– Oh my god, you guys really don’t like this teacher! I should point out that I did a poor job explaining why Modest was sent to detention. I meant to show that when she springs up in this strip for her impromptu introduction she’s interrupting class. I was going to show that by adding in some extra word balloons behind hers to show that she was talking over the teacher. But I didn’t do a good job of conveying what was happening. Anyway, that doesn’t mean she’s not a mean teacher, but Modest is kind of hard to handle.
– I’m taking next week off. Taking a few days off in Late May has become kind of a tradition. Plus it’s my birthday on Weds. I’m going to go see Mad Max with Kate, Will and Nick, hang out with Marah and work on the next Ghost Kiss comic. I’ll be posting some Ask Medusa strips as filler. I’ll also be posting a new Asami Loves Korra comic sometime next week.
First and thank the hake she got saved
Teach learned her lesson
Medusa why u so mad bro
She neglected to feed the more reluctant one of her hair. Notice that Modest is pointing at that one.
#jake# sorry typing on phone
Talk about a complete 180
She may not be mean, but she is being unnecessarily distracted by her phone. Unless that’s Jake on the phone and she’s reading what he written for her regarding Modest.
maybe he was just sending her a text “BTW don’t get her hair angry. Apparently those snakes turn you to stone if they bite you”
I do not hate the teacher, haha. I think she’s pretty reasonable so far. I love that modest is mad when the teacher makes friends with her hair. 🙂
Teacher goes up a level.
Teacher gain Snake Handling skills.
Teacher is victorious.
The vote is 3 snakes to 1 that the teacher is okay. At least one snake has your back Modest.
Okay, this is adorable.
Sneaky snake is still going to steal that mobile device, becasue that’s what Sneaky snake does.
Sneaky snake bites phone. Phone turns to stone. Phone has been bricked!
Some days, my hair acts like it has a mind of its own, too.
Man, can’t seem to appease one without angering the other.
Ah, looks like she realized her mistake and made peace with the hair-snakes. I think Modest doesn’t like the teacher making friends with them.
Did front-righty not get any food? (Or is his name “Sneaky”? http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=1531) What’s his deal? I’ve always wondered if that’s the main snake that Modest’s body will morph into (as happened to mommy Gorgon in http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=782 and http://www.modestmedusa.com/?p=796).
Sorry for reminding everyone about that, by the way.
Yeah, that one was a little shy. He doesn’t like being given stuff. He just likes taking.
Modest and I both thought the teacher was going to die. Cute at the end where she’s petting them.
I also imagine your computer troubles earlier in the week threw the proverbial wrench into how you were going to set this particular string of comics up.
It did. Or rather, I had planned out this block of strips as “Medusa goes to school and comes to terms with her new teacher”, but hadn’t really fleshed it out beyond that. Which is pretty normal. I often work out the specifics as I go. But I was in a bad mental space this last week and just couldn’t focus on the story at all, so I realized I needed to take a week and get my head back together before continuing.
Haha, aww. She is really taking the weirdness well.
The tough thing is, at that age, you have to be REALLY hard on them in some ways. Strict discipline is required.. but on the other hand, it does them some genuine harm to get them in trouble when they didn’t mean to do anything wrong.. just thought they were following along. It happend to me a lot, I thought I was doing as instructed..
“Oh my god, you guys really don’t like this teacher!”
Personally, the detention bit seemed reasonable to me (I had assumed Modest was interrupting class from context) but taking the lunch of a student to eat herself is not only very rude but likely a misdemeanor that could get her in trouble. The only reason I can think of for a teacher to take a student’s lunch without permission would be if it contained some forbidden item (like peanut butter in some schools). Even then it would be poor policy to eat the sandwich in front of the student.
Today’s strip shows some redeeming qualities, but it will take more than this to make me like the character.
Do snakes liked to be pet? Is that a thing? Any snake-owners able to confirm that? Just seems weird. :I
I have no idea.
Petting for furred animals is grooming, they do it to themselves, and to each other. A human doing it both feels nice and is social.
Snakes don’t groom in the same way, but can still sometimes be social (although it may be more for mutual warmth). My brother’s snake is more inquisitive – it doesn’t seem to mind being touched or carried by humans, but seems more into exploring.
Yes, some snakes *do* enjoy being petted—especially larger ones (worked at a zoo and owned corn snakes). They like to be scratched under their chins and around the backs of their jaws/necks. Some hate having their heads touched though (especially on top of their head).
And Eric is wrong. Nearly all animals groom in one form or another as all animals are capable of getting dirty, itchy and/or parasites. There are even reptile-specific ticks and mites that specifically attach to snakes that the snakes having to rub off. Snakes usually “groom” by rubbing up against things. Legged animals (including insects) often groom like mammals—some even groom like cats with the licking of feet and using them to clean their faces (mantises look especially cool when they do this).
One hair remains wary. Is that the sneaky one?
Yes, that’s “sneaky”. Modest calls it that…
Wait? Are the snakes boys or girls? I’d say neither, but we’d still use the male pronouns for them, right?
Anyhow: The Snakes are the new… TEACHER’S PETS! (lmao!)
Modest refers to at least one of them as “he” at least once. But who knows what that means.
I’m not sure what is happening in the last frame.
Would you mind clarifying?
What I was trying to convey is that the Teacher has won Modest’s hair over, but Modest is angry (or at least frustrated) because she’s still mad at the teacher (both for stealing her lunch and putting her in detention). Meanwhile, the teacher has gone back to her phone because she’s on lunch break and shouldn’t have to deal with this crap anyway.
If she didn’t want to deal with crap perhaps she should have looked into a different job field.
For most people, saying that your hair has a mind of its own just means that you are having a “bad hair day.” This teacher has just figured out that Modest’s “hair” really does have minds of their own, which can be bribed with peanut butter sandwiches.
At least her hair likes the teacher
Whew. I’m glad that the teacher fared better than the mermaid. I don’t think the school story arc could have continued if she’d gotten calcified.
I plan to read the next Ghost Kiss when it becomes available, but her power strikes me as being only slightly above being able to change the color of your urine at will.
I have no idea where the idea for her power came from, but I’m enjoying finding neat ways to make it useful. My motto for the series is something like “With crap powers comes great responsibility too, unfortunately.”
I had also wondered about the utility of her ability, but I like that tagline!
honestly I still don’t like her. did she explain that you shouldn’t interrupt class? she only gave modest the “don’t be a jerk” rule, she didn’t really explain that when teacher is talking you don’t stand up and announce things. this is a little girl from a strange place on her first day, a little patience and understanding is a better way to defuse this situation. modest should not have been punished because an adult failed to explain all the rules of class.
Happy Birthday and God Bless, Jake!!
Well *I* like this teacher. Modest is quite the handful!
Perhaps that teacher needs a lesson in conversation etiquette….
She should still know better than to steal someone else’s lunch. Grrr…
Going over the comic again, though, it is kinda adorable to see Ms. Kohli feeding Modest’s hair ♡
I want to pet her hair SOOOO BAD