Uh, oh. Acting like a goblin has consequences.
p.s. acting like a goblin turns you into one. See Troll in Central Park denouement for turning into villain despite every effort at restraint. See Snoopy (1970’s), Duke character of Doonesbury, and Opus penguin for most powerful character taking over direction of strip and voiding out title character.
So Dakota is finally on the unicorn. She is a much more entertaining character than Phoebe, except for one thing. Phoebe is much more powerful at friendship. The only reason DAK is onboard is that MAR is trying to help her friend who is worried about someone else’s friendship.
last panel -PHE: Wow I can ditch trouble forever.MAR: Uhh, your mom is calling you pretty loud.
p.s. Dana you’ve got to get over this fear of perfection. It’s making you pull your punches on the PHE character. Yesterday she was one breath from saying “Meh” to being inside The Void. Those who enter on their own volition do not escape easily. If PHE’s mother had any Mommy Radar whatsoever she would have started calling frantically for PHE when the child went into nothingness.
looks like a billard table
p.s. 1st thing that ran thru my head was Take a Walk on the Wild Side. – NOT UNICORN! that one is trolls run amok.
Dana, slipping again. It may as well be Dakota onboard Marigold. Condescention reaction undermines strip dynamic. Let Marygold join in singing a counterpoint of “Do ya, do ya, do ya love me baby, now that I’ve learned how to prance?” gets human mundane colliding with enchanted forrest without the hostility. Yesterday’s belly rub was great call.
p.s. greatest snark was Bugs. Even he got jailed when he went into the “King of the World” tirade.
Dana! what are you doing? You really need to change out Phoebe for Dakota if you are going to rise above the pack of snarky comic page kids trying to one up someone. Pheb suspicious, rude, and mean is a very weak character. She isn’t pretty, smart, or powerful enough. The snark needs an innocent character to play off of ala Abbot/Costello or it gets dull and flat. See Tatulli’s Heart vs Dean, Everyone in Sherman’s Lagoon vs Sherman. Danae vs her pony. Any might work with the debunked not so great unicorn character. You’re gonna have to spend a lot of time thinking of the meanest thing the character has to say to win in the final panel. Calvin finally imploded when Hobbs started attacking him as a physical enemy. Or if you prefer wonder and grace colliding w/childhood innocence see Dennis Menace – today = burping with soda vs adults entertaining. His statement is about wonder of soda not how stupid the adults are.