I read a few comments in this arc where folks didn’t seem to enjoy the time it is taking to delve into the characters lives away from the table and/or like or fully understand why someone like Carlos is even part of the group. These topics could be a huge blog post on their own, but I’ll try to keep it short and simple:

I am working to tell the stories I want to tell, with the characters I want to develop. I’m not saying that with anger or any passive-aggressive undertones, I promise. I am starting to understand that what I create may not float everyones boat and that is okay (no Brian, its okay. Really.). I am trying new things and trying to push myself in new ways. Carlos (like the entire cast) is a work-in-progress, just like we all are. This series used to be all about the low-hanging fruit and the panel/panel/dick joke format but I have changed. My work and the series will likely continue to evolve as the years go by. I hope you can understand and appreciate that. If the series isn’t your cup of Mountain Dew anymore, no hard feelings. I promise. We will be getting back to the table soon but this kind of pacing, the humor, and the characters are here to stay for now.