Janet? So, Monica has a Janet friend as mentioned previously… the last time here: http://wapsisquare.com/comic/whats-the-catch/
What role does she play?
Janet was first mentioned all the way back here http://wapsisquare.com/comic/11062002/
She also works at the museum in the modern art section. =)
Janet apparently played Shelly’s part in previous iterations. She’s Monica’s co-worker this time around; it seems that they were closer in other versions of their lives.
Either that or the names varies because of differences in what the parents had for name “suggestions” or other happenings earlier in the time-loop.
To introduce doubt in the plan!
Brandi’s instructions suggested the needed party was “a friend of Monica’s, either a Shelly or Janet or ____”. It seemed obvious that the important person was Shelly, because we haven’t seen the others around almost since the inception of the comic… but look, here’s Janet now? Are we really sure it was supposed to be Shelly?
Not to state the obvious, but as TlalocW just referenced, is anyone else getting the bad vibe Bud picked the wrong friend?
I’m not sure that’s the case. The book said it was one of Monica’s three friends that Bud became close to. Seeing as how Bud grew close to Shelly, it sorta answers that. Throwing Janet in there may just be something to screw with our heads… Unless of course Janet and Bud are gonna become BFFs in the next couple days….
So THAT is Janet. So, what brought this about? It has been a few years since that strip was shown, so why bring in a character seven years after mentioning her name?
Anywhooo, Monica is right, who is she suppose to trust? Right now, she is in “DTA mode” (DTA= don’t trust anybody), and I cannot blame her. Ever since she started investigating the calendar machine, it seems as though a big bulls eye has been placed upon her, and none of her options look all that desirable.
Janet is now revealed as a Chekhov’s gun. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen Monica look more busty as in the first frame.
Absolutely amazing the least couple of weeks.
.. but .. is this going to mean the end of the comic once they fix time and space and stuff? or does it? Sorry if I missed something obvious.
Wapsi will keep going. =)
*..then hurts from old*
*..then sorta stops*
Actually, if this is the first time we’re seeing her, she can’t be that close a friend. Also, there’s always the possibility that it didn’t matter which of those it was, just so long as it was one of them.
How’s Heather doing anyway?
I hate it when that happens!
Aw, just GREAT. Now I gotta go back and re-write the cast list.
See? THIS is what this strip does to me.
(Yes, that is the updated cast list, thanks.)
Of course she’s on the edge of a flip-out, every day is one step closer to a nice big blank Future and a big box of crayons to scribble with. Something that rife and ripe with possibility probably looks scarier than a haunted house.
Paul…your characters are starting to seem more Omniscient as we go on. It’s a big conclusion for Monica to jump to that someone is going to kill her.
Monica is feeling extreme abandonment in a very deadly game and is jumping to the worst case scenario of someone who feels demoted to a game piece, she may be more dangerous to everyone alive than dead.
Hmmm. Tina said “You have to trust her.”
Doubt is female…
Sometimes a little doubt is a Good Thing…
Just to point out, almost all of the cast is female. Gender specifies next to nothing.
That’s what’s frustrating for Monica.
I’m gonna get a late bet on this one: “Her” is that lady that we’ve heard mentioned many times before, but never actually have seen (other than that little “flashback” a few years back). You know, the one that’s driving Jin bat#### crazy… Mayahuel.
Aww, Monica; wuffo you go projecting on people?
At least Monica caught herself and apologized before finishing that line.
so where is Michelle in all this
Well, there goes my theories from a few pages back… Now that I see the cast page, time to look for a Michelle. … Aaaannnd not on the cast page… yet. So, do we ever get to see the hypothetical michelle?
Anyone else think that Doubt looks like a young Angelina Jolie in Panel 1?
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