December 10 – 22, 2012

We shall now leave the Debs & Errol crossover, which was a bit of silly fun, and return to the weirdness of the “A” plot.  What wacky Christmas adventure has poor Marie got herself into this time?  What caustic things is Evil Marie going to say about it?  Will Marie get home in time for the Doctor Who Christmas special?  Only time will tell.*

*Inspector Spacetime would here interject:  “No…only space will tell!”

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29 thoughts on “December 10 – 22, 2012

  1. You don’t need to apologise for THAT. This past fortnight would likely have been given over to something relatively unconnected to the main plot in any case. It’s pretty common for there to be little side plots dotted in amongst the what-the-heck-is-going-on-with-Casey stuff. Also, Christmas is often a chance for the main plot to emerge, so we needed a bit of a break before that all went down. Now we get to jump right back into the weird stuff.

  2. Oh, it’s plenty weird, but maybe not my-inadvertent-roommate-who-may-be-Satan-and-seems-to-remember-living-in-ancient-Greece-when-he-is-not-apparently-teleporting-and-setting-things-on-fire-with-his-mind-may-have-just-abandoned-me-in-an-alleyway-at-midnight-even-though-I-don’t-remember-that-happening weird.

  3. I guess I didn’t denote the whole “waking up in an alley” thing very well visually, though Evil Marie did mention it explicitly on Wednesday. I should have drawn rats or maybe a garbage can. Ah well.

  4. I approve of silliness, but I sometimes miss it at 1:15 a.m. after fifteen hours of marking. I can’t imagine why.

    It’s awfully useful that Marie has an imaginary friend who can pop up out of nowhere with punchlines every time she’s alone. It may be just slightly weird that Marie has an imaginary friend who can pop up out of nowhere with punchlines every time Casey’s alone, but I guess that’s just part of the usual madness.

  5. Sorry, I’m still confused. Aren’t the two Maries inside a building? Monday’s comic clearly shows an inside corner of a room – at least to my eyes.

  6. Annnnnnd we’re back at the title of the comic!! I checked google, but the only Acorn it could find was significantly west of Bathurst (and Kipling!) and also significantly lacking in blind alleys. So now I’m mystified. 🙂

  7. Niall: it’s not that Acorn. This is a fictional Acorn. I chose that name for a reason (it’s a stealth pun that may or may not become evident later to attentive readers). I originally tried to come up with a street name that didn’t exist in Toronto at all (which is surprisingly difficult), but then I switched to Acorn for reasons of my own.

  8. I never thought that Casey was that chubby but I guess in this age of magazine’s cover, people’s expectation are much more higher.

  9. I expect SunshineRain is poking me as usual, but just in case he isn’t:

    Dudes, THERE WAS A THIRD GUNMAN. I.e., Casey and Marie were not alone in the cafe.

    Casey is most definitely the cute one. In the barista’s scheme, Marie would probably be “the girl.” The barista is a big believer in the Smurfette principle. I have decided this about her just now.

    Incidentally, I’ve always regarded Casey as not chubby, exactly, but certainly comfortably filled out, unlike Rahim, who is downright skinny.

  10. The world did end, but fortunately our brains managed to get transferred to vats in a different universe.

  11. Hmmmm…. from reading and rereading some of the archives, I noticed something possibly to do with deals and hair… it WILL be interesting to see how this resolves. 😀

  12. Tarina: I’m okay with giving away stuff that readers have already noticed (and discussed in the comments). You may want to look up the Grimms’ fairy tale “Bearskin.” You might try googling “Krampus” as well.

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