Dearest Marines, please accept this invitation for a most exuberant event in honor of the Marine Corps’ upcoming 247th birthday. There will be the gayest of times (as in fun, jolly) and the most impeccably dressed servicemen and women the eyes have ever known. There will also be:
- Staff NCO’s that spent their own money on incredibly expensive exclusive uniform items
- A drunk Gunny
- Marine Wives of every make and model
- The guy who had to wear alphas because he lost his dress blues
- Potentially even a good time
For as much as I make fun of it, I don’t actually hate the ball. I think it gets a bad rep in my mind simply because of how much nonsense is involved before the ball and in preparation of it. Car washes, invitations, paying exuberant ticket and transportation costs, inspections. It’s enough to make an E-3 tired.
In other news, we’re now offering a subscription on the Terminal Lance Instagram and Facebook for some exclusive behind-the-scenes content. I hate talking about the money side of things, but things cost money! TL has traditionally been supported by ad revenue on terminallance.com, but ads suck and internet habits have changed a lot over time. Now that we post the comic organically on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, it’s become more convoluted to monetize. We’re trying this and potentially some other ideas out!
Also come on down to the new TL Discord! Things are really picking up steam there.