390: Nightmares

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Nightmares
Well, *I* think I'm real. Look at me. Look at my face. Cut me and I'll bleed. What more do you want? Please don't go.
Title text: Well, *I* think I'm real. Look at me. Look at my face. Cut me and I'll bleed. What more do you want? Please don't go.

[edit] Explanation

This comic shows Cueball's plight with nightmares. Since he's gotten used to normal nightmares, his subconscious has begun giving him dreams where he sees his loved ones imploring him to not wake up, lest they perish, as they only exist in his dream.

The title text continues this, with Megan claiming that she is really real, and begging Cueball to stay with her.

[edit] Transcript

[Megan is standing with her hand on Cueball's shoulder.]
When I got used to the regular nightmares, my subconscious got creative.
Megan: Please don't wake up. I don't want to die.
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Discussion

Why would Megan be one of Cueball's loved ones? Maybe she is just a girl in his dream, who only exists in there, therefore she would cease to exist (die), as soon as Cueball wakes up. That's why she begs Cueball the way she does, IMHO. I just don't get the feeling (there is nothing indicating it in the text), that she is/was a loved one in that dream. (not a native English-speaker, sorry if gibberish at times) 141.101.97.215 13:44, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
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