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Tue, 10/28/2008 - 00:52 by Aido in response to boys are wimps
 My great love for bugs isn't much of a secret.  One of my favorite things about summer (I mean it's fall now, but this comic was actually drawn some time during August) is catching/playing with/very nicely harrassing cicadas and cicada nymphs.  DON'T LISTEN TO CONRAD, THEY ARE ADORABLE.
We completely forgot to mention -- Rich Stevens, Meredith Gran, and James Kochalka all made small cameos in the last comic.  If you have not already, you should probably check out their respective comics; they are each funnier and more talented than we are collectively.



Comment by Atara (not verified) Tue, 10/28/2008 - 05:39

Cicadas are cute, though when you see them coming out of the ground in very large groups or find shed husks, it gets a slight Biblical plague sort of thing going on.

This is very adorable. I espically like the epilogue.


Comment by Nora (not verified) Tue, 10/28/2008 - 09:15

Seriously, all I can think is you're like a slightly bigger Yotsuba. Minus some of the crazy.

...My roommate thought cicadas were locusts when she was little.

nymph shells!

Comment by meredith (not verified) Tue, 10/28/2008 - 10:25

As kids my siblings and I would look for empty nymph shells so we could play out dramatic executions/suicides/stompings without actually killing bugs. It seemed really hilarious at the time.

Haha! I seriously thought

Comment by Ananth Tue, 10/28/2008 - 17:58

Haha! I seriously thought they were alien larvae. D:

LOL, this reminds me of me!

Comment by cacodaemonia (not verified) Tue, 10/28/2008 - 11:22

LOL, this reminds me of me! Cicadas are so cute; it's nice to know that others appreciate them as well. ^_^ I found some really squishy little grubs in our garden the other day, but I'm not sure what they were. <3

I only pick them up to scare

Comment by Viga (not verified) Tue, 10/28/2008 - 18:04

I only pick them up to scare girls or throw at people. :D

Viga, That's not nice! I

Comment by Emi (not verified) Tue, 10/28/2008 - 20:33

Viga, That's not nice!

I like to pick up cicadas too, but I mostly just watch and leave them to their own devices. They walk really interestingly, like they are marching along in slow motion. They are really quite pretty, with the green and pink coloration, or the jet black shells.


Comment by Lulu (not verified) Sat, 11/29/2008 - 00:34

I've never seen cicadas or cicada nymphs before, so I looked up pictures of them...and my god they are adorable! Especially the babies, they have such big eyes.
That's another one added to my list of cute bugs!
-adds it under jumping spider-

I respectfully disagree

Comment by SaradaSensei (not verified) Tue, 06/16/2009 - 09:32

While I do think that the shells are way fun to play with (especially the way that you can re-stick them to things, like people's shirts when they're not looking), big adult cicadas are terrifying. I've been in Japan for 5 years now and I still can't get over how big these bugs are, and they FLY AT YOUR FACE!
I'm glad that a lot of people like them; it sort of balances out my disgust in a cosmic sense. (^_^)


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 02/10/2010 - 23:02

I love bugs too i have a lot of collections of live beetles hehe