|Book 2: Angleworm||Page 27: More Material||
The background is white.
- Panel 1
The sun rises over the snow-covered buildings and trees of Broodhollow. The panel is colored in hazy shades of purple, giving it a wintery, bright look. A voice from off screen says "Good morning to you, Mr. Zane!"
- Panel 2.
Zane is sitting at the front desk in the antiques shop, bent over his diary with a pencil in his right hand and Mercy on his left shoulder. He has bags under his eyes, and short lines around the pencil indicate that he is writing diligently. Without looking up, he says "Hello hello *hello*, Doc. What brings you around?" Dr. Angstrom, holding his golden duck-tipped cane in one hand, replies "A trip to market, just stopping by." The two of them are colored normally, with the backgrounds in flat, mottled blues and purples.
- Panel 3.
Zane, still looking down at his diary, says "Well, you might be excited to know I've got some *more material* for my dream journal." Mercy extends one wing out to the side, and Zane's pencil continues to move.
- Panel 4.
Dr. Angstrom smiles and looks somewhat thoughtful as he says "The prospect of a patient's *improvement* is the only thing that excites me. With *publishability* of said result a close *second*!"
- Panel 5.
Zane, looking down at his book, says "I had a real doozy last night. We've talked about my problems with uncertainties before, and how various *patterns* help me... But with some more information I'll really have a good line on a *larger* pattern!" Angstrom listens, frowning slightly.
- Panel 6.
Zane, still looking at his book and writing, smiles, saying "I haven't written much, but I can just *feel* it!" Angstrom, standing across from him, says "This is good news, Mr. Zane, but remember, the goal is to uncover your anxieties, not formulate a unified *fear matrix* to live by."
- Panel 7.
Zane, still holding his pencil over the book but no longer writing, looks up and says "... Be honest, you'd write a paper about me even if this didn't work." Angstrom, his eyes closed, replies "Indeed. But a happy ending would really tie a nice *bow* on my research."
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