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Hey guys! I wanted to take a break from drawing Chapel this week and give myself a breather between Seasons 2 and 3. But I wasn’t going to let a week go without giving you guys a new strip to read! I originally drew this strip several months ago, as a guest strip for a comic called Unshelved Book Club. Every month, they invite someone to take over their strip and review a book for them. I chose Plato’s Republic, because I thought it was an unconventional – and therefore very Chapel-esque – choice.

Anyway, I’ll be back next week with more Barnaby and the official start of Season 3!
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I noticed that the plants on the windowsill are succulents! Cool.... :)
coco 5/25/12 reply
Oh wow, I'm glad you caught that! They're actually air plants, but they're similar to succulents. Good eye!
Emma 7/17/12 reply
 
Hey, I spotted something neat, went hunting around through the comments of Season One to see if you'd mentioned it back then. Found nothing, so I'm going to mention it now -- Tom Siddell did a *wonderful* rendition of Chapel and Rupert on his Tumblr (yes, THAT Tom Siddell) back in September 2011 -- it's on the second oldest page (5 of 6)
Xheralt 5/25/12 reply
comments filter removed the link -- gunnerkrigg dot tumblr dot com use the clues above to find it from there
Xheralt 5/25/12 reply
 
I went to the maker faire today!
squeeeeeeeee!!!! (^^)
Miss L.S.P 5/21/12 reply
Sorry but... Emma! Where are you! I am missing you!
Miss L.S.P 5/22/12 reply
Whoops I kind of...forgot to comment back for a couple days...MY BAD! Gonna go to reply to everything now...
Emma 5/22/12 reply
NO prob (^^)
Miss L.S.P 5/22/12 reply
Really? Oh my gosh, that's great! Did you have fun? What'd you see/buy?
Emma 5/22/12 reply
I saw inventions, and a giant robot thing, and a colorful car/bus! Oh and I saw those cupcake- bike things! I saw snails too! I didn't buy any thing (nothing really caught my eye), but I got to make something called a " Glovetopus. It's a stuffed octopus made out of gloves & making it was free!
Miss L.S.P 5/22/12 reply
 
Lady gaga is on the Simpsons now
Yarin 5/21/12 reply
I know, I'm gonna have to go watch it sometime! Did they lampoon her?
Emma 5/22/12 reply
no they liked her i hope she's nice in real life
Yarin 5/22/12 reply
 
Wait Emma... Chapel doesn't have hands anymore!!
Ginny Weasley fan 5/20/12 reply
I think this was an old strip..
Miss L.S.P 5/21/12 reply
 
Oh my gosh Emma that is brilliant!
My friend's brother gets to read for half an hour for homework. Instead, we get multiplying and dividing decimals worksheets. We were like, WHAT?!?! YOU GET TO READ HARRY POTTER FOR HOMEWORK!?!?!
Ginny Weasley fan 5/19/12 reply
Aha, I used to have to do that in 7th grade too. But now I'll never get to do it again! IT SUCKS!!!!
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 5/19/12 reply
What grade are you in again, Ginny Weasley fan?
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 5/19/12 reply
4th. It was my birthday last Sunday.
Ginny Weasley fan 5/19/12 reply
4th grade? I thought you were older! I don't mean it in a bad way though..
Miss L.S.P 5/20/12 reply
It's okay. Once I met this person who thought I was 12 years old!!
Ginny Weasley fan 5/20/12 reply
I THOUGHT SO! happy birthday!!!
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 5/20/12 reply
Thank you!
Ginny Weasley fan 5/20/12 reply
 
Nice! Sorry, I didn't see your comic until this afternoon!
Miss L.S.P 5/18/12 reply
Oh yeah and the Maker Fiare is this weekend! Yay!
Miss L.S.P 5/18/12 reply
the whaaaaaa?
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 5/18/12 reply
Sorry, I ment Faire.
The maker faire is this huge event where people go all out creative with their stuff
there's inventions, statues, soda and mentos and a shop area, there's all SORTS of thing over there!
Miss L.S.P 5/19/12 reply
OH Cool!
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 5/19/12 reply
It's AWESOME!!! Oh & hey Emma, did you figure out if you were going or not?
Miss L.S.P 5/19/12 reply
 
love it you're amazing
Yarin 5/18/12 reply
Wow, thank you SO much! I'm glad you like the strip, and that's a very sweet thing to say! Are you a fan of Plato?
Emma 5/18/12 reply
 
Plato have 40 some other works that should be read as well. don't just get hooked on just one of them.

That and Plato isn't just the only of the great thinkers and writers of ancient times. You all should go and learn about the full history of the Roman Empire. it's incredable!
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 5/18/12 reply
Don't worry Taxil, I've been immersing myself in more than just the Republic, believe me. This year I actually HAVE learned the history of the Roman Republic, and also read writers like Dante, Cicero, Machiavelli, Aristotle, and Aquinas. It's amazing, isn't it?
Emma 5/18/12 reply
good job, keep at it.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 5/19/12 reply
 
Ooh, I'll have to remember that one. LOL
Emily14 5/18/12 reply
It's a good book, you should try it!
Emma 5/18/12 reply
 
YAY! Can't wait for more Barnaby! Have fun during your break and sorry if I kind of offended you with my LoF ask...I didn't mean to make you weirded out by the ship it was innocent!!! LOVE YA GURL
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 5/18/12 reply
Oh you didn't offend me at all, it's totally fine! (Also, thank you for the lovely fanart, I'll respond to your email in a bit). I hope you are as excited for more Barnaby as I am!
Emma 5/18/12 reply
YOU'RE WELCOME <33333 it was uber fun to do, my pleasure <3
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 5/18/12 reply
 
Platos Masterpiece, The Republic, is a lengthy dialog discussing several topics such as self, freedom, and the ideal society. The main question Plato brings up in the test is What is Justice? Its a very interesting inquiry. He eventually concludes that justices is when everyone confiorms to their role in society. Therefore since MY role in society is that of a child without obligations its perfectly just for me NOT to do any chores. Chapel, Im impressed youve read Platos Republic, but even THATs not getting you out of dishes duty
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