69. At Loose Ends, page posted 3/16/12

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At Loose Ends — Page 33

This chapter was remade for the Bittersweet Candy Bowl Omnibus. The updated version will appear on the site later.

Author commentary

Veronica: God I’m so happy we were able to change Daisy’s dialogue when making the Omnibus. Daisy’s original dialogue was so expository and tactless, it didn’t really make any sense! She said something like “but you can be pretty scary at school”. I guess I wanted her to have a reason to bring up Abbey’s violent tendencies? Why would she do that!! At this moment!!! Not only is it irrelevant, it’s just kinda mean!

Daisy’s never expressed any actual intimidation in response to Abbey’s moods, she’s been very understanding!

So we rewrote it so that Daisy is supportive but in her naïveté, it leaves Abbey to reflect on how Daisy’s compliments for assertiveness can actually reflect badly on him in a different light.

I feel this is much better, especially because it shows Abbey feeling genuine guilt about something that the other people in the car are praising him for! I guess because they don’t have the full picture..

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Reader comments

Comment ID #211942

Fighting for what’s right? Ha, more like BLACK AND WHITE MORALITY.

Seriously, I know Abbey means well, but nice? He totally overreacted to Paulo in Fade Away, and he’s so sexist, saying bullying is wrong yet completely ignoring Lucy’s flagrant abuse of Mike. I’m sorry Daisy, but I have to disagree.

Also, the art here is beautiful! Seriously, the shading is wonderful and the colors are so vivid!

SmashGenesis March 16, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT.

Comment ID #211980

Thank the lord for Janet. Abbey really needs to hear this kind of support from everyone right now (like Janet and Daisy) to believe he’s actually not the reason his “family” was ruined. But it’s clear from his expression he doesn’t fully believe it in the last panel.

Sylvia March 16, 2012, 2:39 AM EDT.

Comment ID #212060

I really like abbey. He does make mistakes and he has horrible scars, but he has great mettle and will to do good. He shows a lot of potential and has turned a lot of his mettle into results.

tk March 16, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT.

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