Doc's parents are in the Carribean?

Doc's parents are in the Carribean?

Joined: October 21st, 2016, 11:45 pm

September 5th, 2017, 11:33 pm #1

Well, shoot, we don't really have to worry about Irma, then. They'll just bomb the heck out of it and cancel out the winds. Probably gonna take out a lot of wildlife, but hey.
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Joined: October 8th, 2014, 2:05 pm

September 6th, 2017, 12:17 am #2

I'm having a hard time picturing polar bears retiring to the Caribbean. One of Doc's father's patents must have been for a hellacious air conditioning system.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

September 6th, 2017, 3:43 am #3

Well, shoot, we don't really have to worry about Irma, then. They'll just bomb the heck out of it and cancel out the winds. Probably gonna take out a lot of wildlife, but hey.
That part was kind of a "dodge the bullet" bit, as I didn't want to write myself into a corner.

As regular readers know, I tend to leave a few things kind of fuzzy- like the actual design and layout of the shop and all the lower floors- because I don't want to "lock" myself into a particular setup.

We haven't heard much about anyones' parents, apart from maybe Jinx and Rainy, because they're not necessarily relevant to the plotline. We know both Red and Bruno are married, but we've never met either wife, or even heard their names. We know that Sandy and Pirta were friends back in school, but we haven't heard anything about that, either. It's not currently important.

Ditto Doc's parents. I have zero plans to bring them in or do a storyline with them, but I also didn't want to just "kill them off" by stating in-comic that they'd passed away.

So this is a compromise. They're far enough away they won't be "popping in" anytime soon, nor will Cara insist they go 'round to meet them. But they're still technically 'around', so that if, years down the road, I get a good idea for a storyline involving one or the other, I can plausibly call them in. Without resorting to a typical superhero-comic "Geez, we all thought you were dead!" "That's what I wanted you to think!" ... and so on.

AND... no, we won't be worrying about hurricanes. I will occasionally put real-world issues in the strip (like the local forest fire that was briefly noted "yesterday" during the Longest Paintball Day storyline) but no, I don't need to throw in concerns about a storm that will have long since been dissipated by the time "tonight" ends.

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Joined: September 26th, 2014, 3:22 am

September 6th, 2017, 9:07 am #4

I'm having a hard time picturing polar bears retiring to the Caribbean. One of Doc's father's patents must have been for a hellacious air conditioning system.
One recurring character is a polar bear. He heads for Kapupu Lagoon every winter.
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Joined: May 22nd, 2016, 10:05 pm

September 6th, 2017, 5:15 pm #5

That part was kind of a "dodge the bullet" bit, as I didn't want to write myself into a corner.

As regular readers know, I tend to leave a few things kind of fuzzy- like the actual design and layout of the shop and all the lower floors- because I don't want to "lock" myself into a particular setup.

We haven't heard much about anyones' parents, apart from maybe Jinx and Rainy, because they're not necessarily relevant to the plotline. We know both Red and Bruno are married, but we've never met either wife, or even heard their names. We know that Sandy and Pirta were friends back in school, but we haven't heard anything about that, either. It's not currently important.

Ditto Doc's parents. I have zero plans to bring them in or do a storyline with them, but I also didn't want to just "kill them off" by stating in-comic that they'd passed away.

So this is a compromise. They're far enough away they won't be "popping in" anytime soon, nor will Cara insist they go 'round to meet them. But they're still technically 'around', so that if, years down the road, I get a good idea for a storyline involving one or the other, I can plausibly call them in. Without resorting to a typical superhero-comic "Geez, we all thought you were dead!" "That's what I wanted you to think!" ... and so on.

AND... no, we won't be worrying about hurricanes. I will occasionally put real-world issues in the strip (like the local forest fire that was briefly noted "yesterday" during the Longest Paintball Day storyline) but no, I don't need to throw in concerns about a storm that will have long since been dissipated by the time "tonight" ends.

Doc.
One possibility is to have someone mention the hurricane to Doc, who replies something along the lines of: "Yeah, I keep telling my dad to lay off the microwavable bean burritos. Mom's going to be p'o'ed if he destroys another city."
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Joined: October 2nd, 2014, 6:07 am

September 7th, 2017, 1:12 pm #6

I'm having a hard time picturing polar bears retiring to the Caribbean. One of Doc's father's patents must have been for a hellacious air conditioning system.
home many people can fall out of polar bear fur after irma goes bye???
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Joined: May 22nd, 2016, 10:05 pm

September 7th, 2017, 7:19 pm #7

Only the ones that don't fall in front of the bear's mouth.
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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