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What's the deal with this Siobhán chick? Doesn't she know that scooters are totally lame? Like, sure, I guess there's the "balancing" required to ride on something with only two inline wheels, but I feel like that struggle is offset by the fact she's got goddamn handlebars to hold onto! Seriously, the only people who can't ride scooters are grandmothers riding too close to sprinkler heads. (Is that based on a true story? Who knows!)
But I can't diss scooters too much, because Siobhán is "apparently" a "lawyer" in her professional time (as well as 50% nudist from her mother's side). Anything I say could and would be used against me in a court of law (and Siobhán doesn't seem like she's above using legal booby traps to win her case), so I'm just gonna keep my mouth shut and hope she doesn't come after me. (Besides, she's got a scooter that she could use to bludgeon me with, not to mention that she seems like the type who might know how to use a shillelagh to boot!)
Also, if you're wondering why her name is Siobhán the Shirtless, instead of "Siobhán Sc00ter Girl" or something, it's because Siobhán the Shirtless is alliterative and seems more badass. And if you've got some problem with her moniker or her existence, then I suggest you go take a gander at the likes of Conan the Barbarian, He-Man, or Inosuke (from Demon Slayer). If they can go around shirtless, then so can a lawyer vaguely in her 20s who likes to ride a scooter! (Brian also proposes that her freckles and hair are so cute and cool that nobody will bother to look down, which I think means that Brian is either an idiot or a liar.)
Anyway, that's all I've got this week. Siobhán will probably be a recurring character, like Anna Log, Chase the Sn0 Bro, or Colonel Bombshell, but it's dependent upon whether Brian has time to draw multi-character comics (and has ideas for interactions I can have with another character). If you like these comics, though, you can always also read Polarnoids or Brandy de Hex: Certified Sorceress. They aren't nearly as cool as I am, but Polarnoids is getting close to having 100 issues(!), and Brandy de Hex has a witch, whom I hate.
It's not that Brandy is a bad witch, or even a bad person. She's just a nuisance, because her comic almost never comes out, yet Brian continues to act as though that's his pride and joy. Like, Dude…Maybe consider the comic you make on a weekly basis where you can draw chicks in daisy-shaped pasties and bitchin' crop-top/cargo pants combos before going on about your ridiculous comic about witches. Even if it has "continuing stories" and "full-color pages," I have only made a cameo in ONE PANEL of that blasted thing. (Fortunately, I'm still not really colored-in in that panel—since Brian coloring me would undermine the notion that my skin, hair, and clothes can be any color anybody wants—but it's still just a measly cameo!) Besides, it's a comic about frickin' witches!!! That is sure to offend all of the pearl-clutchers, who fear the corruption of the youths with magic and imagination (totally unlike a comic about a foul-mouthed skateboarder who hangs out with all manner of respectable degenerates). We really need to worry about what those people think, because they're…y'know…morons!
Now, if you'll excuse me, I've gotta go. It's trash night, and Brian can't be trusted to do that alone. His fourth-wall-breaking fictional character (that's me) will probably have to do most of the heavy lifting…(Also, what's the deal with Siobhán's shoes???)