Share Your World – Week 89

The moon sure is bright today…

Mid-September is one of the worst times of year for trying to drive home from work, with the sun directly over the road I have to drive just after 7 AM.  The first thing I noticed Sunday morning when I exited Mecca was that while the sun was out… it was obscured to the point of just being a glowing orange circle in the sky.  What looked off turned even more surreal as I reached the due-eastbound part of the road and saw that orange orb just sitting there right in my line of sight, but harmless as can be in its current state.  Not being blinded while trying to drive two miles would’ve been something I could have put in the gratitude section, were it not for the fact that I discovered a couple days later just WHY the sun looked like that.  The wildfires in the western part of the country have the upper atmosphere smoky even here, a thousand miles east, which is why the sun looks so dim while it’s still low in the sky…

And with that moment from my always fascinating week out of the way, it’s time for our feature presentation… this week’s Share Your World questions from Melanie and Harry Potter fan Roger.

The view from atop Mt. Everest…

You have just been gifted a magic wand that specializes in completing household chores. You can request the completion of only two household chores. Which chores would you assign your wand to complete?

We don’t do household chores at The Nest, and I’m pretty sure the magic wand would walk out if I made it clean my bathroom.  Let’s have it empty the litter box and dust off my Shelf critters…

Make sure you, like, totally clean all of Mitzi’s cracks and crevices!

At the local Wizards-R-Us store there was a sale on handshake shockers, instant darkness pellets, and levitation pills. Which of these ‘party thrillers’ are you more likely to purchase?

Boy, wizards sure know how to party, don’t they?  While all the cool kids are spiking the punch and playing naughty charades, the Hogwarts kids are electrocuting unsuspecting guests and turning off the lights.  Party on, dudes…

This isn’t funny, Harry. Change us back to normal NOW!

In the alley behind Wizards-R-Us, there was a tradesman selling a Love Potion. The sales pitch was too much for you and you yielded and purchased one vial. What do you do with it?

Like Tone Loc at the end of the video for “Funky Cold Medina,” I’d probably just pour that shit down the sewer drain.  There isn’t any magic more cursed to make you miserable than a damned love potion…

See, now you’re infested with cooties!

You are the Great Clearinghouse Winner of a new ‘good luck’ potion – Felix Felicis. It has to be used within the next thirty days or its potency becomes diminished. Do you use it? Do you give it to a friend in need?

A good luck potion?  Please.  I’m sticking to tried and true methods of improving my fortune…

Does the love potion come with a double your money back guarantee? I didn’t think so…

If everyone spoke their mind, would this world be a better or worse place?  Why?

It would be interesting to live in a society where people didn’t lie and/or hold back their thoughts.  The popcorn business would be booming…

OMG! He just told his wife she looks fat in that dress!

Can achieving nothing make a person happy?

Unless you are dead, you are always achieving something.  Even if it’s just adding to the supply of carbon dioxide in the air…

And probably methane…

How do you know if you love someone enough to marry them?

I certainly don’t know the answer to this question.  Nobody’s ever slipped me a love potion…

Well, the love potion isn’t working. Let’s try good old fashioned arsenic…

GRATITUDE SECTION

Let’s try some more classic Evil Squirrel’s Nest comics, shall we?

A number of my strips were set in Bernard’s Tavern.  Let’s see the best of the ESN bar scene…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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18 Responses to Share Your World – Week 89

  1. we are with you… this is a weird time… and we don’t want to think about the time changing stuff… we don’t need one hour more of this sh*t year…

  2. The world (at least ours) would be a happier place with more flashback comics! We have the “California haze” above us too here in Virginia…..just a little weird but a little haze is better than what the poor people out West are getting.

    Pam

  3. Thanks Bill for Sharing Your World and your fabulous ‘toons! I admit to feeling a tad disconcerted…it’s WEDNESDAY here in Utah, and our sky is so smoke filled (courtesy of our neighbors to the West – California; and Northwest – Oregon) that I thought it was later than Wed. Then I saw your pleasingly piquant post and thought I’d lost a whole 24 hours, because Evil Squirrel ‘airs’ his nest world on Thursdays usually…. maybe. Maybe that smoke has gotten to my brain though. Thanks for the retro spin “Funky Cold Medina” too….I’d never seen the video before. That particular love potion, featured in Tone Loc’s (what the hell kinda name is that) video had obviously expired and gone rancid. I’m shocked anyone got it past their nose, let alone took a sip. Thanks again in any case for Sharing Your World. I love mysticism in the morning!

    • I’m nerdy enough to get a kick out of people noting when I post a feature on a different day, or not at all. Since this week is my monthly mini vacay, I decided to go ahead and get this out of the way early….. and HOPEFULLY, I will be able to throw together a new SCT later in the week to keep its current output of one episode a month going…

  4. jarilissima says:

    So… quick question: Is this a furry blog? 🤔

    • The blog was inspired a long time ago by my Evil Squirrel characters I created. They were certainly inspired by the furry/anthro world, though I don’t really consider myself a part of it. It inspired my love of real squirrels (and photographing them), and through normal evolution, led to my “shelf critters” taking over, who are a whole different kind of anthropomorphics!

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    All the haze and smoke make for some nice sunsets and sunrises, but the horror that is the fires, well, I wish they never happened. We here in TX have had hazy days for quite awhile, and not sure if it was from those fires or not, but it smelled like smoke all evening.

    • The smoke’s definitely not reaching ground level here, but it sure is making the sky look weird… even on a party cloudy day like today. I’ve pretty much been blacking out the news this year, and had no idea the extent of the fire situation out west this summer…

      • ghostmmnc says:

        It’s so awful what’s happening out west for everyone.
        ***
        On a different note – have you seen this video? Squirrel Ninja Obstacle Course. It is so funny!

  6. Mer O'Leary says:

    POP! POP!
    Not soda! I saw that, I look at your comics with a microscope!! Nice try.

  7. draliman says:

    You’d throw the love potion down the drain? You old romantic, you… now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go print off that lucky Buddha coupon…

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