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AUTHOR COMMENTS:

Reply mitchellbravo, April 3rd, 2013, 11:41 am

Cecilia's face in the last panel came out exactly how I wanted it to.

So, out of curiosity, which is your favorite family member we've met so far in the comic? The Galens? Mr. and Mrs. Harper? Elsie Ferrigan? Oliver Thayer? Eddie's mom? I know we haven't gotten to know any of them real well yet, but going based off their brief appearances, who would you like to see more of?

We'll be meeting Tony's mom in the next story, too.

Friday, come back Friday.


READER'S DISCUSSION:

Reply TheSilverLeague, April 9th, 2013, 12:17 am

Hmmmmm I'm going to have to go with the harpers on this one, no reason in particular really just that snippet there amused me lol

Reply LibertyCabbage, April 9th, 2013, 1:20 pm

@mitchellbravo: The Galens, 'cause I'm kinda curious what would happen if Clarabelle actually got in trouble with her parents. She seems to worry about it a lot, and she dodged a bullet with the sherry scene.

Reply The_Hankerchief, April 9th, 2013, 9:18 pm

Mr. Harper. Because of this:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUpggXGHYjk

Reply mitchellbravo, April 12th, 2013, 12:07 am

@TheSilverLeague: Yeah, they're probably the funniest out of the bunch. :P

@LibertyCabbage: That's a good point. I want to spend more time showing Cal's relationship with her parents, because it's more complex than it probably seems.

@The_Hankerchief: WHAT. WHAT IS THIS GLORIOUS THING. Holy crap, Hank, I thought that was going to be an exact playout of the scene I have here and started to get worried that I'd seen that video and accidentally plagiarized it somehow. Lmao, do you mind if I go back and include your link in the author comment on that page?

Reply The_Hankerchief, April 12th, 2013, 1:05 am

@mitchellbravo: Haha when I commented on that page, this is (roughly) what I was quoting. Didn't know if you had seen it or not. And if course you can!

Reply Oly-RRR, July 26th, 2014, 5:14 pm

Aha, possible future son-in-law then. X|

And I'm not sure which one of family members I -like- more but Eddie's mother is definitely the most memorable one for me!

Reply mitchellbravo, July 26th, 2014, 7:50 pm

@Oly-RRR: Yup yup. And Mrs. Schuyler definitely has a memorable quality about her, doesn't she? D:

Reply Oly-RRR, July 26th, 2014, 8:31 pm

@mitchellbravo: The particular kind of memorable quality stuff that stops us from sleeping at night usually has. D: I still worry about Eddie's next arc - for all I know he might be chained in the basement with some plain water and his studies right now.

Reply mitchellbravo, July 26th, 2014, 10:17 pm

@Oly-RRR: Eddie *does* survive, but the damage already done to him growing up goes deeper than even the people closest to him realize. Sometimes I feel like a dick writing the story that way but stories where nothing seriously bad happens to anybody are a dime a dozen and can get kind of boring, right?

Reply Oly-RRR, July 26th, 2014, 11:01 pm

@mitchellbravo: Aw, yeah, most people don't notice these things when they are used to them. "Oh well, my friend's parents are somewhat jerks but he's an okay guy" - you're kind of too close to see stuff AND don't realise that sometimes psychological damage is a gradual process nobody notices until things get really bad. It's kind of like how family members often don't notice when someone in the family is mentally ill, "oh, he always was a bit weird, he's just a bit more grumpy lately, it'll pass".

I know that feeling too well! Even general themes of Cop Story aside, the page I'm working on is kind of cruel. D:

But I don't know, maybe it's just me but I think writing about these subjects can if not help then at least give some good feelings to someone - I had a couple of rough years around the end of uni and when things got better and I started watching stuff again it turned out I started to relate more to the stories that had some depressing stuff in them (and it kind of stayed this way) - it can be a comedy, it can have a happy ending but it has to have something complicated and sad in it. Mum says I'm in the minority here and most people want stories about badass winners being attractive but I'm okay with writing for the minority. :]

Reply mitchellbravo, July 27th, 2014, 9:00 am

@Oly-RRR: No I really think you're right about that last part. Around the end of high school I went into somewhat of a depression due to an accumulation of different factors- it wasn't really serious, I just felt constantly emotionally exhausted or totally numb. I did something I rarely ever do and that was I threw myself into a bunch of different works of fiction just to help pass the hours by. Like, Freaks and Geeks for example- it's just a high school story, but it deals with a pretty broad range of difficult things and it was just like, reassuring I guess to remember that everyone has difficult times in their lives.

In Eddie's case, I picture the Schuylers being that family that everybody in town is kind of terrified of, and that a lot of the other parents who know Eddie are surprised he turned out so good-hearted. Hopefully I'll get to do a little exploration of Eddie's family in an upcoming chapter. It's just tough finding a place to cram it in, story-wise.

Reply Oly-RRR, July 27th, 2014, 11:18 am

@mitchellbravo: Yeah, something like this! It doesn't make you HAPPY to see characters in trouble and it doesn't have to be the same issue you're having but there's definitely something reassuring about it.

Oooh, I'm looking forward to it! :D But yeah, it's hard to fit all this stuff in - it's like there's a whole world in your head by now but you have to stick to the line of the story and not get ahead or overfill it with extra stuff.


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