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Dear Diary
Dear Diary,
I ate a sandwich today. I realized for the first time that one does not use a spoon to eat them. I was at the deli and I ordered my usual, a turkey breast with salmon, bacon, and teriyaki sauce, sat down and began to eat, spoon in hand. The man next to me turned and said, "You know… You don't use a spoon to eat sandwichs…"
This blew me away. All that I had known: destroyed. My world became swirling mist of the unknown. Every fact I thought I knew suddenly came into question. The way of the universe died that day.
The man grew concerned about the glazed look I had while I was shaking uncontrollably in my chair. I snapped to, spoon still in my grasp. Then I stabbed him with it. A lot.
Thanks for ruining my day, asshole.
Sincerely,
Dean
Dear Diary,
Today was unusual. I went to the super market and the cashier winked at me. I mean, it's good to be winked at by such a beauty of a person, but I didn't think it was very appropriate. Flattered, I gave a small sign of rejection, whi
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Shhhh...
Baby, I just don't wanna
talk…
think…
Or explain anymore
Don't worry about it
i'm still here…
not leaving…
No urges to slam the door
Not giving time right now to hear
excuses…
or promises…
Let me verbalize this point
And articulate that
i'm upset…
jaded…
Affected from my skin to my joints
So…so baby stop yourself before you say
"i'm sorry.."
"i'm trying…"
For they bring no help.
Shhh….
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MegaSkunjii
Scott Kinoshita
Canada
Current Residence: London, Ontario
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite style of art: Cartoony
Operating System: Does not suck as bad as before.
Shell of choice: Are we talking organice or computer?
Wallpaper of choice: It has to be seen to be believed.
Skin of choice: I'm attached to my own.
Favourite cartoon character: Homestar Runner, Strong Bad
Personal Quote: <rambing>
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Why does Moxy have a doll form, and why does she seem to like to say it in so much?

The short answer for the first question is that it was part of the evolution of her character.  Buuuuuut this journal ain't for short answers or it wouldn't be too interesting.

First off, Alison's Education had two prior incarnations:  "Scorpio Troubleshooting Services" and "The Royal Guard".  The first was sci-fi; Alison was a cyborg, and Moxy was from a race of catgirls.  I then didn't like the idea of Moxy's mother having so many children (six!) and still be a fighting fit single mom (repeatedly widowed) so I then changed Mary into being an artificial life form.  Since it seemed to be redundant with Alison (who was also an artificial life form) that mutated into a more supernatural stance.

This led to the Royal Guard, where some of the characters like Mary, Moxy, and Frogboy were "dolls" -- all variations on the golem idea of an animated, supernatural guardian.  The Royal Guard had a humours setting which became the basis for Super Temps:  The royals were a bunch of super-powered nutjobs whose purpose was to distract the attention of the populace from the real issues, and sell tabloid papers owned by the government.  The Royal Guard's job was to protect the royals from the public and each other, as well as protect the public from the royals.  (Still a good concept, when I think about it)  

Mary was an animated "Guard Doll"; she was made from plastic.  Moxy was a plush child's comfort doll, so she had special protective abilities.  I dropped the Royal Guard idea (now that I think about it, I might merge it with "Golem") because the main characters didn't seem to fit right.  Alison had an excellent personality for the story...  but she, Moxy, and several planned cast members didn't quite seem to "fit" right when I thought about their origin stories.

While I discarded "Royal Guard" for the time being, the idea of Moxy's doll form stuck; it actually seemed to be the best explanation of her origin.  I decided to not allow Mary to have biological children, because I felt her unfulfilled desire to nurture children of her own added to her character.  Plus it'd mean I'd have to figure out who Moxy's father was.

So, without having biological parents, I had to figure out how Moxy came to be.  The story I came up with was that Moxy was a doll Mary made for Alison when she was just a little girl.  One day, Moxy mysteriously came to life and fulfilled Alison's wish to have a sister, Mary's wish to have a child of her own, and Annah's wish of someone to protect Alison.

Having no set-in-stone explanation of HOW Moxy came to life gave her an air of mystery and gave her character new depth.

When I decided that I wanted to do a comic in the college paper that actually starred a college student instead of a recent grad, Alison's Education came to be.  Not wanting to separate the duo, but also not wanting to have to explain "who's the catgirl?" or set a precedent for other beast people or anime conventions, I kept Moxy in her doll form and primarily in the background.

I couldn't keep her quiet too long; Alison needed a friendly foil, one on familiar terms.   She was the only one qualified.

As the comic developed, the dynamic grew and pleased me greatly.  Moxy became a scene stealer because I had a habit of keeping her quiet until I needed someone to say a stinger line at the end of the strip.  Hanging back until needed only added to the air of mystery to the character that separates her from anime catgirls who are traditionally cute, but not too bright.

Besides, isn't it far more catlike to just play it cool in the shadows until needing to strike?

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RaidenSnake Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Hello.  I'm just stopping by to say that I've always loved your OC, Lunatic Moxy, ever since I discovered her on Newgrounds back in the late '90s/early 2000s.  Keep up the good work.
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mxc Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
I love your comic more than any other one in the Interrobang.... even more than Rachel and Not Neurotypical. ^_^
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MegaSkunjii Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Wooo! Thanks! Although which comic do you like -- Super Temps or Alison's Education? They're both mine.
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mxc Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Well, I DO enjoy Super Temps as well. But I really like Alison's Education most of all. Keep up the good work.
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red-handed Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
hey
just passing through
to say
happy birf-day :cake:
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MegaSkunjii Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Aww! Thanks!
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leakymuffin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Heeeeeeeeeey I read your comic! :D
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MegaSkunjii Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Hey there! Thanks! Always good to hear! :)
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LovelessSerenity Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
PUT ON SOME MORE ART WORK I MISS YOU! X3
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MegaSkunjii Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Aww... thanks! I really have been slacking lately due to various things going on in my life. I'll try to do better... :)
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