Endtown by Aaron Neathery

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  1. JanBic

    JanBic GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I think we go this way . . .

  2. DADOF3

    DADOF3 said, over 2 years ago

    Tag-along Flask, looking a little subdued.

  3. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, over 2 years ago

    Flask is at war
    But it’s war with herself
    There’s a truth still in store
    Back on some hidden shelf

    And she’s probably not
    Even able to see it
    Her leadership’s shot
    She can no longer be it

    But notice that now
    She’s content just to follow
    It’s hard to see how
    Or how much she can swallow

    Their host’s not anthro
    Or so I’m presumin’
    Just look down, you’ll know:
    For “To-Arrow’s human”

    =|====/ Level Head
    Vote for Endtown 2.0
    And for Doc Rat, too
    The Endtown Forum

  4. DADOF3

    DADOF3 said, over 2 years ago

    Come out, come out wherever you are. We’ like to thank you, or blast you, as the case may be.

  5. DADOF3

    DADOF3 said, over 2 years ago

    More dittos?

  6. boreas2

    boreas2 said, over 2 years ago

    seems like some dittos are there to show them the way

  7. dirtyoldlady1

    dirtyoldlady1 said, over 2 years ago

    Neither was Flask there a moment ago. Did Pety get her out? He is making a hush sign at her or a OHOH sigh. Boy I go all out with my imagination. But I love it. Keep it up Aaron.
    Blessed BE

  8. JanBic

    JanBic GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    What about DV???

  9. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 2 years ago

    No, it was always there. You just weren’t paying attention, what will all your walking, and your talking to each other and your general whatever it is you organics do when you’re not disturbing us… Anyway, it was there from before.

  10. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I really hope Holly’s going to wash her waitress uniform before she serves her next customer.

  11. boreas2

    boreas2 said, over 2 years ago

    do you think well get to see who saved them by friday or well get a shadow and one of the characters saying ‘what are YOU doing here ?’

  12. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, over 2 years ago

    By the way, because of an odd bug in the GoComics comment mechanism, you cannot put links to strips in the same paragraph with any single or double quoted text. This is why my links above are separated from where you’d expect (i.e., the paragraph where they’re first talked about). I’d used quoted phrases and could not put the links there.

    GoComic kinks
    Prevent simple links
    I rephrased the things
    It’s working, methinks

    =|====/ Level Head
    Vote for Endtown 2.0
    And for Doc Rat, too
    The Endtown Forum

  13. Bill

    Bill said, over 2 years ago

    That arrow looks like a ditto construction to me. Are the dittos somehow controlling this ship? Is someone controlling both the ship and the dittos? Hmmm…

  14. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, over 2 years ago

    I’m going to add something that does not rhyme. Please be patient with me: Prose is not my first language.

    Flask is conflicted.

    We saw this early on, but it continues to manifest in interesting ways. An example is her notion of “duty”: She takes seriously her duty to protect Endtown residents (and in a larger sense, anthros) in theory — but in practice, this doesn’t always translate to individuals.

    It was easy for her to kill Crawford and Mike.

    She had rationalized their “crimes” as “complicating a simple matter.” That was enough, in her odd notion of justice. I suspect that, more recently, she let Linda live not so much because she was “sworn to protect anthros” but because it suited her to use Linda to tweak Wally.

    But she willingly risked her life to protect the gang that she had brought to the surface to gather evidence for Al and Gustine’s mock trial. That was tough on her; as we now know, she still had strong linkages to the Topider world that she had just left, but she was killing her former team-mates.

    At the end of it, she said to Professor Mallard (at that time, in the body Petey would later wear): “Aren’t you proud of me?”

    Remember, that was NOT Petey she said that to: she knew that she was talking to Mallard, probably the closest thing she had to a friend at that moment despite the animosity. Mallard knew her background, and accepted her … something Flask, I think, has always desperately needed.

    Now, she has been rather pointedly un-accepted, and she cannot force her acceptance on these people at the moment. It has utterly deflated her — but I think that her natural tendencies, and amazing ability at both self-delusion and cruelty, will make her a dangerous team mate. And probably sooner rather than later.

    =|====/ Level Head
    Vote for Endtown 2.0
    And for Doc Rat, too
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  15. DADOF3

    DADOF3 said, over 2 years ago

    @Level_Head

    Looking back, I get the impression Flask was still very new to Endtown when the Al & Gustine episode occured. She was unknown to both the mayor and Jake. I suspect her treatment of A&G as well as her “disciplining” of Mike & Bill were instances of her reverting to her TS roots when dealing with mutants. She was more concerned with doing the easy thing than the right thing. I would speculate that her “pledge” to not harm anthros was primarily fallout from that incident. Her reaction to the TS firefight demonstrated that she was unaccustomed to shooting at things that shot back. It solidified the fact that she was no longer a part of the TS world. Her “aren’t you proud of me” was part stress reaction, but mostly an attempt to verify that there was SOMEPLACE she did belong. It cracked the shell she had set up as a defense. Meeting Petey while in this condition was enough to shatter what was left and make contact with the human being inside. Her withdrawl once A&G were proved innocent shows that she was very uncomfortable with being vunerable and marked the first steps to reconstruct that defense. Mallard saw through it when she was so unconcerned about the rocket. Her protestation that “the security of Endtown is my revenge” showed that security was overshadowed by revenge. This was confirmed by her plan for the rocket. Destruction of a single outpost was not in the best interest of Endtown security. Since there was only one rocket, it was an act that had no threat of repitition. All it would do is up the stakes, and leave Endtown with no capacity to support the escalation. She is totally about accomplishing her goals as a means to validate the untouchable image she uses for protection. Flask will never be a safe neighbor until she accepts who she really is, and stops trying to play a role she is totally unsuited for.

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