I wanted to draw something. Anything, really, but I just couldn't. The blank paper stared menacingly at me. "So what will it be? A face? A beautiful landscape with mountains and a river? Pfft, you can't draw a landscape, you barely manage to do stick figures!" /1
Ouch. No I guess not. "But... do I need to draw anything specific?"
"Look at you! You're so shit at this that you cannot even come up with something to draw! Pathetic"
Rude. But the paper had a point. "Okay then. I will draw a line"
"What a straight line? Good luck, it's gonna be all wavy with your hands"
After some deliberation I picked up the pen and drew a bendy line across the paper.
"Any sort of line. That I can do. Maybe I'll add another"
A vaguely parallel line was added somewhere below the first. With some imagination it could be a mountain range in the horizon
"Are you sure you're not trying to sneak a landscape in there? You know you can't do that"
I honestly wasn't. "What do you care what I'm doing, you're a piece of paper"
"If I draw a line I draw a line"
I added a few evenly spaced vertical lines connecting the horizontal ones.
"Hah, you lifted the pen there, that one is not a connected to itself!"
"Call it what you want. Seems line-y enough for me."
Some blobs were added between the lines, vaguely evenly spaced.
"What is this supposed to be, plant cells in a microscope?"
"If you think so. I'm just putting ink on paper here"
I kept adding blobs and lines with a loose spacing pattern.
"Those blobs don't look the same. And the spacing is all different!"
"Ever seen identical blobs? Or plant cells? Doesn't matter"
I was keeping calm, but each blob and line was a slow and painful process of self conviction. Is the spacing really wrong? Are my blobs not blobby enough?