JEFBOT.253_Groundedon July 2, 2010 at 2:36 am
Flying in my dreams is one of the hardest things for me to accomplish. I think I mentioned in a comment that I’m more Greatest American Hero than Superman, when I take flight in the Dreamworld, but when I am able to actually get off the ground, it’s always an amazing thrill.
JEFbot trivia: The Cornfather’s real-life counterpart, Michael, actually does do yo-yo tricks. I’m always concerned when he does them in my immediate vicinity however, since the yo-yo has a tendency to zip free from the string on occasion, flying at high speed into whatever’s in its direct line.
Dream = broken.
sad but true, Shion. darn Cornfather!
I hate when that happens…
‘I’m doing it! I beat the Strange cross between Godzilla, King Kong, Magneto, and, strangely, some Cheese! And here comes Cel!’
‘HEY, WAKE UP GUY!’
(p.s. I never really had that dream. it’s just a close example)
love the ferret curled up on the small of your back. my cat does that to me all the time.
my cat was like that, too, Oddbody. was always cute until it would stick its butt in my face.
Human: “Get your butt out of my face!”
Cat: “Get your face out of my butt.”
It’s an argument that no cat has lost yet…
I aplaud your lucidity while being eaten. And share your sentiments about fast moving objects on strings.
In High school our science teacher was demonstrating that an object attached to something is stressing the string less if its still. So he spinned a small steel ball horizontaly to the ground and started saying something about what if the string would suddenly tear. And thats when it did and the projectile went flying. We had a laugh out of it but it still scared me some.
Poor Abraxas just because you were woken up you dont have to make him suffer too. You should know the best hell make you pay for it.
yes, that’s the way of things – if you whirl something around by a string – yo-yo, wii remote, kite string-tied-around-action-figure – it will eventually fling off and hit someone in the head or private parts. that’s some sort of universal law or something.
and yeah, i guess jefbot should count himself lucky that the startled Abraxas didn’t claw out his spine. 🙂
wohoo…make it at third…4th actuallyyy
woo! 4th! you get a mr. green for that, JF#300.
glad to see u enjoy the premiere JB…so how was it? will we see a strip bout it? come on man…
dude, the premiere was awesome! i’d love to do a series about the filming of the movie and the premiere. i’ll let you know if/when that happens. 🙂
hey JB…if they are goin to make a movie based on the darkness comic please be sure to apply….i would love to see u as the darkness man…best hero to me….maybe its because i dont like heroes….i hate superman, there, i’ve said it….
heh. if The Darkness movie gets greenlit, can you let my agent know to send me out for it, JF#300?
gee cornfather,how did you get that yo-yo crammed in your mouth like that??
that, or crammed in other places, t_d. 😉
I LOVE flying dreams, but I also seem to always get woken up during those.
yeah, flying dreams seem to be the hardest to maintain “lucidity” in, Stan.
OMG why CF WHY?!?!?! That’s just wrong.
YAY Yo-yo tricks are awesome! I’m lucky if I can yo-yo for more than 5 minutes. BTW, Anyone see the Substitute (I think it was 2) where he explains that yo-yo used to be used as weapons? Yeah I can totally see that. Those lil buggers hurt!
Abraxas is so cute snuggling with his daddy! And he looks just as upset as ‘bot does at being woken up.
First panel was just amazing in a freaky may give me nightmares kinda way! Abraxas is all, I can nom a Bot? KTHXBI
And I must say, I am truly impressed at the details in the closeups you do.
yeah, i pretty much suck at yo-yo-ing, Pixie, but the Cornfather’s pretty good. i’ve seen him do “Around the World” and “Walk the Dog” frequently, which is way more than i’ve ever attempted.
never saw The Substitute but i seem to remember hearing they were used as weapons, too. they’d make cool mini flying guillotines, methinks!
glad you dug Abraxas’s continuing appearance! and yes, you know he has a bad attitude about being woken up. (as evidenced here.) 😀
ha! yes! Abraximus is totally nom-nom’ing bot!
thanks! always happy to hear people are looking at them details, Pixie!
That was outstanding! “Fly… Fly.” It’s my dream too! Too bad The Cornfather ruined it for you…
yeah, that Cornfather is such a rascal, Funnyshaffer.
I have trouble flying in dreams too. I can do it, but then I realize that I’m not supposed to be able to and then it gets really difficult.
totally. or sometimes, i can’t seem to get very far off the ground, Sharra. it seems to work best if i’m already flying around in my dream when i become “aware” that i’m dreaming. many times, i just hover. 😛
Another funny strip JB (your faces again are great) and I see that you almost reply to EVERYONE. How much time do you spend reading and posting?
thanks, ContableEnorme! these days, it takes quite a bit of time to respond to comments and emails, but ya know, i’m just going to enjoy and appreciate them while i have the time to respond! (and while they keep coming!) it’s a lot of fun for me to get to know you all, so i’m going to keep doing this for as long as possible. 🙂
The pic of Jefbot in the teeth of the beast, noticing that his bracelet is not quite right is full of awesome. But I’d say that it’s taking the monster biting your feet thing that I always have a bit far!
I hate it when people wake me up from good dreams. No fun. Abraxas doesn’t look like he usually does in this strip. He almost looks like a guest-strip Abraxas.
Really off the wall conjecture: ‘bot will look at Abraxas, realize he doesn’t look right, and then realize he only dreamed that he woke up. He’s actually still dreaming. Annnnnnnnd then he takes the yo-yo (which is actually a cookie and not attached to the string), tells the Cornfather “That doesn’t count. It’s not a yo-yo.” and eats the cookie.
i like it, Stonefoot! i’ve been trying to gauge how many times i can pull the “and then jefbot wakes up again!” gag before you readers tire of it. glad to hear you’d be up for it!
heh. i was hoping that would come across, shanna – bot accepting Abraximus and his dragon-body but not accepting his “changed” bracelet – so i’m glad to hear you liked that! 😀
yeah, i drew Abraxas a little more “cartoony” this time to make his reaction bigger.
Amazing. Poor jefbot! One of the most disappointing and frustrating feelings in the world. And I love that the Cornfather woke him up to tell him about a yo-yo trick. So funny! Great work on the strip and great work in Grey Skies! 😀
ANNNIIIIEEEEEE! had so much fun with you at the premiere! can’t wait to see all the pics and videos we did together that day. my favorite scene in the movie is our first scene together! loved watching you in the film – you’re AMAzing! 😀
Awww poor Bot. Cornfather is mean. T.T
yes, poor bot. the Cornfather must pay for his crimes, DJ!
and I totally just noticed that dream-bots shirt has a 3 instead of 6 XD
yup! that won’t *always* be a reliable indicator as to whether bot’s in the Dreamworld or not, but for now, it totally is. 😉
This reminds me of an item from “The Notebooks of Lazarus Long” by Heinlein: (from memory) “Waking a person unnecessarily is not a killing offense… the first time.”
great quote, Stonefoot! i’ll keep it in mind the next time the strip returns to jefbot attempting to manipulate his dreams. 🙂
Bracelet’s missing in the third panal
yep! in the dreamworld, the bracelet will change or disappear seemingly at random, IDTMRB! if you end up making one for yourself, that’s how you’ll know you’re dreaming. 🙂
Love it! These surreal strips are outstanding, bot. What a way to demonstrate your drawing style even more by drawing in dreams. I love this stroryline. I feel like I should be doing mushrooms. Great work, bot. Can’t wait to see next week. And by the way, any yo-yoer knows that “Rocking the Baby” is cause to wake anyone up. 😉
many thanks, MC! i’ve gotta say these strips that have been taking place in The Dreaming have been way fun to draw. sadly, it’s back to the mundane world now that jefbot’s awake. 😉
I’ve never had one of those “Flying dreams”. (Although I do have “Flying Dreams” from The Secret of NIMH in my Soundtracks collection.) In my dreams I usually have the ability to float a few feet above the ground or breathe under water. (Make of *that* what you will…)
yeah, floating a few feet above the ground is way more common for me than actual free-flying, reynard61. i’ve never actually breathed underwater as myself but i did dream i was a humpback whale once, swimming around with another, giant whale. was completely awesome! maybe i lived as a whale in another life?
and Secret of NIMH soundtrack FTW!!! 😀
Hmm.. I don’t recall ever having flying dreams. There’s always some running involved, but never flying. I need to try that sometime.
a lot of my “running” dreams turn into “flying” dreams, Jaeh. like, i’ll run so fast or run in such a specific way, that i end up “taking off.” you should definitely give it a try. 🙂
Flying in dreams I have little trouble with; fairly common for me. My trouble is keeping straight what being in a dream *means*.
Example, not too long ago dreamed I was in some weird farm setting had to round up a bunch of piglets. Run around for a while, gathering up the stupid things, realize I’m in a dream. “Ah ha! This is a dream! Now I can fly after the piglets and fly them back to the cage!”
…no…. it’s a dream…. I don’t have to gather the piglets at all….. *sigh*
ha! yeah, it’s really hard to fight dream logic, EcchiKitty; your brain will continuously try and trick you back into the dream. i’ll bet if you started flying piglets back into their cages, you would’ve been taken out of the lucid dream. once you’re in that lucid state, it’s a constant battle trying to keep “conscious.”
Flying in dreams? I just have to flap my arms like a psychotic space chicken and I’m off.
What’s really weird is I can actually dream of how my weight and muscles would react to flying… It’s a weird feeling like swimming but my arms hurt more.
And scared Abraxas looks adorable! 😀
i’ve never tried to fly by flapping my arms, Rinthia – i always go the “Superman” route – but the next time i have the opportunity, i’m gonna give it a try!
thanks! glad you dug Abraxas in this one. 😀
Never fails…the moment you achieve something cool, someone’s there to kill it for you.
yup. and the Cornfather and jefbot seem to smack each other down constantly, Tiana!
I love it how you notice the details of your bracelet while you’re being eaten. ^_^ That’s great.
glad you liked that, Char! that’s my favorite part of this strip, actually. well, that, and Abraxas’s rude awakening. heheh.
Aw Man!!! I hate it when I’m having a dream that I know is a dream and I wake up! Love the ferret’s expression when bot wakes up. That’s priceless.
i hate that too, Eptha. it’s too bad we can’t just “pause” a dream, wake up, then get back to it and press “play” later.
glad you dug Abraxas’s expression! 🙂
I sometimes notice that i’m dreaming, but I can’t manipulate it, it’s like watching tv. An out-of-body experience. and it kinda pisses me off. 👿
just try and manipulate little things, Animie fan, and you’ll eventually be able to control the bigger stuff. that you even notice your dreaming is such a huge step!
Flying dreams are weird for me. I always get tangled in power lines. Not immediately. I have a few good moments of flying, and then, power lines start cropping up, and they get more and more dense as the dream continues.
aagh! i shouldn’t have read that, Tanya, cuz now i know power lines are gonna pop up in my flying dreams! i’ll have to think about a device i can use to cut through them, should they appear. giant scissors, maybe? hmmm…
Hmm. I’ll have to try scissors. With my luck I’d end up sizzling on the juice though! heh. 😛
wow, I just stumbled across this website.. and I’ve been reading your strips the past 2 hours. so addicting and hilarious! ^^;; Hmmm I’ve never had dreams about flying… but I’m sure I’d be screaming ‘NOOOooooooo!!~’ also if I was about to take off! Haha, I remember ‘Rock the Baby’.. and ‘Around the World’.. always whacked myself in the head though. =_=;;
Two strips?! I missed two strips?! Oh man…
That first panel could go as a stand-alone, really. So it’s the bracelet he notices as strange and not the, y’know, giant man-eating ferret-monster-thing?
Lol. Sure, being eaten by a giant mutant thing is totally not a sign of dreaming XD
I’ve had a few “flying” dreams, where I used my arms as if they were wings and could fly. I also breathed underwater. But I was never aware of that I’m dreaming in my live. In general for me you could say that if I question the things I see and wonder if I’m dreaming, I’m awake.