Aris Katsaris wrote:Magick -- I kinda think there's a difference between even accepting someone as your hero and as your personal god. We all know Stan has placed Rich on a pedestal, but right now it seems to me you're depicting Stan as if he has actually *deified* Rich.
I'm with Jupi and Kitsuko on this.
JupiStrahan wrote:I think it's odd that no one seems to think that maybe Stan is in shock not because of Hero Worship, but rather because one of his best friends might be on the verge of death, and that he witnessed it firsthand. (edit: Kitsuko seems to see it the same way) Sure, there might be a bit of that obsession in there, too, but I can see nearly anyone going into that frame of mind if they just saw someone take a knife in the chest.
And before anyone says anything about how Jack seems to be handling it fine, it's clear that different people react differently to the same situation - Jack's got a good head on his shoulders, and know exactly what to do... but since Jack's doing the call for help, what could Stab possibly do to help now? Who wouldn't be at a loss in that situation?
Black Mantha wrote:But this looks a lot like a school hallway, certainly not a club.
Also, just what is the damage? It's serious enough to make Rich pass out, but I still can't imagine that that knife could be thrust through the sternum. Maybe Rich just fainted?
Aggie FanBoi wrote:Black Mantha wrote:Now if it is indeed the person that's hinted at, the one Rich had beaten up when Aggie saw him, put a bunch of pent up anger, humiliation and agression behind that overhand swing. Although the angle of the knife protrusion doesn't lend well to that theory, the handle is at an almost 90 degree angle to Rich, if it was an overhand thrust the handle would probably be at an upward angle compared to the point of entry. The sternum, while tough, is also victim to genetic make up. On male subjects the bone can vary from as little as 1/8th of an inch to one half of an inch thick.
Too many variables in the human body and how one reacts to things.
adamiani wrote:Not to mention any potential inaccuracy factor in the strip itself-- if neither T. nor Giselle has medical training, the script could very well have described the wound simply as a knife sticking out of the middle of his chest.
Y'know, if it Stan didn't have such a distorted view of Rich, or if it was Jack bleeding on the ground instead of Rich, I'd be inclined to think that it's nothing more than a friend shocked into inaction, too. However, that's not the case here. It's been made abundantly clear time and again, that Stan's idolization of Rich is extremely fanatical and way beyond the realm of normal friendship. It's because of this that the idea that this is "normal shock" doesn't even enter the equation for some of us. No, given the many instances where Stan has put Rich into the same league as Achilles or Beowulf, I would find it extremely odd if this incident didn't cause Stan to experience a sort of existential crisis.
Not to mention any potential inaccuracy factor in the strip itself-- if neither T. nor Giselle has medical training, the script could very well have described the wound simply as a knife sticking out of the middle of his chest.
Since Rich was stabbed, you read the same reaction as evidence that Stan's entire world has crumbled around his ears? What reaction, then, if any, would indicate normal shock in this circumstance?
Magick Lorelai wrote:everything put into a comic is there for a reason, even if for subtle foreshadowing for something.
adamiani wrote:Since Rich was stabbed, you read the same reaction as evidence that Stan's entire world has crumbled around his ears?
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