spiremint
I'm a graphic designer, but in my free time I draw nerds getting owned.
  • Real Name
    Spire
  • Age
    24
  • Gender
    Male
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@Notbt5: 21 has some work to do on her complimenting skills rip
hi guys i love u.
spiremint
August 11th, 2017
@martyrex:
i’m glad you asked about the trigger warnings! i’ll get you up to speed on why they’re here and what they really mean. this is the list of warnings from the Recoil about page:

• drug use [very brief]
• suicide and death
• hospital settings
• forced institutionalization
• medical abuse
• blood and violence
• mind control
• physical, psychological, and emotional abuse

most of these haven’t appeared in the comic yet because Recoil is a 20 year project. we’re only on, what, year 3? but i have them listed out NOW because i don’t want someone to dig deep into my story and suddenly hit something that reminds them of trauma they’ve experienced.

it sounds to me like you are one lucky guy. you haven’t experienced any trauma related to suicide, death, being forced into isolation, or any form of abuse. congratulations! these warnings don’t apply to you!

here’s the thing though: they apply to thousands of other people. thousands of people have lost loved ones to suicide, or almost lost themselves to it. thousands of people have been mistreated by hospitals or had horrible accidents leading them to hospitals. thousands of people have escaped abuse, or are trapped in it right now. and any of these things could be very upsetting to relive in a story if they’re not prepared for it.

why the fuck do you think film, tv, and games have content warnings for violence, etc? for people who have experienced horrible events and don’t want to deal with it again. that’s exactly what these trigger warnings are.

by saying trigger warnings are overrated, you’re telling me that you haven’t thought once about, i dunno, people with PTSD existing, for one thing????? the author of this comic, ME, has PTSD.

hope this maybe clears things up for you! not everything in the world applies to you and that's okay!
what are you sneaky rays of sunshine doing, eh??? don't try anything funny!
spiremint
August 10th, 2017
@Cessless: thank you!
spiremint
August 10th, 2017
@TUTAMKHAMON: the shades return just in time for a slam dunk! :D
spiremint
August 9th, 2017
SHADING'S BACK, BABY! It's been so hard to keep myself from fully rendering pages, but health should always be priority. Please enjoy this SLAM DUNK.
spiremint
August 2nd, 2017
we have a tiny cameo on the right edge of panel 5, Makumbo! Mak is from Aether Eternius, a wonderful comic full of beautiful characters. If you like elemental stuff you will like this comic.

also!! shading might return next week. i tested shading this week and my wrist did not immediately die, so, fingers crossed.

also x2: on this page we're getting our first glimpse [hah] at Eye Guy, whose eyes can pop out of her head. She'll be around more in the next chapter.
spiremint
July 30th, 2017
@maeriyong: nothing is easy when you're the protagonist! :D
spiremint
July 27th, 2017
@Frut: thank you, elastic boy is fun to draw~
spiremint
July 25th, 2017
hi there, join us in the discord chat for some fun times~
spiremint
July 22nd, 2017
@Notbt5: all these kids got hella calloused feet now, fo sho. i miss drawing shoes though.
spiremint
July 20th, 2017
@maeriyong: Yep, Fukuda is talking about Kalo and Reggie. Becca is suuuuper dead. As for why Fukuda doesn't know where Kalo is...we'll have to find out later!
@maeriyong: the most i can say is that some information is being withheld from the kids :3c
spiremint
July 20th, 2017
@novasiri: 21 sure is having fun toying with kalo's emotions!
spiremint
July 19th, 2017
this page was sponsored by dissociation
stop swearing in front of the child XD
spiremint
July 12th, 2017
@evegwood: OH SHIT i didnt notice the http was missing. it works now lmfao THANKS EVE
spiremint
July 10th, 2017
@Notbt5: Nnnnnot sure why it's doing this, I even tried editing my comment and that didn't fix it, it's slapping the discord url to the end of the smackjeeves url instead of opening a new tab. hmm! gonna have to do this the ugly way:

https://discordapp.com/invite/KxWBGBc
spiremint
July 5th, 2017
Kalo's so good at basketball that he can score points for both teams!

News: I'm soon developing a choose-your-own adventure for Recoil readers to interact with! I ran a poll in the past week to decide who the protagonist should be. The winner was... THE CROFT CAT! Thaaaat's right, stay tuned for future updates about an upcoming catventure.

If you missed it, you can hang out with other readers, creators, and myself in the Recoil discord.