04/25/19 – Anesu’s Fear Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Everyone has their role, don’t they? First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 04/24/19 – Extruniversal 04/29/19 – A Muddle 13 Comments Coyoty April 25, 2019 at 12:33 am 7 months ago She has serious Stockholm syndrome. Rex Vivat April 25, 2019 at 10:17 am 7 months ago Not really, or she’d think higher of Nogg. It’s not Stockholm Syndrome if you develop feelings for your co-captives. Nova April 25, 2019 at 2:05 am 7 months ago It’s so difficult to tell when Anesu is or isn’t playing someone. Actually, I guess it’s safest to assume she always is, no matter what. She can’t help it. Even right here – Kin– O’Kingley remains skeptical, but is starting to feel more sympathetic toward her as she explains the situation. I have no doubt that she knows full well that by opening up she IS doing more to convince him to do as she wants. And that’s the curse of it. This comic has better characterization than half the books on my shelf. Someday, someday I’ll add spacetrawler to that shelf. Nova April 25, 2019 at 2:07 am 7 months ago Come to think of it, “better than half” is not exactly the soaring compliment I intended to give =p Howabout 95th percentile, that works better Meran May 14, 2019 at 3:01 am 6 months ago But.. is it even in print? Leinglo April 25, 2019 at 3:33 am 7 months ago Maybe Anesu would have more on Earth to go back to and more in Space to go to if her primary means of interacting with people, even those she considers friends, wasn’t self-righteous manipulation. Her being alone is a hole she’s mostly dug herself. DSL April 25, 2019 at 11:15 am 7 months ago Maybe this is just more manipulation. Y April 25, 2019 at 1:41 pm 7 months ago As a fellow sociopath I can more than relate to her ways. She isn’t lying about her feelings, but she perceives them as an outside observer, and acts them out only if it serves her. It’s easy to lie when you believe it yourself, but it’s even easier when you tell the part of the truth that serves you best. Nomi April 25, 2019 at 3:49 pm 7 months ago @Y, I think that’s right. Does ‘perceiving your feelings as an outside observer, and acting them out only if it serves’ make one a sociopath? It sounds low-drama and healthy to me. Anesu is a lot of fun, and I’m pretty sure she’s playing O’Kingley as usual. Steven April 25, 2019 at 8:46 pm 7 months ago Why do I get the feeling, Chris, that you’ve spent the last year or so setting us up for the REAL adventure? 😉 Randall R. Besch April 25, 2019 at 10:35 pm 7 months ago Sociopaths are weaker then psychopaths. They both have short life spans because of what they do is high risk. Some of it criminal. You can have some of the characteristics and still not be one. Anesu has burned so many bridges even if she is sincere here I would keep it on a shelf under guard. You just cannot fully trust such a person. However as a character she is dynamite! And this apparent soul searching is a wonderful facet of her self. Sardtok July 15, 2019 at 3:50 am 4 months ago Tiny typo in the third panel. It should be impenetrable with an M. Christopher Baldwin July 15, 2019 at 11:55 am 4 months ago Thanks! Fixed! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.