Aaand we’re back!
I want to thank everyone for sticking by me during this long hiatus. It was really an unscheduled mental health vacation for me. With the holidays and everything else that’s been going on, I realized I needed some time to take care of myself, have a more normal schedule, and enjoy some time with my wife. Honestly, I haven’t even logged on to check my stats in ages, but I really, REALLY appreciate all your support.
As I came up to this strip, I had some real ambivalence about Pastor torturing a helpless man in such a cold-blooded manner, so I struggled with how I was going to play this scene. I decided to have Pastor mirror that ambivalence. Despite his earlier bravado, he’s wrestling with himself about the ugly work he feels he has to do.