Although it was late, I did update on Saturday, so check that page out if you haven’t already.
For some reason, Carl doesn’t like looking at shoes.
wow, she must go to the shittiest place. i’ve been to three high schools, taken band at each, and i’ve never seen people who act like that. not even in middle school did i see people who acted like that.
I’m pretty sure Olivia didn’t make your grades look bad. You did that all on your own you great big moron you.
Limzee: I don’t think that means she goes to a shitty place. My school district is fairly big on music and still I’ve heard all 3 of those comments. The 2nd panel is a fairly common attitude for kids who are forced to take music [either by the school or by their parents] to have. Whether they voice it aloud or not is another issue, but I’ve heard it in elementary, middle, and high school. I myself have gotten comments like the third panel on multiple occasions, and the fourth panel is a pretty common attitude that kids will have if they see someone liking a teacher they hate.
I guess how “nice” the school is just depends on whether the kids voice their thoughts out loud, and whether they do it while the victim is in earshot.
Good job, John! Those sneakers sounds pretty Ballin’!
Kyle, you have to show us these sneakers! They are VITAL!!!!!! I MUST SEEEEEEEEEEE
Wait, basketball video games let you change their shoes? Dear God.
@Kyle: well, by shitty i meant that the people were kind of jerks. and they’re being real jerks here, the way they’re deliberately picking on olivia, but whatever, kids always pick on other kids; i’ve just never seen kids in band act like this. but maybe i just hung/hang out with the nicer kids, i don’t know! i guess i phrased it wrong. all i meant was that these kids were behaving kind of awfully.
and how “nice” the school is depends on, in my opinion, not on how many people voice their thoughts out loud, but how many people don’t choose “victims” and bully them. and i know kids everywhere act like this, i guess it’s just the fact that they’re in band that irks me.
Yeah I get ya. Band is a bit of a weird place to see it. From my experience, the main type of jerk you could ever see in band, depending on the kids, would be an elitist, highly skilled kid like Olivia who looks down on everyone else.
To be fair, the kids who don’t like band generally DON’T voice their thoughts out loud in the band room at the very least.
New reader here! Paul Corn (the writer of Zokusho) pointed me toward Soul Symphony, and I must admit that I read the entire thing over the course of two days. I really like how you mix music (yes, I am a music nerd, although choir was my domain, not band), slice-of-life-ish character study, action, and magic. I’m really looking forward to whatever comes next!
Hey! Oh that Paul…
Thank you for reading! I’m glad to hear another fellow music nerd has enjoyed my stuff. You pretty much nailed what I’m trying to mix together on the head.
I wish I had more to offer you in the realms of choir in the story. I realized by the time of about 100 pages that my planned cast had gotten too big and that I didn’t have time to give focus on all the characters I had wanted to. The plan was to give Karen, the chorus girl seen here http://soulsymphonycomic.com/comics/the-gifted-three/ and here http://soulsymphonycomic.com/comics/two-shades-of-gray/ a whole chapter of her own and she would’ve been a main character. Unfortunately I bit off a little more than I could chew with the amount of characters: If I want to give them the character study they deserve, I’ve gotta stick to like 5.
Thanks for giving us band geeks a chance here and sticking through anyway. I try to make the music element a more broad, general look at music as a whole and not get pinpointed on the specifics of instruments. Hope you’ll like what I have in store.
I don’t exactly like that word, but I gotta love that last panel!
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