0150 - The list - 2020.08.17



Just in case there's any confusion - Doc's quip re: pronouns in panel 2 is referring to Lee saying "we" need to make a list, as opposed to "I". Doc knows that enumerating a to-do list is a good way to sort out what you actually want, what you need, what your priorities are, and what you intend to do. (I think it says quite a bit about Doc that it evidently would rather have Lee go through making a list than have Zoa make a list that Lee will actually get done...)

As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, I'm a to-do list guy.

I'm not a to-do list guy because I'm careful and methodical and organized and dedicated. I'm a to-do list guy because I'm not those things, so past-me makes a stupid little game that cattle-prods future-me to get shit done. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.


0150 - 2167/07/06/15:58 - Lee Caldavera's apartment, living room.
Zoa: Okay, so you two were planning, yes? Plans are being made?
Doc: I was encouraging Lee to establish goals and objectives for themself, yes.
LC: Yeah, we probably should write up a to-do list.
Doc: Still having trouble with those pronouns, I see...
Zoa: Ooh, make sure to add "make a list" as one of the items on the list, that way you can start things off by crossing off one item immediately.
LC: That's like a stupid thing a stupid cartoon character does to show the audience that they're stupid.
Doc: Zoa's suggestion may have some merit, actually. Starting a list that's already ten percent done often feels less daunting than starting one that's zero percent done.
LC: Well, hey, what do I know? I guess if the stupid cartoon character is happy...
Zoa: And then, of course, we can make item two on the list be "cross off a task on the list", that way we start with two things done.
Zoa: And then item three is "cross off two tasks", item four is "cross off three tasks", and so on, which, logically, results in infinite productivity and infinite motivation!
LC: I mean, when you're right, you're right.
Doc: You're not right.