Psycho Games ch.18: The Executioner 2

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Hey! Thanks for waiting!
You can read the story thus far here:

This chapter is part two of “The Executioner” story arc. The executioner, of course, is in reference to the sniper, but he doesn’t actually appear in this chapter.
This whole scene with Victor and the Psycho was just supposed to be a side thing, but it ended up taking a lot more time and space than we thought it would.

If you’re reading this part, I’m assuming you already read the chapter, so we’re gonna talk about it.

This chapter is about suicide. Victor is driven to suicide, but the Psycho comes to stop him.

Suicidal tendencies are often linked to mental illness, like depression. To cure someone, we generally diagnose an illness, and prescribe them medications, like mood stabilizers.

Victor is certainly an example of a kid at risk for suicide, but it’s not because he’s mentally ill, although he might be.

Victor is at risk for suicide, not because of his lack of mental wholeness, but because of his lack of relationships. Victor is fatherless. He has very few friends. His closest friend, Leslie, turned on him. He is solitary. He spends a lot of his time indoors, playing video games. This lack of relationships is what puts him in danger, more than anything else.

Likewise, the “cure” for him isn’t medication (not that medication couldn’t help, though). The cure is relationship. The cure is when the Psycho comes to him, to talk to him. To counsel him. To show him he cares.

So that’s what this chapter is about.

Actually, forget all that. I changed my mind.
The moral of this chapter is the danger of mouse art addiction.

-Dean

Hi. I was on a mission trip to Guatemala, which was a life-changing experience, but it has also left me very tired. What is the foundation of a person’s life? I realized that the only one that would ever work for me is Jesus. There’s nothing else.

Guatemala is an amazing place, and in some ways, I feel they are more sophisticated than the US. I have so many stories from the trip, but I can’t really fit any of them in here. You’d have to be there.

I’m a new person, now, but Psycho Games is still very important to me. Once I’m fully readjusted, I want to work harder than ever before on this comic, because it’s fun, and I love it. I’ve also learned to love a lot of other things, like Habenero sauce, and Neil Diamond’s “River Runs, New Grown Plums,” and traveling, and so many more things.

Well, have a nice day.
– Jim

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One thought on “Psycho Games ch.18: The Executioner 2

  1. William

    Wow! Your art style is really evolving. Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with the comic for a while. Anyway, congrats on the mission trip. That sounds wonderful!

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