Episode 38: The Healer
Hi @all !
Finally, a new thread to proofread a future Pepper&Carrot episode!
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Step 1: Alpha in French
I posted a version (not yet finished, but readable) with French speech bubbles. I'm curious about your feedback after reading it.
Because it's in French and I want to keep everyone on board, here is ep38_en_autotranslated.txt: an English txt file (temporary auto-translated).
First step will be to solidify the French version on the shared Framapad. Then after the French version freeze, we'll move to the English translation, and then all other languages. That's why you shouldn't translate this episode now.
(I advice to not read this part before reading the episode, thanks!)
I had too many "open doors" to close on the Pepper&Carrot series: Pepper's quest to find work, her "wanted" poster, her humiliations with spells not working as she wanted... She wasn't really taking decisions in regard to all of that. When at the end of the last episode Pepper got a big supply of 'Phoenix's tears' I thought it was the perfect opportunity for her to attempt a radical change.
This is something I also feel on my social bubble: the desire to leave everything and start anew. So I thought it could be cathartic to show a story where Pepper actually does that, without any compromise. It was also fun to show Pepper resisting Cayenne and underline again how rebellious she is against authority. It was also a secret pleasure to draw Cayenne actually caring for Pepper even though she hides it.
This episode is also about the impostor syndrome, It's about new groups of "friends" welcoming you based on interest, and it's about family always reminding you of your roots. It's also announcing the way back home for Pepper after many episodes 'in the wild'. I personally really needed to hear this final "Welcome back" from Cayenne at the end.