Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

Lost Side of Suburbia

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  1. waycyber

    waycyber said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe Flimm fancies Mrs S

  2. jlbonnar

    jlbonnar said, over 1 year ago

    Physical desire? For Oggalulu?
    Now I think I need brain bleach…

  3. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    @waycyber

    At first, I wondered if Oggalulu was the one outside of the factory that knew about the secret, and that Flimm is preparing to snuff her. Except that Slynderfell called the one “him”. Flimm, being an Allseer, is going to have the same problem understanding human emotions like ‘love’ as Jamie Jones and Baba Yaga did. Then again, Slynderfell isn’t exactly human, so may not have what we’d call ‘human’ emotions. Maybe Flimm is just lonely and hoping that someone will hook him up with a cute hottie…

  4. jlbonnar

    jlbonnar said, over 1 year ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    TSOJ, I think Flimm is in love, deeply and passionately in love. With itself. (I’m not sure that human concepts of gender matter to a being like Flimm.)

  5. jlbonnar

    jlbonnar said, over 1 year ago

    And for some ungodly reason every time I read about Flimm I hear Manfred Mann singing in the background. (Now, where is me brain bleach?)

  6. waycyber

    waycyber said, over 1 year ago

    You’ve not seen nothing like the Mighty Flimm!

  7. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 1 year ago

    That was a puzzling exchange. I find it unlikely for Flimm to harbor feelings of “love”; so what was this testing of Leeshkin really about?

  8. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 1 year ago

    @Sisyphos

    Conceivably, it’s related to the questions the remainders kept asking Margo about why she actively joined Biff and Rufus to help them out, and the question Baba Yaga asked Biff and Rufus about how they kept outwitting Flimm. There’s something about the heroes that the Allseers fail to grasp, and that Flimm himself wants to understand.

  9. waycyber

    waycyber said, over 1 year ago

    It maybe that Flimm wants to use Oggalulu as part of his plan, but does not want to upset Sly.

  10. jlbonnar

    jlbonnar said, over 1 year ago

    @waycyber

    Waycyber, have you read C. S. Lewis’s “The Screwtape Letters”? There is a strong similarity between Flimm’s complementing Slynderfell on having outgrown his delusion of love and Screwtape’s advice to his Nephew.

  11. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Flimm seems to be speaking with the voices of his victims..
    As for love, maybe that is no longer a factor in the marriage, but so many stay together for the comfort their routine provides them.. even if it’s just knowing you have someone to loathe..
    “Any kind of love, without passion, that ain’t no kind of lovin’ at all..’

  12. J2P2

    J2P2 said, over 1 year ago

    @jlbonnar

    You’re absolutely right—I just found out recently that Lewis wrote a brief addendum (sequel?) called “Screwtape proposes a toast.” Haven’t read it yet, though. The Screwtape Letters is my favorite fictional work by Lewis, even if the Dawn Treader has my favorite line: “There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”

  13. J2P2

    J2P2 said, over 1 year ago

    And what a great description of the After-Love period—Kory certainly must be wise beyond his years…

  14. waycyber

    waycyber said, over 1 year ago

    @crookedwolf

    As you know from other communication, I am Ace (asexual), so I do not experience passion. I do experience love, but as deep affection and friendship. More that of a brother than a lover.

  15. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 1 year ago

    Only recently started reading this strip, and already it’s just the kind of thing that’s right up my (ghoulie, ghostie, and longlegettie beastie -infested) alley.

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