He said the “L” word.
That’s more than the Fonz could do…
Hope you enjoyed this week.
Next week…on Tuesday….THE MONTAGE!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Let’s just hope that Alex understands that he can’t just follow his heart- he’s gotta’ lead it if he wants to love her the way she deserves to be loved.
“To some love is a word that they fall into, but when they’re falling out keeping their word is hard to do. Love is a shelter in a raging storm; Love is a peace in the middle of a war; And if we try to leave it may God send angels to guard the door, for love is not a fight, but it’s something worth fighting for.”- Warren Barfield, “Love is not a Fight”, Fireproof soundtrack
<3 <3 <3
Oh my gosh! You quoted one of my favorite songs (from one of my favorite movies)! It’s so true, too! That is excellent!
Btw, Scott, TOTALLY LOVE the comic! Can’t wait for the movie! I am going to buy the comics for my kids for Christmas! Thanks for making this! Keep us the fanastic work!
Ah, Dan, you are wise beyond your years. Either that or Alex is as thick as a post.
Probably a bit of both.
Agree! Agree! Agree! Agree! Agree! Agree! Agree! Agree! Agree! Agree!
Seriously guys, get voting! Dreamland Chronicles is being beat by The Noob, which has been updated ONCE in the last month. Really, I know we have way more loyal fans than that comic does, and I know that Scott sure does a crazy better job about keeping us updated on his comic, and he’s got a wife and two kids that he seems to be doing an awesome job taking care of and spending time with, on top of catering to our entertainment deprived minds. So, get on to http://topwebcomics.com/vote/4274/default.aspx, do I like I did and save it into your favorites bar in Chrome (or Firefox or IE if you use those) and make it a point, along with your website visit to here everyday (cause I know this site is in your favorite’s bar, too) and vote!
Dreamland has less votes than “The Noob”? Oh, come on!
DREAMLANDERS VOTE, NOW!
what’s “The Noob”? o_o
Remember election day motto in Chicago: Vote early, vote often!
I’ve casted my vote about a week ago. Have you?
(yes, I’ll rub it in, ’cause I care)
A WEEK ago!? You should be voting on TWC every day.
Can’t find the bloody button… So I go to the topwebcomics list, and vote directly from there.
Hmm, “I care about someone else” – makes him sound like he never cared about Dan. Kind of a strange and awkward thing to say.
Though it kind of fits Alex’s situation. He doesn’t appear to have much experience past the getting shot down stage
The situation seems to be planned well, too. It’s not like a fairy tale, where the hero has about half an hour’s time to interact with the heroine, and then they “live happily ever after”, or a lot of novels where the characters just click and their personalities never clash.
It makes it feel a lot more realistic.
Yeah, I understand what Alex is saying, but if I were Dan I’d be going “butbutbut what about caring about MEEEEEEEEEEE” inside my head.
Exactly my thoughts.
Dan knows his boneheaded brother well enough to not interrupt an otherwise constructive conversation with semantic protestations.
I was totally thinking that too. Sorry, bro. I don’t like you lol.
it’s so good to have a cool brother
I’m just waiting for someone to pull a “she’s the girl of his dreams”
X3 Best pun ever.
I second that motion! xD
Heh…best pun EVER.
I remember the ad that originally got me to this site had that line in it.
It is on the topwebcomics voting page for this comic! If you’ve never seen it, shame on you, cause you haven’t been voting!
(And I do not mean Sven with that, but anyone who has not seen it!
ah. It did seem to obvious to not have been used at all.
Did I not predict a montage? Hahahhh…
Is it just me or are Alex’s eyes slightly more glimmery than usual? Maybe that’s love’s affect. *_*
Coincidentally I just noticed his shirt says “I’m with stupid”.
every one say AWWW.
Awwwwwwww – CHOO!
Sorry, I’m allergic to canned sentiment …
I thought this was going in a completely different direction… I was expecting Dan to be like… “Alex… We need to get you a real girlfriend.”
Then again, that’d be the kind of thing someone who was sceptical of Dreamland would say, but… yeaaahh.
That’s what I would say to him anyway, no matter how real Dreamland is.
If you can find someone you love in your own universe, do so, because the tragic moment when your two universes seperate for good is often too much to bear. Look at Phillip Pullman’s Dark Materials. They try to make it work in the ending, but they can never touch or see each other ever again. [actually, I never understood why they didn't take a photo of each other to take into their own worlds... Objects don't seem to be affected by the WEAKENED OVER TIME IF NOT IN OWN UNIVERSE thing... I dunno... [goes in search of a Dark Material forum to post this idea, then puts it into a fanfiction.]]
Ghaaaaar Dark Materials’ ending is soooo tragic stuff! Nearly cried when it happened, you can only rage like hell at the monstrous “unfairness” of it all!
But hey, Alex is supposed (in theory) to become the king of dreamland… Would be Kinda stupid if he couldn’t be there to actually do the ruling! Besides, it would be kindof a blow to every fan if something like that happened, innit?
Yeah… but then he’d have to leave his brother and all of the real world behind to do the ruling… So he’s going to have a difficult choice eventually… Besides, It’s mentioned that it’s Arthur’s sword early on, so… Lady of the Lake transferring sword from Dreamland to the real world to Alex, making him the rightful ruler of… um… well, probably just wales, since the real Arthur wasn’t really as big as fiction suggests…
And since Wales is kinda owned by England right now [I can say this since I live in Wales...] He doesn’t really have so much a kingdom over here…
Perhaps he could just get Dan and Nicole and everyone he knows to stick a finger in the bag, then they’ll all teleport across when Alex sleeps…
ah, let’s hope dan didn’t scar him for life now.
for someone like alex who said that nothing mattered to him before (not even dan? how mean, alex… ), going from not caring to actually loving someone must be like being tossed over the cliff all over again.
Ok I gotta admit…
I just barfed inside.
I noticed the same thing DBiscuit did – his brother’s shirt seems rather appropriate
very nice, cant wait to see mondays page.
Hes finally getting it. Now jets just hope that he can love her the way she deserves to be loved. AWWWWWWWW!!!!
This whole Alex grows up storyline has been really great… I love it. So sweet.
What a great way to end the week!! And I don’t think it’s that he doesn’t love his brother or his family, it’s just they’ve probably never come first in his mind. He’s probably always put his own needs/ wants first. Now he realizes that Nastajia’s happiness is more important than his own.
And yay!! montage! It’ll be nice to see the whole thing. Thanks Scott!!
Very well put, Christine. Familial love, especially between siblings, doesn’t preclude being self-centered, and bears a striking lack of similarity to romantic love.
BTW, what happened to your Gravatar? Didn’t you used to have a different picture? I rather liked it …
aaawww he’s in love but is he going to admit it?! when he says nothing really mattered to him i don’t think he means in the literal sense that his brother or his family meant nothing i think he implies in general as to where his life was heading and i know EXACTLY how he feels! except i don’t get to go to dream land and wave a magickal sword around *pouts*
ooohhh it just turned to daytime in the time i was writing my comment wow what a quick sunrise they have in dreamland!
Love is definitely one of the most powerful forces in the universe; look at Anakin and Padme, look at Farrah Fawcet and Ryan O’Neal. It can turn cowards into heroes, the weak into the strong, the timid into the brave.
and of course, “We’re gonna do a montage(montage!)”
Daniel has the best shirts ever. I want to have a collection of witty T-shirts like his!
Considering how he and Dan were usually quick to fight and put each other down, I say the love between them is kind of because they have to, being twin brothers, kind of like me and my brother. Nastajia is the first person that he chooses to love, and perhaps after being shoved down a few more rock faces (one of the funniest pages EVER!) he’ll understand just how to act upon it.
I can’t *wait* for the montage! I caught the repeat of the last Livestream, being in class at the time, and I hurt myself laughing so hard at all the images, especially Nastajia and Felicity. Fellow Dreamers, I totally encourge you to check it out!
haha I love how on the last panel his, “I’m with stupid” shirt shows when he tells Alex he’s in love.
I love Daniel
Have a great weekend, Scott.
Great character interaction and metamorphosis, this week.
Looking forward to the montage!
sorry for stupid question… but what’s a montage?
It’s a way to show a few days or weeks of events in just a series of clips. Like this.
I’ll be doing that next week. As Alex trains and Felicity gets better.
Now I’ve got images of that “I need a hero” song playing whilst Alex is on a wood and fabric treadmill in full armour, and fighting hordes of straw dummies… This can be epic. [maybe he can haz maggics?]
Great way to end the week Scott.
I whole heartedly concur!
SO glad you enjoyed today’s page!
it’s called ‘love’, dude
it can do quite a number on ya
-hit submit too early-
Man, how would Alex explain that to other, real life girls?
“Sorry, I have a girlfriend. She’s in my dreams.”
Yeah, I’d like to see him on that note… lol
That’s because the Fonz was all about cool, and love is the opposite of cool–it’s being excited about someone, hot for them, in every sense. For Fonz to be in love, he would have to give up being the Fonz!
But, if you want to be a mature person–you can’t be the Fonz forever…
Yep, if you try, you end up like the Fonz in the last season: living with the Cunninghams, his “office” was a gas station bathroom, and he wore his leather jacket to the beach. Yeah, real cool …
Don’t forget, he got to jump the shark, thereby coining a phrase for something in the last stages of artistic exhaustion.
Would it be crass to make an art critique here? Dan looks a bit over-built for the nerd I understand him to be so far. (Personal experience — I’m a nerd…)
He’s a MEGANERD! Caused by high amounts of gaming… On the Wii. This is where it’s all heading people! No-one will be sure who is weak and who is strong on a schoolground any more… Because…
EVERYONE IS STRONG AND AWESOME!!!
Rockin, page dude!
Though the Fonz would just punch Alex in the head, say “Ehhhhhhhhhhhhh…” and Alex would be a super brave genius that would defeat Nicodemus with a macguyvered tomahawk missile made out of centaur bones, Nastajia’s bra, and paddington droppings (they’re depleted uranium, you know, that’s why he disappears for ages, he has to go to the great latrines of his ancestors else he irradiate the countryside) in the next comic.
Actually, “depleted” uranium is (by definition) no longer dangerously radioactive. But cool concept anyway …
No longer dangerously radioactive, aye. Still some unavoidable trace radiation, I think? But yeah, ‘Mostly Harmless’.
Granted, but then again just about everything (especially amongst heavier metals, whether they are inherently radioactive or not) has some trace radiation.
Depleted uranium is primarily dangerous when someone molds it into a bullet shape and turns it into armor piercing ammunition …
(Though it’s still quite toxic, too … )
I ask yet again: what happens to the Dreamlanders when they sleep?
They go to West Hollywood.
now to pair Dan with Nicole… >:D
HAHAHA I”M WITH STUPID!!
Can’t wait to see the montage. it was awesome to watch the work in progress.
Is I just me or does anyone else find it funny that Dan is wearing a I’m with stupid shirt in the last panel. I know he’s been wearing it but its like an extra little joke in the last panel. XD
oh wait Rachael knows what I ‘m talking about. XDD
Only problem with falling in love – unless there is a way for him to permanently cross over, he gets to spend no more than eight hours a day with the love of his life.
I wonder how he’s going to deal with that once it dawns on him?
(Unless he can stretch the medicine bag large enough to bring Nastajia back to Earth with him!)
yeah, it’s like long distance relationship x 9000 :p
Don’t forget he’s got the sword that indicates he’s in line to become Dreamland’s High King, or something like that. There may be hope that, before it’s all over, he’ll get a permanent residency.
Not if his brother ends up getting it (as some have theorized, thinking that he was never able to dream since he was blocked from birth to keep him out)
> once it dawns on him
I’M WITHJ STUPID? XD
notice his im with stupid shirt? very subtle
happy happy happy ^(^v^)^ <3 nyahh
OK, being in love is caring for someone else (even caring more about them than for yourself). But Alex said that it was only when he found a romantic interest that he started caring about anyone but himself and that makes him more of an antihero than a true hero. Personally, I found the idea of a “hero” who holds nothing but apathy (with the exception of close friends and family) to be worse than pathetic. In contrast, true care for fellow human beings goes far beyond love.
I’m not the only one who is disgusted by apathy. Check out this radio poll where listeners voted on the greatest of modern Deadly Sins: Yes, apathy truly IS a deadly sin
Yes, there is plenty of room for Alex’s character to develop further. But I was hoping to already see some hint of a hero who’s compassion, steely determination and bravery could one day evolve enough to inspire nations and armies to great deeds. At the risk of sounding harsh, so far all I see is a bumbling (if lovable) idiot who often has his heart in the right place… and not much more.
On further thought, I suppose my comment was rather harsh. And Alex always did care about his brother and does show compassion. But then Alex’s own confession of not caring seems to contradict that. I guess I was just hoping for a little bit of hero stereotype to develop by now.
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