For anyone who wants to see more of Catherine’s work on the Nightmare Realm (and Seraphopolis), please check out her Deviant Art page…
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The nightmare realm? Nah. It looks just like New York!
Very well done, Catherine. It looks like a Gothic Mordor.
Oh dear, she’s keeping count… run Alex, run!
“Those aren’t gargoyles; they’re just napping.”
Yes, the nightmare realm seems to have a very Gothic touch. I like it. Also it seems to be one of those places where the sky seems to be perpetually red – or is it just dawn or dusk? I like that as well.
And: of course Alex is creeped out. It’s supposed to do that to people, right?
“Yes. Very much so. You’re not helping. Shut up about it. Please. Darling.”
Hahaha! You’re probably right about what she’s thinking…though I doubt she’d ever voice fear.
Can’t wait for everything to wake up!
A thought occurs to me. There’s a working portal somewhere, or Oberon and Titania wouldn’t have ended up in our world. What would happen to Alex and the Sword if they were put through it? Alex only exists in Dreamland as projection; the sword goes back and forth but changes form. I suspect the potential consequences would be…interesting.
Oooo!! It’s not very often you reveal things to us like this…so I guess that means it doesn’t happen…or you’re trying to trick us into thinking it doesn’t happen…or maybe trick us into thinking it does happen because you might be tricking us about it not happening…
…and now I’m going to sit down before my brain spins so much I get dizzy.
Or see the King Authur problem.
Let’s just say that I contemplated having Alex go into the portal to save Nastajia at one point…then nixed it.
So I’ve had a lot of time to work out all of the “what ifs”.
Yes. It’s like the King Arthur thing.
Well im not sure if its your idea, but Id love to see Alex end up permanently in Dreamland at the end of the story… he’s got plenty of reasons (all 1 of them suffice by far) to go there by portal if they ever get those working for the way to dreamland.
On topic here, I wouldn’t know how it would work technicly, but i don’t think hypotheticly Alex can walk through a portal in dreamland to go to earth, considering he’s already there. Unless he can project himself to any place on earth as well, which i dont think he can, it probably just wakes him up and lets him respawn at the portal in dreamland again when he goes back to sleep.
We may never know
Of course, that’s only one scenario. Alex could portal through from Earth just fine I’d think – as long as he wasn’t wearing the sword I’d guess.
And then there’s what might happen if Dan portaled over – and Alex handed him the sword in it’s Dreamland form. Would the sword then switch its allegiance to Dan – and since Dan was there in his body, never cross back to earth again?
That’s the problem with magic – you really need to look in the owner’s manual before trying stuff.
It might be like putting a Bag of Holding into another Bag of Holding.
Didn’t people tell you not to do that? the result is never pretty.
All I can say is…CREEEPY!!!!!
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I just feel like hugglecuddling this comic because it sort of feels like home to me. An old friend. Remembering it’s updated just makes me feel warm and smiley inside.
Thank you, Mr. Sava, for making such a beautiful comic and a beautiful community.
She has no fear for creepy buildings or gargoyles.. . what is she made of?
I love Alex’s expressions on this page! Especially the first panel, wide eyed and not in a ‘Disney World’ way!
Am I the only one who thinks there’s a surprise in store involving the boys’ mother? Something about that lady just doesn’t quite fit.
How about their Father, who has mysteriously remained off panel the whole time. I mean, they ARE the descendants of Arthur after all…
I dont think thats how it works, that would mean arthur was also related to Julius Caesar and so on… My guess is the king of dreamland is just chosen at random out of all people who would fit the role.
Well, no one’s really sure who Arthur was irl. some say he was Roman. so for all we know, as far as this story is concerned, it could be.
Perhaps so, but you seem to forget one thing: Julius Caesar was definitely not a descendant of King David and King Solomon, so there goes that…
Added a “Making of the Nightmare Realm” to my deviantART page, so if you want to find out the process I used to make the Nightmare Realm, take a look
Loving this story of yours, the look threw me off at first but I’ve grown to like it.
Love the characters and much like the only other dream world related comic I’ve read with a main character named Alexander, I’ll be crestfallen when the story inevitably comes to an end…
Didn’t want my first comment (after I found the comic yesterday, woohoo for 1596 pages in slightly over a day’s time!) to be too long there so this is a second thing.
I just realized while looking at the wallpapers and remembering the start of the comic that young Nastajia reminded me of a dream I had during high school of a young elf girl, though she had green eyes and brown hair mind you it was still nice to be reminded of such a found dream from years past.
Thank you Scott and Catherine.
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