Monday, May 31, 2010

Chapter 11, Page 1 Growth Spurt

Relative height of parents and children is not determined by rules of perception.

Actually, I should be drawing Mary a bit taller right now, but it's still rather difficult for me to picture a child being taller than her parents. Even though there's no rule that says that can't happen and in fact it seems to almost be the norm. Especially in a case like this when the parent in question is a couple inches from being clinically a dwarf. Or is that midget? I get the two terms mixed up sometimes.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chapter 11, Title Page Rite of Passage

Chapter 11 cover

New chapter! Finally! I would have gotten on this sooner, but I've had a really bad cold. I've been barely able to play video games let alone do anything productive. I'm starting to feel better, so hopefully I'll get MQC back on track.

Anyway, Mary's 15 now, so there are certain things she'll have to experience this summer. Good luck!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chapter 10, Page 18 Misunderstanding

A reference to Calvin And Hobbs. You should read it.

Mary is referencing Calvin and Hobbs here. For those of you who know Yiddish you may be able to guess what word Mary found.

I feel for Mom sometimes. She's the one sane person in the house more often than not.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Chapter 10, Page 17 Language hazard

Language is a dangerous thing.

Well, Dad certainly does have good lungs.

Yiddish is a very, ah, colorful language.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Chapter 10, Page 16 She's a goy

Yiddish is a colorful language.

In case the title is confusing, 'goy' is Yiddish for non-Jew, goyim is the plural. Now, why would such a thoroughly goyish family have a book on Yiddish? For that matter, why would that family have an Elijah cup? (A cup traditionally used during the Passover.) Well, why not? We worship a Jew, after all.