|Saturday, February 19, 2011|
|Panel 1: In
the title panel of this Sunday-style colour comic, the words "West of
Bathurst by Kari Maaren" separate Sara from a young white woman in a
pink dress. Sara is aiming guns at the woman, who is throwing
heart-shaped confetti everywhere.|
Panel 2: In the Davies College basement, Marie runs into Sara, who is carrying a huge heart-shaped box of chocolate with the word "Love" on it in cursive.
Marie: Whoa. Where'd that come from?
Sara: It's my prize for winning the Murder Game.
Marie: ...Wait. Seriously?
Panel 4: They begin to walk along together.
Marie: Well, I guess it makes sense. Symbolically, the catharthis of simulated murder ends in love.
Marie: The huge heart counteracts any community-wide belief that the game's winner is, in fact, heartless. It works.
Panel 6: They walk along silently for a bit.
Sara: Or maybe it was just on sale.
Marie: That's more likely.
Alt-Text: The fact that the Murder Game tends to take place either close to or simultaneously with Valentine's Day does please me quite a lot.