#706 Proud

15th June 2020 in Enter The Vulpine
#706 Proud
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Author Notes:

FreyFox 15th Jun 2020, 12:00 AM
FreyFox
The end of another long chapter, would like to thank Thomas Dye and Daniel Noble for their assistance with the writing as always. Give Thomas' comic Projection Edge a read if you can, it's a good read :)

Comments:

LazyRayFinkle 15th Jun 2020, 12:04 AM
Nicely done, sir. Congrats on creating so many great stories.
Jake Elmer 15th Jun 2020, 12:05 AM
It’s time for Jason to sore...
David31 15th Jun 2020, 12:08 AM
Sorry Mark, but I have to point this out, I know that this is supposed to symbolise that Jason had conquered his demons at long last, but it also sort of resembled him seeing ghosts before an attempt at committing suicide from jumping off of a cliff or something, expecting to fly. Well it's a dream sequence fortunately so yeah of course it's the former. I just wanted to point out how easy it is to misinterpret this scene as something else. But as the former, it is a wonderfully put together sequence. :)
Thomas K Dye 16th Jun 2020, 1:14 AM
He jumped and forgot to fall.
Miscreant Mutt 16th Jun 2020, 6:38 AM
The Douglas Adams formula for flying: throw yourself at the ground and miss.
David31 16th Jun 2020, 7:40 AM
He forgot to fall, but learnt to fly for some reason. :D
GoodKaptainKook 18th Jun 2020, 3:44 AM
GoodKaptainKook
If you BELIEVE hard enough in yourself and completely clear your mind, you can fly!

NOTE: Not responsible for any deaths as a result of this! :D
Long Tom 17th Jun 2020, 6:19 AM
Of course demons are not always permanently conquered. Let another major event happen, and bad old Edward will probably return. The real Edward probably never would have regretted his bad behavior. Even if he were someone who was a good person gone bad, rather than an unmasked phony a la Bill Cosby, we can assume the "ghosts" in Jason's dream are essentially his illusions of them.

Reading about Dante and his work "The Divine Comedy", the Beatrice in his stories is some idealized version of a real Beatrice he knew briefly in his past. Edward being remorseful is most likely Jason's wish-fulfillment fantasy, now how the real Edward would have been had he survived.
kennethsarmstrong 18th Jun 2020, 1:12 AM
Like maybe someone he could not save, or a fire that he could not put out before someone perished. To a firefighter or an EMT. one life lost is one too many.
Fox Of Kings Island 15th Jun 2020, 12:09 AM
Fox Of Kings Island
Eddie, you may have crossed over towards Moral Event Horizon, but at least you apologized, via dream.
kennethsarmstrong 16th Jun 2020, 5:26 AM
It took Edward long enough. I understand how things can get out of hand, especially when drugs are involved. I wish Edward had apologized to Jason while he was still alive, but he was too far gone at the time of his death.

I knew of a co-worker who ran into trouble when he came in drunk to work one morning. His supervisor tried to get him to go home and sleep it off. He resigned from his job instead. A co-worker told me a few months later that he died of an overdose.
WCP 15th Jun 2020, 12:12 AM
It’s just like a wise skunk once said:

“Sometime when people jump off cliffs, they don’t fall, they soar...”

Keep soaring, Jason.
GoodKaptainKook 15th Jun 2020, 12:14 AM
GoodKaptainKook
This is wonderful Frey, especially the moment where he envisions his parents' spirits coming to visit him to tell him they're proud of what he is. A true cleansing of the mind and spirit, yes? :)
Shaggy 15th Jun 2020, 1:44 AM
Damn. That was a great ending :-)
Guest 15th Jun 2020, 2:18 AM
Jason: No I’ll never forgive you for what you did to me.

Uncle Eddie: :sigh: So be it. (and so Eddie disappears)
GoodKaptainKook 15th Jun 2020, 3:41 AM
GoodKaptainKook
Also I think this is a reminder of how wonderful and magical dreams can be sometimes. They sometimes can also be horrific and traumatizing. They're such a strange thing, aren't they?

Too bad most of my dreams are either negative or they completely fade from my mind after getting up...
Long Tom 15th Jun 2020, 11:33 PM
I'm lucky I guess. Most of my dreams are merely random.
Muddy 16th Jun 2020, 4:14 PM
Most of my dreams (that I can recall) involve cute brunettes.
WaxBadger 15th Jun 2020, 4:25 AM
Cue the music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdM1BL5Acjg
maxgoof 15th Jun 2020, 9:22 AM
*sniff* I'm not gonna cry. I'm not. *sniff*
Thomas K Dye 16th Jun 2020, 1:13 AM
You're not crying, I'M crying!

… wait …
kennethsarmstrong 16th Jun 2020, 5:31 AM
This coda would make for one of your animated shorts. I am sure you can find some free music online to accompany that would fit the mood.

Just a thought.
Excelsior_Thirty 16th Jun 2020, 6:36 AM
It'd be like "Lord of the Rings" (1) as Gandalf says, "Fly, you fools!" before falling.
I feel Jason has made it to become independent and no and bad thoughts or spirits will be in his way. Is he going to have his own place? Will he be married? Will he go and live happily ever after as his absolute ending?
(I know for sure, but I don't know how long this comic will be up!)
kennethsarmstrong 16th Jun 2020, 6:08 PM
One step at a time, please. The first thing Jason needs to do is set himself up with his own apartment. The rest will follow in due time.
FreyFox 16th Jun 2020, 9:12 PM
FreyFox
Although it's never brought up, Who said he didn't have his own apartment, or isn't sharing one with someone else?
kennethsarmstrong 17th Jun 2020, 1:56 AM
Either scenario is possible. Then again, Jason likely stayed with Russell and Linda briefly.
Long Tom 18th Jun 2020, 11:17 PM
Did anyone really expect this strip to end with the word "SPLAT"?