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BBBAAAAAWWWWW is the sound they make…. that's descriptive enough, right?

A while ago I used to have a webcomic on drunkduck. It wasn’t very successful, but it did have a few followers which was nice. Spurred on by the fact that I had 10 regular readers, I decided to make a new webcomic that dealt with issues outside of my original comic (which was silly because my original comic had a broad enough scope to handle things from LARPing to Animal Creulty). But I suppose it was because the idea was that it would focus specifically on working in retail and not open to anything outside of it, that I figured it merited its own comic. I named it Black Friday, and never did anything with it. If I were to log on to drunk duck right now,  it would still be there, devoid of comics.

But it was while I worked in retail that a passing childhood daydream became straight-up fantasy.

I wanted a wookie for a friend. I think we all did at some point, and if you say you never wanted a wookie for a friend, you are a fucking liar, and I will shun you for the rest of forever mom.

And I would love him, and pet him, and cuddle him and name him Shorevge

When I was a kid, I imagined our friendship would look like this:

It's be all stars and clouds and skipping and rainbows and Millenium Falcons

It is at this point I should probably clarify that at the age of 4 I’m not entirely sure I knew the difference between a wookie and a care bear.

But it was a passing thing, and I probably got distracted from it by Ewoks or hobbits or probably Rainbow Brite.

But then, I grew up, got picked on a lot, and started REALLY wanting a wookie as a best friend.

If someone saw me hugging a wookie, they might think I was weird, but they wouldn't let it get around because, you know what? It's a fucking wookie!

And then I got a miserable job in a retail toy store during Christmas, and then I REALLY REALLY wanted a wookie for a friend. Specifically, as a friend who also worked at the same store as I did.

"This is my best friend Shorevge. He'll be happy to help you!"

Wookies don't understand puny humans' arm flailing problems, but are eager to solve the issue.

I didn’t really have a way to end this. But I still want a wookie for a best friend.

-Jillers

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