Comic for Thursday, Mar 4, 2021


Posted March 4, 2021 at 11:48 pm

Varia Delmtina is named after Daria from Daria, Velma from Scooby Doo, and Tina from Bob's Burgers.

Now, full confession: Unless you count a bizarre meta-cameo in Archer, I have not actually watched Bob's Burgers. I needed a third person for this nonsense, and when I asked for someone who fit in a triangle that already included Daria and Velma, Tina was a suggestion people seemed to be on board with.

In any case, I like the resulting name, and I might try the show out someday if for no other reason than I expect to be yelled at several seconds after people read this commentary.

Speaking of Daria, I wasn't sure whether to change Varia's hair color in the last panel, and ultimately decided to do so in order to effectively reference Brittany, a cheerleader in Daria.

When I originally wrote this, I did what I sometimes do, and wrote WAY TOO MUCH for an EGSNP. It included an incorrect power set that there was absolutely no room to include, and was changed to Rhea's claim that she wasn't helpful.

Of course, that doesn't mean we won't be hearing about some incorrect powers for her, and possibly others...