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May 29, 2009


The Modesto Kid

Am visualizing a speech balloon coming out of Squid's enormous forehead: "Alas, poor Yorick!"

Chris Ashley

I love Squid's two little legs he's standing on, with the rest for extravagant gesture.

The Modesto Kid

This would scan a little better:
"Stranger still the story gets,/ As on the stage, squid struts and frets." Right now you need to breathe for a beat before you say "On" -- is that called a cæsura? It sounds funny at the beginning of a line.


Is the shadow of dagger broad on the correct side?

That aside, I *^~praise~^* thee!


Hmmm, it's not really a shadow per se. In the universe of Squid and Owl, most objects have little biomorphic shapes that float around them. Possibly these are ectoplasmic in nature, or are Schmoo-iform familiars associated with the character. I really could not say. But I do concede that making one that looks like a misplaced shadow, when it isn't really a shadow at all, might be a mistake.

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