Comic 638 - DooTube Killed the Blogging Star
24th May 2021, 12:00 AM in Emily and the City
DooTube Killed the Blogging Star
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Author Notes:
Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
While Cryptida has crossed over with ProfEtheric's and SarahSophia's comic Autumn Bay before, this new chapter may be the most extensive (non-spin off) instance so far.
As such, there will be quite an amount of what lirvilas once called "heavy contextual density". I will however put an effort to make this story also understandable and above all entertaining for those less familiar with Autumn Bay and other adjacent works - and I will also provide a lot of explanatory links in the author comments. If this leads any of you down the proverbial rabbit hole, the better! ;-D

Also, I hope nobody minds that I this is the second chapter in a row which is focusing on a side character rather than any of the main cast. Though at least I will stay true to my comic's alleged premise this time, for there will be a creature that can be described as a cryptid!

Also, you may have noticed that panel 1 has a few Easter eggs alluding to other comics... ;-)
User comments:
Jean_Q_Citizen edit delete reply
Jean_Q_Citizen
An excellent job of capturing Alvery’s thoughts!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Ha, you noticed! :-D

My thought was that it's canonically verifiable that Alvery is attracted to raven-haired girls, after all! :-)
Hogan edit delete reply
Hogan
I spot with me little eye... cameos!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Lots of cameos! :-D
(Thanks for adding them to the Cameo Archive! you're quick!)
Hogan edit delete reply
Hogan
(Thanks, I need to be fast in order to secure the evide... material!)
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
BTW, if you want, I could point you to a few more Cryptida-related crossovers & cameos the Archive didn't register yet...
Hogan edit delete reply
Hogan
Want? I would be delighted to receive the information! :D
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
OK, Hogan, I just sent you a PM!

I decided to split these into several PMs though, since there's a lot of crossoverly stuff to wade through!

Await the next one... some time this week.
KidCthulhu edit delete reply
KidCthulhu
Ha, that's great!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :-)
Ariane Eldar edit delete reply
Ariane Eldar
Hahaha, I must tell Keisha about that video...
And I must suddenly think of a television show I tried to forget. Purrrr, shoggoth-poo.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Because who doesn't love seeing their relatives in embarrassing videos!? :-D

Though come on now, Quantum Cat wasn't that... bad...
Yeah OK, I think I begin to see your point...
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
I think true Coasties wouldn't call AB part of the East Coast.

Midwesterners would, however.

(KC, any thoughts?)
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Oooh, interestingly, I originally wrote "near the East Coast" - but then Taily said that the term "East Coast" means the coastal states rather than just the literal coastline.
(Taily herself is from the West Coast, if I'm not mistaken.)
KidCthulhu edit delete reply
KidCthulhu
The state of NY is considered Eastern Seaboard. So technically AB is East Coast? But I tend to agree with your assessment.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
You know what?
This whole discussion now gave me an idea for later in the story...
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
Man, AB is upstate! It has more in common with Cleveland than with the City! And I'll loudly explain that to any left coasters who wander into my rifle range!

(OK, I'll stop it with my parochial hangups over place...)
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
BTW, in-universe this part is narrated by Emily, who isn't American - I'd say that provides a sufficient excuse for slight geographical imprecision...

The old "my character did the mistake, not me" face-saver.
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
If Madame Becquerel joins a show with that name without even doing some research, she certainly deserves her fate... but I am sure the audience was very pleased.
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Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Hey, just because the brand is called Trickster doesn't mean - although on the other hand...

Hmmm...

Could it be that, as a publicity stunt, the Trickster people deliberately rigged Madame Becquerel's bikini top to get loose, without telling her anything about it...?


(Also, fun fact: Before settling for Alvery, I indeed briefly considered Perverto to be the one who wrote the "She's hot!" comment beneath Emily's video.)
MST3KFan edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Charlotte!!!! XD

Man, I keep thinking of reviving the "Retro Video Game Reviews", but just don't have the time.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
If you find time someday, revive the Reviews!

(Though now I wonder how Charlotte found the time to review Scimitar Online, with her now having two toddlers and all! ;-D )
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
Omg, gotta love the ads and comments.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Thank you!
I had a to of fun doing this page! :-)