A Whole Day of Silence

Today we are saddened to learn of Leonard Nimoy’s passing.  Star Trek: Generations was released in the US on November 18th, 1994.  Mike and I went to see it wearing Santa hats.  When Kirk died, we stood up and put our hats over our hearts.  It’s a little silly to say that we had a moment of silence in a movie theater while a movie was playing, but until then, we’d been the annoying 14-year-olds gabbing over every scene, so that’s what happened.  We were only partly joking in our tribute.  I feel like having a whole day of silence now in memory of Leonard.

As the man himself said in his last tweet, “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”

Thanks for all the perfect moments we remember, Mr. Nimoy.  Godspeed.

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Same Great Taste, New Package

You’re going to start seeing more color in the strip now that we’re moving past week 31.  Originally – that is, 19 years ago – the strip was entirely in black and white.  This is because I drew it in pencil on notebook paper and was even less of an artist than I am now.  While Mike and I played with color to distinguish Box One from Box Two and there was a period during which Floap was black, The Talking Boxes has been colorless all its life.  When we started this site, we figured we would keep with that tradition, but I’m changing things now.  We’re moving forward, and I hope you’ll enjoy the new look!

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