Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm honestly drunk

Honestly, as in with out a doubt.

Many brain cells (bothans) died to bring you this information.

Okay, so my goal is to be a honest drunk. Least I can do.

I keep hearing these stories of people with memory loss, or loss of inhibitions, when sufficiently sauced, so to speak. My current state of inebriation is due to my workplace peer pressure and me most likely possessing the alcoholist gene. In any case, as I suffer no memory loss, and a limited amount of control loss, I intend to make the most out of it ( many brain cells died etc. )

So, what can I tell you?

  • With my age and training injuries, I have a bunch of constant sources of pain (injuries) which stop bugging me when I'm sufficiently drugged, or drunk.
  • While I'm having trouble focusing my eyes, I retain a majority of my cognitive capacity.
Regarding the second point, I hear that there's a risk of mixing the inane with the profound, so YMMV.
I am, as a concept, interested in the concept of altered states of consciousness, but as a rule, anything that diminishes my general cognitive ability in the long term, is out of the question. Brain cell death due to alcohol, happens occasionally, and mostly due to a combination of (alcoholism gene excuse) + (peer pressure). 

Why you no draw? 
Mm.. okay, I can haz scanner, but it might-or-might-not be a contributor to OS crashes I've been suffering lately. Also, my day job as a software developer, is not super-conductive towards putting drawing medium on a drawing surface. ( not sure if that makes sense ) 

Why I still wanna draw? 
I have dream notebooks. That is, books of about 1/2 inch thick, hardcover, which are filled with comics and drawings from start to end. I see them in my dreams. 

In other words, I dream stories, and even when I don't, I dream scenes. These are draw-worthy. Especially, as my skill is still better than 80-90% of existing web comics. 

(my most recent High Quality web comic discovery being Spinnerette. )


Ben Oliver said...

Hey, I thought Europeans knew how to drink responsibly! ^^;

I can give recommendations, but then, I come from a background where alcohol is prohibited.

Stay safe! Don't self-medicate too bad!

Esa Karjalainen said...

Europeans might know how to drink responsibly. Finnish people cannot drink without trying to get drunk. "No alcohol" is a great policy almost all of the time (above 99%).
In japan, I saw a huge billboard boldly declaring "Let's Self-medication!" I might have a photo of it somewhere, That should be sufficiently àpropros.