Always good to see that doggie again
Oooohhh. Know that feeling.
Intensely worried about where Hanna is and what she might be doing.
Mom knows! Why does she always know!?
The baking…..THE BAKING!
Stress-baking…….glad I'm not the only one.
That's the granny Eve's bike zapped?
It's just my guess: I think maybe Hanna is very sad + very scared that she + Marigold had a verbal fight.
So I guess Hanna is now panic-baking like mad, hoping that bribing Eve + Marigold + everyone with lots of cupcakes or whatever, will keep Hanna from losing all of her friends.
For a moment I thought it was Marigold with an ironic "Mom" caption, but then I saw the big pup face.
That first panel is gorgeous!
please don’t let this be a suicide.
please please please…
That scene of Eve walking in the door is too familiar
I feel sick all of a sudden.
is that woman at the counter a Hayao Miyazaky character or it is me?
Yay, stress-baking! Uh, I mean, aw, shucks, sorry you're upset….
…can I have one?
Oh god. The Bakepocalypse. It has begun, as was written in the scriptures.
Oh… man. What if Hanna’s revenge rebounding with Will right now. D:
…To go with a less traumatizing plot development…
What is going on!?
This is a nailbiter of a story arc so far.
Could it be…? The old lady bike thief??
That's a little overdramatic
I'd be really surprised if Hannah killed herself. I think she'd agree to have kids and stay with Marek before going offing herself…She's probably just baked in the other room.
What's with the old lady and the man behind her in the top panel? They're looking at Eve like they're angry she's leaving.
What's that bike-thieving granny still doing on the streets. She should be locked-up!
Baking — The first and last stage of grief.
Honestly, I think this entire arc is a brilliant way of showing how badly Hanna copes with things changing in her life. She works so hard to make people think that she is in control all the time, but when things change in ways that she didn't orchestrate for herself she really starts to lose her shit. We've seen this before in past story arcs, worrying about friends leaving before SHE is ready for them to leave, people changing in ways that SHE didn't plan out. I think this is simply something that even though she knew was coming, she wasn't ready for it.
One of the best ways to cope with stress or anxiety- if you can manage it- do something productive. Something simple that you've done before, like cleaning or laundry or in Hanna's case, baking. It keeps you active, gives you a feeling of accomplishment, and most importantly- distracts you from the elements in your life that you have no control over right now.
Eve looks caught off guard by this. It seems like she's realizing just how deeply this situation has impacted her friend. I think she was reluctant to acknowledge it before.
Uhhgg the wait for every update has never felt longer!!
Aside from the comic itself (which is wonderful in its realness) I think the best think about Octopus Pie is the comment section; it always helps me understand the page in ways I hadn't thought of before.
Can't wait for the next update, and the fresh batch of analysis that comes with it!
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