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February 18, 2011
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End Program by TomPreston End Program by TomPreston
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EDIT: Ok guys, this is NOT a Reboot reference. I don't recall any time during the TV show where a character says "End Program" like that. I do recall them saying "Reboot" and donning costumes in the purple gamecubes, which is what I think everyone is confusing this with. This is a Star Trek reference for when characters want to exit the Holodeck.

EDIT: I'm also a little disturbed by how many people seem to think this is "funny." I never meant it to be, but then again I just might be a little too close to the subject matter to see it from any other perspective...
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Ah, I too have felt as such. It's like you just feel like there is something else, something bigger out there, that you can't reach. This comic is relate-able, painful, sad, and funny all at once, like a dromedy in art form.
However I feel like you rushed a bit on the last frame of this comic. Something about the character anatomy strikes me as off for the last one but not enough to ruin the impact. The detailed background is great. There is some uneven shading between the character's body parts (for example, judging by the angle of the light, I think there would be a bit more shading on the side of his face in panel 3.)
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Even though the subject matter of this comic is the very serious topic of depression, I can't help but chuckle at this. I think we've all been here when we're having a crappy day and we can just make it all vanish. The Star Trek Holodeck reference is what really makes me laugh.

The subdued colours really enhance gloomy mood of this poor guy. The comic is also very well paced. I've seen many that would have gone straight from the "tapping the combadge" panel and right to the sighing one. Taking a break in the dialogue and having the character look around in a bewildered fashion is excellent.

All in all, great comic, as always. I'm hoping to see more.
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voldemort325 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
good, I thought I was the only one who got star trek confused with real life... I have done this. Anyone else talk to their microwave?
Chaoni Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
I knew that was a Star Trek reference and I don't even watch Star Trek.
PineRain Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cute and so true!
supermanwich23 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
You don't seem to understand what "humor" is. Humor isn't simply jokes and gags- it comes from situations that people can easily relate to. Obviously, many of us have felt this way at some time or another. Laughing at yourself isn't just some sick example of schadenfreude, It's the way we, as humans, cope with our less-than-ideal situations- (A concept you MUST have felt when you wrote this strip.) Why you can't grasp the reason it so inspires and delights others is beyond me.
haleywah44 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Others have tried it to? I'm not alone...
leafeonchic470 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I personally liked how the subject of the ever growing problem of depression is brought up, this comic brings to mind that people can confide in knowing that they are not alone when they want to "end" their program(life).very good
JayJayMyles Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I have his shirt...
jasguin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have that shirt O:<<<<
Dezail Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Life can beat you up sometimes. I wish there was a way to change things. Sadly it's all the bad things or thing we don't like that makes us who we are.

BTW... this seems like something out of star trek......
The-Sunrise-Flower Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
This is morbid.
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