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Comic 256 - Skeletons in the Closet, Page 23

3rd Mar 2013, 10:00 PM in 8. Skeletons in the Closet
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Author Notes:

3rd Mar 2013, 10:00 PM
Martin F.
Okay, where to start... Now, this is something I've been a little unsure on how people will take. Please hear me out on this.

So, I know introducing something like this tends to often be a case of kind of obvious foreshadowing, with the added problem of doing away with a lot of drama. I get that. It can work, but usually it's not the sort of thing you want to really set up.

But, I'm just going to say while trying not to spoil things down the line, the fact that this thing can raise the dead is not what's important about it, at least not in terms of its eventual purpose. It's not something we're going to focus on but it will be coming up again, in both WaR and BP. Like Sarabeth says here, the possession is where the real power is in such a thing, and that's the main thing we'll see dealt with whenever the subject does come up.

This is only really being brought up here to explain how Sarabeth accounted for this. Like I said, this isn't really going to be too terribly important all things considered, and please don't take this as a cue that any drama from here is gone or something like that. We have things planned to keep things up, don't worry.

That being said, besides the fact that there are plenty of bad things that could happen to Alex besides dying, this thing only works with the body on hand. So... Yeah, if the hero potentially dying is needed for you to get some drama out of things, then keep that in mind. Plus, as said, this thing's going to be coming up in BP as well, so that should have you on your toes itself wondering just what might lead to that.

With that said, hope everyone enjoys the page itself.
4th Mar 2013, 1:02 PM
Adam C.
In an empty classroom leaving these comments and get this- the head of the psychology department didn't log out of her campus account when I got on this computer. If I was a different guy I could've fucked up so much stuff. Though maybe not since I hear the program we use now is pretty confusing, but I could've figured it out....

But yeah, not a lot to say on this one, which is weird since that angle in the last panel is the most varied the artwork's gonna be for a while. Mostly we're looking at a lot of talking.

It just occurred to me though... Umuntos Seed... Did that name come from anywhere or did Martin just make it up or what? Does sound sorta neat all the same. Might have to do something with it in the future sometime- it's the kind of thing you wanna expand on in your own universe, y'know?


4th Mar 2013, 1:33 PM
Looks like Sarabeth needs to get things off her chest just as much as Alex does so this conversatiion is good for both.
5th Mar 2013, 4:23 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, one big aim of both this scene and the short filler storyline we'll be doing between chapters is both improving Alex's mood about things and ironing out some things between him and Sarabeth.