Phew, I made it, if barely. I’ve managed to get Mopey’s transformation sequence done without having to break open another fresh strip – that would have been embarrassing.
As I said, there sadly was no way around dealing with the matter in such an extensive fashion – but I still hope that you’ll feel it was worthwhile on some level. In that regard I’m heartened by Latho’s reaction – it’s really a creature with a wealth of experience in standing around and watching people transform into magical girls, so if Latho shows this kind of enthusiasm, that’s quite an endorsement. Even if it tends to be somewhat easily to enthuse, which comes with the territory when you’re smol, pink and fluffy.
What Mopey feels about it is anyone’s guess…but an educated guess would start with the fact that her outfit is primarily black and quickly proceed to the idea that Mopey must feel that all of this turned out much better, and less pink, than she was led to anxiously anticipate. Plus, she seems to have wings, or something along those lines! She’s always wanted some of those, or at the very least one – that latter wish probably being a side-effect of having dated Sephiroth for a while, some long while back.
Worthwhile or not, just for your reassurance let me affirm again that I’ll never re-use this transformations sequence in its entire length. XD
More on Thursday.