If you are like me, or, apparently, also Clarabelle, sometimes when you have a pending social interaction with someone that could potentially turn unpleasant you walk yourself through the worst possible outcome. Now, MY imagined scenarios usually don't involve people taking letter openers to their chests, but I guess you can never be too certain.
This page was a ton of fun to draw, but the coloring and editing aren't as polished as I'd like because I really wanted to finish this tonight and also wanted to be able to go to bed at a reasonable time.
I hope this page has been entertaining to you, and I also feel compelled to explain that the next few strips may be a bit delayed. I'm moving back to school very soon and have a lot to do between now and then, plus I also want to spend some time with my family before I return one last time to those hallowed halls of heducation. I aspire to get back on track once I've settled in at school, and hopefully can resume and maintain a 3-updates-per-week schedule.
Wordy comment today, indeed. Hope the penultimate panel isn't so deformed looking as to disturb you off of Clarabelle for good, as she features quite prominently in this chapter.
She looks surprisingly calm for thinking that her parents double suicide is in the near future. XDDDD
actually laughed out loud. which i find myself doing plenty here, i gotta say. there was that moment where she stabbed herself with the letter opener and i was like...wait...not...real? heh.
@Bluezilla: I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying it! This was one of those scenes that was so over the top I absolutely had to include it even though nothing remotely like it has happened before or since.
Ahaha, this is a great page, I had that disbelief moment too and then laughed out loud! XD
And I totally get those imaginary scenes in my head too - it doesn't even have to be a social interaction! And because I write about cops and such my imagination is trained to quickly go the worst route possible - last month me and mum were going over some railways and she tripped. By the time I helped her up and we got out of the way safely she asked "why do you look so weird?" and I was all "IN MY HEAD I'M STANDING IN A POOL OF YOUR BLOOD AS THE PASSING TRAIN DISAPPEARS IN THE DISTANCE!!!" :P
@Oly-RRR: Omg I get that all the time. For you it's because of your cop themes, for me it's because I watch so many emergency medical shows I've become like, hyper-aware of all the Bad Things that can become of a person. Lmao, like you said with your mom- it's tough to explain it to other people who wonder why you suddenly look extremely disturbed XD
@mitchellbravo: Oh yeah, medical shows do that too! D: I tend to stick mostly to cop shows but I think I have something about doctors and firemen on my to-watch list... That, and I have to do some medical research for Cop Story anyway.
@Oly-RRR: Now, do you prefer fiction or non-fiction programs? Because if you ever get the chance, you might enjoy the Denis Leary show "Rescue Me." It's firemen instead of police, but it's probably my favorite drama and feels extraordinarily authentic.
@mitchellbravo: Oooh, it's actually on my to-watch list! :D I was researching burn victims and stumbled on it. The main character sounds practically as flawed as Nutter!
I usually mostly watch fiction simply because there's more of it but I like non-fiction too. Depends, really.
@Oly-RRR: Oh awesome!! I hope you'll enjoy it. It's really rare for me to get invested in scripted TV programs but that was must-watch for me in the years when it was airing. I think you'll like the balance of dark humor that accompanies the dysfunction :P
@mitchellbravo: Now I want to get to it sooner than I planned! :D I watch shows slowly because I rarely marathon things and also got out of habit of drawing while watching something (because I end up either watching or drawing then) so a day spent watching shows means a day no comics get drawn, you know how it is. :P
@Oly-RRR: Definitely understood! I find it hard to let myself get invested in a show because of that, kind of. Like I feel like there should be better things I'm doing with that time... even though I end up wasting it on the internet anyway XD
You made me laugh! And I've been so into reading this comic this morning, I nearly burned an egg!
@Squirreltastic-Blue: Aah!! I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying it so much!! Sorry for almost wasting your egg :P