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This is the beginning of a series that will be the last of Season Three of The Chapel Chronicles! Season Four will start afterwards, but you can be sure Season Three will go out with a bang!

Here, I wanted to use a play on words of the title “Buried in Paperwork” as a visual metaphor. The accumulation of failed designs is a good way of showing the passage of time, and also just how hard Chapel’s working on her design. Since this contest means the world to her, she’s being careful about only picking the perfect outfit design!

Originally, I had a different strip that was supposed to go up this week instead of this one. However, I decided that the art wasn’t where I wanted it to be and the strip itself was adding little to my overall storyline. Since I had drawn this one a week ahead, I adjusted the story to make it stronger! In art and writing, you frequently have to reshuffle pages and not be afraid to edit things (however painful it might be) to get them into their best shape. Sometimes it can be hard to admit that your first instinct or idea wasn’t working like you thought it would, but once you realize that, your new work will become even better.

Also, yesterday was Thanksgiving, and I wanted to let you all know that Chapel’s readership was one of the things that I am very thankful for! Without all of you, I wouldn’t get to spend my time drawing fantastic comics every week. Thank you!
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Oh, Chapel. I think if I tried to draw an outfit for Lady Gaga, I'd be in SERIOUS pain just thinking about those 18" heels. Is that even possible to wear?
ilovepie81 2/27/13
Oop, I forgot. Emma, do you wear high heels? I don't really . . . yet.
ilovepie81 2/27/13
No, I don't! I'll probably learn how to wear them someday because I'm very short, but for now, my horrible balance prevents it.
 Emma  3/8/13
I'm not sure...but not every one of Gaga's outfits needs to include them!
 Emma  3/8/13
 
How long did this take her exactly??
Ginny Weasley fan 12/6/12
It's meant to be open-ended, and also imply that it took a LONG time...
 Emma  3/8/13
 
RRRRG... MUST... RESIST... URGE... TO... LOOK... AT... NEXT... ONE...
Sorry. I save new Chapel strips for after school, which creates suspense so it feels even better. I usually need the extra "better" on Fridays.
Clockwork Wombat 11/30/12
Aw, that's SO sweet! I love to hear that Chapel is a reward for you...and I understand the feeling all too well!
 Emma  3/8/13
 
Oh gosh, I know how that feels-- especially with contests. Usually my steps for entering a contest are: 1-- Resolve to get my entry finished way before the deadline. 2-- Realize I'm halfway to the deadline and panic. 3-- Remember that I've still got days and days to work on it. 4-- Suddenly think about it the day before the deadline and finish what I haven't even started. And sometimes 5-- Miss the deadline completely. That's about how I roll when it comes to contests, haha.
Emily14 11/27/12
Ha ha! That's what I do, too!
 Emma  3/8/13
 
I read every one of these before school.
Fox 11/26/12
Wow, that takes some crazy dedication! I hope you keep reading the comics and commenting -- a new strip is published every Friday, so hopefully Chapel will keep entertaining you!!
 Emma  11/27/12
Ohhh.... I SO wish I could read these before school but I have to wake up at 6 AM and get on the bus if I want to make it to school before it's actually started.
Ginny Weasley fan 12/6/12
 
Ha Ha! Nice, I like it! At first i thought Cahpel was wearing a swimssuit but that would be weird. Then i realized it was just her dress and the way she was sitting. LOL :)
coco 11/25/12
HA HA! Now that you mention it I can see how you might think that! No, there wouldn't be an excuse for her to wear her swimsuit out of the water...unless it's some sort of avant-garde performance art? I wouldn't put it past her!
 Emma  11/27/12
 
O. M. G. Lady Gaga MUST at some point wear, like, one of those dresses printed like the TARDIS with the 4th Doctor's scarf on top. NERDINESS WILL BE ADMIRED!!!!
Clockwork Wombat 11/25/12
That would be very cool! I'm not sure if Lady Gaga is into Doctor Who, but we can always hope :)
 Emma  11/25/12
OOH!!! And if she is, she could write a song about it that I would OBSESSIVELY LISTEN TO ALL DAY. I might actually do that.
Clockwork Wombat 11/25/12
That WOULD in fact be a good song...
 Emma  11/27/12
 
OMG!! This is hilarious! I do the same thing but at school! Like everyone in the class is getting covered with old math pages a doodles! But unfortunately for them they have just gotten used to my weirdness! 😜
Olivia 11/24/12
That's good they've gotten used to it!! And that sometimes happens to me in class, too. Or when I'm drawing Chapel comics -- my desk is always inundated with papers!
 Emma  11/25/12
Me too! I go through my desk at school about once a week and there's usually about 4 tons of paper in there.
Clockwork Wombat 11/26/12
Ha ha! I clean my desk every afternoon after my classes are done, but it can still overflow sometimes...
 Emma  11/27/12
I have a pretty short attention span so I randomly start doodling on my papers in class, but it's forbidden (strictly) and I use up almost all of my erasers getting it off.
Ginny Weasley fan 12/6/12
My teachers are big on desk organization. I mean ALL of them. if you draw on the desk in French class you spend lunch cleaning it. But there are, well, only about several hundred drawings in my binder :)
Ginny Weasley fan 12/6/12
 
Yay chapel season 4!!!! I heard about this site in kiki magazine and i'm super happy that i looked it up!
Emme 11/24/12
I'm glad you looked it up, too! Do you enjoy the comics so far?
 Emma  11/25/12
I heard about it in Kiki too. Why didn't they mention the Cardcaptor Sakura strip?

P.S. have you watched Tokyo mew mew yet?

P.p.s. I will keep bugging you to watch it until you do!
dawnflower8 11/25/12
I've watched Tokyo mew mew I liked it have you watched 'Sword art online' I LOVED it.
CrazyChick 11/25/12
If you liked Tokyo mew mew, try out Precure anime as well.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 11/26/12
I love precure, especially yes precure 5
dawnflower8 11/26/12
I'll have to look up precure
CrazyChick 11/27/12
It is very similar to Tokyo Mew Mew.

Although I normally like Japanese anime, watch the dub of Futiri wa Pretty Cure. The original Japanese version is stupid and boring.
dawnflower8 11/27/12
.... (this is me giving Miss Emma a look of incredulity) really now?

I find the orginal (with Subtitles as i am slowing learning Japanese) much better and i hear what they really do mean to say. you will not believe how many of we first generation of fans learned Japanese because they loved the shows so much.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 11/28/12
This wasn't me -- dawnflower8 commented under my name, I believe by accident. I've fixed it back to their name now, so no worries!
 Emma  11/28/12
AH, ok now. i don't know how that happened. but that didn't sound like you Miss Emma. thanks for clearing that up.

BTW, i hear there is some super storms hitting near you Miss Emma, you going to be alright?
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 11/28/12
How would I have done that
dawnflower8 12/1/12
I mean seriously my name isn't even Emma it's Kaley
dawnflower8 12/1/12
So it must have been some glitch

Sorry
dawnflower8 12/1/12
Yes precure 5 is the best season. I love Nozomi
dawnflower8 12/1/12
No I have not

Precure is also good so is most other magical girl series
dawnflower8 11/26/12
Cardcaptor Sakura is only in one of the comics, so that's probably why they didn't mention it. And I appreciate that you want me to watch Tokyo Mew Mew, but I really don't have time to watch any TV at all!
 Emma  11/27/12
Aww... Still try!
dawnflower8 11/27/12
No. It is in 3. The Halloween one, the Chobits one, and this one on the poster.
dawnflower8 11/27/12
 
i hope she wins
Yarin 11/24/12
You'll have to see next week...!
 Emma  11/25/12
 
I see that you are trying out in drawing Chapel's legs in diffrent ways. 1st panel stands out the most. Keep it up my dear Emma, you're making progress at it.

Now who else besides me got themselves into a food coma yesterday?
Dr Taxil Necrobane 11/23/12
The post desert coma symtoms include dizzyness wishing you hadn't eaten so much , need to take a nap , and wishing you would have stopped eating earlier. After nap black friday shopping is encouraged to burn off the stress for the 5 pounds you have just gained
Emme 11/24/12
I went to Walmart on Thursday night with my siblings and a friend it was crazy busy we didn't wait in line for anything we just walked around my friend was disappointed when she found out that not EVERYTHING was on Black Friday sale cause it was her first time at Black Friday
CrazyChick 11/25/12
I've never done Black Friday, simply because it's so crazy, and also because my parents and I get most of our shopping done online.
 Emma  11/25/12
Ha ha! Definitely an epidemic sweeping the Thanksgiving nation...but the stores are sure happy for Black Friday traffic!
 Emma  11/25/12
I got in one but only because I ate a ton of junk food and soda.
CrazyChick 11/23/12
Ah, the wonders of junk food and soda... they taste so delicious, but they're so bad for you!
 Emma  11/23/12
(plays taps at the death of the twinkie)

You will not be forgotten!
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 11/23/12
It's a sad day for twinkies (although I never ate them)...
 Emma  11/25/12
You... Never.. Ate one?

my god, what foolishness and neglect have we inflicted on our young to not let Miss Emma eat a twinkie even ONCE in her young life!!!

this abuse cam still be corrected! I will have to hurry, i might yet find one or a close enough knock off and mail it to you Miss Emma. To live life with out eating one is crime against humanity to me!
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 11/25/12
Well, that would certainly be an interesting package to receive. I have a feeling that the twinkie will be bought by another company and so escape its nearing grave.
blaidd gwael 11/25/12
it's not the same! that and it's not a sure bet they will ever come back either. (as of this posting, it IS in it's grave)

Besides, the longer we wait, the longer it'll be Miss Emma will be with out a Twinkie.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 11/25/12
I have never tried a Twinkie either, but I am somewhat glad about that.
Clockwork Wombat 11/26/12
Me too!
 Emma  11/27/12
Very true. I personally have only ever had one, though, and can say, while it might be worth eating one twinkie just for the sake of doing it, I won't really have much to miss from the hostess company.
blaidd gwael 11/26/12
Most likely...it's too ubiquitous of a product to go into extinction.
 Emma  11/27/12
I don't really want to eat a twinkie...It's not super good for you, and I'd rather spend my sugar quotient on something I like better -- like dark chocolate!
 Emma  11/27/12
Dark Chocolate! Yes. What percent do you like best? 60, 75, 82 and 90 seem to be the common ones that I see, although 90 is not all that common being too bitter for most people. I had a 93% dark chocolate bar of really good chocolate once that was fantastic, but I tend to prefer 70-80% bars
blaidd gwael 11/27/12
i like white chocolate the best
dawnflower8(hopefully posting with the correct name) 12/7/12
That would be an awesome package to receive in the mail
CrazyChick 11/27/12
Well there are some places that make their own twinkies... I've had both they're equally delicious, but whatever, I haven't really had a real one until this year anyway
Miss L.S.P 11/27/12
Yeah and I almost never drink soda so I had super bad stomach ache
CrazyChick 11/24/12
Thank you! I like to throw in different poses sometimes :)

I only ate my normal amount -- we don't have a tradition of eating a lot of Thanksgiving dinner in our family.
 Emma  11/23/12
 
Wow. at least she got her perfect drawing... I hope it's all worth that paper and mess in the end...
11/23/12
SHE definitely thinks it's worth it, but we'll have to see what the result of the contest is to know for sure if her hard work will pay off!
 Emma  11/23/12
Forgot to put my name... Sort
Miss L.S.P 11/24/12
Urg, I mean sorry
Miss L.S.P 11/24/12
Ah, it's totally fine!!! I was wondering where you were this week, but it turns out you did comment!
 Emma  11/25/12
 
If I were Chapel in the last panel, I would really dread having to clean my room.
Ginny Weasley fan 11/23/12
ME TOO! Imagine the size of the recycling bins you'd need -- you would have to basically cart in Dumpsters!
 Emma  11/23/12
i only recycle scrap metal that i take to a scrap yard to get cash for. all the rest i can't get anything out of it.
Dr Taxil Necrobane 11/23/12
It's really useful to recycle things even if not for the monetary aspect -- it's good for the environment! Throwing away paper fills up landfills, so you should recycle it if you can. :)
 Emma  11/23/12
where i am at, if the trash isn't secured and dumped soon, the racoons, 'possums, and worse will get into it. i wouldn't mind turning the food scraps into compost, but the scavengers will get into it. the last thing i want is vultures and black bears in my back yard.

As for paper, you won't believe what squirls and chipmunks will do to get them. i guess they use them to line their nests.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 11/23/12
We have scavengers like those in our yard, but it's quite easy to secure the bins so that the recycling stays safe. A few clamps will do the trick!
 Emma  11/27/12
the squirls here can and do chew thought even the thickest plastic cans to get to the trash. They don't make metel cans much these days big enough to carry as much as i want. go figure.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 11/27/12
 
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