#912 "Tea helps activate the body's natural awakogens"

November 30th, 2011, 4:53 pm

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The door later gets a moustache
and spanish helmet and gets it own
spinoff series as The Concusstadoor.
It is not a critical or commercial
success.

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Reply NtKGar, November 30th, 2011, 4:58 pm

3 Bummy So I've been playing Zelda: Skyward Sword lately, which has been making me neglect Skyrim. It's good Zelda :)

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Reply NtKPaige, November 30th, 2011, 5:11 pm

800! Yay Neko! We've reached 800 strips. When we hit 1,000, we'll have a party! Well,WE'LL have a party, I dunno what you lot are going to do, but sure if you're in the area stop in for a cup of tea or cheap booze and a chat!

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Reply murrkitteh, November 30th, 2011, 5:08 pm

Skyrim!!! I have a job and minor depression that makes me neglect Skyrim... btw nice spider bummy! (bipolar week, everybody is doing it)

Reply NtKGar, November 30th, 2011, 5:12 pm

There's a bipolar week? Is that like shark week?

Edit: I'm undiagnosed, but pretty sure I've got some manner of depressive disorder. So seeing as it's bipolar week, here's my take:

It's not easy living in a constant state of low-grade despair, struggling to hang on to the notion that you're actually an OK person, and never quite believing it 100%. It's hard to hang on to the moments that make you happy when you're constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop, and knowing in your heart that when the world inevitably crumbles around you once again, it's somehow going to be your fault. It's tough to keep going when every loss is permanent, every failure irredeemable, and you've got no-one to blame but yourself. Worse than the endless misery is the sense that you deserve it. That there's something inside you that's just plain wrong.

So you hollow yourself out.

You become silent for fear your opinions or the substance of your character will offend. You stay single to avoid heartbreak. You deaden your emotions because at least numbness isn't pain. It's a living death. It's limbo. It's a cold and desolate hell, and every time you try to claw your way out, something comes along to knock you back down into it. Eventually, the Pit becomes Home.

You stop trying to escape. You stop trying to do anything. Whatever tiny glimmer of hope that's keeping you alive is so small and dim and fragile that one more failure or rejection could extinguish it forever, and you just can't run that risk.

So you become detatched, watching your life pass by and participating as little as possible, because hey, at least that way you can't make things worse, right?

You maintain the status quo, and as far as everyone else is concerned you seem fine. There's stuff you like, you laugh at jokes and worry about money. You have your good days and your bad days. Maybe you're a little quiet or a little moody and distant sometimes, but for the most part, you just seem...normal. You're getting by. You're functioning, and for the most part people can't tell that you're functioning as an automaton. It's an invisible illness that eats away at your humanity.

And it's common.

Whether it's a disease or a simply disposition I'm not qualified to say, but there are millions of people out there who have gone through or are going through something similar. Sometimes severely. Sometimes for years. Sometimes for decades. For the most part, in silence.

Kind of feels good to have it out in the open to be honest. I try to keep it out of the comic because, well...it's not funny.

Anyway, if there are millions that suffer, that means there are millions that understand. Millions that YOU understand. You're not alone, no matter how much it might seem that way. You've been there, you know what it's like. You have no idea how many people have been there too. People you might have known for years and have always seemed fine. People who, like you, never really talk about it, because honestly what's to talk about? It's fear and emptiness and isolation, there's no real REASON for it. None that doesn't make you sound like a dumb emo kid, anyway. I mean, everyone's got problems, right?

Right.

And that's where compassion comes from.

If I've described you here, then you are someone very much like me. I don't know how many of you there are. It's entirely possible that I'm describing everyone at some point or another. In which case the world is, a much kinder place than I give it credit for, and everyone's just to scared to show it.

I'll throw in some Dickens here because because I'm classy, and because it's that time of year: "There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say, Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, -- apart from the veneration due to its sacred origin, if anything belonging to it call be apart from that, -- as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people as if they really were fellow-travellers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."

Which I think is a nice way to look at the world.

Happy Bipolar Week everyone!

Reply Tex, November 30th, 2011, 5:16 pm

Skyrim is superior, but I've still been meaning to check out skyward sword.

Stupid 4 year old wii.

Reply Shiek (Guest), November 30th, 2011, 5:28 pm

Get skyward Sword! though the bad guy looks like a damn rapeist

Reply Tex, November 30th, 2011, 5:32 pm

And ganon DOESN'T?!

A seven foot tall man with makeup, and a huge nose that just yells "imma rape ya bitch!"

Reply sailoryue (Guest), November 30th, 2011, 10:10 pm

nah, Vaati gives off more of a rapist feel, ganon gives off pedobear vibes

Reply Dark Blood End, November 30th, 2011, 10:15 pm

But neither of them act like Orochimaru from Naruto. Lord "What's-his-face" does.

For the record I do believe that Skyward Sword is better that Skyrim. but if we combine them...

Reply Compiemunky, December 1st, 2011, 3:08 am

Same, Skyward sword is taking over from skyrim, but i never miss a NtK update :D
lol Keno has invaded Neko's Comment area XD

Reply NtKPaige, December 1st, 2011, 3:40 am

Yeah, Keno seems intent on antagonising Neko lately. So far we've been able to keep him under control, but as you can see, he slipped in under our radars last night!

Reply NtKGar, December 1st, 2011, 3:41 am

It's his special area.

Also, Legend of Zelder Scrolls: Skyrim Sword would be amazing. An Elder Scrolls style (and sized) world full of Zelda-style puzzles and secrets as well as shitloads of quests would take ages to design, but at least people would die playing it.

Reply jerqod, December 1st, 2011, 6:52 am

thanks alot you people! Now I want that game which does not exist

Reply murrkitteh, December 1st, 2011, 4:49 pm

Wow I've been having a really bipolar week (so does every body) and well Your response to my response made my day. I'll have to bookmark and maybe even add it as my background on my phone... Sir you speak the truth and speak it well. :)

Reply RoboKitty, December 2nd, 2011, 7:59 am

On a Happier Note I just noticed that Sarah has really big feet.

I personally like both Neko and Keno down at the bottom of the strip (mostly because I adore Keno[and Neko too, but he always gets the bottom of the strip. It's good to have Keno there too for a change]).

Reply DrakeFeatherwing, June 18th, 2012, 1:05 am

Spider Bummy in the last panel, that is...

Reply TheDevine1 (Guest), October 28th, 2012, 9:17 pm

Thank You I've been quietly enjoying Neko the Kitty for many years. I would periodically check back every few months during the comic hiatus and was pleasantly surprised when my favorite kitties returned.

I've been doing an intense archive run, reading comics and all the comments and today... I just had to post. Your comment on the "bipolar week" just really moved me. I've been there... am still there, often... It very eloquently sums up everything I've been struggling to say for many, many years. If I credit you (of course), would you be opposed to my posting that as a note on Facebook? It simply says everything I never could and I would like to not lose it in the midst of the endless data on my computer.

Thank you for always brightening my days with Neko the Kitty. You're quite fantastic. ^.^

Reply NtKGar, October 29th, 2012, 7:53 am

@TheDivine: Honoured to have reached you, and glad you came back. By all means, share. You're quite fantastic too :)

Reply magic_beefy, December 5th, 2012, 11:22 am

Legend of Zelda Badguys Ganon is a giant pig-creature, not a man, so Tex your probably thinking of Ganondorf (Ganon's human disguise from OaT on)

Reply CuddlyCat (Guest), February 18th, 2013, 11:29 am

Concusstadoor hover the courser over the strip to learn the fate of the door that gave gar a concussion and defeated a superhero the fate of the concusstador and its unheard of mini series. Look at the Neko above me that looks like a troll face.

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