Can’t afford to cry
Posted on February 26, 2021 at 6:03 am by Daniel Kelly
Jill’s feeling a little bad about leaving Amaya to get tortured to death. This page is a callback to Jill coming back home from work right at the start of the comic, though there it was spread over two pages. This is the second instance of “Jill in traffic/Jill at the fence to her house/Jill enters her house to find Tempest next to a pile a laundry saying that X bill needs to be paid or else Y wacky punishment will happen/Jill collapses onto her bed”. This time there Jill’s a lot sadder and the laundry pile is bigger but the basic counters of her life are the same. Ain’t that the way of life.
There are, if I recall correctly, two more instances of this recurring scene in LotH (Plus a remixed version in book two where Jill walks home and collapses on the couch). I didn’t have any, like “plan” for this sequence of events happening over and over, but it let me end book one on a high note by paying it off. One of the more successful instances of laying down some groundwork and hoping I’d find a use for it later, something I did (and still do) a lot.Tags