Foolish Child #80: It Never Ends

In a six panel comic, Dickens contemplates all of the major tragedies of 2020. First they remember on when we all thought the pandemic could be over "in a month, we just have to stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask." Then they remember the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Finally, they are reflecting on their recent experience with the wildfires in California as an emergency responder responsible to encourage people to evacuate. In the final two panels, Dickens' child asks if they can play outside again, to which they respond that it is "105 degrees and raining ash in California." In the second panel, Dickens and their partner stand outside and watch the orange skies of Northern California. Their partner says "The movies always made the apocalypse seem... obvious. This is just... Wednesday." ..

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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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  1. Ooof way to accurate. The movies also didn’t predict that part of the apocalypse would happen due to a gender reveal party & it’s not the first time to happen in the southwest. Probably because most movies aren’t written by LGBTQ women & nb folks.

  2. I decided to try and add a divorce to the year because parenting a house full of kids during a pandemic wasn’t enough to go with the racism and threats to our existence due to climate change? Goodness. Take care.

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