble anyone else's stuff, It isn't a ripoff of what's already out there, and, it's good.
Okay, so I have to wait a bit longer.
big deal, I endured three years in the Army, this should be a cakewalk by comparison.
Just this: "Don't let the Bastards Grind You Down." and don't let the idiots get you down on yourself. WE WILL STILL CARE, after all, some of us have been lingering for a fairly long time now, and we aren't just going to give up on ya because some moron decides that you can't hack it.
It would be nice if you dropped a line in here once in a while, just so's we know that you are well (if not completely sane anymore), and, so that you can suck up whatever "good vibes" can be sent via this medium. (You know, rebuild that damaged ego and such) and, so that you can remember, out there, that not everyone is out to run your life.
okay, I'm done now.
you may now commence to the flaming.