I went to the bookstore yesterday to get gifts for my family, and accidentally bought two books for my self: Understanding Comics and Guide to Getting it On!.
And now I am inspired to begin a new project: A Comic Book Guide to Social Interaction. Other manners books for men, alas, are written for SPs; I want to write a book for geeks that develops a general framework for understanding people and social situations. And the sequential art form is exactly the right tool.
Why should I write it, when I know so little about the subject? Partly to have a project to occupy myself and experiment with during social situations-- a reason for existence in the social world. I've *read* so much about people in theory (and communication, love, and sex), and I've recently developed a craving to dive into the real thing as deep as it goes.
Of course, this will have to sit behind-the-back-burner, because I already have a list of projects for the season (which are progressing beautifully-- more on that later), but that's okay. Besides, I still need to figure out my general theory of social interaction, and learn how to draw.