Happy Friday, oh loathsome creatures of the gutternet. What? I can't take a page out of Warren Ellis' book? Anyone who likes anything about this comic will utterly LOVE Ellis' FreakAngels. It's a comic you guys should definitely check out. For mature audiences only! Very often NSFW. You have been warned (and yes, I do very much love talklikewarrenellis.com).
Anyone who has a moment or two, I'd very appreciate if you could fill out a survey for me! Comics are how I pay my bills, and if people take this survey, I get better fill-rates with better ads, and therefore make more money. Now that a tank of gas is reaching about $30 again, every little bit is appreciated! Should only take a few minutes.
So! Today's page. I hope everyone realizes that in the case of 90% of all stories, if the main character were as smart or talented as he or she claimed, the story would never happen. The protagonist would succeed quickly in the endeavor, or never get dragged into the problem to begin with (this is discounting fantasy stories for the most part. What good are those without "unlikely heroes forced to save the world from _____?"). My stories all start out with a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes. Mistakes are how people get dragged into things. If Colbey were the perfect martial artist/tracker/survivalist, she'd be all alone in a cabin in the deep woods, sniping anyone who got too close and reading Ralph Waldo Emerson. That's not a story fit for a comic!
No, no, Colbey is smart and talented and a survivor, but every once in a while, frustrated with a turn of events, she'll do something she shouldn't. As I did. When my four-ways button got stuck (yet again!) in my car. Here's some good advice: never, ever, palm-strike a button in your car because it will BREAK YOUR DASH. The end.