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kidcthulhu
Author, artist, musician (sorta), and collector of too many things to list here.

For what it's worth, I've been referred to as Kid Cthulhu since about 1996, both online and offline. Yeah, I was the weird kid who read Lovecraft in the back of the class in between drawing comic pages.

Warning: my SmackJeeves avatar changes on whims.
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    "Kid Cthulhu" Fortney
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I love the detail you put in the stonework! Is this castle based on any particular one? Maybe one in Holland?

And who doesn't love a good Ren Faire? ^_~
@ERA: It's hard to ship her with a character that hasn't appeared yet ^_~
@Demon Duck of Doom: I think somewhere along the way, Pearl became just about everybody's favorite character.
@Jenny: Pearl's dress is more flattering than her usual dress-shirt/sweater vest/plaid skirt combo. She's not that hourglassy; her legs are wide for the dance Teri is teaching her.
@Linn: You know this is page 6 of the arc, right? ^_~
@Passerby: Shame there's no vaccine for willful ignorance...
@Passerby: Well, there's some dispute as to whether Jersey disco fries (invented in the 1940's but rechristened in the 70's with the current name) came before poutine. Near as I can tell, two diverse groups of people had the same culinary epiphany ^_~
@Jenny: Leaving the Evangelical bubble is still scary for some ^_~
Wow, I missed a LOT by not going to the Duck sooner...
@Mujaki: That's priceless! I approve ^_^
Part nine of "Circle Of Friends".

When I was a teen in the 90's, I used to see these melodramatic commercials for a TV show on Nickelodeon called "Fifteen". Well, it turns out, that's what they called Hillside for the American release. Years later, my girlfriend and I stumbled upon an episode on Youtube. She said she remembered catching bits of it as a kid, but never knew what it was called, and was confused by the occasional flashes of Canadian accents in it. "Where the hell are these kids from?!" she'd ask.

Watching it as an adult is a hoot. It tries so hard but fails ridiculously like an Ed Wood movie. I managed to track down a couple of the paperback books they used as tie-ins for my girlfriend. And yes, Ryan Reynolds really was in it. He even spoofs this in Deadpool 2 when Deadpool's parachute gets stuck on the sign for the "Hillside Hotel".
Part eight of "Circle Of Friends".

I drank moderately in high school (but not like the blackout-drunk lushes in National Honors Society). However most of my friends really didn't. So seeing this group of kids in this comic being a little shocked and then politely declining alcohol is not all that far fetched. High school was not one big kegger where I came from.

Oh and the Solo Cup trick works. People don't hassle you if you already have a drink in your hands.
Part seven of "Circle Of Friends".

Admit it; some of you were shipping them, too.

It's always refreshing to draw Pearl being carefree and having fun.
Part six of "Circle Of Friends".

I have to confess, I like all the bands Teri just mentioned. Ever hear Charisma.com? There's nothing like electronica with rapping in Japanese (complete with English loanwords) as done by a pair of young "office ladies". It's an acquired taste...
Part five of "Circle Of Friends".

My girlfriend is revolted by the very idea of poutine (which is odd, since she likes cheese fries and she eats mashed potatoes with gravy). Meanwhile, I've always known the snack as Disco Fries and damn, are they good! Oh and I just want to say I love how Teri's expression in panel three came out.

Next week, the party continue! Have a great weekend.
Part four of "Circle Of Friends".

Having trouble remembering when Teri and Hazmat met? It was back on #805-Teensy Favor.
Part three of "Circle Of Friends".

I think it's rather telling that Teri asks her parents if she can throw a party while her parents are out of town (as opposed to Ava Lanche, who threw a party at her parents' country club without permission while they were out of the country).
Part two of "Circle Of Friends".

Leave it to Pearl to be terrified of a birthday party...
It's a new week and a new arc. What are the odds Penny gets all her diverse friends all together under one roof?

Part one of "Circle Of Friends".
@Demon Duck of Doom: He has that effect on people...