Heartaches 37: Hitchcock’s Nightmare Heartaches 37: Hitchcock’s Nightmare published on December 14, 2010Read more posts by the author of Heartaches 37: Hitchcock’s Nightmare, KoryBing40 Comments on Heartaches 37: Hitchcock’s Nightmare Whups, that didn’t turn out quite as well as planned, did it, Blanche?
Oh man. That last panel is absolutely heartbreaking. D’:
/agrees with Katie.
Wow… Just wow. Poor Tony. :c
Sadness D: Poor guy. And poor Blanchie, gettin all the blame from his bestest buddy.
Why is he freakin out so much? I’d be doin a little dance if I suddenly sprouted wings……
Well, to be fair, he didn’t so much “suddenly sprout wings” as “painfully, over the course of several hours, lose a lot of the function of his arms as they turned into something that may or may not support him in flight.”
Tony is really trying to win best facial expressions award. Panel Five is too awesome.
Poor Tony. It makes you want to give him a hug…
Oh, and sorry Kory. You move here to RainLand, and we get a tornado not even two months later. Clearly they are stalking you.
Makes me want to give him a swift kick in the arse! Change happens ALL the time, learn to roll with it!
Geeze, it’s been pretty well shown that this isn’t Blanche’s fault at all, if Tony is going to start turning into a magical bird creature at the drop of a hat I think that one is his problem.
I realize that this probably shouldn’t be on the comments for this page, but has anyone else noticed that Jim has a beak and teeth?
How long did it take you to notice?
I love how in that last panel you so perfectly mimicked the pose of a really upset and miserable bird, even tho the anatomy remains pretty different.
Hm, it’s been a while for these pages, has it really only been a day-in-universe?
Yeah, it’s the joy of webcomic-time, hah. This whole arc technically takes place over one day.
I thought there were 2 days.
Or maybe I just imagined he started turning the next day
You’re not the only one.
Wow thats sad…
And i thought i had problems.
At least he already learned how to sit like that.
PS: Who’s Alfred Hitchcock?
Oh goodness you need to learn about Alfred Hitchcock.
Read up, friend. Or watch Psycho or the Birds or Rear Window or any of his wonderful movies.
You know, he’s just trying to help.
Not that’s he’s good at it, but it’s the thought that counts.
CHEER UP man!
And why does Blanche wear THAT nuch rings?
@wandering-dreamer: Tony is blaming Blanche, however well-deserved or no, because had Blanche not been all like:
“I’m a magic deer! How’s that sanity doing? Come check out my magic world! And now touch this medallion even though I’m sure it won’t do anything! Oh my, it seems to have done something!” *PANIC PANIC PANIC* “So, still sane? I’m freaking out, personally! I possess a rather remarkable lack of a grasp on what you’re going through though, don’t I? Hey, let’s have you go jump off a building even though, on top of everything else, that completely contradicts all those nuggets of wisdom you’ve gathered throughout life that recommend doing exactly *not* that!”
With all that in mind, you can hardly blame Tony for having the reaction he’s having. I mean, while I’m sure most of us who visit this comic would not mind too terribly suddenly sprouting wings, for most people this would probably be a completely traumatic and likely brain-breaking experience.
@Mishyana I agree with this. Tony, in one day, has just turned into a bird-thing, has just been told by Tim (who btw looked like he really didn’t care for Tony) that he doesn’t know what to do, and was just asked by his friend, who turns out to be a deer, if he could fly with the wings he can hardly control.
I don’t think it would be really smart to blame him for his anger.
insert “Tony really would likely be at home asleep in bed.” after that second paragraph.
Poor Tony, he feels all alone and only one he can even begin to talk to is coming off as making light of his situation.
I can’t wait to see tony chucked off a building! XD
I like how in the last panel, his hat kinda looks like a beak, if you squint your eyes a little
Oh JEEZ. That’s kinda sad….what we need is the griffin dude to come sauntering in and chucking the burd-dude off a building.
Blanche: Hmmm ,I got an idea to cheer him up.
(chucks him of the roof)
I just read this entire comic and love it! Great work :]! Its in my bookmarks now
*waits eagerly for next page*
Dude! D8 …..
I WANT A TURN! But I need to grow wings first.
…And I’ll never be able to play the violin again! *sobs*
Harpy Man! Harpy Man! Does whatever a Harpy can!
Maybe this is where Jim gets the idea to chuck michelle off the cliff :D
Nao I want to sprout wings.. n.n
Tony is being a spazz in my opinion. I’d be happy to live in an Avalon such as that and rarely ever leave if I was brought there.
If Blanche can entrust his friend with such a monumental secret as the Avalon and the existence of mythological creatures, why in god’s name wouldn’t Mrs. Gillis be able to come too to be with her son. I realise the boy is freaking out and is being a touch dramatic and pessimistic, but still. In the long run, he isn’t gonna be an orphan. His mum would go to him if she knew he needer her.
Cough gregsparents cough merialsparents cough cough.
Panel 5 Anthony looks SO MUCH like the Sniper from TF2!
I love Blanche’s expression in the 4th panel.
What everyone seems to be forgetting is that Tony and Blanche are just 16. Not alot of life experience to draw on yet, easily panicked and little to compare this whole experience to. So naturally not seeing the Big Picture, and having a hard time dealing. At that age kids are still trying to figure out what kind of person they want to be…an entire paradigm change can really throw a wrench in one’s life outlook. Tony is aghast and Blanche is unable to empathize, because whole situation is entirely new to him.