Insert “Voices in my head” joke here:
Voices in the Dark?
And “Old Strategies” involve sitting on the Sphinx and watching the sun rise over Cairo?
Poking people on the head to make sure they’re real…
I don’t think the forehead is where the Golem Girls’ reset buttons are located. If she goes beep and reboots, you’ll know I was wrong.
Aren’t some Golems animated by a holy word written on their forehead… maybe if you smudged it it would reset.
Well at least she’s aware , she’s not right in the head .
the best way to prove you’re not crazy is to admit that you are…XD
Catch 22, it’s the best catch there is!
Fan art from yesterday: http://electronictiger.net/avail/buds.png
Apologies about M’s hair, BTW – i need to go back and clean that up.
I was working on that to. I should have do it faster. lol
My take: My take on FPF’s version
here is mine finished last a few hours ago.
The poke method. Never fails. XD
Unless you imagine your finger running into something.
…and really, how do you even know you have a finger? For all we know, everything we sense is an illusion given to us by some infernal tormentor… We could be a brain floating in some Mad Scientist’s lab for that matter. I think I can logically prove my existence, but the rest of you I can’t vouch for.
Once when lucid dreaming, I decided to test my environment. I tried to push my hand through the hood of a car. I knew it was a dream so I figured I should be able to do whatever I wished. Nope. I could not even make a dent. In fact when I pounded on the hood, it felt just like it does in reality. Same hardness, same steel feel, same sound. I was surprised. I could glide through the air, but I could not change inaminate objects to suit my will. So the touch test is not always reliable.
No, but being able to glide (or do somersaults in my case) is a clear clue.
That’s true. My method for telling for sure that I’m in a dream is to jump straight up. If I can stay there, I’m dreaming.
It would have been cool to ascertain the location of the vehicle from your dream and check to see if there were any dents in it upon awaking…
Nuts. You said you couldn’t make a dent, so my suggestion is moot.
I wonder if Castaneda had any better luck…
That might only be one of your particular mental blocks, SoWhyMe. In my own lucid dreaming, I can do flight and invisibility easily and telekinesis with some effort, but I can’t shapeshift at all. Other Dreamers I’ve met can do stuff that I can’t but have trouble with my go-to techniques. If the same principles apply to Jin, her poke test is completely invalid… an illusory Bud would feel solid because Jin’s subconscious knows that Bud is supposed to be solid.
I grew up in flat country, so one night when I dreamed of looking out the window of my boyhood home and seeing towering mountains all around, I knew. I spent much of that night flying.
But sometimes the voices have good ideas.
See you all on Friday.
Bud’s looking rather adorable in panel 2!
I hate to say it, but she looks a little like Angela, the high-school queen bee/bitch angel in Evil Diva in that panel.
Yea, I agree. Bud just needs a pointier nose, and a halo.
In the first Ghostbusters movie,
Egon is in the hotel hallway,
sees and old guy and pokes him.
If it’s good enough for scientists….
It’s a classic scientific test, and documented in more than one webcomic. See http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=492 for another example.
Oh dear, this must be hard on her relationship.
No, not at all.
She just explains to Alan that she’s not sure if he’s real and asks him to poke her a few times…
Old strategies? Wonder what those are? Oh, and YAY! My Tepoz figure *finally* arrived! Looks pretty effin’ spiffy, too.
Mine’s head fell off in transit apparently.
Ouch… well, hopefully they’ll repair/replace…?
See if you can fix it with super glue, otherwise contact Patch Together and see if they can send you a new one.
I vow to test at least three people for being real today, just like that. *poke poke poke* Anybody wanna join me?
*poke poke poke*
Sorry, just wanted to make sure your comment was real…
poke poke poke nope, can’t feel anything here.
Heehee…I think I’d about die laughing if one of my friends ever did that to me.
Then again, that’s probably not the right reaction when you realize a friend is hearing voices and hallucinations of people…
Ahaha! Reminds me of Nash asking a student, “Can you see him?” in Beautiful Mind. You do what you gotta do…
Exactly! I LOVED that scene!
Got my Tepoz today! Let’s see if I get a beer!
Voices telling you what to do? Don’t you hate it when that happens?
But I must agree:
At least the ground is still solid, and there…
And Sting goes CHA! .. CHA! .. CHA! .. CHA! .. CHA! .. CHA!
I suppose nothing beats the tried and true “poke test” to see if something is real or not.
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