They wonder why he can't be successful, like his brother, or attend college for a real purpose, like his sister.
I was toying with the idea of her going to the same college, but that's one more character I don't want to have to write for, even though she's the only family member who really tries to care, even if she doesn't understand him. There's obviously a conclusion everything is building up to, and I'm almost one sixth of the way there (another 24 pages and I will be). Even so, it feels monumental, and I keep rearranging later chapters in the hopes that it will make things easier on me.
I've already planted a few clues as to what's going on here and there... and a really big one sometime in early August, so much so that it's almost a spoiler (but I won't tell you which one it is). Rest assured, though, that even if everything looks fine right now, it's just a build up to the inevitable Lovecraft ending. I mean, it is a Lovecraft comic, I should have a Lovecraft ending, right? I think I've even figured out a way to make it seem a little hopeful regardless, though, so there's that.