9 Responses to 044 | Feminine Wiles

  1. Frank Harr says:

    Ahhhhh, I see.

  2. Thorin Schmidt says:

    Okay, I’ve been out of omission for over a year, and spme funky things happened to me, but I SWEAR there were more comics than this back before I went Blind for awhile…. or am I just crazy?

    • mvandinter says:

      Thorin! Glad to hear from you! Funky Blind sounds bad. Hope all’s well again!

      I SWEAR you are NOT crazy. There are more Geek Fortress Comic Strips… but a year ago you would have been reading them on Webtoons… where you may have been the only reader. Prior to finding virtually no audience on Webtoons, the comic had a sizeable readership on Smackjeeves… until Smackjeeves sank.

      This is geekfortress.unearthcomic.com which didn’t exist a year ago. I relaunched it here in hopes of building up a readership from scratch… again.

      • Thorin Schmidt says:

        I see! well, more or less. I suffered a double retina detachment two Christmases ago. Last march they began surgeries. A combined total of 17 hours later, I have one eye that functions at 20/60. but only in a field of 15%. The other is a loss. So, I’m officially blind still, but I can see a lot better!

        • mvandinter says:

          I’ve never had cause to say this before, but HOLY MACKEREL! Wow. That’s bonkers. I’m so sorry to hear that. Is there any possibility for future treatments to improve your sight? Have you been able to resume your life? Sorry if I’m prying, I’m just really feeling for you, man. Sincerely.

  3. Thorin Schmidt says:

    The Doctor did all she could. I heard from the techs that other doctors would have just given up, and removed all of my retina tissue. At this point, I have an optometrist appointment October 8th, and we’ll see what he can do. If he can’t then there is a low-vision optometrist I’ll try next. If HE can’t help, then there are devices through the Society of the Blind that can help compensate. In the meantime, I’m still teaching computer science. The school gave me a large monitor so I can zoom in on things, and my phone works as a handy magnifier for other things. I can’t drive yet, but my oldest son is attending college nearby, so he drives me around and helps me with my apartment.

    • mvandinter says:

      You should get one of those Sherlock Holmes magnifying glasses. Of course you’ll be tempted to get the deerstalker hat with the ear-flaps, but I’d advise against it. I’m undecided on the meerschaum pipe.

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