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Episode 2246: Girl, It’s Getting Late, Gettin’ Upset Waitin’ Around


Adventuring heroes are used to working for themselves, essentially separate from the society around them. But for a change of pace, give them something intimately connected with the people around them. Have a village attacked by orcs, and the heroes need to defend a bunch of farmers with limited fighting skills. Or have them fight a rearguard action to protect a rag-tag group of refugees.

Anything that the people around them do could benefit from some assistance, particularly in times of danger or disaster. It doesn't even need to be hostile forces. A devastating fire or a severe weather event, or an earthquake can cause havoc and claim innocent lives, unless a group of heroes steps up to help.

Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)

Well, it looks like Allan and BB were able to stall long enough. It's not the cleanest getaway or even finished quite yet, but that'll do for a start! Hm, in retrospect, perhaps that's what all of the silly nonsense with the radio was about? It certainly looks like a clever way for the GM to allow the Resistance to live, at least for a while longer. And I also suppose that this would be a better way for the comic to show just how close the Resistance came to escaping. "Show, Don't Tell" does lose out a bit sometimes when the "Showing" part is ambiguous about how something happens or even how long it takes.

So where do we go from here? More space fighting? That'd be pretty cool, but a little odd for the narrative. Maybe the tracking thing that allowed the Peace Moon to identify D-Qar takes some time to work? The Resistance would hyperjump away, get chased down, have a small space fight, rinse repeat. That'd be a little odd after the second instance, especially since it'd lack a good way to have it all wrap up if the sides just grind each other down a bit, but it'd be doable as a movie. It could also just be a delaying action of some kind if Rey and/or Luke is being propped up as the one who comes to save the day; that could be a more Star Wars-y feeling plot and having some Episode V callbacks would help solidify that too.


Captain Canady: Are auto cannons primed, eh?
Leia: Connix! What are you doing down there? Take off!
Goneril: So am I purpos’d.
Captain Canady: Sorry, Resistance. Fire on the base.
Kaydel Ko Connix: Punch it!
[SFX]: Pow! Pow! Pow!
[SFX]: Kaboom! {the Fulminatrix’s cannon fire destroys the remains of the base}
Kaydel Ko Connix: The last transport is in the air. The evacuation is complete.
[SFX]: boom!
Leia: No thanks to your lollygagging. I was worried about you. You should have called me! Your flight privileges are revoked; you’re grounded!
Kaydel Ko Connix: You’re not my mother!

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Published: Tuesday, 20 December, 2022; 01:11:05 PST.
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