WoB Talk

December 10, 2012

December 10 – 22, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari Maaren @ 2:52 am

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!”



  1. Sorry for putting the plot on hold for regular readers. It was great fun for me! 😀

    Comment by Errol — December 10, 2012 @ 5:48 am

  2. 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.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 10, 2012 @ 5:53 am

  3. Huzzah! … because D&E is not weird enough. 😀

    Comment by Errol — December 10, 2012 @ 5:55 am

  4. Can I edit comments? No. 😀

    Comment by Errol — December 10, 2012 @ 5:56 am

  5. 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.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 10, 2012 @ 5:59 am

  6. He’s just misunderstood. ;D

    Comment by Errol — December 10, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

  7. I love the holiday banner!

    Maybe Marie was taken to Spain in a sack, on account of having been naughty?

    Comment by fan — December 10, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

  8. Fan: Yay! You got the reference! (We’ve discussed this particular reference before in the comments threads, but it isn’t very well known in North America.)

    Actually, Casey’s…accoutrements…first appeared in the strip back in 2006: http://www.masseycollege.ca/alumni/westofbathurst/westofbathurst061216.html

    He mentions the chains, and you can just barely see the ruten in the box.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 10, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

  9. Huzzah! I was waiting for the next update. 😀

    Comment by Errol — December 12, 2012 @ 4:42 am

  10. Well this shows how much of geeks we are for American Football, Happy Aaron Rodgers day.

    Comment by blackwolf3 — December 12, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

  11. Oh! Thought they were in a classroom! 😀

    Comment by Errol — December 14, 2012 @ 5:59 am

  12. 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.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 14, 2012 @ 6:03 am

  13. Oh, sorry, i knew they were in an alley. Sorry, I was being silly. 😀

    Comment by Errol — December 14, 2012 @ 6:14 am

  14. 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.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 14, 2012 @ 6:19 am

  15. 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.

    Comment by nobilis — December 14, 2012 @ 11:34 am

  16. Nobilis: It’s the corner of a blind alley. I knew I should never have drawn that corner. Bad corner!

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 14, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

  17. 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. 🙂

    Comment by Niall — December 14, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

  18. 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.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 14, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

  19. which one is supposed to be the chubby one?

    Comment by Erin — December 17, 2012 @ 11:49 am

  20. Erin: you’ll see.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 17, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

  21. 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.

    Comment by SunshineRain — December 18, 2012 @ 1:03 am

  22. 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.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 18, 2012 @ 1:07 am

  23. Don’t drink the christmas Eggnog? Did I get it right?

    Comment by blackwolf3 — December 20, 2012 @ 4:24 am

  24. Heh…it does sort of look like that, doesn’t it? No, that’s not exactly what I was thinking, but it’s as good an interpretation as any.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 20, 2012 @ 4:35 am

  25. Happy end of the world everyone.

    Comment by Blackwolf3 — December 21, 2012 @ 5:57 am

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

    Comment by quasihumanist — December 21, 2012 @ 6:04 am

  27. 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. 😀

    Comment by Tarina — December 23, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

  28. 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.

    Comment by Kari Maaren (@angrykem) — December 23, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

  29. Me thinks nico is santa

    Comment by blackwolf3 — December 24, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

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