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Comic 1135 - Violet Thoughts, Page 15

14th Aug 2022, 11:00 PM in 30. Violet Thoughts
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14th Aug 2022, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heh... Pretty tired typing this but really had fun with this page. Will try and comment a bit. ^^

The fanbase loved the idea of TG'd!Paxton and started to joke about him getting waaaaaay into his new biological gender and playing around. Dunno who came up with the idea of a southern belle outfit but know it came up so thought that and a few other options would be fun to throw out. So naturally just went wacky with the joke and throwing into it; genuinely wasn't expecting to have as much fun doing this as I did.

That said, the gag DID come from this Wotch page. Kinda loved the gag too much to not grab it, though I like my payoff more. For additional references, Paxton's outfit in the second panel is the Maria Reynolds dress from Hamilton and the "Karen" outfit is something I saw Emilia wearing in season 2 of Devil Is A Part Timer. Both were just outfits I sorta wanted to draw. ^^ I think Alex got the Reynolds and Southern Belle outfits specifically from Ropun, and is maybe just holding them for her, while the Karen outfit is just other bits of Dorothy's clothes that normally don't go together.

IIIIIt might be spoiling a lot of the intensity of this chapter thus far to explain how the transformations are temporary out the gate; like now there's no intense rush to get back to Jane Doe to change them all back, but we felt we needed to say it early in. Also it makes Manslaughter a bit of a bigger deal for having a kind of magic that TGs people permanently.

Speaking of, yeah. Manslaughter is a major villain we have planned for Militant Gold, which is the second Militant Gold hype-up we've had thus far in this chapter. Guess it really shows what we've been working on.

HA! Wait, speaking of, Ana's mini-freak-out in the background shouting, "I JUST WANTED TO GO ICE-SKATING!" is a reference to her first appearance in the comics. Where Sareena and Misty fought Harena, who's currently the villain they're facing off with in Blues! Weird how much this is tying together with other stuff. Didn't even get that weird connection until I typed up these comments.

Speaking of weird connections, I wrote the script for this page like two days ago and in the time since I've had a LOT of issues with Karens at work. Like, to the extent that I think maybe writing this script might've unleashed a curse or something.
14th Aug 2022, 11:10 PM
Martin F.
Militant Gold connection is sort of funny; I was pretty late getting this one colored specifically because I was working on a page of that. Besides needing to wrap that one up I've got three more very light pages left to draw and three more pages left to shade, should finish with ample time left before the planned launch date so really hoping everyone's looking forward to that.

Though Manslaughter's also already come up as it is; while not directly present she was the driving force of the last pre-merger Black Princess chapter, The Fast Life. That isn't really directly relevant to what's going on here but it explains why she'd even come to mind for Sareena in talking about it.

So yeah, kind of just some fun. Another reason I think it was important to bring up the idea of magical transformations inherently being temporary upfront is the potential baggage hanging over things in regards to Sareena's brother Edward and his own transformation skills combined with Daryl being trans; would make Sareena look kind of negligent not putting them into contact with each other if allowed to dwell on the subject too long without explaining that, while with this kind of limitation on it it makes much more sense not to really bring it up since if anything that could just cause Daryl more problems.

Funny thing is the ice-skating thing is kind of a callback within a callback. Something similar was previously said here -


Imagine that's kind of a mantra Ana's found herself saying a lot in recent months.


14th Aug 2022, 11:16 PM
Very interesting.