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SOCC: Halloween mayhem 4

16th May 2019, 1:30 AM in Son of Crossover Crisis!
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SOCC: Halloween mayhem 4
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Cartoonist_at_Large 16th May 2019, 1:30 AM edit delete
Cartoonist_at_Large
Fun fact: the convoluted bureaucrat-speak being spouted by the leader of the guardsmen in panel 1 was originally going to be voiced by one of the lawyers in the original, I-don't-really-know-how-to-end-this version of the story I discussed on the previous page. It seemed a shame to waste it, and the stolid, bored expression on the guardsman's face seems to imply he quotes that subclause raaaaather a lot; so it fits perfectly here. This page allowed the characters to chill out and de-stress after their rather harrowing experiences in the caverns, as well as strengthen the explicit connections of the story to Halloween - hence Nocturne's reference to 'the Halloween party', and the ensuing foo-fah-rah with Merlot's map. The implication here is that everyone was en route to the party before the story started, but Merlot realised he didn't have his bagpipes.... and the whole mess got started from there. I also felt the need to finish on an 'Uh oh!' moment, so I brought back that pesky spoonful of Shoggoth from page one - now wielding the spoon as a kind of trophy. Until it goes on a rampage and devours half the countryside, of course....

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Jeremy7 16th May 2019, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
Jeremy7
I'm just now catching on to the fact that the places on the map are horror-related. And it's because of the Devil at the Crossroads.

Why would the Devil be at a CROSSroads, anyways?