Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

Lost Side of Suburbia

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, about 3 years ago

    What pixies would that be?

  2. Mooring

    Mooring said, about 3 years ago

    Painted wings and giant’s rings! You can’t forget the giant’s rings!

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 3 years ago

    Very apposite, TSOJ!
    I like the stichomythia of the exchanges between Flimm and Rufus and Biff and Rufe. I believe that Rufus will hold firm in the face of Flimm’s blandishments and admonitions….

  4. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    This makes me wonder if Flimm had to “talk” his other victims into letting go. But maybe that’s why he needed Rafer Frost. If Rafer had hold of a kid, then they might be terrified enough to give up.

  5. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I have to admit I don’t like my other siblings much. The snippy pixies got them, too. Big time.

  6. J2P2

    J2P2 said, about 3 years ago


    I worry—Rufus has been the rock, the constant, the reliable—even when he left the group, it was because of his belief that he had his sister back, and he returned as soon as that was proven untrue. Is this where Rufus finally breaks?

    I hope not…

  7. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, about 3 years ago

    : ( Awww… Friday… bummer.

    Rufus will think his way clear of any psychological maze Flimm can manifest. I think he’s grown, on this journey, just as Biff has – and Flimm will learn that hard truth next week. Go, Rufe!

  8. Allen Polston

    Allen Polston said, about 3 years ago

    The eyes! The eyes! Oh my God! The Eyes have it! But don’t worry, we will weather this assault on our character and be triumphant!

  9. RockHouse

    RockHouse said, about 3 years ago

    I think Rufus will have to feel rather than think his way through the temptations from Flimm. Biff had to lighten up; Rufus has to toughen up (or is that man up?) Trust your repressed inner self, Rufe, the way you were forced to in your encounter with the false Twila. Act from your gut, but keep your head. Allow your Dionysian core access to your Appolonian persona.

  10. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, about 3 years ago


    …oh, I love all my siblings (9 of us) – and yes, this is something you go through when you are growing up – Rufus feels his stomach drop because he knows Flimm is zeroing in on a sad and humiliating event that he doesn’t want to revisit. My siblings dealt those to me, AND I’ve dealt those to my siblings, for which (now) I am heartily ashamed. But, that was then. Rufus isn’t stupid, and he knows that there are unpleasant, rough patches in all relationships, no matter how much you love somebody. Flimm doesn’t seem to get that these are things we all live through – he’s hoping that this will be a knockout blow to Rufus. But Rufus will survive it. It’s no different than the unpleasant exchange between him and Biff over the fake Twila. They both survived that.

  11. arsmall

    arsmall said, about 3 years ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    Wow…that’s almost two years ago.

  12. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, about 3 years ago

    And those pesky snippy pixies have left us another weekend cliffhanger.
    Beware the Takers and have a great weekend, Losters.
    (Thanks TSOJ, I had forgotton about that)

  13. bmonk

    bmonk said, about 3 years ago

    Yes—relationships are hard (one reason I don’t accept the “soul mate” premise) and often rocky, but having weathered the anger and hurt, and forgiven and been forgiven—that is when true, selfless love can grow.


    Flymm is twisting his petty half-truths into a monstrous deceit.


    Maybe this is why he prefers to prey on children, because they have less experience, and cannot so easily see through his lying vision.

  14. Green Darkness

    Green Darkness GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Previously, I had feared that Rufus would fall into despair if Flimm had gotten the better of Biff, but since that hasn’t happened, it looks as if the danger is even greater here, since Flimm is now striking at Rufus’s most vulnerable points. Yes, Biff will do his best to try and keep Rufus from succumbing, just as Rufus had done for him, but I feel apprehensive all the same, because I’m not about to assume that victory is assured.

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