This is one of those strips which I think would be horrid if the chemistry of everything wasn’t right. But Blake’s request for it, and Ted’s good natured “I don’t know my own strength” saved it from pure evil.
And then there’s Vachel.
Apologies, yesterday’s strip didn’t go up until evening. My fault. But it’s up now, so click on yesterday’s strip if you missed it. :)
A somewhat bleak commentary on our relationship with pets. And slaves. And significant others.
Actually, I think there’s some truth to what Vachel is saying, just maybe not specific to this incident. When seeing faults in the world, it can be all too common for people (myself included) to not be able to see ourselves as the common denominator.
When I hear someone say “you don’t want to do that,” I know that very often they actually mean “I don’t think you should do that because I certainly wouldn’t want to.”
Which is why it’s good to know yourself. :)
When scripting “Little Dee” I really enjoyed the little details such as Blake saying that they “talked WITH frogs” rather than “talking TO frogs,” because in their world, frogs, of course, talk back.
I think Virgil was mentioned once or twice more. Hm.
Anyhow, this is something I try to be conscious of, whether on the phone or just in conversation, that if I’m talking about gross or not all-ages etc topics, to try to be conscious of those around me (eaters, kids, etc).
Here’s where Vachel is me and the rest of the gang are a lot of people I knew. Back in 1996, wow, many people were still mighty resistant to the idea of a cell phone.