We last saw James back on page 661. He caught Jessica in a rare moment of vulnerability and a less rare moment of not being fully clothed. Since then he was recruited to work for Jess on her grand plan to part nerds from their monies. He’s a bit hapless, and timid, which makes him an easy mark for her. Hopefully he’ll get something out of the arrangement he finds valuable.
An update on my grandfather for those of you interested: He has some blood clots in his lungs which they are trying to dissolve without killing him. So… not out of the woods yet as it were, but he’s lucky to be alive at all. That’s all the information I have right now.
Hey guys I have returned again due to the positive feed back in the comments. Nothing to new and exciting has happened since the last time I posted. Mainly I have been doing a lot of thinking and worrying about school starting as usual. I have 8 days left of summer and then I am a senior. I honestly don’t know how to feel about it. I’m taking college classes that my school offers such as speech, government and psychology. I’m pretty excited for psychology considering that is what I plan to do after high school so hopefully I do well if I hate it then I may need to rethink my entire plan which I really don’t want to do. I decided the other day I needed a change so I dyed my hair by myself the color is “black cherry” which is basically black with a red tint and I like it mostly. other than that I haven’t been up to much, just trying to mentally prepare myself for getting up at 5:30 in the morning again and dealing with teachers and students. I hope to stay out of any drama that may occur this year and I am stoked to start my next play hopefully it will be a good one. being in the plays may terrify me but I also like having that accomplishment and knowing that I did well and knew all my lines it is satisfying. Getting back into my school routine is going to be rough the first couple of weeks I’m sure. Anyways I was late writing so I’m gonna cut this post short. bye my interweb peeps!!
Does this mean they are going to make out like bandits?
Prepare for trouble.
Make it double
… [Googles] … OK … so apparently I made a Pokémon reference … yay me?
(Sorry, that’s all I have, for right now.)
“Well, they can’t all be good, you’ll just have to expect that!” -Groucho Marx.
Could someone please draw: Jo, in a Meowth costume?
The true question is : Does James own a cat ?
The real question is: Will the cat use Pay-day?
I think it would personally be hilarious if this whole plan tanks, but the cat catches on for some reason, a la Grumpy Cat, and that’s what they use to leverage their content creation.
The REAL question is does the cat speak English because it wanted to impress another?
To protect the world from devastation
Man, I forgot how much the art style has changed over the course of the comic. I love how you draw the characters now, but I kinda miss the way you used to draw Ed. I don’t know why.
Consistency is not my strong suit.
OMG. I even wonder how one’s drawing can change by that much. I suppose part of it might come from the use of Manga Studio, doesn’t it ?
Not as much as you might think. PhotoShop and magna studio function fairly similarly. Its mostly hardware.
I’ve been a long time lurker. Clicked the link and the style has changed so much. I love both but your facial expressions and poses are much more dynamic now. Like still shots of a sitcom.
I don’t remember when I started reading but I do know I feel like going back through and rereading again.
Miss Teen: I’ve had that color before. :p Rest up and have fun this year. You’ll do great!
It’s a nice color and thank you I’ll try!
I think the last interaction between Jessica and James was my favorite. My question is… is he still confused?
Though judging by his comments, it seems he has an inkling that he is just being used. But he may be okay with that.
Good idea to try your potential future interest in high school. My younger daughter was considering Psych for college, took it in High School, and now she’s a Clinical Psychologist working with autistic children. My older daughter, on the other hand, thought she wanted to be a teacher until she took a student teaching class as a Senior and discovered it definitely wasn’t her thing; she’s now a Massage Therapist. So go ahead and explore now before you commit to it in college.
Thank you for the advice I hope I love it!
Just a note wrt your grandfather. Been through a similar thing recently, and the big thing you need to do is make sure he takes whatever blood thinners he’s on regularly without fail. His life is at stake here – no fooling around. All the extra bruises, lesions, etc that come with the blood thinners are better than having a stroke.
He’s in for some serious reflection on choices and lifestyle, most of which frankly suck. A little extra emotional help can really make a difference as he goes through this. I don’t think I’d have made it without it. Confronting your own mortality is a lot bigger deal than you think.
To The Teen —
As you’re enjoying your last week of “freedom,” try to spend some time considering this:
— You’ve already been a senior ever since you graduated three months ago. When you think of it that way, it’s a little bit less scary, since you’ve survived so far and it doesn’t feel all that different.
— Try getting up a half-hour earlier each day (or maybe even just 15 minutes). Give your body some time to get used to the new schedule, rather than shocking yourself with a sudden change. BTW, this also helps when preparing for a long journey where jet lag will be involved.
Thank you for the advice I’ll try that!
I like it how your readers, myself included, seem to care about your life.
I mean, I get emotionally attached to your fictional characters, but I also find myself relating to the Teen Corner posts.Her successes feel like team victories; like we all win a little.
No real point to that, just an observation.
It’s kind of a strange way to live for me because while so many people know about my life I know relatively little about the regular readers. I recognize usenames as they come and go, and feel bad when one stops posting. I just like people to know what’s going on with me and why I can’t produce things as fast as I used to. It’s been a really tough time these last 5 years. Not that is was a cakewalk before that, but it just got so much worse. Having people come here to talk to me, and the kid to a lesser extent, has always helped it seem like it was all worth something.
Psst! The cake is a lie.
@the teen: Staying away from drama and acting in plays… I call shenanigans
I’m simultaneously proud of and upset with the comments section not having any Team Rocket jokes.