This strip is inspired by the trip I took to Hawaii over Christmas! I’d never been swimming in the ocean before, AND I’d never snorkeled before – but my dad got the bright idea to make me go snorkeling in the ocean. I was understandably pretty scared and I couldn’t go more than a foot or two out at first, but my dad started getting pretty upset at how “wimpy” I was being! After I gave him a stern talking-to he let up, but I still felt the need to prove to him that I could snorkel JUST FINE…so then I snorkeled maybe 10 or 15 feet out and I was doing just fine until I had a massive panic attack and zoomed back to the shore as if my swimsuit was on fire.
Anyway, after the incident I calmly lectured my dad on his unrealistic expectations regarding my snorkeling ability. I have not snorkeled since then and instead I made a comic about it. But I do want to snorkel again sometime, because I love swimming!
Have you guys ever been snorkeling or scuba diving? What were your experiences? And also, has there ever been a time when your parents had unrealistic expectations for you? Let me know!
I was also scared at first to go into the cove, but then I was fine once we put on provided life vests.
Also, I haven't been on here in a couple weeks, and I LOVE the updates you did to the website.
Check out this fantastic interview Comic Book Resources did with Emma.
ALSO one of my fave strips EVAR! Love it it's so CUTEEEEE especially the last panel
If I seen hyper to you it's because today is Reaping Day and I'm seeing THG in less than two hours so I'm DYYYYYIIIINNNGGGG
But still, OotP was just...it was...there was just...IT WAS WROOONG.
If i went into a list you would be reading all day, so I'll spare you that horror ;D
oh, and no, i have not scuba in my life. ^^;;;
At times i hate the cold. it makes my old joints and scars ache. But on the other hand, it doesn't really affect me other wise as much. maybe i have anti-freeze in my veins.
I love the clownfish, haha!
I hope I can go to Hawaii too sometime! It sounds awesome!
(I love the color of the water, and Chapel's bathing suit! Oh, and the little fish!) Great Job, Emma! XD
We went snorkelling as well, but it was easier to breathe during the SNUBA diving and we saw FAR more marine life.
Well when the sailors got off the boat they did exactly what you'd expect a group of sailors to do! They got drunk! And while they were drinking, water got into the crack of the boat and soaked the cargo. It wasn't much water, so this wouldn't have mattered, except... We all know what happens to rice when it gets wet. It expands!
When the sailors got back to the ship in the morning it was half under water. The rice had expanded so much, that it cracked the hull to the point where it couldn't float any more! Oops.
Some years later the British navy decided that the shipwreck was a hazard to anyone trying to use the pier and they blew it up!
You can still see big pieces of the boat, but it's mostly fragments of the frame and hull. Coral is growing all over it and fish have moved in since, so it's really neat. You just have to be careful of the sharp edges!