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A nice surprise

May 19th, 2018, 6:06 am

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Reply skyangel, May 19th, 2018, 6:06 am

Sarah gets her old mini back and as always it's typical of Ron to think that money and posessions are the answer to everything, I just wonder how much of that has rubbed off on Lucy. ;)

For my part it felt really great to be drawing the old car again so I wanted to make it a bit of a focal point for this page!

Next week: The girls all go off for a drink and a discuss how they feel about each other!

Have a nice week! :)

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Reply kidcthulhu, May 19th, 2018, 11:58 am

Good gag! I never suspected it was her old Mini!

Sadly, I'm with Sare here. It's a consolation prize. Take it and move on because you're only going to get hurt more. Even if you "win" Lucy, you'll always know you brought Lucy and Laura back together only to snatch her away from an already emotionally wounded Laura. I would be super awkward in Sarah's shoes and my instinct would be to flee & not look back.

Reply skyangel, May 23rd, 2018, 5:36 am

@kidcthulhu: Yea, I felt in better circumstances she would really love to have her old car back. I always get very attached to mine in the same way I do a comfortable pair of shoes and mini's are much more cute than Fiestas! But feeling unloved isn't the sort of thing a car can make up for.

Reply ohanyname!, May 19th, 2018, 2:09 pm

This really relates to your comments a few days ago Skyangel: I was offered the same opportunity (young minds) and turned it down for some reasons that coincide with yours. But most differ.

I'm in a field (Physics and Mathematics) where there *are* right answers. It is at the atomic level when the observer interacts with the observed, as a minimum, there are large stable crystal arrays where the atoms sit down and behave themselves, and you can observe them without disturbing them too much. At lower-level, you are interacting with the experiment. This is second-year stuff.

It's about facts.


Art only exists between the observer and the observed. If you go round an art gallery you will experience something very different from me: I'm a bloke, I'm colourblind (these often go together). The sculpture (Rodin. etc) is something I want to touch. Off topic, Brussels is close to you and has some great museums, especially Modern Art. Touch it!

It's not about facts. It's about experiences. All the senses.


Now, interacting with young minds. How are you going to get these ideas across to a class of 35? Most of whom don't want to be there?

The Socratic Method doesn't work for more than about six inquisitive young minds for one tutor. Yet the Socratic Method is the basis of every educational system I know of.

I'll get off my soapbox now.

Reply skyangel, May 23rd, 2018, 5:37 am

@ohanyname!: Thanks :) I must admit the mini came out better than I expected!

Reply ohanyname!, May 19th, 2018, 2:29 pm

@skyangel: Sare has two cars to tax and insure? And find parking spaces for?

One is enough of a problem. I've never seen any mention of her having a garage or off-road parking.

You do *not* want to have two cars without a good reason. OK it's classic, and it's been restored, but you need somewhere to keep it. This she hasn't got.

Inappropriate gift there Ron with the 1970s's bling.


Skye's male characters have hitherto been cardboard characters, Ron is the first who comes across, he is Essex Man (which will mean nothing to people outside England).

This bande dessinee is coming to an end. It's been great!

As it has evolved it has become more into Franco-Belgian tradition than just a slice-of-life.

Qu'elle vive toujours!

Reply skyangel, May 23rd, 2018, 5:40 am

@ohanyname!: I imagine Ron will send a small portable garage over once the true consequences of his actions come to light. And being a sound businessman I imagine he might want the other car back.

Reply Fruitbat44, May 20th, 2018, 9:06 am

Well, well, well, I didn't think The Surpise was going to be Sarah's old mini. I took the reference to a "hint" in the last panel of the last strip to be the dashboard ornament, but I (unsurprisingly) couldn't figure it out.

So Ron gave Lucy a present of her current(?) girlfriend's restored old Mini to make up for coming close to murdering her ex(?)-girlfriend? Hmmm . . . Ron is not going up in my estimation any time soon.

But maybe the real surprise in this strip is Lucy telling Sarah, "I'm with you now . . . it doesn't mean good-bye."

Next weeks strip could be very interesting.

Reply skyangel, May 23rd, 2018, 5:47 am

@Fruitbat44: Haha I love this. My original idea was for Ron to present it to Sarah at the end of the story as a thankyou for all she had done but as his character became more deplorable I felt it would be more fitting to use the opportunity to show how his well meaning attitude always seems to do more harm than good. :)

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