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There's no such thing as too late. That's why they invented death -Walter Matthau (Out to sea)
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18 Aug 18
. @metheridge &all here with touchscreens

Right now, notice where your head is in space. Is it out forward over your chest, or is it more directly up and over your shoulders?
If not,then,as if someone pulled a thread from the top of your skullcap straight up...pullyour head up-
-and put your head back direct over your shoulders.
Doing this a little each day will loosen your back muscles & arm muscles a bit. (might even help with pain)

I bet you're nearsighted & put your head down to the screen when you read, just like me.

Now, about those arms-
- This is a noticing piece.
I hold my pencil and mouse tight. Death grip. Been working on loosening for years.
I rest by not using either.

Turns out, touch screening a phone, uses the same death poke, and the arm up in the same tightly bent position.

Check how you're doing it
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15 Aug 18
And for my #visuallyimpaired folks, I will #type out the #text of that #image, down here. Cuz the data is #important. (one of these days I'll get all my comics done with text properly on the site)

Starts here: Hello, It's Trish Malone, creator of #NKVSSP and slightly hurty -
- artist monkey.
And it's just struck me now, so bear with me.
My forearm, right at the elbow, is needles and fire. It happens. And Overuse is the #1 suspect. Turns out today though, overuse is actually #2.

As a patient with #EhlersDanlosSyndrome, I have to be on top of, -
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10 Aug 18
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Due to #overuse (read, #trying to be what i #usedtobe, and #computing every day)

I must stop the majority of my right arm usage for a week. Maybe 2.

#OnWithTheShow!

#NKVSSP #webcomics #webcomicchat #comicbookhour #Disability #kitteh #puppy #lefty #ouch
I've been a bit #reluctant to talk about #issues

My #health is up & down, and I'm used to it.
I get around, or I lay down (laying down while typing right now)
&now that my forearm is burnin, I'll be doing this a little less as previously stated.

fine enough, but lets talk bout-
-internalized disabili-phobia. (gimmee a break,& gimmee the word if it exists)

it kinda works like internalized homophobia really. I pulled inside all of the shit I've heard for years. all of the hate, all of the "there's no place for you, so go and die already". all inside-
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27 Jul 18
Here we have the beginning of the #show!
Kinda hot, but the first cloud loomed (pretty!)
We set up behind the #drums in the back 😊

For those who've never been to #DenverBotanicalGardens , imagine the #stage at the center bottom of an inverse pyramid.
Melissa Etheridge coming down the side ramp toward the stage!

This photo is bleached out cuz of the intense sun beating down on us (before the rest of the clouds would sweep across the sky)
Unsure which songs these are from.
The #lineup #featured #songs from #YourLittleSecret and back.
A fun #memory lane trip for my veteran show going friends, and a good #show for my newbie friends to walk into 😊
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23 Jul 18
I'm officially back online! woot!
& I've noticed something.

for someone who has reading difficulties, I do far better reading the news than watching it. (with a few caveats)

I start my morning by scanning twitter and FB.
trending names or story titles only.

THEN, research-
-begins. Who said what? Who is reporting what? Which news source?

I'll check across a couple written sources, note which facts appear in those reports. (tones change all the time, but the base facts stay the same)

I try to stick to news I can do something about.

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Doing something being, Who can I tell? Can I call? Is our representative in town and responsive? (sarcastic, yet serious q)

If I can't do something about it, can someone else do? (I know people doing things related to specific topics) (we pick specialties)

Sound is worse-
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6 Jul 18
Boppin about this evening & ran across this #article
Are you #Emotionally #Repressed?
harleytherapy.co.uk/counselling/em…
How do the kids say it nowadays? I feel #calledout?
I've gotten much better,but i can still recall a time when I thought the epitome of feeling good, was feeling nothing
Seriously, if you're #reading down the #list going, "That's me, that's me, that's me, and oooooo is that EVER me!"

I'd definitely #recommend getting some #help with the matter.
It's taken years to be #comfortable in my own skin.
Years of breaking the old records in my head
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-And as #Ralph would say, Totally worth it!

It's a freakin #relief, to cry a tiny bit in a #movie theatre at a moving point in the film, without having to expend all the extra #energy in "did someone see me?"
#exhausting!

and that's just one tiny perk :)

I #lookforward to-
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17 Jun 18
We are just shy of a full #Doctorwho #bingo board.
We have #riversong, #amypond, #rory, #osgoode, #donnaNoble #cyberman, #weepingangel, #k9, #dalek, spaceman(who turned out the lights) and doctors 1,4,7,9,10,11,12, and 13 ❤

If u got one that aint listed, drop on by g-2 #DCC 😂
Harkness! We've got #captain #jackHarkness 😊
I got back to my sister's house. Put my other pj pants on.
Laid down, waiting for the rain to stop so we could get drawing stuff out of the car.... And poof!
It was the next morning 😂

So.... Here we go, end of the show!
We only made it to 20 if 25 unique Who costumes-
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8 Jun 18
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My lovelies, the comic will be late.
I need to chase down #paperwork to keep my #life humming along, and they manifested with a super tight #deadline. cuz they do that sometimes.

#NKVSSP #ninjakitty #Puppy #webcomics #webcomicchat #comicbookhour
The image here is the raw ink of a watercolour
It's a copy of the image on the back of my flag that I hang on my walker when I go to DCC, or NDK.

On the flag it reads "LOOK AT MY BUTT!" "And come see the comics on the other side!"

Folks have asked for a print (I'm gonna try)
I am hopeful that today's comic will post around 8-10pm MST.

(well, i'm also hopeful that I'll get it all done earlier than that too. I am an optimist at heart)
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31 May 18
I got to explain #GayPanic and #UselessLesbian to my pysch today 😂

These are terms I just learned (over the last few months myself) that described succinctly, what the heck is going on with my brain.

To unpack these terms, I'm going to start you with Sappho.
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“Sweet mother, I cannot weave –
slender Aphrodite has overcome me
with longing for a girl.” –Sappho

To everyone, we've almost all been in this feeling. (i cannot speak for Ace)
Someone we see or meet, and their presence just #dazzles us into #malfunction (however brief)

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- it's a pretty common #human #feeling. (again, cannot speak for Ace, and that's ok, y'all are lovely :) )

now here's where #GayPanic sets in... we feel the feels...omg. wow.
and our brains go into... IS THIS DANGER????

I'm sorry to say, our panic does start there.
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