Foolish Child #13: New Year, New You!

Foolish Child is a biweekly comic series by Dickens

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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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  1. Remember when Stahama went to that friendly tea and poisoned everyone? One of my all-time favorite TV moments. I don’t even remember why she did it. Just that she showed up with humble pie and left a pile of bodies behind.

    • remember how everyone else in defiance was all dirty and space western-y and stahma was just like “mm i think i’ll be masturbating in my immaculate bathtub instead.”

        • Mastur-bather!

          I love that the bathtub room was like a portal to a world where everything existed through an Instagram filter. Amanda’s like powering the city by riding a bike attached to a generator six hours a day and Stahma’s got some kind of never-dimming god-lighting installed in her bathroom.

          • Oh and the best part was that she did the tea party because they wouldn’t help her fight the patriarchy. She was trying to get them to rise up against the tyranny of their husbands and they were like, “Nah girl, I’m good. I respect my hubs and follow his every command by the will of Rayetso. And you should, too.” So Stahma was like, “Mm. Okay. I see how it is.”

            And then they got served. Literally. To Rayetso.

  2. I loved this comic like a loved Stahma Tarr. Bossy, difficult, kind-of-terrifying women are definitely my type. My only complaint was that they covered up those gorgeous brown eyes.

  3. I loved this comic so much that I got my fever-ridden self out of bed and to my laptop just so I could leave this comment (without having to remember my log-in details).
    Also… I miss Stahma. Happy New Year, dear Dickens!

  4. “The poison was ON the bottle.”
    Just imagine how incredible The Hunger Games would’ve been with Stahma Tarr as President Snow.

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