Bonus Feature Cliché Lookout: Get’em!
You know what I always love? When the pursuer becomes the pursued. Going back to an old example, Han Solo charges headlong down the corridors of the Death Star, screaming like a madman and right on the heals of fleeing stormtroopers. Only when he rounds the corner, there are a few more stormtroopers there (inevitable nerd rant: and then George Lucas turded the whole thing up by adding an absolutely ridiculous amount of bad guys… god I hate the Special Editions…).
It’s always funny when the bad guy is chasing the good guy – or vice versa – and the person being chased leads them right into his friends. There’s a sort of natural response to seeing someone chased where you want to root for them, even if they’re the bad guy and you know you’re not supposed to. Watching them make it to safety is a bit cathartic, although it might put the good guys in danger. Luckily, Han Solo made it through without a scratch. We’ll see if Guy gets so lucky.
About this Episode:
I originally wrote this as taking place in “my office”, because in the fictional comic universe I have an office instead of just shooting in a cramped basement where I always hit my head. However, there have been a few comments here and there asking about the timeline of the Bonus Features in relation to the actual comic, so I wanted to have one run right into the other. In this case, Cheryl and Guy run into the filming of next week’s comics.
Also, I wear a suit in the comic universe, as opposed to t-shirts and jeans all the time. Comic me is much classier.
I keep having characters refer to this person as “this guy” or “that guy” because his name is Guy. Really, really lame joke, I know, but it makes me smile.