Talk:390: Nightmares

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Why would Megan be one of Cueball’s loved ones? Maybe she is just a girl in his dream, who only exists in there, therefore she would cease to exist (die), as soon as Cueball wakes up. That’s why she begs Cueball the way she does, IMHO. I just don’t get the feeling (there is nothing indicating it in the text), that she is/was a loved one in that dream. (not a native English-speaker, sorry if gibberish at times) 13:44, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

As stated on Megan’s page on the explain xkcd wiki she often appears as a couple with Cueball. So it would make sense to assume she was a loved one. However, your interpretation works just as well. If the dream has lasted long enough for him to become attached to her, she doesn’t have to be a loved one. 19:07, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

I did remove this from the explain:

'Cut me and I’ll bleed’ is possibly a reference to Shylock’s 'I am a Jew’ monologue in The Merchant of Venice, in which he argues that Jews ought to be treated equally to Christians.

I also could cite Martin Luther King and many more… This doesn’t explain this comic as well. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:04, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Martin Luther King was probably also quoting Shakespeare though162.158.122.96 17:40, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Considering how puzzlingly dim-witted people are IRL, one has to wonder if one is the avatar of a human in a game of bad sims. Can we "wake up" to escape? —Kazvorpal (talk) 16:12, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Why are we so certain it's Cueball's nightmare? Seems to be more nightmare-ish, if it's Megan who is dreaming, but thinks — within a dream — that she is a character in Cueball's dream.