I was so relieved that “this page” was “almost done” and I didn’t have to do a lot of work while sick, only to be overjoyed when I learned that this page was ALREADY done and NEXT week’s page is the one that’s almost done.

Am I destined to have my page buffers eaten up by unforeseen circumstances? Yes, unfortunately. But at least I have them!

Shoutout to Avatar Aang who said it first and said it better.


Panel 1 (Imogen, closeup)
Alex, off-panel: People don’t change when they’re safe and comfortable. When things seem the worst, that’s when people can change the most.

Panel 2 (Alex, rubbing her shoulder and looking away)
Alex: My… my brother’s kind of a know-it-all, but I’ve been reading his book. The one he wrote about… about us. About our family.

Panel 3 (still Alex, but looking up again)
Alex: Are you going to try to make things work with some dingbat who only cares about how you make his life easier? Or are you going to put that effort into living the life you want?

Panels 4-7 (repeated panels of Imogen, increasingly distraught)
Imogen: That’s easy for you to say! Look at you! I don’t have an inheritance, or well-connected friends! I’m not gorgeous, or talented… I’m just a frumpy, boring… mom.