From Her Past 2015-03-20

Need to talk about the day's episode of Wapsi? This is the place to do it. Play nice! ^_^

Moderators: Bookworm, starkruzr, MrFireDragon, PrettyPrincess, Wapsi

Forum rules
When two threads are posted for a day's comic, the thread posted first becomes the starting post. Please delete the second thread and add your post to the first thread. When naming the thread: Comic Name YYYY-MM-DD
Thanks guys! This keeps the forum nice and neat.
User avatar
jwhouk
Posts: 5809
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:58 am
Location: The Valley of the Sun, Arizona
Contact:

From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by jwhouk » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:01 am

Oh oh.

EDIT: Oh.

Damn.
Last edited by jwhouk on Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
"Character is what you are in the dark." - D.L. Moody
"You should never run from the voices in your head. That's how you give them power." - Jin

User avatar
DilyV
Posts: 1768
Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:03 pm

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by DilyV » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:06 am

Today's strip linkie: http://wapsisquare.com/comic/from-her-past/

Uh-Oh indeed... Poor Atsali.
You know that light at the end of the tunnel?

Yeah... it's a bullet. Sorry.

User avatar
Opus the Poet
Posts: 1946
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:24 am
Location: Surrounded by Hell
Contact:

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by Opus the Poet » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:06 am

Damn right, "Oh, damn." No kid that age should see something like that.
I ride my bike to ride my bike, and sometimes it takes me where I need to go.

User avatar
Dave
Posts: 6960
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by Dave » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:09 am

//WINCE//

Oww. Poor Atsali.

Yeah, that'd be one heck of an emotional scar/burden to carry along through the rest of your life.

This new info does seem to raise the odds that we'll see Atsali arrive at Nadette's place, adrenalin flying, saying "Are you OK???". I think she's going to be taking Pickle's worried statements about the happy-but-sad scent very seriously.

User avatar
Sgt. Howard
Posts: 3154
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:54 pm
Location: Malott, Washington

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by Sgt. Howard » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:14 am

I am thinking that the look on her face from her chat with Castella ... she is thinking EXACTLY of this memory... and her smell was from WHO she was wearing, not WHAT.
Rule 17 of the Bombay Golf Course- "You shall play the ball where the monkey drops it,"
I speak fluent Limrick-
the Old Sgt.

User avatar
oldmanmickey
Posts: 1637
Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:41 pm

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by oldmanmickey » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:15 am

I felt like that had to be involved but did not see her as being the one to find the girl. Why do i get the feeling that was the young lady that Atsali had been involved with. Her pratice buddy.
Dear, don’t bore him with trivia or burden him with your past mistakes. The happiest way to deal with a man is never to tell him anything he does not need to know. L. Long

User avatar
KnightDelight
Posts: 521
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:41 pm

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by KnightDelight » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:19 am

Dave wrote://WINCE//
Oww. Poor Atsali.
Yeah, that'd be one heck of an emotional scar/burden to carry along through the rest of your life.
This new info does seem to raise the odds that we'll see Atsali arrive at Nadette's place, adrenalin flying, saying "Are you OK???". I think she's going to be taking Pickle's worried statements about the happy-but-sad scent very seriously.
And now we know it was suicide. I doubt she would go over though. She can simply call Berdine and find out if Nadette is ok. Maybe talk to her over the phone as well. As we know, Berdine has already talked it out with Nadette so she is up to speed on the matter.

Wonder if Atsali was close to the gone girl? Really close, that is.
DANGEROUSLY UNDER-MEDICATED
If we are what we eat, then I'm easy, fast, and cheap

User avatar
Dave
Posts: 6960
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by Dave » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:23 am

oldmanmickey wrote:I felt like that had to be involved but did not see her as being the one to find the girl. Why do i get the feeling that was the young lady that Atsali had been involved with. Her pratice buddy.
That could be... although Castela referred to her only as "that girl" and not by name, so they probably weren't close.

If you're right, and this girl and Atsali were close (romantically or otherwise) it would certainly have left Atsali with some very heavy emotional baggage, no matter what the reason for her suicide.

Sigh. I think somebody's going to have to say it. It might as well be someone like me, who already has a reputation of having a twisted mind and a bent sense of humor. Hit me with a nerf-cannon if you wish, I won't resist. "If this is Friday's comic, then her family name must be Cliff."
Last edited by Dave on Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:24 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Jabberwonky
Posts: 2964
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:11 am
Location: Houston, Texas

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by Jabberwonky » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:24 am

That doesn't look anything like I'd expect Mr. Meadows lower half to be...
"The price of perfection is prohibitive." - Anonymous

User avatar
Thor
Posts: 604
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:45 am
Location: Looking for an opening

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by Thor » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:25 am

Dave wrote:This new info does seem to raise the odds that we'll see Atsali arrive at Nadette's place, adrenalin flying, saying "Are you OK???". I think she's going to be taking Pickle's worried statements about the happy-but-sad scent very seriously.
No kidding. I almost expect to see her flying (literally) through the (hopefully open) window on Monday.

It also took me a few seconds to realize (1) who Mr. Meadows was/is, and (2) that she was not seeing Mr. Meadows hanging there.

Also, it is good to have some idea of the limits of what Nadette saw and what she can and can't see. So, basically Nadette knows that Atsali+Goatboy is doomed before it starts, but it will somehow lead to Atsali's happiness, and Nadette is hoping that she is part and parcel of that happiness. Since she was able to give Atsali a wing-boner, this is not just baseless hoping, though it's not on a foundation of bedrock either.

User avatar
AnotherFairportfan
Posts: 5699
Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 2:53 pm

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:28 am

Yep.

Monday, Atsali comes barreling in yelling "Don't do it!"
Proof Positive the world is not flat: If it were, cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now.

User avatar
AnotherFairportfan
Posts: 5699
Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 2:53 pm

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:35 am

KnightDelight wrote:And now we know it was suicide. I doubt she would go over though. She can simply call Berdine and find out if Nadette is ok. Maybe talk to her over the phone as well. As we know, Berdine has already talked it out with Nadette so she is up to speed on the matter.
This is Atsali we're talking about - the girl who snatched up Katharine and tossed them straight into one of the more hair-raising adventures in comics without any hesitation. Or thought.

And that was just a spur-of-the-moment decision to head out for adventure, not a possible life-or-death situation involving someone she cares strongly about.
Wonder if Atsali was close to the gone girl? Really close, that is.
Not much closer than BFFs, since Atsali apparently had no idea what physical gratification was like.
Proof Positive the world is not flat: If it were, cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now.

User avatar
Sphinx-Napped
Posts: 167
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:56 pm

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by Sphinx-Napped » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:38 am

Damn it paul just when we was going to see whats happened you pull a suicide cliff hanger.. where that pun jar its needs a update... to make comic owner pay the pun jar...when they throws us a suicide cliff hanger like that..
Punjar repair man, that recently up graded the pun jar to 2.0 now with self defense and and evil ai that will try to kill you, if you even try to hurt it for doing its job...

User avatar
jwhouk
Posts: 5809
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:58 am
Location: The Valley of the Sun, Arizona
Contact:

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by jwhouk » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:15 am

(cracks knuckles)

All right, it's been said, and I'll venture forth:

How in the name of Tsillah's Dad's workplace did something like this NOT come up when Atsali was having her little adventure with Katherine??????

There's only one, somewhat logical, somewhat eyebrow-raising (and thus close to the "willing suspension of unbelief") explanation to all this:

Atsali went on that little "adventure" with Kath for the express purpose of taking a risk. And, being that she was probably only 13-14 at the time of our little flashback today, she perhaps really didn't know how to deal with what happened to this unknown little girl.

PTSD affects people differently, and at different speeds. (For another webcomic example, head over here and read forward.) The full force of her PTSD didn't hit her right away, either - and she was older when the trigger event happened.

Still: Atsali may have blocked this incident from her brain, similar to how Monica "blocked" what happened to her. But, because sirens/succubi are more resilient, perhaps especially because it was death, it didn't manifest itself immediately.

Perhaps this little girl was the reason why they "paired her off" with Castela, so that she wouldn't be alone. We have a similar policy of having boys at my facility who have attempted in the past to be bunked up with another youth.

Again - though there's a plausible explanation, I'm starting to get to the point of "really? Paul, REALLY?" with the storyline.
Last edited by jwhouk on Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
"Character is what you are in the dark." - D.L. Moody
"You should never run from the voices in your head. That's how you give them power." - Jin

User avatar
AmriloJim
Posts: 1202
Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:47 pm
Location: 35ºN 101ºW (for the GPS-challenged, that's Amarillo TX)
Contact:

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by AmriloJim » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:21 am

Jabberwonky wrote:That doesn't look anything like I'd expect Mr. Meadows lower half to be...
As Thor noted, that's not Meadows. 'Sali is calling for Meadows. This is the girl Castela referenced Thursday: "Th-the girl at the or-or-orphanage smelled like that her last night."
Try to keep up, 'kay? <veg>

User avatar
AnotherFairportfan
Posts: 5699
Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 2:53 pm

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:28 am

jwhouk wrote:(For another webcomic example, head over here and read forward.)
Your link got an extra "http://" at the beginning of the URL, somehow. Fixed it there.
Proof Positive the world is not flat: If it were, cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now.

Warrl
Posts: 1492
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:44 pm

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by Warrl » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:28 am

Dave wrote:although Castela referred to her only as "that girl" and not by name, so they probably weren't close.
"That girl" and Castela were probably not close.

In fact, based on apparent ages, if Castela hadn't specifically referred to the smell I would doubt that she was even at the orphanage yet.

Atsali, being the one to find "that girl", would probably have some emotional damage even if they'd never met before.

User avatar
AnotherFairportfan
Posts: 5699
Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 2:53 pm

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:36 am

Warrl wrote:
Dave wrote:although Castela referred to her only as "that girl" and not by name, so they probably weren't close.
"That girl" and Castela were probably not close.

In fact, based on apparent ages, if Castela hadn't specifically referred to the smell I would doubt that she was even at the orphanage yet.

Atsali, being the one to find "that girl", would probably have some emotional damage even if they'd never met before.
Castela is about six - or the social equivalent - and Atsali looks thirteen or so in that panel - so i'm sure Castela was there, since she got dumped there pretty early in her life.

And that bit about "her last night" may impoly that Castela was still young enough that she didn't fully comprehend what had happened at the time, and looking back it has less impact.
Proof Positive the world is not flat: If it were, cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now.

User avatar
jwhouk
Posts: 5809
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:58 am
Location: The Valley of the Sun, Arizona
Contact:

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by jwhouk » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:49 am

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
jwhouk wrote:(For another webcomic example, head over here and read forward.)
Your link got an extra "http://" at the beginning of the URL, somehow. Fixed it there.
Fixed it. (Bonus points if anyone guessed what I was linking to without hovering over/clicking the link.)
"Character is what you are in the dark." - D.L. Moody
"You should never run from the voices in your head. That's how you give them power." - Jin

User avatar
Opus the Poet
Posts: 1946
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:24 am
Location: Surrounded by Hell
Contact:

Re: From Her Past 2015-03-20

Post by Opus the Poet » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:03 am

Sorry, dude. I read too many comics about people with too many issues to be able to guess what one someone else is mentioning just by "Character has PTSD". That would only narrow it down to about 40 or so.
I ride my bike to ride my bike, and sometimes it takes me where I need to go.

Post Reply