Ah fuck it's Valentine's Day isn't it?
Yep, it's that one time of the year where you're supposed to shower your loved one w/ candy, flowers, attention, and if they're into it some showers of the golden variety;)
Personally, I've always hated Valentine's Day.
It's just a bullshit holiday created by Greeting Card companies to make you feel bad if you're single, and even worse if you're in a relationship. Why you my ask?
Simple. The expectations are set so astronomically high to show how much you love appreciate that special someone in your life, that you're literally forced to spend obscene amounts of money on flowers, candy, cards, clothing, and the V-Day date night.
It's no wonder this time of year does big business for those companies that make and distribute those items, not to mention the side-walk salesmen that jack up prices on cheap gifts for those who either forgot, or waited until the very last minute to get their sweethearts something.
Gotta' love Capitalism right?
To me, showing that special someone how much you love and appreciate them should be everyday, not just on expensive holidays, but then what do I know right?;)
Well I was trying to figure out what to do post-wise considering it was Valentine's Day and all. So I went rummaging through my comic collection, trying to find something appropriately romantic for this occasion.
I didn't really find too much, until I remembered today's spotlighted issue:
Astro City (Vol.2) #1/2 Jan 1998 "The Nearness Of You" by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson.