This Valentine’s Day comic was inspired by a fun exercise I learned from watching TikTok. If you have a question for the universe, ask it and then shuffle a playlist or listen to the radio. The first three songs will have a message for you:
- One song will describe what’s going on currently in your life.
- One song will give you an action plan.
- One song will be your answer.
You will have to decide which song is which, as they could come out in any order. I tried this a few times with different questions to which I knew the answers and it seemed to work well. At the very least, you’ll be putting those constructive thinking and analysis skills to the test.
In Shouty’s case, he’s not doing this exercise but a different one where you ask a question and get an immediate answer, which is why it’s funny that he has, in fact, rigged it by using his love playlist. Poor Shouty….
Shouty shows Leonard his mobile phone screen while exclaiming, “I told you she liked me. She’s CRAZY for me! Look!” The next panel shows a close up of Shouty’s phone while he continues to talk, “You ask a question and then shuffle your playlist. First song to play is the answer!” His phone shows a playlist titled “Shouty’s Love Mix” and has “Crazy For You” by Madonna playing. Other songs in the playlist include “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You” by UB40, “Beginning Middle End” by Leah Nobel, “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole, and “Overjoyed” by Stevie Wonder. In the last panel of the comic, Leonard looks bewildered and tells Shouty, “But you can’t rig it using your love mix! You oughtta put ‘What A Fool Believes’ on that list!” Shouty puts his head on his fist and looks defeated.