TCP First Anniversary Celebrations
Day 3 - 14th April 2006
Day 3 - 14th April 2006
In addition to being Day 3 of the celebration, and today is also supposed "Vishu", one of my favourite festivals as a child as this was one of the 3 days in the year when I got new clothes - Birthday, Diwali and Vishu. It was a special day - Getting money from elders in the house (between 1 and 11 rupees usually - my chittappa - dad's younger brother - was always the most generous, i.e. more than 11 hehe), wearing new clothes, and yes - looking at the decorations first thing in the morning- fruits and coins arranged in front of the mirror. And fruit salad in the evening :)))))))) Oh yes, when I lived with my grandparents, part of the fun included throwing stones at the tree full of yellow flowers and collecting them and handing it over to my grandmom :-) Religious day I guess but I don't recall ever taking it seriously in the religious sense.
Over the years, I have taken it less and less seriously to the point of not bothering about it. In some ways, I have no idea about tamilian festivals..culture..traditions, what we celebrate and why we celebrate it. I have no sense or understanding of Indian festivals to the point of being insensitive about the festivals and sometimes even those celebrating it. Explains why I sleep till 9 or 10 on a Diwali and don't think Gokulashtami with its kolu, chundal and cheedais are no big deal. (I hope I got the festival - eatable combination right). It's like I don't belong. The Rock was never too serious about celebrations in a big way but she always did her bit quite religiously. Maybe I should've lived with my chittappa for a few more years, but I was hell bent on getting out - and screwing my life to the extent where I couldn't recognize myself. I just cut myself off for about 4-5 years during which time too many things died inside me, just too fucking many things.
I was stupid enough to feel proud that I was "above" such things but I have come to realize what I have missed. And funnily, I just can't get myself to celebrate these things like I did as a child. I can't bring those feelings back to life, the emotions are dead - just fucking switched off. Btw, today is also Baisakhi!!
Apologies for the language. And if you have skipped the shit I have written above, let's talk comics.
There was some silence from November 2004 until February 2005 when I woke up abruptly with this email sent out of an email ID created only for TCP:
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 09:43 AM
Sub: Comic Digitization
A few months ago, I had written regarding this project I was planning. Here is the first cut. I am providing the link to the couple of that i have scanned. This is from Phantom: The Missing Trophy! Copy and paste these links to your browser and you should be able to see the images that are 180-200kb in size. The dimensions are 761x1070+.
Remember Henry?? :)
Need your feedback on the quality of the images and the size itself. Tell me what you like better in terms of clarity and colour. Option 1 or Option 2. This will help me take a decision. I am ok if you forward this to your friends, post the links on blogs or forums that you visit, and your friends can send in their replies to this email address. Feedback within the next 4-5 days will be appreciated.
The email also had a signature whose shortened version has now become the tag-paragraph (!!!) of TCP.
More about the signature and emails later!!! Enjoy the comic.
CONTRIBUTION BY SUNSHINE
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