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To Be Kind by VanHeist To Be Kind by VanHeist
a note about this comic: I drew this before Valentine's Day, but for one reason or another never finished coloring it or expanding upon what happens. Regardless, i think it works decently as it is and i thought i'd share it.

This one's a little different tone for "Bomango" so i'm not sure how it'll go over. I've personally felt the same way as Andy lots of times, but it wasn't until I became an adult that I really felt regret over being an ass to people by omission of action or compassion. Good intentions have a way of feeling less "good" when you don't actually put yourself on the line, even if it's nothing really world-shattering.

It's weird how these sorts of things feel more life-or-death when in school. Andy might be a good kid, but he's still wired to worry about what people think, and visibly reaching out to someone who's the school whipping post might be noble, but for some reason it's really hard to do.

Of course, Didi sees no such distinctions, so the solution is simple to her. (And anyway, Andy's friendship with Gogo should really have worn away his "worrying what people think" stigma by now, don't you think?)

so yeah...kind of unfinished, kind of different, but there it is.

thanks for watching :)
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Kleptoid Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
i did that once... and failed... i still have regrets to this day about it
Whiteshadow943 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is great, and I just found this out for myself this year. I was afraid of people making fun of me for spending time with some unpopular girls, but I knew what was right, and I ended up making some new friends. I don't think people deserve nasty behavior, and what could possible be wrong about befriending someone, you don't have to go into a relationship you don't want, but you should be willing to lend a hand to others, as you would much love to recieve friendship so would others.
Lapulta Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Didi suddenly became the most beautiful person in the world...
fatmatt1220 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Continue this arc please sir.  I really want to see what would happen if Andy really did reach out to this girl:  would she become his friend would she think it's some kind of cruel joke, or will the other kids make fun of both of them for trying to be buds?  Who's to say?  You are Van.  You are.  
TheChickKnownAsPanda Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
derpalicious39 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
That stuffed animal in the last panel :O
TheChickKnownAsPanda Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's Totoro!
derpalicious39 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
C: squee its so cute Cx
TheChickKnownAsPanda Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
footlongpixie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013

uuuuuurgh!!! your lineart!!!! it's beautiful and i'm mad at you for that!!! >.<

but on another note, i'm really glad you brought up this subject, especially with didi (she has a knack to cut to the chase).

thnx for this awesome comic, you just made my day :)

(luvin those mini-cheerleader didis! ^_^)

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