Being a Bum

Today was quite a mentally exhausting day. Working at a psychiatric hospital, you eventually learn not to take the problems home with you. And overall, I’ve done a pretty good job of leaving work at work. However, there are certain days that are just hard not to take home with you. One of the most upsetting things about working with children is seeing the amount of sexual abuse that goes on. I was shocked at how often this happens when I started over there, and even more shocked to find how hard it is to prosecute offenders. When they do get prosecuted, they’re only in jail for a year or two, then they’re back on the streets. Sexual trauma has such a huge effect on children. In my opinion, people who do this to kids should be locked up with the key thrown away. While they are satisfying their addictions, they are ruining the lives of these kids, or at least making their lives alot more challenging than they need to be.

So after all of that, I had decided that I was going to go to the gym again to work off some steam. But I made the mistake of laying down in bed first and now I’m in my pajamas going nowhere.

On a totally different note, Subterranean Press released the cover for their version of Neil Gaiman’s M is for Magic, which I have already ordered and I was so disappointed. The cover is just horrible in my opinion. Yesterday’s blog post had the most anticipated cover, and this has to be the most disappointing cover. Oh well, at least it’s signed and numbered by one of my favorite authors.

One other thing I wanted to mention was that Endicott Studio had a post today about a new book on Charles Vess being released. It’s Modern Masters Volume 11 and it’s subject is Charles Vess and it looks amazing. It focuses mostly on his graphic novel and comic book work. Looking forward to this one!


6 Responses

  1. You’re not a bum, Chris. It must be exhausting having a job like that and so frustrating. I wish you strength and I think a little relaxing jammie time is a good thing.

    As to the Gaiman cover . . . holy Toledo. What are they thinking? Good thing Gaiman already has a following, I’d say.

  2. I know, that cover is awful! There’s a larger print version coming out as well that I’ll pick up as a reading copy and that cover isn’t bad. This is just a signed/limited thing, so I had to order it. Horrible though, huh!

    Thanks for the wishes 🙂 I really do enjoy my job. Just frustrating sometimes.

  3. I was calling you to motivate your ass to go to the gym lol. You can be my project from far away.

  4. yeah, there’s no way in hell I’m going today. Definitely tomorrow though. I’ll be your project.

  5. I don’t hate the cover, but it isn’t great, and not something I’d really associate with Neil Gaiman if it didn’t have his name on it…

    Oh and sod the gym. PJs and a good book, that’s what I say! Then, gyms are like kryptonite to me. *grin*

  6. yeah, i think that’s my real prob with the book…there’s nothing at all about it that says Neil Gaiman.

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