Dude in Distress Strip 86

24th Sep 2018, 7:01 AM in First Date
Dude in Distress Strip 86
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EssayBee 24th Sep 2018, 7:01 AM
Here's strip 86 of Dude in Distress, and Clark tries to brighten things up a bit.

I reorganized this strip and the next so that they both end on more positive notes. It's time for the story to begin moving away from all this darkness!


O8h7w 24th Sep 2018, 8:36 AM
I don't follow Cyannas remark in panel 3 either, because what is being described sounds to me *exactly* like a human life cycle drawn out / scaled to something like three times as long. What gives?
EssayBee 24th Sep 2018, 10:19 AM
Ah. You're right. Would've made more sense to say "a human's that simply lasts for several hundred years." Hopefully her description afterward makes her intent clear--Con'qorians aren't simply like a very-long-lived human; it takes decades to reach adulthood (with a very long life afterward).
Zodo 24th Sep 2018, 11:19 AM
It still adds up to her being significantly older than Clark, even if she's of a similar age, developmentally.
O8h7w 24th Sep 2018, 11:29 AM
I see :) To me, long lifespan also means slow maturing and aging by default. This seems to be true both in nature and in stories (with the exception of magically extended lifetimes). So Cyanna's words seems quite weird to me.

I hope that speech bubble gets changed in print, I find it out of character for both you and Cyanna to write/speak confusingly enough that I find myself looking at text in a speech bubble rather than "hearing Cyanna speak". I've stumbled slightly once or twice before, but other than those isolated instances your/her English is just spot on for keeping up the illusion of hearing the characters speak. It's sad when it breaks! I find it one of the biggest strengths of the comic (I have a feeling I've said this before).
O8h7w 24th Sep 2018, 11:35 AM
@EssayBee: I failed to mention that yes, the wording you propose in your comment makes a LOT more sense - and would likely not have broken my "illusion of hearing / suspension of reading".
Black Rose 24th Sep 2018, 12:24 PM
During that time,would Cyanna have a chance to learn more about our world!?