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The Kind you Don't Bring Home to Mother [Oct. 29th, 2007|05:59 pm]
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I drew this comic on the plane to India, but due to the turbulence making the lettering illegible and the cabin pressure making my pens explode, it needed a lot of post-production work. So I saved it for Halloween.















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[User Picture]From: chewilicious
2007-10-30 12:08 am (UTC)

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God, I love David's mom.
[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2007-10-30 12:12 am (UTC)

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I know all my journal comics are stream of consciousness, but this is the most Freudian one I ever done. I started off making a comic about a werewolf (my challenge to myself was to make a werewolf comic without a werewolf in it) and it ended up an extended metaphor for my insecurities about meeting my then-girlfriend's parents.
[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2007-10-30 12:14 am (UTC)

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(I meant challenge comics, not journal comics.... this is obviously not a true story.)
[User Picture]From: chewilicious
2007-10-30 12:26 am (UTC)

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It's a great comic. I love how you took a supernatural theme and turned it into something as mundane as meeting parents. I think a lot of people can relate to her socially-awkward lycanthropy... a fear that a boyfriend/girlfriend's parents can be just as weird and mistrustful with the misconceptions about all sorts of quirks... like maybe having a mohawk or a different religion.

Plus you know I love werewolves.
[User Picture]From: jedipwnces
2007-10-31 03:34 am (UTC)

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you mean... you haven't dated a werewolf?!

:)
[User Picture]From: boltcity
2007-10-30 12:13 am (UTC)

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Dude, I need to know what happens! More please. :)
[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2007-10-30 12:15 am (UTC)

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I am strongly debating making this a series.....
(eventually I'd actually have to have her turn into a werewolf, or something.)
[User Picture]From: spug
2007-10-30 12:55 am (UTC)

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It'd actually be cool if that never happened in the series! Just the everyday life of a girl who is a werewolf.
[User Picture]From: gravityrulz
2007-10-30 04:34 am (UTC)

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*haha* Yeah, I agree. :)
[User Picture]From: tasteslikeevil
2007-10-30 05:46 am (UTC)

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I third this. Motion carried.
[User Picture]From: coyotecoyote
2007-10-30 01:41 am (UTC)

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Have her find out that the werewolf that bit her has AIDS and now she has werewolf AIDS. It'll be really tragic and dramatic.
[User Picture]From: tiny_monster
2007-10-30 12:33 am (UTC)

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Lovely!
[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2007-10-30 12:34 am (UTC)

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Thank you!
[User Picture]From: glasseseater
2007-10-30 12:39 am (UTC)

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aww. This made my day.
[User Picture]From: talia_ali
2007-10-30 01:04 am (UTC)

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hahaha. My favorite part was "She has super wolf-hearing, doesn't she?" "You're standing 7 feet away!" Fantastic. Thanks for sharing!
[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2007-10-30 05:10 am (UTC)

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Why, those people are racist against werewolves!
From: deannalope
2007-11-02 07:51 pm (UTC)

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Hey, if it makes you feel any better... Many years ago I dated a guy that I was good friends with over the summer. I was an almost senior, and he was about to move away for college. We had an understandi9ng that it was just for the summer since he was moving, but we also had an understanding that he could under no circumstances tell his (Indian) parents about us, since I am white and they would literally disown him on account of my whiteness... Burn!

But haha werewolves............ that's a good analogy.
From: wilypueo
2007-10-30 01:09 am (UTC)

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"Her Reign of Destruction Begins!" *chortle* thanks Ryan :-{D
[User Picture]From: joshpm
2007-10-30 02:20 am (UTC)

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hahaha that's a great Halloween comic!
From: innuya
2007-10-30 02:47 am (UTC)

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haha I love it <3
[User Picture]From: fox2mike
2007-10-30 03:53 am (UTC)

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Very nice, looking forward to the series!
[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2007-10-30 05:10 am (UTC)

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Well now I guess I have to do more. They did say they'd meet up at Christmas!
[User Picture]From: kingthunder
2007-10-30 04:01 am (UTC)

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Yay! More comics! This is great!
[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2007-10-30 05:08 am (UTC)

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I heard a rumor on the street that you wanted me to post more comics.
[User Picture]From: tanukitsune
2007-10-30 05:05 am (UTC)

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Awesome! And just in time for Halloween! X3
[User Picture]From: rated_g
2007-10-30 05:46 am (UTC)

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Heh, a werewolf series that only shows the person in human state. My own werewolf comic only shows the characters in their wolf states!
My latest story(which is also the first comic, since all the other stories are text-only), I started to set it while they were in human form, but I still have no idea what their human forms look like. Therefore, I just went with a different story, where they're posing as puppies, free to a good home.
You can see it here.

Eventually, I hope to show them in human form. This series was a result of a challenge I set upon myself to create a series called, "Baby Werewolves: Free To A Good Home".
[User Picture]From: lazesummerstone
2007-10-30 07:00 am (UTC)

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This is really fantastic! And hell yeah, this seems like a damned strong idea for a prolonged series.
[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2007-10-30 05:10 pm (UTC)

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It cracks me up that I'm getting such a strong reaction to this comic! I totally just doodled it on the plane because the in flight movies sucked (all bollywood.)
[User Picture]From: trendy_rocker
2007-10-30 07:51 am (UTC)

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I love it.

I hope they don't get her a dog collar for Christmas.
[User Picture]From: ryanestrada
2007-10-30 05:12 pm (UTC)

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I hope that this can serve as a valuable tool to talking to your family about the various common misconceptions about werewolves.

If webcomics had to have a certain percentage of educational content like tv networks do, i would totally count this as being educational.
[User Picture]From: finkenstein
2007-10-30 04:15 pm (UTC)

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hahahaa, yay! I love her reaction to hearing the proposal. Nicely done sir!
[User Picture]From: thundakat
2007-10-30 06:03 pm (UTC)

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So twice a month you wouldnt want to be around her LOL!

I say more, more!
[User Picture]From: f4l
2007-10-31 03:51 pm (UTC)

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Ahaha, that's brilliant. I currently have a 'maybeboyfriend' who is terrified of meeting my parents, so yes. This is brilliant XD
[User Picture]From: rteacher
2007-11-02 03:00 am (UTC)

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ha ha. "I'm a normal girl" . . . "I thought you said you were and art major"
[User Picture]From: coffee_rocks
2007-11-13 10:59 pm (UTC)

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Awww.
<3.