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The End! Sorta.

The Yin In Space storyline is finally through! Interesting thing is, at least one reader in the forum made a pretty close guess to today's twist, which amused me. I tried to lay a few hints here and there without telegraphing it ... I don't know if they got the hints or were just looking for a twist to apply. :)

It's a slightly sad moment of course, because this is probably the last appearance of Yin as a regular cast member, and she is a fun character. But with this story, she's outgrown her role of "wacky roommate," and as she herself said, there's no way she could go back to that now. The big irony is that Tiffany, the star, plays at being a space hero, while Yin, the wacky roommate, is off to become the real deal. Funny old world! :D

Will there ever be stories about the adventures of Arden and Yin traveling through time and space with a license but without a TARDIS? I don't know at this stage. I don't have any plans for such, but when it comes to the creative process I'm inclined to never say never. Certainly there won't be any by the end of the current strip.

After all this, it's gonna be difficult to get my mind back in the "Cheers With Furries" mindset that Suburban Jungle was designed around. Maybe I should go back and reread some of the really early strips. Considering their age and what I was going through as I drew them, I'm often amazed at just how well those hold up. :)

-The Gneech

PS: Aside to rhanlav -- fear not, Squash and Stretch have not been "written out". We'll see more of them!

Comments

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maxgoof
Nov. 23rd, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
Very nice twist. I was gonna message you privately congratulating you, but you provided an LJ entry just for it.

Thank you!

And I suspect this is not the last we've seen of Catscratch, either. Heh...this was kinda like X-Files meets The Prisoner meets Doctor Who.

And stretch is right. Time travel makes your head hurt.

Which is why Larry Niven wrote an essay claiming that it was not possible.

Edited at 2007-11-23 03:18 pm (UTC)
the_gneech
Nov. 23rd, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it! :)

-TG
athelind
Nov. 23rd, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
Okay.

Yin mysteriously vanished, so Tiffany hired Squash and Stretch to find her.

They do, and Arden time-jumps them back to a point before Tiffany became concerned about Yin's mysterious disappearance.

And now, Yin is about to embark on a career of jaunting through time and space with Arden.

She seems to want to make a clean break from her own life.

We've seen no indications that she's even planning to leave a NOTE for Tiffany, much less say good-bye to everyone, explain that she's leaving, pack a bag...

In other words, she's going to mysteriously vanish.
maxgoof
Nov. 23rd, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
You missed the strip where she tells Tiffany. Back up a strip or two.
the_gneech
Nov. 23rd, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
athelind
Nov. 24th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
Ah! Don't know how I missed that one. Okay, never mind, carry on!
torakiyoshi
Nov. 23rd, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
One more storyline neatly tied up. Much as I am pleased to see it, I am not keen on where this is heading. Ah, well... as long as you don't quit the art stuffs all together, Mistofer Lion.

Have the best

-=Kiyoshi
the_gneech
Nov. 23rd, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
Nope, no fear of that!

-TG
klepsydra
Nov. 23rd, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
Will there ever be stories about the adventures of Arden and Yin traveling through time and space with a license but without a TARDIS?

OK, which of them is Romana and which is K-9?
katayamma
Nov. 23rd, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Ummm... Neither of them is K9. If they took Drezzer along, THEN you'd have a K9, though I'm not sure if I could get used to him calling Arden "Master."
stilghar
Nov. 23rd, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
To quote Rowling:

"Oh my god, the Fanfiction..."

:P
hossblacksilver
Nov. 24th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
Mickey Smith is the mechanical dog. But that's not important, because.

We are in a car. (Sorry, the video seems to be missing)
exatron
Nov. 23rd, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
I figured there was something left for Catscratch, either her being No. 1 or wanting revenge for being left behind.

This is a nice way to end the story. Things get wrapped up and you neatly excise Suburban Jungle's paranormal/science fiction elements. Plus, it's a starting point should you ever get the urge to write science fiction.
hossblacksilver
Nov. 24th, 2007 05:57 am (UTC)
My money was on #1 as well.
aj_hyena
Nov. 23rd, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
I'd never have expected Catscratch to be #2. Heh.

Ageis J. Hyena, signing off, over and out.
katayamma
Nov. 23rd, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna miss coloring Catscratch and Yin.

Then again, I'm really going to miss coloring the SJ when it rolls up.

radbaron
Nov. 23rd, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
You're going to miss colouring..... two BLACK AND WHITE characters? heh. Who says artists and writers are the strange ones?
Yes, I realize they wear clothes, but they could live in the same universe as Sabrina (clothes look like the fur)
katayamma
Nov. 25th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
The comment was about SJ, not just Yin and Arden.

Lot more color if you take the entire cast into account.
huskyteer
Nov. 24th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'll miss Yin very much. She was a true original and I liked all the Friends-ish flatmate plotlines. But comics can't stand still!
foxcutter
Nov. 26th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
It was a nice story line, and it's nice to see Yin grow. I hope she does pops back in sometime, now and then.
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