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This is how the past few weeks have been for me: unbridled optimism, followed quickly by crushing reality. Then scouring the blogs for a small hint of optimism again. One day I worked late and didn't check Twitter until midnight, and in 10 minutes I went through 200 tweets that started out "Talks going great, both sides happy, the end is near..." then quickly progressed to "Both sides farther apart then ever, may not ever talk again."
As usual I struggled with the final panel. Attempts to make it humorous or uplifting failed, and I went with soul-crushing and sad. Poor Li'l Danny.