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Just Perfect Blossom 56 by PPGcomic
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There really isn't a moral to this episode but I guess if there was, it would center on Berserk telling Blossom to bite her tongue. That was literally the only time in this episode anybody actually tried to help Blossom deal with her pain.

Instead her sisters tried to marginalize it, the Professor was oblivious to it and the Townspeople couldn't care less. Is her pain justified? No, but that doesn't mean its not real. And telling people who feel this way that its not justified for them to feel this way only adds humiliation onto their pain. You could even see it in the comments, all people could think of to say was that the reason she felt so bad wasn't a good reason.

It doesn't matter if the reason they feel bad is a good reason. The is point is they feel bad and if you want to help then the first step is acknowledging that their pain is real. The second step is to try to help alleviate the pain, like what Berserk did. The worse thing to do is to humiliate them for feeling that way, which is usually what the well meaning do with their words. And even huggers often do. And if you don't really want to help, than at least don't make it worse. They need empathy not platitudes and not even sympathy. But empathy.

As for why Blossom feels so bad. Well I suppose she is pretty much a typical case of a driven person who from the outside looks extremely successful. The thing is that driven successful people set very high standards for themselves. Thats what makes them so driven and successful. They not only don't settle, they can't. As such they can often reach what everyone else calls success but still feel like horrible failures themselves. People make fun of a mid-life crises, but its often a mid-life crisis that leads these people do drugs, alcohol and suicide.

A simplified example would be say a woman named Lucy as a child decided she wanted to be an astronaut. That was her dream and her goal in life. So as she grew up she devoted every moment of her life to it. Entered the air force, gained ranks, became a quintruple ace pilot, entered the astronaut training program. But was injured in a tragic training accident due to a mechanical failure which ruined her chances of becoming an astronaut. Being a driven person she threw herself into lawschool, graduated, became a top lawyer, entered politics and by her fortieth birthday was multi-millionaire senator and world renown. Now with no where left to go she takes the first moment to reflect on her life's successes. But all she sees is her childhood dream to become an astronaut shattered and everything else a poor substitute. To her, her life is a failure. Thus her mid-life crisis likely ending with illicit sex and drugs and possibly a bottle of sleeping pills taken with some hard alcohol.

And there won't be an ounce of empathy from a single person in the world as they scoff at her throwing away her success like that.

So moral of the story? Try to be a little nicer, a little less judgmental and a lot more understanding of other people's pain. 

And this is the end of the episode. Next I'll turn it into a youtube video, then finish the last ten or so pages of my redraw of A Day is Doom then time for the episode "The Powerpunk Girls" which will be next out of demand for the Oppressor's reintroduction.

The next episode is unique in that its a light episode. Once the beginning is past it'll be pretty much just fun and laughs. Or should be.
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Just Perfect Blossom 55 by PPGcomic
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This was supposed to be a really fast page. Fast enough to let me upload two pages but alas technical difficulties ruined the day.

1. Originally I had planned to have a 'symbolism is meaningless" theme tied into the episode with Blossom believing strongly that the key to defeating Berserk and The Perfect Puff lied in symbolism. First she would have tried not fighting, to symbolically "Accept" both sides of herself. When that failed she would have decided that then both sides must be 'wrong' thus she must defeat them. Then after defeating them she would basically continue on as before with him Chuckling "Foolish Mortals. Symbolic change is just an empty promise." But I could never get it to work.

5-6. Now here is where the first technical difficulty came into play. This discussion was supposed to have two extra panels but somehow I failed to draw them. Thus forcing me to redo the dialogue to fit into fewer panels thus making it seem a but contrived. Sorry.

8-9. I feel like I should have a nudity warning.

12. This panel was originally full of vehicles, yellow lines, white cement dividers, people and much more. But after coloring the whole thing I decided on whim to try a furblur plugin thinging maybe that would make the grass look like grass. Instead it froze paint.net. So when redoing it, I didn't.
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Just Perfect Blossom 54 by PPGcomic
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1. Spasming from pressure point attack.

2. Thinking.

4. Whats that behind her back?

5. Considering.

6. Oh Blossom froze part of the sky and put it behind her back then threw it at Whitey.

7. You know every puff that died in the series died from destabilizing. The Rowdyruff Boys and Bunny all died from destabilizing.

8-9. Deja u.

10. Boom. I felt that powdery sugar was just too similar to spice so I had sugar crystals instead. So sue me.

12. Making excuses so she doesn't feel bad. Kind of wierd the way humans are both engrained to feel guilty but also to do everything they can, including emotional cheating, to not feel guilty.
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Just Perfect Blossom 53 by PPGcomic
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1. Starting to have a little fun.

2. But Berserk ruined it.

3-8. So she ruins Berserk. 

9. Snake fist/punch/snake style. Whatnot.

11-12. Berserk proving she can seriously annoy anyone. By now The Perfect Powerpuff is feeling lots of hatred. 
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Just Perfect Blossom 52 by PPGcomic
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This page took eleven hours and 30 minutes to complete and I still feel like I forgot something...

3. This would probably be the very first time I used their super breath I think.

5-7. I think this turned out pretty well.

10-11. And thats why the Scots don't wear underwear with their kilts.
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In the next episode after 'N'th Annual (Wasn't supposed to be the next episode but due to popular request I'm moving the next Powerpunk Girls episode closer) Robin gets a mention. Now for reasons that are my own I'm going to put my interpretation of Robin's fate here. By the way, I find 'superfriends' to be the darkest episode in the series. Even darker then 'Speed Demon'.

I think she committed suicide. Thats just statistics speaking and the fact she never even cameoed again after that as far as I've seen.

Anyway so you know what I mean by statistics, Robin had problems. Her parents resented her because her birth was unintentioned, she was an accident, and they left her alone and ignored her except to buy her toys just to keep her occupied and out of their hair. But she found a new source of affection and friendship in the Powerpuff Girls but they constantly had to abandon her to fight crime. Miserable and resentful she turned to the emotions of anger and frustration and was easily coerced by Princess into shoplifting. This is a very realistic scenerio, but she was stopped by the Powerpuff Girls who told her she was wrong for it and took her back home. The episode end on a high note, them playing and the Professor keeping the Mayor from calling them away on a petty errand. But the truth is nothing changed.

When children in Robin's situation start acting out, doing things like committing petty crimes. Usually people just assume its attention seeking behavior, sometimes it is, but not usually. Usually its part of a pattern of self-destructive behavior.  And in Robin's case I am certain it is.

You see people and especially children in a Situation like Robin's experience, I'm not a doctor so I won't say depression, but they feel misery. Great misery, and its not something that can be shrugged off or 'manned up' against. Misery is pain. Literal pain. If you touch a hot burner you will instinctively try to take your hand away. Pain is your body's way of telling you "something is wrong with that part of your body! Do something!"

And thats exactly what misery is, except in misery's case its more like your hand is stuck on a hot burner. You scram, you pull you cry you do everything you can to escape. You can just grin and bear it. You can but thats too much to expect of somebody. Only an exceptional person can.

And just like if your hand was stuck on a burner you would be desperate for anything to alleviate that pain, when you are in that great a state of misery, your brain is desperate for anything to alleviate the misery. And thats why they begin self-destructive behavior patterns. And to be honest, misery hurts worse then a burning pain. Thats why children and adults who are that miserable will cut and burn themselves, anything to distract from their misery.

Robin latched onto Princess to distract herself from her misery and was then pushed into shoplifting. If she had succeeded it would not have been long until she became literally addicted to crime. Because the thrill, the fear, the act, is a great distraction from misery. Crime is addictive, even children who aren't in bad homes who are pressured into committing crimes can get addicted.

But thankfully (or not) Robin was stopped by the Powerpuff Girls and taken home. She is certain now to feel guilty over feeling so unhappy. After all the Powerpuff Girls are right, they have a job to do and her own frustration and unhappiness is not an excuse to go out and commit crimes. At this point the guilt, statistically speaking, coupled with the misery will drive her into increasingly self-destructive behavior but this time centered only on herself. Every act will only make her feel guilty for having committed that act in the first place.

And unless she gets outside help it is almost certain to result in her committing suicide.

And unfortunately I don't see her parents helping her or her Friends the Powerpuff Girls helping her. The only possibility is that either Ms. Keane or more likely the Professor will try to get her help. But I have one other nagging suspicion.

I don't think her parents will allow it. Just because they don't care enough about her to spend time with her, show her affection, or anything doesn't mean they aren't possessive. I suspect they are the kind of people that obsess over appearances. And I suspect that people concerned over Robin's emotional state is why they moved in the first place.

So in my opinion I think the two most likely possibilities are either

1. Robin committed suicide. It wouldn't be hard, especially at such a young age. Overdosing on sleep aid, cutting herself in the bathtub, finding a gun. The only thing is that with that kind of mental state she will want to find a way to die that will be private and unburdensome. But thankfully for her at that age its a lot easier to die to most typical methods of suicide. Children bleed out faster and take far fewer pills to overdose for example.

2. The Professor or Ms. Keane or maybe both tried to get Robin help so her parents moved away again with her. Then she committed suicide.

3. A distant third but more positive is the the Professor and/or Ms. Keane successfully got her help. And she got moved to a foster home when her parents proved uncooperative.


I also looked to see if the green apple has any symbolism. It doesn't, at all. I mean absolutely nothing. Red apples yes, green apples no.  Though the fruit of the Mancheel tree is called the 'green apple of death' since its poisonous and looks like a green apple. There was an opera with someone using that tree to commit suicide. There is no connection at all so I am absolutely certain that the green apple is just placed there randomly to give Robin some visual distinction. But I read the opera to make sure so I'll give you the relevant synopsis anyway.

A south American (I think) queen falls in love with a man, this man loves someone else who is pledged to marry someone else. The Queen saves the man she loves from the man the woman he loves has promised to marry. The man she loves then gives her and another to the woman he loves as slaves. But the queen is rescued by her people and kills everyone except the man she loves and the women he loves (the latter escaped.) She saves the man she loves by declaring him her husband but when she sees the man she loves will never love her she lets him and his love return to Europe. And she goes to sleep under the Mancheen Tree (Green Apple tree of death) and commits suicide by allowing its poisonous fumes to kill her.

Obviously this is a typical Romantic tragedy so irrelevant.

So yeah green apple on shirt, symbolic of nothing.

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:iconkingofthedragons1:
KingofTheDragons1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
I have an comic idea for you.
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KingofTheDragons1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
can you make your comic had more 4th wall breaking?
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PPGcomic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Nope. They break the 4th wall at the very end during hearts and stars and usually only then.
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KingofTheDragons1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
can you at least have rrb breaking 4th walls?
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teacupballerina Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Forgive me for only just realizing that you're one of the few PPG fans who not only actually watched the show but clearly has a talent for keeping in-character. Reading your comics is like going through PPG storyboards what with the accuracy of the pacing and dialogue.

You've also got me shipping Rowdyruff/Powerpunk and I don't care for either group to begin with, which is a first. Somehow you even took the Rowdyruff boys and plausibly made them heroes without having them fall in love, a feat I've yet to see anyone but you accomplish.

I've been reading Just Perfect Blossom and it's obvious you really look into the characters to bring out their complexity without compromising your faithfulness to the spirit of the series. You're also funny as hell, I've cracked up more than a few times going through your gallery. 

Can't wait to see what you do next! 
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PPGcomic Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thank you. :)  I am truly flattered. :)
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catycatkin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer

drew this fan cover for you! happy late birthday!
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PPGcomic Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Thanks! Thats very sweet of you. :) Sorry I haven't been busy this past week with updates. My Birthday hit and that saps my time away.
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catycatkin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Glad you like it!
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catycatkin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
What do you think of this: catycatkin.deviantart.com/art/…

I'm guessing for a long reply, based on past experiences
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