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128. Wits and Sass

Not to mention her—


For whatever reason, this one was a royal pain to draw. Literally and figuratively. I pushed through it despite some hand cramping for the literal, and perhaps related to the cramp perhaps not, getting Lara to look like Lara just wasn't happening. If I wasn't determined to get this up today, I might erase her from every panel and start over. I'm very not-happy with her look here.

When I was maybe seven or eight years old, we had houseguests for a few days, a family (man, woman, and slightly-older-than-me boy) that had been friends with my parents that I didn't know, or at least I don't remember knowing them. At one point, I crossed paths with the woman of the family in a hallway and she asked me some question or other and I answered in what was evidently an unpleasant tone, because she slapped me across the face and said, “don't SASS ME!” It took all of two seconds for her to realize she'd overstepped her bounds — even at eight I could figure that out — and she fled to the back yard, so I never said anything about it, but it was a long time before I had any idea what her deal was; I'd never heard the term “sass” before. It's one of those great English terms that has a lot of nuance to it, and while I'm not keen on the way I assume that person meant it — a nasaly, whiny tone that suggests impudence, which I could totally see young-me doing without knowing it — I'm really quite keen on a “sassy” attitude in a pretty woman that shows a kind of take-no-crap demeanor while maintaining a glint in the eye, if you know what I mean.
Nov 26, 2013 - 05:46 AM Pac | Link



Michelle (Nov 26, 2013 - 10:19 AM Pac):

I'm rooting for them! Love to see the relationship (“relationship?”) progress.

Mom (Nov 26, 2013 - 09:24 PM Pac):

don't remember these guests. However, I love the relationship you are portraying.....



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