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Not the bad news Bea was expecting…
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I’m getting a repeat of page 2.
Same here too.
Fixed! Thanks for the heads up.
ok, so I have a question…what’s the date in 18th century time? It seems like it should be September 17th since Alan got sick that night of the battle and this is the next day, but I could be wrong…
Dreamer time follows real time, but it’s always condensed to keep the pace exciting. Events are happening in real order, just not real time if that makes sense.
ahh that makes perfect sense. Darn, that means that for sure both Nathan and Knowlton are gone :( *sigh*
My heart just broke a little bit thinking this through. Nathan’s gone and Bea will never get to say “goodbye”.
Cartoon me was sobbing, just no one saw that panel.
Wow, she handled that…well? Um, or is she just maxed out on emotions and running on autopilot?
VI: Oh I think I know where she’s going…
I’m going to go with something between maxed out on emotions and emotional triage (meaning she’s shoving her full reaction to something she cannot affect to the side in order to focus on what she thinks she can fix…she’ll end up suffering the full backlash of it later).
Bea is prioritizing. Of course she’s saddened about Knowlton but she’ll just have to grieve over him later. Right now she has to concentrate on doing what she can to rescue Nathan.
The poor girl. Nathan doesn’t need rescuing anymore. He’s in a better place now.
Well…….she took that well, I guess. I’m guessing it’s a “Save Nathan now, cry later” thing.
VI – …….does she know how to ride a horse, even?
The good news is that you don’t need to know much to ride a horse other than what you can pick up from watching movies or television…Real knowledge of horseback riding really only comes in handy to potentially not get hurt during or really sore after the ride. :P
Bea would have to be moving at a rather brisk gallop in order to reach New York in what she thinks will be the nick of time. If she’s as much an amateur horseback rider as we think she is that sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Add to that the very likely possibility that she’d be having to duck British gunfire along the way.
Plus with the way her day is going, said accident would do at least one of the following:
-knock her out and send her back to the 21st century
-knock her out in such a way that the dreaming stops
-cause her to break an arm/leg/whatever
I’m thinking the second or fourth option, or both.
If she breaks a leg in 1776, does she wake up today in a cast?
I think it would be like phantom pain, like when recent amputees say they can feel their former limb. The 21st century arm would be fine, but her brain won’t recognise it as such.
So you’re saying that if Bea breaks a leg in 1776 she’d also be hobbling around if it were also broken in the 21st century even though it’s completely healthy?
Doctor: “You want me to put a cast on an UNBROKEN leg?”
Bea: “I don’t, but my BRAIN does.”
Doctor: *nods slowly* “Uh-huh. Bea, I think you might want to see a different kind of doctor, if you get my drift.”
Pretty much, except for the hobbling part.
“It’s just a sprain, Bea!”
“No, it’s broken! I broke it while I was dreaming!”
But it doesn’t appear to work in reverse—she’s not comatose from the Ambien overdose.
Hell, you guys, you don’t have to OD on Ambien to screw yourself up. I took one and it didn’t kick in for 13 hours and then WWWWWWWWHHHHOOOOAAAAAHHHH acid trip. Sitting in the middle of the Denny’s crying at absolutely nothing, not sad, just tears. Staring at the “ghosts” and such…
…I don’t even WANT to know what Bea’s going to feel like when she comes back to the present.
Oh Bea. Don’t go there. DON’T. You aren’t going to like what you see.
I’m biting my nails, here!
WHAT’S HAPPENING. Everyone seems to know where Bea is going and all I see are stables and the tears in my eyes from being reminded that Knowlton is forever dead :(
Well she’s going to the store for Kleenex of course, and while there she’ll turn a British soldier with her Hair Power and this soldier will subsequently free a thought-dead-but-actually-just-unconscious Nathan. I NEED TO BELIEVE THIS!!!
He pulled a Lord Blackwood stunt like from the first Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes? (Sorry the youtubes has failed me in providing a clip)
I’m thinking that she’s hoping to save Nathan…and if that fails, to at least save his goodbye letters that were never given to his family.
Brent, that is my new head canon. And run, Bea! GO SAVE THE LETTERS FILLED FILLED WITH FEELS AND EMOTIONS.
I’m wondering if the Knowlton letter is going to end up in the hands of Freddy.
Hopefully that slime Captain “Scuzzyham” hasn’t noticed the letters sitting on Montresor’s desk yet.
“Captain Scuzzyham”…ha!! That is SO perfect.
Oh my gosh….she’s meeting the crowds coming back from Nathan’s hanging!! Look, on the right there’s Nathan’s cousin and Rodgers! I read that they left Nathan’s body hanging for several days. I hope she doesn’t see anything she can never forget :(
I’m not sure. It would seem awfully quick and unusually easy for her to make it into the middle of NYC after passing through the lines of two armies. I could be wrong. But my guess is that she’s either going try to get to NY by herself, or she’s going to try and find somebody else who can help her. Though who that’d be I have no idea.
Isn’t she headed back towards the mansion where she stayed the previous night?
See above, re: Hair Power
Looks to me like Smilin’ Ben Tallmadge in the VI, polishing his horse. Poor Ben…
So I’m not the only one who thought that was him? *hopeful* A friendly face at a time like this would not go amiss.
Bea: I’m off to see the wizard of OZ! The wonderful wizard! Because, because, because! Of the wonderful things he does! (Like, save Nathan!)”
(The wizard of Oz could be Washington)
wicked Witch aka General Howe: I’ll get you my pretty and your beau too!
British, Hessians, and Scots, Oh my!
Follow the yellow cobblestone road! ‘
Ok, now I am obviously just plain bored! Lol!
And this is why I love the Dreamer fans. :)
On a note unrelated to today’s comic…I saw a Geico commercial last night that made me think of you Lora. :)
This is, of course, my favorite Geico commercial of all time!
“Happier than Paul Revere with a cell phone!” Ooh, I’m using this.
I’ve never seen this before!!!!! omg!!!! Why was it hiding!!!
That commercial is amazing, it almost as good as the Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr got milk commercial :P
I still love that commercial and it hasn’t aired in years.
I wondered when somebody would mention that commercial! :)
I don’t know where it’s been hiding, but I’ve enjoyed most of the new Geico commercials that are in this format (“Happier than Christopher Columbus with speed boats,” “Happier than a slinky on an escalator,” “Happier than Eddie Money running a travel agency,” etc), so I occasionally hop onto YouTube to make sure I haven’t missed one. :D
And naturally, I clicked the like button for that.
“Hey, it’s me. They’re coming.” (blahblahblah) “Yeah, red coats and everything.” (excitedblahs) “Okay, great.” (blahblah) “Yeah, see you.”
I can’t watch it right now, but I will have to later. Although I must confess that my favorite Geico commercial was in their “rhetorical question” series, specifically the “would a former drill instructor make a terrible therapist?” R. Lee Ermey just killed it. XD
Poor baby, where is he? Why is nobody hugging him?
MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY.
All trails of thought eventually lead back to Freddy…
He’s the Kevin Bacon of the Dreamerverse
Knowlton and Nathan, looking down from Heaven.
Knowlton: “Bea could be the last hope for the Revolution, Nathan.”
Nathan: “No, Thomas, There is ANOTHER.”
Maybe it’s Freddy?
The reason I like that so much is there’s an accidental pregnancy implication in there. ^_^
Freddy: “I’ll NEVER turn to the Dark Side! I am a RANGER! Like my father before me!”
Emperor George the 3rd: “So be it….Ranger.” *fires Sith lightning bolts*
Freddy: “Oww! Dammit, that HURT!”
EG the 3rd: “Well, duh!”
I had to wait for this today, had to unbury the driveway. All that snow,.. Bea took that really well. Really well. I would have been completely devistated. After Nathan, the colonel was my favorite. :’(
In case anybody’s wondering, that drummer boy is wearing a red coat so that he stands out from the rest of the troops. It was a common practice to clothe drummers in some kind of distinguishing uniforms because of their importance for coordinating troop movements on the battlefield, although the Continental Army’s choice of RED coats for their drummers seems a bit odd.
The musicians coats were reverse colors: so in a regiment with blue coats and red facings, a musician would wear red with blue facings.
In a New England regiment with blue coats and white facings, a musicians coat would be white with blue facings. If that makes sense.
It’s why the fife & drum corps at Colonial Williamsburg always marches in redcoats, even though they’re Continentals.
Huh…good to know. :) Thanks for the historical info (yet again) Lora! :D
@Lora: Oh, I knew that, but I’d personally feel a bit uncomfortable wearing a uniform that resembles those worn by the enemy, which is why I question the use of RED for the drummers of certain Continental Army units. You know, accidental “friendly fire”, and all that.
Also, while I understand the reasons for such conspicuous uniforms, it kind of makes you more visible to the ENEMY, as well. I wonder how many drummers ever fell in battle because they had been specifically targeted, considering their importance on the battlefield. :(
Anyway, it was nice of you to explain this to those who didn’t know it. :)
You’re absolutely right about the risk of friendly fire, David — there are many stories of both Americans AND Brits getting horribly confused because of Continental soldiers wearing red coats!
In fact, in 1777, some members of Webb’s Connecticut Regiment — the same regiment Nathan Hale once belonged to — were on patrol in the Hudson Valley, and just so happened to be wearing regimentals that they had previously taken from a captured British transport. A British spy saw them on patrol, thought they were friendly troops, and after making some “suspicious remarks” demanded to be taken to General Clinton. To quote the historian John Bakeless: “Since this had been Nathan Hale’s regiment, the patrol were not inclined to deal gently with the enemy’s spies.”
In this case, Nathan’s former compatriots did exactly as the spy requested, and took him to “General Clinton” — that is, of course, THEIR General (George) Clinton, not Sir Henry! The spy’s secret message was discovered, and he was court-martialed and summarily hanged. And to think… all because a few Americans happened to be wearing red coats when he walked by!
Bea has all the time in the world. All she has to do is set the time circuits to the day before yesterday, and then find enough space to build up speed to get the Delorian up to 88 MPH!
She can save them all!
See? We’ve been getting all worked up over nothing. It’s gonna be alright!
The page looks great!
Lora, a friend and I are visiting Boston this week. We went to the Old South Meeting House and in the giftshop I asked the lady if they had looked into carrying the Dreamer at the shop. She smiled, said they do carry it, mentioned that you visited a little while ago, and we talked a bit about the Joseph Warren scene. Fun times!
The OSMH folks are wonderful! Robin gave me a private tour when I was there in April. I got to go up the bell tower and see the original Paul Revere bell which had been recently reinstalled. A few of the stairs/ladders at the tippy top were original to when Sam Adams was alive. <3
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