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Monday, February 9, 2009

West of Bathurst 463

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If you haven't had a chance to check out Ekin Akkus's Casey Mulligan flow chart on the new Fan Stuff page (linked in the sub-menu above), do so now.

Note for rabid Star Wars fans: yes, I am perfectly aware that if you include Jabba, the characters borrowed for the Valentine's Day banner never actually all appear in the same scene together, especially not dressed like that. If you don't include Jabba, however, you're left with a replication of the costumes in the rescuing-Leia-from-the-Death-Star scene. Besides, it's a damn parody.

Those of you who are inclined to draw conclusions about WoB's future storylines based on the banners (you know who you are) would be advised not to do so in this case. Otherwise, you'll be forced to concludethat Barbara is about to die, Marie and Rahim are long-lost twins, and Rahim will eventually end up in a relationship with Casey.

You have no idea how narrowly Rahim escaped being dressed in Leia's slave-girl outfit. In the end, I was unable to bring myself to compromise his dignity to that extent. (Leia's slave-girl outfit would compromise anyone's dignity, including Leia's.)

Monday, February 9, 2009
Special Valentine's Day Header: This header features the words "West of Bathurst by Kari Maaren" in the Star Wars font. At the centre of the strip is, er...Jabba the Heart, who is effectively Jabba the Hutt, except bright pink and with a heart-shaped head. Barbara (as Obi-Wan), Marie (as Luke), and Casey (as Han, complete with two blasters, for some reason) surround him. Rahim (as Leia, though not slave-girl Leia) is off to the side, looking discontented with his side buns and long white robe.

Panel 1:
Somewhere in Davies College, Baldwin talks to Steve and Marie.

Baldwin: ...And the best thing about the Murder Game is that it breeds wonderful paranoia!

Steve: Sounds like a good time.

Panel 2:

Steve [to Marie]: You playing?

Marie: Last year, Baldwin broke his own arm and almost killed me with a door.

Panel 3: Baldwin grins guiltily.

Steve: Ah.

Marie: Yeah, really.

Panel 4: Marie face-palms.

Marie: I volunteered to run the whole game.

Steve [to Baldwin]: I like how I really don't understand anyone here.

Alt-Text:  I did this exact same thing something like four times in a row. I'm still not sure why I lost my mind like that year after year after year.

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