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A Darker November for UnCONventional
Posted Oct 31, 2014 - 10:07:26

Willow Grove, Indiana

So November is upon us, and that means (like it has for the last three years) that UnCONventional is temporarily going five days a week for a special story event.

When I first did this, it was the serious character piece I Hate November. I like to say that these characters lead full, normal lives, and we just get to see the funny moments in the comic. Knowing it was a risk doing a storyline without jokes, I still tried it - but thankfully people stuck with it and seemed to like the story.

In the two years that followed though, while I did special November storylines (In the Beginning, The Election), they ended up being just standard arcs that would have fit in at any other part of the comic. Originally I was planning on doing that again this year, with an extended version of the Max/Veronica story that we saw this last month...

...but a few months ago I had another idea. I decided to return to the spirit of I Hate November and do a character piece, this time focused on Megan. As we learned back in I Hate November, Megan's father wasn't the most progressive person in the world. I decided that I didn't want to write her coming out story, but if you payed close attention you might have noticed a phone conversation which implied it happened back in Chapter Four.

And based on what Lynn said to her co-worker Jeff in early Chapter 5, it didn't go that well.

So with this last Thursday's comic, we're finally going to deal with this head on. I know this may not be everyone's cup of tea, as the comic is normally about convention jokes, but I think exploring the characters like this is worth it.

And if you don't like it, the good news is the comic returns to normal come December 2nd. Until then though, please enjoy "You Can't Go Home Again."
- Traegorn

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Oh I'm ready. After going through a few funerals and knowing all the process and planning and energy it takes just to bury a loved, one I am ready to relate to that. And although I never had issues like Megan does being I am straight, I have had issues with my dad. So I can relate to some of that stuff.

I am ready. If i laugh it's probably cause I can relate.
Appreciate the "Heads Up" on the current arc and that you put the date when you will resume back with the Con jokes for those of us who aren't interested in a more serious tone. See you in December.
Yeah, I did the same warning before I Hate November years ago, but the comic had less than half of its current readership back then.

I like visiting serious drama in this comic, I don't like living there.

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