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General Protection Fault: Scylla and Charybdis

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[Comic for Wednesday, December 17, 2014]


[[Trish, Patty, and Dexter are with Colonel Barker in a chamber on a Physaric "ship", discussing with him his reference to "Scylla and Charybdis". Colonel Barker is continuing his background tale.]]
Colonel: It is... difficult to describe what happened next, and to this day I'm not entirely sure I fully understand. No one who hasn't experienced it themselves likely could.

Colonel: [narrating off panel, we see him in surrounded by several different types of aliens with multiple worlds in the background] Using some form of telepathy, the alien... merged its mind with mine. For what seemed like an eternity, I could see its thoughts, feel its memories... It became difficult to distinguish which were its thoughts or mine... I saw countless other worlds, felt dozens of alien minds in mine...

Colonel: [narrating, we see him gathering himself to fight.] But the creature was weak from its injuries. Whether it was that old Barker resolve or sheer luck I'll never know, but I fought back... and found myself winning...

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