Hellooooooooooooooo! Hope a few of you are still around.
I had a wonderful and relaxing holiday with my family and friends, thus the lack of updates (hope you weren't expecting something serious). But I have a few pages that are about ready to go, so get ready for a par-tay.
The title of this strip is derived from a song called "Music, Maestro, Please," which was written by Herb Magidson. My favorite recording is by Louis Armstrong. The song asks the bandleader to play specific types of music to help the singer forget his old love, but he keeps thinking about her anyway.
See you all again soon.
D'awww. Good for Joseph!
@The_Hankerchief: :P I feel like the size difference between him and Cecilia makes it even better.
I think the size difference is adorable but I bet some people give Joseph a hard time about it!
@Oly-RRR: Agreed. And I think Joseph's the one who probably hates it the most. He hasn't really come to any sort of self-acceptance at this point, which is sad.
@mitchellbravo: Aw well, not a lot of people have much self-acceptance in high school... I start thinking he'd get along with (or alternatively couldn't stand) Teague. It isn't obvious in the comic about the nazis but the reason he treats Jarvis (and the rest of his classmates) with so much irritation is mostly because of him being angry about how other people treat him - except he can't get back at them so he picks at his classmates.
@Oly-RRR: You know, I think they'd make a formidable duo. Teague could be the brains of the operation and for the first time ever, Joseph would be the legs :P They'd certainly either bring out the best in each other, or despise each other fervently.
Actually, what you said about Teague reminds me a lot of Aggie. In her case it originates from her upbringing in which she basically took on a parent/guardian role, and yet due to the gender roles still inherent in the era, has been discouraged from following intellectual pursuits and urged to continue living in a caretaker role, which she loathes.
@mitchellbravo: Haha, yes! :D
And yeah, it was hard for girls in the past, the whole society was against them doing anything besides cooking and cleaning. D: There's a BBC series called The Bletchley Circle, it's set in 1952 and is basically another period crime drama but the interesting thing about it is that it's about a group of women who worked as codebreakers during WWII, except when the war was over nobody wanted their intellectual skills anymore...
@Oly-RRR: Oh, that sounds really neat! I'll have to hunt that down to watch! It's interesting, people see the old posters of Rosie the Riveter and the picture it paints of female empowerment, without realizing that women were only desired in those roles so long as men were unavailable. It's the sort of thing that sounds so ridiculous it's almost funny, except for the fact that it wasn't going on all that long ago.
@mitchellbravo: Yeah, exactly! It's almost funny but also really unfortunate for people who actually lived in those times, and it's still kind of echoing sometimes.