Comic 280 - Unknown

6th Nov 2012, 8:02 PM in Ch 12: Drab
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Author Notes:

Jocelyn 6th Nov 2012, 8:02 PM edit delete
This page was filled with big revelations… for ME, as the writer. For instance, it was only now that I realized that absolutely nobody is wearing a jacket. Even though it’s December. Even though Aiken is CLEARLY shown in the previous chapter arriving with a coat on. Bluh. I’m not going back and changing it, and I’m not going to suddenly zap coats on everyone and pretend like they were always there. Off the record, we’re just going to pretend the weather is REALLY mild today. Global warming, or something.

Also, the Kellen/Colin exchange wasn’t in the initial script. It wasn’t until I accidentally typed Ruby saying “Somebody named Kellen” that I realized I may have made two names a little TOO similar. I decided to keep Kellen’s mention, but for no real particular reason. In a way, I’m just poking fun at myself. The irony is that no one would probably have given it a second thought if I didn’t make a big deal of it right here. Rambling, for the win.

Finally, this page originally had a very different punchline. After Aiken’s line in panel 5, I was going to have an awkward silence, followed by virtually any of the characters (except Rain, obviously) going, “So, um… the mall?” When I scripted it, I laughed. But when I drew it, I thought it felt flat. This alternate punchline, I think works a lot better: it reminds our audience of the ongoing theme of Aiken’s elusive fiancée, and allows Kylie and Gavin a little more screen time. Besides, Ruby is so good at playing up the “gossipy teenage girl” act… it’s not even a stretch from his usual “gossipy teenage boy” personality.

Whew... long-winded one today. ^_^

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Jude P 7th Nov 2012, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
I could totally see the sister showing up here too. Basically the only way to make things crazier right now.

Just pretend it's like last winter. Instead of snowing, it just rained all winter, at least in New England. Last winter was sad.
Morgan 17th Apr 2018, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
As for the lack of jackets, it could be solved if they live near mountains; in the winter, there's a phenomenon called a Föhn wind that can make it really warm, like spring-jacket warm, where I live:
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