It’s true that a majority of children seem to gravitate towards gender-specific items (though how much is nature or nurture is still a puzzle), but it amazes me that people still try to FORCE children to act according to their what their gender is “supposed” to like rather than personality.
Anyhow, it was fun to put in the gender frog, and if it had occurred to me I likely would have included the frog again.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen the fun viral video yet:
Having to say you have feelings when you don’t is an awful feeling. Having to say you have feelings when you really don’t want to admit to them is just as bad. :)
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 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).