I suddenly had a rather sobering thought: How terrible that the one person who is soooo deadly afraid of being alone ,got to be alone for 81000 years.
I have a vague inkling that Shelly already, unconciously knew that somewhere, in some time-line, she’d be one of the most lonely persons ever….
That’s one of the things I’ve been mooning over during this…when she said that she thought it was some kind of torture…an echo of something she said when she stabbed Monica in the head during the finale with the Calendar Machine….she must have thought she was in hell…
This whole thing has confused the hell out of me, so I’m glad that someone summed it up for people like me. So, with that in mind, I’ll just say this: Shelley has a nice butt 😛
More prophecy from long ago?
Hmm..yeah..odd choice.. Though, Lion suit (like Alan got) would be a more sure way.
On a side-note. If Shellinx didn’t personally kill someone (Like SoWhyMe surmised) why all that guilt? Just from failing to prevent 50-something shelly-deaths???
I just responded up top. Basically, I think she was just trying to rationalize what happened and being too quick to blame herself. I’ll add this to that argument: in the middle panel yesterday, Shelly was almost ready to condemn herself again for forgetting the people she left behind.
You know, if we don’t have a resolution on Shelly’s memory on Fri., and the rapture DOES happen on Sat….
I’m going be effin’ pissed off…
Wow! You’re right.
Buuut This wacko’s preacher tried the same in ’94..didn’t work-out ..orrrr.we are actually, currently “raptured” and in the after-life… 😆
The guy in question must feel he’s in Hell on Saturday..All savings gone..
Why? Do you expect that you – or Paul – will be raptured?
The rest of the world will (more or less) carry on.
Good point! I’ll be here anyways. Sinner to the bone. 😆
Ah, but what if it’s MONICA who is Raptured? What do we do then???
What about those of us who will be Raptured?? No sympathy for us? What if heaven has no internet access?? Or worse! Dial-up!!
If it’s truly Heaven, then there will be a 24 hour Wasi channel on the holo-teevee…
Gurk! 24 hour WAPSI channel…
Ah, but the carrying on will be in a world that will be a literal ‘hell on earth’.
And no, I don’t expect to go anywhere on the frabjous day…
They get raptured, we get ruptured. Not all that different from the way things are now.
It’s too bad Shelly’s dead, but I’m glad Shelly’s ok.
Shelly’s gunna have to dig through 80,000 years of “sacred forest” and “sword in the stone” memories to finally get back to reality… this may take a while…..
… whirrrr …. click
Not saying that Monica’s dense (only sometimes when she’s sailing on denial), but that “sword in the stone” made some weird links, like, no wonder Shelly’s the appointed bearer of sharp-pointy objects. (runs with scissors ala Creepy Girl, pen knives to clock someone with …)
in all the thinking I’ve done about this comic, I have never pieced that together…. bravo…
Going back through the archive and the books, it’s amazing the hints, clues, and symbolism that’s rampant in this strip. I am fascinated at what reading back will reveal.
For fun, go look at the Cinco de Maya pic, take a piece of paper, a post-sized will do, and cover Monica’s face vertically. Look at her expression on the half on the side with Brandi and Bud, and then on the side with Shelly….
Gurk! Post-it sized…
Seriously. I had enough trouble at my high school reunion…
And it occurs to me that the person Shelly #1 died to try and help, might have been May instead of Jin. If they didn’t know that Jin needed help, but found the artifact, they might have though they could use it to fix the CM and rescue May.
This is what I love about this comic, I come for the comic, stay for the comments. 🙂
This is getting out of hand. We have put 338 comments in a comic in which, basically, nothing happened.
Shelly’s butt is not ‘nothing’…
Don’t look at me, I’ve been on the couch all day…
Don’t take this the wrong way, but if I was there…It’s not you I’d be looking at…
First words out of Shelly’s mouth: “Oh… where to start”
failing that and for a moment of humor: “who the fuck ARE you people?”
Or maybe “You Bitch!”
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