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Kid Chaos You mean she’s got the Doc on speed-dial? 😜 palmvos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSEw9CrSc-U Lostman I feel a super powered meltdown coming on. AdamBombTV But as long as you’re by thinking what he’s thinking about you thinking what I’m thinking about his thinking… we should be good. Lysiuj You think? Cyrano111 “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” “I think so, Brain, but where are we going to find rubber pants our size?” Grayson Towler Zaphod: “Do you know what I’m thinking?” Ford: “No.” Zaphod: “Neither do I. Frightening, isn’t it?” Cyrano111 And Patrick can’t read his own mind… You might be on to something! Gotham Should Alison really go barreling though people’s broadcast memories barefoot? Sounds dusty. Grayson Towler Maybe she should be searching through Patrick’s sole instead. palmvos wallet. definitely wallet. bryan rasmussen I liked Feral’s expression when she was thinking ‘hey, this guy smells like Menace!’ Thomas S Anyone remember ‘My Favourite Martian” – Need to fiddle with that antennae I reckon – or change the neurological reception frequency or even reverse the polarity using the sonic screwdriver dilithium crystal hyper-drive force … um … thingie? zellgato I love Feral. Guilherme Carvalho I know, right?? Such perfect superhero material. 🙂 Darkoneko Hellsing Panel 3 : “ow, I shouldn’t have run toward that door head on” Lysiuj So the badass with incredible regenerative powers and the super-strong and near invincible child soldier need to find a solution for the telepath who’s losing control of his powers. This should turn out just fine. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2048e9a9a760e9055c3bb7bd7d3fd8a5697249787021807e5d7813ab87eb224e.jpg sammybaby Okay, I’m gonna go there – I think Patrick is gonna die by the end of this story arc. Or at least become “removed” somehow from the story. Tylikcat I’d be pretty shocked. He’s pretty central to the long term arc. Eric Meyer Well, yeah. Feral’s evil clone’s gonna shred his liver. Zac Caslar Man Logan was amazing. I saw that movie three times in one week and I still would watch it again. Arkone Axon I can just see Patrick and Tara lecturing Alison. “No! Bad girl! We do NOT casually violence! Look at me, look me in the eye! You do NOT use violence just because you’re upset!” And Tara and Patrick bonding over their shared frustrations of babysitting Alison… Gotham Everybody watch out for scissors lest Alison and pals ruin Feral’s lustrous hair while she’s passed out drunk for fun palmvos it will grow back…. at 4 to 5 inches a second. Eric Schissel I agree, what could possibly go wrong? (I know, I know, there ought to be a law or two.) Eric Schissel (Anyhow, when I see Feral, I don’t think “Logan”, I think “Rahne”.) (From the New Mutants, if that’s a “who?” reference.) Fairportfan I think Rogue Weatherheight The look is the same, but nowhere near the same personality between Rhane and Tara. Also, Rahne is yet another female Marvel character treated shabbily by writers… So much potential, none of it ever expanded on by writers. Eric Schissel On consideration you have a point there. I’ve read about the ca.2010 pregnancy storyline and that’s probably more an example of what you’re talking about, not a counterexample, true. Hrm. Walter Wake him up, sleeping with concussions is super dangerous. Stephanie It’s not inherently dangerous. Sleep is good for recovery–it doesn’t make the concussion worse. The danger is in letting the concussed person sleep instead of getting medical attention. And it doesn’t appear that Patrick has fallen asleep so much as lost consciousness again, which is a bad sign. David Gillon Difficult to monitor the victim’s state of consciousness for developing problems if they’re not actually consious. Gotham Yeah, I’ve found that instead brain injury victims should be left to sleep but woken up every two hours the first night to make sure they’re still alright and making coherent sense. Which, in all honesty, sounds worse a fate than brain hemorrhage at least I’m left alone to sleep in peace once I’m dead thank you very much Arkone Axon Does he have a concussion? Or are you referring to the concussion Alison is likely to want to give him once she finds out what he did to her snuggle-bunny? Walter He slammed his head against a wall, concussion feels possible. R Lex Eaton Huh… So the image in the vision is consistent across minds? Does this mean it might be an act? Or are Patrick’s powers no longer limited to telepathy? Xin Or, it could simply mean he’s only broadcasting one image regardless of the person receiving it. Perhaps broadcasting more would require more effort or complexity (logically, seems kind of like multitasking, or talking to multiple people and saying different things to each). He does also have a pretty severe concussion. Zac Caslar A skull-piercing vision of an enigmatic, distant goal and no time to prepare -by jove, adventure calls! IE So…. it occurs to me that Patrick being such a jerk to Clevin may have been a tactic to get him to leave the area, particularly if Patrick’s ‘broadcasts’ have a limited range. Whether that was to protect Clevin or his own secrets, it makes more sense than just ‘being a dick to the boyfriend of a girl you like’ as far as Patrick’s character goes. He’s done some remarkably ‘evil’ shit, yes, but he has always had a ‘good’ reason for it (at least in his own opinion) and hasn’t been shown to be needlessly cruel or vindictive without cause. Just a thought. LlubNek keep in mind that he is very thoroughly drunk and concussed. Him being out-of character right now would not be surprising. Gotham “I’m fine now, thanks to your invaluable support, thank you. No need to remain here, I’m sure watching over me forbids you from doing much more worthwhile activities. Off you go on your merry way!” Olivier Faure Well, he did pull the “You fool! I’m an unrepentant murderer!” speech at Allison because it was easier than opening up to her. Mishyana Yeah, but he’s also very, very drunk. I’ve known some normally very nice people who turn into raging dickaholoics when they get their drink on. motorfirebox whynotboth.gif Tylikcat I was thinking the same, along the lines of Alison’s comment that Patrick doesn’t say what he means, he says what will get the job done. Though what his job is right now… o_O David Gillon Patrick may not be cruel in the standard meaning of the term, but he is fairly cavalierly ruthless about other people who stand between him and something he wants. cf the unconscious scientists whose knowledge he was rummaging through, without any apparent consideration about whether they might not want to be rendered unconscious and have their memories rummaged. Compared to that, being the current boyfriend of his ex, who he is clearly not over, would be more than sufficient reasom to let loose the sharp side of his tongue, 3-I He always thinks he knows better than anyone else in the room. Whether he’s trying to protect others or protect his own secrets or whatever else, it stems from a place of thinking of himself as the only rational observer, and of everyone else as people ruled by their own chaotic thoughts, incapable of making logical decisions. I’ve known a lot of people like that. masterofbones Thing is, he can actually check whether he knows better, so his ego is somewhat more justified. Weatherheight That never occurred to me, but if true, it does make me like Patrick as a person a bit better. Still a crappy way to achieve the end – he could have just asked Clevin to go get him some ice cream. Just sayin’ Cyrano111 Does it strike anyone else that lately Feral looks less, well, feral? The art style has evolved a lot since she was introduced, of course, but leaving that aside, she used to have a harder edge to her. In the first panel today especially, and some recent strips, she’s got more of a “manga-cute” look. Mechwarrior Yes, Feral’s appearance in recent comics has been significantly more attractive than her original look. I wonder if she’s cleaned herself up for her girlfriend. Some guy Maybe, but given how much Alison has changed from her introduction, it could just be the shift in art style. Mechwarrior I’m sure that’s the real reason, but I like mine better. David Gillon Remember Feral’s gotten considerably more cosmopolitan since we first met her, one of the friends she made along the way is a fashion designer, and Lisa is not exactly un-stylish. Plus she’s not out being a vigilante or inhabiting dive bars at all hours, so there’s room for a makeover. Zac Caslar Indeed, although I think she’s also taken to blow-drying her hair and it’s just *poof* volume. Makes her a bit fluffy. Arkone Axon She’s matured a great deal. When she first appeared she was a gun toting vigilante who was proudly, aggressively wanton in her hedonism. Then she started traveling, and learning and broadening her horizons and being exposed to other cultures and traditions. Then she came back and became a martyr to help others. After all that, she’s not the same person. She’s grown, she’s become MORE than what she was. Damon Okay, so I took a look back at all the visions. First off, they were all black & white (plus red), but the two times she had this particular vision (page 25 & page 33 (today)), they were in full color. Another think I noticed is Alison’s two-toned top. The first time she had the vision of herself in front of the doors, she didn’t have it on and this time she does. She puts it on during page 26. At first, I thought that the vision in today’s page meant that the encounter with the door was imminent, but now, I’m thinking that the doors are metaphorical. Perhaps she is seeing them as the doors protecting Patrick’s secrets. Since Feral is seeing Alison and not herself, I think that Patrick came here to share something with Alison. SomeGuy411 Either to share something, or give her a choice. Otherwise, seems spot on, and good catch David Gillon Alternatively, we’re seeing the inside of Patrick’s head, he’s updated her appearance based on what was in front of him before he passed out, and he sees Alison as the key to his problem. Or to breaking down the doors to his fortress of solitude. Arkone Axon “I have no idea what I’m doing.” “S’never stopped you before!” …And in that moment, Feral proved herself to be the wisest person Alison knows. And also the first one to ever give it to her straight like that. :p David Gillon If I’d noticed this first, I wouldn’t have posted almost exactly the same thing! GaryFarber Thinking ahead, when there’s a theme park based on STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST, we can all visit the “Patrick’s Haunted Interior Mind” ride. E-ticket. Which is where Alison is going next. JohnTomato “Who’s on first?” palmvos tomorrow’s pitching Jared Rosenberg Patrick shouldn’t watch Harry Potter before getting drunk. Is this the hall of mysteries? Eric Schissel Looks more medieval-era or so to me, but it just doesn’t look at all that specific. (King Arthur rather than Harry Potter?) Lisa Izo Are they thinking of killing Patrick while he’s asleep? I’m not sure what they’re thinking. David Gillon Alternatives would be getting him away from other people if he has a limited range, but the fact his last outburst managed to floor both Alison and Feral argues that Allison trying to fly him out (or even just up) would be a bad idea. Hiram thinking of you Blahorga Slisk OK, so am I the only one who thinks Alison looks like a ten year old in that last panel? Is that an indication that they are still caught in his dream, or am I just imagining things? Arkone Axon It’s the proportions, as I said in a comment on a previous page. If you take a person’s head and use its length as a unit of measurement, then the average adult is between seven and eight “heads” high. Superheroic art traditionally goes with nine or ten heads of height… but on this page Alison has a mere five heads of height. The proportions of a child. I can’t help but wonder how the characters would look if depicted with proper proportions. Everyone in the comic states that Alison is a very attractive female, but it’s hard to see that when she is… well, drawn with the proportions of a child. Ditto Clevin; I wonder what he’d actually look like if drawn with adult proportions? David Gillon “I have no idea what I’m doing” “S’never stopped you before” Clearly Feral has been paying more attention than most people. Ack My take? Patrick knows that Alison needs to help him sort his head out, and for this he needs to be asleep. Clevin had been told to keep him awake, so he made Clevin go away. Now he’s free to draw Alison into his mindscape so she can confront his demons and punch them till they go away. Ack I also find it amusing that the telepath is called Patrick. (ie, Stewart). Just saying. Lisa Izo Now that you put that thought in my head, I cannot unthink it. Fairportfan Masterful summation, Feral. AnotherLibrarian Hmmm super humans losing control of their powers – imagine if that happened with someone with an anomaly able to rewrite the human genome – it is possible that the mystery people behind the conspiracy saw this coming and acted accordingly palmvos conan, i’m adding you to the time travel theory believers. do you want the phone booth, hot tub, ugly car, or odd box sub group? Weatherheight And we now have concrete confirmation that Patrick is capable of broadcasting. Both women seeing the same thing strongly implies a single source (if they were jumping into his mind somehow, each should see themselves at the door. Since Tara saw Alison, broadcasting seems more likely). The new question – is this a recent power addition or is Patrick losing control of a power he’s always had but claimed he didn’t have? Lines form to the left for “New Power”, on the right for “Always had it, the shady fibber.” Arkone Axon I’d say “power addition,” because Patrick also showed up drunk, miserable, and unkempt – whereas before he was wealthy and well groomed. He’s not doing so well anymore. Lisa Izo Natural power addition, like Alison’s flight… or maybe he found and forced Max to amp up his powers and this was the side effect. Gotham would have leaned toward “power he’s always had” if we had any foreshadowing, but prior to this issue there were no instance of unexplained vision. If he did indeed had the power before but that had no impact of the story or how the reveal recontextualizes how certain events went down then what’s the point? SnowDemonAkuma Sleeping if you have a concussion isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes it’s actually what your body needs to recover! But, on the other hand, Feral ain’t a doctor. Hell she probably barely knows anything about how normal people react to physical trauma.