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If anyone is keeping track of how many times characters blush, you’d better update your chart today. And let me know who’s winning: Biiku or Maddy? 😳

Is this the Meet Cute? Or was that earlier? How long does a single instance of Meet Cute Last?

Burrito

Burrito is Life, or maybe #LunchGoals?

I would also be stricken if my school closed their burrito bar. Assuming I went to school and they had a burrito bar in the first place, which is kind of a stretch, but what are you gonna do? If the CW has 25+ year olds playing their high schoolers, mine can have a burrito bar.

Lunch

I hate drawing backgrounds

I spent an inordinate amount of time on this page, mostly banging my head against the wall trying to figure out the best way to draw a new complicated background that would be seen from multiple angles and with a zillion background characters milling around. Also, UGH, background characters. 😭

I don’t have a great solution as it stands, but I got to the point where I knew I needed to just suck it up and draw some off angles by hand and let the perfectionism go. It was becoming an excuse to procrastinate and get all anxious over nothing. Anyway, it’s up now! Page 50 is already inked, and 51 is partly inked, so let’s see how quickly I can pump those out if I stop giving myself an aneurysm over the cafeteria. 😤

Hands

D'awww....

I wasn’t sure what to title this one since I’m pretty sure “…” would not make a useful permalink. Also, this is the LAST PAGE of Chapter 2! I’m also trying out just putting the full page image on Facebook instead of the teaser image thingy that links to the site. I don’t know how useful it is to have a single page update on Facebook though. My thinking was that you wouldn’t want to see an update if you were behind or something, but then I realized that I frequently find new comics by seeing a page somewhere, liking something about that one page, and THEN I go follow the links and read from the beginning.

So… feel free to share your thoughts on that! I’d love to know what others think. I care less about having page hits on the site and more about more people finding and reading the comic.

Classical

Read the mood, Amanda. GEEZ.

Slow clap for Amanda, bein’ a real friendo rn. Good job reading the mood. Also, I lied last update. There’s one more page in this chapter after this page, then we’re on to Chapter 3.

Seriously

There’s only one page left in this chapter! Not counting this one! Chapter 3 takes place in a new setting sooooooo… I’ve got some backgrounds to draw, y’all. It’s outdoors, but I don’t know if that makes it easier or not. I haven’t decided how much city background you’ll be able to see which is the biggest factor. While I don’t want to be lazy, I also don’t want to spend 20 hours creating scene backgrounds you won’t actually be able to see properly anyway.

Poet

Emo Poets Society, as it were?


These darn emo kids and their darn poetry, amiright? What’s funny to me is that Amanda, while mocking Kevin’s lit knowledge, doesn’t even like poetry. She likes being smart, successful, and well-educated, though, so if she’s expected to learn poetry then by god, she’ll learn the poetry. Doesn’t mean she’ll like it, though. And unfortunately for her, it does mean she probably won’t really get in depth with understanding it either. Welp. Can’t be good at everything. Deciding you don’t like the things you aren’t good at is way easier anyway.

Here, have some links for further reading.

Little Red Cap, by Carol Ann Duffy

Alice Walker’s Official Website

To Change the World Enough, by Alice Walker

I Will Keep Broken Things, by Alice Walker

Going Out to the Garden, by Alice Walker

You don’t need to read each poem to understand the scene or to get anything coming up in Tomodachi Forever, not really, but there IS a reason each character is drawn to each poem they’ve chosen. Pretty much any time you see a specific song, poem, etc mentioned, it means something. Plus I just can’t help sharing the things I like with y’all. <3

Half-Assed Rhymes


Fun note: I had learned the E.E. Cummings styled himself as e e cummings, but I double-checked for this page and GUESS WHAT? He utilized decapitalization extensively in his work, but apparently did not extend that to his own name. Here’s more info, for the curious.

Some background links on the name drops in case you’re curious:

E. E. Cummings, poet

Todd Melicker, poet

Josh Ramsay, of pop punk band Marianas Trench

Alex Gaskarth, of pop punk band All Time Low

Max Bemis, of punk band Say Anything.

P!nk, aka Pink, US pop star

What’s-his-name, of hey, there will be always be some new pop star or child actor whose messy transition into adulthood with fame and money is publicly broadcast and we’ll all watch their meltdown, shake our heads, and indulge in copious amounts of judging people we don’t actually know.

I’ve also now broken the 1-word page naming pattern because I try to pull from dialogue on the page and this was worth it.

 

Pride

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Oh, Maddy! You’re too gosh darned cute.

Fanart Friday: Carla (Done!)

I shared the work in progress of this one earlier this week and now she’s dooooonnnee!

Carla is a spunky, badass trans girl from David Willis‘s current webcomic Dumbing of Age. She frequently wears roller skates and zips around being freaking awesome, so I had an incontrovertible need to draw her playing Roller Derby.

Carla is a Goddess