You can't keep an interesting villain locked up forever. Please read the chapter before continuing.
First off, the story's over! Celebrate!
Frivolity aside, the story didn't serialize as well as I'd hoped. When I wrote Crossover, I wasn't expecting to ever blog. Crossover was envisioned as a novel, and after two previous attempts during NaNoWriMos 2006 and 2007, I felt that I had adjusted to the needs of a longer work after writing only short stories prior.
The epilogue came to mind while writing Crossover. It wasn't planned at the start, but I remembered the Consortium and their plots. With a second Natasha Giuliano available, one that owes the Consortium a favour, the Coordinator no longer really needs Nasty. Natasha, for her part, gets to join an organization that she can insinuate herself into and try to turn to her own goals from the inside. The write-up at the end was based on Nasty's at the end of Subject 13 issue 13, changed to reflect Natasha's capabilities. Natasha may not like being Subject 13a, but she's the invader and has to put up with local conditions.
If you've made it this far, thank you for reading. The Subject 13 index will be updated soon to include all of Crossover.
Tomorrow, the beginning of a NaNoWriMo retrospective.
Also tomorrow, over at Psycho Drive-In, The Back to the Future cartoon.
Saturday, over at Seventh Sanctum, a short hiatus. Apologies for the sudden disappearance.
Also Saturday, check out Comics Bulletin for comics-related reposts of Lost in Translation.