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This was a challenge for me to write, it was simply so damned long, and when I went over it with Loren, it got even longer with over 20 freaking panels. That would have taken me forever and a day to draw and finish, so I had to do some old fashioned weasling out of drawing a few panels by axing a bit of dialogue, and replacing a lot of other lines.

Mercifully, it worked out for the best. We are both pleased with the result, I hope you are too!
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MadmazdaStudent Digital Artist
wow the girl is stalking him :o
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pantherwarrior370Student Artist
How come I can't get a cute girl to stalk me?!
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Everyday-Grind-ComicHobbyist Digital Artist
Just keep being your wonderful self :)

That, or be like my friend, very attractive and available :XD:
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TheMyst2Student Filmographer
i thought that was casey not jamie
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SyxxFactorHobbyist Traditional Artist
I happened to stumble across the series by chance, and I'm very glad I did. Paunch reminds me of a friend of mine, and in fact, almost all of the characters in this series remind me of someone I happen to know. Imagine that! :lmao:


You guys definitely deserve this, and I'm happy to say that I look forward to reading the rest of the series:iconthumbsupplz:
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and I am oh so grateful you decided to share! thank you so much, this makes me very happy to see :aww: its my goal that everyone can see someone in at least one character, so it is always nice to hear of a connection :D
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I wouldn't want to be Norman right now. :XD: You do awkward moments spectacularly. :thumbsup:
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and you do flattering comments all too well! :iconembarrasedplz:
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Looks like Norman's caught between a rock and a hard place :XD:
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ZakkVanBuraceHobbyist Digital Artist
"How you live with yourself is beyond me..." I say the same hahahahahaha! I laughed out loud with that line :XD:
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ahaha, really? That is awesome! humor really does bridge cultural gaps :)
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ThatonegirludontknowStudent Digital Artist
From girl with cute, harmless crush to batshit crazy stalker lady.
Oh that Jamie. She will RIP her way into Norman's heart.
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ahaha, she is just very socially awkward, and doesn't know what is cool with some people and whats not :XD:

but in all seriousness, this was a turning point in the series, I was still deciding on who the characters were/are, and who I wanted them to be.

I didn't post any of these online until comic 24, and didn't really start to get any attention until 31...ish. Up to that point, my friend would help me with some design choices, and editing, but one thing that remained constant is that he HATED Jamie. hated her.

when I first started making the comic, she was a totally different character, long story short, she was kinda a bitch. he and I decided that the comic was garbage, and destroyed it, all 24 of them, then started over, which is what you see. He didn't want her back, which is why she took so long to reappear this time. When I finally did put her back, she was a totally different character. I described her as a "hopeless romantic, selfless and loving, nerdy and introverted, yet willing to sacrifice greatly for love and the happiness of others". That is what I have always wanted, but had to experiment with what extremes she would go to.

I ran with that for a while, since at the time, it was only he and i seeing them (and my wife, lol) there wasn't any other feedback, which is why so many old comics are so messy! she sort of went to opposite extremes, this being the biggest here. I think it is cute, but this is going too far, IMO. After this, I started to get a lot of feedback, when the comic started taking off, and finally figured out exactly what I wanted her to be.

I would say this is the last comic before all the characters really finally settled into who I have always wanted them to be, Jamie especially. She is a bit calmer now, a bit more subdued. Lucky too, she became the most popular character, as she has always been my favorite :aww: It sucks it took so long to refine who she is, but I feel she was worth it. She would never give up on a friend :D

sorry this was so long, I ramble on like that ^^;
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What a lovely character!
I feel like I got an inside scoop. XD
Wow, how interesting. She might just have to be my favorite character of yours, too. :D I love the selfless-for-friends characters, my "Misfits" are like that too. <3
I went through a lot of stuff like that with characters as well. Alice used to be a shy, big-eyed girl with self-esteem issues. Now she's a rude, raunchy girl who gets into fights easily and doesn't care for anyone but her friends. Courtnee used to be a "sexy gamer girl." Now, she's... not. Lol. Uhh lesse... My characters Cathy & John's story has changed a LOT since I first made it. (I haven't uploaded any pictures of them since their style is still under construction.) They used to be the typical boyfriend + girlfriend lovey dovey couple that I made up on a whim after I got picked in middle school and made a vent comic. Now: Cathy is a wannabe ballerina, and John blackmailed her into going out with him. But John is known as the most perfect guy in the school, who would never trick a lady. Cathy despises him, but agrees to be his girlfriend so that he won't tell her parents that she still practices ballet. (That is a no-no to her parents)

So uh yeah there's a rundown on that story. XD; They changed mountains since I first thought them up. See I think way too much, which allows me to come up with personality quirks for characters and reasons for why they are like that in car rides, etc. Its an interesting business, as I'm sure you already know. :aww:

Oh, and don't worry about writing a lot. It makes me very happy to have stuff written for me in my inbox! It's all good. :P
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Aaw, poor Jamie, in love :iconchuuplz:
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she is, she is! :love: she loves him oh so much :love: plus she really wants friends, lol!
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Aaw, I'll be her friend :iconawwwplz:
:glomp:
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I know she would love to be your friend! she would grab you and never let go! although she might have eyes for Sammi :iconhurrplz: she is a sweet loving woman, but she can't help but be pervy sometimes :XD:
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Aaw :tighthug:
Oh my. I had no idea :iconhurrplz:
:D Sammi'll find her waaay too annoying. He just about puts up with Daisy, she's quite clingy and excitable :giggle:
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hahaha, well she and Dasiy could torture him! :XD: well, jamie wouldn't think it was torturing...*gets great idea*
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:la: AWESOMES.
Sammi: DAMMIT!! :X
O.o ooooh. Idea Ben?.....
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ahahah, yep! I can see jamie and daisy obessing over sammi in the BG, while like Paunch and norman are in the foregroud. Paunch will be "yeah, I always have that same problem!" and norman will be "....no you don't."
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But you can get that at McDonald's for 5 bucks as well...and that's like dirt cheap. And since this is a restaurant, the burger would be triple the size and the fries would be in a basket. :0
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Lol, Paunch is cheap, and price is ALWAYS an object when he thinks he has to pay :D
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