Mookie’s day off.

I get a “day off” today from watching my son.  My wife gets to hang out with him today, so I get to do all the things I don’t get to do when I have him.  I have lofty goals to achieve: buckle down on Issue 10’s script and draft out the important parts of our third storyline; clean my office of its clutter to provide a more pleasant work environment for myself and to make the house look nicer as a whole; now that the snow is beginning to melt, maybe do some work outside the house to prepare for the coming of Spring.  With an entire day free of the constant responsibility of watching a child who is one hundred percent dependent on you, I am going to own this day and get so much done.

Or that’s what I’d like to think is going to happen.

I’ll probably play League of Legends co-op games (I don’t go near PvP) to build up enough IP to unlock that cool new support champion, Bard, because anyone who knows me can bank on me wanting anything with the name “bard” attached to it.  I’ll probably play some more WildStar to build up enough Renown to unlock those cool new costume pieces for my characters, because dammit my space engineer needs a cowboy hat.  I will probably play some Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer to hopefully gather enough materials to unlock new armor for my agents, because my Legionnaire needs to look like… do you guys see a bad, bad pattern emerging here?

I don’t think I’m unique in having lofty goals for a “day off” and accomplishing, well, nothing of importance.  Men and women everywhere have been vegetating through their days off for ages.  I should buck the trend now that I’ve consciously addressed it and make certain that this is a day where I look back on my accomplishments with pride.  Will I actually have the energy to do it, or does my space engineer need new cowboy boots?

Anyone who really knows me can tell you how today is going to turn out.

About Michael

Michael Terracciano loves comic books, superheroes, outer space, and telling stories. His friends call him "Mookie." He spent the last ten years as the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire." He enjoys spending time with his wife and their three cats. His favorite planet is Jupiter because it's awesome. He wants having superpowers to be fun again, and for this to be a universe you want to escape to, not from. He hopes you enjoy reading Star Power.