Last week, Aomori witnessed the eye of the storm as it hailed balls of snow the size of walnuts, coupled with incredible wind speeds and the largest recorded snowfall in modern Japanese history.
If you read last week’s comic then it will come as no surprise why the next few weeks will be quite tough with being able to update Crazy Sunshine, as real life priorities need to take place in order for me to, well, not die.
I’m not even being dramatic, it’s true! Wanna see what it’s like living in a tiny, broken down village in northern Japan during winter? Now you can! A small news story was featured on the BBC homepage earlier last week. You can see it by clicking here!
During the report, they showcase the amazing 5 meters of snow that fell recently, and show shots of a small town similar to mine where houses are encased in mountains of snow.
Living alone has its perks, such as being able to stay up all night without the need for headphones while listening to music, but also means in winter I have to battle the snow 1 vs 1, shovel only, final destination.
I mentioned the pain of snow shovelling in a blog entry last year, but this year with the record breaking snowfall it’s gotten even worse! My day-to-day schedule is something like this:
- 5am: Wake up, strech, tea, shovel snow!
- 7am: Finish shovelling a tunnel to my car, dig my car out of the snow.
- 8am: Shower, head to work.
- 8:15am-5pm: Work work work.
- 5pm-7pm: After school activities, English club!
- 7pm-9pm: Return home, and either cook dinner or if it snowed while I was at work, get back to shovelling!
- 9pm-11pm: Draw comics/write scripts/reply to comics/fix the site/social media stuff!
tldr; winter sucks! This is why I am taking the week off to try to get a buffer up and not to let my house collapse underneath the massive amount of snow on my roof. I can already hear it creaking…!
From now on each week will be touch and go with updates and replying to comments. I want to do my very best to keep to the schedule and work especially hard on weekends, but please don’t get all mad if I can’t update on time. I wouldn’t wish this kind of weather on my worst enemy!
I also don’t want to start uploading guest strips as I am uninterested in them. Fan Art always brings a smile to my face, though!
Wish me luck! I hope you enjoy the update that’ll follow, it should be up the following Wednesday, along with a proper schedule change announcement.