One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

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One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by Dave » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:07 am

She's a very bright little thorn... didn't take her long at all to realize the implications of what she had done. :(

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Post by Opus the Poet » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:12 am

And now Pickle is going to cry...
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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by Mark N » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:19 am

If she is lucky she will find that the Fae she killed was actually a Gossamer and not a living Fae. If she is not so lucky she might use this to give herself a purpose in life. Either way, her life will still change from this.
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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by Atomic » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:22 am

Depends on her motivation(s).

"Did I kill a Fae that could cry?"

Option A: "Good! Those little bastards made me suffer, and they deserve all the grief I can give them!"

Option B: "So what? They still hurt me and those I loved."

Option C: ".....

When "The Other" ceases to be the other, then what?
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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:37 am

Atomic wrote:When "The Other" ceases to be the other, then what?
Pickle has personal experience of being the Other... Remember, Atsali was like the only kid in the orphanage who liked her.
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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:44 am

Ya know what - i think Grandma Lily might be good to get in on this, for some reason.
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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by Thor » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:55 am

Dave wrote:She's a very bright little thorn... didn't take her long at all to realize the implications of what she had done. :(
And now she's going to go all goth and call herself Deadly Nightshade and start writing bad poetry that will seem darling because of her childish handwriting.

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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by TheDOCTOR » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:05 am

Man, just been playing catchup -and I don't mean Heinz- with the last 3 days and I tell you this is some Heavy stuff for our little Pickle and our little Cricket. I feel bad for Both of them. This is like a Jr. version of 90210. ;)
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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by Aed » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:10 am

I am so happy that this is a Tuesday comic. If this had been the Friday Cliff Hanger, I'd be climbing the walls all weekend while awaiting the next installment.

Poor Pickle.

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Post by kingklash » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:12 am

We still don't know what that particular Fae was doing. Pickle might still have been defending herself. Like the character Naruto, as a little one, she knew she was different, but not totally knowledgeable on the whys and wherefores of that difference.

Now, she's to learn the lesson of Po and the Ninja Turtles: How one begins has no ultimate bearing on how one becomes. And maybe that's what Cricket will learn, as well.

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Post by Warrl » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:50 am

Thor wrote:And now she's going to go all goth and call herself Deadly Nightshade and start writing bad poetry that will seem darling because of her childish handwriting.
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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by TOMIB » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:15 am

This has serious, life altering trauma written all over it. This may be a job for more than one grandma.

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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by DilyV » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:24 am

Nadette may not always tell you what you want to hear... but you can rest assured she'll tell you what you need to hear. How you deal with it is up to you...

this arc isn't tugging at heartstrings... it's yanking at them... HARD.
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Post by Mark N » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:22 am

DilyV wrote:Nadette may not always tell you what you want to hear... but you can rest assured she'll tell you what you need to hear. How you deal with it is up to you...

this arc isn't tugging at heartstrings... it's yanking at them... HARD.

This is why I keep wondering if the Ursa's are related to Nudge and/or Shelly.
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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by lake_wrangler » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:29 am

No answer to that question will be satisfactory. At least, none will ease her conscience.

What I'm hoping for next, is for Calista to take up her glamor so she's taller than Castela, then kneel in front of her and hug her for a while, probably without saying anything.

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Post by Nimrod » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:53 am

Dave wrote:She's a very bright little thorn... didn't take her long at all to realize the implications of what she had done. :(
Actually she was told what and how she should feel via an unconfirmable fable designed to illicit guilt. Typical parenting 101.

I love it when a character says "who is to say X is Y" which implies that what they have just said is incontrovertible simple because the statement lacks any means of rebuttal based on reason. They forget that any unreasonable statement can be countered by an unreasonable retort. Therefor it is totally and equally valid to say that the Fae did have souls prior and knew exactly what they were doing and enjoyed it. Who is to say that X is Z?

Obviously the Fae have done horrible things in the Wapsi universe and if Cricket is unique in the regard that she feels remorse what does that say about the Fae in general? That or it is all fake and she is manipulating everyone, who is to say otherwise?

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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by zachariah » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:58 am

I don't think this will be a life changing revelation for Pickle. This is like any young child that suddenly realizes something they did was much more than they thought it was. Like a three year old taking a gold fish out of the bowl and watching it die. To them their action and its death are not connected. When you explain it and they understand they are upset about it but that is how they learn. For Pickle it is the realization that even though her anger made her feel justified, killing things like that is not good. I expect this will be part of her talk with Kathy later.

I still wonder if she really did kill a Fae back at the orphanage. It is possible but so far Pickle is the only one who says she did do it. Kathy and Sali both did not support her story, but neither did they deny it. So not sure.
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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by donoho » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:01 am

lake_wrangler wrote:No answer to that question will be satisfactory. At least, none will ease her conscience.

What I'm hoping for next, is for Calista to take up her glamor so she's taller than Castela, then kneel in front of her and hug her for a while, probably without saying anything.
I think it's a bit soon to be hugging it out, but satisfactory or not, I think Calista might have the answer to Castela's question.

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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by eee » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:29 am

I was afraid this would happen. I hoped it wouldn't happen so soon. Barring a deus ex machina - or a convincing lie - Castela is in for a bad time. :cry:

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Re: One Who Could Cry 2014-08-05

Post by Bathorys Daughter » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:02 am

I don't know. Crying or not this seems like a bit quick of a turn around to go from murderous rage at the very sight of a Fae to empathetic feelings for her. We seem to have skipped right past the stubborn hanging on to her preconceived notions about the Fae until there was no choice. Even if she realized the Fae had feelings and all, she would still hate them for what they did in removing her from her "parents."

And was it really a Fae she killed? Cricket has yet to display wings. Did Castela kill something else thinking it was a Fae? Maybe an actual bug she thought to be one? That or some other creature which was out to do her harm.
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