Comic for Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011

Commentary

Posted December 27, 2011 at 12:00 am
- Ooh-ee-ooh?

Grace may have a clearer view of the world now than she used to, but it's worth remembering that her basis for normalcy is living with Tedd and hanging out with Ellen. I don't think anyone in her shoes would have a perfectly clear view on what is and isn't weird.

Of course, I don't have a perfectly clear view on that, either. Maybe no one does. Is that a weird thing to think? I JUST DON'T KNOW!

After School Special Commentary

If I may get super reals for a moment, I recently received an e-mail from a reader who believed I should point out the inappropriateness of Raven and Grace's entire after-school meeting and what Grace should have done differently. While I don't think anyone is taking notes on proper behavior from these two, appropriate teacher/student conduct is a subject worth discussing.

What Grace should have done, copy/pasted directly from the e-mail:

A. Not have lied to Tedd and Ellen. She should have told them that she was going to Raven's place, despite Raven's instructions to "tell no one".

B. Not have gone alone. Tedd and Ellen may disagree with her wanting to save the boar from destruction; and therefore might be unavailable as buddies, but SOMEONE should have gone with her.

C. Not have flashed Raven (though I do realize that it was a mistake).

-- End copy/paste from e-mail --

I don't think there are really any reasons to disagree with any of those (especially C), and they would all definitely apply in a real world situation. No teacher should be suggesting secret private meetings, and no student should go along with it if they do. Trust me, Raven's situation is unique. It is highly unlikely that any other teacher suggesting this sort of thing is a magical elf with good intentions. If a teacher's suggesting something like that, it's time to inform someone else in authority about it.

On a lighter note...

Of course Raven's pointy ears taste power! Whoever heard of someone "hearing" power? That'd just be silly.

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