Ponderings with little bursts of cartoon art.
pointless struggle [ˈpointlis ‘strəgəl]: the state between wanting to stuff one’s face with a book (or a series or a genre or a- you get it) and booking a flight to Antarctica to get away from said book (or a series or a genre or a- you get it).
Also, being a reader.
|See, it’s pointless. (Source)|
There are all kinds of feelings associated with reading and as the years pass, so does the need to extend the feeling of anticipation. Of prolonging the foretaste. I would know this since I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows two years after its release (which means I read it five years after Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). That’s some struggle, huh.
|Also, muggles everywhere. (Source)|
However, it gets complicated because the more books I read, the more books I want to read. And so the struggle begins. And never ends.
|Pretty much. (Source)|
What is better, though? Reading a book for the first time ever and falling in love with it or rereading it over and over and over?
|Seriously, which one? (Source)|
If a book is good, the first instinct is to keep reading it until it’s all over. However, when it is all over and it was phenomenal, then a feeling creeps up on the reader. The feeling that it was all over so soon and I should’ve waited and oh my God, what did I just do? Cue book hangover and the aftereffects of pulling so many facial muscles.
|Cyan: What are you reading? Nemi: My diary from the 10th grade.
Words just got superfluous. (Source)
Sometimes the struggle is all about a genre. Can’t get enough of a genre? No problem, just embrace it in any way possible.
|Books infiltrate everything. (Source)|
We struggle when someone questions our love for fictional characters because their existence is irrelevant.
|Nothing is typical when we heart eyes characters. (Source)|
However, it’s a good idea to not interrupt a reader when they’re reading because then they probably struggle with doing something much more vicious than Nemi. Trust me, you don’t want to add to it.
|Some people never listen. (Source)|
Sometimes we are the books.
|Too many books will do this to your brain. It’s awesome. (Source)|
But we love our books. Sometimes a little too much.
|Avoid? You mean deprived. (Source)|
|Can’t say this enough. (Source)|
Thanks for introducing me to Nemi, I love it! I recognize myself in a lot of those pictures and I love the one with the Stephen King quote. So true 🙂
Reading a book for the first time ever and falling in love with it or rereading it over and over and over?
-Diffcult question, because I love both feelings. It's awesome to return to a world I've fallen in love with (like HP), but at the same time falling in love with a book for the first time.. It's so special when that happens and it doesn't happen a second time.
I have a few genres I love so much, I read them all the time and I'm not ashamed of it. I like to branch out, but in the end I always return to the genres I adore.
Oh my goodness, how have I never heard of Nemi before!? SO relatable. And of course I love this post!! I struggle with a lot of these things too. Especially the mixed feeling I get when I only have one book left in a beloved series. Like SO excited to find out what happens, but absolutely DREADING the ending at the same time. Pretty much why it felt like the end of an era when the last HP book was out and there was nothing left *sobs*
Shannelle C. says
Well, if that's Tangled, I totally missed the reference! And those comics are just GREAT. (The all-caps is necessary and you know it.) I just love how you feature comics a lot lately!
I like the first image the most because sometimes I get so into a book that I wish the author could make a next one, even though there is almost no way and it would probally go very differently, but i like the authors telling of the story, their leveling out of the certain story elements that are different from your own likes and dislikes, like you are entering the actual characters minds and personalities, sometimes when i finish a really long book that im into, I unknowingly act like the characters temporarily, then i wake up and am like =I im actually acting this way? I like your character Nemi, she reminds me of myself sometimes or how i wish my life was like almost all the time. She reminds me of people i like who are around me that i wish i could be friends with but my unchangeable image prevents me from doing so in life, i hope you keep making your great comics and that more people can see them.