What do you dream about?
July 2, 2015 5:12 AM   Subscribe

Night Physics is a webcomic (currently updating bi-monthly) on tumblr that is sometimes about anthropomorphic animals in a "tough-but-doomed little mountain town somewhere in the American Midwest" being asked what they dream about, and sometimes about some friends living in that town "as they try to navigate relationships, sexual ethics, suburban legends, ancient myths, haunted houses, and psychedelic wastelands--often all at the same time." The story begins when two friends consume exactly too much of a new drug and have revelatory visions about their lives - and afterward, one can't seem to stop having them.
posted by BiggerJ (14 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Crap, I meant bi-weekly - once every two weeks and thus twice a month, not once every two months.

Edit: Huh, looked it up and apparently it's interchangeable.
posted by BiggerJ at 5:18 AM on July 2, 2015


In the UK, we solve that problem by 'fortnightly', as a fortnight (fourteen nights) is a two-week period. Damned useful concept, no idea why the US doesn't like it.
posted by Devonian at 5:27 AM on July 2, 2015 [4 favorites]


Blooody Nora, that's great! Thanks for posting! Also it's a fine example of some of the really top-end stuff that's coming out of the 'furry'/anthro art culture nowadays, that usually doesn't spread much into mainstream awareness - a lot of skill has accumulated there, and not just skill but I guess you could say "artistic maturity" and a broader, less laser-focussed take on the subject.
posted by Drexen at 5:42 AM on July 2, 2015


There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love hearing other people's dreams, those who think others' dreams are boring, and those who feel that welcoming the world of dreams into the warp and weft of our daily lives undermines consensual reality--in a good way.
posted by kozad at 6:41 AM on July 2, 2015 [3 favorites]


kozad, if you're into horror movies, you might dig Mr. Jones.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:49 AM on July 2, 2015


kozad: But that's three kinds of ...oh right.

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posted by leotrotsky at 6:56 AM on July 2, 2015


I ran into this a little while ago in Tumblr- friend of a friend of game critic Aevee Bee, I think? It's great stuff; reminds me of Jen Lee's Vacancy or the upcoming game Night in the Woods.
posted by Merzbau at 7:29 AM on July 2, 2015


"tough-but-doomed little mountain town somewhere in the American Midwest"

The majestic, snowy peaks of Indiana? The tall, foreboding summits of Iowa?

I wish I could recall my dreams. Based on anything I remember, I'm hard-pressed to say whether I actually dream or not. Or maybe it's just that nothing ever happens? I'm always so envious of people who describe their amazing, hallucinatory dreams.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:31 AM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


That was my thought too, Thorzdad. A good test for if your state is Midwestern is if it has any mountains. If it does, I have bad news.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:58 AM on July 2, 2015


(P.S. the Appalachians haven't totally sunk into the earth yet.)

This is a pretty interesting comic, thanks for sharing it.
posted by automatic cabinet at 8:13 AM on July 2, 2015


Also it's a fine example of some of the really top-end stuff that's coming out of the 'furry'/anthro art culture nowadays

What is there that I'm missing to suggest that this is a Furry thing any more than Bugs Bunny or Duck Tales is?
posted by cmoj at 10:28 AM on July 2, 2015


Also I wish my beard worked like that beaver's.
posted by cmoj at 10:32 AM on July 2, 2015


What is there that I'm missing to suggest that this is a Furry thing any more than Bugs Bunny or Duck Tales is?

The artist is connected to the fandom on Twitter, Tumblr and Patreon, and the style and approach is very characteristic of modern art-school-or-equivalent-trained 'furry'* artists (I'm in the fandom myself). I don't recognise this specific artist as someone on e.g. Furaffinity -- they seem more into Tumblr -- and I don't know if they'd identify with that word specifically, but I'd be very surprised if they saw themselves as not being part of the fandom.

(And/or to a degree, I'd argue that this kind of work in the context of the fandom existing in its modern-day form makes it de facto 'furry'* in a way that WB etc cartoons weren't, but that's kind of getting into semantics...)

* Not particularly fond of that term, and I tend to associate it with the older, arguably narrower and more stereotypical-IT-geek oriented past of the fandom, but whatevs
posted by Drexen at 12:48 PM on July 2, 2015


*once every two weeks and thus twice a month, not twice a week
posted by BiggerJ at 8:42 PM on July 11, 2015


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