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D.W

I do not own this. It is a comic about all the Arthur characters in 4 and 1/2 years.

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@Jermiah: Soon my dear reader, Soon.
Could we have another update on Ratburn's personal conflict some time soon? (No Rush)
sagmik
October 8th, 2017
bears aren't people
this comes across as possible racism
Modj
September 13th, 2017
Yeah...Lisa's still a bit sore over what happened in the 'Slumber Party Manic' arc, (my first commissioned story-line which started here:
http://dwcomics.smackjeeves.com/comics/2490312/slumber-party-manic/
) That was a lot of fun.
Modj
September 13th, 2017
Originally it was going to be Binky in the 2nd panel because he and Jenna seem to get along

...But I was worried that didn't seem fair because despite his girth Binky really must be in pretty good shape in keep up in all the activities he does (dance especially). So then I had to figure out who WOULD work in that role and eventually decided on Buster - he's had his 'health-conscious' moments, to be sure - but of all the characters I think he's probably got the worst general health, seeing as how 'unconventional' eating habits have long been a part of his character (such as eating rotten or spoiled food - metabolism my FOOT; that CANT be good for you
Modj
September 13th, 2017
It's weird: while I never disliked Buster as a person (he can a bit of a slob sometimes but it'd be 'straw/rafter' for me to pick on that) I still could never understand what his 'appeal' was supposed to be - at least to the point where he's deemed worthy of a spin-off. (seriously? )

Maybe it's just hard to write a 'comedian' character, because Buster has had or been a part of some VERY funny bits (Say it with me: "I HATE Martin Spivak!")...but it's like whenever he actually "trying" to be funny it always falls flat, and it's very tiring since it's an act we've all seen SOOOOOOOooooooooo much (the comedian who ISN'T FUNNY! GET IT???)
Anyway, I'm thinking that maybe in the future it's moments like these that help him finally start to move away from gags (not entirely, but not make them his whole routine) and into more complex forms of humor. For instance; this moment might be just an embarrassing goof now, but it's not hard to imagine him using it later to the delight of an audience
Was it EVER explained how the gang could travel anywhere and everywhere they wanted in that gas-guzzler without so much as a semblance of a day-job (or charging for their mystery-solving services)?
Modj
September 13th, 2017
I have a better idea of how it's going to work: Basically, she's working to 'fix' Timmy laundry list of quirks through patience, consideration, and of course subtle psychological manipulation - because it's not love without subtle psychological manipulation

As for Timmy, he's really just acting out because he isn't as willing to be forge his own identity as much as Tommy is and the idea of being called out as "Timmy" instead of just "those darn Tibbles!" is very intimidating to him. In reality the two of them haven't become nearly as distant as he seems to think but they're both too focused on themselves to notice how much they still have in common.
As for Vicita, he doesn't usually notice her as anything other than 'D.W's kid friend'...which is exactly the way Vicita wants it until she ready to strike
Modj
September 13th, 2017
I have a better idea of how it's going to work: Basically, she's working to 'fix' Timmy laundry list of quirks through patience, consideration, and of course subtle psychological manipulation - because it's not love without subtle psychological manipulation

As for Timmy, he's really just acting out because he isn't as willing to be forge his own identity as much as Tommy is and the idea of being called out as "Timmy" instead of just "those darn Tibbles!" is very intimidating to him. In reality the two of them haven't become nearly as distant as he seems to think but they're both too focused on themselves to notice how much they still have in common.

As for Vicita, he doesn't usually notice her as anything other than 'D.W's kid friend'...which is exactly the way Vicita wants it until she ready to strike
Modj
September 13th, 2017
Learning how to handle money is an important skill and it's a lot more than just basic math, and I'm sure the more money one has the more vital having this skill is. While it might be easier/funnier to think of Ed Crosswire as just 'greedy' (which they've been shown to be to an extent) I'm sure he's also quite good at managing his finances and would want to make sure both his kids share the same talent. As for Muffy, I actually imagine she's become quite skillful with finance but just likes messing with her Dad
Modj
September 13th, 2017
At first I wondered if maybe this joke could be seen as a bit mean on the part of David and Jane so I put off doing it, but after reconsideration I think everyone involved knows that they aren't really being serious (except about how clean they expect that kitchen to be )
Modj
September 13th, 2017
Under the updated characters' image I described Sarah and Liam's relationship as 'complicated' but I guess it isn't, really.

Basically she and Liam are the opposite of D.W and James (a callback to when I had expected her to be D.W's rival instead of Lisa): Where D.W and James - like most kids their age - are pretty awkward about each other whenever things begin to stray outside of 'good friends' territory (despite how much they obviously like each other), Sarah and Liam are very open about their feelings...much to everyone else's chagrin.

I actually knew a few kids like this when in school when I was that age (maybe you did, too): the ones who insisted that they were a 'couple' and always acted all 'lovey-dovey' and made everything SUPER awkward for the other kids when they were around. PLUS, any attempt to make them feel self-conscious about only seemed to make it worse. As an aspie I didn't really get what the big deal was; they were a little annoying but they never made me feel embarrassed or angry like they seemed to do to the other kids.
Modj
September 13th, 2017
I'm a bit torn since I'm not sure which would be funnier: To keep milking this "David doesn't want to give D.W. 'the talk'" thing indefinitely, or to actually make him do it
Modj
September 13th, 2017
When originally thinking up D.W. I realized I'd have to pick someone to be the 'smart kid' - the new Brain, in other words - but no one in D.W.'s class really stood out as a candidate. I knew I wanted Tommy to be nicer now (he's demonstrated in the show that, without Timmy, he can be well-behaved with training) so I figured if he'd also decided to prioritize academics it would serve to increase the tension between them even more.

Don't worry, though; they'll butt heads like this but deep down they're still each others' best friends - the only difference is now they'd be loathed to admit it)
...and so ends another arc, thanks for reading!

Next, I'll be doing something a little different; don't worry, it's still D.W. related because of course it is - I'm hooked
Meet Principal Ratburn! Even when D.W. was just the germ of an idea I knew he wasn't going to work as her teacher; he's a great teacher but while he is generally very patient and tolerant everyone knows he has virtually NO threshold when it comes to tomfoolery or sass (remember who HIS teacher was, after all). If he had to deal with D.W. personally on a day-to-day basis she'd be suspended/expelled a thousand times over, so I figured someone equally hard-nosed (pun intended) but with a higher tolerance for goofing off would suit her better, and so 'Mr. Dilliday' was born
If you're wondering what the deal with Ms. Sweetwater is: Basically I figured that a grown woman can probably only stand to be so saccharine for so long before finally snapping, and everyone at school knows it, so no one (except the cheerfully oblivious kids in her class) want's to be around when she finally blows...at least, that's the RUMOR. In actuality, she's just in dire need of a vacation but keeps putting it off due to her borderline fanatical dedication to her students, and the stress is starting to show
All I wanted to say is: She actually does LIKE having Rocco as her teacher, and he really does ENJOY having her as a student; plus, he's got a lot greater tolerance for her antics than I think Mr. Ratburn would have (after an exchange like this he'd probably have had her expelled ) but as I mentioned earlier he's also deceptively overqualified for his job and is more than clever enough to shut her down before she can too greatly disrupt the other kids' learning experience (much to their chagrin, I'm sure )

In other news: sorry this took so long

p.s
Here's Kyle! arthur.wikia.com/wiki/Kyle
Modj
September 13th, 2017
This is another arc starter in which I'll run out the school gags I've come up with so far
Let's start by introducing one of my absolute favorite Arthur characters: give it up for Unnamed Crocodile!

No, I'm serious. I LOVE this guy. What's it like to be apparently the ONLY reptile in a world of mammals (and occasionally ducks but no so much anymore for some reason)? And yes I know there was another one seen in 'Nicked by a Name' but that was a fantasy sequence so I'm not counting him.

Character-wise he virtually a blank slate, so I've imagined him as sort of genius-slacker (think Ultimate Otaku Teacher, if anyone watches that) who could do almost anything career-wise but lacks motivation so just sort of turns up in various places doing various things, like teaching
He'll spend most of his time here, though since it's been a while since anything's challenged him like D.W will

Don't worry about Ratburn, he's still in the school system, I just figured D.W.'s teacher would need to have 'thicker skin' - bad pun intended.

p.s
I wanted to avoid saying his name out loud in the comics since the show might name him and ruin my precious head-canon, but inwardly I call him Rocco Dilliday (a play on his species name en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodyl…) and the kid in panel 3 is Edwin, yay cameo!arthur.wikia.com/wiki/Edwin
Modj
September 13th, 2017
Back to school (or work)!