Maybe you expected a live scolding from Father Quenton on this page. In which case, I'm sorry to disappoint. I'm not ready for that quite yet. Besides, knowing Emily would have to relay what she was told to other people later anyway made me worry things would get redundant real fast. So instead, I decided we'll have Emily explain her punishment at dinner time to the people she currently lives with.
But on a scale of "let off easy" to "worst thing ever", how bad is this? Does it seem to fit Father Quenton's dramatic reputation, or could it be worse?
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On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being let off easily and 10 being the worst possible outcome, this is a 7 through 10, I can't exactly pinpoint.
I just want to say that I have absolutely no idea how the alligator got into Father Quenton's bathroom.
You said you're not ready to show a live scolding from him YET. Hmm... Is that a hint that we haven't seen the last of him? That brings up all kinds of possibilities.
Halftime here at St. Hallvard High. On a scale of 1-10 the score currently stands at 5 with both Emily and Father Quentin putting in a good showing. Father Quentin seemed unprepared for the maturity and bravery of Emily at the start of the game, but you can be sure he'll be making some halftime adjustments and come out swinging in the second half.
huh, I guess I was right with some of it.
This went better than what I thought. Even if Father Quenton is a Catholic priest, he is a pratical man by what I have seen. Emily did get pregnant before graduating high school, but she did the right thing by telling the news of her pregnancy to the teachers. Even if she isn't going to be the Valedictorian, she is still going to prom, so nothing dangerous happened to her. I do agree that the way her classmates could treat her is something to worry about, but let's just wait to see.
So what I'm hearing is that Father Quentin is basically encouraging the rest of the students to mob Emily. The guy seems like a real jerk to me.
I expected a lot worse tbh. although leaving her to the mercy of her peers is probably going to be where the REAL trouble is
Honestly, all things considered I'd say it wasn't nearly as bad as could be expected. Losing Valedictorian status, considering it seems to be a pretty religious school, honestly makes sense. Not really fair, but at least something to be expected. The three weeks detention seems like a lot and a bit over reaching, but at least she wasn't suspended/expelled, so all in all not so bad. I'd have said a 10 would have been a major humiliation with the other students and having her expelled.
Now, it may go up depending on how the other students treat her and how it's dealt with. If they encourage the students to insult her/etc, I'd say it'd be much higher. But I have a small feeling there will be more to this.
If anything, all of the punishments seem more 'token' than anything. Things the school would, realistically, need to do for its reputation. Not the best reason, but at least understandable.
The reaction details are not as relevant to me as the fact that you have done an awesome job of depicting the idea that religious nutjobs feel that girls should be punished for their personal choices by people who were not and are not involved in those choices. The way you made it just blend in as a given in the scenario really does reflect the behaviour of these a**holes in real life. It is why Trump thought it was ok to say women should be punished for decisions they make about their owwn bodies and lives. Now I'm sitting here very angry about how this sort of thing works in real life, but enjoying your comic nonetheless. You could have her refuse to attend the idiotic detentions in a future strip. Keep up the great work, and best wishes for your upcoming SRS!
At first I was a bit dismayed Emily isn't doing something about this. Why would Quenton even legally be allowed to punish her for something that happened outside of school? But to be honest, I actually was expelled for something ridiculous(discrimination because of a mental illness)and fighting it would have made it worse.