Went with *snort* as the onomatopoeia for the noise that Norah makes when she’s startled awake. I also strongly considered *snerk*, but that sounded a little to much like the noise someone makes when someone laughs, both suddenly but also completely under control. Snerk also toes a line onto sounding like ‘snigger’, which was always a term I felt pretty uncomfortable with. Any other type of noise being made in this strip seemed, otherwise, to be too confusing and not readable enough and… You know what? From here on out I’m going to leave all of these decisions under the hood, I hope that’s OK with you.