Vote over at TWC and you can see Terry discuss an absolutely impractical vehicle choice for Charlene
First, a disclaimer! Terry and Eileen aren't lesbians, they're just very midwestern. Trust me on this, half the women in my neighborhood spend summer in basketball shorts and sports jerseys. Everyone, male or female, just kind of dresses like they're about to teach gym class to middle school kids. We're just not a very fashionable bunch in working class areas, which I find very charming. It also means that my low effort style makes me the best dressed at Target on many occasions, and what a power trip that is.
A different disclaimer! I've never been to Detroit! I know people who are FROM Detroit, and I live in an area that has much the same factories/manufacturing/city sprawl vibe, so I'm going with what I know here. If they don't feel like they're from Detroit, that's my excuse. But I've never met a sports fan who isn't obsessed with whatever team is closest to your hometown, so there's that! Terry also supports the Detroit Red Wings hockey team, and this is the best I can do for an off brand logo for them without outright stealing it and getting into copyright hell.
And yet a third disclaimer, Saints fans are VERY enthusiastic. The Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts in 2010 at the Super Bowl and I remember it being quite a big deal. I half-heartedly rooted for Indiana, but I honestly didn't know that Indiana had a football team (let alone a basketball team) until I was out of high school because I live near Chicago and no one here cares about the Colts. It's da Bears 100%. Anyway, the Saints' slogan is "Who dat?", which can also be used as a noun to describe a Saints fan. The whole chant is "Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?" My cousin and her husband are big fans, and I understand nothing about football.
I forgot to have Charlene introduce herself here, but just breeze past that and assume she was so overcome by Midwestern enthusiasm that she forgot like I did.
I haven't forgotten about my idea for a contest yet! It got a bit waylaid because my life is chaos and I'm trying to get a million things done this month it seems, but we'll come back to it one day! In the meantime, there's new merch up at the Hivemill store. I added some new prints and tshirts finally, so if you like my comic and would like to support me, please go see if there's something you like! The shirts are American Apparel, so size up if you're not sure what size to get.
I made a TikTok? I haven't been using it really, but China already knows my whole life at this point anyway.
HTBAW Fandom Wiki is up and running! Thanks to Myk Streja for tons of help with moderation efforts and everyone else who's done a ton of work on adding information and filling out the Wiki. I know nothing about how this stuff works and I'm too old to learn :D.
Feel free to check out my goofy Amazon store if you're so inclined (this is an ad, as I get a tiny commission if you do buy something), or I have some merch up on Society6 if you're looking for my old store link! Thanks to everyone who's come out to support me through Ko-fi and Patreon!