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Comic 836 - Filler: West Side Juliet

22nd Aug 2019, 11:00 PM in Rainy Day Filler
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22nd Aug 2019, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Oh, crap, spoilers for West Side Story! ..... And Romeo and Juliet, for that matter!

But yeah, the joke on Lenore and Xandy dressing up as people in what are... TECHNICALLY the same story but wildly different versions is a fun one. We just brainstormed up a bunch, and this was easily my favorite; West Side Story vs. Romeo & Juliet.

The poses and expressions and the dialog were both just a lot of fun to write. ^^ Especially Lenore trying to say Juliet-style lines.

For the record, I haven't read Romeo & Juliet since high school but remember really not liking it (read other Shakespeare plays since then I liked a lot more). I might prefer West Side Story, but at least there you've got plenty of silly cheesiness like gangsters performing what's transparently ballet moves. Plus I love Stephen Sondheim's work, so his lyrics are entertaining no matter how cheesy the delivery can sometimes be.
22nd Aug 2019, 11:16 PM
Martin F.
Heh. Yeah, I'm really happy with this one, Greaser Xandy is really amusing to me.

I forget how this particular one even came up but we'd batted around a good few movies to try before this one got thrown out and we pretty much immediately decided to roll with it. Probably not a joke for everyone but eh, I have a definite soft spot for West Side Story personally.

Hope everyone enjoys!


22nd Aug 2019, 11:29 PM
This is interesting, wonder what the next one will be.