Comic 9 - Another Side: Wait, what?!
20th Apr 2012, 11:00 PM
Another Side: Wait, what?!
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
You mean Gardevoir is more than just a plot enabler? "What a twist!"

Hollywood Medical Rule #1: Any professional must be in dire need of their own services.
Hollywood Medical Rule #2: Raise awareness of serious mental conditions my completly misrepresenting them.

This is the first comic in a short arc focusing on Dr. Gardevoir. Don't worry, we're still a comedy and we'll go back to single strips afterwards. For added effect imagine violins playing in panel 3.
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
I'll be honest, I was a bit surprised to find out we'd be entering the schizophrenia arc so quickly.
And for those wondering, yes, this will be a big bunch of Cerberus, but it will eventually lead to more punchlines, so that's good.
Right?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
So in and out again. A dip in the deep end. Stop using metaphors Guybrush.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
I can heartily assure y'all that Cerberus Syndrome (or, for you non-Tropers, the transition of a work's genre from comedy to drama) is definitely NOT the case -- if anything, it's contained to this single strip. Laughs will be delivered next week.

HEY YOU! You probably have an opinion on the comic, don't you? We wish we were mind readers, but since we're not, we have no idea as to what you're thinking. If you have a comment, compliment, or criticism, post it! It is very hard for us to improve without your feedback, so don't be shy!
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
Psh, what do you two know, you only...
made...
most of the script.
And I actually haven't read the script for this arc in a while.
Oh yeah, and happy 4/20 all ye stoners out there.
User comments:
E-hero Vulven edit delete reply
E-hero Vulven
I envy your subscriptions maan. :< Let's see how you handle this dose of Cerberus Syndrome.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
The words "Cerberus Syndrome" are thrown around alot. Seriously, look at the TVTropes page. I refuse to belive that at any point Bob and George became serious. Had slightly more continuity maybe.
Anonymous (Guest) edit delete reply
Seeing this just makes me wish I could go into the comic and give Gardevoir a BIG hug.
IanTannerChristensen edit delete reply
hey! its me in gardevoir form!
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Are you schizophrenic, Ian? O_o;

(To the outside reader: me and Ian are RL friends)
IanTannerChristensen edit delete reply
actually, yes. just not as bad.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
I can name off a few tropes here:

Darker and Edgier
The Woobie
Cerberus Syndrome (of course)
Alertness Blink

Et cetera.

Still a good comic though, it's nice to get a little seriousness now and then.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
wow how many other tropers read this
bastischo (Guest) edit delete reply
seriously. i like your comic but please do your homework:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_personality
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizophrenia
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I did, that's why she calls it "Hollywood Schizophrenia" i.e. the way it's (inaccurately) portrayed in most media.

What people don't tell you about writing is that there's sometimes more story that comes from perceptions than fact.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
They call it a 'Literary license' (although a real thing technically, they just stretch reality too far) so that they can get away with using wrong terms or changing the way something is, perfect example America's "Power Ranger Samurai" had the 'Samurai Rangers' being trained by a Ninja master even though in the real world Ninjas hated Samurai and would sooner attack them then train them
(Yes I know that I'm making this comment almost a year after bastischo's comment, but I just wanted to rant on that...)
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Coming back to this old comment because I had a thought the other day.

I've done a fair bit of research on schizophrenia, for school too so research doesn't mean I just read a wiki page, and an entity like Glasses Gardevoir actually is a big symptom of schizophrenia. Most people who suffer from it have hyper-critical voices in their heads. Split personality would be more akin to two separate personalities inhabiting one body, but to have a personality inhabit your head, criticize your actions, and sometimes outright insult you is, actually, a symptom of schizophrenia rather than split personality.
Of course, said personalities don't usually have a visual form, certainly not one identical to the person themselves, and Gardevoir is missing too many other symptoms to actually be suffering from schizophrenia (or she's just really good at hiding it). But it's just something interesting.
Frostagin (Guest) edit delete reply
Maaan I am so reminded of Beverly in Eureka here.
jacobsfam2004 edit delete reply
992 bottles of milk on the wall, 992 bottles of milk, take one down, pass it around, 991 bottles of milk on the wall.