Happy Halloween, everybody!
Even if it’s currently still three days, actually – but that’s just how the update calendar worked out, and I still felt that three days early was better than posting this one on Monday, one day after Halloween. XD
As for the idea behind the strip…well, it was kind of obvious actually. Since I’ve just introduced the Coin-Monster, it was bound to get the leading role in this strip, since everyone else has done it before already.
And what kind of a nightmare scenario could you spin around money most readily? Inflationary fears, of course. Inflation still has a powerful grip on the psyche of a lot of people, even if it’s not been much of a problem in the Western world for many decades – so just imagine how torturous such thoughts must be for some being that is literally money. Inflation isn’t just threatening its wealth, it’s threatening its very substance. Nobody like to consider their own life cheap, but if you’re money the value of your life is a matter of public knowledge, down to a fraction. One shudders to think of it.*
The rest of the crew is only watching events, but still shudder…not so much due to the sights or thoughts of inflationary events than due to the cool autumn air and their particular choices in Halloween costumes. Coming from a beach episode, a Free! Iwatobi Swim Club theme seems like a thrifty and practical choice, since it’s hard to find any sort of costume that would be easier to pull off. But October is a cool month in both Canada as well as Japan, so even the ambiguity of their geographical location isn’t protecting the team from one particular consequence of that choice…
More on Monday.
*Fortunately for myself, I’m completely resilient to inflationary fears – neither being money nor having any. XD