Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 11 Bad Communication

Mary and Conny have difference of opinion

Poor Conny. She really wants a little sister. I think she's tired of being the youngest girl. Unfortunately, Mary doesn't share (or even understand) her desires. In fact, Mary is pretty much convinced that the baby will be a boy, as you can see here.

Only time will tell which is right. Which will have her wish granted.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 10 Hungry

puberty is hungry work

Isn't puberty fun? Weird hormones, overly long arms and legs, constant hunger...

Actually, I still have to eat every two hours or so. I don't really have set meals. I just sort of graze over the course of the day. I like living that way. It was kinda rough on Mom, though.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 9 Kicking

what do baby kicks feel like, anyway?

Well, here's some random domesticity. And Mary's comment at the end is kinda random. She does things like that. She's a very random person.

What I wonder is what the answer to the question at the end is. I mean, who would *want* to have twins? It can be exciting, I suppose, but just trying to tell them apart would be hard enough. Then there's feeding and what if they need their diapers changed at the same time?

I really do wonder.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 8 Laundry

Mary finds laundry surprise

Sorry for the missed update on Friday. The flu took it's toll on my productivity.

Anyway, hope this gag is worth the wait. ^_^ Doing the laundry doesn't seem much like an opportunity for humor, but it has its moments. Particularly when underwear is involved.

This is probably the closest to a panty shot you're going to get, by the way. At least until the baby's born. Then there'll be lots of diaper shots.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 7 Misunderstanding

poor Conny

There's a little typo here. It's really kinda stupid. Mary is already twelve, it should read "Comes with being (almost) thirteen."

Anyway, a little sibling jealousy is normal. But for one she never even knew? And Mary is oblivious to, well, everything.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 6 The Lost One

a past loss revealed

Not exactly an upbeat episode today, is it? Sorry, sorry.

It's thematically important, so I thought it should be included. I think Mary takes this particularly hard because she's wanted a little brother since first grade. Which, come to think of it, is about the time that this lost pregnancy happened.

Seriously, I just realized that. Oh man. ^^;

Friday, January 11, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 5 Dowsing For Babies

sorry for the too-be-continued

Okay, this was rather mean of me, but I didn't have the rest of the page drawn in time. So you'll just have to wait for Monday to find out what's going on. Just to let you know, whatever you're expecting probably isn't it.

Just as a side note, I'd like to explain the title. It probably isn't the best I could've come up with, but it'll do.

Anyone here know about water witching? It's really fairly simple. you take a dowsing rod (traditionally a wooden stick with a Y branch, sometimes two L-shapes sticks) in both hands so that that you can't by your own power easily manipulate the rod. Then you walk around until the stick tries to point down (in the case of the forked branch) or crosses (in the case of the two L-shaped sticks). That's where the water is. It's surprisingly effective.

Anyway, you might think of what's being done here as a sort of dowsing for the baby's sex. What I find most interesting is that it starts with children who've already been born and works forward. No idea how it works, but it does.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 4 Molehill to Mountain

Mary's imagination no help

Not exactly helpful, was it? Make-believes are cool, but sometimes they get a little too real.

Great way of adding more stress to a situation, though. ^^;

Aiya. I have to draw more pages soon.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 3 Watch the Mouth

possibility of twins

Before going any further I'd like to mention that the Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards are coming up. Please vote for me in something! ^_^ Okay, on to the commentary.

It always seems odd to Mary when Dad reacts negatively to jokes about his weight, because he'll joke about it too at times.

Might have something to do with her timing. Or delivery.

Anyway, the probability of Mom having twins is pretty low. It's true that women over 30 are more likely to have multiple births (Mom is 37 right now) but that likelihood is only 4%.

Fraternal twins might be a possibility since Grandpa has a twin sister, but from what I understand the genetic predisposition for that is only handed down through the female line.

This information was obtained from Child Care Essentials.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 2 Heroic Trial?

Mary and ice don't mix

Ice is tricky stuff. You're right in the middle of fending off assassins in an arctic wasteland and this happens. You'd think winter boots would have more traction than this.

Oh well. It makes for good comedy, at least. (Though it didn't seem quite so funny at the time...)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Chapter 4, Page 1 Excercise in Melodrama

Mary's narration is cheesy

If you're wonder how I managed to write this... it was disturbingly easy. I suppose the shear level of cheese might bother some people, but this is a twelve-year-old narrating right now. And on the fly, no less.

Besides, growing up on old Superman reruns does that to people.