comics for May 11, 2007 – 05/11/2007
She does have a point, but she could have been more gracious in making it.
Well she is Ice Queen after all.
no, no, no.
you’ve got it all wrong
she’s ELVIN queen
And we all know the elves are tree-humping hippies who bring naught but wood and cloth.
She could stand to be a little more wanton, though …
Idealist meets reality. The way things are do not necessarily correlate one-to-one with the way things should be.
If, as some have conjectured, Alex is to become the human king of Dreamland, it’s much better that he learn this lesson before he takes the reins.
thats why having this quest, indeed any quest in the fantasy genre, is a good idea. It “builds character” to put it in a nutshell.
Okay, here’s a point that I think is being hinted at here, a sort of clue as to the underlying story in this comic. He was a child and existed in this world, where everything was peaceful and cheery. He had magical friends, and they went on magical adventures, and everything was peachy keen.
Now, he’s an adult, and has found himself thrust into the same world. The world is no longer peaceful or cheery. He still has magical friends, and they’re still going on magical adventures, but everything seems more urgent and dark. They’re going on adventures because they have to, not because they want to.
Now, here’s the thing. They’ve said that this world exists outside of his own imagination, and he has supposedly met other people within this dream that “prove” that. But honestly, he could just have dreamed that he met those people. Have his dreams always been like this, a world that is bigger than the world that he has known, or is the world slowly evolving and growing as he is?
Alex has proven time and again to be a bit slow on the uptake. Has it taken him eight years to finally realize that the world is a bigger place than he is, and because of that realization, gone back to his fantasy world to cope with that?
I have heard it said from multiple sources that dreams help the subconscious cope with its outside world. As a kid, he was growing up, and learning to cope with growing up was part of what everyone has to do. But as his brother was saying, Alex had stopped caring about other people, and his world was entirely self-centered. In a world like that, perhaps he didn’t dream because he didn’t need to cope. Then, realizing that his life was going downhill, he began to open up to the problems of his brother – and other people in general – around the same time that he started to dream again.
This fantasy doesn’t necessarily have to be outside of his own head. Sure, he’s dragging other people into it, and this doesn’t explain the flat-lining at all, but ultimately he could just be using his dreams to help him grow up.
Or, you know, the old standby. The first time he falls asleep “on-screen,” everything after that is just one long dream. He dreams that he wakes up, and all the rest of this is either a single, night-long dream, or he dies there and this is just the last few seconds of real-time where the dream’s time dilation effect goes to the extreme, and he is allowed to have “one last adventure” before passing on.
you’all need to stop hating on Nastajia! She’s STRESSED! That’s the onlly reason she’s acting this way. I mean look at her situation here, she’s an everyday elvin kid year old enjoying life and then all of a sudden her best friend “dies”. But that’s not all. years later her perents disapear and the waight of the kingdom gets dropped on her head. Then to top it all her firend comes back and she starts having feelings for him. WHAT’S A GIRL TA DO?????
And what more could we possibly expect from a monarch than a speech like that?
Criminals aren’t inherently untrustworthy.
Leader figures however ARE inherently untrustworthy. Put someone in a position of political power and, whether they could be trusted or not before, it starts messing with their judgement. Suddenly they find they can do things they couldn’t get away with before. Suddenly they need to use “responsibility” and “right” as excuses to cover their own poor judgement.
Assuming the throne has already made Nastajia paranoid and vicious. How much is she still hiding? How much is she refusing to tell them that she’ll later justify as being “for their own good”?
Whatever Felicity’s intents, her actions so far have more than made up for any ill in them.
Power is power, whether it’s political, corporate, military, religious, whatever. The basic framework of human hierarchy remains the same, just applied to different sectors. Some leaders handle it well, some don’t.
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