Bad Therapy

Mar. 6th, 2013 08:47 pm
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So, Bedlam is continuing to be an alternatively fascinating and horrifying book, with a main character who is... much the same. We know who he was, but what does that mean we should think of who he is now? Especially considering what he went through to get there...



So, it's become increasing clear in Bedlam that the doctor who "fixed" former supervillian Madder Red and reformed him into helpful but weird Fillmore Press is just a tad unethical in his treatments. Having convinced the world that his patient is dead, he's free to do whatever he decides will work. Yikes. From #1:



From all accounts, he's not actually joking about the brain thing. From #2:



But with a patient like this, other treatments and therapies are also needed! Like this one. From #3:







I... man. I'm not sure what must be going through the surviving cat's mind, there. It looks like, from the preview for #5, that kitty stayed around, however:



I don't know what the marks on Mr Wimble are. I don't think I want to know.

Click here for the rest of the preview, and to see The Good Doctor's charming assessment methods.



The capitalization's deliberate, by the way. It's not totally clear, but it seems like the guy's name actually is "The Good Doctor". How... ironic.

Date: 2013-03-06 02:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
You know, you think at some point they would stop giving him cats.

Also: Where did they get all those cats? You think any self respecting shelter would grow suspicious after the first few days.

Date: 2013-03-06 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunately some breeders are not that interested in the health of their merchandise to begin with. Sometimes I kinda wish I'd never heard of all those Animal Cops type series.

Date: 2013-03-06 07:02 pm (UTC)
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Or they breed their own to avoid such questions.

Date: 2013-03-06 08:05 pm (UTC)
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The take the original and clone it, in an effort to create Doomsdaycat.

Date: 2013-03-08 01:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gamerguy
If you set out food, cats are basically free in an urban area. You could probably have a couple of minions that just go around and answer all the 'free kittens' ads people put up.

Most likely, though, they're buying in bulk and they work with one of the few remaining Class B animal testing suppy house dealers, who can obtain animals from 'random sources' (ie, animals not specifically bred to be lab material). They buy up thousands of dogs and cats from pounds, shelters, ads, trap strays, etc.

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Date: 2013-03-06 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2013-03-07 12:16 am (UTC)
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What gets me is the ever-growing pile of dead cats. That's what pushes it over the line from being gruesome to being funny.

Date: 2013-03-07 04:35 am (UTC)
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This whole series definitely has a nicely twisted vibe...it's like "Gotham City Theatre Presents A Clockwork Orange".

Date: 2013-03-08 04:23 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad he got Mister Wimble, but jesus, I cannot appreciate that with the pile of dead cat bodies and the tortured nurse.

I mean, I remember reading a Japanese novel about some young boys mauling and killing an innocent kitten and it sickened me then, as it sickens me now. Violence to fictional humans is something you see a lot of in comics and get used to but violence to fictional animals, somehow, is worse. Maybe because you know animals never do wrong and humans just might have done.

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