“There’s a very fine line between pleasure and pain. They are two sides of the same coin, one not existing without the other.” — E. L. James

Ever since I started this strip, there have been numerous strips I’ve sketched out, inked and even managed to get partially colored that I have discarded. One perfect example was the one I’m supposed to post last Friday. I had it laid out, digitally inked and word-ballooned. As I was starting on the colors for the final panel, for some reason it didn’t felt right. I don’t know if I was forcing the punchline, or if the situation isn’t right for the gag in the end, etc. it just wasn’t at par with what I initially had in mind. So I scrapped it.

Then came this one. This one was an idea early on, but it was just that; an idea. Like I pointed out in the previous paragraph, it did not felt right at the time. Now, though, feels more natural. Like the characters have developed more throughout the run of the strip to make this one flow right. That and I’m actually more confident with my skills in framing a panel and how I draw facial expressions of these girls.