Comic 834 - Been Missing Blue, Page 9

2nd Mar 2019, 12:00 AM in Been Missing Blue
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 2nd Mar 2019, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
I went through this reaction with my Mom a lot too... I genuinely think if I became a hero as a kid, this would be the result. I think Andy's parents are especially attached to the idea of him being a helpless little boy, so they're especially angry and offended at the idea of him putting himself in danger like this. More than anything they just regret ever sending him to the school and wish this had all never happened.

I dunno, again, something felt HUMAN about this. There's just something very grown-up (in a bad way) about trying to pretend something didn't happen and get things back to normal by force of stubborn will. That's all that happens here.

We briefly see more of Lori. I like the idea that after scrolling through every emotion ever she just wound up burnt-out and exhausted, ordered a pizza, and did the responsible thing by telling her sister she couldn't do it.

Yeah, the last page probably got the wrong picture of Lori. That explosion I think was just the initial aftermath. Once she calmed down she was more reasonable in the idea of "It was awesome but still no."
Martin F. 2nd Mar 2019, 2:36 AM edit delete
Martin F.
I do appreciate the awkwardness of this situation, does have this cloud hanging over it where you can see Andy's parents really are just concerned and overwhelmed by all of this but are choosing a very unhealthy way to address it by just trying to ignore the whole matter. Think this particularly works in contrast to how positive we've seen his mom can be and how Andy gets his attitude from her.

Admittedly not the easiest one to talk about but yeah, think this page is uncomfortable in all the right ways.

Next page up we get to Grant's. Anyone want to guess how that's gonna go?
Adam C. 2nd Mar 2019, 2:38 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Oh, right, most times whenever Andy's Mom shows up she's only in side-profile. I made absolutely sure to include at least one picture where you see both of her eyes at once to emphasize the color thing.

Comments:

Wolfintina 2nd Mar 2019, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
When it comes down to it their families are just vanilla humans, oh boy seeing what Grant had to go through is going to be very interesting indeed.
Rastaba 2nd Mar 2019, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
Rastaba
Ohhhhh yes-yes-yes-yes-yes it will be! I can barely wait!
Adam C. 5th Mar 2019, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Eheh.... Curious why everyone's so curious about Grant, especially given just where THAT train car went... Eheh... Hope you folks'll enjoy.
Rastaba 2nd Mar 2019, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
Rastaba
‘Unfomfortable in all the right ways’...yeah, I can see that and while I can’t blame them for feeling overwhelmed...how they are dealing with it isn’t healthy or smart at all. I mean...I get they don’t know what else to do. But it’s like they gave up on trying to even figure out another solution before ‘live in denial, the last few months never happened, our son is not a super powered monkey boy’.

Really curious what they wound up doing with the magical whooping stick of ultimate stun-lock. As I don’t think that is safe to stick in the trash...and how would you even qualify it as a recyclable?

Back on topic...yeah, I get WANTING to go back to normal. But in the end reality don’t work on wants and you gotta work with what you got. And his parents don’t seem to wanna work with their super powered son to help all of them move passed...all this.

Side note - Lori’s final line is awesome. Pure awesome and sums up sadly what might be one of the healthier reactions for someone who may need professional help managing these mood swings. “Awesome but no” and feeling torn between pride for her power house little sister, and that completely warranted concern for her safety makes her that much more awesome.
Adam C. 5th Mar 2019, 5:26 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
HA! Okay, yeah, I didn't even wonder where they put Andy's staff. If I had to guess they took both it and his costume and put it in a spot where they hide stuff like Christmas presents. And then Andy just ninja'd it back.

But yeah, I think Lori's reaction in the last page was more being caught off-guard and not knowing how to react to such a bizarre scenario. Once she calms down she makes the more mature choice. ^^

Am glad for that sum-up of the Allits. Was trying to go for a believable reaction from them.