hey there! sorry to be a bother but that comic check please! looks adorable and once i get through this insane semester i'd love to start it (or i'll just give in and start it now lol). but it seems like in addition to the comic there's a lot of, um, extra stuff i guess? i'm not sure if that's the right word. but universe expansion stuff i guess? but i was wondering if you knew of a primer post to get started? this is a dumb question i'm sorry!!!! i hope you have a nice day! *hides forever*
I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CHECK PLEASE!, ANONYMOUSE. It is the best decision ever, and I wish you a lot of luck with the rest of this semester. It seems a little overwhelming, but it’s actually pretty quick to catch up on everything! I’m not sure if there’s a primer out there, but I can make you a quick little guide.
First of all, there is the main comic. It is lovely and delightful, and will feed your soul. Bitty is SO CUTE, and so wonderful, and you never knew you needed a tiny, pie-baking, southern hockey player (and his motley crew of teammates) in your life so badly.
Probably the most crucial tie-in, and the biggest time commitment in terms of catching up, is the twitter. Some tweets can be found on the tumblr in this tag, but I think it’s really worth it to backread as much of the actual twitter as you are able. It elaborates a lot on some of the relationships, and really gives you a more complete picture of the characters.
The ask-a-Wellie feature on the tumblr is just really great, and lets you spend more time with some of the supporting cast, which you will definitely want to do.
The extras tag contains cute doodles, one panel comics, asks, and bits of background information, and is super fun to go through.
So that’s the gist of it! Your basic guide to catching up on Check Please!, which everyone who follows me, Anonymouse included, should definitely be reading, because it is the best. It’s full of beautiful art, great characters, amazing friendships, emotionally constipated Canadian men, PINING, and pie. And while I, personally, am a giant fan of hockey, you really don’t have to know much of anything about the sport to follow along.