I don’t entirely get this…
I think it means that we are the sum of our demons and without them, we are empty.
Or it may be a problem more unique to Monica.
Well, not completely unique. ¿Entiendes?
actually, this pretty closely echoes the thinking a few years ago about self-awareness, personality, “actors” and such.
haven’t kept up with the field since then, so don’t know what’s changed.
Along the same lines, it makes me think of Star Trek, two particular instances actually.
First the episode from the original tv series where a transporter accident caused Kirk to split into good and evil versions (not the mirror universe, the one where we get two Kirks, same time, THIS universe). He realized he needed both sides of himself because the evil gave him strength and focus while the good gave him restraint and direction – the horse and the harness, so to speak.
The other instance being the much-maligned Star Trek V which I think carried a nice message in the middle – where Kirk faces down Sybock and says “I *NEED* my pain!” He makes a damned good point. Take away painful memories, you also take away what you learned and the strength you may have gotten from them.
Our demons are not to be feared or reviled, they give us something valuable. We just have to be wise and not take our eyes off them, the sneaky little bastards would eat us alive.
Love this series of strips.
Is the “you could care less what we say” supposed to be cryptic, or is are my English skills just failing me?
“You could care less” and “You couldn’t care less” actually wind up meaning the same thing, idiomatically.
That’s one of the things that has always annoyed me. And yet people don’t seem to realize when they contradict themselves…
I heard it explained as stemming from “ask me if I could care any less”, and Americans predictably getting confused and giving themselves the wrong answer.
I heard it as “I could care less (but not much).”
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