|Strip for 11/7/2001|
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I must admit, the punchline is a total steal from the Simpsons where Homer says, "If he's so smart, why is he dead?" In this case, it'd be, "If Cyrano was such a great romantic, why did he live a life full of unrequited love?"
Ah, unrequited love... So, anyway, as you can tell, the girl that was to be called in the last strip... never called back. Hence all the depressing crap. I'm in much better shape right now, after Rick told me in short to "buck up, stop whining, and forget about her." So I'm not whining.
But I admit, I used AIM's idle time function quite heavily in trying to find the right time to call her (the clacking sound you hear is the sound of girls everywhere removing "ScrubsKip" from their Buddy Lists and blocking all communication with that entity). Was it wrong? Probably. Did it work? No, since idle can't seem to tell the difference between the girl actually being at her computer and her roommate nudging the mouse... I had another punchline for the above strip, but it made Strip Kip sound too much like a stalker (which I guess I've become) so I changed it to the literary reference.
The first time I saw Cyrano, it was the version with Gerard Depardieu. I remember him totally abusing a guy with words and even though the movie was subtitled, the sheer power of words came through to me. I wish I had such power. I wish my wits could again be sharpened at the whetstone of sarcasm. Unfortunately, I seem to be losing power day by day as senior year trudges on.
So, I promise, I'm not such a stalker anymore, especially since the last bit of business really took a chunk out of the romantic thought processes that make up such a large part of my consciousness.
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