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Now we're all caught up with Aggie and her new magic-carpet life with Donny. Next update we'll scoot back over to the gang who, since this was a little flashback, are on their way home from camping and are at a changeover train station.
"When will we see that scene, Broovy?" Hopefully soon, dear reader! I kinda like updating the scenes in chunks like this with daily updates (or close to daily as possible) for the length of the scene since it kinda keeps things moving along, so the next scene might take a little while. I'm not intending for it to take another three week gap like last time, but then again, I never do.
I feel like coloring is coming a bit easier to me this chapter, like, I'm doing an okay job. Next scene is back to an outdoorsy type scene so we'll see if I've improved in that arena or if it still looks like a soft banana dragged across plywood.
oooooooh... good work here and yay! new Banner! Awesome!
@TheSilverLeague: Thank you mucho!!
Haha, I just realised that I don't know much about Donny yet but when I see him I can almost hear Nutter muttering slurs in my head - let's face it, Donny seems kind of like a person Nutter would love to frisk and put in a cell overnight just for the fun of it.
@Oly-RRR: Definitely. XD XD And who knows, maybe a distant, emigrated Nutter relative did... Donny's the boyfriend that kept getting referred to in earlier chapters-
And Donny definitely fits into one of Nutter's hated categories of people XD
@mitchellbravo: I thought it was him but I wasn't sure because I expected him to be in jail more permanently! Which is kind of weird considering that I realise that even a short prison sentence is a very stressful deal and I feel guilty about locking up some of my characters even for a few months even when I realise they had it coming and it's probably for the best.
@Oly-RRR: In Donny's case he was probably in the county jail for a while and then things conveniently not proceeding to trial for one reason or another. Regarding the other boyfriends that Marie mentions in that first strip I linked, I think *they* probably went to prison at which point Aggie stopped considering them boyfriends and moved on to the next ball of trouble.
And I know what you mean! Even nowadays prison is a terrifying place. Uninformed people think it's like a Hilton Hotel for criminals to go and live the high life on taxpayer dime. I mean, things definitely aren't as bad now as they were back for my characters, but I'd like to ask some of the people who make these claims if they'd like to go spend a month in prison if it's so great. I guess it comes down to people trying to de-peopleize other people as a distancing technique, which I'm sure we've mentioned before in these conversations :P
@mitchellbravo: Oh Aggie, maybe you should get yourself on faceboo- oh wait...
Definitely - I mean even assuming you don't have to do work you don't like or interact with people you're rather get away from (and not see people you'd like to see, or at least not enough) how would anyone like to be locked up in any confined space with a strictly regulated schedule for a prolonged period of time? I guess some people just don't want to imagine what something feels like which like you said is de-peopleizing.
@Oly-RRR: LOL. I picture Aggie being an OKCupid menace.
Yeah that's what I always think of. It's weird because a lot of people who make those arguments are the same people who hate the government and whoever else having control over their freedoms. Which is an opinion I can understand even though I don't always share it, but it just seems hypocritical (or I guess just thoughtless) to say something like that and then act like prison is this cool place that people should be thankful they're stored in XD
@mitchellbravo: Yup, one of the weirdest things is how people seem to combine most contradictory ideas in their heads - I think everyone or nearly everyone does it in some small way but some people just take it to a whole new level of illogical. XP
@Oly-RRR: Yeah :P That's a weird skill I've found myself able to do, is to politely, casually, and quite gently point out those contradictions to people sometimes. So far no one's gotten mad at me, and although many of them find some way or another to justify it anyway, I've found a few people will say "Yeah, I guess." And even if they don't change their mindset completely or immediately, at least they have something to consider when a touchy subject comes up again.
@mitchellbravo: That's a good skill to have! I just try not to argue with people most of the time since quite a few seem to be always sure they are right so if they don't want to consider something I don't insist. But I definitely should learn to do it more gently, I'm kind of defaultly snarky since it's how my family talks and I know it can put people off and try to control it.
@Oly-RRR: I probably need to rein it in more, since one day I'm gonna try the Miss Manners approach on the wrooong person and there will be hell to pay :P I know i can be pretty snarky with my family, I think because they're just *THERE* all the time so I lose patience... but with most middling acquaintances and strangers I'm diffusively polite (at least until they're away and I can give whoever remains nearby the piece of my mind the other one deserved :P)
@mitchellbravo: Haha, yeah, the remaining ones always suffer! XD "That fhafgdhf!! dfgdfg!! zggfjhjsfhfj!!!" "Yeah, okay, what are you angry at -me- for?"
@Oly-RRR: Exactly!! And I'm picturing Chance and Gavin having that conversation, by the way XD
@mitchellbravo: Haha, YES, now I need to draw it eventually! :D
Your lack of copy and paste, even when no one would notice, is outstanding!
@Squirreltastic-Blue: Lol! Thanks!