– So my computer is slowly dying. I’ve knows this since late last year. The biggest symptom is that every now and then it will just shut off. It happens once every few days. I’ve gotten in the habit of saving frequently while I work, but I sometimes still lose stuff. That happened two week ago witha Ghost Kiss page and a month or so ago with both a Medusa page and a Korra. page. That’s what happened today too. I finished up coloring and stepped away for a short break before I began lettering. When I came back the computer had shut down. I thought I had saved before I stepped away, but apparently I hadn’t saved at all during the entire process. It’s frustrating. It’s 7am now and I’m too tired to recolor the page before I go home to sleep, so today you guys get a black and white page instead of a color page. Sorry about that.
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why the detention?
That’s the sort of thing that kids say.
I think that teacher shouldn’t be teaching kids that age.
I’m guessing she got it for talking out of turn… But only Jake knows…
You can’t just forgive everithing because “they’re kids”. They need to learn something eventually, you know.
Sorry. Sleep deprivation.
My guess is because what was intended to be a warm-hearted and confident announcement came across as mean and threatening (look at her expression, that doesn’t help). That and we didn’t hear the teacher didn’t give an okay.
“My dad and mom are evil!” was meant to be an objective statement (they are, mostly) but also made it to mean “you should be scared!”. Also the friend statement. It came across as malevolent.
Remember, the teacher has no idea of Modest’s background. The punishment is unfair, yes, but it is a response to Modest’s tone more than anything else.
Jake explained that she came froms an evil family alreadies, an’ also saids that her father was a vampire an’ her mom was a giant snake. >o.o<
That’s true. Six year olds are usually kindergarteners and kindergarteners don’t get detention. Worst case they lose a recess and have to sit in a chair by themselves. Which is pretty heinous for a kinder.
I totally got detention when I was in kindergarten.
That was long ago Jake! Even ‘time out’ is frowned upon now.
Poor Modest! She was doing so well until she scared the pants off her classmates…
I thought the B&W meant it was a dream sequence or something, lolz!
Yes, but you’re old. 😛
I just had to sit in the corner and read during recess.
‘course that’s what I wanted to do anyways, but still…
As for the computer issue, you might look into a newer/more powerful power supply. I was having the same issue a few years back and it turned out that the original power supply from the manufacturer only put out about half of the current that my system needed, what with upgrades to RAM, video and audio, not to mention the additional HDDs. Upgraded the P/S and the problems went away. ‘Course now that computer has other problems, but those are mostly because it’s 13 years old or more and now I need to remove and replace the power cord. 🙂
Replaced the power supply a few months ago, which solved a different issue.
Windows Event Viewer *might* have informative errors when the crashing occurs?
Might not happen though, if you have a heat issue somewhere, like the CPU, and it dumps before it can think about it and post to log.
I don’t know enough about your PC and resources to make any really relevant suggestions though. Whenever mine gets that flaky, I just build another. 😛
Unfortunately I don’t know much either.
also it’s a comic strip and a funny punchline
You wouldn’t be taken to detention for a sudden loud speech to the class however, where I live. Perhaps cultural, but here the silence of the class is considered proportional to the respect they have for the teacher, and the teachers who aren’t given the respect let them ramble on for a while before they ask them to stay silent.
As such, the reaction is… odd? With a good chance to alienate her classmates from her? And in any case the new arrival should be given leniency since she had no chance to learn the rules, of human society and school both.
I was envisioning this as her interrupting the teacher with a sudden outburst. Like, after she say down and while she’s having her imagined conversation with Marah the teacher is beginning class and telling the kids what they’ll do that day. And then all the sudden Modest jumps up and starts yelling and making demands of friendship.But I guess I didn’t really show that she was interrupting anything.
Looks like she inherited the evil gene from her parents
She didn’t use the name her mother gave her, though.
I thought her name was Modest. At least that’s what her mother named her.
I t is. That’s what I meant for her to say. I should go back and change it.
I was thinking the same thing. Modest is a nice name ♡
She was doing ok until the third panel… and then the one rule applied.
Regarding the computer thing, it does sound a bit like thermal protection kicking in. When was the last time you opened up the case, blew the dust out, and cleaned the fans and intakes with a cue tip?
I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what it is. I’ve been opening up the case and cleaning it out about once a month since the beginning of the year and it helps a little. But I don’t think that’s the whole problem. As someone else suggested, I think it’s also a power source issue and possible immanent hard drive failure.
If you are in need of a power supply I have a spare one Id be happy to give to you. It’s a ModXstream Pro 700W. You can see the specs here:
I bought it a little over a year ago to try and support an extra video card on my work computer but the POS HPs use a non-standard power configuration so it wouldn’t fit. Anyway I have no use for it, it’s just been sitting around. You can contact me using the email address attached to my comments. Plus I’ll check back here to make sure you got this message!
Thanks so much, but I have a new one from teh beginning of teh year. But if it looks like that one is also crapping out I’ll take you up on it. I need to go talk to my computer guy this week.
I thought her name was Modest. Or is her full name Modest Medusa, and she goes by both? People don’t say her name a lot.
She goes by both, but I MEANT for her to say Modest. I made a mistake.
I’ve made worse mistakes. Life without an editor. Am I right.
Isn’t her name Modest?
It is. I made a mistake. I’ll fix it when I color it.
I thought her name was Modest? Maybe she’s rejected the name and stuck with Medusa?
No, I made a mistake.
Sounds like a power supply issue… or something with RAM. I don’t know computers.. but I’m sure that’s repairable without having to get a new computer.
I hope so.
Awww I thought that was pretty a good introduction. It was quick, simple, she didn’t lie, and she made her intentions clear. I see no problems.
Okay, time to Homeschool. If public school is like this, why do parents allow it?! O_O *homeschooled through HS*
As a kindergarten teacher… Modest didn’t do anything wrong at all. Her insistence that everyone be her friend should be encouraged, not punished, even if she was disruptive about it. You might want to rework this one a bit and have her make some kind of threat to merit this result.
I meant to make it apparent that the teacher had started class and that Modest was interrupting her. I should have expanded this to two strips to make it clearer.
Sounds like your computer might only need a tune-up. A lot of times that kind of shutting off happens because of either dust in the computer or it needs new thermal paste applied under the heat-syncs inside. The paste is not expensive, and anyone who services computers should be able to clean it out and put in new paste. If it turns out there is another problem causing the shutoffs (unlikely), you still will have better performance with less heat buildup.
I’ve been cleaning periodically, and it helps. I also got a new power supply a few months ago which solved a different problem. The guy I had look at it (who I trust) said that he’s afraid that the HD is on the verge of giving out. I’ve since backed up everything.
I’m wondering which kid is going to be the paste eater.
detention for telling everyone to be her friend?
also, yo folks from like four pages ago.
her name is medusa, not modest
No, no. modest is correct. I had her say the wrong thing. I made a mistake.
Erm, I’d suggest replacing the power supply, and re-applying the CPU thermal goo. Apparently it can dry out. That and POSSIBLY memory issues, but power and heat buildup are probably a bit likelier.
I NEED ANOTHER DO-OVER!
I hope Jake comes down to talk to the teacher, to give detention for interrupting is way over kill and un heard of. At most the teacher could have taken her aside and spoke with her, but for her to give a student who is new and has never been in school before and who all she did was speak out of turn detention is just too much and not even appropriate for the situation. I have never even heard of detention at that young of a age. A time out or a talking to would be more appropriate. Really hoping Jake stands up for Modest and tells the teacher off.
Hoping the time I helped with your computer would have fixed it way back when. Perhaps we just delayed the inevitable
I think it did help a lot. But I also think it has some other problems.
Detention? In preschool?!
Came on a tad strong there, Modest XD.
Yes, I think you should. And Well, they’re “heat sinks”, not “syncs”.
Hmm. I meant for this to go after your “I should go back and change it” entry, but somehow it went above it.