Comic 1067 - Check "your room"

Posted on 12th Jun 2018, 4:40 PM in Hope
Check "your room"

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Morgenstern 12th Jun 2018, 4:40 PM edit delete
You check your pockets. Empty.

You start to explore the mental representation of your room. It feels... a bit like when you force synced with Michelle or Macland, but not exactly. You have a sensation of disconnect--like you're watching yourself from outside your body, like in a dream. You're not... you. Not all of you.

You check the computer. All that's displayed on the screen is



You head over to the book shelf. It's... much the same. Every book is titled FIND YOURSELF. You open one of the books up, and every page is


You put the book back. You head back to the bed--you remember your red crawling out from under there at least once.

You lean down, and check underneath the bed, but it's not Red waiting there.

Instead, it's...



"You found me!," says the much younger you. "Even after eeeverything that happened, you haven't forgot you were me!"

She gives you the biggest hug she can, which is still a very small hug. "You still love cats and hugs and Mom and Dad! And you still treat people nice, even if they're different. Thank you!"

You... don't quite know how to react. It's a strange occurrence, to see yourself--and you feel yourself as her just as strongly as you feel yourself as you.

As though you're not really you at all, but another aspect of the whole you, just like this one is.

You do feel slightly less lost, though, having found this aspect of yourself.

There's an audible thud behind you. The tiny you jumps a little. "That's... you in there," the young you says, barely above a whisper, "but I don't think you need her."

The thud resonates again, dust spilling out of the crack above your desk.

Something is banging on your wall. It wants outside.


Toricon 12th Jun 2018, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Hide in the cabinets until the banging goes away.
1977 12th Jun 2018, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
No hiding, we need to confront this.
Skullrama 12th Jun 2018, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, sorry little us but... rejecting any part of us would be bad news. Not just in this situation but in general - we need to accept all parts of us, even the ugly, mean ones.

Bust through the wall. Let yourself in.
Caydenite 12th Jun 2018, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
I think we should find and hug this other us too. We should understand and accept who we were in totality if we're gonna be strong enough.
Twyll 12th Jun 2018, 5:10 PM edit delete reply
No, we do need her, smoll self. Even if we don't need to *be* her, as much as she wants us to, we do NEED her, because she is part of us. We need to accept her for who she is, for the part of us that she is. Denying her will not help.

That doesn't mean we have to do what she wants, though, or be who she wants us to be. In the end, we still choose. But we choose with acceptance of all that we are.

According to Jung, every human being has a Shadow that we struggle with. In the end, you need to accept the Shadow as part of yourself, both conquer it and come to terms with it. Our alien side is no different from a full human's Shadow. We will hug our Shadow into submission.
Wote 12th Jun 2018, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
Gigafreak 12th Jun 2018, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
...Other aspects of hersel--

Is THAT it? Do we need Faraday to merge with Tesla and Edison to reunite as one entity?
Guest 12th Jun 2018, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
Oooooh. That is a thought!
Caydenite 12th Jun 2018, 5:18 PM edit delete reply
Guest was me, just messed up commenting.
Twyll 12th Jun 2018, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
An intriguing idea... We'd still run up against the difficulty of squishing all that energy into one "body." But it may somehow be easier with all three of them focusing on merging? Something to think about, at least.
ReikoLupus 12th Jun 2018, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
They were originally separate beings. Even if we CAN merge them into one, I don't think we can do it without distorting our morals XD.
Skullrama 12th Jun 2018, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
It was implied that they are all separate 'electric imprints' of the same little girl.
Gigafreak 12th Jun 2018, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
They used to be one girl before she died. The fact that Incident F is not what split them... may not actually be relevant.
PurpleKetchup 12th Jun 2018, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
Grow thin and hug the entire world... Maybe one day.

Anyway, reassure child!Mine that all of you is just you, and let Red in. Or out.
This is confusing.
Gigafreak 12th Jun 2018, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
Huh. Tiny Mine is wearing the same shirt as Adult Mine.

I wonder if Red-Stretched-Thin Mine is wearing the same shirt too.
PurpleKetchup 12th Jun 2018, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
She probably is, and I have no doubt it looks totally fabulous on her.
Gigafreak 12th Jun 2018, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
It occurs to me. It might not be Red back there.
Anger and hate are human traits. Mine has rarely displayed human anger and hate, but they are a part of her.
Mine has found her loving side. The pounding on the wall is probably her hateful side. She needs to let it in (out?) and accept it, but... probably should be ready to dodge a sucker-punch just in case.
ReikoLupus 12th Jun 2018, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
Hug our tiny us and go open to door to let us enter.
Phyco 12th Jun 2018, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
Completely rejecting or avoiding a part of oneself is rarely, if ever, a good idea.
Winged Crusade 12th Jun 2018, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Winged Crusade
Whatever is back there does not control Mine. It is Mine, it is a part of Mine, and Mine controls it, Mine controls herself. With a strong willed mind and confidence, Mine CAN handle whatever’s behind it, as it has no choice or control over Mine.

That’s how this works right? Complete control over what is considered to be Mine or part of herself.
Tale Swapper 12th Jun 2018, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
May I advise creating a window to see what part of our self is waiting outside? I'd rather find out what part of me is desperately seeking my attention before I simply allow them in.

Still, we need to know all of ourself. Even if it's only to change or contain them, we can't hide any of our self.
Leafia_Barrett 12th Jun 2018, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
We need to confront (and probably hug) this part of ourselves - ignoring part of what makes us us is a bad idea. Open the door.
Nayru9572 12th Jun 2018, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Try to calm the mini-us and assure her that any part of us still loves hugs and cats, so surely it can't be bad.
Ablaze 12th Jun 2018, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
Try knocking Morse code on the wall... If you don't know Morse, try knocking snow times on the wall!
Ablaze 12th Jun 2018, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
*show tunes... Typo
Blue_Elite 12th Jun 2018, 7:19 PM edit delete reply
Kinda late to the party so just relevant link and a note that, "I'll Face Myself."

Also we should let it outside rather than have it break outside.
undeadDreamer 12th Jun 2018, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
let's go to the next room. Or look in the drawers by the computer.
Spades 12th Jun 2018, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
We tried to shut a part of ourself out once. We know better now. We've grown since then.
Cyanic 12th Jun 2018, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
that was ADORABLE and also a bit scary, but we need to confront this

Not fight it, not control it, but not let it control us either

We need to accept this, all of this is us, at least in this universe and timeline, I accept that all versions of us are us and we need to hug every version of ourselves, from the tiniest compassion, to the biggest fears

Whatever is in there is still Mine

Hug it
pkrankow 12th Jun 2018, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
No stone unturned.

Every piece found and accepted for every piece has a place. Some pieces look much bigger than their place and that is fine. Mine is in control, as a whole being, much greater than any one part.

Much greater than the sum of all the parts.

Reassure young Mine. Take a deep calming breath and open the door.

Hug it out if that is the best way.
Twelveseal 12th Jun 2018, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
Ia! Ia! Hugthulhu fhtagn!!

Let our inner Elder God in.