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Layla'd better watch out, this is how fifty percent of all Bridget Beatdowns begin
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Blitzkrieg1701, June 4th, 2019, 3:12 pm


So, the page is late, and obviously half-finished, but it's still SOMETHING going online on the scheduled update day, so... improvement? Yeah, sorry about this, but this was definitely one for the "this page just didn't want to be drawn" category. I actually had to stop, after several hours of editing, and redraw some faces from scratch so I could copy/paste them into the page, the original art was so unsalvageable. It's not surprising, honestly. After the past few weeks, with cons and sickness and what have you, of COURSE I'm gonna be a bit off my groove right now. Thankfully, I guess, this was a page where all the colors and background detail and stuff wasn't really essential to the writing, so I could slap the halfway-done version up here and give you SOMETHING to read while I fiddle with colorful storm clouds for the next several hours.

Anyway, before anyone thinks Layla's being too mean, I remind you that she doesn't trust ANYBODY as a general rule, so it really has nothing to do with whether or not she considers someone to be her friend. And really, Tabitha of all people is totally used to liking a person while simultaneously regarding them as potentially dangerous. Have you SEEN her Dad?

And last but not least, more preview art over at Top Webcomics!

EDIT: MAN I'm glad I went ahead and posted the line art version when I did. Not only did the backgrounds take even longer than expected, but I wound up with some weird computer trouble too, to the point that I'm kind of afraid I might have wound up losing the whole page entire page already if I hadn't saved a draft. Fun Times!




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Darius Drake (Guest), June 4th, 2019, 9:52 pm


Honestly, I half suspect that the only (living) person Layla has any sort of trust with is Trigger. And, even then, it's situational. The only person she had unconditional trust of was her dad.


Blitzkrieg1701, June 4th, 2019, 11:21 pm


Exactly (Incidentally, this is also the reason every attempt at shipping Layla with anyone ends in failure. The one thing she needs out of a partner is the ability to completely let her guard down, and she doesn't feel like she can do that with ANYBODY right now)


Darius Drake (Guest), June 4th, 2019, 11:29 pm


@ Blitz: Only if you're looking for a proper relationship. Layla's the type to marry for short-term gain, then divorce for the money.


Blitzkrieg1701, June 5th, 2019, 8:59 am


She wants to THINK that, yes, but it's a certain Nitpicker's professional opinion that Layla's significantly less underhanded in practice than she is in theory.


Darius Drake (Guest), June 5th, 2019, 7:05 pm


@ Blitz: Oh, she most certainly is. But she'd still marry for short-term gain, if only to appease her delusions of overwhelming greed, only to divorce for the money when it turns out the marriage is falling apart at the seams. Or as soon as her husband cheats on her. One of the two.


Blitzkrieg1701, June 5th, 2019, 10:20 pm


See, I think she'd INTEND to do that, but her pesky, inconvenient streak of basic decency would get in the way and ruin things before she ever had the chance to go through with it.

Also, rest assured that if Layla's husband ever cheated on her, regardless of the reason for getting married in the first place, there would be no divorce. The guy has to be ALIVE for a divorce.


Darius Drake (Guest), June 5th, 2019, 11:56 pm


@ Blitz: Honestly, my supposition requires the relationship last long enough for marriage to be an option. And, with Layla, I don't believe that the relationship is likely to last that long with someone who isn't both wealthy (greed) and treats her decently (basic decency). If there was an issue with the second one obvious before the marriage, TRIGGER would probably destroy his wealth using his years of espionage training.

Also, I suspect that Layla would never kill her husband due to him cheating on her. Her basic decency would prevent her from doing THAT. If it's not, it's too nice a punishment. Shipping him off in a prison cell to be tortured for years by a primitive people with pointy sticks, on the other hand...


Blitzkrieg1701, June 6th, 2019, 6:37 am


Actually, yeah, that's a good point. Layla's vengeance would definitely be of the non-lethal variety.
(Also, sentences like that are really weird to write when one of the words is also the name of one of the characters)


Ed8, July 6th, 2019, 5:20 pm


Don't make that scrunchy face at her, Bridget. You didn't see what happened earlier. If you had, you wouldn't leave Mom alone with boys any more either!


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