Michael thorton

Michael Thorton Free

Just a struggling and depressed writer of 27 and a major fan of Kafka, Kojima, and Kubrick, with a portion of my heart remaining forever lost to Japan...and twelve years and counting to live before I die of complications due to Asperger's syndrome.

Comics I Follow

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World of Wonder

By Laurie Triefeldt
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Bloom County

By Berkeley Breathed


By Berkeley Breathed
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Bloom County 2018

By Berkeley Breathed
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By Jef Mallett
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Rudy Park

By Darrin Bell and Theron Heir
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Working Daze

By John Zakour and Scott Roberts
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9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
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9 Chickweed Lane Classics

By Brooke McEldowney
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By Greg Evans
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The Meaning of Lila

By John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
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By Olivia Jaimes
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Grand Avenue

By Mike Thompson
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By Robb Armstrong
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Just Say Uncle

By Dan Pavelich
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Ali's House

By Marguerite Dabaie and Tom Hart
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F Minus

By Tony Carrillo
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Zen Pencils

By Gavin Aung Than
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Dragon Girl

By Jeff Weigel
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The Last Mechanical Monster

By Brian Fies
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Shutterbug Follies

By Jason Little
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Little Fried Chicken and Sushi

By Khalid Birdsong
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Cheap Thrills Cuisine

By Bill Lombardo & Thach Bui
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Kitchen Capers

By David Banks
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By Brooke McEldowney
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By Jim Davis
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U.S. Acres

By Jim Davis
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Phoebe and Her Unicorn

By Dana Simpson
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Ripley's Believe It or Not

By John Graziano
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Dick Tracy

By Joe Staton and Mike Curtis
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The Academia Waltz

By Berkeley Breathed
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Rip Haywire

By Dan Thompson
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Ink Pen

By Phil Dunlap
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By Dan Thompson
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In Security

By Bea R.
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By Jeff Harris
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Inspector Danger's Crime Quiz

By Werner Wejp-Olsen
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Magic in a Minute

By Mac and Bill King
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By Steve McGarry
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By Steve McGarry
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Lukey McGarry’s TLDR

By Luke McGarry
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Breaking Cat News

By Georgia Dunn
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The Conjurers

By Brian Anderson
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The Martian Confederacy

By Paige Braddock and Jason McNamara
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By Marty Two Bulls Sr.

Recent Comments

  1. 3 days ago on Lukey McGarry’s TLDR

    Luke, how could you?

  2. 7 days ago on Kitchen Capers

    @David B.

    I trust this will make a superior Toad-in-the-hole, David?

  3. 8 days ago on Rudy Park

    Despite what nudniks like the one above say, therapy works.

    If the client is willing to make a change.

    I’ve been sober for almost three years after drinking for ten. Because of therapy.

    Therapy works if you are willing to change.

    If you lack the emotional maturity to change your habits, then you will believe that therapy will not work for you.

    The job of a therapist is inordinately draining, and yet they are still a safer option than medication, not least of which because of the potential for adverse side effects.

    Therapy WORKS. I don’t know how much simpler to make it.

    Unless it’s to say that changing personal habits is the hardest thing to do. But it has to happen. Simple things, too.

    Go to the gym. Find one near a donut store so you can at least invent a reason to get out of the house or have something to look forward to after. The excuse will wear off. Eventually.

    If you’re a tobacco user, try Big League Chew. Or smoke empty rolling papers. Or roll up the paper wrappers from chocolate bars into empty spliffs. If you need to drink, switch to non-alcoholic and try to live with the placebo effect.

    Go for fish. Or even shrimp ramen. Or learn how to make Indian, Thai, and even Japanese food, so you can maintain fine flavors even on a vegetarian diet. It’s not expensive. Just ask Jeff Smith, Ritu Dalmia, Anna Thomas, Kylie Kwong or even Sanjeev Kapoor.

    Use a smartwatch with a step counter so that even walking around the house allows you to keep track of your steps.

    Find reasons for motivation in little things.

    Hug your kids. Kiss your spouse on the forehead. Don’t be afraid to cry.

    The point is…Therapy WORKS.

    But you have to DO the work.

  4. 9 days ago on Ali's House

    Huzur, I reiterate…you ought to take lessons in sandwich-structuring from a certain Mr. Bumpstead, who happens to live on them.

    Although I believe that these sort of structural faults are why your people historically preferred flatbreads with pockets.

  5. 10 days ago on Nancy

    The advantage of growing up in India…

    The internet only hit India in the early 2000s, and I am still not yet thirty but able to remember the days of dial-up.

    Even before then, I remember public libraries and looking up information. (Luckily, my old school had – and still has – a supremely stocked one which is still in use, which I perused diligently – a habit which continued into college.)

    Really, the petulant nature of today’s youth and the smartphone revolution really gets to me at times. I feel aged before my time.

    I think it was a mistake for Guy to give this up. Still, if they’d given the contract to the woman behind littleteacup.net, this would have gone on so much better.

  6. 10 days ago on Harley

    Learn to mend your own bike, wuss.

    That is the onus on anyone who owns a motorcycle.

    Maybe learning to use your hands will teach you a little respect for workmen and craft.

    Otherwise, a few in the state pen could do the same. (Mensch, I wish state penitentiaries still encouraged rehabilitation through physical work the way prison camps did – with carpenters, shoemakers, and metalworkers.)

  7. 11 days ago on Ali's House

    Huzur, you ought to take lessons in sandwich-structuring from a certain Mr. Bumpstead, who happens to live on them…although I believe that these sort of structural faults are why your people historically preferred flatbreads with pockets.

  8. 14 days ago on Kitchen Capers

    @David B.

    David, I do this all the time down in Goa, where I live and write, so I have to say that coconut milk would work better, and ideally a pinch of saffron in milk to garnish…

  9. 15 days ago on Working Daze


    What is so funny about being a T.A. in a sociology/literature class discussing sexual proclivities?

    Particularly if a female undergrad is dipping her toes into a very shifty pool with a marked history of misogyny?

    And she dares to dream by looking at “Behind The Green Door” and “Taboo” as her choices of subject matter? Particularly considering the class she’s in?

    I think she’s being very brave. So does my supervisor.

    I don’t find it laughable at all.

  10. 17 days ago on F Minus

    Never worked for me.

    Jackets did, though. I have thirteen without sleeves (for warm weather) and eleven with sleeves (for cold weather).

    Just five of one and one of the other and my collection is complete…