Roomie's intentions were always good but, well, you know my response to these kinds of strips by now!
Now I see this scene of Roomie's desire to untie Lillian's knot, as less of Roomie being brave and kind enough to turn around and want to help Lillian, and more of Lillian being brave and kind enough to openly admit a discomfort in this unfamiliar environment, and Roomie needing to learn how to respect people's boundaries.
Roomie doesn't quite get yet that there are people who work differently than her, and have different limits and wants, and most importantly, that those people are not lesser, or weaker, for being that way. It's as if Roomie thinks her way is the best way! It's all about freedom and love, baby!
... but is it? :)
And also, first panel of first strip: I like this kind of dialogue action. It's possible I was writing Jo's line and made that same typo myself, and then was like... "oh well I'm keeping that."
Makes the dialogue between characters all the more dynamic and real.
--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!