The Kid: I was reading in this how to draw manga book...
Me: (not my best before morning coffee) mrf.
The Kid: The guy writing it, he says, well, women characters, they're all drawn beautiful, and that's not very interesting, so we'll just skip to the male characters.
Me: (lifting my head slightly) grr....
The Kid: Yeah. Plus, that's exactly opposite what Scott McCloud in Making Comics says. He says how you should draw all your characters interesting, how that's your job as a cartoonist.
Me: (thinking about how much I really like this kid): vrrrr...
The Kid: So I quit reading that stupid book.
Me: Good plan.
The Kid: Plus it's not true. If you look at Bleach, for instance, none of the female character look alike. Even if they are all beautiful. Want me to get the books?
Me: (oh please not before coffee...) urrrr--
(Too late, she has fled the kitchen, off toward her bedroom)
So those of you who are fretting that your kids will become awful as they near adolescence? Nah. They just get better and better.