16th Aug 2013, 9:33 AM in McFly

1117. McFly 17: Natasha's Goodbye

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1117. McFly 17: Natasha's Goodbye
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Dyonus 16th Aug 2013, 9:33 AM edit delete
Dyonus
A thought occurred to me while I was drawing this comic. Writing a joke as part of a story tends to be hazardous. What I mean is...yeah, I find it funny that they figured out that "Natasha" was their daughter.

But the issue I have with this are two-fold. One...is that they pretty much know at this point that they're probably going to end up together because of this. The second being Elizabeth. Part of me feels like they could've donated their egg and sperm in hopes that Natasha gets conceived by one of the other parents.

But this isn't the case. They (as Sam confirms later on) pretty much shrug this off since neither of them are 100% sure and end up forgetting about it. (Besides...when it comes to the donation thing, they're not THAT cruel. It would be out of character for them to do something like that.)

But it's not the first time I've sacrificed something for a joke. Hell, Erin's blue because of one joke at the beginning of this whole comic series.

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dzamie 16th Aug 2013, 12:22 PM edit delete reply
dzamie
>they pretty much know at this point that they're probably going to end up together because of this
That depends on how *they* think time travel works. They might be of the opinion of "future is set in stone and WILL happen", in which case you've written yourself into a corner, or they could take the mulitdimensional approach, in which they believe that Erin came from a future in which Sam and Rachel hooked up (and may or may not have been visited by a Natasha themselves), but crossed over into an alternate timeline in which the couple have encountered "Natasha"; after the encounter, things might change enough that, in their dimension, they break up, but "Natasha" returned to her home dimension where that didn't happen. It's like preventing a crash at an intersection by instead building the intersection as a cloverleaf of on-ramps and off-ramps: two cars could still be at the same (x,z) value, but they don't affect each other as much because of a different altitude.
I mean, we as the readers know how time travel works for the DC dragons, but Rachel and Sam probably wouldn't at that point.
Dyonus 16th Aug 2013, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Dyonus
Heh. Teach me to write commentary half-asleep.

It certainly was an interesting read, but considering Monday's comic, none of this will really have any bearing on the outcome, either way. I was really just considering the options.