Chapter 3! Thank you to everyone that has been keeping up with the video comic 'Astralfinch'! Getting closer to the release of my Webcomic and I encourage you to check that out too! Make sure you follow Wilbur Comics on instagram click here.
This is honestly one of my favorite chapters! You get the gist of our main character, Erika, and our main villain, Mr. Vanish. So now we can focus more on the story arc and development of characters. Originally the festival was suppose to be a trip to the mall, but we just saw that a while back ago in the anime. Also, what is more Japanese than a good ol' fashion festival? Some scenes got cut, like Erika asking Iida to go into a dish shop and look for a set of dishes. She would have her wings out at this point, and wouldn't be able to go into the small store without possibly breaking something. I wanted this to be a good time to show what some of the struggles she faces with having wings. It was also suppose to demonstrate how uncomfortable she feels about having her wings out, because people have a tendency to stare.
This ended up being kind of a soap box for myself, because many times when I was a kid I too stood out. I have Auburn hair and eyes, and growing up I had people starring at me, or asking if I died my hair. The school I went to in my elementary and early middle school years didn't have many red heads. I got a lot of attention because people thought I was pretty, but I still didn't like it. I feel like Erika has the same crutch. Her white big and beautiful wings are admirable, but she also stands out in a crowd. It's well known that not many people in Horikoshi's world have wings. We establish she isn't really attractive looks wise, and actually is suppose to be average. Here wings though is what separates her from a crowd, and back in California, it gets her constantly recognized. So she bought a jacket that could hide her wings, and help her blend in.
This character in some ways is a personification of myself, but mostly a vehicle to address some troubles and issues I think characters may have in Horikoshi's world. This was a fun chapter, and I think some may notice the nod I made to the My Hero Academia: Vigilantes series and characters found in the manga.
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