Comic 1043 - Escape

9th Apr 2018, 4:05 PM in Ch. 35 - Weather the Storm
Escape
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Jocelyn 9th Apr 2018, 4:05 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
So, let me introduce you all to the structure of this chapter (it's gonna be another experimental one). Throughout this section, we're going to get a series of scenes depicting what's going on during the story's present day (as per any other section, really). However, interspersed between every scene, we'll get these flashbacks to the day of Maria's expulsion, specifically during that hour between the first and second pages here. From these, we'll fill in the blanks on what happened with Maria.

And then we'll just hop back to the present to catch back up with everyone in the aftermath since then. I just hope it won't make things too confusing, jumping around like this. ^^;


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greypoupon 9th Apr 2018, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
greypoupon
*grabs popcorn*
Whovian_42 9th Apr 2018, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
*Shoves popcorn down throat out of anticipation*
SayTaylor 9th Apr 2018, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
*Drags in an operating popcorn machine*
FishEye18 9th Apr 2018, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
*hires an entire buffet service and a fleet of RVs for us*
clamshell 9th Apr 2018, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
*buys Cineworld and AMC*
FishEye18 9th Apr 2018, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
*Hires Funimation*
SayTaylor 9th Apr 2018, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
*Creates inspired trading card game*
Connie 10th Apr 2018, 5:34 AM edit delete reply
*Creates tier list for trading card game as any dedicated fan should*
SayTaylor 10th Apr 2018, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
*believes in the heart of the cards and spams Negate Attack and Swords of Revealing Light to protect Maria*
FishEye18 10th Apr 2018, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
*Most sought card is "Dude, she's a lesbian."*
SayTaylor 11th Apr 2018, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
*"Todd of Greed", an annoying card that is promptly banned from competitive play*



...and can't get a date because he's an asshole.
SayTaylor 9th Apr 2018, 4:41 PM edit delete reply
...Hmmm...
Emily has her phone out so it has to be the home of someone on her phone but not Maria's...
That and it's probably not Chase... I hope.
I think I know who it is but I'm just gonna see how this plays out :)
BASHparallel 9th Apr 2018, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
Good detective work!
SayTaylor 9th Apr 2018, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
Thanks :3
Sarah 9th Apr 2018, 5:02 PM edit delete reply
Seeing Emily holding her phone made me realise who it might be, he is a great choice as Maria is not friends with him and he is pro LGBT.
FishEye18 9th Apr 2018, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
I'm mainly thinking Aiken, Vince, or Blaire. Blaire I think is the most likely candidate.

Chase could be manipulated on grounds of pregnancy but I wouldn't touch that man with a ten foot pole, unless it has handcuffs on the end.

Aiken has been making the strides to become LGBT friendly thanks to Rain.

Vince is close to Rain and Fara and therfore the entire group has a strong connection, plus he is a therapist. However, mandated reporter might come into play concerning runaway teenagers.

Baire, who we recently saw Emily text, who seems to be a good person. No one but Emily has their phone number.

The Goddess of all Lesbians, although no one has her number and she's probably relaxing in a spa on Lesbos Island. May she swoop down from the sky and bless Maria with the Flaming Dyke Sword that turns anyone touched by its blade into a Yuri fan.
Connie 10th Apr 2018, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
They wouldn't really have a reason to think of Vince. They don't even know he exists since they don't know Rain is seeing a therapist. Also, my therapist told me that she would be breaking confidentiality if she told someone if I was planning to run away, as long as she thought I could take care of myself. Granted if that's a state law, Indiana and New York could differ on that (but Indiana is a pretty fuckin red state so it's probably better in New York if anything).
But even then, Maria isn't his patient so there's no confidentiality to speak of
also Emily doesn't have Vince's contact info
but she could probably find it online
but id be pretty suspicious if i got a random call or email from a girl claiming to be the friend of my ex(?) girlfriend's niece who is also my patient

Connie.exe has stopped working, Windows is looking for a solution to the problem
FishEye18 10th Apr 2018, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
Oh noes
*reboots Connie.exe*
bgb16999 12th Apr 2018, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Actually, they know Rain is seeing a therapist since she told them. Moreover, Emily actually met Vincent. I agree that he is less likely than Blair, but Emily does know who he is.
Legion 9th Apr 2018, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
My immediate guess is Blair (particularly because of what happens in 1017: Texting in Class), and by the looks of it a lot of other people have come to the same conclusion.

Which of course leaves the possibility that it's not, just to fool us all. :p
William 9th Apr 2018, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
There is also the fact that Word of God has said (or at least strongly hinted) that we would see more of Blair.
Kyle 9th Apr 2018, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
Agreed. Maria has never met Blair.
bgb16999 9th Apr 2018, 5:26 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
The flashbacks interspersed with the main story is a structure that I like in plays. I rarely seen it in comics, aside from Sister Claire where the Missing Moments work as the flashbacks.
William 9th Apr 2018, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
Hey, I've seen Memento, Inception and Erased. Bring it!
bgb16999 10th Apr 2018, 12:48 AM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Well, I'll put those on my list of things to try reading!
Connie 10th Apr 2018, 5:42 AM edit delete reply
*those are movies*
bgb16999 10th Apr 2018, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Shows how little I know:p
William 10th Apr 2018, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
They made a movie of Erased?
bgb16999 12th Apr 2018, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
Guest 9th Apr 2018, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
Wouldn’t this be the first time we actually see blare besides in a flashback
Brooklyn 9th Apr 2018, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
It could be rain or ky
Jay 10th Apr 2018, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
Did you miss the part where Maria said her phone is with her dad, and he would check all the contacts.
Rain for sure is a contact.
Ciary 10th Apr 2018, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
Ciary
That sounds like an amazing concept. I am excited to see it unfold. it helps build tension as we ourselves don't know for sure where maria is and we don't know how close the parents (and maybe others) are to finding her. and meanwhile we see the search party develop while maria's story unfolds.

Also, now that I think about it, I think I know where she is.
well played Jocelyn ;-)
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