Foolish Child #91: Your Child IS Evil

In a two panel comic with a pink background, Dickens is working at a computer. Their friend comes up to them and says "Do you know your child is evil?" Dickens feigns surprise. The friend goes on to explain that their child pretended not to know Dickens was gay — for laughs! Dickens agrees to talk to him, and the friend agrees. She thinks Dickens should talk to him and let him know how proud she is to be his "gay auntie-cousin-friend" and then walks away laughing. Dickens calls over the shoulder, grumbling about being interrupted at work. Their friend responds, "writing fan fiction is NOT work!"

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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. i love Foolish Child so much and also the new art style. also “writing fanfiction isn’t work” is the most relevant of all phrases to my quarantine experience

    • Thank you so much Jude! I appreciate it. Trying so many new things style-wise, so it might fluctuate a bit!

  2. I can’t decide whether I feel more called out as a parent, an occasionally evil child, an encourager of occasionally evil children, or an occasional writer of fanfic. Dickens I cannot handle this level of callout, you gotta stop. (Please don’t stop.)

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