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* I’ll be at a Tristate Con in Huntington, WV on June 9th. *
Oh my god, BEATRICE!!!
I like the VI. Her dad looks wicked cool.
HA! Everyone else seems to have glossed over that. Bea, what are you up to, girl…?
@Caera: I’d say Bea’s dad looks wicked PISSED!
Wicked Bad-ass! lol
Indeed. I want to knnooowwwwww!!! lol
Caera! Caera! Off-topic: Have you heard Owl City’s new EP?? :D
*hurries off to make a relevant comment…*
HELL YES. Holy Lord Voldemort!!! It’s beyond epic. At the recommendation of a friend I recorded my reaction to “Gold” the first time I heard it. My eyes were DILATED.
It’s incredible how the geometry of his music has evolved.
He needs to at Dallas or San Antonio or SOMETHING to his Promo Tour. I’m so mad he’s skipping Texas!!! Doesn’t he love me?
Adam: Actually, Caera, you kind of scare me…
Me: I have that affect on people…O.o But I’m lots of fun and nerdiness! And nerdy fun!
At the risk of calling bodily harm down upon myself… I’m seeing him in July. XD
I also fell in love with “Gold” right off the bat. Sooooo catchy.
I’m so jealous. He won’t come to Texas. And because of my job I can’t travel during the summer!!! *wails*
I hope he does a full tour in the fall.
Have you been to one of his concerts before?
Sadly, no. I discovered him in college, and I’ve not exactly been on the tour grid since Josh Groban’s “Awake” tour. My sis got us tix to Taylor Swift not too long ago, but Adam’s not exactly crashed San Antonio lately, if ever. I don’t even know what cities he hit last time! I do know he was here in Texas though.
*sighs with longing* I’d give anything to go see him in Seattle, but the timing, to say nothing of the cost.
I’ve never been to a Josh Groban or a Taylor Swift concert. Owl City is more my price range, at the moment. Bless him thrice over for being so affordable! This’ll be my first OC concert. My friends and I tried to go last year but plans fell through because of some weddings, graduations, and other summer plagues.
I hope you get to see him soon. :)
(Sorry, Lora, for crashing your party here…)
Hahaha I don’t think you need to worry about us crashing the Dreamer Party (since we get off on tangents every single week). Lora already knows about my love for Adam Young. Heck, after Anime Boston she thinks he’s replaced Nathan for me. I say not so. Nathan’s always had his spot in my heart and always will. lol I just happened to have decided Adam’s my future husband. XD
Adam: Um, do I get a say in this?
Me: Of course! I’m not a rabid fangirl, you know. But I will have to come stalk you if you don’t tour down here again soon.
Yeah, Taylor Swift was a fluke–my sister’s friend has connections at the venue so we got super-expensive tickets for like, $40. Groban tix were presents from my Mummy both times. I missed his last tour though, much to my ire (Illuminations is one of the greatest albums ever made). I was taking a final exam the night of the concert last May. lol Oooops. Like I said, college = falling out of the tour scene.
Owl City concerts, I could do, if he’d just come within driving distance…ADAM!!!!!!!!!!!
So this is technically an inside joke between my sister and me but the photo is rather fitting, given the context:
It’s from this video, and my sister and I will “jealous owl” each other all the time since watching it. lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G1PFLuTrgM
LOL, “Holy Lord Voldemort” XD
Hehehe, I figure it’s better than resorting to swear words. lol
XD I usually say “Holy Joe Shlabotnik”, meself…. Bonus points if you get the reference.
I read “Joe Shlabotnik” as “John Sherlock” the first time. Yeah. That tells you what I’ve been watching.
@Faith: Best…..British import….ever (sorry, Doctor lovers)
@Brent If you’re talking about Sherlock Holmes in general, carry on. If you’re talking just about the new Sherlock–prepare to die for your blasphemy!!!
lol jk I have nothing against Benedict Cumberbatch.
Ah-HA! You can’t kill me because then there won’t be anyone to make incentive captions!
Wait a minute….stop looking at Scott. Put….put down the spontoon, Caera, I — HEY, IS THAT A DEMONIC DUCK OF SOME SORT?!
It’s not a DUCK. It’s Perry the Platypus!
Uh oh, Alan! Maybe take a step or two out of fist’s reach before you answer that question…
Between the dialoge, and Alan’s face…..*bursts out laughing her fool head off*
I know, his face!!! Nothing like Dads and boyfriends. XD <3 Heaven help whatever guy I wind up dating because my dad is going to pull out all the stops.
My dad pulled a gun on my first date (we were both 14). My date’s parents were standing behind him on the front step. :( While it’s true that the gun was a cap pistol, it looked real enough since this was before the laws were passed requiring orange-tips be put on the ends of fake guns (see link below for the gun my dad pulled)…and I wasn’t even interested in this guy as more than a friend to take me to a formal dance. :( I never let my dad answer the door for one of my dates again.
My dad’s dad and uncle started the company that made this gun. :)
I feel like I’ve seen that gun before…O.o
I hope your dad didn’t get in trouble with the cops over that.
@Half Moon: Sorry. Didn’t mean to split up your comments like that!
Hahaha, my dad pranked me one time. I have this stalker who’s plagued me for going on six years (the last one has been blissfully quiet since I finally told my Mum if I didn’t get a new number–since I’m still on her plan until 2014–I was going to throw my phone away. He kept changing his number every time I blocked it and calling me again. Stupid freak.), and back around the “3 months of living hell” mark, after my Dad had told him to leave me alone and he hadn’t listened, he called Stalker’s dad to tell him what was going on.
Well, I’m in the living room, and all I hear is suddenly, my dad shouting angrily (which is a rare thing for him) “I DON’T CARE! I DO NOT CARE! YOU KEEP YOUR CREEP OF A SON THE HELL AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER OR I’LL SHOOT HIS BRAINS OUT!” *phone slam*
I was terrified. What if THEY called the cops on us?
Then my dad pops his head around the doorway, grinning from ear to ear.
Dad: “Kidding! No one answered the phone.”
Me: “DAD, THAT WAS NOT FUNNY!!!”
HA! Hilarious! I think I kinda love your dad right now :-)
Caera, your dad’s awesome!
Your dad sounds like my kind’a guy!
He is. He’s absolutely epic, and goofy, and I love him, <3 :D
Forget stops, my dad’s got a baseball bat, -.o”
I’m liking Mr. Whaley here :)
so’m i. um did Lora tell anyone what her favorite color is?
Maybe it’s Blue. Continental Army Blue, to be precise. THAT would certainly make sense!
yeah, it would :)
Lora hasn’t commented on it yet. That could mean something!
I love love LOVE Alan’s face in the last panel. There should totally be a speech bubble going, “ BWUHHH??? ” next to his face.
So i forget, did we meet that wid–OH! Wait, is it Milly? Dammit, now I wish i had a real computer so i could read those stories….though that would explain her handling his equipment gun that one time …which would give us a date for those red flashbacks….hmmmm….
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Mr. Whalley: “Alan, please, you must go into the forbidden forest and bring back my precious!”
Alan: “….Sir, I’m afraid you’re combining literature metaphors.”
Mr Whalley: “Yeah, well, Tolkien didn’t exactly describe a threatening land that looked like this, did he?”
…You just went up a million awesomeness levels in my book for knowing about Annatar XD
Want more good news? Benedict Cumberbatch is playing the necromancer in the slightly expanded hobbit adaptation, and we all know who he really is, don’t we? Yessss……….
You’re joking, right? As in the Necromancer of Dol Guldur?
O.o No freaking way. :D
*nods while grinning*
Don’t worry – he’s only there to give Gandalf something to do after he leaves them at Mirkwood. He doesn’t interact, with Bilbo, Fili, Kili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Balin, Dwalin, or Thorin at all, so the main story is still the same.
hm hm hm hmm hmmm hmmmmm hm hm…..
I really need to find a copy of that book that gives more backstory for Gandalf in the Hobbit… I’d also like to read the Shibboleth of Feanor… just because “shibboleth” is such an awesome word :D
I am *so* excited about this. Like, the kind of excited that goes beyond hyper. I just sit silently with wide eyes and smile into the middle-distance, thinking about it.
@Faith: Yeah, forget Batman. Now that Avengers is out, the ranking for Brent’s most anticipated movies of 2012 is Hobbit, Spider-Man, Prometheus, then TDKR, followed by Total Recall, Snow Whit & The Huntsman, Ted, House At The End of the Street, breaking dawn 2, brave, and finally, abraham lincoln vampire hunter
@Brent – …is that all? lol
Snow Whit, as in, has-no wit? lol Kidding. I’m giving you a hard time this update aren’t I?
Maybe Milly is the daughter of said widow? I’m a little confused.
You guys can read the Quartet of Prattlers story if you want to learn more about the widow and her daughter. http://thedreamercomic.com/blog.php/store/
If not, all will be revealed in time, but you’ll have to wait for it.
Really, if you’ve bought the short stories in the past, now is the time to re-read them. The Warren family first showed up in A Most Agreeable Thanksgiving and A Quartet of Prattlers. But after this issue, you know these guys! So it would be fun to reread them if you haven’t in awhile.
If you love Dr. Warren and Dr. John, they have a few shining brother-to-brother moments in the Thanksgiving tale. And you get to know Alan’s BFF & drinking buddy Eben much better in “Quartet.”
I am now having fangirl freak out time cuz I just got Pottermore recently :D
SN? I’m MarauderRiver25602
SwordCrimson80 Ravenclaw, where’re u?????
lol I saw!!!! A our wands aree almost twins!!! (10 3/4 in. Sycamore, Phoenix Feather, Surprisingly Swishey)
I can’t even remember what my wand is. lol
Wow, add this to the list of “awkward conversations to avoid when your girlfriend’s father is standing outside his house in his underwear”.
where is that like button (or in our case, a ‘huzzah’ button)?
“Huzzah” button? lol – that’s awesome! Yes, we need to start calling it that on this site, and throw anyone who stumbles across our comments through a loop :)
OMG. If Mike could figure out how to code that, it would be amazing.
Just type in “how to code a huzzah button” into Google–I’m sure something would pop up ;D
So would a dislike button say “Swing them off!”, then?
I don’t think sooooo…*huggles Nathan plushy*
Best. idea. EVER.
First thing I thought when I got to the end of the page: “KNEW there was a catch in all the compliments!”
But I’m liking this so far :)
“Keep your friends close…?”
I don’t get that part about “keep your enemies closer”. That doesn’t make sense, because who would want an enemy anywhere near them? Unless it’s for an opportunity to inflict some bodily harm on that same enemy!
keep your enemies where you can keep an eye on them and whack them hard if they make the slightest little move.
I completely concur! Just make sure that enemy never gets the chance to whack YOU, though!
oh boy poor Alan. Mr. Warren sure looks intimidating now.
(I find it oddly endearing that the boyfriend vs overprotective dad is the same back then as it is now.
*well except back then fathers were allowed guns but never mind….)
*still not entirely sure Why 18th century Bea is SO mad at alan. I mean She does Know they’re in a War….
is she mad he won’t pull out? or what?
also the last two panels are priceless And really leave a cliffhanger!
also- i might get turned down for this but—-
is there any possibility that we get sn update on the Bios? to include present Bea’s parents and their 18th century versions? they seem to pop up more now- so i figured they deserve a bio blurb.
Well now… Mr. Whaley knows more than Alan ever expected. I’m inclined to agree with Rose up there…. he should take a step or two back.
No, it couldn’t hurt. Especially because Mr. Whaley is already exhibiting signs of CrAzY.
Can you honestly blame the poor guy? His little girl just got Bea-napped! I’m afraid Joseph really called it wrong on this one! The Brits DID find out!
But how, is my question???
Wait a minute!
Doctor Church?? Uh oh….
Why, that treacherous, two-faced WEASEL! That’s assuming it was him, of course!
I bet it was a wizard.
Voldemort, maybe? That sounds like something he’d do!
Dammit, I want a man who loves his family, his God and his country! I always forget how lucky Bea is!
Where’s the “love” button? Or the “amen, sister” button? ; )
Or the aforementioned “Huzzah!” button??
<3 this page…and Mr. Whaley is super cool! :D
I take it’s NOT just because he omitted the wig today! :)
AHAHAHA dad’s and daughters and boyfriends… Poor Alan knows he’s in deep this time!
Way to go on the dialogue; the tension between these two is incredibly, perfectly, obvious.
Hm wait… Bea “never wanting to see Alan again…” is THIS that last fight they had before she was captured by Howe? What exactly went on during that confrontation? Is it what you showed here? http://www.thedreamercomic.com/comic.php?id=384
Nope, not that scene. This one: http://thedreamercomic.com/comic.php?id=395
Oh yeah. </3
It’s interesting to see Mr. Whaley acting as the powerful one in this dynamic… even though he’s in front of a mob in his underwear.
…and even in his underwear Alan is afraid of him.
Alan’s in Beatrice’s dad’s underwear? Geez, no wonder they fought….
:D Excellent! Also a little creepy sounding!
All boyfriends should fear Dads in underwear.
Huh. I think i saw a porno like that once….
(85,763,942 bonus points to whoever identifies the source of that line)
She did what with the who now?!
Dun dun DUN! Bea got some ‘splanin’ to do.
Ah, October? Would that have been on her seventeenth birthday, which Alan referred to in his letter?
And, yay, it’s finally all starting to piece together about how and why Bea ended up captured by Howe. (I’m still dying to see Alan’s reaction to the news that Bea has been taken, and know the details about their last “conversation”).
Mmm hmm. That would be the day.
Sorry I did not answer to the reply on Wendnesday. My internet went down two days ago and I have not been able to get to the library until now.
Here is part of what I found: http://www.law.nyu.edu/ecm_dlv4/groups/public/@nyu_law_website__academics__colloquia__legal_history/documents/documents/ecm_pro_063528.pdf and http://books.google.com/books?id=DlmrAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA206&dq=The+American+colonists+as+little+more+than+a+set+of+slaves,+at+work+for+us,+in+distant+plantations+one+degree+only+above+the+Negroes+that+we+carry+for+them&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jhKvT9CXB_Ce6QG407mwCQ&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=The%20American%20colonists%20as%20little%20more%20than%20a%20set%20of%20slaves%2C%20at%20work%20for%20us%2C%20in%20distant%20plantations%20one%20degree%20only%20above%20the%20Negroes%20that%20we%20carry%20for%20them&f=false
Also… I quote here. “I every day curse Columbus and all the discoverers of their diabolical country, which no earthly compensation can put me in charity with….The natives are such a Levelling, underbred, Artful Race of people that we cannot Associate with them….Their dress is so formal and their words come up so Slow, that I frequently long to Shove a Soup ladle down their throats….I think nothing but a total Extirpation of the
Inhabitants of this Country will ever make it a desirable object of any prince or state. I expect our troops will act with less humanity than they did in the last Campaign.” (Marine Captain John Bowater. Extirpate means to: Root out, destroy, annihilate, liquidate, and to make extinct.)
“Americans are little red devils.” William Blackstone
Americans are “a mongrel breed of Irish, Scotch and Germans leavened with convicts and outcasts.” (The Morning Post)
“a crabbed race not very unlike their half-brothers, the Indians, for unsociable principles…” (My Father’s America – Volume Two – The Colonies by Walter Lorenz. “But above all, many Englishmen looked on the colonials as a rough, untutored lot, not fit for the company of gentlemen. Why would anyone want to admit such semi-barbaric people into the cultured atmosphere of Parliamentary debates?)
Or…“…the scum or off-scouring of all nations… a hotchpotch medley of foreign enthusiastic madmen.”
“The American colonists are little more than a set of slaves, at work for us, in distant plantations one degree only above the Negroes …” (The preliminaries of the American Revolution as seen in the English press, 1763-1775, page 102)
“Sooner than make our colonies our allies I would wish to see them returned to their primitive deserts.” (Charles Townshend)
Or.. “The native American is an effeminate thing, unfit for and impatient of war.” (Lord George Germain) Or… “Americans are the scum of the worst people… a bad collection of broken inn-keepers, horse jockeys and Indian traders.” (General Forbes) Or… “The Americans are in general the dirtiest, the most contemptible, cowardly dogs that you can conceive.” (General James Wolfe) Or… “The Americans are a race of convicts so anything we give them short of a hanging they ought to be content.” (Samuel Lyndon Johnson. He was the one who also said, “I am prepared to love all mankind except for Americans.”) Or… British officer, Robert Donkin, “Dip arrows in matter of smallpox, and twang them at the American rebels, in order to inoculate them; This would sooner disband these stubborn, ignorant, enthusiastic savages, than any other compulsive measures. Such is their dread and fear of that disorder! (This foot note on page 190 about arrows in his book Military Collections and Remarks was cut out later, after the war, so that no one would realize that Great Britain thought us to be savages. Elizabeth A. Fenn, professor of history at George Washington University, writes in her article “Biological Warfare in Eighteenth-Century North America: Beyond Jeffery Amherst” “…that because the Americans were referred to as “savages” Dunkin believed any means was justified to exterminate them. Such attitudes were probably often talked of, but they were not the kind of suggestions that should be put in writing. Someone must have believed that Donkin had gone too far. The footnote survives in three copies of the book. In all others, it has been removed.” –Harold B. Gill Jr. Almost no one knows about this book. )”
Historian Barbara Tuchman says this: “The English could not visualize Americans in terms of equality,” she writes. “The attitude was a sense of superiority so dense as to be impenetrable.”
And there you have it folk! Sorry for the long wait!
Sheesh! No wonder we revolted! Imagine having to put up with THAT crap! With that kind of thinking there’s no way the British would have accepted colonial representatives into their Parliament. Not for some time, anyway. If ever.
Wow……ironic, then, that we treat the african with the same contempt the english showed us less than a century later.
Damn straight, unfortunately. :(
It was happening simultaneously. Hence the big irony of the whole American Revolution. The ideals established in the Revolution went on to pave the way for civil rights. But what we consider “American Freedom” surely wasn’t there at the beginning. Not by a long shot.
So when you draw black soldiers, it’s…..what? “Fight for us and we’ll give you the weekend off, assuming you survive.” That about right?
I’ve done a research project on this before. It’s one of the most fascinating parts of the war, to me–the way Africans (slaves and freemen) were treated (and abused) on both sides of the fighting. The Battle of Yorktown was particularly horrifying to me, when the British basically shoved them out to be preyed on by smallpox, caught in the cross fire or caught by their old owners.
Oh yeah, no kidding!
It is terrible how cruel mankind can be to each other and how one group thinks they are superior over another because of genes, blood, or whatever.
In my mind, we all need oxygen to breathe, we all need water and food, we all bleed the same red blood, we all have the same skeletal structure, we all have mothers who loves us, we all have dreams and hopes, etc. I can just never figure out for the life of me how some people could fall for such racial hatred. They do not use common sense, that is for sure! I am glad we eradicted African slavery in our country. It was terrible. *shudders* The stories you hear about it….Just disgusting.
Oh wow…no wonder slave imagery was sometimes used to represent the colonists if this is what the rhetoric was like!
The whole thing was an inhuman disgrace. What really makes my blood boil is the fact that slavery is still going on in various parts of the world. Maybe it’s no longer “officially” called siavery, but if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck then it’s a duck!
This scene is giving me flashbacks of when I was younger and more dependent upon my dad! He totally grilled (still would if given the opportunity) my friends, especially the boys. Just slap a “cop ‘stache” on Mr. W. and you have my father.
I thought this would be a great book to read “General Howe’s Dog: George Washington, the Battle for Germantown and the Dog Who Crossed Enemy Lines” http://www.amazon.com/General-Howes-Dog-Washington-Germantown/dp/1596090324
Oh, yeah! I’ve heard about that incident. That was a nice thing Washington did, all things considered.
Now look at Alan blush. Busted mister.
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