A wise man once said that he hated time travel because it always gave him a migraine. This would be an apt way of describing the most recent storyline in the meta-fictional webcomic Sailor Sun, in which Bay has been suffering from temporal transformations caused by someone (possibly herself) sending notes to the past with a time machine. As the reader has been stuck in Bay’s point of view, the resulting storyline has been convoluted, changeable, and incoherent… which I’m almost tempted to say was deliberate to help put readers into Bay’s mindset; her confusion becomes theirs.
Unfortunately, the intermittent nature of updates (along with multiple filler strips around the holidays) has made it difficult to follow the comic. To be honest, I had no idea what was going on with today’s comic (and multiple time jumps in it) until I browsed through the entire current storyline. Interestingly enough, it did clear up one little oddity that I do recall… in which a young Honey (Bay’s time-travelling daughter) was being raised by a blonde-haired copy of Bay. The last couple of updates has had a blonde Bay (though I’ve no idea why she was changed to be a blonde; perhaps some of the notes sent back in time will explain it) who will undoubtedly end up raising the original Bay’s child.
This isn’t to say that there aren’t still incongruities in the existing storyline, such as how alt-Bay can exist so close to older-Bay (seeing that the two Bays should cancel one another out). But this story actually wasn’t that bad… when read as part of a larger whole. There are still segments which left me scratching my head, but I can’t help but think that if the updates had come closer together (consistently three times a week, rather than missing a week here and there) then it would have been more easy to follow. Ultimately, however, I suspect “Timey Wimey” works best when read in one fell swoop, rather than on a per-update basis.