Adrishiana wrote:Not that this matters, but what blogging platform does Penny use?
Tumblr, right now.
Rebhel wrote:I happen to like Lisa BECAUSE of the way she speaks. If you don't get her, oh well... you are the one missing out.
Tamar wrote:Did Aggie end up reaching out to Bob, as she'd decided to do after Penny's party? (I'd understand completely if, given what happened just minutes later, it slipped her mind...hee.) If she did, what was the outcome?
Little Swan wrote:Sorry to just jump in here, but I wanted to ask; how exactly did Cyndi encourage Michelle's eating disorder? I know Karen said about the "diet" salad, that at one point Cyndi was questioning Michelle about her metabolism when they were in the café, and at the start of "Interventions" Stan asked her to tell him that she "didn't make Shell's issues worse" but as far as I can see, Cyndi didn't actively do or say anything to Michelle which could have encouraged her eating disorder. I'm reading through the comic for the second time now and I still can't see anything
Although, as an aside, I don't totally understand all the High School politics as it is; we either don't have that sort of thing in schools here in England or we do and I just never noticed... At school, I ostracised myself even more from girl politics than Aggie did at the beginning of P&A
Mec wrote:What is Lucy's family like? How do they feel about her pursuing an acting career? Do they know she's bi, and how have they reacted to that?
I'm wondering how Lucy grew up so wise and mature.
TCampbell wrote:I wouldn't be surprised at all to learn that you just never noticed. I didn't notice a lot of things when I went through high school myself. Teenagers have the persistent idea that everyone can see their social "status" as if it's tattooed on their forehead, when a lot of us are wrapped up in our own problems or just a few relationships. On the other hand, enough people can see the status to justify the games.
TCampbell wrote:Cyndi just kept making little references to weight like the one that we saw, implying that she considered Michelle to be heavier than an attractive girl should be. Michelle has been insecure about her attractiveness since becoming a teen, and Cyndi is, by far, the most ruthless and intelligent character in the strip. So it wasn't that hard for Cyndi to manipulate Michelle and break Michelle's belief in her "high metabolism."
In addition to the details you mentioned, there was a point where Stan found a scary diet book in Michelle's backpack and wondered if it was there because of Cyndi's influence. But we used a lot of implied cause and effect with Cyndi and Michelle. We could have actually shown more of the process, at least one more scene. I opted not to, because that story was really busy, and because I thought it might be more effective for her friends and her ex to slowly realize the full extent of what was happening to her, at the same time the readers did. Cyndi was still seeming somewhat ditzy at this point to the readers, too: I didn't want them to realize just what a horror she was until the last couple of chapters of "Popsicle War."
TCampbell wrote:4. Sara stares sadly out into space, into the 500 miles between her and the girl she might’ve loved more than any other.
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