Endtown by Aaron Neathery

Endtown

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  1. tarzina3

    tarzina3 said, about 2 years ago

    and she has her tail back!

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    Who IS this guy?? He’s like an angel crossed with Montgomery Scott.

  3. RockHouse

    RockHouse said, about 2 years ago

    Guess who has her tail back.

  4. unidyne

    unidyne said, about 2 years ago

    A blessing or a curse?

  5. Jenner

    Jenner GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    This scene would not hold the absolutely stunning amount of power that it does if the story of Endtown had not taken us all through the wasteland of tension, grief and despair that it has. Now is an all-too-rare moment of healing – and given that it is here, it’s beautiful.

  6. SapphireDragonStudios

    SapphireDragonStudios said, about 2 years ago

    Flask is not only healed, but her tail is back!

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    (Pardon the bad pun). Does this make Marxie a Tailor?

  8. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 2 years ago

    @GoldenRoya

    “I’d say Touched by an Angel and Doctor Who had a love child, and Marx is it…”

    Put a cigar in his mouth and paint on a black mustache and you’d be closer to the truth.

  9. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 2 years ago

    GoldenRoya:
    I noted your fan fiction page. You might get a kick out of this:
    “One trend now is that many bits of “fan fiction” are often more professionally done than what gets published in book form. When one considers some of the goop that was fan fiction in the 1980s, it represents a complete reversal from 30 years ago, at least in terms of what is actually published by the large media houses. Strange, but when you now have a system in place that rewards the mediocre and tosses the exceptional, well, what do you expect? It’s natural for those who want to write and who can write well to want it published somewhere— this trend to publish that which is a “sure thing” but mediocre is absurd when you think it though— the good stuff is what should be paid for, but the mediocre is what is being pushed by the industry today.
    .
    Much of the decline of the last 20 years of the fiction field can be summed up to these:
    1. Large publishers requiring agents and thus reducing the quality of submissions.
    2. Large publishers reducing the quality of publications by going to the “lowest common denominator.”
    3. Large publishers not taking risks by not testing the market with new ideas." —NWF, Page 145
    .
    I didn’t mention that sometimes one has real “winners” for agents. I finally dropped mine.

  10. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 2 years ago

    “And when your body dies, all those thoughts that make you you go back into the big bin…”

    So, Flask wasn’t a mass murderer after all, and not even a coldblooded killer. She’s just guilty of unscheduled recycling. Maybe if she’d called ahead for personalized pick-up services everything would have worked out all right…

  11. Level_Head

    Level_Head said, about 2 years ago

    So Flask will now give up wholesale slaughter
    Due to Marx’s retail therapy?
    Well, therein lies the tail, and it oughtta
    Be long gone — one tail short — but there it be!

    There is something about Marx’s words that occur
    To me as a conflict (but such is AM)
    If he’s removed part of what makes her her
    Did he now absorb it? Is AM still him?

    Apparently this being takes it all in
    Destruction and hatred and things that explode
    Absorbing it all with maniacal grin
    But this process changed him more than that missile showed

    He has worked a small miracle (not counting death)
    Removing bad thoughts like a book from a shelf
    So she’s alive, and we’ll take a deep breath
    But wonder: Could she have done this for herself?

    =|====/ Level Head
    Vote for Endtown 2.0
    And for Doc Rat, too
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  12. Tarry Plaguer

    Tarry Plaguer said, about 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Speaking of Dr. Who and published fan fiction, have you seen this?
    Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
    I haven’t read it, but I have to wonder about it.

  13. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, about 2 years ago

    There’s a touch of “the Green Mile” here.

  14. rickD

    rickD GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    So…Flask is healed because Marx has removed the bad experiences that would spread like a cancer, etc. Does that mean that she won’t remember those events that pushed her over the edge? She was unhinged when she removed her tail. That experience is gone…so her tail is back. If her tail remained gone, then would the reason it was gone still be in her head? How far back would one have to go to change what Flask had become? She was a Topsider after all. Just living with them could bend someone’s psyche. On the other hand, falling in love gave Flask back some humanity. So she has not reverted back to human possibly because the reason that she mutated was a positive one (Flask was in love). And…is Flask still dead? Will she still be moving on, but intact instead of moving back into the pool of life energy?
    Another late night pending as I wait for answers.

  15. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 2 years ago

    @rickD

    “Flask is healed because Marx has removed the bad experiences that would spread like a cancer, etc.”

    Not really. He crushed the bad thing that was eating at her – hope.

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