This strip was a bit of a stretch of the reality (I know, I know, a talking bear, WHAT reality). But it was too sweet and too much fun to imagine vachel going to these lengths to avoid a hug that he KINDA REALLY ACTUALLY WANTS.
Thank you Vachel. We didn’t want to know.
This strip was fun to write, because I like decorating my tree by making things. Although I usually keep to stringing cranberries and popcorn.
Odd to think that this is one of the most adult strips in the entire Little Dee series. :)
I enjoy writing nugget jokes like this. The tennis is mentioned in a list of throw-away silliness, but then it shows up again in the punchline. Ah, the craft of humor. I love it.
As a child, I always thought one could move or change things with one’s mind, if one concentrated hard enough. Fortunately I only tried to change things which my mind couldn’t change, so I wasn’t left in the exhaustive trap that Blake was.
The punchline here is very secondary, although if you look at a dog’s face when you rub them behind the ears, it is a very apt comparison. But the strip really hangs on the main truism, which I wrote from the heart.
I almost love getting caught in the cold damp rain, because the feeling a warm shower, putting on a dry bathrobe and slippers, and then even better — a fire and some cocoa, has got to be one of the most divine things ever. Which is funny, because you need the awfulness of being cold and damp or else it’s not the same.