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Reader Comments (37)

Yeah, not sure which of the following is the worst: work-stress dreams, school-stress dreams even though you graduated long ago, family-stress dreams or those really weird abstract dreams that are also stressful but then you wake up and can't even understand what your sleeping self was trying to work through or how.

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTimP

I've always wondered. Is it pronounced uhn-gah or nuh-gah?

It was all a dream. In real life, the Jenkins are triplets.

Note from Scott: For the pronunciation, imagine yelling "GAAA." The N is on the front is expressed as a slight strangling noise from the back of the throat as the exclamation forces it's way out of your thorax. "NGAAAAAH!"

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

I love that Jenkins is totally pulling a Prestige. I was almost sad to find it was a dream.

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Actually, I made a previous comment about the Jenkins triplets, but what if you had Omnipresent Jenkins?

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

I hate dreaming that I'm at work, only to wake up in order to have to go to work.

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCR

"I'm 5 foot 9, 290, and there's two of me."

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter1Mac

I always love seeing Missy's "ewwww" face.

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

The only possible response to this comic is: NGAA!

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

It really kind of gives you this defeated feeling when you realize you will never be the filling in a Jenkins and Jenkins sandwich.

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

Priceless!!! I think my least favorite dream dype is when you keep dreaming that you are waking up from a bad dream.

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerry

No, the worst are skunk dreams. Flying skunk dreams. Identical twin flying skunk dreams. Which I've had.

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

Last panel was brilliant!

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterqwerty

My worst dreams are normal working dreams. Nothing unusual is happening, I'm just at work. Then I wake up and realize that I still have to go to work.

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMKE Dave

ya, huh..

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwle

I don't get why Jenkins' glasses gradually disappear (panel 1: two pair, panel 2: one pair, panel 3: none).

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersintaur

One of the best in a long time, IMHO. Panels 2 and 4 are greatness.

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn C

The creepiest thing for me is Jenkins' facial expressions. Jenkins_right always takes on the expression of Jenkins_left from the previous panel. They propagate from left to right like some kind of wave. Ewwwww!

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterploppie

Sintaur-- there are no disappearing glasses at all... Look at their hands; they just take them off.

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBlackout

Panel 4: "Your skin would make a fine poncho" eyes minus the smile

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstephen

Ah, it was all a dream. Okay. I didn't think the Universe could be that cruel.
I was betting it was an anti-matter Jenkins, or a mirror-universe Jenkins that was efficient and well liked.

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

sintaur: I guess the glasses / not glasses is either because it's a dream, or Scott is recycling previous drawings where Jenkins was either wearing them or not.

The "Jenkins = plural of Jenkin" was a nice touch. Thank God it was all a dream.

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark W

The Insomniac Scott face is... serenely disturbing. He looks like the poster child for "What has been seen cannot be unseen."

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

Omnipresent Man vs OmniJenkins.


October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterK7

I want to say that the Jenkinses are shown eating their spectacles, but a humiliating attachment to truthfulness makes me say that each is holding their glasses in one or other hand when not wearing them. And putting them in their mouth some of the time.

Not much violation of speech bubbles, today. But I don't want us or particularly Scott to get obsessed with that.

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

I always wanted a twin, but my parents wouldn't get me one.

October 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

This would have explained so many things about Jenkins...

October 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Sintaur, it's a subliminal countdown to awakening.

October 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

The glasses aren't disappearing; they're being removed from the face and held in hands. You can see both pairs of glasses in all three frames.

October 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteryepyepyep


that would be the "real life".

October 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGin

Hey, new art!
Also, Doppelgänger ep! :D

October 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEaglesQuestions

There are two pairs of glasses visible in each panel 1 - 3. Whenever a Jenkin isn't wearing them, he's holding them.

October 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEaglesQuestions

I never realised
how comforting it was that
there was only one.

October 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteranimus

Basic Instruction:
When you're posting, and you're last,
Always use haiku.

October 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

Obviously it's
an "Enter Sandman" moment.
Much too disturbing.

October 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Obvious

"I'd rather be insane." Another gem.

October 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterme

Now...I want to produce THAT movie!!

October 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Bowen

My worst dreams always involve my genitals being damaged in some way.

November 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian
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