Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

Lost Side of Suburbia

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  1. waycyber

    waycyber said, 3 months ago

    Suggestion for the last picture of all – Rufus hit by a paintball.

  2. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 3 months ago

    Wiseguy’s never had their memories stolen by Flimm. The Mushpits filled in the Taken memories, they did not alter those that were created normally with the passage of time.

  3. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 3 months ago

    I was wondering how Margo expected Rufus to smuggle a snake past his mother…

  4. crookedwolf

    crookedwolf GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    How can you choose just one?

  5. J2P2

    J2P2 said, 3 months ago

    A poignant scene indeed!

  6. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, 3 months ago

    Sometimes I wish the adventure was still going on. But not as much as I should….


    I still miss Goatsucker, though.

  7. longzoo

    longzoo said, 3 months ago

    survivors guilt?

  8. Cor Blymie

    Cor Blymie GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    “He could share anything with her, and she’d understand.”

    So few people like that, especially if you’re one of those whom most others just don’t ‘get.’ If you try to discuss something difficult or troubling with most people, you typically get one of the following reactions: they become uncomfortable and try to change the subject; they react negatively and are condemning and judgmental; or they simply can’t hear where you’re coming from. But every once in a great while, you’ll meet someone who is ‘safe,’ one whom you know instinctively won’t chastise you for harboring ‘inappropriate’ thoughts or feelings. Margo is one of those. Thank goodness for the odd ones out, who help to make life bearable in a ‘normal’ world.

  9. sukiec

    sukiec said, 3 months ago

    There may be some survivor’s guilt, yes, but it may be avoidance given his feelings of responsibilities.


    successful mourning typically involves alternating between sadness and happy memories. Unhealthy mourning does not contain both.


    Avoidance can happen when people feel themselves to still have great responsibilities. If the individual really is dead then it catches up later which can be very hard.


    Until healed enough there can be reduced sensory recognition, too. Food can be tasteless, or colors may fade, for example.


    Sleep disruption can occur, also deeply moving dreams.


    About a year after the loss can also be hard. For individuals who are very close lower levels of mourning can at times take years, but the individual finds balance in mourning there is more healing.


    So, losing someone but being well at some point afterward — something I have done many times which is normal for my generation — involves some of the same skills as not being seduced by depression. Interrupting sadness is essential.


    There is something that just does not ring true, like their emotions are being blunted, since we have not SO FAR seen NEITHER sadness NOR the sharing of good memories about Biff.


    We are currently mourning my Dad-in-Law so besides being something we have been through before, it is also fresh and that makes this even more seem like something is imposing numbing on them.


    Going for a constructive change at this point on Margo’s part does ring true. I began doing the same thing after my Mother’s death during my early twenties. The rest feels too anestitized, though.

  10. sukiec

    sukiec said, 3 months ago

    Unintended double negative in my post. Mea Culpa. I have a bug but still should have done a check-read.

  11. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, 3 months ago

    …the fact that nobody had a straight answer for Rufus still makes me suspicious…

  12. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, 3 months ago

    …plus, since Margot also seems to be going along with the whole “the less said the better” about Biff, maybe the payoff for her was the recommendation from Periwether…

  13. LittleCatFeet

    LittleCatFeet said, 3 months ago

    Rufus, I know how that is. For a few years she was my best friend, but circumstances dictated it couldn’t last forever. We both have new lives to lead and emerging personalities that make it difficult to include the other. I think we both knew it was the beginning of the end when I suggested we retire our roleplay. (I met many people that way, online text based role playing games. People who have since drifted out of my life but whom I still think of.)


    Today is my baby sister’s first birthday. Today also happens to be the birthday of Professor J.R.R. Tolkien and my uncle Jim.

    Lead on, Kory.

  14. LittleCatFeet

    LittleCatFeet said, 3 months ago

    Whom I still think of….every now and again. what I’m saying is, it’s not a crime to gently move on, Rufe.

  15. Korymerritt

    Korymerritt said, 3 months ago

    Hi! I’m going to recommend that some of you wait until Monday to read Sunday’s page. Might save a little frustration.

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