Yeah. Well. I guess I’m slowly losing it…on Thursday, I explained at length that the Professorian wasn’t able to send thoughts and prayers, for reasons and causes. Totally ignoring the fact – which I simply, plainly had forgotten about – that he’s doing exactly that at the start of today’s episode. >_> Hrmpf.
All of the American Independence Day paraphernalia used in the final panel aren’t really a sign of me losing it, though – they’re just consciously completely at odds with the vaguely defined Canada/Japan mixed setting used up to now. ._. Because Japan doesn’t celebrate an independence day at all, always having been a sovereign nation (ignoring a somewhat ambiguous tributary relationship to the Emperor of China at some points in its history). And, as far as Canada’s independence day is concerned
So, really…if I wanted a clear, unambiguous visual clue that simply shouts “independence day” in an unnecessarily loud voice and associates some well-known B-movies by Roland Emmerich (and that was what I wanted), I just had to go with American independence, specifically. Also, of course, because of the violence associated with it, as will become obvious in future strips.
I was considering trying to line up this strip with July 4th, which also happens to be an update day this year – but ultimately felt that the six filler strips that that would have taken to pull off would have been a bit excessive. Even by my own standards in that regard, already notoriously low to begin with. ^_^;
More on Thursday.