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Even though Chapel’s schemes don’t always turn out as she’d like, I wanted to use this strip to highlight that she always tries her hardest at whatever she puts her mind to. She never gives up, no matter how many times she might make a mistake. To me, that’s the secret of being good at anything – constantly trying, working hard, and learning from your mistakes. I’m not sure Gordon Ramsay of Hell’s Kitchen would agree with this message, since he tolerates nothing less than perfection!

As an added note, the amazing insect-and-orchid fascinator Chapel is wearing is an actual fascinator designed by the owner of Etsy shop “Fizzy Fascinators.” I found the link to the shop from an article on Rookie Magazine, which is an online magazine for teenage girls, and immediately knew I’d HAVE to draw Chapel wearing the insect fascinator. It’s so Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-esque! I would buy it myself if I had Chapel’s superhuman confidence when it comes to wearing eccentric headpieces.
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I'm a really good cook, so this has never happened to me. Well, except for the time when we didn't have oil and had to use melted butter . . . And the time that there were worms in the sugar . . . Well, I guess it HAS happened to me.
ilovepie81 2/27/13
Ha ha! Worms in the sugar is pretty intense...eek!
 Emma  3/8/13
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN A DAY LATE EVERYBODY!!!!
So, how was everyone's Halloween? What did you dress as? I was the TARDIS, actually inspired by that one comic (Thanks, Emma!) and I actually got extra candy for it! :D
Clockwork Wombat 11/2/12
awesome.
Miss L.S.P 11/2/12
That's awesome!!
 Emma  11/11/12
 
AUGH! what a halloween seance i went though. I'll explain it on tomarrow's update so more people will see it and learn from my exprience.

and yes, there WAS a sucessful summon last night.

i need to rest my nerves today. i'm rather frazzed today.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 11/1/12
Oh wow, that's quite scary!
 Emma  11/11/12
 
***
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WINNERS OF THE CHAPEL DRAWING CONTEST!!!
***

I was honored to receive such wonderful work, it was INCREDIBLY difficult to pick -- I chose these because the ideas they showcased were the most creative of the bunch. Everyone who submitted will receive a Season One book, and the first place winner will receive a Chapel Chronicles Collection! Thank you to EVERYONE who drew something for the contest!!!

For those of you who didn't get a chance to win, I'd like to hold another contest soon. When works for you guys?
 Emma  11/1/12
Wow! Emily did a great job... so did Ellie! Thanks Emma, it was such an honor to be in your contest! :)
Miss L.S.P 11/1/12
wow, great job everyone!
Ava 11/1/12
Wow! Thanks Emma!
Ellie 11/1/12
Oh wow! Thanks so much! ;)
Emily14 11/1/12
 
Who is the winner of the contest????
Millie 10/31/12
Don't worry... Emma will eventually tell us... I'm probably dying just as much as you are to know as well!
Miss L.S.P 10/31/12
I totally CAN'T wait now!
Miss L.S.P 11/1/12
I'll post the link soon!!
 Emma  11/1/12
I posted it on Facebook, and will post the link here soon!
 Emma  11/1/12
 
Happy Halloween Everybody! :)
Miss L.S.P 10/31/12
Happy Halloween! I made a Halloween-themed breakfast-- orange pancakes with green syrup, sausage shaped like witches' hats, and bacon that was supposed to be shaped like bats but wasn't so ended up being werewolf tails instead. LOL
Emily14 10/31/12
Oh wow! That's so cool!
Miss L.S.P 10/31/12
Yeah, it was tons of fun to make!
Emily14 11/1/12
Wow, that's INCREDIBLE! My Halloween breakfast wasn't anything special, and certainly pales in comparison to yours!
 Emma  11/1/12
WOW that sounds really good. I was evacuated because of Hurricane Sandy (I live like 10 yards away from the hudson river) and I only got back home on Halloween so.. my breakfast wasn't anything special :(
Ginny Weasley fan 11/11/12
Yes, Happy Halloween!
 Emma  11/1/12
 
gosh.... I'm so excited to see the contest results tomorrow! will we get to see the other submissions as well?
Miss L.S.P 10/30/12
I'm showing the top 3 submissions...I may post the other ones later, I'm not sure!
 Emma  11/1/12
 
Just wondering....
What's Chapel's school life like?Will we ever see her at school?
Missy 10/30/12
Chapel does really well in school! However, for the time being, I've purposefully chosen not to show her at school -- I think it's more interesting to focus on her home life, where she is defined by what she does for fun, rather than what she has to do in school. I may show some of her school life someday, but for now, I have plenty of non-school things to show in the comic!
 Emma  11/1/12
 
On a complete side note. Hurrcane sandy is slapping my home town around a bit. Now i have to head out and check for storm damage. I know i have one branch down, and who knows what else i have yet to see. altogether i think i'll be fine. the poor people up in the north is hurting much worse. i know over 1 million is out of power. Whole cities are under TIDAL SURGES AND FLOODS! i expect real life horror to come out of the flooded NYC tunnels. lots of homeless live down there and they may not have gotten out in time.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/30/12
Oh my gosh! Well... I hope you and the other people will be okay too...
Miss L.S.P 10/30/12
Me too. My house doesn't have power and our basement is flooded.
Millie 10/30/12
Omigosh (again) I hope you're okay as well!
Miss L.S.P 10/30/12
Oh no! That's horrible!
 Emma  11/1/12
Poor you! I'm in zone A and I actually never lost power - but our basement flooded too. A little.
Ginny Weasley fan 11/11/12
Yes, I know about that...A lot of my friends are in the affected area -- one of my friends' towns was inundated under ten feet of flooding!
 Emma  11/1/12
Did you evacuate?
Ginny Weasley fan 11/11/12
I live in Battery Park City... I went out to see the damage last week...
- flooded tunnels (They're actually MUCH freakier in real life than on TV)
- marks on the buildings where the water came up (about maybe 3 feet high)
- South Street seaport is still without power I think, and the water level there is REALLY high
- saw a crushed car
- some puddles of water still on the streets
- some patches of sand where the sandbags burst...

and our basement flooded a bit. It's scary cause hurricanes never used to come up this far north - and I'm in like zone A++.
Ginny Weasley fan 11/11/12
Also, Fire Island was hit very hard (ocean and bay met in the middle of the island, I think) and Chelsea Piers was flooded and there was a fire there.
Ginny Weasley fan 11/11/12
 
Oh yes... I forgot to mention that I like the perspective in panel two... with the egg bouncing up and all that! (^^)
Miss L.S.P 10/30/12
I like that Chapel's hair is falling into the sink in panel four...it's kind of like something I would do by mistake!!!
Missy 10/30/12
I'm happy you caught that little detail...it's something I would probably do, too!
 Emma  11/1/12
I'm so glad you like it!!! Thank you!!
 Emma  11/1/12
 
So.. tomorrow's the deadline?
Miss L.S.P 10/29/12
Yes! Any last-minute submissions are welcome! (Remember, if you submit, you'll still get a Season One Chapel book!)
 Emma  10/29/12
 
I'm no Iron chef, but i can handle myself enough in cooking not to ruin things. I do know a few recipes that have been passed down my family. Home made corn bread being my best. It helps that my grandma and great aunt both ran a big time restaurants in their days.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/29/12
That sounds delicious, and how interesting that your family members are so skilled at cooking! We have a couple family recipes, but sadly, none from the Italian side of my family...I don't think my mom can remember them!
 Emma  10/29/12
 
I think that's hilarious! Chapel needs a few lessons on how to TOAST A SANDWICH! (Did I spell that right?)
Ceylan 10/28/12
Yes you did.
doodlefox 10/28/12
Good spelling for sure!
 Emma  10/29/12
Yup, you did! And she certainly DOES -- poor thing, she has no idea how to even toast something!!
 Emma  10/29/12
 
Sigh... I just completely ruined an omlete this morning.....
Ginny Weasley fan 10/27/12
Aww.. it's okay..
Miss L.S.P 10/27/12
Always next time when it comes to omelettes!
 Emma  10/27/12
Yep! At least I didn't burn myself this time.
Ginny Weasley fan 11/12/12
Oh no! That's awful!
 Emma  10/27/12
 
Hell's Kitchen was/is a decent show, but some of the seasons I couldn't bring myself to watch. Pretty much he only shows I actually watch now are Survivor and DW.

That is an amazingly odd hat. Awesome. I also have to say that I love their kitchen.

I think chapel has become more expressive than she used to be. I love how well you capture emotions and attitudes in both facial expressions and body posture. I love the look of determination and confidence on chapel's face in the first panel.

I've been so busy with college and stuff that I haven't been able to do very much drawing or really any artistic stuff in general. I don't think I haven't been able to put together a submission for you contest at all. :(

Wow. My school puts on a week long game, of what is essentially tag, called Humans vs Zombies. It started Wednesday and I can't believe I'm still human. Basically, it started with a single Original Zombie who was allowed to disguise themselves as a human and they started secretly tagging people. The tags are logged online and once you are tagged you become a zombie and tag others. Humans can stun zombies for 15 minutes by throwing a sock ball at them. The zombies have been guarding the only entrance/exit to the only dining hall. Eating has been stressful. Not to mention trying to get to class and back and also making sure I have enough time to do homework and study. It's unfortunate that I am so competitive that I can't bring myself to let the zombies tag me if I have any way at all of avoiding it.
blaidd gwael 10/27/12
I haven't watched too much Hell's Kitchen, just enough to get a taste of Gordon Ramsay's character!

I'm so glad you like the hat and the kitchen. Also, that is such a sweet thing to say about Chapel's expressions! Over time, she has in fact become more expressive -- and I'm impressed you picked up on it!

Humans vs Zombies sounds very cool, yet STRESSFUL. Congrats on staying human for so long, that's quite a feat!
 Emma  10/27/12
I stayed a human for the first half of the game and in the process became very paranoid. :D Definitely stressful, but certainly worth it.

The expressiveness really only significantly hit me in the last handful of comics, but when I thought back on it I realized that the comic has basically been becoming more dynamic from the beginning.

I watched maybe a season possibly two of Hell's kitchen and not really any more than that. Generally speaking I don't really watch TV at all.
blaidd gwael 10/30/12
It has been becoming more dynamic from the beginning, for sure! I'm impressed by how much attention you paid to the little details!

I don't watch too much TV either...
 Emma  11/1/12
Humans vs zombies sounds like sooooo much fun i really want to play now
CrazyChick 10/28/12
I know! Me too! SIGH...if only there were some way for all the Chapel-ites to play together! (Impossible)
 Emma  10/29/12
It's alright, although I do think we should come up with a game that all us Chapel-ites to play... That would be a lot of fun...
Miss L.S.P 10/30/12
Yeah.. We're all scattered around. You and me are on different sides of the country, Emma.
Ginny Weasley fan 11/12/12
....your school should have played plants vs. zombies. it would have been more fun. ;-)
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/29/12
My friend really likes Plants vs. Zombies...
 Emma  10/29/12
I don't like it as much... I don't know why... I guess I just have other preferences... :)
Miss L.S.P 10/30/12
 
Ooh! I found the hat on etsy! It's beautiful!
Miss L.S.P 10/27/12
I found it too! They're all so weird yet, pretty. I only know how to cook macaroni and toast. My step dad is french and is the head chef at a restaurant. My dads girlfriend is also a cook.
coco 10/27/12
Well, macaroni and toast is a start!
Miss L.S.P 10/27/12
It definitely is!
 Emma  10/27/12
Wow, that's so cool! Macaroni and toast is plenty to know for now. Especially since you have so many relatives who are good at cooking, they can teach you later on!
 Emma  10/27/12
You should draw the one with the octopus and the orchids!
Miss L.S.P 10/27/12
Hmm...maybe I will! Next week's strip doesn't allow for a hat, but maybe the one after ;)
 Emma  10/27/12
I know, isn't it amazing?! I love it!
 Emma  10/27/12
 
My mom is Italian, so cooking was always a pretty big thing in my house. She made sure that I wouldn't ever be ashamed of the food that came out of my kitchen.

Wearing clothing or accessories that aren't exactly mainstream doesn't require as much confidence as you would think - speaking as one who wears a lot of steampunk and makes fantasy costumes. It's more about deciding that you don't care what other people have to say about how you're dressed. The right combination of clothing boosts your confidence rather than being boosted by your confidence.
Marikalay 10/27/12
Yeah. If you like something like a hat, or shirt that may be different and you really want it... go ahead! Don't be afraid of your new style! (^^)
Miss L.S.P 10/27/12
Good ideas!
 Emma  10/27/12
My mom is ALSO Italian! However, she doesn't really like to cook too much, so we don't have big Italian dinners like she did as a kid. Someday I want to learn lots of the family recipes...

That's amazing you wear steampunk clothes! That's very nice advice...I think my favorite singer, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, would definitely agree with it!
 Emma  10/27/12
I've loved steampunk since the first time I saw it anywhere and it has a tendancy to flavor everything I wear. Some of the pieces - especially the ones with a victorian cut - I even make myself so that they match my style better.

I haven't in a while though, as my tudor gown is taking quite a bit of time.
Marikalay 10/28/12
I loveeee Victorian-inspired clothes, I think there's something so great about some of the dresses and things from that era!
 Emma  10/29/12
They do have some truly lovely things and really flattering cuts. I have a pattern for a victorian inspired jacket that I'm dying to make (as soon as I can afford the fabric for it!) I'm also intrigued by the idea of wearing a bustle.
Marikalay 10/30/12
Ooh, that sounds amazing! Bustles seem like they would be uncomfortable though...I don't know!
 Emma  11/1/12
I thought that about corsets for the longest time until I wore my first one. It turned out to be one of the most comfortable things I had ever worn.

A bustle, on the other hand, is nowhere near as complicated as a corset. It appears to be not much more than a fancy additional bit of fabric. Nothing at all to worry about.
Marikalay 11/2/12
I am NOT Italian. i am however mostly Scotch-Irish mix with some other lines tossed in. we're not fancy about cooking, just tasty enough and filling, comfort soul food like.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/29/12
Nothing wrong with that.
marikalay 10/29/12
Comfort food is just fine! And for Italians, that's exactly what Italian food is as well...nothing stuck-up!
 Emma  10/29/12
 
If you want to live, never have me cook for you.....

Missy 10/26/12
Ha ha! I'm pretty good at cooking some things, I just make a mess...
 Emma  10/27/12
Yes,well I destroy the food and the kitchen!
Missy 10/28/12
Oh no! That's too bad!
 Emma  10/29/12
.....maybe (if i lived near you) i should teach you how to cook.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/30/12
Ha ha!
 Emma  11/1/12
 
This reminds me of my brother trying to cook, He once burned soup.
CrazyChick 10/26/12
Now how do you come to do that?
Miss L.S.P 10/26/12
I think if you leave it cooking for too long, you can easily burn it...I'm not really sure...
 Emma  10/26/12
I'm not sure how he did it, At least he remembered to take the soup out of the can.
CrazyChick 10/26/12
True!
 Emma  10/27/12
(reads this thread) (just shakes head in disbelief)
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/29/12
Well, things like that happen! No need to shake your head! Although, it IS kind of extreme to burn soup...
 Emma  10/29/12
yeah... but I can kind of imagine burning soup...
Miss L.S.P 10/30/12
I CAN'T imagine burning soup.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/30/12
Oh gosh! My mother doesn't always like to cook, so sometimes she has incidents like that...to be fair, though, she has more important things on her mind!
 Emma  10/26/12
 
I dunno... I think Emily14 is right... Chapel not the best in the kitchen... But it's good that she's trying!
Miss L.S.P 10/26/12
Yeah! You can't get better unless you try!
 Emma  10/26/12
BTW... I think you'd look awesome in that hat!
Miss L.S.P 10/26/12
Oh, really? Hmm....
 Emma  10/26/12
 
I use to be like that before I take a class, and followed instructions a bit more strictly (tsp and tbsp and two Very different measurements lol)
evilriziwz 10/26/12
PS. A really cool (SUPERVISED) science project is to microwave a glass cup of tap water for x number of times, and then put a fork into the water. Be extremely careful though, as the cup Will explode.
evilriziwz 10/26/12
Hmm, maybe I should try it! Sounds fun!
 Emma  10/26/12
Oh, you took a cooking class? That sounds really cool! My dad likes to cook, so I always sort of knew things like the different-measurements concept with tsp and tbsp ;)
 Emma  10/26/12
 
Haha, that reminds me of my sister in the kitchen. She's a great baker or cook when she knows what she's doing, but she seems to always make a huge mess while doing it.

I'm not sure if this is an entirely correct hunch but... seems to me Chapel's not the greatest to person to put in the kitchen? I'm remembering the whole dishes incident here...
Emily14 10/26/12
I'm pretty good at cooking too, but I CAN make a mess sometimes. Usually, I try to con one of my family members into cleaning up if I cooked!

Well, if you recall, Chapel wasn't the one who made the previous kitchen mess, just the one who was saddled with cleaning it. But yeah, I'd say she's not necessarily the best in the kitchen...
 Emma  10/26/12
 
This... is my kitchen.
Riv 10/26/12
Ha ha! Ours can get pretty messy too, but not due to one event, just due to an accumulation of unclean dishes...
 Emma  10/26/12
 
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