– IDK if any of you remember, but Deena (Meg’s Mom) is a mail carrier.
– If you like original art you might want to check out the Modest Medusa store today. I’ve had some unexpected expenses this Spring so I’ve decided to offer some original art I’ve been holding onto. This includes the original art for Modest Medusa strips 3-12, as well as some more recent pieces. So if you’re interested in the very oldest Modest Medusa strips, check out this sale. These includes the first full appearance of Modest and Marah, the first time Modest speaks, her first Chocodile and more! I’ve signed each strip and added a small character sketch along the bottom! You can see the full sale here.
– Episode 4 of the Yeld actual play podcast is now available! If you want to listen to a cool Yeld narrative for free check it out! Get it here!
It may be because of the headphones but I’m guessing that this is just otherwise normal in a superhero style sci fi fantasy kitchen sink.
Nah, a USPS field employee’s world is pretty much limited to postal boxes and rectangles of paper.
I wonder what it feels like to hit or get hit by the cat? Maybe like a bean bag chair or a stress ball? But like extra crunchy.
Here’s what I imagine: YEARS ago I worked at a game store. For some reason we had a huge pile of those weird old style inflatable clown punching bags in the back? you know the ones that inflate to about 4 feet tall but have a weighted bottom, so when you punch them the bottom always stays on the ground and the clown always pops back up? Google it if you don’t know what I mean. Every summer we would put them out on sale for like $1 and every summer we would sell none. Anyway, for fun we’d throw them at each other. if you got hit with the inflatable end? No problem. Its like getting hit with a balloon. The other end though? It was filled with about 6 pounds of sand, packed into something the size of a takeout container. If you got hit by that it was like being punched. It was soft but heavy, and could knock you down if you weren’t expecting it, especially if it came sailing at your head from 10 feet away.
I imagine getting punched by Halloween Cat feels a lot like a 300 pound version of that.
me and my cousin used to kick one of them back and forth to each other
Thats what they’re good for.
Something tells me, she sees that fight going on and is just like “It’s just another Manic Monday. Wish it were Sunday.”
Couldn’t resist lol
Took me a moment, but I did remember that Meg”s mom is a mail carrier. I was like “I love the juxtaposition of someone going about their daily life while a Kaju battle rages on in the background. Wait, isn’t that Meg’s mom???”
Having your headphones so loud you can’t hear the street around you is a recipe for disaster! I’ve actually just bought a new pair myself (for outside use), and they turned out too be a bit loo loud even at the lowest volume setting, so now I’ll have to either buy new ones (but they weren’t cheap!) or reconvert my phone’s entire music library to have lower volume. Bother.
I routinely walk home with my headphones on full blast. Sometimes with my eyes closed too.
I have bone conduction headsets for specifically that reason.
Before my current job, I used to walk EVERYWHERE, and everywhere enough where people might find it strange, but always avoided noise cancelling headphones because I don’t want to get hit by anything!
Get hit by vehicles twice a year, three years in a row when headphones have NOT had any influence… you wanna be on point for noise still.
Heck my current pair even came with earplugs. “You need noise cancelling? This will help! You’ll still hear your music, though, because we vibrate through the bone!”
I recommend the Shokz brand for wireless bluetooth, though they are slightly pricey. I’ve showered with mine on (oops, the particular model I got wasn’t rated for full waterproof but definitely worked). They are quite good.
Not a paid endorsement, I just have them and find them quite useful.
I need new headphones so I might look into these. Thanks.
I’ve walked the same route 4-7 times a week for almost 10 years. After the first 5 years I was so bored out of my mind I started counting steps. A year later I wondered if I could do it with my eyes closed. It turns out I can. Really easily. I thought it would be super dangerous (its not NOT dangerous), but walking home late at night the route is very well lit and there’s almost no traffic. There’s actually only a few streets I need to cross, and I can tell when I reach a curb and always listen carefully and flail my arms for awhile so any approaching traffic can easily see me. On all but two streets I have to cross there are audible cross walk signals, so I can click those then wait to cross. Its an interesting challenge. I’ve found that I always know exactly where I am based on the pavement, down to a few feet.
I also fell asleep riding my bike home once and didn’t wake up until I fell over in my yard.
The sensation of pavement telling you where you are, that reminds me of Vimes in Terry Pratchett’s Guards subseries of Discworld novels.
I have certain pairs of boots I could do that, too.
You know, the first time I read that I realized I had experienced it. Waaaaaay back when I was working for Adobe and had to leave for work before the busses started running. So it was a 40 minute walk every morning to the train for 2 years (and then another 30 minutes on teh train, where I would read Discworld books). I would often be half asleep, but I realized if I strayed from my path I’d instantly know just because of the way the sidewalk and road felt.
And it’s why USPS postal carriers actually are prohibited from using headphones like this when delivering mail (and in many other situations). I don’t blame Jake (or anyone else who hasn’t worked for the USPS) for not knowing that though, I wouldn’t expect I had a summer job at a post office back in the day. Plus I like the joke.
Thats interesting. I didn’t know that. I think part of the reason is every carrier I know does wear headphones like this. I hope they don’t get in trouble!
Perfect Mothers’ Day issue.
Just a LITTLE late.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds
Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night
Nor giant kaiju monster fight
just need Kaju music now