47. New Beginnings, chapter posted 3/16/09

Page 9 of 13

New Beginnings — Page 9
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Author commentary

Veronica: Well hey I didn’t COMPLETELY say “**** off">******** backgrounds”, I was happy with the outcome of panel three.

Abbey’s awkward joking and regret on panels five and six was me trying hopelessly to make people feel for him.. because I’m sure we’ve all been there before. I’m not as pain-inducing as the UK Office, unfortunately. There are so many awkward moments in that show that make me curl up and want to die SO HARD.

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Reader comments

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Comment ID #2245

4&5th panel
Earth to captain obvious

Wrathborn March 31, 2010, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #2331

Abby’s house look old-fashioned.

...It’s probably all the sepia. :3

Solario the Visored April 1, 2010, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #2582

somebody actually UNDERSTANDS that curl-up-and-die feeling
*is relieved he is not completely crazy*

Dwight: …MICHAEL!
(The Office U.S.ed.)

*quivers in fear*

waffle911 April 4, 2010, 8:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #5341

Abbey in panel six is love.

Remeth April 18, 2010, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #8989

did they eat that basket too? where is that?

Rip April 26, 2010, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #9535

lol yes rip they did apperently
just say yes already god!

bored April 28, 2010, 5:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #21026

Abbey met Excalibur in the sixth panel. *awesomeface*

TCN May 13, 2010, 5:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #21504

Abbey you make me think you have english accent many times

someone May 14, 2010, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #34660

She’s Australian.

UNIT2960 June 2, 2010, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #59723

panel 3-abbey looks a lot like carter

:pq: July 14, 2010, 5:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #67505


j the fourth July 30, 2010, 3:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #69214

This should be fun!

Skykitsune August 3, 2010, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #79497

Wow that the exact expression i get when i crack a terrible joke :D

Corporal August 21, 2010, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #97141

The eyes look like bowling ball holes.
STRIKE! Thats an awkward moment for me!

But abbey also looks a bit like carter- oh god, maybe he was possesed!!!! O O

Luke September 28, 2010, 6:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #104409

Best nothing face strip ever!

Luio October 13, 2010, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #110849

The Office is so freaking FUNNY! It ruptured my kidney.

sammy October 25, 2010, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #114832


Zany October 31, 2010, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #118116

Quick Abbey! Run while you still can! *Press “A” to save Abbey’s friggin life!*

Maishul November 4, 2010, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #119938

the third panel is really great - the front porch is really pleasing to the eye. i like that you thought about the details to the porch here… and on the topic of that… in the final panel, i understand the effect of ‘fading out’, having minimal bgs to focus on the characters and all… but what you provided of the house is detatched and awkward. i don’t think the birdbath should be there at all if you were going for minimal, and while you shouldn’t provide lots of intricate detail on the house since it’s farther away, i think it would look better with just 5 seconds of silhouette drawn to give the house an outline, with a meager horizon line fading into the panel next to it. it doesn’t sound like a lot, but it would clear up whether it’s Infinitihouse™ or not.

damn November 6, 2010, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #124757

Abbey’s face panel 5 made me LOL!

:P November 13, 2010, 5:49 PM EST.

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SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #136893

Wow, this hasn’t been noticed yet?
That Daisy sure has one HELL of a poker face.

GoodBurger December 16, 2010, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #137779

I’ll sub for David at this point
*clears throat*


The Other Guy December 21, 2010, 5:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #138344

D’aaaw, daisy x abbey is so cute. <3

Flara December 23, 2010, 9:47 PM EST.

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Wanderlust December 29, 2010, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #139380

yay for black dots for eyes! :D

Firefly December 29, 2010, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #151941


hey its meh lolz March 15, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #154375


hey its meh lolz March 31, 2011, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #157206

They have Carter face.

Hinochi April 17, 2011, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #157459

Dasiy’s design is pure loveliness but I miss her eyes!

TC April 20, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #161146

i am starting to like those huge pupiled eye and those no pupil eye

pspreader May 13, 2011, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #162473

Yes, I’ve been in that cringe-worthy situation before. I was talking to this girl (whom I liked) in Math class one day in 7th grade. Then, out of nowhere, the teacher says out names to get our attention, then says, “Reason to flirt?” Worst school moment in my entire life. I just died, right then and there. D:

Abbey should just kiss Daisy and get it over with. We already know what’s going to happen anyway.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 3:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #164381

In soviet Russia, houses get up and go

Blackstar May 30, 2011, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #167889

in soviet russia everything’s gay


jack June 18, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #175241

panels 2~5: Carter face

Ryoushi-kun August 1, 2011, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #182014


Fur September 14, 2011, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #184286

Panels 1-4 = poker face.

Me October 6, 2011, 11:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #187650

Yes, some have been there.
Some not as successful as others.

Harris012 October 31, 2011, 7:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #202813

daisy is always poker face? o▬o

unkow December 26, 2011, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #204605


Still up January 5, 2012, 2:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #215485

8-D {Waaaaayyyyy to go~~~~

hanisu93 May 1, 2012, 12:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #216803

Awkward moment is awkward. XD

LucyDucy May 18, 2012, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #223029

I like panel 4

Moshilun July 18, 2012, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #230185

I love Daisy’s expression in those panels xD 8I

Lumous October 4, 2012, 11:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #232415

lol Daisy’s got a poker face. :l

7prince1 November 6, 2012, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #249891

They both looked like dittos for the better half of this page

Solstice June 18, 2013, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #256056

Uh oh. They’re going Carter….

ShizuTheCat August 7, 2013, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #260227

More awkwardness

Shadow September 25, 2013, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #279527

Holy **** it’s the I like trains kid

Koch April 18, 2014, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #283830

I love the faces in this page XD

vgames61 July 13, 2014, 6:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #291334

I’ve been that awkward.
Unfortunately, when I get to that level of awkwardness, my behaviour tends to default to “drive people away”, and I tend to start babbling things that make me sound like a creepy psychopath because I subconsciously know it makes people go away.


SotiCoto December 12, 2014, 7:51 PM EST.

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