So let’s imagine there’s a parallel universe where Jump Leads starts back up again. Let’s pretend for one wonderful moment that JjAR has the time to knock out a page or two a week, or someone else steps in to do the art, or whatever. Let’s imagine that scenario.
In that hypothetical scenario, would you rather see the comic pick up exactly where it left off, with Hayter and Llewellyn off in search of Meaney? Or would you rather spin past that to something new?
C’mon, humor me.
I was just going to comment but then I started writing and got too lazy to stop before the character limit.
I figure the best method would be the overlap - Jumping (heh) ahead to a point where the key stories you want to tell of the search are covered up to the finding of Meaney and moving on. I mean, it’s hard to make a choice without knowing the extent of those stories you have in mind. The big thing is that we don’t know what those stories would be like, since we haven’t gotten any, so spinning on past to something new would feel like a miss. Jumping to the end or the “bare minimum” story points is the slightly dirty feeling answer of “hedging our bets”. But then, of course, those adventures during the search that were missed could be referenced and explored in flashback or spin off. In fact, depending on the nature of those tales, maybe even just a series of short “mini-episodes” between regular chapters with guest artists or something. Which honestly could be a great chapter-break rest tactic for whatever artist, JjAR or whoever in this universe, drew it.
Although, thinking about it more, even jumping ahead to the end of that search is in a sense picking up where we left off. But it’s also honestly something new since we have a new duo dynamic in play during it, and a bit more control of the ship. So I guess that would be my vote, the rest of my ramblings just being an imagined approach to the story.
Thinking about it further, just moving past it IS a humorous tactic in its own right. Double more if the skipped adventures aren’t referenced, but those are really more jokes on the readers.
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i got into sailor moon because when i was like 8 my grandparents gave me a sailor moon plush not knowing what it was then i saw sailor moon vhs tapes at the library and i just rented them every week and thats when my life got flipped turned upside down
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Meg have I told you the story of my favorite Sailor Moon fanfic.
It’s my favorite story about fandom, ever. I’ve told it before, it’s the best:
So I’m reading Sailor Moon fanfics, as you do in 1997 (actually to add another layer to it, I was reading a “MSTing,” which is fanfic for Mystery Science Theater 3000 where people would write the characters making jokes as they read someone else’s terrible fanfiction), and there’s this one that opens with this two-page author’s note about how they were going to use the REAL names of the characters, the JAPANESE names, not the ones from the shitty American dub, because the changes that DiC had made to the original Sailor Moon anime were atrocities that completely undermined Naoko Takeuchi’s original vision for the series. The very idea of saying “Raye” instead of “Rei” or, God forbid, “Serena” instead of “Usagi” was an affront to everything that Sailor Moon stood for, and was a blasphemy that insulted the creator and her intentions. It goes on like this, no joke, for EVER. Two pages.
Then the story starts, and it’s about Usagi using the transformation pen to grow a penis and have sex with her brother.
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