Friday, September 28, 2012

Caption Contest: Good for your brains

I was going to work on some text for this comic, but then I realized that, actually, this represents a whole lot of different interactions in our household. Sometimes my schemes don't go over that well, even when exploiting a cute little person for my cause. What about you? If you were to put some captions or dialogue to this comic, what would your characters say?

13 comments:

  1. Under the last panel: "Mom says to stop trying to creep me out with your freakishly disembodied hands."

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    1. A different spin on "magic fingers," I guess. Lindsay couldn't figure out what my hands were doing in that panel either.

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    2. I don't know if you will care to play a long with this, but, I gave you a Liebster Award. (I'll publish the post just after noon.) I suspect it some sort of cyber-hazing, but, all the other kids are doing it...
      I truly love this blog. Great template choice, by the way...

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    3. Hey Bill,

      Thanks for the vote of confidence! I'm still deciding what to do about awards, but I'm still pretty flattered. I'm off to take a look at your post.

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  2. Panel 1-
    Daddy attempts to play tickle monster with Addison. Addison is not impressed
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    Addison tells Mommy of Daddy's attempts, to which Mommy replies: "Daddy's not a monster, he's just being crazy silly"
    Panel 3-
    Addison returns to tell Daddy that Mommy has revealed the truth and she will not be a part of his delusions...to which Daddy is completely devastated that his baby is growing up.

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    1. Ah, the dreaded tickle-monster. The funny thing is that I think most adults are more scared of a good tickle than kids. So, we let go of the "monster" fear as we grow older, but grow even more terrified of what's left: a psychopathic person who's gonna strum your armpit guitar with no regard for your pleas to stop.

      My wife HATES being tickled. But sometimes I have to do it.

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    2. My initial thought was also tickle-related, Dawn. That or Neal doing one of his funny hand dances where he's "Oooh, look at me, I'm Addison. I wave my hands around and think that it's dancing." (That's not gonna ruin her self-esteem, is it?)

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  3. I think Addison's self-esteem is in good hands. Based on your stories, she already has more self confidence than most adults I know. I was unaware of a funny hand dance. I think that needs its own post. And Neal stop tickling your wife.

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    1. Addison has too much self confidence if you ask me. Co-dependency not likely to be in her future.

      If my wife wants me to stop tickling her, she's got to stop acting so cute when tickled.

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  4. At least one scenario in which the above comic works is when I tell Addison to go tell mama something inappropriate, just to observe the reaction.

    Or, when I tell her to go ask for cookies or something. Sometimes those things get hidden from me, but there's always a chance that a cute toddler might tempt her mom into getting the sweets out.

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    1. Actually it's as easy for me to say no to Addison as it is to say no to you. I guess it's a gift...

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  5. "Mommy said that's bullshit."

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    1. Me: Mama doesn't use words like that. Who taught you that language?

      Her: You did, dad. I was paraphrasing so that you would understand. Also, I know what paraphrasing means.

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