Chapter 6: Creative Fiction, Page 13.

Chapter 6: Creative Fiction, Page 13.

Hi, Jackie.

Discussion (39)¬

  1. Kylogram says:

    This does not look like it’s going to be a pleasant conversation…

    • FrankNW says:

      That’s understandable. The fun part is, if Numbers doesn’t just let her in and make it easy, then Jackie’s just gonna have to climb over, and that will get her annoyed. (She’s Jake, she could climb that fence, couldn’t she?) If she gets annoyed ‘cuz she’s had to climb over…then that’s gonna be a fun little chitchat too, ya think? =}

  2. Brigid Keely says:

    Is “Amber’s Confessions” a reference to Amber Forever at all? I’ve wondered for a while.

  3. Jen Aside says:

    “Can I help you with something… way……. over…………….. here”

  4. pencilears says:

    oh god.

    nice knife you have there Jackie…

  5. Pearle says:

    Oh god, I wince when I look at those eyes. Good job, Spike.

  6. Fredi Garcia (@ElkBit) says:

    Yep, that’s a nightmare for tonight.

  7. DCB says:

    For the love of Amber, don’t let it in!

  8. CaptSpiffy says:

    I think that the exact moment the Jakes show up to your front door is the exact moment when you pack your shit and move away.

  9. Nams says:

    Wow, Jackie in colour just adds about… 50% creepiness to her overall creep

  10. C. Mage says:

    “Hi, Jackie”? More like “Hi, JOKER.”

    Is there a Batman in Templar’s reality? I feel like there should be.

  11. Felis says:


  12. zomg says:

    just … don’t … unlock … the … GATE, NUMBERS

  13. TR says:

    Holy Bajeeberz!

    Ha ha ha ha!
    Hi, I’m just a spooky looking person with a big knife + a big fakey smile…can I come into your shop???

    That’s really funny!

  14. leslie says:

    Im still worried about ben, that kid really beat the crap out of him before the jakes intervened. is ben okay?

  15. Joe says:

    Hey, can somebody remind me who these characters are? I haven’t read this in forever and, as fun as it would be, I don’t reckon I have time for a reread of the whole archive.

    • pinglederry says:

      It helps to check the other comments under each page; if Spike doesn’t name the character in the under-text like she did for Jackie with this one, somebody in the comments will (like with Numbers, the overalls girl).

      • netcat says:

        I think Joe meant not their names, but what they are and what they’ve been doing this far. I didn’t remember who exactly Jackie was either besides being a Jake and related to Gene; or Numbers.

        But the very helpful Templar wiki says that Jackie is Gene’s sister. And Numbers is a fan of Barney John (besides obviously being a Reclamation member) who we saw first at that rally near the beginning that the Cooks made an appearance at.


        Numbers somehow looks a lot different in color. If I had remembered her I still would not have recognized. Less grown up, it seems.

  16. pinglederry says:

    On a semi-unrelated note: thanks, Spike, for making Hare Krishnas creepy by association. There was a group dancing around and singing and drumming and such across the street from where I ate dinner last night near the UC Berkeley campus, and all I could see were the shaved heads and drapey single-tone clothes of Jakeskin. It made it way creepier when one of the younger ones saw me watching and came over to try and give me a pamphlet, too.

  17. La Mettrie says:

    Jackie’s enthusiastic grin was pretty intimidating before, but in colour it’s **terrifying**.

  18. deadasdisco says:

    “Reconstruction, come out and pla-hay!”

  19. Timni16 says:

    Jackie, NO that is NOT how you start conversations. It is found upon in manner societies to smile like that and ask to chat while holding a knife.

  20. FrankNW says:

    Finally got caught up again, at this point. …Wow. Color. By the way, yes, that one’s got a knife. It looks kinda sharp. Please don’t let her in, just yet.

    • Jason Thorn says:

      “…just yet.”

      How about “…just, EVER?”

      “…you should NEVER…trust a drug. Especially when it’s waving a six-inch knife in your face.” – Raoul Duke, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

      • FrankNW says:

        So…scary person with knife, can’t play with her, ‘cuz Jason says so. (Sigh.) Oh, all right, fine…. :D

        • Jason Thorn says:

          Yes, kids, listen to Big Daddy Thorn. He KNOWS stuff. An endless fount of useless information and a firm grasp on the obvious, yes, but he won’t BS you.

        • FrankNW says:

          Hey, as long as there are tea and tiny cheeses waiting for me in the chapel, I’ll be fine. Just gimme a few hours…(oh, all right, more than a few. Don’t be so literal).

  21. maggPi says:

    Ugh. Creepy. Don’t let the bat in, Numbers. Keep them bars between ya!
    (Also, am digging that she has a copybook stuck in that novel, heh heh heh!)