Jamie Jupiter

The girl who is out of this world...literally!

JJ Season1 Ep9 Page 11

17th Sep 2013, 8:00 PM in Jamie Jupiter Season One
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JJ Season1 Ep9 Page 11
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KarToon12 17th Sep 2013, 8:00 PM edit delete
Up until this point, I realized I didn't really cover the topic of possible PTSD with these two, at least not this directly. So when the haunted house idea came up, I thought it was a perfect place to do it.

Clara and Tyler have really been put through the ringer for the past eight episodes, and haven't had any sort of training like JJ has. A few nightmares were bound to catch up to them at some point. I've made it a personal note of mine to try to cover this issue more in the next few episodes, but for now, this is the first real instance of them both having an "episode".

Don't worry; the whole comic isn't going to turn into an angst-fest. It's just a problem that they're bound to have time and again.


Draginbeard 17th Sep 2013, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
This was a really good idea, and using the haunted house was an excellent vessel for it.
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Thanks; I tried to cover this issue earlier, but couldn't find a way to segway into it smoothly until this senario came up.
LooeyQ 17th Sep 2013, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
Poor kids! This is probably more realistic than what most cartoons do after a big stressful horror adventure!
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
It makes me wonder if the Scooby Doo gang deals with this. Teen Titans had a few episodes that talked about it.
LooeyQ 19th Sep 2013, 3:53 AM edit delete reply
Shaggy had it all the time, he would get all stressed out and go crazy, then he would just eat until he could forget the pain. Then the gang would be like "Oh Shaggy, take a chill pill!" And Scooby would be like "Ree hee hee hee hee!"
Nightsky 17th Sep 2013, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
I'm kind of surprised this hadn't happened yet. Thinking about it, they probably would have had a couple nightmares for the first couple of nights immediately after the first two episodes, though they'd been so busy I imagine they didn't have too much time for it during the day. Poor kids. :c
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
I'm pretty sure they DID have nightmares right away. (In Ep. 2, the morning after their visit to JJ's ship, you can see the dark circles under their eyes from getting no sleep.)

The tricky part was finding a smooth seqway into it. I had various nightmare sequences planned in earlier episodes, but they didn't have any revelance to the rest of the plot of those stories, so I left them out.

So yes, they most likely HAVE had nightmares already; they just haven't talked about them yet.
ZeroGee 17th Sep 2013, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
Ineresting imagerey in the first three panels.
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Oddly enough, it was all simple cut, paste, and recolor. XD
MsGameCraze 17th Sep 2013, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
well, maybe JJ should try to give them some training so they won't have to fear these fudgers anymore. Then again, I would piss my pants too if all of this happened.
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
For JJ, she's relatively okay, since she's been trained to fight and defend, and has lived under the constant knowledge and interaction with other alien races and worlds.

But Clara and Tyler (as far as we know, anyway), are the only Earth humans who know about aliens. They've never been to other planets, and the only alien interaction they've had so far (not counting JJ) are monsters and things that turn their friends and co-workers evil.

Suffice it to say, there might not BE any real way of helping them totally cope. :(
Centcomm 17th Sep 2013, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
okay, very nice job- I whole heartly approve of this segment, living with danger is one thing esp if you have done it as jamie has. however IF im correct Tyler and Clara are honestly just kids. and yeah they might be ok on the surface.. but im sure they will be psych bait for many years to come. and a full blown "Attack" like this is a classic "panic/flashback" symptom of PTSD ( just remember people deal with it diffrently im sure they will have diffrent "reactions" as time passes.
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
Clara is 17; Tyler is 16, so yep; they're still kids. Jamie's the equivalent of a girl/woman in her early 20's (I'd say around 22-24).

I'm sure the more things they experience, and the more "normal" it gets for them, the easier it'll be to deal with. That's not a total guarentee though...^^;;;
mjkj 18th Sep 2013, 12:21 AM edit delete reply
Wow, Jamie really is quick on the uptake... :)

...to get their problem with a quick glance like that.

Yeah, they were bound to PTSD after all they went through and that haunted house is a perfect trigger - though I think a certain comic (points at previous poster) might have helped with the idea ;) (there is nothing wrong with that!)
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Most likely, Jamie's seen fellow officers go through the exact same thing, so she's able to recognize a panic attack straight away.
Nixaju Sza 18th Sep 2013, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
Great flashbacks in the first three panels and great colors Casey.I have more of, the story if you want to read it
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! :D
RG2Cents 18th Sep 2013, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
Well done, Casey. Very insightful. ;)
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Thanks; it was about time this problem started to get addressed.
CelticGirl7 18th Sep 2013, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
Yup, PTSD. The less fabulous life of secretly saving the world while still in high school. I actually love this concept, since it hardly is shown in fictional works like these. Usually the main issue is the teens trying to get enough sleep and finish all of their homework. This sounds more realistic! :D
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
Yep; this is one problem you'll most likely never see the Scooby Doo gang talking about. XD Although, the issue WAS covered in several episodes of Teen Titans. :)
DarkNeon 18th Sep 2013, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
is it scary to note i read this in your voice....and i DO mean READ it IN your voice. i spoke and sounded like you from your top 10 lists videos. ...spoooky.

huh? oh yeah PTSD whatever. (sorry. just i don't take them seriously after how UTTERLY quick Tony Stark handled his)
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
...really? XD
DarkNeon 18th Sep 2013, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
yeah. i'm not kidding! O.O
ge2org 18th Sep 2013, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
Third panel: spooky!!!!!

Poor them :(
KarToon12 18th Sep 2013, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
They're being attacked from all sides, and it's all in the mind. D:

Yep. :(
ranger_brianna_new 19th Sep 2013, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
I know it's been said before, but I really, REALLY like the detail about JJ having picked up on the PTSD so quickly--not only to have picked up on it, but to react to it quickly as well.
KarToon12 19th Sep 2013, 10:46 PM edit delete reply
It made sense to me that she'd know immediately what happened to them. No doubt she's experienced this before.
Darthdespario 18th Nov 2015, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
I like how realistically you're approaching this, rather than ignoring the issue or forgetting about it. They HAVE seen some crazy things, some horribly scary things. They aren't superheroes, they're just normal people.