Comic 466 - Blue vs. Green, Page 28

1st Sep 2015, 11:00 PM in Blue vs. Green
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 1st Sep 2015, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
This is not a trick, ruse, hoax, dream, or hallucination. The villain of this chapter is a magically-imbued, hyper-intelligent Weeping Willow tree. Yes, we're really doing this.

Wow, actually premiering the idea makes me realize how bizarre it really is. Huh. Ah, well, we've been building this up and dropping hints of foreshadowing so no turning back now.

I really wanted to do this for a long time for weird reasons. I love the idea of the kids fighting something that's not in any way humanoid; this kind of ancient, alien, mysterious thing that in no way thinks like a person but is still intelligent and still malicious. There's just something so creepy about that concept and that's something I was trying (and hopefully succeeded at) with Salix. I dunno, feedback as we go, folks? This is weird territory.

In general I kinda really wish a lot of other shows did things with the "Doesn't look like a human" bit more. Offhand just the other day I was arguing with my brother about Green Lantern comics for this very reason.

As for who Salix is or where he/it came from.... well, we'll have to see.
Martin F. 1st Sep 2015, 11:20 PM edit delete
Martin F.
I actually thought until looking at the page again earlier that the reveal wasn't until the next page. Gets a little hard to remember all the specifics on these things as you do them.

Funny, actually dunno how much I have to say on this one myself. I am curious if anyone will have seen this coming or not; it's supposed to be out-of-nowhere, but, maybe it's because I was personally aware of the twist that I've really noticed, but there have been things pointing at it. Plus Salix was mentioned before as being someone Antlers was just working for, though that isn't enough to mean, "Totally a tree," all on its own.

So yeah, things are about to get real. Strap in.
Adam C. 1st Sep 2015, 11:28 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Funny part is that the biggest hint that he's a tree? "Salix" is the Genus of tree that includes willows ("Salix Babylonica" being the Weeping Willow specifically). All it took to give away the twist is a quick Google search.

Comments:

Guest 1st Sep 2015, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
....bonfire anyone?
Wolfintina 1st Sep 2015, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
So Salix is a tree, not any kind of woodland cryptid or mystical being but a literal tree, okay you guys broke the weirdness scale with this reveal.
Adam C. 1st Sep 2015, 11:42 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
We strive for such things.

Also, I have a new vocabulary word. Cryptid. ^^