Saturday, September 03, 2022

School Life #33: Beach Days

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Everyone wants that last beach day, but you don't always want to run into everyone else.

I thought it would be funny to have her popping up in Mike's pool, being Michele's substitute and all, but other than making it a dream sequence, I couldn't see a reason to get her there with her bathing suit. So I went with a beach day where the students hung out.

This was suppose to post yesterday. Oops. Somewhere along the way the formatting got away from me, and by the time I realized it was too narrow -- after creatively squeezing things in -- I wasn't going to backtrack or start over.

This was one of those times where the dialogue wasn't fully formed in my head before I started it. Partly because you can only squeeze in so many words, and partly because I was still debating the last lines. Missy has been the nosy one and will ask questions. This can be rude sometimes in certain situations, particularly with adults. I also debated if Vanessa would have a comeback along the lines of "but you didn't know that" or "maybe she has a girlfriend" or similar. Everything that occured to me sounded better if it were in fan fiction or an after panel. And an after panel was almost a possibility when I realized the space I had remaining. It would've looked terrible.

For anyone knew here: my comics vary in size from day to day, but I try to keep the mini-features like School Life, minis and even Ken-Do to one defining format. Sometimes, like with Math Horror Movies I change the size, but a lot goes into that decision, because then I'll still with it moving forward.

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