Are we going to see Kitsune at this point? The common consensus was that even if he was involved he would have a half-baked excuse not to be able to help but now I'm wondering if he could do something but no one is even going to ask. When its all said and done and Marion is human again, Kitsune is going to walk up to them and be like:
Kitsune: You know I could have changed you back at any time.
Kitsune: I've been waiting in King's closet for years for someone to ask me but no one came.
Marion to King: You knew about this the entire time and didn't think to try asking the magical fox to change me back?
King: I didn't think he could. He couldn't change me back when I wanted him to and when he did offer I decided to stay a dog.
Marion: Well La De Da for you but I didn't want to be a squirrel for ___ years and we could have at least asked.
Kitsune: He does have a point, King.
King: You stay out of it. Plus aren't you the one with omnipotence? Why didn't you come to us?
Kitsune: I didn't want to take away your free will or interfere unless I was called upon.
Even though they're wearing them now, Marion will ditch the Pants eventually. Whether it be out of resent or just pure laziness...
A. doubt that. B. I'm thinking the pants (among other things) is a sign that Marion's time and this arc are coming to an end. At the very least we'll be seeing less of him for the time being.
dr_eirik wrote: Ash Greytree wrote:
dr_eirik wrote:So... thing are moving along, and now the Milton money and ECP are behind him. We are now beyond telling mom and the local ferrets. Who wants to wager that he will end up taking his finals? He may not have even missed any.
I'm betting that this current strip is where the good news stops, and next Keene is going to lay out the bad news that puts a wrinkle in everything and/or gets the ball rolling on what Marion's new daily routine will be. My bet is still on Marion having to repeat senior year of high school. It's September in real life so we could be subjected to a further timeskip, and it would potentially bring Marion into contact with Rockstar and Miles. Him getting a new outfit strengthens my belief that he'll be going back to school. For the more realistic (but less fun in my opinion) route, I could see Keene pulling some strings and enabling Marion to make up his final exam(s) from yesterday and today (in-comic) somewhere off-campus (with Miles proctoring the exams if Marion indeed does go to that same high school), get his diploma (sadly without being able to walk with a cap & robe), and take college classes at home online under his own name since nobody would be able to see him.
Whichever of those two things happens, I can see him also having to take the GOE and registering as a pet just in case. He gets to interact with the rest of the animals of Babylon Gardens as the cause and cure for his squirreliness is searched for. That's what I think Keene is really after so he can enact some sort of plan in the future.
One of the things I've really enjoyed about this storyline is that its been nearly impossible to predict where Rick is taking it. I personally don't think this is the end of the good news for Marion. It would seem strange to have to repeat his senior year. More likely he'd have to take a GED exam to get his diploma if they can't allow him to take his finals and graduate.
I was thinking about him taking the GOE, and I have to think that Keene will be actually against that. I think if Marion was going to masqurade as a pet, then it makes sense because it gives him at least some legal protection. But here, it sounds like Keene is going to throw in 100% that Marion was human. If that's the case then the GOE would be an admission of sorts that it wasn't true.
I do hope that Rick does manage to set it up so we get to see Marion walk for graduation, even if it's on Lois's shoulder or something. He's look cute in a cap and gown.
Not really. There have been a few hiccups and some times skips but all in all, this story has progress very predictably. Steward knows about Marion and still has the coin. Marion is home, Lois, King, his mother, and the K9's know about him, and Keene is now going to rope Marion into the ECP. Steward is the still the wild card but everyone else is doing exactly I as I expected them too.
As far as graduation and college goes its up in the air But for the sake of convenience I'm sure he manage to squeeze a diploma so not to have school hanging over his head as he progresses on with his squirrel problem. College is complicated because he may not want to bother with it right now if he can't actually go to an actual school. Online classes are possible but if he actually gets a real job with the ECP as the "Face" or whatever then college would just be a distraction more than anything. If I was marion or even writing this story, I would put college on hold until he changes back.
The only other unpredictable thing at the moment is still the "thing." Do we or do we not reveal to the greater public that Marion was human and that it is possible for humans to become animals for various reasons.
fenrirblack wrote:Also the fact that shirt is tucked
Good point. Shirt should be loose if you're not wearing a belt.
Still, Pit has some fashion skills.
You might want give Pit some new fashion skills. I don't know enough about fashion to drop names but I know someone is rolling in their graves with Pit wearing that outfit.