Comic 144 - Beat: Page 143

21st Sep 2014, 8:44 PM in Beat
Beat: Page 143
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)
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The Snazzy Scribe 21st Sep 2014, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
Emm 21st Sep 2014, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
The colours here sure do look mesmerising. Which is strange considering the theme of TPOH >_> Please don't tell me Assok is bad
Starette 21st Sep 2014, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
Guest 21st Sep 2014, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
*everyone frantically looks for the page where she met assok*
Clockwork 21st Sep 2014, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
Haha yep.
Clockwork 21st Sep 2014, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
Woah hold up is Assok starting to say something original?!
kukuburi 22nd Sep 2014, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
He said original stuff on page 125, too
Loukin 22nd Sep 2014, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
Depends on what you count as original. He's still using only words Hero or RGB have said to him, but he's definitely using their words to communicate in his own way. It's like echolalia and it's really really great.
Guest 26th Sep 2014, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
I think the only time he said something original was when he was saying sorry over and over again when Hero was presumed dead... I don't recall any of them saying sorry at any point... Hmmm
Loukin 27th Sep 2014, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
That's very true. I've been wondering about that. We didn't see either Hero or RGB saying "I'm sorry" but Assok's speech bubble was in the pattern he uses when he's using RGB's words. And RGB seems to have already been acquainted with Assok? I've been getting that general impression. So it's possible RGB said that to or near Assok in the past? *Goodness* I wanna know where that came from.
AmnRavenloft 27th Sep 2014, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
If it helps, you can tell who Assok gets the words from by his speech bubbles. If they're built of little squares, he gets them from RGB. If they're built of little circles he gets them from Hero. If it's a mix of the two he's taken it from both RGB and Hero. Since his speech bubble here is built of squares I'm assuming RGB said something similar at one point. I'm sure ModMad wouldn't miss a detail such as that while writing this since she provides so many other amazing details.
Duskitty 21st Sep 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete reply
Ohhhhhhh what
AwfulZombie 21st Sep 2014, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
I.. I think RGB just did a Sherlock thing in the second-to-last panel. Reference? I think so.
Guest 22nd Sep 2014, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
sherlock didn't invent that pose you nerd
AwfulZombie 27th Sep 2014, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
No need to be rude, jesus. I was just commenting that that's what that reminded me of, I wasn't saying Sherlock invented that pose.
Hatter 21st Sep 2014, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
Ermahgersh this page is gorgeous. And kinda confusing. x3
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bloop 21st Sep 2014, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
RGB looks so different when he's contemplating stuff like this...
Guest 21st Sep 2014, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Ah, yes. The base piece where Hero met Assok was cracked pretty bad.

Now why is hero transendent?
Gggggggpod 24th Sep 2014, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
I assume Hero's transcendent because she brought the tree back to life
Hero is fuckin' RAD
Raneva 21st Sep 2014, 9:42 PM edit delete reply
..The page(s) where Assok is introduced and Hero meets him are so confusing! Hero had some sort of breakdown and she did mention the tree seemed familiar.
What is happening? Is Assok some kind of manifestation of Hero? And what was the connection to the tree?

(Love how this comic makes me think and question everything!)
Fablegate 21st Sep 2014, 10:16 PM edit delete reply
Actually, I think Hero sings that song as a way of saying that someday she'll return home. However at the beginning of the song "This looks familiar", could it mean she's referring to a similar incident where she couldn't go home?
Duskitty 22nd Sep 2014, 4:33 AM edit delete reply
I think it's actually a song from the Muppets... not entirely sure.
motofrodo922 22nd Sep 2014, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
That *is* a song. It talks about "I'm going to go back there someday" and how the place is "close to my soul and yet so far away". I think she was just homesick enough to sing it.
Sarah Valentine 21st Sep 2014, 9:53 PM edit delete reply
Going back to the page after Assok first shows up, Hero asks if "(Assok) can only use my words". Fast forward to Hero's voice sounding numb and I can't help but wonder if that question has more meaning than it first seemed...
Andy 22nd Sep 2014, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
Sounds like that one monster thing on the train in Doctor Who! Where it'd copy someone and keep copying them until they talked at the same time, and then the mister stole their voice!! :o
KaijuGreaser 21st Sep 2014, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Is... Is this a thing where like... Assok is one of Hero's missing socks or something? ASSOK OF DESTINY lmao
KaijuGreaser 21st Sep 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
Or you know it can be something completely menacing and terrible as usual PFFFFF
cattservant 21st Sep 2014, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
Beautiful ambivalence...
dandyserendipity 21st Sep 2014, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
The style! The colors! I will forever love modmad's art!! So jelly1 This is the type of stuff that inspires me to learn more and expand my own art. O.O XD
Anonymoose 21st Sep 2014, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
Maybe he's stealing her voice! He can speak a bit clearer now while she can't.
Guest 22nd Sep 2014, 1:37 AM edit delete reply
I was about to suggest that!
Guest? 22nd Sep 2014, 1:50 AM edit delete reply
Hero's speech bubbles are starting to look more like RGB's! The way they swirl between eachother fluidly through the page. I just noticed! What does it mean? -.o
Crud 22nd Sep 2014, 2:54 AM edit delete reply
Why do I get the feeling a non-explaination is about to happen.
Anonny 22nd Sep 2014, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
Because we just had 6 panels worth of action in 11 weeks and liked it.
Guest 22nd Sep 2014, 3:11 AM edit delete reply
I find it quite endearing that RGB stoops to meet Hero and Assok at eye level
Guest 24th Sep 2014, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Yeah I know it's so cute! I don't think he's ever done that before
. 22nd Sep 2014, 4:54 AM edit delete reply
It's so beautiful <3
Guest 22nd Sep 2014, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
At the moment it's ambiguous whether it's Hero or Assok that's transcendent. Also, is this the first time Assok's name has been used in-universe? I thought it was just a fan nickname...
Zeph 22nd Sep 2014, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
No, when Assok first shows up, he repeats Hero's "a sock" and Hero asks if that's his name.
Zeph 22nd Sep 2014, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
In retrospect, I think it IS the first time RGB has used it, though I don't think either Hero or Assok said it while he was around...
Capella 22nd Sep 2014, 5:36 AM edit delete reply
I like how RGB's speech bubbles just go out of their way to be swirlyfancy with the line thing. (Also I really wanna know what this is all about hhhngh)
Guest 22nd Sep 2014, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
But what would have happened if Hero had swallowed it? I MUST KNOW
Thesis 22nd Sep 2014, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
Guest 22nd Sep 2014, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
oohhhhh is this the part where we find out RGB knew assok before?? he seemed to not remember assoks speech for a second there
Anonny 24th Sep 2014, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
Transformed into a sock, like another friend was transformed into a doll, perhaps?
DR.PICKLES 23rd Sep 2014, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
I love the strip(panel) where RGB has "...". You get a clear view of his ass.
Doobiedoo 23rd Sep 2014, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
Is Hero transcendent or Assock?
AnxiousNoise 23rd Sep 2014, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
oooooooooooooh those last panels mod, this is glorious, please never stop!!!!!!!!!!
Anonny 24th Sep 2014, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
I get the impression Assock somehow caused this in the first place, perhaps being duped into doing something bad.
Me 24th Sep 2014, 9:06 AM edit delete reply
lookat dat butt. The whole page is nice. But still. Dat butt
AmnRavenloft 24th Sep 2014, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
So the goo caused the sun (heart of all things) to be trapped and feel nothing? Numbness can be very debilitating... like a giant Doubt sucking at your soul.
Aushi 25th Sep 2014, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
Maybe assok's been trying to chew the tree out of his slimey prison way before Hero and RGB got there cause he wanted to save the tree. That's why RGB called him trancendant because Assock knew the tree could be saved and never gave up hope? Idk just adding another rambling theroy that I have yet to see up here, usually I agree with other people up here so I dont comment often.
Guest 25th Sep 2014, 4:48 AM edit delete reply
I had a feeling something was wrong with hero when he started biting the tree chord thingy. Perhaps my hunch was correct.
DaiYai 26th Sep 2014, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
Is it me or does RBG's face in the panel where he is saying before, he looks quite worried? I'm loving this! I can't wait to see where they end up next.
Monday 26th Sep 2014, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
I just finished the archives of this fabulous comic and just spent the last thirty seconds desperately hitting the next button, hoping I hadn't reached the end of the archives. Ah, that was fun.
Guest 27th Sep 2014, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
I caught up and this is not ok I love this so much amazing job
Uh 28th Sep 2014, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
Is Assok saying "uprising" in the top panel? I mean I know he's really saying "surprising," but...
Spheres 12th Oct 2014, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
Did he just realise how he got there before?
TheQuirkyArtiste 17th Dec 2014, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
Erm, guys, my impression was that RGB was telling assok he was transcendent? Perhaps he used to be...different before being affected by the tree? I could be completely wrong, though.