Posted In: comic
– Here’s the October wallpaper for Patreon backers. This was done during this weekends live draw. It didn’t exactly turn out like I thought it would, but I think it’s pretty okay. Patreon backers at the $5+ level will be able to download the high res version of this later today. Thanks for your support!
If she thinks she has to dress as the scariest thing she can think of, she’s going to be REALLY confused at all the Princess Elsas trick or treating this year…
Princess Elsa is pretty terrifying.
Imagine if Elsa had gone insane and created a Snow Army to rule the lands
But Bees scare the poop out of me due to being deathly allergic.
Gone more insane.
Never seen the movie just Let it Go and Do you wanna build a snowman. I also assume the sexuality metaphor falls apart since Elsa is the only one of her kind but I dont know if there are more elementals in the end
She’s apparently unique (though sequels could change that), so you’re right that the metaphor doesn’t quite come together.
Who do you think the Great White Queen is?
C’mon, Jake! Don’t you want to build a snowman? 😛
I do not.
Yeah, Jake doesn’t have to make a snowman if he doesn’t want to, man. We’ve discussed that enough. Let It Go, man.
Don’t get me started! I work at Toys R Us, do you know how many moms we get asking for Elsa costumes, asking when the next truck comes in, asking for us to magically produce a costume from the back room?
You have my sympathy.
Now take that experience and apply it to a MUCH smaller holiday section in a Dollar General. Thank God there wasn’t a super popular movie back when I worked there, but I got to hear parents complaining every time I went in back in October.
I will be bees may be the single greatest statement ever.
Nicolas Cage just shat himself.
I’m inclined to agree
I love the last panel. She knew what away what she had to bee.
All will fear the medusa bee! And give her Snickers. Oh, and Kit-Kats! But no candycorn that stuff’s garbage.
Not “a bee” – “bees”.
And therein lies the brilliance of eating Legos. You can’t but razor blades in them. If they’re poisoned you just wash them off real good before eating them. All of the usual fears of trick-or-treat candy are immediately gone if people just hand out Legos instead of candy.
I think the razor blade thing was created by “Big Parents” as a way for moms and dads everywhere to leach candy of the backs of hard trick or treating children.
Yes, but it was based on real incidents. Note that this sort of occurrence is extraordinarily rare, but it HAS happened in the past; some people are just sociopaths or sadists. Just like some people spit in others’ food, poison their neighbors’ dogs or even shoot their neighbors’ kids as they’re taking the trash out because they felt “threatened” (no, this really happened), some people are depraved enough to put razor blades in candy.
On that cheerful note, Trick or Treat?!
From what I’ve read, the actual “razor blade candy” incident or incidents were not a case of random people giving out candy to kids with razor blades, but rather (more disturbingly) cases of parents giving such items to their own children.
I think it’s on Snopes.com. Like a lot of urban legends that somehow get blown to national news, it’s been blown out of proportion and taken out of context tremendously.
Blown out of proportion? Absolutely; I agree. However, that and most other horror stories have their roots in reality.
Do note: I’m not trying to scare people off of Halloween, but I like to make it clear that bad things like this DO happen
I’ve seen some odd stuff in places I’ve lived: a kid poisoning the water of the Jr. High football team on purpose (and thus getting everyone sick) in an effort to frame another kid; people purposely running over dogs… constantly; people poisoning their neighbors’ dogs; and generally people just being awful is something of a norm. It’s sad but true. People can be absolutely wonderful creatures, but we can also be mighty mean monsters.
The razor blade incident was in either an apple or caramel apple. Getting a razor blade into candy would be next to impossible without it being noticable.
I’m not sure if the idea of poisoned candy spawned from that or if someone did actually give out poisoned candy. I do know that these incidents have been elevated to urban legend status in the sense that for a while everyone knew someone who knew someone who knew someone who had it happen to them, but they are based on a real occurrence.
To quote Batman in the “masterpiece” Amazon’s Attack:
Bees. My God.
Aaaah! Not the bees! Not the beeeeees!
Bee Medusa! Does anyone else think that would be adorable?
I know it’s an old joke, but someone’s gotta say it…
NOT THE BEES!! NOT THE BEES!! MY EYES!! THEY’RE IN MY EYES!!
Science Teacher mode on
That is a common tactic for colony insects. They identify dark circles (or near circles) and attack there. It is an effective strategy against many mammalian predators, especially for the ones with really thick fur like bears and aardvarks.
Science Teacher mode off
“really thick fur like bears”
Or Nicholas Cage in a bear suit.
I love the huge reverse pupils in panel 3.
I MUST see this costume!
Seems pretty straightforward to me: she has multiple snakes. Dress each snake up as a bee; then Modest can be the Queen Bee. With a wand.
…Also, it would be really ironic if the snakes’ costumes were made out of socks; ergo, Modest ends up eating her words from the last comic.
(Okay, she doesn’t have feet, but she DOES get use out of them if that happens. Y’know.)
Or make a costume of balloons and paint each balloon to look like a bee!
Or… two snakes are the antennae, and two snakes are the wings.
It could work. Beehive hat or head cover, bee sock-puppets on her serpents, hands and tail tip, and tee-shirt with “KILLER BEE SWARM” on it. Or she could go for face and serpent paint… maybe she could persuade Jake to do it.
Modest: BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! I’m a swarm of Africanised honey bees! I am very angry and stingy! BZZZZZZZZZ! Run awayyy!
Samuel L. Jackson (in a beekeeper’s outfit, with net): Yo! And I’m an Africanised – by which I mean African-American – beekeeper, and I’m gonna catch the hell out of this swarm of mother-surrounding bees! And here’s my secret bait for doing all that! *waves genuine chocodile* The guys at the station told me about you… wanna help bring back the real chocodiles?
For this costume, I see Modest using make-up to paint each of her snake heads in black and yellow strips and her own head as either a hive or a final, massive bee. Have the Epipens ready.
Maybe she could go as Gavotte from “Skin Horse.”
BTW Jake, thanks for answering my Halloween costume question. 🙂
I actually drew a real answer for it too. I’ll post it soon.
I totally thought she was going to say Jake 🙂
Ha! I can see her in the costume already.
For Halloween I’m dressing up as Tris form DIVERGENT, and handing out candy. 🙂
And today I dressed up as BAT GIRL for a children’s party I was volunteering at.
Oh, that’s cool.
Jake would it be okay if I wrote a story about on of her sisters as an adult and gave it to you?
Thanks. It’ll be fun.
I just realized we never got an explanation as to how Charles survived that car crash. Or how a Portland cop managed to catch up to a car and punch through it. (and he never fired, too!)
Also, Charles doesn’t resent Modest or blame her for his arm? That actually makes sense. Charles seems like a really cool guy.