Unfortunateon March 7, 2012 at 12:01 am
Okay. I usually don’t talk all serious like in the blog but I felt it was necessary to keep you guys abreast of whats going on. So I spent most of yesterday in the emergency room at the hospital. I’ve had some weird numbness, mild pain and pressure on the left side of my body for the last couple of days, which is always cause for concern. Thankfully the battery of tests came back clean. I go for an MRI later this week to check for anything else but the consensus is that this is probably stress related. I will admit that I’ve been pretty stressed out lately. I try to not let it affect the comic or the blog posts because you guys come here for a little bit of fun. But I felt it neccesary to at least mention this.
I may need to take a break… It won’t be a long break and I’ll be sure there’s content to fill you while I’m on break. but if this is a stress related issue, I may need to just take a week to refocus and recharge.
I haven’t made any hard decisions yet. But I’ll make sure you guys are aware of it. and I thank you for your patience and concern.
UPDATE: I’ve been running around all day today so if i don”t respond to your comment I’ll try to at some point I have been reading them all and the love is again always appreciated! Thanks for your patience guys.
Heal up. Take the time you need.
That’s EXACTLY how my friend and I felt when Borders closed here in the states. Also take a breather man, we don’t want anything happening to you.
Dude!!! we are ok if we dont get a webcomic, but you should think about your health, we wouldnt mind a fanmade week or a guestcomic week as long as you get ok and recover some stamina.
If it’s stress related then you should definitely take some time and relax.
And even if it isn’t it might be a good idea to take a little break.
I hoep you feel better soon Andrew! You deserve the rest! Take all the time you need, buddy!
OMG! Go on a pre-wedding honeymoon…and then compare it with the post-wedding honeymoon! I don’t think ANYONE will think any less of you for taking some time off (even if you couldn’t provide comics in the meantime). Your health comes first. Hopefully it was just..nerves and stress. Don’t give yourself a hard time…Relax and enjoy the break. TAKE A BREAK, K?!! I’ll even approve if Lynn kidnaps you.
Priorities: Get them?
Rest and relax. You know we all love you to pieces. (…platonically, of course.) 😀
If you need to take a break Im sure the arg community (i hope people don’t mind me saying) understands, you provide us with us with great comics all week long, take some time to yourself
Yes, take a break! Even if you don’t need it, you deserve it. Spend that extra time with your fiance. A proto-honeymoon of sorts.
I didn’t feel too bad when Borders closed in the states, but I’ve since been quite saddened by it. I love physical books, and when they inevitably become a relic I’ll be one of the last holdouts; no Kindle for me. Ever. I’ve read six books, totaling about 3,300 pages, in the last three weeks. I’m on a reading kick, so this is amazingly coincidental. The worst part about the decline in bookstores in that I can only find mass market paperback editions of my 600 page books, which makes them impossible to read. I have to order hardcovers from Amazon, for more money, and WAIT. The doctor’s tears are beyond justified.
Now I wonder, what do you read? I find reading to be relaxing, especially when I’m laid up or generally feel under the weather.
I know a doctor with Doctors Without Borders. He works with my Dad, at least temporarily now that he’s back in the States, and he’s an amazingly nice guy. I heard horror stories from my Dad from his visit to this same doctor in the Dominican Republic. All sorts of problems with the water, mostly. I have the utmost respect for doctors in general and anyone doing missionary work, and a combination of the two just adds more.
Get well soon. The fact that this is voluntary, and has been consistently brought to us five days a week, means we really have no right to demand things of you or complain when you take some time off. You were recently engaged and now have a mysterious problem; take some time off!
If you’re into fantasy/action books, I highly recommend the “Sword of Truth” series by Terry Goodkind. I describe it as Harry Potter for adults, with sexy results LOL
take whatever time you need man, we all need a break sooner or later, go on a vacation or something.
“Get Well get well soon we want you to get well.” -Elaine Benes
Get well soon!
Alot happening to you this week
and the borders are already GONE. In the US
Health before comics. get well soon sir.
Ah be easy brother! You know what they say, all work and no play…
If you need to, please take a break. Your health is more important than anything else. Especially seeing you have a new fiance.
You could always cut back on the art, or have someone else draw for you for awhile or something… If you do take some R&R for yourself, I wish you a quick and full recovery.
Go rest up and get well fella!
Got to take of your self you know, you can’t write funnies six feet under right?
Get better and don’t die, We’d all be sad.
Whatever you need to do to get back to health is cool, ARG. Do a shout out for guest strips and go away somewhere (the more awesome, the better), or simply take time away from the computer altogether (yeah, I will admit that’s a foreign concept to me as well). Concentrate on your health, first and foremost.
To comment on the comic:
When Borders started closing up shop here in Australia, I reacted pretty much the same way. Not only were they there for my Discworld books (I also read Harry Potter, LotR and a couple of other titles, but the Disc is definitely my favourite), but my computer books and manga supplies were also substantially met.
Now, I’m not against the technological transition of media (hell, I love the idea that music and movies can be just a click or two away (legally, none of this torrents shit)), but books are a deeply personal thing, and I’m still pretty undecided about the Kindle and other e-readers.
You would not be remiss or recalcitrant to rest, relax, recover, recuperate, regenerate, reestablish, retrieve, regain, repair and replenish, so that you can return, resume and replevy really risible revelry reputable and recognizable to you, rarely rivaled, never reviled, redeeming in riotous ridiculousness, rescuing recurring residents from resulting unrestricted, redoubled ennui.
Also, Borders closing truly makes me fear the possibility of a future without books. Sure, the written word will continue, perhaps not quite so written in the traditional sense but written nonetheless, but as a man with an almost romantic relationship with books I feel there is just something lost when the words and transformed to data; a certain warmth, a tactile intimacy which, if gone, lessens the experience. But that’s just my opinion.
Try not to die ‘Kay?
Don’t stress yourself Arg! Just take time to feel better ^^ We’ll all understand if you miss a few comics.
Two things: First of all, Get well soon, and don’t stress missing some comics if it means you’ll recover faster.
Second, The apostrophe in “doctor’s” is unnecessary and incorrect, unless of course you mean to say “Doctor is without borders”.
That’s what he gets for not having me proofread!
Woah dude, glad you’re getting it looked at. I hope everything turns out clean and healthy and all that jazz.
First of all: I want to make sweet, sweet love to you for this comic. Oh my goodness. I smirked a smirk I never knew I could smirk. It is beautiful.
Second: Hope you’re feeling better soon, mate. Take some time, relax, draw some therapeutic dicks /just for yourself/, and snuggle with the lady. When you’re ready, we’ll still be here.
Rest up. If you go down then we never get any more arg, and that would be so much worse than one week without you.
GEEZ, thats hardcore. heal and get better soon! JEWISH MOTHER’S CURE FOR ALL DISEASES: chicken soup. cold? chicken soup. broken arm? chicken soup. cancer?… well you get the idea.
Also a fun little story you might enjoy.
There was a borders around the corner from my house. When it closed a new book store took over. instead of making a new store all together, they took down the B and the ERS from the sign in front and called themselves ORD. they didn’t even change the interior. they just worked on top of the designs and bookshelves that the borders left behind. I think its kinda cool in a way. I like to think of it as a new steampunk society, built on top of the ruins of ancient civilizations of old, long lost in the history books…
Dude, right now your health is more important than update to this webcomic. Take a week off, hell, take a week and a half. It’s spring break here in the US next week, so why not emulate that yourself? A week of R&R will almost always take care of stress related problems. I’m living proof of that. A demanding job (though somewhat lenient related to work days) and trying to be a History Major is a great stress on my life, so I take breaks whenever I can.
Mainly with my new ME3. But ME3 is either here nor there.
My point is take all the time you need. Trust me, health is better than updates in my book, and I’m pretty sure in the rest of our books too.
Feel better, Sir ARG of Awesomeness, 1st Knight of the Grayscale Table, High Honor of Humor, Commander of the Canadian Artists Brigade, Dictator of Dick Jokes, and Proposer of Holy Sacrament.
The many titles aside, our thoughts to your health.
Joe ‘The General’ Foley
Week of no Arg vs Dead Arg and no more Arg at all. I’ll take the week, or as long as required.
So I saw your comic about biting your nails. They make a nail polish that tastes horrid. Buy some, coat your tips, problem will quickly be solved.
You ate that meal you made didn’t you? My expert diagnosis (with absolutely no medical knowledge) is that this is just your body mutating and gaining superpowers from the radioactive rodent. The cure: Rest for a week until the mutating stops and then let us know what fantastic super power you’ve gained.
“It won’t be a long break and I’ll be sure there’s content to fill you while I’m on break.” You couldn’t find a way to sneak a penis into this comic, but you snuck in a penis joke into the blog. I applaud thee. Maybe I’m just looking too hard?
Methinks a time to relax is called for. Ya done good man. let up for a bit.