Comic for Monday, Mar 4, 2024


Posted March 4, 2024 at 12:00 am

Grace can hold back on hugging, but her "I want to hug you" aura will persist.

When writing this and the previous page, I tried something out as a writing exercise. I wrote it as though it were in a novel in limited third-person (mostly from Jay's perspective, and a little from Tedd's when asking about Jay).

Prior to doing that, I didn't have a clear picture in my mind of what Jay truly thought of Grace. I mostly saw it as a picture still being drawn. Their interactions had been limited, after all, and involved a bunch of other people.

Writing the scene from Jay's perspective, however, naturally got me into Jay's head. Jay is not only not impressed by Grace making a ridiculous number of friends, she's suspicious of it, and doesn't see Grace as being genuine.

I don't think I should share what I wrote at this time. There are some differences between it and what wound up in-comic, which could include information I don't want shared yet, and/or could end up being confusing.

That said, I might share it later. I also intend to do more of that "write it like novel" exercise, because WOW was that beneficial in a way I didn't see coming. At a minimum, if I'm not sure how a character feels about something, that's one way I'm going to try and sort it out.


- Saturday EGSNP