I spent the weekend fighting a cold, but somehow still managed to finish up this story arc, celebrate a friend’s birthday, and watch a show at the Chinese New Year festival, all on Saturday night. Lazy Sundays fix everything though. Bill Watterson knew what he was talking about.

The climax and denouement of this tale will be rapid, with Thursday’s comic buttoning this thing up. Smashing Avatar’s regular programming will be back next week, whatever that means. I’ve enjoyed this exercise thoroughly, and look forward to exploring greater depths of storytelling in the future. What that means precisely, is not entirely clear, but stick with us. We’ll get there.

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