JEFBOT.501_There, Thereon March 15, 2013 at 12:06 am
Okay, so depression’s contagious, y’all! Which is as good a reason to remain as happy and positive as I can think of. While my main intention for the past couple of comics has been humor, I’ve been moved at just how many BOTreaders have related to jefbot’s depression, either out of empathy and/or personal experience. While poking fun at geek and pop culture is a big part of this strip, I love that you guys respond to and embrace the more serious subjects, too. I really couldn’t ask for a better readership. And don’t worry – jefbot won’t be down for too long. In fact, he’s going to find a good reason to snap out of his funk very soon…
And, hey! There’s a new shirt in The BOTshop! Click here to check it out.
Mouthfuls of Madness Ramen House tee.
Also available in:
• Deep Red
• Stonewash Green
Well well welll. What do we have here?
well lookee that, you just achieved the Shades of Firsting, Jf#300! congrats, and wear them well – these will hide the tears, always:
Ahhhhhhh…. That feeling you have when donning the Shades of Firsting. I am positively glowing with green bot energy. Thanks JB.
Where is Cel anyway? I CRAVE HER SMOKY EYES. MOARRRRR. Please. I really miss Cel. Maybe she could brighten up his day ( or night)
enjoy that energy, Jf#300 – you deserve it! 😀
as for cel – the question of her whereabouts will be answered in the next big storyline coming very soon! glad you’re still keeping the fire burning for her.
Lol. Im burning for Cel. I miss her a lot.
Poor Cornfather. :/
yeah, he caught bot’s depressionism. 🙁
He’ll get out of it, who else could be Chub-man?
Is Cel coming back soon?! She seems to be a good reson for jefBOT to cheer up.
Also, it feels weird to see Cornfather so sad… Its kindof like seeing Santa sad, since he is supposed to be jolly.
I am kinda coming out of my winter depression, thanks to a recent purchase at a local clothes shop. Nothing cheers me up like a happy green summer dress. Now I wait for summer :3
no promises, DAS, but i think you’ll be happy with the next storyline. *looks away shiftily*
as for the Cornfather – yes, even he can get the blues sometimes. glad that green summer dress has lifted you out of yours!
When I got depressed a shot of Ferris Beuller’s day off always cured me.
ooh, that’ll cure what ails ya!
I always feel bad when this happens because of me. I can get super-grumpy/depressed sometimes and always feel awful when I drag someone else down – which makes it worse.
So I try to stay positive as long as possible. Works most of the time, because I usually get blue for stupid non-reasons… 😉
ugh. yeah, i hate that, too, Lars. i know some people that love to flaunt their sadness, just to get more attention and/or spread their misery. i like to be sad in a dark, isolated corner somewhere, only to emerge when i’ve shed my depression.
Good Morning BOTiverse!!!!
I do believe I see a CEL in our future. What can I say…I’m psychotic! Oh I mean psychic!
very possible, Pixie! verrrry possible.
This is one of those “Think before you speak” moments huh? 😉
heh. yeah, kinda is, Bill!
Never let it be said that the Cornfather didn’t think of… himself. 😉 These strips that portray the Cornfather as so self focused always make me wonder how much is comedic license and home much is Michael. I hope it is mostly comedic license!
I hope you are getting out enough and not hiding in your apt. That is a sure way to end up seriously depressed (at least for me!).
So now that you have more time for Jefbot… any plans to get back to the Cel and Musashi story line?
heheh. funny you’d interpret today’s comic that way, Shanna. while the Cornfather has gotten more-and-more distinct from his counterpart in the real world, today’s portrayal does blur the lines a bit. i won’t say how much. 🙂
and, yes: good advice about getting out of the apartment! my instinct is to get all hermit-like and isolated but – for sanity’s sake – i do try and get out at least once a day. i’m planning on getting back to the gym, too, as much for mental reasons as for physical ones.
as for cel and Mu: outlook is good.
yeah, if i ever feel bad, i just go for a drive through east st. louis
makes whatever i’m feeling bad about seem insignificant compared to the place they filmed “escape from new york” in.
ha! that would make me feel pretty good, too, Hairball. i should find a place in L.A. like that – i’m sure there’s gotta be tons of former future dystopian movie locations around here. 🙂
Nicely done, CF.
he did get jefbot to forget about his own problems for now, Anime fan!
That’s one way to cure depression – pass it on to someone else.
Bear in mind it’s not very nice thing to do… Now go get Cornfather some chocolate Bot, that works too.
bot didn’t mean to, Maryz! maybe this sadness needs to be exorcised, like an evil spirit! will hot chocolate drive it out?
I’m in a small depression myself here. I had all these great plans for my speing break and all of them fell apart. Now I’m sitting around my house waiting for some people to come fix a fence that they didn’t install correctly. (not even two weeks and the boards are already falling off, what shoddy work!) At least Jefbot has a friend to be with, even if the both of them are depressed.
sorry to hear about your plans gone awry, GB – hopefully that fence will get fixed, new plans will be made, and all will be good again! and, yes – it’s nice to have friends when one’s a bit blue. 🙂
Sometimes a little outside perspective is needed in life. It always makes me feel weird to compare myself to others misfortunes, but it does sometimes help me see that my life isn’t all that bad.
true dat, Saeed – there’s always someone worse off. that’s why it can be helpful for a pick-me-up to watch some crappy reality tv. 🙂
My best friends and I have a rule—we can’t all collapse at the same time. There must be at least one Designated Back Patter and Provider of Frozen Dairy Products on call.
So far, so good.
ha! i like that you and your friends can manage your feelings in this way, Sarah W! i fear a system like this among my own friends would quickly break down.
Aw, hey little guy…. You doing okay, buddy? …You want a soda? …You wanna go to McDonald’s? Okay we’ll go to McDonald’s~
yes! McDonald’s fries (and a hot fudge sundae) always make the day a little better, Foxmouse.
Also, awesome tshirt XD
thanks, JR! glad you can empathize and happy you like the shirt!
Maybe he’ll find a spaceship or two? hint, hint! And here, share this with all of your friends, enemies, and weird people you meet. It’s my desperate attempt to get to the paralympics… http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/get-curt-to-the-world-cup
sending good luck vibes your way, Oz! and, hey – looks like your goal has been met! WOOOO! now THAT’s something to be happy about. hope the donations keep rolling in! 😀
Yeah, doing better than I expected, unfortunately the website defaulted to the lowest funding setting when I set it up, but any amount is a good amount!
Having seen, “The Ramen Girl,” does this mean that you’re drinking his bath water?
heh. possibly. it does look like Cthulhu is enjoying himself in there, W.D. Pat. 🙂
Getting into the lost-purpose unemployment funk, are we?
i’m sure i would be if doing these strips didn’t keep me so busy, E. A. Setser!
I meant Character Jefbot, not Reality Jefbot. But yeah, I know what you mean.
Really? Everyone including myself are thinking about Cel? So weird.
So, tonight I’m singing on stage for my friends band, at a real dive bar and three women( girls?) who are incredibly drunk decide I’m singing awesome songs and they decide to climb the stage..
I swear my girl was going to kill them, and luckily for them the bouncer was the one that got them off stage.. I almost laughed into the microphone, imagining my 95 pound girl, kicking the butts of these 3 women, who were probably each basically twice her size.
Should never had taught her how to fight..
yep! seems y’all are itchin’ for some cel, Satoshieyes. hold tight.
and i’m happy to hear your night didn’t end in tragedy! who knew singing awesome songs could be so dangerous? 😉
I’ve dealt with depression to the point of being suicidal. It must run in the family because my cousin had taken his life nearly ten years ago. Part of my depression comes from the fact that I haven’t really made anything out of myself. I’m still living in an apartment and working two jobs instead of living in my own house and owning my own business. I don’t have a lot of friends to spend time with or a lot of time on my hands. However, I did manage to get out to comics and sci=fi conventions, see some bands, go to amusement parks, climb rock faces and celebrate Mardi Gras. I haven’t been able to land good jobs to build either my resume or my bank account. Though I’d like to move out of York and start my life over (as much as possible), I have neither the money nor the connections to make it happen. The older I get, the more this will depress and frustrate me. Granted, I noticed that I’m aging slower than most people but eventually my aging will catch up with me and then it’ll be too late to put my life together. I dread this most of all.
with the conventions, concerts, amusement parks, climbing and partying (not to mention your two jobs,) it sounds like you’re keeping busy, Rainey, which is half the battle! find your passion and just keep working at it – even in small amounts. sometimes that can turn into a business, and even if it doesn’t – you’re doing something you love, and it’s keeping your brain occupied. find the stuff that makes you happy and concentrate on that. it’s awesome to have a plan, but don’t let it control your life or get you down thinking about it. keep your head up and moving forward! from what i’ve seen here in your comments, you’re awesome! 🙂
Look what you did Bot! LOOK WHAT YOU DID!
i’m sorry, TCG! I’M SORRY!!! Corn will be alright, i guarantee. 😉
NO. CF, I LOVE YOU. Y’know, my love for CF makes me feel like a fan girl. Like he’d be the Orlando Bloom of my life or something. I end up crying cause I hate seeing others cry not cause I’m sad. If your eyes are all red or I hear that cracked voice, I’m done.
just don’t be disappointed if the Cornfather IRL is a bit (or a lot) different than the Cornfather of JEFbot, Nat! heheh.
and i hate seeing people sad, too. even in cheesy commercials, that can get to me.
The first sixth of the year is the hardest for me.
…I need a hug.
*HUG ATTACK!* hope that helped, Whistle-Tall, even if only a little bit. 🙂
Ahhh, CF is sensitive just like me. No wonder you think sensitive people are cool.
sensitive people are the best, Bender_Sastre! 😀