Volume 3 Print Edition Discussion
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:50 pm
The PDFs of the latest round of Ma3-universe volumes have now gone out to Kickstarter backers, including SotR volume 3. Quick notes on that, for those who might be wondering what it includes beyond the strips we've already seen:
- Somewhat updated biographical notes, covering more of the cast.
- "Beside Herself", the old bonus story in which a drunk Sandra has a conversation with her own id, added as the first chapter. I guess this means that the story is not only widely available, but it's now firmly cemented into canon -- complete with the crucial retcon about Sandra's capacity for lesbian sex, at least when she's drunk. Of course, it also includes the line about Sandra being incapable of actually loving another woman, a personality trait which presumably must be considered to have somehow been scrubbed away in her year back in Montreal, but oh well.
- A new bonus story, "Boyfriend Troubles", which actually ties off a number of the loose ends which were left when the online comic ended. Alex is now confirmed as bi and seeing Nadine and Christophe, Lavali is (apparently) still with Aaina, and I think that's Pierre in bed with Eloise... It also has some entertaining guest appearances, including one panel that deserves to launch a thousand fanfics. On the other hand, the last panels might be considered severely squicky by some people. (They feature Alex making Lavali watch him having sex with Nadine...)