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Episode 4: True Love Must Wait, By Sam, 5/11/2009     [ Jump To Comments ]

Episode 4: True Love Must Wait
Episode 3: Role Call
Episode 5: The Seeds of Intrigue
Comments  (20)
From: geneva
Date: Mon, 7/12/2010, 13:23:49
Okay, I now have hot chocolate all over my shirt from the "busticate in twain" line...
From: Gahalyn
Date: Sun, 8/16/2009, 01:41:44
From: asterismW
Date: Thu, 8/13/2009, 13:47:55
My romantic life will never be complete until I can have a mushy exchange as geeky as that.
From: Yukabacera
Date: Fri, 7/17/2009, 08:22:33
"Pulchritudinous" is a nice word. Only thing better would be "Sepulchritudinous". And I think no one got that reference.
From: cececedy
Date: Sat, 5/16/2009, 21:27:03
Odd, I don't see see that one in the list.
I only saw the 'State of Affairs' one
From: Sam
Date: Sat, 5/16/2009, 11:17:42
Cece: "The Affair"
From: cececedy
Date: Fri, 5/15/2009, 16:32:34
Which archive is it a reference too? I have read all the 'I thinks' but not all of the archives.
From: Goosey
Date: Wed, 5/13/2009, 19:21:19
I hate it when I get to these things so late all the good comments are taken, so I will just say:

Busticate! BAHAHAHAHA! *wipes laugh-tears away* Hee.
From: Sam
Date: Tue, 5/12/2009, 20:16:18
10K: Ah, right. But that itself was a reference to a RinkChat archive. I keep forgetting that that showed up in I Think as well.
From: 10Kan
Date: Tue, 5/12/2009, 19:24:26
Sam: "Exchanging one another's very souls" as an euphemism for tonsil-hockey is from one of your I Thinks...I think.
From: ThePhan
Date: Mon, 5/11/2009, 18:47:51
Yeah, not as well-versed in Gilbert & Sullivan as I should be. It took me a bit of searching to find it, even knowing it was there.

You should have built Ali's refusal to face the camera into the story. "Why do you keep moving so my face is in the foreground, Ali?" "We should only ever be able to see your beauty, Alina, for you are the most beautiful, lovely, wondrous, spectacular creature on this planet alone in a myriad of stars!"
From: Sam
Date: Mon, 5/11/2009, 18:27:29
There's an I Think reference?
From: Nyperold
Date: Mon, 5/11/2009, 17:20:19
Well, poking around the site with search terms, I see an I Think reference... and I knew I'd heard that somewhere. :)
From: Lirelyn
Date: Mon, 5/11/2009, 17:02:01
Brilliant! This one's my favorite so far. Particularly liked the Penzance reference, the words "nectarous" and "cuddlesome," and the last two panels.
From: Sam
Date: Mon, 5/11/2009, 16:26:07
Phan, I'm shocked that you seemingly missed the reference to Gilbert and Sullivan in this one. There's also a nod to RinkChat Archives of days gone by.

Anyway, this is the first strip that gets into the heart of the movie and starts changing the plot around. In the movie, this scene occurs a ways in, but here it's a flashback. (I loved the chance to play with flowery language. The "busticate in twain" line is my favorite of the early strips.)

One frustrating thing, though, is that we basically never see Ali's face head-on in this scene. The camera's on Alina a lot here, but the side-view in panel 5 is the best I could get for Ali. That made creating a true two-sided conversation a real challenge. (In the movie, the scene doesn't have any dialogue at all, so I couldn't even get "speaking" expressions out.)

I'll talk more later about working under those kinds of constraints. For now, though, best to let this comic stay fresh as it rolls out.
From: ThePhan
Date: Mon, 5/11/2009, 09:06:35
I would like to see this child interacting with the one from The Princess Bride.
From: 10Kan
Date: Mon, 5/11/2009, 09:04:20
Basra is currently embroiled in a conflict with time-traveling elements of the now former, then yet-to-be Soviet Union.
This conflict was named the "Cold, Clammy, Moist War" by historians due to the stalemate between the two powers, so-called because they threatened each other with mutually assured destruction via their stockpiles of laser-shooting slime monsters.
From: MiniGeek
Date: Mon, 5/11/2009, 08:48:19
"You're a disturbing child."
From: dburn13579
Date: Mon, 5/11/2009, 07:38:45
"Ali had a duty to...join Sinbad's shipmates and explore random stuff."

Yeah, that one would never work on my wife--this must be true love between these two.

'Honey, it's my job to take a road trip out to California with the guys...'
From: wintermute
Date: Mon, 5/11/2009, 07:23:03
Yay for the Princess Bride reference!
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