Break of Day by Nate Fakes

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  1. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 3 years ago

    ♫ ♪ Pictures of matchstick men and you… ♪♫

  2. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    You have to let them win, or they become hotheads. Wouldn’t it have been better to have them play baseball? Or soccer, with real sockets?

    More weird fantasy creatures from The Fakes Fantasy. When I was a kid I invested all kinds of inanimate things with personalities and lives. Lots of Andersen stories have this, too: broken bottle necks, tin soldiers, wisps of straw, flowers and plants. As an adult, it makes me kinds of queasy, as if they were hallucinations.

    Sorry. My father has dementia, and he sees shadows and families of angels now.

  3. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    In this game, it’s two strikes and your out.

  4. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    Thanks for your comment. I probably shouldn’t have written that, but it’s much on my mind.
    It’s not unpleasant for him, but rather reassuring and interesting. His descriptions of what he sees are quite detailed, but I gently steer our conversations off the subject. In general, he is unstuck in time but lucid 75 percent, and I don’t want to encourage his fantasies.
    I have discussed it with the staff and other people with relatives in the same situation. It’s strange how “visions” of this sort match. I think it is wavering brain chemistry at fault, I thought it might also be due to similar medications.
    And yet, the hair on my arms prickles as he describes these things, as other people say it does for them. I am irreverent by nature and tend to first think of a Stephen King-type explanation.
    Poor Dad. He used to crack walnut in his fists, and now he can’t make fists at all. Used to walk for hours in the fields, and is now in a wheel chair.
    Sorry again for the personal stuff. Courage, to all you in a similar situation — as we all might one day be.

  5. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 3 years ago


    Don’t apoligize. We’ll be here for you. We can’t help, but we can listen.
    Courage to you too, friend.

  6. kykat

    kykat said, over 3 years ago

    None of you get it. They’re running a ball screen- basketball jargon.

  7. Lisa  4romMpls

    Lisa 4romMpls said, over 3 years ago

    The kid’s just striking up a good conversation.
    emptc12 : sorry to hear about your dad. I remember my grandma having dementia in a nursing home. One day I was feeding her lunch and she attacked me; poor grandma didn’t even know who I was. Please remember the good time, tho.

  8. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks for the kind words.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    @Lisa 4romMpls

    Thank you. Such a hard worker, he was.

  10. T. Shepherd

    T. Shepherd GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I think Johnny has met his match.

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