Most characters are based on people from an IRC chat room.Stranger things have happened ;)
Anne is a lesbian.Nearly any spell she casts on a man seems to end in him becoming female, and one of her most frequent targets is her purported love interest, Robin. When she allows her feminine pride a separate body, her clothes become stereotypical cargo pants and fatigues. The author has said outright that the character is based on Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Alyson Hannigan in-jokes a running gag. Finally, when Cassie tries to pass her off to a guy (to clear the way for herself and Robin), it's not clear whether she's oblivious or willfully obstinate, although her reaction to one such "Alyson Hannigan in-joke" involving a flute weights the scales toward "oblivious." Then again, her affection in a separate body seemed perfectly happy with a male Robin. (Not that she couldn't be bi, but that's not the theory, is it?)
Miranda is to blame for her Dead Little SistersWe all know how much of a Knight Templar she is, so I think it's quite possible that her "all for the best" line might have been her saying she did to Ivan is only the latest in a long series of Shoot the Dog-and that her friends may have been the first. If that's true, somthing tells me Anne won't take the news too well...
Cassie's status as a goth will be revoked.She goes to slumber parties, has a colossal crush on a boy from school, and she's always wanted to see a unicorn. This behavior is in no way becoming of a goth. She will be kicked out and never allowed to wear black again.
Ivan/Yvonne is either going to pull either a Face-Heel Turn, or is going to do a Nice Job Breaking Something.Let's see the position he's at now: In trying to break the Masquerade,
Ivan will break the curse in the most badass way possible, and become a resistance fighter.A likely scenario for number five above; One day, Yvonne approaches Anne and her friends, and hands them a piece of paper with every secret he knows about them written on it. The paper promptly explodes, and the three begin their transformation into girls and a boy. Of course, Anne's magic becomes less powerful, and Miranda notices, and wonder why it is. Yvonne come in, and reveals that he gave Anne a share in his curse, turning her into a girl and thus negating her wotch magic since only girls can be wotches, and one wotch can't counter another wotch's curse. Yvonne doesn't know this, but he demands the curse be removed anyways, because his friends deserve to suffer just as much as Anne does. Miranda begrudgingly complies. Anne is completely shocked at Miranda's behavior, but she's not finished yet. Miranda asks what's to stop her from putting the curse back on Ivan again. Ivan replies that he's scheduled a press conference, and while it's admittedly not very large, it's enough that if he talks, everybody will have their genders bent and magic will be revealed to the world. He then reveal his origin story; that he's in Tandy under the witness protection program after his father, a reporter, failed to succumb to threats from gangsters and was killed putting the right to free speech above everything else. He gives an impassioned speech worthy of Captain America about how this is too big, and the people of the world have a right to know about magic. He finishes by coldly stating that if she wants to keep magic a secret, he'll have to kill him. With a zap, Miranda apperantly does so. Anne, more than a little upset by this, finally masters her teleporting skills, and teleports Miranda to Mexico. She then puts a barrier around Tandy to stop Ms. West from coming back. Later, Ms. West calls in Cassie and tells her she noticed how powerful she is, and offers to train her if she agrees to train Anne via periodically attacking her in various magic ways (like what Xaos is doing). Cassie asks why she should help her since she killed Ivan. Miranda replies that she didn't kill him, Anne just teleported her away before she could explain. She sent him to a dimension where magic is everyday, and thus not a big secret. It turns out, that Ivan has been sent to Xaos' dimension, and has joined the freedom fighters as chief information gatherer. When he is next seen, he will have a new waredrobe (possibly an invisibility cloak), a fancy gun, and he will be Anibelle's boyfriend.
Jason is the transformation. Sonja is his true form.Jason was born a redheaded girl, but for whatever reason, was transformed into a blond boy as an infant, and kept that way for most of his life, raised to believe he was a boy. (Maybe his parents just really wanted a boy?) Any transformation applied to Jason turns him into a variation of Sonja, either because transformations are based on the subject's true form instead of their current one, or because his body is taking the opportunity to revert to its natural state, or at least something resembling it. It's like a rubber band that's been stretched out, trying to snap back to its normal shape. His obsession with redheaded girls, and his affinity for being turned into Sonja, is caused by a subconscious awareness of what he's really supposed to be.
Sam and Katie are more then best friends.Come on, let's admit it: there is so much subtext about this it can't even really be called subtext. They are lesbians. And that' about it.
One of the next stories will involve vampiresI mean, let's face it. There are already Werewolves. Vampires are the next loggical step.
Anne Onymous is Dan Shive under a pseudonymLet's see, there's the very similar art style. While it isn't impossible that they both draw similarly, it's a strong link. Then there's the very similar emphasis on gender transformations (and other transformations), indicating at least similar interests. Third, The Wotch seems to be on hiatus whenever EGS updates properly, while EGS slows down whenever The Wotch is running, as it would if only one person did both. Finally, "Anne" doesn't give too much info about herself, and what we do know could easily be a fabrication.
Xaos is trying to make Anne stronger to help combat a greater evilXaos doesn't seem to be interested in really harming Anne to the point that it will undermine her fighting capabilities, and whenever he shows up he's either gonna say I Need You Stronger or directly pull a string and help her and her crew out and is sending (some but not all) baddies after her to make sure she's in pristine fighting shape. Him being the personification of Order and Anne being the personification of Chaos it could mean that after having her shaped and primed he will appear to Anne and tell her that his true purpose of sending all those baddies her way was to make her strong enough for a final battle that will bring balance to the universe.
Julia's genderbent name is Julian.It just makes sense when you put the names together in your head. Also, it'd make Scott's name (Kelly) a case of [One Of These Is Not Like The Others].