So this scene was like a punch to the heart.
It was Gabriel’s phrasing that really got me. That “you’ve had enough…for the day” phrasing is usually used for things that are treats. Like candy, video games, watching movies, etc. But emotions being rationed? It’s like, I knew this wasn’t a healthy family relationship before, but if I needed any further proof we’re definitely hitting emotional abuse/neglect territory here.
And Adrien’s expression in the scene?
Punch. To. The. Heart.
I’m thinking of making other commentary and short comics for more episodes. I have at least one more for Jackady/Simonsays that I’m working on. That one’s actually funny.
Originally I was going to have just nondescript mostly faceless characters and then I was like: Marinette likes video games and Child!Nino stuffing his face with sweets? Why the Hell not? Also nondescript Nino parent since we haven’t actually meet them yet unless they’ve been in a background scene somewhere.
[Also @thelastpilot has suspiciously good timing. I drew this a couple weeks ago, but only decided to upload it today. Why yes, that is a turtle shell on Child!Nino’s shirt. Why do you ask?]