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Terminal Lance “Sleeves Down: Precursor”


Precursor to what, you ask? Check the Marine Corps Times paper this coming week to see the second part of this strip!

If you keep up with the Corps you probably already know that rolling your sleeves is soon going away. This is a blessing in many ways, as rolling your sleeves is a tedious and time-consuming activity almost always done forgetfully at the last minute before formation. This may be a shock, but I actually like having rolled sleeves. Perhaps it’s just from being in Hawaii, where it’s 80-90F year-round and 99% humidity, or perhaps it’s a fashion thing, but I rolled fucking immaculate sleeves and had no problem with it. I was one of few grunts though, most can’t be bothered with such menial activities, but I liked to look good–not for any larger cause of “representing the Marine Corps”, but because I just like to.

In any case, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: enforcing cammie-regulations Marine Corps-wide is just silly. There are multiple bases in multiple climates, it should be up to the base and unit commanders what the uniform of the day is and how it’s worn. It used to be that way, but about halfway during my enlistment the Corps changed this policy to what is currently in place. This is fine if you’re in the same climate the decisions are made in, but if you’re not–and most of the Marine Corps isn’t–it becomes a major inconvenience.

Hawaii is hot. It is a tropical environment. It stays hot year-round. Green cammies have black on them–you see where I’m going with this?

In other news, midterms are biting me in the ass. I think I got about 10 hours of sleep this whole week, if it weren’t for the fact I’m surrounded by hipsters and hippies that don’t shower every day, I would consider it akin to being enlisted.

I’d like to do a little drawing tutorial or example on my tumblr page sometime soon, I’ve recently kind of re-evaluated how I draw and I think those of you interested in art could find it useful! Stay tuned to my Twitter page for updates, which you can see at the bottom of this page.

With that said, have a great weekend!

Infantry Marine turned Combat Artist turned animator turned bestselling author turned dad.

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