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It took a lot of discussion among friends/helpers to decide on a punchline, and even now I'm still not sure of its effectiveness.

I've had the opportunities in my studies to interview several children. They were all so bright and well-behaved and sweet like you'd never believe! In case you don't know, if you were to stroke a baby's palm with your finger, the tiny hand will grasp it tight (an evolutionary reflex). Seeing the tiny fingers hold yours firmly is so adorable it makes your heart melt.

Maybe it's because of the setting, because I can recall many occasions where I see demonic children tormenting their parents in other public places. That was partly the inspiration for this strip.

Btw, here are the other punchlines I considered.
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:icontheunstable1:
theunstable1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this punchline!
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
thank you
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:iconthinkingninja1:
Thinkingninja1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! I would have the same reaction! I would just kill the kid and pry my tie from his hands then tell his mom, "Well, the good news is that he doesn't have a medical condition!"
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
:)
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:iconpantherashadow:
PantheraShadow Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I like it!
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
ta
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:iconluckeux:
Luckeux Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was in primary school there was a kid like that as well his mother had the same set of mind as the one in your comic as well... it was quite a sad story... it needed proper medications but her mom was blind to her sons misfortune... he was a really bright kid thought. but he had a behaviour really really close to the one in your comic.
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
yet again, fact proves to be stranger than fiction
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:iconjoie:
joie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
A friend of the family had a kid like this. Once, he took all his dad's tools and dumped them in the washing machine, and started the wash.

Good times :P
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
When they make something childproof, what they really should think about is how to prevent a child from annihilating it
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:iconnewmexi:
NewMexi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfull Cartoon!!!! I sympathize with the ol doc lol.
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
:)
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:iconmenchicutlets:
MenchiCutlets Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Haha, loving this. :) I think your alternate ending no.1 would have been better in my opinion, but I'm known for having an odd sense of humor. :)
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Every comic strip artist will probably go through the same decision process at one point :)
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:icontadapockyman:
tadapockyman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
I thought of a really stupid one, but here goes:

"Are you kidding me, lady?! You should've named this kid Dennis!"
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Actually if you've been to 10 different classes full of children you'd have seen enough to realise that Dennis was small time.
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:icontadapockyman:
tadapockyman Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Yeah, I don't doubt it.
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:iconfentown:
Fentown Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
I like #2 best. You're comics are great. :)
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
ta :)
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:iconsamblob:
SamBlob Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
I vote for the post-natal abortion one. I wish they could be performed on politicians.
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
:)
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:iconfrazzled-niya:
Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eval child....
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
"I need an old priest and a young priest!"
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:iconfrazzled-niya:
Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL

"begon demon~"
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:iconfrazzled-niya:
Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmmm typos are my friend

*begone
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:iconcaptainfart:
Captainfart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
#2 in the first extra link was the best..
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
:)
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:icontsukkii:
Tsukkii Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
The worst in this is that it's true, a lot of parents just don't accept the fact that their child have problems, because they're oh-so-perfect little angels.

Anyway, hilarious strip, haha.
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
glad you like it :)
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:iconwhitenightshade:
Whitenightshade Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Whilst I'm not fond of violence against children, I'm sure in this case it could be forgiven XD

I think all the punch lines you made for this were classic, so I'm not surprised you had a tough time choosing.

"I need an old priest and a young priest" especially made me laugh!
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
now that's 5 votes for the exorcist punchline.
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:iconcrimsonnova:
CrimsonNova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me think... Good punchlines...

"I would rather treat Mad Cow Disease than this brat!"

"Have you ever prescribed him the 'beating him senseless' treatment?"

"I'm going to prescribe rat killer and bleach! 2 Cups a day."

"There is a term for children's souls born like this, DOA"

"His only hope for surviving this is a Coma."

"Nurse! Bring me a bottle of jack! I'm prescribing a leather belt!"

XD
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
:)
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:iconfaang-3-2:
faang-3-2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha
those other punchlines are awesome
especially the condom ad and the one with VAC
xD
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
merci
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:iconrandommode:
Randommode Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahaha that was great!! :)
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
lol thanks
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:iconmaclufetz:
maclufetz Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
THAT PUNCHLINE IS THE BEST CHOICE!!
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
:D
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:iconshompirasworld:
shompirasworld Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Yeah! I really hate that kind of kids
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
:)
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:iconcaptjake1:
CaptJake1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Lmao, the kid needs a spanking. XD
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
At the very least they need to be grounded.
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:icondarklordpocky-san:
darklordpocky-san Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I hate kids (mostly boys) LOL

though it really depends on how they are raised
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
It's kinda surreal if you think about it.

"Little kid, separate from his/her parents at birth, was adopted and raised by Hollywood celebrities. A freak accident sets the kid loose and he/she begins to terrorise the local population"
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:icondarklordpocky-san:
darklordpocky-san Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
pretty much lol
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:iconkuga-maru:
Kuga-Maru Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
That is awesome. Hurray for VAC. Violence Against Children.
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
lol
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:icongraphicbrat:
GraphicBrat Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional
That is TOO GOOD!!
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:iconarchvermin:
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
ta :)
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