It is such a very-fast inner discussion, while trying to hide your expression, when seeing something beautiful destroyed by a child who is trying to express love and doesn’t know the “value” adults put on things.
If I remember correctly, this strip was partly inspired by a scene from “My Neighbor Totoro” where the character May puts flowers (if I remember correctly) one-by-one on her father’s desk while he works.
Part of the joy of writing “Little Dee” was when I was able to crack myself up. Vachel, with their history of vacations, chained to a chair, buried to his neck in sand, with a gleeful Dee nearby and Ted saying that he’s “playing with Dee” just floors me.
I mean, I’m glad you all like the strip too. ;-)
Treadmills are always ripe for humor. You’re running but not going anywhere, the possibilities for gags are endless. Which is why you have to wait for special times, such as those involving a moose.
I wonder if in the last panel he should have said something like “wow, that got huge.” It seemed like such a multifaceted analogy which I pinned down solely to “people following it.
I mean, what about
“That’s the resources you end up putting behind it.”
“That’s the stampede of angry people with torches and pitchforks following you afterwards”
‘That’s the representation of the chunk of you life now gone.”
I still like the strip. :)