Arcazua wrote:Then again, I don't work with the rugrats like Keydar does. I wait until they grow a bit -- grow attitudes, grow a personality, grow annoying...
You know Arc, sometimes I wonder if you mean to sound as patronizing as you come off. I think you just completely lack tact? I dunno. You seem to mean well.
I work with ages from preschool up to middle school. They all have personality, and attitudes, they can be awesome, or annoying in their own ways. I like each age group for different reasons. I like older kids because you can go more in depth with each topic, and they are a lot more self-sufficient, but they tend to be more sarcastic and jaded. At the same time, I like younger kids because they tend to be a bit less socialized, and not as concerned about trying to be someone they're not.
It's pretty awesome to be able to see kids at such a varying level of development. You really start to see how they discover each facet of their persona.
And yes, criss-cross apple sauce is totally my favorite part of the comic. I laughed at it as I drew it, that's how much of a tool I am.
Also, Marmalade's gender is purposely not mentioned, because I never really found it relevant, and I like the idea of Marmalade being genderless. Also, the lack of a genderless pronoun that isn't as impersonal as "it" makes de-gendering things damn near impossible.