Meanwhile in Irregular Webcomic, we’re slowly going through Armageddon theme by theme, I guess.

(From Darths and Droids. Click for full-sized planning.)

Just when I say I’m going to move away from a small set of webcomics, Da Blog practically becomes David Morgan-Mar Central. Perhaps because Morgan-Mar has a lot of stuff going on all at once, between this and Irregular Crisis.

My already-slim prediction of ending the current movie at #200 is looking unlikely. But we have started the preparations for the next movie – including a rather… unusual… answer to the question of who Jim will play next.

Huh? First of all, who are we talking about? Padme, or the Queen? They switched places for the bulk of The Phantom Menace, but while on the one hand Jim is excited about being a ruler, implying Amidala, he specifically asks Obi-Wan to give his stuff to Padme…

…and given the blossoming relationship between Padme and Anakin in the second and third movies, that would seem to hold more dramatic potential. (A man and a woman role-play a relationship between a man and a woman… only they play each other’s gender. Awk-ward! And a minefield of potential commentary to boot!)

Although Wikipedia indicates that, contra the impression I had gotten from the Darths and Droids annotations (with some help from Attack of the Clones promo materials), Padme and Amidala are actually the same person and the person dolled up as Amidala for most of Phantom Menace is completely unimportant. (Which when you think about it, would make sense for Leia being a “princess” in the original trilogy.)

In any case, we can begin formulating what might happen for the duration of two movies now on the basis of a single strip. Too bad we can’t seem to formulate what might happen for the duration of a week on Da Blog on the basis of a single post. But we will break out of the rut on Tuesday, I guarantee it!

2 Comments

  1. David Morgan-Mar
    Posted December 29, 2008 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Padme is the real Queen even in our version. It’s just that the players (other than Ben) didn’t manage to figure it out before this. But throw Jim an opportunity like this and suddenly he can recall important details!

  2. Morgan Wick
    Posted December 29, 2008 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    I wasn’t disputing that. My impression, though, had been that Padme and Amidala were separate characters (either in the movie or in your version), and had merely switched places for the bulk of Phantom Menace. So “Padme” is in fact the “real Queen”, but isn’t actually the same as “Padme”.

    I probably ain’t helping… and now you know where that much hated contraction probably comes from…

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