• tweedle wheedle dee
    October 15, 2010

    1st Monk: The ducks in the pond seem happy.
    2nd Monk: You are not a duck. You do not know how they feel.
    1st Monk: You are not me. How do you know that I do not know how the ducks feel?

  • elephantschild
    October 15, 2010

    How’d Prince Charming get out of his tower?

  • Brian
    October 15, 2010

    Any heartfelt work is an invitation to briefly tour a new tower, whether the author intended to or not.

    It could be worse, though. You could index your own webcomic.

  • B
    October 15, 2010

    How do I know that everyone else on earth that isn’t me isn’t just some kind of robot?

  • Alan
    October 15, 2010

    Solipsism is so 1999.
    The in thing right now is precisely this – going back to Hegel and try to reconcile our existence with that of others without trying to create value merely through struggling in a pointless master-slave dichotomy

  • Drew
    October 15, 2010

    we are robots

  • nick
    October 15, 2010

    “Each man is his own prisoner, in solitary confinement for life.” – Robert Heinlein (in “Revolt in 2100”)

    Heehee! Possibly today’s comic is inspired by that photo I sent you on 05/05/2009?

    solipsistic robots forever.

  • Steady
    October 15, 2010

    I have no need for friendship
    Friendship causes pain
    It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain!

  • Nny
    October 16, 2010

    dang. now life in general is depressing

  • Natalia
    October 17, 2010

    When Kollos, a bodiless alien, and Spock joined minds, this is what he said:
    “This thing you call… language, though… most remarkable. You depend on it… for so very much. But is any one of you really its master? But most of all… the aloneness. You are so alone. You live out your lives… in this… shell of flesh, self-contained… separate. How lonely you are. How terribly lonely.”
    Chills me every time.

  • David
    October 18, 2010

    We’re lonely as long as we don’t let others into our towers. Of course that makes us vulnerable, but which is worse? Be strong and self-confident and insist on mutual honesty, and you’re safe to open the door and let others in. A lot of people forget how scared most other people are too.

  • Roberta
    October 18, 2010

    You need a touch of Autism. I overstep my boundaries at times but manage to be in everyone’s towers, or on the ground rolling around in their perspectives. It’s a better life for me around animals and children, through their eyes. Stand on something a few inches taller or crawl around on your knees. It’s always a different world, it changes everything you are.

  • eddie
    October 18, 2010

    L’enfer, c’est les autres,

  • BradyDale
    October 19, 2010

    I really love the gesture with the magazine in the last panel. That little gesture really brings the moment out. It would have been cute, anyway, but you can really identify with it when that gesture is added.

  • Marianne T.
    October 23, 2010

    @Drew you weren’t supposed to tell!

  • Claire
    October 25, 2010

    I love this comic so much. And it brings out the best commenters.

  • John Miller
    October 26, 2010

    This is pretty good; I like this comic. I always wonder though whether this non-acceptance is just in our culture or simply a part of life regardless of culture, and if this is the answer, then is it remedial? Perhaps a utopia somwhere at sometime tried to fix this problem of non-acceptance, but did they? I feel like cracking some books now.

    Or is this problem just us, and not everybody in our culture? Like Girl says, it is hard to see beyond one’s tower, though this answer doesn’t seem to come to us.

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