All will be explained…. someday.
(but in the meantime I really like reading your theories)
Sooooo. . . No convoluted plans then?
Did he just remove some “backbone”, metaphorically speaking?
This is where the latest shipment is tied up, with the aliens showing up. The little Blue Guy is aboard, and all heck is blowing up in customs right now. So Tattle needs to get the awaited goods straightened out before Maeve or SD shows up, and the illegal goods are discovered. La just gave Ten a +2 jolt of Fear. It was super effective, and Ten realizes that, to find his Dad before he gets to stage-2, he needs to stay on track.
I think maybe he now realizes that it’s not just Jael going to jail, it’s the whole gang he needs to worry about, and he is out of his depth. La thinks the Twins know better about everything, but I think Vaga put the fear of gods in them, and they are working her agenda right now, not just following Ten for amusement.
Not backbone, perspective.
Ten made the realization that getting involved in other peoples bullshit has the potential to drag him along with it. He already has had incidents with Kiva, and security already gives him the evil eye.
He has no leverage, no political pull, this shits serious and Ten himself said so to Jael.
Jael could go down in flames, and if Ten tries to stick his neck out for Jael, he stands a good chance of losing his head. Forgiving a tormentor is one thing. Getting involved in hard drugs and drug dealing, even in an attempt to defend his friend?
They will have to make an example of people. Tattle cant save Ten from that. Ten knows this, and he has only one place to go back to if he flakes out on this and leaves Kiva here by herself.
This academy business is serious. Its bigger than one little hood rat loser drug dealer who doesnt know what he got.
I’m going to guess that whichever one touched Ten (I can’t tell Li and La apart) sent a “stop and think” into Ten’s nervous system (spine leads to the brain, right?)
So Ten had a moment to allow himself to think logically rather than with his heart (which is his default mode).
Yeah, the spine leads directly to the brain, and were (Li?) touched would be especially close to the brain stem if kilm physiology is similar to humans.
Though it looks more like something is being removed to me; though, eh, what would I know about ancient moon spirit magic.
I am right there with you, Ten. I have to sit back and watch a friend screw herself right now, because if I intervene it will potentially wreak havoc with my own life. Like Jael, she acted like a dick and crossed lines. You still feel very bad for the friend, but when they make an ass of themself it is a little easier to pull back and say “Not my clowns, not my circus.”
And we can say for damn certain that Jael isnt gonna be putting bread on Tens table any time soon, nor is he gonna pay the bills.
Jael certainly wont be in any position to help Ten find his Father, stuck in the ghetto as they are.
And it still hurts when we have to watch that happen to a friend. Sorry you have to deal with that. I hope they get their act together, sometimes the ringleader needs an education. Sometimes the clowns get schooled. You’re right, it still hurts to watch.
Thank you, Geneseepaws –
Yes…especially when you see it impacting other people (including your child and your friend’s children who are friends)—as well as mutual friends you both are attached to (I’m part of a tight community). I think she’s bipolar (a couple coworkers who were admittedly bipolar behaved like this if they went off their meds). I’d offer to point her in the direction of help, but I worry she may take offense as she’s already behaving very manically right now, and that could make things worse for those around us.
A very sticky wicket indeed. Hard to know how people are going to take something, It’s very difficult to watch, esp. when it impacts Children, and small communities. Sorry to hear of your trouble.
… That cheeky bastard of a god.
The twins influencing Ten’s decision? Interesting. If that’s the case, the real question is are they looking out for Ten for some reason, or (more likely) do they have some sort of ulterior motive? They seemed to know Jael was going to tell Ten he was dealing drugs, so maybe they have some overarching perspective on events, and are directly manipulating them, perhaps to serve their (or someone else’s) plans.
So can the Twins remove or implant emotions and thoughts? Either way its clear from this page that the twins have a very commanding presence in Ten’s life, and are capable of forcing Ten to make big life choices that he may not have normally.
Only question is, have they used this ability on Ten in the past.
Didn’t they do this earlier with someone’s dreams?
Yeah, it starts getting fun about page 204, and revs up past Wow on page 213-214. Really. Enlightening…. Or maybe lightening.
I get it
Maybe avsaroke decided that the comic was getting too interesting so Li and La are just going to help Ten get down to studying and passing and living a normal healthy uneventful adult life? Oh, I can’t wait to see what colour tea cozies Ten likes! 😀
Gah, you made me laugh. +20 internets to you.
I hope that doesn’t mean a whole re-write of the next chapter… That would be a lot wasted effort. I mean would the tea-cozies be knitted or woven and pieced, or felted? And what colour IS Ten’s favorite colour, anyway? And is his favorite animal the kortan, or the Maui? Is he going to go study now? Or go up on the rooftop to meditate on the swirling panoply of one’s own culture and on the vicissitudes of life?
Oh the possibilities are endless! I hadn’t even thought of the fabric he’d use… I’m getting chills now!
Darn, you guessed the big twist. Looks like I’ll have to figure something else out instead.
Awww… I guess if you really, really want to put action and adventure into your comic I can’t stop you. I’m just saying… Tea Cozzies!
What if the twist is that Tattle goes missing after this and Ten becomes torn in two between reporting that he was they last to see him, and what it implies about Jael?
Anyone else having flashbacks to #172?
I imagine the zap giving him some much needed calm, possibly some energy. Ten does not look scared at all after the energy poke of hoofiness.
I wouldn’t put much stock in this, but that might not be Tattle. It could be one of the shimsa students instead as there are some with standard coloration very similar to Tattle’s.
Happy Halloween everyone!
maybe they just gave ten a +10 dose of reality? and Happy Halloween
From what I can tell, some selflessness/empathy was removed. Good call.
I think the twin took out whatever reckless idea and the emotions behind them ten had in his head, which also took away the contingency plans, etc. The twins eat dreams right? So it follows that they can take away ideas emotions and other things. By doing this, it helped make Ten actually think logically.
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