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SOCC: Halloween mayhem 1

7th May 2019, 1:48 AM in Son of Crossover Crisis!
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SOCC: Halloween mayhem 1
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Cartoonist_at_Large 7th May 2019, 1:48 AM edit delete
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Confession time: I actually came up with the initial idea for this story a good couple of weeks before sign-ups for the Halloween Crossover Exchange even opened! The first sign I had that chaos was about to ensue, was when the words 'Lovecraft Actually' (based on the movie 'Love Actually', obviously) slunk unobtrusively into my head one fine morning. From there, it was pretty much downhill from there - several more H.P puns jumped in, followed by various random gags (such as the obfuscatively highbrow name for the cultist's 'social club') that somehow assembled themselves into the irreverent conversation that dominates the first page of this tale. Once I'd stopped laughing hysterically, I thought 'No matter what happens, no matter what comic I get for the exchange, I have to make this the focus of the story!' And what I did get couldn't be more perfect: Kelsy-Nutty-P's LGBTQ fantasy masterpiece Court of Roses, featuring a whole range of fantastical creatures and magical stuff into which a bunch of comedic Cosmic Horror-worshipping fish-people would slot all too seamlessly. And I particularly enjoyed juxtaposing the two main 'hero characters' in this part of the story: COR's nervy, emotionally-fraught Merlot (understandably freaked out by the whole experience), and possibly the worst character for him to be hanging out with.... Gene, whose cavalier attitude toward danger and impending doom might just be terrifying than the impending doom itself!

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