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I have LEGENDARY bedhead when I wake up. Seriously, my parents used to joke it was a “rat nest” back there when I woke up! When I was younger, I hated combing my hair, so it would often stay a disaster for the entire school day. On picture day, one of the teachers would take pity on me and do something wacky to my hair. For my application to PreK, my parents included the photo shown here and called it “Bedhead and Shadows: A Case Study, Journal of Applied Shadowgrams” Nowadays, my hair’s much straighter instead of the flyaway curls it used to be, but it can still be a doozy to handle once I wake up. If I couldn’t find a comb/brush in the morning, like Chapel can’t find hers here, I don’t know what I’d do! Resort to using a hedgehog, perhaps…but don’t worry, Chapel isn’t hurting Rupert here at all!

The hair bows and the backpack are seen in a prior strip. Be the first to name it! What other details are there in this week’s background? Provide guesses in the comments.

Answers next week!
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I like her bed head.
Peanutsfreak 6/1/14
Thank you!
 Emma  6/3/14
 
I lost my hairbrush on a train. It was a unique sliding/folding one. Sad times.
Tom 11/3/13
Oh no! That's so sad! I take the train quite a bit to go to neighboring cities, but I've never lost anything on it luckily.
 Emma  11/7/13
 
I've found that a hairbrush isn't necessarily the best choice for, well, brushing hair. I use a pick to sort mine out - it isn't curly, like Chapel's, but it is really long - it touches my chairseat when I'm sitting down, and it snarls like demented ivy between one moment and the next. Curly hair generally tends to look better, I think, when it's picked, rather than brushed (which tends to make it go PHOOOMPH! and quadruple in size). And straight hair tends to be smoother and better-behaved when it's picked and then combed, because when it's brushed, it often sends out long strands in ghostly Tessla coils.
IvyKllr 8/6/13
Chapel's hair isn't curly, it's just super crazy in this strip! And I didn't know about picking hair, thanks for telling me!
 Emma  9/20/13
 
OMG! This is hilarious! Poor Rupert!
AudreyTheDisneyGirl 6/16/13
Haha! Yes, poor Rupert indeed!
 Emma  7/27/13
 
she looks more like Barnaby with her hair all crazy...
Silver 12/15/12
Family resemblance...!
 Emma  3/8/13
 
Anyone else notice that there's a comb on the table?
Foxdove 10/22/12
Yes, but it's not her comb...so she probably wouldn't want to use it!
 Emma  10/31/12
 
Why didn't she use the comb?
Don't even get me started on my hair. If it's really cold, it gets very, very straight. It's pretty curly to begin with, but when it's humid it gets legendary frizzes. And when I wake up it's a whole new thing, which is why I sleep with my hair in a braid now.
10/12/12
That was me.
Ginny Weasley fan 10/13/12
Oh no! That's a shame! And, the comb isn't hers, so she probably didn't want to use it.
 Emma  11/1/12
 
poor Rupert.........
lala 10/8/12
I know, right?
 Emma  11/1/12
totally.
lala 12/10/12
 
Really love trying to figure out all the incredible details you put in this - and so many others. Some I just don't get - but that is my age showing. Still it is a lot of fun to just enter your teen world. Keep 'em coming.
kc 8/17/12
Thank you so much! I love putting details into things, so I'm glad that you appreciate it!
 Emma  11/1/12
 
I love this comic, and I love the Hairspray movie poster in the back of this particular piece.

I also adore One Piece ;)
Katchan 7/26/12
Wow, I'm so glad! And a fellow One Piece and Hairspray fan, oh my goodness!
 Emma  11/1/12
 
I forgot what the strip was called, but isn't it the one where she's guessing the surprise her parents are going to give her, and then she kind of freaks out because she says that whatever she gets won't live up to her expectations?
Miss L.S.P 7/25/12
Was that... The Dangling conversation?
Ginny Weasley fan 10/13/12
No: it was Imagination Follies!
 Emma  11/1/12
Yes! That's exactly it, what an amazing memory you have!
 Emma  11/1/12
 
I got a letter from Stone Soup the other day. They want me to be a book reviewer!!!
Lily 7/24/12
That sounds amazing! I'm no good reviewing myself, I think.
CJ 7/24/12
Oh, I'm sure you're fine!
 Emma  10/31/12
That's really cool! I'm awful at reviewing (according to my teachers.) What book are you going to review?
Ginny Weasley fan 10/13/12
I'm interested as well!
 Emma  10/31/12
Wow, that's amazing! Congratulations!
 Emma  10/31/12
 
I was pretty sure I'd seen that hat in a previous comic, but I went back and looked through all of them and could not find it.
blaidd gwael 7/22/12
It's similar to other hats I've drawn before, but not identical.
 Emma  7/22/12
 
Nice strip!
Couldn't she just use that comb that's been sitting in front of her the whole time?
Sasha 7/22/12
That's her mom's comb, so Chapel probably doesn't want to use it...
 Emma  7/22/12
what is she doing with her mom's comb anyway is she does not want to use it?
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/22/12
 
Emma, I left a comment on "Good Ol Chapel Brown" Would you please look at it?
Ellie 7/21/12
See, now what if you received an email every time someone commented?

You would always know if someone commented and where they commented (if the email told you).

You wouldn't necessarily have to do anything about it and you could set up a mail rule to filter them all to a folder. If you wanted to reset the count on the folder without looking at each email you could simply select the entire folder and click mark as read. You could even set it up so that you only get a message if they leave a new comment entirely or reply to one of yours, so that when a couple of people end up commenting back and forth, on something that doesn't really involve you, you don't get a million emails.
blaidd gwael 7/21/12
I DO actually receive an email whenever anyone comments on the website, that way if there's one made during school I can respond to it later.
 Emma  7/22/12
That is such a common feature i would have been surprised if you didn't (it would be kinda ridiculous if you didn't), but you still had to tell them that you had responded :)
blaidd gwael 7/23/12
I would love to have that feature on my site... Is it done with HTML? If so, could I maybe see the code?
werekitty13 7/25/12
You need a little bit more than just html to do emails. I assume you have some form of commenting on your site if you want that feature. How is your commenting handled?
blaidd gwael 7/26/12
Yes, I responded to it!
 Emma  7/22/12
 
Emma, when are you going to
Do another livestream? Just wondering..
Miss L.S.P 7/21/12
I've been planning to do it for a while, but weekends tend to be the best time for everyone, and since it's summer I've been doing my comic during the week! I'll try to start drawing the strips on weekends again, so I can livestream -- I'll let you guys know!
 Emma  7/21/12
Okay, thanks!
Miss L.S.P 7/21/12
 
On an unrelated note: I was looking at pictures from Comic Con, and saw at least 5 different people dressed as the TARDIS. Looks like you're a trend-setter!
GillWeary 7/20/12
Ha ha, well I'm certainly not the first to come up with the idea, but I'm happy you thought of me when you saw it! Dang, I wish I could be at comic-con...
 Emma  7/21/12
 
Cute! I have exciting news! I got a letter from Stone Soup!! They didn't except my story, BUT, they want me to be an illustrater for them!!
7/20/12
Great! That's so cool!
Miss L.S.P 7/20/12
I mean the illustrator thing
Miss L.S.P 7/20/12
That's amazing, I'm so happy for you! I hope you have a blast being an illustrator -- I certainly did (and remember to be patient, it may be up to a year or more before they send you an assignment -- that's what they did for me). Congrats!!!
 Emma  7/20/12
 
I was thinking about how you have the optional email box for leaving a comment and as far as I can tell all you use that for is to send a thanks for commenting email to the person. Maybe you could alert people if someone replies to a comment they left.
blaidd gwael 7/20/12
I've been trying to hound down my dad to put in that exact feature, actually! Maybe now, he'll listen...
 Emma  7/20/12
Well, I hope so. :) I know I would certainly like that feature.
blaidd gwael 7/20/12
 
No offence to Chapel, but Rupert has to be my favorite character!
Cara 7/20/12
Chapel doesn't take offense! Rupert is adorable, of course!
 Emma  7/20/12
 
um, Miss Emma, is chapel generating a black aura in panel 1, 2, and 4 or what? this just seems off to me. O_o
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/20/12
The shadows cast by the hair seem to be odd, like they are maybe on the wall behind her even though the rest of the shadows seem to be in the other direction.
blaidd gwael 7/20/12
I did that on purpose, just to provide a bit more depth -- but I don't think that's what Taxil's referring to.
 Emma  7/20/12
Alright, well it was my best guess, but if there was an actual issue with it earlier than that is probably more likely.
blaidd gwael 7/20/12
well, now the image is diffrent than it was this morning. it looks like it's correct now. it odd still, i wonder how did it happen.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/21/12
That is strange! The image was up on the website with a mistake for about 10 minutes at 11 pm PST before I fixed it, so you shouldn't have been online when it was like that...who knows, at least it's correct now!
 Emma  7/21/12
(slow grin) i guess i'm rather lucky in a strange way.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/22/12
I've occasionally seen some weird glitches in images, when they are a compressed format and downloaded over a slow internet connection, where they end up with black lines or sections that are not actually in the image, but the data ends up corrupted by transfer in just the right way to mess it up.
blaidd gwael 7/21/12
Hmm, what are you referring to? When we first put the strip up on the site at midnight there was a mistake where dark lines accidentally appeared around Chapel in the file, but that should be gone now.
 Emma  7/20/12
 
Is it "Dental Woes" ????
Ellie 7/20/12
Nope, that's just the backpack! There's a different strip where both feature in...
 Emma  7/20/12
 
Omg that's so adorible too cute
Yarin 7/20/12
I'm glad you think so! Yeah, it's the CUTEST thing, isn't it?
 Emma  7/20/12
 
Lol, I love how Rupert's always just sitting around wherever's convenient watching what's happening, haha. He's just so *cute*.

Emily14 7/20/12
poor Rupert does not seem to like being a brush AT ALL.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 7/20/12
No, he's not!
 Emma  7/20/12
Rupert is ADORABLE....plus he's so stoic and unattached at first and then it's sort of "oh now what's she doing with me..."
 Emma  7/20/12
 
DDDDD:
OHEMGEE
He's so cute, oh my gosh! I love Rupert <333333
HAIRSPRAY POSTER OHHHHH YEAHHHHH
Harry Potter PWNS ALL 7/20/12
I noticed that too. <3 GREAT movie. Goes really well with Chapel's personality.
Riv 7/20/12
I haven't actually seen the movie, was it good? I only saw the original play version!
 Emma  7/20/12
I LOVE Rupert too, he's the best! And I'm SO glad you noticed the Hairspray poster. I love that musical, I saw it on broadway! Plus, I picked that poster in particular because it fits in ironically with Chapel's hair troubles.
 Emma  7/20/12
 
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