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Comic 262 - Filler: Family, Page 1

24th Mar 2013, 11:00 PM in Rainy Day Filler
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Author Notes:

24th Mar 2013, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
First off - the note about Power having left a ton of bugs that Alex doesn't think he's found all of yet? Yeah, that's a plot point. Keep that in mind.

Now, as for the page itself... Y'know, is sort of weird to write a page that's all about differences in voice in a strictly visual medium. Think I managed to work with it decently enough, but still, took a little time to figure out how to handle it.

Also, I had to trim some of the dialogue down for this one. It seems like having too much dialogue was a problem I was having often at the point when I wrote this, given I also had to trim up something on a future project. Might be in part that around this time was when the decision to expand the lengths of the pages was made, and I actually backed up and wrote this filler after the next chapter's scripts had already been started.

Speaking of, I finished the scripts for A Time For Work the other day. Or actually today, but I'm setting this up several days in advance since I'm in the mood so... Yeah.

Oh, right, the blood thing on the subject of Rebecca - that was set up, actually -


Look at Carla's hand here. The answer as if to Becky is Alex's daughter or not was going to wait until quite a bit later in the story, but it doesn't hurt to come now and in fact fits kind of the theme of this short storyline, plus it turned out when I looked into it that paternity tests don't actually take very long to get results back from, so we'll be getting that answer as part of this sequence.

We meet Xandy and Melissa on Friday, be sure to swing by.
25th Mar 2013, 5:26 AM
Adam C.
Heheh... This whole sequence was really fun, but won't be getting to the meat of it until Friday. Page is a needed set-up, of course. ^^

But yeah, voice thing is sorta weird, and bringing it up just leads to one thinking about what the character must sound like. I've gotten suggested voices or voice actors for characters before, so if anybody's got a voice for Dorothy or Alex in mind, let us know, eh? ^^

Only one that really jumps to mind for me is Jake from Blues sounding like Brad Jones.

Sarabeth's shirt is a reference to an anime, specifically Special A. I wanted to put her in another anime-reference shirt and asked Martin to track one down for me. Not a fan of that particular series, but came out nicely. ^^
25th Mar 2013, 5:35 AM
Martin F.
I don't really here it on the Jake / Brad Jones thing, but yeah, curious what folks might have to say on that.

As for Special A, yeah, I'll give the show an endorsement - I do own the series on DVD (though I don't watch it much - subtitled series aren't terribly convenient to just put on for background noise) and I like the show quite a bit, though it does have flaws and I don't think it's really for everyone.


25th Mar 2013, 1:34 PM
I've been wondering if Alex is Becky's daddy for a long time, and how exactly does that patch work?
25th Mar 2013, 2:22 PM
Martin F.
I've been kind of picturing it as the magical equivalent of a methadone patch. Just sort of releases a voice-overriding energy or particle or something that lasts for a short period of time.