About the page...
Sometimes it's more comfortable to live with the labels we are given. That is not necessarily a good thing. Removing a label can cause quite a bit of pain, as one can no longer hide behind it or use the label as excuse for bad behaviour.
Here we see Pete removing Thaddeus' metaphorical label. It looks pretty painful to me.
The story thus far...
Grace and Simon, two teenage tearaways, have discovered a passage to Reality in the basement of The tré (a tiny theatre in their miniscule town of Otterstow). Unfortunately, they have accidentally trapped themselves and cannot return, although they do not seem to be in any hurry to do so.
Ignatius (the mayor of Otterstow) suspects this is the case and has enlisted the aid of the parents; Slide, Sandra, Pete and Gina. None of the adults have figured out how to open the passage, which seems to involve a mysterious box that they cannot open.
What's going on right now:
The parents (except for Gina, who is watching the portal in the basement of The tré by herself) are taking a break from their investigation. They are joined by Linda and Geoff as they sit on the balcony of Nora (Ignatius' home) and enjoy the clear night. They are coming to the conclusion that one need not live up to the labels one wears from others.
Drawing completed - 12 MAY 2011
"So, as we have concluded, followin' one's archetypal iconography ain't our full-time job, as such, then, is it?" asked Pete.
Everyone concurred with Pete's general premise.
"So our mutual friend Tad, even though 'e's a Badger, can be mild-mannered an' even-tempered?" asked Pete.
"If he so desires," Ignatius answered.
"Oh, good. I'm sure 'e'll be pleased to hear that. I'll tell 'im tomorrow," Pete announced.