(Matchu is in a classroom.)
Matchu’s Narration: This is ridiculous. It’s just more of the same old shit from high school.
Matchu’s Narration: Idiotic jocks, girls who have more skin showing than should even be allowed, white people pretending to be black people, black people acting like white people pretending to be black people, the works.
Matchu’s Narration: I think I saw, like, one goth. She was pretty cute, I guess.
Matchu’s Narration: So basically, this is gonna suck. Hard.
Matchu’s Narration: It’d be GREAT if that girl I liked back then would show up and prove me wrong, but what are the odds of THAT?
Two eyes shine through the dark door.
It’s Shadowy Mystery Person!
Matchu is shocked to see his foe.
Shadowy Mystery Person is a beautiful girl. It’s that girl Matchu was talking about before! She stands in a heavenly glow with flower petals all around her.
Matchu is gobsmacked. “Gobsmacked” is a funny word.
Matchu’s Narration: Pretty good, actually!
Gonna be honest, in hindsight, storytelling-wise and characterization-wise, this is probably the worst Matchu comic.
Amber’s introduction is very sloppily done, which blows because she’s my favorite character. Matchu mentions her a few times and she just… shows up.
Introductions are typically the hardest part to write in a series, but I still think I could have figured out something better than that,
Also, while it’s all in his head and not out loud, Matchu’s narration makes him seem like more of a jerk than I intended, and that “goth” line, which was supposed to be a nod to Famine’s cameo a comic ago, now makes me cringe reading it. Matchu’s not really supposed to be an asshole, he’s a good guy, albeit one who’s very world weary and depressed. Here it feels more like he’s angry and bitchy.