Archive for the ‘Outtake’ Category

OUTTAKE – Wait, when did I get these cherry flavored condoms?

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005


This is the second page I reached after making my first set of edits to it. It added two frames of Betty preparing herself for her date. This page also added the “condom frame” which a few people thought was odd… apparently you girls keep condoms in the dresser next to your bed and not in the bathroom cupboard or medicine cabinet. I would have kept it regardless, but in the end I decided it didn’t fit, so I had it removed.

OUTTAKE – You look ridiculous.

Friday, April 22nd, 2005


I think this is what the page for October 14th, 2007 was originally. But I didn’t like it, so I had it reedited it several times before getting to the one that’s currently there. The next Outtake page is the second version I made of this page.

OUTTAKE – It’s OK Anne…

Thursday, April 21st, 2005


We she Shea taking care of Anne. What a friend!

This is the last of the removed pages… after this date in time things in the main story progress in the way it currently does. Hopefully though some of these pages can be reworked into the main series, ’cause I’d hate to basically let all this work go to waste. But I guess that’s the nature of writing.

BTW, if you took a little diversion from the main series to all these outtakes from Chapter 4, you can get back to where you left off by clicking here. Otherwise just keep going forward ’cause there’s still a few other outtakes left.

OUTTAKE – C’mon, it wasn’t THAT bad.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005


We also get to see that Shea maybe really does know how to drive, but she doesn’t want to. However seeing as this is not reality, I might keep Shea not driving. Here’s the thing. Shea isn’t supposed to know how to drive, but she is because of a mistake I made. With Anne getting sick and I didn’t want to leave them stranded at Navy’s place, I was forced to have Shea driving in order to get them home.

But the point of all this is to give you the most perfect example I have of how not being able to change my archives forces me to deal with mistakes in a way I don’t want to. It’s not to say that I couldn’t have gone back and fix the story so that things work out the way I want to, just ’cause that what I would have done. But just imagine if I set the rules so that I didn’t allow myself to alter my archives; if I had Shea explicitly state that she didn’t know how to drive, and then suddenly find myself in this situation where Anne and Shea are basically stranded, I would be screwed in every which way. Either I would have to force Shea to drive when she can’t, or I would be forced to leave them at Navy’s place, which is not what I want to do. However, with the power to alter the archives, I can remove where Shea said she couldn’t drive, or fix it so that Anne doesn’t get sick, or change one tiny other variable in order to make things work out the way I want them to. Hopefully you see what I’m getting at here… without the ability to reedit my archives, one tiny tiny little mistake will bring down the entire stack of cards. What kind of writer worth their weight in gold would allow that to happen??

OUTTAKE – Hey Shea, I feel kinda sick right now…

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005


First time I used the word heroin in this comic.