(Oh. My. God. I’m so sorry for the wait ! It took me longer then I expected with all the work that I have to do but there it is ! You might see new pages really soon in the future, I’m so excited to see how far I managed to go with that comic and I honestly can’t wait to show you more !
I want to thank personally @alainaprana for helping me with the composition of this page before I headed to her place, I was honestly struggling ;u;)
i want to make a list of movies/books/etc where a major plot point is “mom helps daughter kill a man who hurt her, or at the very least helps her hide the body” but in general that is never what the actual plot is about, so it’s huge spoilers, which is ACTUALLY KINDA WEIRD now that i am thinking about it. with dad movies it’s the whole plot of the things, SOMEONE HURT HIS DAUGHTER AND NOW THEY’RE GONNA PAY
but i read a book once that was entirely about a girl going back to her hometown after twenty years and trying to reconcile with her mother after The Incident. then they finally reveal 80% of the way through the book that The Incident was that protag thought she’d killed her date rapist and had been scared to come back because she’d somehow made it twenty years without consequences, but actually she’d only seriously injured her date rapist. protag’s mom had found the guy while looking for her wayward daughter, realized what happened, and ran him over with her truck and buried the body under her garden. she never said anything because of Mom Code.
there was no indication at any point prior to this that this was a book about a murder. it was a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a woman entering her middle years learning to better understand her mother. that just happened to include covering up a murder. protag thought her mom was just an obsessive gardener.
There was a lot of thought that went into it. Eduardo, Eddy, Adam and I talked a lot about it, knowing that this season was going to be based in Storybrooke and that we’re like coming home and their adventures were always going to originate in Storybrooke. And for Emma, you know when she first came to Storybrooke she had four boxes and we really stuck to that. Where she rewears things and she only had however many shirts and a few jackets and the same jeans and the same pair of boots and kind of kept it really simple for a really long time. And because this was the first time she was coming home for a long time we thought “What does she have access to in Storybrooke?” She has access to her mom’s closet, she has access to thrift stores in town. Storybrooke doesn’t have, you know, Nordstrom’s! - Jennifer on Emma’s wardrobe in Season 6