I have been speculating something as of late and was just looking for input and other people’s perspectives, regarding the conclusion/resolution of the BCB storyline. I could just be looking at this all wrong, which is fine because that is part of the reason I’m bringing this up. So at the very least I can be corrected of a irrelevant, insignificant thought process, and at best, perhaps provoke some profound ideas to surface on this thread (my money is on the former of the two to occur…).
What I do know for certain is that the comic is planned to end somewhere in the realms of Junior Year and that there is a potential for a continuation up to graduation. What I am not so certain about is if the main conflicts, which the comic is centralized around, are intended to be resolved at Junior Year and then the rest of the time is just like the old comic days where each individual chapter has self-sustaining plots that conclude within the same chapter. So essentially the characters encounter an event and then return back to baseline, as if the chapter could be removed and nothing really has changed. In other words, if the timeline between the junior year and senior is basically a huge epilogue of entertaining fluff to appease the fan base and wean them from the inevitable closure of their anthropomorphic idols. Or….if the presumed ‘stopping points’ of the story are drawn out all the way up to graduation. I guess those are questions masked in the form of statements, but bear with me.
So everything above might be common knowledge, and easily answered with a simple sentence. I bring that up to introduce the basis of my thought process. Granted, it is a very vague one.
Have any of you considered how the planned time frame for the canon ending could correlate with how particular relationships and conflicts pan out? It may seem to be an extremely low correlation at first glance, but then I was pondering why the main storyline would resolve during the junior year as opposed to the end of high school. Then I started thinking about how that particular stopping point could rule out plausible outcomes, i.e. Mike and Sandy’s relationship. What are some plausible outcomes, you might ask? Mike moving away to live near Sandy after high school, Sandy moving back to Roseville after an arduous, hectic modeling career has left her with a change of heart and change in her lifestyle, etc. My point is that some of these outcomes might appear more reasonable based upon the mere timing of the comic’s planned ending.
I know I’m probably going out on a limb here, but I was hoping to get some other people’s opinions on the matter. This comic is difficult to foreshadow, contrary to what some might believe, because the storyline shies away from anything becoming too obvious. The plot is elusive and is full of twists and turns. So basically this thread is also a means of curbing the urge to say “C’mon, throw a dog a bone here” out of anticipation of what could happen. No, I don’t want to be ‘spoon-fed’ answers; I simply want some other fans’ thoughts on the matter. It is a major reason why the comic captures my interest, because I am constantly wrong about what is going to happen next or how a character is going act/react. So I appreciate any feedback, besides a go ‘fuck yourself’, of course I wouldn’t hold it against anybody…because well, that’s the internet (deal with it.gif).
TL;DR: It’s complicated. I was bored. Don’t worry about it.
This post has been edited by SuitCase: 03 May 2011 - 06:00 AM
Reason for edit: Stop making everything a poll