Comic 280 - 13-09

19th Oct 2020, 12:00 AM in Chapter 13
13-09
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SureenInk 19th Oct 2020, 12:00 AM edit delete
SureenInk
Aww, how cute are they? John and Alison are a couple I love writing. It's too bad it's taken 13 chapters before I've gotten to write them, and even 16 chapters in (where I am at in writing), I still only got to write them together for just one chapter.

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Hippocampus 21st Oct 2020, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Gotta say, I for one have been loving this latest scene. John seems like a really cool guy, and he and Alison are both strong enough (personality-wise) to play off each other really well. Definitely one of the more realistic couples I've seen in webcomics. You should totally write more chapters with them together in the future!
Falling Star 23rd Oct 2020, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
Power couples can be very interesting, narratively; all too often we have a protagonist and a love interest, and a "will they/won't they" drama that, let's be honest, the fact that they are a protagonist and a love interest pretty much answers that question from the title card. Hence why the subversion of the trope in "Into the Spider-verse" was so awesome. Anyway.

Having two main characters start as a loving couple, continue as a loving couple, and end as a loving couple, means you can have two characters with a shared theme or goal. This allows you to show different perspectives, engaging in their own right, while not bogging down unnecessary drama, or you can shift the tone dramatically, because as soon as one character is on board, you know a second is close to following. You also have that Ace up your sleeve, where anything foul that befalls one of the pair will cripple or distort the other.

It's an interesting dynamic that we don't get to see played out very often; stable, loving relationships based on mutual respect and open honesty.