16a "Directives"

We're trying something new, my pretties. This is a two part strip, showing how our protagonists react to what's basically the same situation. The second part will be up next week. It is totally not a cop-out because I planned to do a dual strip and got tired after this one. Really.

I didn't intend to give the two guys actual characterization. They were basically supposed to be red and blue mannequins, able to fit neatly into any situation. The latter, depicted in the comic, somehow became the 'simple' one. Not to say he's stupid; he just sees things in a more condensed way. This does give him exceptional ability to cut through BS, though subtlties sometimes elude him. His counterpart, the bitter individual featured in previous strips, is an analyst. He's driven by an need to catagorize, to organize. He also has trouble directly stating things, and thus, often resorts to sarcasm.

Crap, I just used up my punditry for next week.


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