How has Chapel been transported to a mysterious island named Catan? Since it’s a medieval village, must she drink mead in a tavern? Do the chickens violate Diana Wynne Jones’ rules from The Tough Guide to Fantasyland?
Chapel had to say “Aye” because she whips out a Spyglass from Nowhere and because I adore pirates. At least the pirates in my favorite manga series, One Piece, by Eichiiro Oda. Chapel has worn Nico Robin’s Straw Hat in prior strips and I personally own many ebay acquired One Piece items (Luffy hat, Luffy earbuds, tee-shirts, action figures . . .)
The title of this strip is a reference to the BBC drama “Lark Rise to Candleford,” which I mentioned in A Chobits Catastrophe. The main cast are the same 25 actors you see in the “too many to name drop” shows like Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, and Bleakity Bleak House.