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Comic 975 - Not Christmas Without You, Page 21

20th Dec 2020, 11:00 PM in 26. Not Christmas Without You
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20th Dec 2020, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Here we go, finally to kind of the main event storyline of the chapter that the previous one set up.

The placement on this was actually weirdly all over the place? At a point I was unsure on whether to close with this or the Flower story, with whichever one I didn't close with being likely to open instead, and there were considerations to split the story in half. Instead, we're just riding this one straight through to the end.

Another oddity with this page is that when I added the shorter pages at the start of the chapter to give us some breathing room, this one also wound up being temporarily moved there before we eventually decided to move back. It's kind of standalone in that respect; this lays the groundwork for stuff to come with Alex and Xandy, but the next page is largely disconnected from the actual content of this one. Though it does offer an explanation as to why Alex is putting on the Starchild costume here.

It's a little thing but I like that McShay is just randomly there. I get the sense she doesn't really have anywhere to go or anything to do so she probably just hangs out at the gym a lot.
21st Dec 2020, 12:20 AM
Adam C.
Heheh.... Yeah, we've really been missing Xandy being part of the story, and it just feels great to get to have her show up in the story again. Very happy about finally getting to this next little mini-story in the chapter.

I say mini; it's easily the longest thus far. Like Martin said, there was talk about maybe splitting the chapter in half with this story being the second half. But trust me, it's worth it; so many moments in this one I've been looking forward to.

Kind of hard to talk about this without going into specifics, but I'm sure readers can imagine a few possibilities. ^^ Will see you guys later.

Heh... Xandy was supposed to be putting on her flower in the fourth panel but it wound up covered by the speech bubble.


21st Dec 2020, 3:22 AM
Now a happy family that still happy in spite of a number of complications.
24th Dec 2020, 3:20 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, quite the whiplash from the previous story, huh?