I wish you would stop rubbing that lamp in that creepy way

This one took a long time, both in choosing my wishes and in cobbling them together. Here they are in all their glory.

It definitely felt weird to throw full prescription bottles into the trash, but a symbol is a symbol. I was (and still am) concerned about how the second panel might be interpreted – for the record, I wholeheartedly support the investigation. I haven’t watched so much C-SPAN in my life. The camel ranch is less ambiguous. I just like camels.

All 3 pictures were taken in the same room with the same camera (my phone…) and I ran them through the built in photo editor. I used the “Instant” filter and from there I played with the finer details of the lighting and coloring until I struck a balance I liked. Afterwards, I sent the photos to my computer where I opened them up in Paint.net, resized them to 250×250, and shoved them together with a 7px border around the perimeter and a 5px border between the photos. To outline the captions, I wrote them in a single new layer, isolated from the photos. Then I created a third layer where I marked over them with one 40px line of black and one 32px line of… beige-ish. Once that was done, I merged the 2nd (text) and third (lines) layers so that the lines would appear to surround the text, making it look like stickers. I probably made it much more complicated than it had to be, but I did make it. The captions use Turkeyface from dafont.com.

I should note that this daily create is heavily inspired by a softer world, a webcomic I followed for a while.

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