Issue #17 Page 5: Alex? New Page #5! After two issues of trying to get here in time, this is not the news Bea wanted to hear. Not from Hamilton, not from anyone. VOTE to get a sneak peek at the next page! By Lora| 2016-10-20T22:20:09+00:00 March 13th, 2013|Updates|59 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedinRedditTumblrGoogle+PinterestVkEmail 59 Comments nessili March 13, 2013 at 12:30 am *whimper* Okay, I’ve escaped the worst of the feels so far, but the VI got me. Caera March 13, 2013 at 12:31 am Lol She called him Alex. Ever so informal, Bea! But then again they supposedly have known each other for a while. And, Hammy-Freckles is sad. Oh noes, this is bad. Poor Bea, poor Alan. Poor Tallmadge!!! The VI: OMG I just melted down again. That’s so sad and adorable… ShariIsLikeWHOA March 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm She’s been in the present for too long! Lost all sense of propriety XD Caera March 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm Damn it, the ”jelly” post should be here, not below. Stupid smart phones. ShariIsLikeWHOA March 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm LOL Smart phones are inherently evil, it’s is their sole goal in life to make us appear stupid! That or something of equally nefarious value XD Caera March 13, 2013 at 6:39 pm They’re in league with the blog gremlins. Melissa March 13, 2013 at 12:33 am My first reaction:Oh no, please no…not Nathan My second: Alex? She just called him Alex? First name basis ;) Melissa March 13, 2013 at 12:35 am And oh my goodness!!! The VI :'( So sweet, but oh, my heart… <Z3 Caera March 13, 2013 at 3:05 pm Alan’s gonna be jelly! Melissa March 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm I know! First names are saved for family and very very special people. :) Poor Alan. Or we can just blame Bea’s candid personality to explain her lack of propriety. Melissa March 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm Or were we speaking of the sweet moment? Awww, no, I think Alan would understand. Caera March 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm That comment was actually supposed to be in reference to Shari’s comment on thread above, but smart phones and blog gremlins misplaced it. Still, it was kinda relevant to what you said here about the first names. lol Hannah March 13, 2013 at 1:31 am Even when reading these pages a part of my brain is still whispering, “He’s not really dead! He’s not really dead!” *sigh* Oh well. At least Captain Hamilton’s freckles can cheer me up a bit. Caera March 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm Exactly! Who doesn’t love a guy with freckles?!?! ;-) Brian March 13, 2013 at 2:15 am as always, this is really well done. :( why is the preview page referred to as the VI? that has been bothering me awhile Brent March 13, 2013 at 5:47 am stands for voting incentive Dodger March 13, 2013 at 3:51 am Bea, just casually hanging out and chatting up our nation’s founders, callin’ ’em by their first names and stuff. Julie March 13, 2013 at 9:44 am Not just their first names…but abbreviations of their first names! How shocking! :) Lora March 13, 2013 at 10:15 am It’s hard to take the Founding Fathers seriously when they still have acne… ;) Regina March 13, 2013 at 10:29 am Thank you for that coffee nasal rinse. Lora March 13, 2013 at 11:30 am You’re welcome. Caera March 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm I can’t stop giggling now. Thanks, Lora. Lol nessili March 13, 2013 at 4:50 pm That. Is an AWESOME. Statement. Faith March 14, 2013 at 1:13 am I suppose I should take this as a warning to treat the spotty teens in my life with more suspicion. oh wait. Faith March 14, 2013 at 1:13 am Just kidding I luv the teens in my life. <3 <3 haha. Brent March 13, 2013 at 5:46 am First reaction – They found out rather quickly, didn’t they? Second reaction – ….and what would the source of this info be, Miss not-a-companion? Third reaction – Nooooo……. INCENTIVE CAPTION!!! Beatrice: “How? How could this happen?” Hammy: “They say he was in Harlem, and suddenly people started shaking him down.” Beatrice: “So…….a Harlem shake killed him?” Hammy: “So it would seem.” Beatrice: “My god…..” Allora March 13, 2013 at 8:08 am I feel like I was really holding onto the hope that Nathan wasn’t really dead (even though hundreds of years of history and a beautifully told rendition of his death told otherwise). I’m seriously so sad now! It’s like sinking in the first time. :*( RIP Nathan. Colette Copeland March 13, 2013 at 8:27 am Bea: …Alex? Hamilton: I know where he is. Now. I was coming to tell you because I wanted you to hear it from me. Bea: Where? Where is he?! Hamilton: Beatrice my dear…Nathan is not here. He has gone on to a better world–one full of chickens and gremlins. I’m so sorry. Bea: No! Hamilton: On the other hand, the color scheme there is awfully nice. Very calming. Colette Copeland March 13, 2013 at 8:47 am …Not that he would know much about color schemes. I mean, come on; his hair is the same shade of pink as a Mariposa Barbie I used to have. Julie March 13, 2013 at 9:46 am WIN!!! :) I nominate this for gold star!!! :D Brent March 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm HA! CC, I think we might have your much desired 3rd gold star. Melissa March 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm I third nominate! Lol, thats an epic win!!! Lora March 13, 2013 at 5:48 pm The people have spoken, Colette! Brent March 13, 2013 at 6:49 pm Caera – 3 Jen – 2 David – 1 Faith – 2 Amber – 2 Tammy – 3 Trevor – 1 Lora (for a free week off) – 2 Julie – 2 Teresa – 1 Rebecca – 1 Dana – 1 Susan – 1 sailormoonsonic – 1 Gina – 1 Collette – 3 (finally!!!! :-P ) Melissa – 1 Albone – 1 For some reason I sense a speech is soon to sound. Colette Copeland March 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm Hahahaha, “The people have spoken”–that sounds like a warrant for my arrest. At five stars I gets to picks a comic, right? I’ll settle for getting a cameo ;D Tigershark06 March 13, 2013 at 8:47 am History is already written dearie…as brave and bold as your attempt was, it just wasn’t going to change the facts. Still, despite all that, it has to be heart wrenching to hear it! kimmquinn March 13, 2013 at 9:06 am Bea’s face in that second to last panel is heart breaking. Very well drawn so full of emotion, makes my eyes feel like tearing up! Chloe March 13, 2013 at 9:13 am NOPE NOPE NOPE, this isn’t happening. PLEASE on an unrelated note, I especially love the background on this page. Lovely colors. Amber March 13, 2013 at 9:18 am This one puts the icing on the cake! Emily Dickinson: I wonder if when years have piled– Some thousands–on the cause Of early hurt, if such a lapse Could give them any pause; Or would they go on aching still Through centuries above, Enlightened to a larger pain By contrast with the love. Caera March 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm Bingo. Right on the money. Julie March 13, 2013 at 9:48 am So, I’ve been at war with myself ever since Hammy was introduced ages ago. On the one hand, the Team Alan fangirl in me strongly dislikes him for his arrogance and over-familiarity with Bea. On the other hand, freckles. The VI decided it for me though. <3 Hammy! *lip quiver* That image is just too sweet not to like the guy. Julie March 13, 2013 at 9:49 am Additionally…there went my hopes of her saving Nathan’s letters. :,( Caera March 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm Don’t let the VI decide for you until you remember this page ;): http://thedreamercomic.com/comic.php?id=104 nessili March 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm That page is the best page ever. Melissa March 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm Agreed! Alan still wins!! I guess tomorrow my mind might change., though. Julie March 14, 2013 at 9:27 am Oh don’t get me wrong! I’m still 100% Team Alan! :D I just don’t loathe Hammy anymore. :P Lora March 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm That is what Hamilton does. I do not know how, but you go from loathing to loving him without noticing the shift ever took place. Beware! Next thing you know you’ll be hoarding your $10 bills… Caera March 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm I don’t know about you guys but I ALWAYS liked Hamilton. *puts on Hipster glasses* Julie March 15, 2013 at 9:21 am Maybe it’s a good thing I never carry cash anymore. :) The only currency I’ve ever hoarded was the foriegn kind…though I do have a few “special” US coins that I’ve kept (a penny from my birth year, a buffalo nickel, etc). Regina March 13, 2013 at 10:29 am Uh boy. I am cringing in anticipation of the next panel. Not gonna be pretty. Amber March 13, 2013 at 11:38 am All right.. I think I have diagnosed part of Bea’s problem. She has amnesia. More specifically, Amnesia called Dissociative Fugue. Dissociative fugue has been linked to severe stress, which might be the result of traumatic events—such as war, abuse, accidents, disasters or extreme violence—that the person has experienced or witnessed. In this case, Bea’s kidnapping. Howe probably kept her on the ship because a doctor was tending to her. He probably hoped she would at some point regain her memory. Here are symptoms of this amnesia: Sudden and unplanned travel away from home Inability to recall past events or important information from the person’s life Confusion or loss of memory about his or her identity, possibly assuming a new identity to make up for the loss. Extreme distress and problems with daily functioning. As for modern-day… I do not know what to say for that. No doubt the amnesia somehow knocked her forward and she somehow took the identity of the modern day Bea. Many of the characters in the modern day are actually characters of the past. Her past, to be precise. Whatever the reason, Bea needs serious medical help. Brent March 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm Just because it’s a crazy circumstance doesn’t mean it’s not real. Susan March 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm Hamilton seems unset too. I mean partially because he has to tell Bea, but imagine what it would be like to hear of one of your peers being killed. Especially since I believe Hamilton was 19 when Nathan was 21. He’s still young. War isn’t so much fun when you get over you “teenage immoral feeling”. Caera March 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm Lol I know you meant ”immortal” and the gremlins got in there but I had so many bad jokes just pop into my head. Lol!!! Sorry, breaking the moment. Melissa March 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm *snicker* sorry. Gremlins. XD Susan March 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm haha, totally acceptable trevor March 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm She was to late. However, if this was a video game, she could just restart from her last save point. Or, like in Assassin’s Creed, just restart the sequence again later in the game after she got more used to the controls. Either way, death’s not permanent. And unless this is a NES or SNES game, you’ve technically got unlimited lives! Faith March 14, 2013 at 1:08 am Hammy’s face in the last panel + VI = emotionally unstable. I think some Tennyson is called for. Excerpt from In Memoriam – On the Death of Friend: One writes, that “Other friends remain,” that “Loss is common to the race”- and common is the commonplace, and vacant chaff well meant for grain. That loss is common would not make my own less bitter, rather more: too common! Never morning wore to evening, but some heart did break. My lighter moods are like to these, that out of words a comfort win; but there are other griefs within, and tears that at their fountain freeze; For by the hearth the children sit Cold in that atmosphere of Death, And scarce endure to draw the breath, Or like to noiseless phantoms flit; But open converse is there none, So much the vital spirits sink To see the vacant chair, and think, “How good! how kind! and he is gone.” Now pardon me whilst I listen to “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” and perhaps choke to death on tears. Brent March 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm I’m not crying, I’m not crying, I’m not crying, I’m not crying……. Comments are closed.