Comic 822 - True Blue Filler: Completely Out of Nowhere

19th Jan 2019, 12:00 AM in True Blue Filler
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 19th Jan 2019, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Heheh... Yeah, believe it or not, the pair were NOT always meant to be a couple, but realllyyyy like the change more. Honestly looking back dunno why Heather would've been such a major, considered character given she wasn't meant for it. She clearly had a lot of thought put into her, enough that it seemed a waste to put on "Valerie's friend she hangs out with when not with the kids." Granted, Guy's slipped into that role now, and I rather like him quite a bit too.....

If you're curious, the image at the background is a super-collage I made of all the moments implying the girls were a couple. I kept waiting for someone in the comments to outright say it before actually acknowledging it myself, and then when that didn't happen.... Well, was a good spot to dramatically reveal it with a smooch. ^^
Martin F. 19th Jan 2019, 12:05 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Yeah, we talked about this before in the comments when we first confirmed they were a couple but felt like an appropriate subject to tackle during the filler as well to sort of get some of that info out there to those who don't read the comments and to address the matter in further detail.

The decision to put them together was made either in Blues in the Night or at the start of Blue Guardians, pretty much right as Heather was starting to step into prominence, so I really wouldn't call it something like changing aspects of their characters to fit this in or anything, more just kind of a logical extension of their relationship that arose naturally. The vast majority of what we'd consider evidence for the relationship happened after the decision had already been made to go ahead with it.

Initially Adam was a little hesitant and I was the one more pushing for it; it didn't take too long to agree to go ahead with it though and I'm really glad it worked out that way because I find their relationship a lot of fun and think it does a lot to inform both characters. Plus I do think it helps Heather's role with being worried about what they're doing and about Valerie in particular, while that could certainly be there as friendship thing I think in this particular case it lands a little more strongly with that. Plus having someone she loves at the school serves as a nice counterbalance to Val's issues with her parents I feel.

For anyone wondering just how much romance is on the horizon in regards to Blues... Mixed? We've got some things in mind but it's not something we intend to sink a gigantic amount of time into or anything (honestly I'd say the Alex and Ropun date in one chapter of Wright as Rayne is probably more romantic than anything we have planned for Blues and neither side of that date was actually there for romantic reasons) and giving every character a love interest is not a priority by any stretch of the imagination.

Comments:

Rastaba 19th Jan 2019, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
Rastaba
Still so much yay! I exploded from it but totally got better! Yeah. As I said then, I totally shipped them in my head but honestly didn’t figure it would go beyond just good intimate friendship.

Or at the worst most tragic, might be one-sided, with Heather being the one to fall for the one person she seems able to safely touch only to have her feelings rebuffed.

Sooooo yeah. So much yay it turned out the way it did! Squeeeeeeee! They are so cute together!!! I may explode again from too much yay, so watch your step!
Adam C. 20th Jan 2019, 4:08 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Really glad everyone reacted so nicely to the couple. ^^ That other idea you pitched sounds really heartbreaking, honestly.
Wolfintina 19th Jan 2019, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
I know I already told you guys the reason I kept quiet after I figured out they were a couple, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.
Adam C. 20th Jan 2019, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Hope you'll enjoy what comes next. ^^ You did have a good logic for it....
karmachameleon 19th Jan 2019, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
It was less that we didn't know about it, and more IT WAS SO PAINFULLY OBVIOUS THAT IT WENT WITHOUT SAYING. That being said, I think it was a good idea to hook the two up. Now the question remains- do they share a bed...
Adam C. 20th Jan 2019, 3:57 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Eheh... Yeah, that probably would explain it. ^^ But to answer uh.... No, no they do not. .... I mean, okay they TECHNICALLY do because it's a bunk-bed but... Y'know what I mean.