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Saturday, November 26, 2011

West of Bathurst 987

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This comic is dedicated to the lovely young ladies who approached me in grade nine and informed me that they wanted to help me conform so that I would no longer be such an embarrassing eyesore. And no, I am not still obsessing over things that happened to me in high school. Why do you ask?

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Panel 1: In the title panel of this Sunday-style colour comic, two young women approach Sara, who is sitting in the Davies College basement nook, reading something on some sheets of paper held together by a paper clip. The women exchange glances. The words "West of Bathurst by Kari Maaren" appear in the panel in big bubble letters.

Panel 2: The two women sit down on the couch on either side of Sara.

Woman 1: You know, you should be more outgoing.

Woman 2: Yeah! Why aren't you?

Panel 3:

Woman 1: You never have any fun.

Woman 2: I mean, who doesn't want to have fun?

Panel 4:

Woman 1: If you're an introvert, it's your own fault.

Woman 2: People who claim to be introverts are really just anti-social.

Panel 5: Sara removes the paper clip.

Woman 1: We're only saying this for your own good.

Woman 2: We really think that if you came out of your shell, you could be a profitable member of the--

Panel 6: Sara bounces the paper clip off Woman 1's face. When she turns towards Woman 1, her long, fluffy ponytail hits Woman 2 in her face.

Panel 7: Sara goes back to reading.

Woman 1: I...what were we talking about again?

Woman 2:

Alt-Text: If you ever want to shut people up completely, do something so inexplicably inappropriate to the situation that they are left with absolutely nothing to say.

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