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A Dog Named Karma Comic #7

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When Frieda enters the office she shares with three other grad student T.A.s, her friend Janet cries out:


Start with Comic #1, titled “Beware The Magic 2020 Ball”

December 15, 2019 — Talako and Frieda visit the city to meet her Psychic:

Frieda, a redheaded girl, is dragging a reluctant hipster, Talako, to her psychic, hoping Talako will believe. He is grumpy.
Frieda, a redheaded girl, is dragging a reluctant hipster, Talako, to her psychic, hoping Talako will believe. He is grumpy.


Comic #6 of A Dog Named Karma

It’s still December, 2019 —

Our awkward duo is rapidly approaching Frieda’s dormitory, and therefore, the end of their outing:

Talako tries to wrap his head around meeting a psychic at a Farmer’s Market, and Frieda made a pun about how much they saw
Talako tries to wrap his head around meeting a psychic at a Farmer’s Market, and Frieda made a pun about how much they saw


Earn karma, fond memories, and the warm fuzzies of doing a good deed — while staying 6 feet apart

A man shouts to an old lady from outside that he tried her famous recipe but it’s not right, he left it on her porch to try
A man shouts to an old lady from outside that he tried her famous recipe but it’s not right, he left it on her porch to try
When your neighbor is too proud for favors, you might have to get creative. (Image by author)

Good intentions are useless until they’re expressed in appropriate action.

— Napoleon Hill, 1937

I think about this quote a lot while I scroll through Instagram.

So many of my friends are talking about gratitude these days. They have pictures of them in Thailand, grateful for past travel, they post selfies on the beach, #blessed.

Meanwhile, my friends in the Peace Corps, my friends who are nurses and doctors and up to their elbows in stress — they don’t post anymore.

And me? I’m somewhere in between, not exactly stocking up on Hepatitis vaccinations or antimalarials to spend years on sustainable agriculture in developing nations, but neither am I still able to #humblebrag in my posts as if Covid hasn’t changed anything. …


A boy and his dad stare at the people petting nothing. The Psychic asks, “What’s his name?” Frieda says, “Her name is Karma.”
A boy and his dad stare at the people petting nothing. The Psychic asks, “What’s his name?” Frieda says, “Her name is Karma.”
Dad’s inner monologue: “even the Farmer’s Market? is no place holy to the youth today? can’t stop tripping weed to buy groceries, even?”

Comic #5 of A Dog Named Karma


Talako asks how Frieda met The Psychic, thinking it unlikely due to her upbringing. She says they met at the Farmer’s Market
Talako asks how Frieda met The Psychic, thinking it unlikely due to her upbringing. She says they met at the Farmer’s Market
“Upbringing?” The quotation marks feel a bit sinister, amirite?

Comic #4 of A Dog Named Karma


Talako apologizes to a still angry Frieda, admitting that he should have paid attention to the signs, as they walk home
Talako apologizes to a still angry Frieda, admitting that he should have paid attention to the signs, as they walk home
Talako is only semi-consciously flexing as he apologizes. There has been a strong correlation between getting away with something and how good his hair looks in the past, so he has become conditioned to flaunt it when he’s got it.

Comic #3 of A Dog Named Karma


Talako asked why The Psychic was surprised he touched the Magic Ball, and they said even fate underestimated his stupidity.
Talako asked why The Psychic was surprised he touched the Magic Ball, and they said even fate underestimated his stupidity.
Talako is a bit of a sasshole at the best of times. The Psychic outranks him.

Comic 2 of A Dog Named Karma

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