Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

Lost Side of Suburbia

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  1. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, 12 months ago

    There is a quite popular YA fantasy series (not Harry Potter) which ends with the “good guys” (who are not what we would call “good”, just as the Bad Guys are not what we would call “evil”) wiping the memory of the entire adventure from their mortal/merely human associates “for their own good”.

    “For your own good”.

    Bah

    The sophistries of villains.

  2. waycyber

    waycyber said, 12 months ago

    You can still see your friend, just put on my glasses. They’re BIFFocals

  3. Zyreenesque

    Zyreenesque said, 12 months ago

    waitaminute: How do we know this is really happening? I can’t … I don’t … no everything’s fine I’m sure…

  4. sukiec

    sukiec said, 12 months ago

    To have lost so much self, so much growth, so many memories, so much selfsovereignty, and perhaps some future options through the choices of others would have been a terrible violation of Rufus. It happens in other ways to many in life but I glad that he appears to have avoided it. Of course, after a horrid experience there are some who have good reasons and would rather not remember, but the control over their fates should be theirs. At least that is my personal take.

  5. sukiec

    sukiec said, 12 months ago

    Is it just me, or has Dr. Periwether so married her quest that she has forgotten that there are people attached to those pasts? Is protecting the secret of the aliens too important to protect the people’s rights to control their own fates in her mind, or does she have an important lesson she can relearn?

  6. sukiec

    sukiec said, 12 months ago

    Re: yesterday’s discussion. It just hit me that there are people who use the word “semantics” as a put down. I was not using it that way, but in a classic sense in which it denotes that two people are imparting different meanings to the same word. Hopefully, that became clear later, but if not I am clarifying now.

  7. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 12 months ago

    @sukiec

    " Is protecting the secret of the aliens too important to protect the people’s rights to control their own fates in her mind, or does she have an important lesson she can relearn?"

    Wasn’t Periwether’s decision. The Mushpits made that choice themselves. As for the importance of humans having the right to control their own lives? That’s never been a particularly smart idea, based on past performance.

  8. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 12 months ago

    Seems like too many Exceptions to the Rule for there to be a rule in the first place. The arbitrariness of deception ill-befits an alleged benefactor or benefactors.
    Or, to approach it another way, Dr. Periwether seems too cozy with the Mushpits.
    I do not trust this ’reality."

  9. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, 12 months ago

    @waycyber – hehehe : ) Good one!


    @Sisyphos – I, too, continue to wonder about Periwether. There’s just something about her…

  10. the other ghost girl

    the other ghost girl said, 12 months ago

    Memories…. Smokey water Memories……

  11. ptvroman3

    ptvroman3 said, 12 months ago

    @waycyber

    Boo! Hiss! Bad waycyber! You definitely owe into the bad pun jar for that one.

  12. matthewz

    matthewz GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    sounds like a flimm flan story to me

  13. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 12 months ago

    Ignore Periwether. She’s one of the good guys, even if she doesn’t share everyone’s “sensibilities” (Margo and Lucius have been with her for part of the time, and they’d know if she or the Mushpits were doing something suspicious). The ones to look out for are the known beasties that haven’t been accounted for – Slynderfell, any of his henchmen, and the West Bleekport Gang. Heckbender may have been befriended by goatsucker, but he’s still a taker that feeds on children. Plus the minor Takers are still out there and may be interested in revenge. We’ve still got plenty of known “opportunities” for things to go south, without wasting time suspecting Periwether.

  14. Green Darkness

    Green Darkness GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Fairportfan2

    It didn’t quite register when I first read your comment, but upon rereading it, I’m now wondering if you’re thinking of the same series I am, because the same thing had occurred to me.

    For Your Own Good: the four words I probably detest most of all, or that combination thereof, I should say. And not just the sophistries of villains, but of more than a few ostensibly good people as well.

  15. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, 12 months ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    …oh, yes, having the right to control our own lives, (just like the political system of democracy) – that is the worst possible idea…except for all the others…

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