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Look at that booty, show me the booty
Give me the booty, I want the the booty
Back up the booty, I need the booty
I like the booty, oh what a booty
You have no idea…how much I loathe the entirety of my being…
For not being able to draw Anton in a Kuribo’s Shoe before a second shoe was made.
Basically I just want to walk into an icy river and disappear from this cruel world, such is my unbearable sadness.
BUT FIRST WE GOTTA TALK ABOUT BERET. Okay so Panel 3 is basically the sickest burn. Only not really a burn. A Jab? I dunno… Its not quite a Bon Mot… Basically its THE COLDEST SHOULDER. Yes thats what we’ll go with.
“I didnt think you’d give it”. Seriously what is that? Thats not the classic “I didnt want to be a burden” Because Virgil has made it perfectly clear that he thinks of Anton as a burden. What Anton seems to be saying here is He doesnt think of Virgil of being capable of kindness or empathy or any sort of warmth. Its a very raw sort of statement a bit like John Candy’s “I like me” speech in Trains Planes and Automobiles.
AND THEN Virgil brushes it off with an indifferent grunt. He isnt hurt at all by this. His Big Jerk Facade is perhaps his most cunningly folded creation of all. Anton’s contempt for him is like the audience completing a magicians trick.
AND ONCE ASSURED OF HIS COLD CRISP PERFECTLY CONSTRUCTED RELATIONSHIP WITH ANTON, he can soften on him somewhat, and speak to him as an almost equal or peer maybe. A FELLOW ARTIST EVEN?
THAT OR He feels bad about being a jerk but… I dont think its fully that. Cause he makes sure to jerk it up at the end. (OH GOD ITS LIKE BY TAKING FOREVER I CAN SEE THE FUTURE AS THOUGH ITS IN THE PAST. WHAT STRANGE AND TERRIBLE POWERS I HAVE)
Also there is a weird kind of flipping between panels one and Five where Anton RAISES ONE FOOT, but then brings a foot down but its the other foot. ITS WEIRD. But its also neat there is this sort of icy top few panels. As Anton is set off guard by Virgil being a super jerk, and then a warm fuzzy tender centre of foot touching….
AND THEN HEAT. AND PASSION. THE FIRE IN VIRGILS EYES. Its all at the bottom.
also is this the first time Virgil used Anton’s name?
It in fact is the first time he’s referred to Anton by his name and not some flowery insult.
Also, thrilled to read another Lithi WORD EXPLOSION. Look at all those words and songs about butts.
Just look at em’
You are always so happy to receive my ejaculations…. You realize it only encourages me?
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