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The Wotch
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Author(s) Anne Onymous and Robin Ericson
Website http://www.thewotch.com/
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Current status / schedule Updating on Tuesdays and Fridays
Launch date 2002-11-21 [1]
Genre(s) Fantasy, Comedy, Action, Drama
Rating(s) PG-13[1] for comedic fantasy violence and action and suggestive themes.

The Wotch is a cartoon-style English-language webcomic created by "Anne Onymous" and "Robin Ericson" about the magical adventures of two like-named characters. Its plots are clearly influenced by American comic books[2], as well as manga and anime, notably Ranma ½[3] and Naruto[4][5], while the mixture of humour and drama is reminiscent of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which is occasionally referenced explicitly[6][7][8]) and Jeff Smith's Bone. Unlike most webcomics, all off the the Wotch's costs are fully supported by donation income[9][10].

The comic is divided into issues and seasons, with about 30 comics per issue and nine issues per season. The first daily page appeared on November 21, 2002[11]. The comics have been posted on an update schedule that has varied during the Wotch's history, and it has stopped several times due to outside events. In particular, it had three long hiatuses, from November 1, 2003 to April 23, 2004, from November 10, 2004 to January 5, 2005, and from December 29, 2006 to February 28, 2007. During these, the comic often maintains regular updates by posting filler comics[12] authored and illustrated by guests. As of June 2008, the comic only updates on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Contents

Plot

Two high school students, Robin Ericson and Jason Grey, are curious about Anne Onymous, the new girl at school. Jason is particularly smitten with her because of his fetish for redheads. What's more, Anne seems to have magic powers. Jason thinks she must be a witch, but when he confronts her she tells them she is actually a Wotch. It all began one day while walking in the woods near band camp, she found a box containing a magic flute and was told by a mysterious voice that the flute had given her the magicks of the Wotch - which she must use wisely.

In any event, her powers have a tendency to go wrong, causing endless chaos for her friends and classmates. Unknown to her, in another dimension the Dark Lord Melleck Xaos (pronounced kay-ahs) and his henchmen are plotting to exploit the powers of the Wotch in order to rule the world. Xaos's efforts usually cause Anne's spells to misfire with even more catastrophic results, resulting in strange transformations (Jason frequently finds himself transformed into a girl, "Sonja," which he doesn't mind so much as long as he/she has red hair), and the appearance of mythical creatures on the school campus.

Meanwhile, the editor of the school newspaper, Ivan Bezdomny (the name of a character from Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita), is determined to find something interesting to put in the paper, which means that Anne and her friends have to try to prevent him from finding any evidence of her powers while at the same time trying to put right the latest disaster.

Anne lives with her older brother. She frequently transforms him into a little girl at his request, because he finds having the simple mind of a small child to be relaxing.

Content

The Wotch contains mild comedic fantasy violence and action, peril, and suggestive themes. It is the equivalent of a PG rated movie.

The comic is also heavily reliant on supernatural gender transformations, often changing male characters into female characters and vice versa. It is used for comedic effect.

Major characters

  • Anne Onymous – Anne Onymous was a completely normal high school girl until she found a magical flute at Band Camp. As she held it in her hand, she was told that she was the latest in the Wotch line. Still learning, her lack of experience has been the cause of many crazy events in Tandy Gardens. At first, she tried to hide her secret from everyone except her older brother/younger sister, until Jason Grey, initially obsessed with redhead Anne, inadvertently saw her float a pencil to her hand while stalking her. Since then, she's let her secret be known to Jason, Robin Ericson, Angelique the Defective Djinn, Milo Happerbasket, Katie McBride, Samantha Wolf, Ally Taverner, Ally's boyfriend Joe, Mingmei Wu, Irene Lew and James Thompson. She seems to have a crush on the adult version of Link from the Zelda series. She is usually portrayed wearing a pink t-shirt and a purple skirt.
  • Robin Ericson – Robin is close friends with both Anne and Jason. He originally considered Anne to be just a friend; however, he has developed a crush on her (which she seems to neither notice nor return). Robin has no extraordinary abilities whatsoever, and all three times he tried to use magic, the attempts failed miserably. Shamed by the fact that he could neither help nor protect Anne, Robin has recently taken up martial arts. He often serves as the voice of reason when Anne is flustered by her latest magical mishap, or when Jason is simply being himself. Robin has a younger brother named Kirk, who calls himself by the name "Kirkashi". Robin usually wears a black t-shirt with a Rutgers scarlet knight logo on it. He has an Invader Zim poster over his bed. When he is a girl he often called "Robyn". Unlike Jason, Robin is not quite comfortable when he is transformed into a girl.
  • Jason Grey – Jason's entire life revolves around three things: reading comic books, making sarcastic remarks, and redheads. Jason is the third member of the trio, and maintains a high level of stoicism, commenting only once in a while, usually still while reading his comics. He remains perfectly calm in even the most dire of situations, such as being the only one to notice that one of their friends had just transformed into a bloodthirsty werecat. In fact, it seems as though the only times when he isn't completely taciturn and laconic is when A): a new comic/movie has just come out, or B): his redhead sense starts tingling. Jason is obsessed with redheads, completely ignoring the existence of girls of any other hair color. In fact, the only non-redhead he has ever been attracted to was, quite ironically, the love of his life, a Djinn named Angelique, who is currently in the Djinn dimension. Anne has a habit of transforming Jason into a redheaded girl. He was originally incredibly annoyed by this, but is no longer bothered by this (unless he is not transformed into a redhead). He has named his alternate form "Sonja" (A play on an anagram of the name "Jason"). (S)he recently went out on a date with a boy named Larry in order to get him to stop constantly calling him after seeing 'her', and being smitten. The date ended with Larry kissing 'her', leaving Jason in a state of shock. He seemed to be doing better afterward, but whenever he sees Larry, he screams and runs off in a panic. Jason's usual attire is a grey t-shirt with the letters "CMX" (short for comics) in a yellow blurb.
  • The Cheer! Squad – Alexandra King, Samantha Smith, Cher Lita Harper, and Joanna Star are seemingly the only four cheerleaders in all of TG High. They were originally four Football Jocks/Bullies named Aaron King, Gene Smith, Sunny Leo Harper, and Colin Star, who were transformed into Cheerleaders by Anne's Personified Feminine Pride when they were picking on Samantha Wolf. Joanna is the only one who remembers their past lives, though it is revealed early on in the "Consequences" story arc that Alex has had a dream about her life as Aaron. The four star in their own Comic: Cheer!

Cassie Sinclair- Cassie is seemingly normal high school girl, if one ignores the fact that she is a goth. She has a healthy interest in magic, and is known as the "resident witch" among her friends.Although her powers were quite weak, they have increased drastically, and she is growing into a competent magic user with great potential.Cassie is a very determined girl; someone who sets goals and strives hard to achieve them. Unfortunately, Cassie is also a very jealous girl, and when she sees someone achieving those goals easier than her, she tends to get almost resentful. She sees Anne as a rival due to her innate magical ability, and due to her close friendship with Robin, on whom she has a crush.

Samantha "Wolfie" Wolf-Wolfie is small, but sporty, almost tomboyish, and very athletic.She is a werewolf, cursed to transform into a wolflike form every night of a full moon,and the two nights surrounding it.This form gives her increased strength. She also has a heightened sense of smell which is available to her even in her human form, which she can sometimes use to identify transformed people. Unlike most therianthropes, Wolfie has the ability to retain her human mind while she is in werewolf form. Many of her ancestors were also werewolves. These ancestors used a magical heirloom amulet, to keep their human consciousness even during the three nights a month that they transformed. Somehow, both the lycanthropy curse and the power of the amulet combined in the Wolf bloodline, meaning that Samantha does not need the amulet when she transforms. Because of this, she has given it to her best friend, Katie McBride, so that she can keep her mind as a werecat. Both Wolfie and Katie have discovered Anne's secret and are respectfully keeping it.

Katie McBride-Katie is a young Irish lass with fiery hair and a fiery attitude to match, Katie is rather proud of her Irish heritage, and dresses accordingly. who is Wolfie's best friend in the world.Katie is a werecat, cursed to transform into a catlike form every night of a full moon, and the two nights surrounding it. In this form, she has increased strength, speed, reflexes, jumping ability, and larger breasts. She also has a heightened sense of smell which is available to her even in her human form, which she can sometimes use to identify transformed people. She needs to wear a magical amulet given to her by Wolfie to retain her human mind while in werecat form; if she transforms without it, she becomes a mindless, feral animal.She also seems to have a bit of a problem with Jason, mainly because of his redhead obsession. However, it could be more than that, as they have revealed that the two have some sort of history from last time they were alone together. They have sworn not to speak of it and nobody (including the readers) knows what it is.

Evan Onymous-Evan Onymous is a 21-year-old computer technician and Anne's older brother. He is more commonly known as "E" by his friends and family, as emphasized by the large letter "E" on his shirt. He was the first person Anne revealed her magic to, and has kept her secret well. Evan runs his own computer repair service, and is Anne's temporary guardian while their parents tour the world. E is a responsible, smart, and calm guy...when he's not a little girl (literally). E's favorite thing about Anne's Wotchism is the amulet she found that returns a person to a younger age. E often asks Anne to make him younger so that he can relax after a hard day of work. The spell has an odd side effect of transforming him into a girl in the process, an effect which, as E said, he can live with. He has two magical alter-ego's. Lilly ("Li'l E") is Evan's 4-year old alter ego. Spunky and energetic, Lilly is E's favorite way to relax after work, leaving adulthood behind and just embracing youth! Lilly is always a handful, but loves her big sister very much.Although they share the same body and are fully aware of the other person within them, they are distinctly different people.And Missy ("Miss E") is the grown-up version of Lilly. She's the same age and is as mature as E.

Professor Sorgaz/Mingmei Wu-Mingmei Wu ("Ming" to her friends) is a Japanese foreign exchange student at Tandy Gardens High, as far as most students know. In reality, she was once Professor Sorgaz, the school's economics teacher.Anne created a clone of herself manifested from her anger to take one of Prof. Sorgaz's tests in her place. However, Anger lost her temper while doing so and, realizing she could now act freely without Anne's other personality traits keeping her in check, transformed Sorgaz into a stereotypical Japanese schoolgirl. Horrified by the change, Sorgaz then ran into another one of Anne's manifested personality traits, Joy, and begged for her help. Misunderstanding the problem, Joy then cast a spell meant to make a person's mind appropriate for their body, causing Sorgaz to believe that he really is a Japanese schoolgirl named Mingmei Wu. When Mingmei's original memories of her life as Sorgaz finally resurfaced, it lead her into a massive identity crisis. When she told Anne, Robin, Jason, Katie, and Wolfie what had happened, Anne was more than willing to change her back into Sorgaz; however, after hearing her friends telling her how much they'd miss her, she gave the matter further consideration and realized that Mingmei has a happier life than Sorgaz ever did. She decided instead to remain as Mingmei and combine her two personalities into an amalgamation with the best qualities of both. Ming got to live on, and Prof. Sorgaz got to recapture the youth that he squandered. Afterwards, Mingmei fabricated an alibi for Sorgaz's mysterious disappearance and started wearing more American clothing.

Miranda West-Miranda West was the previous Wotch. Currently, she is Anne Onymous's mentor. Her residence is in a forest near Tandy, where she lives with her phoenix, Arizona. Little is known about her past, except the rare mention of her friends when she was younger. Miranda West retains a serious, no-nonsense attitude. She disapproves of Jason and Robin consistently being with Anne and knowing that Anne is the Wotch. Miranda has warned Anne that this behavior is dangerous for Jason and Robin, but she has never taken that advice, much to Miranda's disappointment. It is possible that Miranda discourages this idea because her own friends have died because of her position as the Wotch.

Cameos and Crossovers

The Wotch takes place in the same universe as some other webcomics (known by most fans as "The Wotchiverse"), and has had several in-canon crossovers and cameos of characters of other webcomics. The most notable crossovers and cameos include:

  • The Accidental Centaurs:: The canon Wotch story arc "Accidental Wotch" is a full-length joint story with Accidental Centaurs, written by Thomas Revor, with pages drawn alternately by Anne Onymous and AC's John Lotshaw. The same storyline was titled "Wotch This" in AC.[13] Revor, Lotshaw, and artist Ian "Tran4of3" Samson also collaborated to produce a pair of canon "Sunday Special" story arcs centering on AC's Lenny and the Wotch's Angelique the Djinn.[14][15]
  • The Wotch: Cheer!: Cheer! is a spinoff webcomic by another author, centering on four minor characters who appeared in an early Wotch storyline. (see section on Cheer! below)
  • Zebra Girl: Sandra and Crystal have had cameos in The Wotch, and Anne appeared in a cameo in Zebra Girl on the Magi-Net, noted in the Wotch by Miranda West[16].
  • Triquetra Cats: Triquetra Cats takes place in the future of the Wotch canon and has mentioned Wotch characters several times; and its SERVICE organization was created at the end of the Wotch's "D.O.L.L.Y." story arc.[17][18]
  • Abstract Gender: Two characters and from AG appeared in a cameo in the Wotch[19], and the AG school has played TGHS in sports.

Many other webcomics have depicted characters or elements from the Wotch, such as Exiern[20] and Misfile[21], and the Wotch has depicted characters from other webcomics as well, such as Krakow[22].

Fans of El Goonish Shive and the Wotch have often suggested that the two comics are related, but despite those comparisons, as well as a few references to and appearances of their respective characters in fillers, their authors have stated unequivocally that the two comics are unrelated.[23]

Reception and Criticism

Within the broader transgender/transformation communities, the Wotch has been well-received: As of September 2008, an average of 8,000 people read it daily[24]. The forum for discussing the Wotch grew from nothing in 2003 to nearly 2,400 members in the first half of 2008[25], and many webcomic artists now cite the Wotch among their inspirations. It has had numerous cameos and crossovers (see Cameos and Crossovers above), and has a complete spin-off webcomic (The Wotch: Cheer!) drawn and written by another author, Tselsebar. Its art forum helped burgeoning webcomic authors to practice their drawing and writing in a nurturing environment, which in turn spawned 910CMX, a community forum dedicated to the nearly two-dozen webcomics that started the art forum.

The Wotch has had its share of criticism as well. It has received vitriol from readers of Something Awful[26] and Portal of Evil.[27] Other complaints surrounding the Wotch center on its perceived reinforcement of gender stereotypes[28] and that much of the material could be interpreted as sexually fetishistic despite the creators' claim that the comic is not supposed to be sexual[29 ]. The Wotch has also been criticized for what some see as Mary Sue-ism; that Anne Onymous is a self-insert character in her own webcomic. These Mary Sue-ism assertions have been rejected by Anne, and rejected by an independent reviewer as well.[30]

Cheer!

The Cheer! Squad: (In a "Z" pattern) Alex, Jo, Lita, and Sam

The Wotch: Cheer!, or just Cheer!, is an official spin-off comic started in August 2005 by one named Tselsebar, and updated in four-panel greyscale thrice a week. It follows the slightly absurd life and times of four cheerleaders of Tandy Gardens High, who ubenknownst to themselves started out as football jocks/bullies until they ran afoul of the Wotch's personified feminist side. The group has decided that it's their mission to get everyone to actually come to the school's sporting events and raise school spirit. The comic is mostly within Wotch canon, but what is and isn't is ultimately decided by Anne Onymous.

The Wotch: My Sister, Myself

The Wotch: My Sister, Myself is an upcoming canonical Nintendo DS (formerly for the Game Boy Advance) game being developed by multiple members of the comic's forums, in particular those known as Phantom Inker, Thom Khatt, and Lilly Onymous. Recently Rebecca Heineman has signed on to help the development of the game and speed up its production. Its gameplay is planned to be similar to Secret of Mana and the 2D Legend of Zelda games. All that's known for sure about the plot is that Anne Onymous' sister is kidnapped and her friends vanish as well, so off she goes to rescue them all. The game's engine uses LISP for event scripting and BSP trees for collision detection and pathfinding.

The developers changed platforms citing several factors: GBA development is ramping down as the DS is replacing it, the DS has more RAM and better audio quality, greater storage capacity on the DS game cards and more effects.[31]

References

  1. ^ "PG-13 rating outlined in the Wotch FAQ". http://wiki.thewotch.com/FAQ:Beginner. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  2. ^ "The Wotch comics: The "Comic Relief" story arc pays homage to a number of comic book characters". December 13, 2002. http://www.thewotch.com/archives/?arc=4. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  3. ^ "The Wotch comics: Anne casts her first of many gratuitous gender-changing spells". June 11, 2003. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2003-06-11. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  4. ^ "The Wotch comics: Naruto reference". April 25, 2005. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-04-25. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  5. ^ "The Wotch comics: Another Naruto reference". October 3, 2005. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-10-03. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  6. ^ "The Wotch comics: Buffy reference". March 7, 2003. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2003-03-07. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  7. ^ "The Wotch comics: Another Buffy reference". August 25, 2004. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2004-08-25. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  8. ^ "The Wotch comics: Yet another Buffy reference". November 14, 2005. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-11-14. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  9. ^ "The Wotch comics: Anne and Robin ask the community to support them with donations". December 13, 2004. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2004-12-13. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  10. ^ "The Wotch comics: Thanks to strong donations, Anne Onymous quits her job to work full-time on the Wotch". December 14, 2004. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2004-12-14. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  11. ^ "The Wotch comics: The first comic". November 21, 2002. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2002-11-21. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  12. ^ "The Wotch comics: List of filler comics". http://www.thewotch.com/archives/?arc=1. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  13. ^ "The Wotch Comics: "The Accidental Wotch" storyline". March 20, 2005. http://www.thewotch.com/archives/?arc=16. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  14. ^ "The Wotch Comics: "Sunday Special" #1 featuring the Wotch's Angelique and the Accidental Centaurs' Lenny". March 12, 2006. http://www.thewotch.com/archives/?arc=27. Retrieved June 20, 2008.  
  15. ^ "The Wotch Comics: "Sunday Special" #2 featuring the Wotch's Angelique and the Accidental Centaurs' Lenny". March 12, 2006. http://www.thewotch.com/archives/?arc=27. Retrieved June 20, 2008.  
  16. ^ "Miranda West confirms the Magi-Net to be part of the Wotch canon". December 2, 2005. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-12-02. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  17. ^ "The Wotch: Agent Glock proposes the creation of SERVICE". October 16, 2006. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2006-10-16. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  18. ^ "The Wotch: Agents Glock and Tiel, now from the organization SERVICE". June 20, 2007. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2007-06-20. Retrieved June 19, 2008.  
  19. ^ "The Wotch Comics: AG's Brian and Ryan make cameo appearances". June 3, 2005. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-06-03. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  20. ^ "Exiern comic depicting a unicorn instead of the Uricarn Demon". http://www.exiern.com/index.php?strip_id=2.  
  21. ^ "Misfile comic depicting Anne Onymous". http://www.misfile.com/?page=149.  
  22. ^ "The Wotch Comics: Krakow's Kia makes a cameo appearance". June 3, 2005. http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-06-03. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  23. ^ "Anne Onymous and Dan Shive deny any relationship between their respective comics.". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:The_Wotch#The_Wotch_and_EGS. Retrieved June 17, 2008.  
  24. ^ "Unique IPs visiting the Wotch, September 2-9, 2008.". http://community.thewotch.com/index.php?showtopic=3804&st=20&gopid=163134&#entry163134. Retrieved September 10, 2008.  
  25. ^ "The Wotch community memberlist, with about 2,400 members in it". http://community.thewotch.com/index.php?act=Members. Retrieved June 19, 2008.  
  26. ^ "Something Awful reviews the Wotch". February 14, 2005. http://www.somethingawful.com/d/awful-links/awful-link-2674.php. Retrieved June 19, 2008.  
  27. ^ "Portal of Evil discusses the Wotch". January 20, 2006. http://friends.portalofevil.com/sp.php?pi=1000663214. Retrieved June 19, 2008.  
  28. ^ "The Wotch review". February 29, 2008. http://crimitism.wordpress.com/2008/02/29/this-army-of-extreme-feminists-were-meant-to-just-be-part-of-a-fun-and-entertaining-adventure/. Retrieved April 17, 2009.  
  29. ^ "Your Webcomic Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad". August 19, 2007. http://badwebcomics.blogspot.com/2007/08/wotch.html. Retrieved April 18, 2009.  
  30. ^ "Webcomic reviewer Robert Howard discusses the requirements for Mary Sue-ism, and concludes the Wotch does not qualify.". http://psychedelictreehouse.synthasite.com/Essay5.php. Retrieved June 19, 2008.  
  31. ^ Phantom Inker (2006-09-05). "Nintendo DS, A change of plans". http://community.thewotch.com/index.php?showtopic=6468. Retrieved 2006-10-18. "We will be developing it for the Nintendo DS, and not for the Nintendo GameBoy Advance."  

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The Wotch is a fantasy webcomic by Anne Onymous and Robin Ericson (pseudonyms). It takes place in the fictional town of Tandy.

Contents

Part 1 - Enter The Wotch

  • "Jason, no offence, but there are a million places I'd rather be than in a janitors closet with you..." -- Robin, hiding in a closet while Jason spys on Anne [1]
  • "Don't come back till you regain your sanity!" -- Robin, to Jason [2]
  • "Actually, I'm a Wotch..." -- Anne, revealing her secret to Robin and Jason [3]
  • "You're a timepiece?" -- Jason, responding to Anne telling him that she is a Wotch [4].
  • "Can you maybe bust out some of that Wotchcraft to maybe turn a few more cute girls in the area into redheads?" -- Jason, to Anne [5]

Part 2 - Comic Relief

  • "Comics are a learning experience. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a date with culture" -- Jason, arguing the merits of comic books [6]
  • "Ooooo...Witchfire has a new, skimpier costume!" -- Jason, immediately after arguing the merits of comic books [7]
  • "Shut up! Do you want to invoke the wrath of the Lawsuit Gods?-- Jason, after Robin points out who the imitation superheroes are supossed to be [8]
  • "Anne, it's me! Of course I'd think of a girl!" -- Jason, after being transformed into an imitation of his favourite female superhero, Psykique [9]
  • "I'm too female to die!" -- Jason as Psykique [10]

Part 3 - Abra-cat-dabra

  • "Cookie!", "Milk!", "Dollies!", "TV!", "Coloring!", "Hide and seek!" -- Lilly, making demands [11]
  • "Wow... I'm talking out loud to myself like a bad way of moving plot forward" -- Anne, moving the plot forward [12]
  • "Hey, I couldn't find anything called sageweed, so I got a weed from outside and some sage from the Home Ec. room. Will that do?" -- Jason, getting ingredients for Anne [13]
  • "Why do I have an urge to kidnap a princess?" -- Jason, asking why is he having an urge to kidnap Anne [14]

Dialogues

Anne: E! I told you to stay downstairs! Look what you did! Don't try to "cute face" yourself out of this one! You really messed up this time! Aw, gee, I can't be mad at you when you look like that... Dispellus Amulet (transforms Lilly to E) That's better.
E: Woah! Calm down, kitty cat! I can't be held responsible when I'm Lilly. Remember when I ruined my own Star Wars figures because I didn't think they were cute enough?
Anne: Yeah, yeah, I know, but this is really a mess.
E: Why not just use the reverse of the spell?
Anne: Because it doesn't have one! It wasn't supposed to need one! I essentially created a new spell. Transmogrification is a complicated art. See I can reverse it, but I need components I don't have for the spell work! Come on, E, we're heading to the magic shop.
E: I'm coming, I'm coming! Don't push, I can feel your claws!
Anne: I'm well aware of that. [15]

Anne: Hiya.
Robin: AAAAHHHH!!!!
Anne: Robin! Wait! It's me!
Robin: Anne?! What happened?!
Anne: A 20 year old girl happened.
E: Did I mention I was sorry about that?
Robin: Wow... uh... wow... why not just turn yourself back?
Anne: Because I need the components for the spell to work, and the magic shop is closed!
E: And good luck finding stuff like this at the quick stop!
Robin: Let me see... hmm... You know, between the chemistry and biology labs at school, I bet we could find what we need! Or close to it anyway.
Anne: You think so? That's a great idea!
E: Yeah! We should sneak over there fast!
Robin: Well, let's make one stop on the way first...
Jason: AAAAAHHHHH!!! [16]

Jason: You're a riot, Robin.
Robin: Well, I thought it was funny.
E: I'm just happy the two of you don't wake up the neighborhood. But thanks again for coming, guys.
Robin: Hey, we said we'd be here for Anne and we mean it!
Jason: I just have one question.
Robin: How we'll get into the school so late at night? How we'll synthesize such odd ingredients? How Anne will turn back to her normal self?
Jason: No, I just want to know if she knows she's walking like that.
E: Anne, you're scaring the locals.
Anne: Oops! Sorry... [17]

Anne: Well, Maki, w'ere back. Sorry we had to dash out, but we had quite the situation! Creating a new spell can be dangerous. I mean, I almost got stuck as a catgirl!
Maki: Meow.
Anne: Messing with new spells is definitely something I should be more careful about, and always make sure to get the results I mean to get! No more accidental changes into a catgirl. Gignosko Felina Peri! (transforms into a catgirl) Only the proper, easily reversible catgirl spell from now on! Wanna raid the kitchen for tuna?
Maki: Meow! [18]

Part 11 - Moon Over Tandy

  • "Oh man oh man oh man... he knows. He must know. Or he's going to find out. I thought I was doing a good job keeping it secret, but people must have seen me. Oh man oh man, I need to do something. He's gonna blab it to the whole school and then... I don't know what! I hate this. I hate having this secret and no one can help me. Maybe if I just talked to him, or anyone... but is it really a good idea?" -- Wolfie, thinking about telling someone her secret [19]
  • "Best... catfight... ever..." -- Robin, seeing the fight between Anne and Katie [20]
  • "Well, geez, at least blink! Or duck!" -- Jason, trying to get Robin to stop staring at Anne [21]
  • "Grr, why do I keep the most priceless thing I have under my old "ninja turtle" figures?!" -- Wolfie, looking for her amulet [22]

Dialogues

Anne: Look out!! (bumps to Wolfie) Rrooooooww...
Wolfie: Oh no! She got Anne! (grabs Anne) Don't worry, Anne! I'll save you!
Anne: Ack!
Wolfie: Jason! Quick! Get that talisman! We need to put it on Anne so she gets her normal mind back!
Jason: Huh? Anne's fine! She did that to herself.
Wolfie: ...Oh?
Anne: Oxygen, becoming an issue! Man, Wolfie, is that even legal?!
Wolfie: Heh... not usually, no.
Jason: What's with the Koopa shell anyway?
Wolfie: This is a family talisman. My ancestors who were werewolves had to wear it to keep their minds human. Eventually, its powers embedded in our bloodline, so we don't need it anymore... and should I just ignore the fact that Robin is a girl?
Anne: No, I thought it would help you two with crowd control. What's this about staring?
Jason: Anne caught him staring at her bra.
Robin: Um... hey! Katie's still a werecat! Heh heh... [23]

Katie: Wolfie?!
Wolfie: Katie? You got your mind back! Nice shot, Anne!
Anne: Thanks, I practice.
Katie: What in the he-- why do I have fur?!
Wolfie: I wasn't the were- they were looking for; you were. I guess you were bitten by a were-cat but my special amulet brings your human mind back in control.
Katie: Oh... is Anne a were-cat too?
Wolfie: No, she's something much more, I think.
Anne: Yeppers! Oh, let me heal you up, there. Hey, is that bite gonna... um... complicate things for you?
Wolfie: Nah, I know all about were-curses. I'll be fine, trust me.
Katie: Okay, this is the part of the crazy dream where Legolas shows up and we start making out, right?
Anne: Oh, I gotta take care of something. You two should probably hide. [24]

Anne: How are we holding back here?
Wolfie: Huh? Oh, fine, I guess.
Katie: Yeah, fine. I'm looking forward to two fantastic monthly events now. One of which turns me into a vicious monster and the other one into a were-cat.
Wolfie: Hey, it's not that bad. I'll help you through it.
Anne: Wolfie, if it's not that bad, why did you come to be cured anyway?
Wolfie: Well, you would too, if you're the only were-wolf in this area. My parents would be so paranoid that I might get found out. I guess I was frustrated and lonely.
Katie: Gee, is that all? I can help you out there! We're weres together, sister!
Wolfie: Yeah, I guess we are!
Katie: I suppose this is what one calls a blessing in disguise. (she and Wolfie hug) Is my chest bigger?! [25]

Wolfie's Mother: Samantha! There's a girl for you. Is she... the other one?
Wolfie: Yeah! That's her! Send her up! Sorry 'bout that, Anne. My parents are still pretty nervous about all this.
Anne: No problem, I totally understand! What are we watching?
Katie: The hottest elf ever. Popcorn?
Anne: I prefer adult Link myself.
Katie: If he looks like Orlando Bloom then I need to start playing more video games. Hey, Anne, aren't you forgetting what we talked about at lunch?
Anne: Oh right! Sorry! Gignosko Felina Peri! (transforms into a catgirl)
Katie: Much better. Nobody without tails allowed.
Anne: Oh, that reminds me! Katie, hold up your amulet for a minute.
Katie: Uh, okay. (the amulet transformed into a clover shape) Hey! Nice! Thanks, Anne!
Anne: No problem. Figured if you had to wear that, it might as well be your taste. Now, I can count on you guys not to tell anyone about me, right?
Katie: Anne, as an official part of weirdness that is our city, I assured that my lips are sealed.
Wolfie: Ditto. [26]

Part 16 - Enter The Wotch?

  • "The theories become more believeable the more I repeat them to myself." -- Ivan, the newspaper editor, describing his theories on the supernatural happenings in Tandy [27]
  • "Great, and here I thought these "Wicked West of the Wotch" jokes were over -- Miranda West, the former Wotch, upon hearing of the Wicked Witch of the West [28]

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