|Saturday, December 30, 2006|
|Panel 1: In
the title panel of this colour comic, Marie is sitting on a concrete
slab beside the fireplace in the Davies common room. A fire is
crackling beside her as Marie reads a small read book. The smoke rising
from the fire forms the words "WEST OF BATHURST." The words "BY KARI
MAAREN" are built into the screen separating the fire from Marie.|
Voice From Off-Panel: Mariiiiiie!
Marie [thinks]: Oh dear lord...
Panel 2: Wendy--soaking wet, shivering, and hugging herself--appears in front of Marie, dressed entirely in pink.
Wendy: Marie! What are you doing in here? You're missing the party!
Panel 3: Wendy sits down beside Marie.
Wendy: Haven't you noticed? We've been in the quad for hours. It's minus fifteen degrees plus wind chill. We've been drinking beer and slowly losing all sensation in our extremities!
Wendy: Ha ha ha...we hardly remembered to ring in the new year! But then we did, and someone found a hatchet and broke through the ice on the pond! And we all jumped in!
Wendy: And we're wet and cold and Paul lost his jacket and I think Jackie needs to go to the hospital! We do this every year! Isn't it a great tradition?
Panel 6: Marie looks narrowly at Wendy, who is smiling widely.
Marie: This is a trick question, right?
Wendy [leaves]: Got to go...they're starting the snow croquet!
Alt-Text: See...the thing is...this is not actually an exaggeration at all...