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25th Aug 2016, 1:00 PM
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Nobody 25th Aug 2016, 1:00 PM edit delete
Nobody
second breather page.
hope you picked up on the hints leading up to this!
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Peach 25th Aug 2016, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
Well, I definitely didn't see that coming, but it makes sense!
hey 25th Aug 2016, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
ooohhhhhh nnnnnoooooooooooooooooo
Jora 25th Aug 2016, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
I feel so silly,but what exactly happened here? It may not help that I'm not from the US.
fawn 25th Aug 2016, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
hey! if youre asking abt the idaho thing: theyre going to the grand canyon, which is in arizona. idaho is quite a ways north of arizona, meaning they've been going the wrong direction for like... almost 2 days, i think.
Nobody 25th Aug 2016, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
Nobody
fawn's correct! idaho is about a 15 hour drive from their destination, meaning it will now take them an extra 2 days to get there, pushing the time frame of sugar's alibi to its limit.
they've been taking an interstate highway called i-90, and have been notably off-track since page 30.
Jora 25th Aug 2016, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
Thank you both for explaining!! That makes loads of sense. What a bump to encounter. :(
bluestar 25th Aug 2016, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
this whole sequence was lovely to read, i enjoy how much u tell through the images alone.. and they certainly took a detour, like sugar was saying on page 6
Guest 25th Aug 2016, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
Let me guess, the mechanic's name is Rosie?
Nobody 25th Aug 2016, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
Nobody
close! her name is yolanda. rosie the riveter did kind of tarnish the standard mechanic-with-long-hair outfit though.
Cassi 26th Aug 2016, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
I love this page because it invokes so many mixed feelings. Are we sad because she's so upset? Or releaved because now there's a chance they live? Very hard to say, so happy to have found this comic.
cactus 26th Aug 2016, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
goddamn sugar. ya didn't notice you were a bit north when yall were in like, montana, or the dakotas?

wonderful page--i love the motion on the car and how you can tell they come to a screeching halt on the highway, lol. really interesting how you tell so much without dialogue
Nobody 27th Aug 2016, 3:01 AM edit delete reply
Nobody
cut her some slack, she doesn't really get out much!
sugar's pretty oblivious in general, but it does really beg the question if LOLA noticed and never said anything.
thank you for the comment!
cole 29th Aug 2016, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
just read thru everything, you are creating some really fantastic, powerful stuff. the lighting, expressions, character designs, my poor queer heart can't take it... this is my new fave webcomic
callie 3rd Nov 2016, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
i just thought about it, did lola realize that they were going the wrong way earlier on, or did they both just get it then and there?
Nobody 3rd Nov 2016, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Nobody
that's purposefully left up to viewer interpretation!
on one hand: she has been shown looking at the street signs a couple times, like on page 30; she's had a keen awareness of their surroundings in other ways for a while; she has done other things to stall during the trip, too.
on the other hand, in this page, at the end, she pauses; she's the one directing now, and she could have lied about which direction to go at this point if she were truly bent on stalling the trip, but it's clear in the next scene they're headed in the right direction.
her eyes are wide, but not completely open. she could be surprised learning they've been going the wrong way, or she could be just coming to the realization of how far she let it go.
it's really up to what you think is more believable for her.
grocer of despair 11th Nov 2017, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
Something interesting about the Idaho detour is that it indicates that we've lost a day, probably during the painkillers montage that happens on page 39. We've seen three full days/nights of action so far. On the second night, they're either in Illinois or Wisconsin (where 90 and 39 run concurrently) - somewhere between 22-24 hours away from the Idaho border. We see them crossing the Idaho border at around noon (sun directly overhead), after no more than 4 or 5 hours of driving that day (they wake up with the sun already up). That means if this is the fourth day of driving, they would have had to drive at least 17 hours on the 3rd day - unlikely, since the night before crossing to Idaho they stop before sundown. What makes more sense, and aligns more with the phases we see of the moon, is that those 17+ hours were split between two days, one of which passes by entirely unseen by us (and Lola). So Sugar's breakdown in the parking lot happens on the fourth night, and they cross into Idaho on the fifth day.