Mark's... I call it "thing" to myself, but I suppose it ought to be called a "talent," is very different from canon, and he has a different relationship with it.
I enjoyed drawing it so much though that it will show up again. (Mostly because Ananda's not in it and that makes me feel bad.)
Also, I did in fact lose my job. I sent them an eloquent letter stating that I'm a student so I can't work two days of the week, but I am more than willing to work the other days, and that's forty hours a week doing the freaking night shift. They responded by not responding. They were snarly to me when I called them and hung up in the middle of my saying I'd pick up my last check, don't mail it. Fuck you too, asswipes. The high turnover is your own damn fault, and why would you demand students prioritize a measly job over being a student? Tuh.