|Monday, January 29, 2007|
|Valentine's Day Header: In
a special Valentine's Day-themed header image, the words "West of
Bathurst," in curly script, are superimposed on several giant red and
pink hearts against a bright red background. The words "by Kari
Maaren," also in curly script but much smaller, are in the lower
righthand corner. To the left, we see Wendy clasping her hands and
beaming at the hearts. To the right, Barbara shrinks from the hearts in
horror, Marie makes a disgusted face, and Casey sneaks away.|
Panel 1: Marie and Rahim are standing together in a formless void.
Rahim: Incurred the wrath of Frankie, have you?
Marie: Don't tell me: the entire college knows.
Rahim: If you really accused her of faking her exam's spontaneous combustion, then yes.
Marie: Well, she did fake it!
Marie: Look...all I saw that day was a bunch of papers--which could have had anything on them--bursting into flame. She set the fire herself for her own nefarious reasons. What other explanation is there?
Rahim: You mean besides the Casey-is-Satan one?
Marie: There is no Casey-is-Satan one!
Barbara [pops in, waving papers]: Yes, there is. I've made notes.
Alt-Text: But the Satan theory is so much more fun...