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Rick is expanding on his beliefs about the Cosmic Shoe.
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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.
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!"
I love that Jenkins is totally pulling a Prestige. I was almost sad to find it was a dream.
Actually, I made a previous comment about the Jenkins triplets, but what if you had Omnipresent Jenkins?
I hate dreaming that I'm at work, only to wake up in order to have to go to work.
"I'm 5 foot 9, 290, and there's two of me."
I always love seeing Missy's "ewwww" face.
The only possible response to this comic is: NGAA!
It really kind of gives you this defeated feeling when you realize you will never be the filling in a Jenkins and Jenkins sandwich.
Priceless!!! I think my least favorite dream dype is when you keep dreaming that you are waking up from a bad dream.
No, the worst are skunk dreams. Flying skunk dreams. Identical twin flying skunk dreams. Which I've had.
Last panel was brilliant!
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.
I don't get why Jenkins' glasses gradually disappear (panel 1: two pair, panel 2: one pair, panel 3: none).
One of the best in a long time, IMHO. Panels 2 and 4 are greatness.
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!
Sintaur-- there are no disappearing glasses at all... Look at their hands; they just take them off.
Panel 4: "Your skin would make a fine poncho" eyes minus the smile
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.
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.
The Insomniac Scott face is... serenely disturbing. He looks like the poster child for "What has been seen cannot be unseen."
Omnipresent Man vs OmniJenkins.
WHO WILL WIN
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.
I always wanted a twin, but my parents wouldn't get me one.
This would have explained so many things about Jenkins...
Sintaur, it's a subliminal countdown to awakening.
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.
that would be the "real life".
Hey, new art!Also, Doppelgänger ep! :D
@sintaur,There are two pairs of glasses visible in each panel 1 - 3. Whenever a Jenkin isn't wearing them, he's holding them.
I never realisedhow comforting it was thatthere was only one.
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Obviously it'san "Enter Sandman" moment.Much too disturbing.
"I'd rather be insane." Another gem.
Now...I want to produce THAT movie!!
My worst dreams always involve my genitals being damaged in some way.
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