So the world is big, and the internet is theoretically infinite, or practically so once the new IP rollout is fully implemented.
But the world is actually small, and the internet is always right in front of you in its entirety.
You know how one tiny bit of information, like a comic strip, can find a niche in your mind and come up regularly under certain conditions?
For me, this is that strip. Or one such strip; the funny thing about things like that is you can't really recall them until you actually think of them, and for me it usually happens when I'm doing something else.
So I saw that strip... oh, years ago I think. It's been a while for sure. And even very very recently, it comes right back to mind just about every time I get stuck at a red light for a while. Does that sort of thing ever happen to you? Maybe it's just me, and how my brain works.
I don't now recall how I ended up there at the time. I'm sure I liked it, because I like it now and I'm not really any different from how I've ever been in regard to the parts of me that like this webcomic, but for reasons I can't guess I never went back there. Maybe I didn't know how to bookmark properly?
Today (or very recently), Patrick Rothfuss linked to a comic there. I like Rothfuss, and I happened to read his blog, and I happened to click the link. The world didn't move or anything, but I've spent an hour or two browsing old comics. I like it a lot! I don't program much, but I am known to myself as Once and Future Geek, and the geekiness speaks to me. In my own language. It's like what I imagine it feels like for a New York Italian to visit a restaurant in Chicago that happens to be run by New York Italians. Nostalgic? Fuggedaboudit.
I hit random a few dozen times then started working backwards from whatever random point I was at. Hit this one! Somehow I'd been on the site for hours without recognizing the style that perfectly matches that strange artifact of memory that pops up when I drive.
If that bit's creator were to visit here, and read how one strip somehow lodged itself so deeply in my brain as it did, would that be a good thing? Or would (s)he think, "woah, this guy is booOOOoooring."
Maybe both. But anyway. I like the site.