By the way, Baloo and the two others with no names: yes they were fun characters to have in the comic! And no, they were never to be seen again ;) but I do hear your appreciation for them and am glad you liked them too.
In fact, someone had requested a commission of those three in a park for the 1st kickstarter of GGaR volume 1 (you know, the kickstarter that went super smoothly without a hitch!)
Here it is:
And while I do agree with Roomie's way of looking at it (at turning things around this way), I've also learned a lot in the following decade of my life how it's important to simply respect someone's boundaries. So yes, go and learn new ways to feel confident about yourself, and not let other people get to you, all good things to learn, but also, learning to listen to our own limits and feelings (I said it! I said the word! flee!) and being able to express them calmly but firmly to our surrounding, is I think an amazing thing to learn as well. One that I'm still learning myself! I'm getting better, but it certainly takes time!
Also, big love to martial arts and learning to move your body (and others' bodies) in better ways. Would recommend them to everyone on earth. (or maybe not martial arts specifically, but something that gets your body moving! It can be combat training, dance, yoga, sport... if the teacher's good and the people are nice, I say go for it!)
--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!