Lost Side of Suburbia by Kory Merritt

Lost Side of Suburbia

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  1. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, almost 3 years ago

    Atta boy, Stretch! You go, buddy! (Periwether’s expression is fabulous!)

    “He was not held prisoner. He was being kept safe.” Oh, dear…

  2. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, almost 3 years ago

    …the blank face of her brother…so, is it really Elijah in there, or is he just an empty vessel after all those years spent with Flimm, but now free to be accessed and used by….Biff?

  3. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, almost 3 years ago

    Now she will be kept safe. Oh, so safe.

  4. Silversummer

    Silversummer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I have a feeling that Dr. P is going to find Stretch’s embrace to be as cold as her touch and as smothering as Flimm’s hold on her. There’s no love in a constrictor snake’s ‘hug’, only death, a slow and painful one. Dr. P may be despicable, but Margo should coax Stretch to release her, yet this is Kory’s story to tell.

  5. sukiec

    sukiec said, almost 3 years ago

    I strongly think this is the first time Doctor P has had her selfsovereignty taken from her, given her words about others, so I am curious if the effect on her will be short term, and if so then how short, or it it will be longer term? Not having control over one’s own body and fate can have profound consequences, but even without that just the fear and shock can have their own profound effects though the type and duration depend on many factors. Will the experience give Doctor P a touch of insight into what the Taken have felt or is she too far gone?

    Is the strong lack of altruism she is expressing actually HER or the effect of Flimm?

    Also, I still am curious if this is really Doctor Periwether, which is how I am leaning, or if this may be Flimm copying her form just as other Takers copied the forms of mythical beings. I suspect Flimm is near but not in the house, though I have been wrong before and can be wrong again. Kory lets each answer on a page – while suspense is building -allow for several questions and I love questions. Noticed that, haven’t you?

  6. MoonsingerFan

    MoonsingerFan said, almost 3 years ago

    Killing Dr. Periwether may be the only way to vanquish Flimm. Her mind is so far gone that I don’t think there’s much hope for saving her anyway. Maybe her death will allow the Mushpits to return with Biff, and they can place Elijah as his little brother. If they can change people’s memories to make them think a child who has been missing for years has never been gone, they should be able to add in another child when they reform Biff’s parents’ memories.

  7. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, almost 3 years ago

    Waycyber hasn’t replied in yet with a pun. He must be squeezed for time, I guess.

  8. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, almost 3 years ago

    Of course, this isn’t going to solve anything. The only option is to kill Periwether, or put her in a permanent coma like with Frost. If there’s a body, Stretch can eat it, but that leaves her bones (in a few months) and her car outside. Plus, someone having to take care of Elijah.

  9. Silversummer

    Silversummer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    Well, I’m glad you could snake one pun in there. How about; Dr P. is wrapped up in a boa?

  10. Kzin

    Kzin GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Hmmm, Elijah was being held “safe?” Is that what Flimm told her in her dreams?

    I had been thinking that the life had been sucked out of Elijah, hence Biff was able to inhabit him. I don’t give up on Biff inhabiting Elijah, because Elijah would be so weak, if not gone. Then, again, why wouldn’t he resent the sister who didn’t save him?

    But, I still wonder about that chameleon…

    Wait, what if Flimm is in Elijah, wanting to get rid of the ‘lackey’ aka Doc P, giving away his secrets, instead of doing away with them? <new reference! isn’t that kinda like the James Bond movies?>

    Though, again, I still wonder if Biff is inhabiting Elijah, just that the comment about him being “held safe” gives me pause.

    Not sure if I’m making sense, because I’m typing as I think through the scenarios.

  11. Green Darkness

    Green Darkness GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    “Is the strong lack of altruism she is expressing actually HER or the effect of Flimm?”

    Kreelit had said that Slynderfell had become twisted over time, so I think it’s reasonable to conclude that Flimm’s influence accounted for much, if not all, of the latter’s behavior. As far as Dr. P is concerned, I’m not sure, mostly because I don’t know enough. However, it may be worth noting how she said that she had “often considered emotions to be mere chemical reactions in the brain.”

  12. sukiec

    sukiec said, almost 3 years ago

    Very weird. There was just a politician, and I will purposely NOT say from which party (and request that others not publicly speculate) who was on regional tv news and he was so completely without facial expression that I wound up immediately thinking, “That is Elijah with slicked down dark hair!” It did not hurt that he had a bit similar nose. I do not know if the man was botoxed to the gills or just afraid that his face would give away to much, but it was CREEPY! He looked just blank with a moving mouth. Now I think that the name Elijah might need to be applied in such blank face situations. (As to the real Elijah, I wonder if he is blank inside or not. He may just not be able to use facial motor nerves yet.)

    Hey, look up Elijah in Wikipedia. There may be a reason that KM chose that name, though like several other things recently there are multiple ways to read possible options if the name is purposefully related to the stories about that said prophet. I can see options in there that might be hints, but in which direction?

  13. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, almost 3 years ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    Is this the end for Dr. P.?

    To die, to sleep;
    To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
    For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
    When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
    Must give us pause.

    I think Margo will try to save her… Meanwhile, that deadly bumbershoot is up for grabs.

  14. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I assume that Biff offered himself; “offed” seems out of line with the rest of Dr. P’s vocabulary.

  15. Kzin

    Kzin GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Ah, Shakespeare. So sweet to the ears.

    If it comes to it, Hmmm…not sure whether Margo would save “the good doctor” or Stretch Armless. I lean to Stretch.

    But, Margo does have a huge heart.

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