I didn’t write this comic just so I could get Gear to make a naked Sally sprite. Okay. I didn’t only write it because of that. I wrote this to highlight a point. As a self-confessed Sally fanboy, I have seen the gradual decay of her personality to a point where her rack is the only appreciable aspect of her character. And that’s just plain sad.
At the beginning of the year, when I thought Karl was going to go somewhere with this, I was all excited with the possibility of seeing a different side of her personality. Now, reading the preview for #144, I see all that potential growth going stillborn, and I realize just how pissed off Sonic the Hedgehog makes me sometimes. Because, I’ll let you in on a little-kept secret, I prefer character driven stories. It’s one of the first things people learn in fictional writing. And if you make changes in your charas there’s no possible way you can make your audience accept any back-tracking without some damn good writing to back it up. And I speak from experience here, some goofy time travel plot won’t cut it. That is, if the future comics are about what I think they’re about.
Man, I hope I’m wrong.