This one took a long time, both in choosing my wishes and in cobbling them together. Here they are in all their glory.
— Rebecca Schaeffer (@rivy3ds) May 24, 2017
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.