DELETED! Yes, this is the fourth deleted strip in a row. It's become clear to me that, in March 2005, I was kind of okay with giving up. This one existed only as a script, so - as noted previously - I drew it from scratch in 2013 while trying to replicate my 2005 style. It only sort of worked.
Anyway, this strip shows that - back in 2005 - I honestly tried to wrap up some of Sporkman's loose ends, but never actually put the comics online. Like Rob's Death, the fate of Ariana sort of fills in an inadvertent plot hole in the series. Indeed, she dumps poor Sporkman, who - though quite likable - can't seem to meet a woman's needs. He's just not... physically compatible... with other people. It's really, really sad if you think about it too hard.
Ariana hasn't been seen since. She just hasn't organically fit into any of my comics since 2005. If I ever redo "Delusionary State," my Oz-based comic, it'd be fun to slot her in with L. Frank Baum's Santa Claus, but that idea is still years off.
In any event, this is the last strip of my original run of "chibi Sporkman" comics! I wouldn't return to the series for several months, and there'd be several changes in store...