Can one really know about an impending surprise and still be surprised? It is questions like these that keep me up late at night philosophizing. In some ways, it is questions like these that keep us all up late at night.
Oh, and how about those bean people? I think I finally found a style I like after bouncing between so many. One simple curve-circle-thingy, a couple dots, and a few sticks, and bingo, you've got your character.