I have a very hard time handling torture scenes in films; I will normally shield my eyes (or even leave the room). If a book mentions mildly explicit torture, I will only skim those parts, and possibly skip a few lines. Unfortunately, inquisitions are part of Rastignac’s job, and cruelty is quite an essential part of his character.
And finally, introducing Vee! Some may recognize her from a previous drawing ([link]
) or from a (misguided) comic titled “The Invisible Man”. I have changed her quite a bit since. Follow on SmackJeeves: [link]
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