I guess seeing the kit reminds me of the days when a friend of mine wrote comics using it (come on, you know who you are). Maybe I'm remembering them to be better than they actually were, or maybe I'm being too hard on myself (because I literally can't think of the comics I made back then without cringing, which is part of why I rebooted them a while back). But honestly, I'm reading his comics again now and I can still say they're better than most of the stuff that goes on here nowadays.
So, yeah, seeing MNOLG comics now makes me bitter, but a lot of that bitterness comes from nostalgia. It was just a carefree time when I was happy and just enjoyed everything I did, no matter how lackluster or terrible it was. And that's probably the thing I miss the most, since it's not something I can really say anymore.
If there's one thing I can safely say I really like more about now than back in the old days, it's that the friends I have now are a lot closer than the ones I had back then. (Come on, you guys should know who you are too.) You guys are all great, and I couldn't ask for better friends even you paid me. And I love getting paid for stuff. Also, I'm better at writing comics. A lot better.
Wow, this spiraled in a different direction quickly. Also, is that a Faxon next to my proto bar? Man, I'm old.