Oh. Seems I was misinformed when I wrote that oldstyle!Mopey (or classic!Mopey, if you prefer) lingers at the fringes of everyone’s consciousness. Seems like the place were she actually hangs out when not haunting her newer self is…Hell itself!
Which shouldn’t really come as that much of a surprise to me, since she’s always held a certain amount of fascination for that place…especially its more gothic qualities, of course, but also the general nature. And she needs some place to hang out while she’s got no physical existence handy, so, hell, why not Hell? It’s no like a bath in molten lava has any sort of negative effect on somebody with no body.
I’ve not that often done Valentines Day specials, but every now and then. But this year was the first time it occurred to me that I could just as well – nay, even better! – do a Single Awareness Day special. And then everything lined up perfectly: February 14th being a regular update day, oldstyle!Mopey appearing in the strip before, Turkmenistan deciding to close its ‘Gate to Hell’ (pictured as background in panel 2), my declining mental health….that much coincidence can’t be a coincidence! The fates have decreed it.
So here you go. Happy February 14th to everybody, any and either way! =D
More on Thursday.