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Devin Beckett is taken to a psychiatric clinic, after being convicted of a brutal murder he swears he didn't commit. The new patient doesn't think he's unwell, but that won't stop anyone else from thinking so- what kind of truths will he uncover about himself and the other patients in his stay at the hospital?
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Devin Beckett is taken to a psychiatric clinic, after being convicted of a brutal murder he swears he didn't commit. The new patient doesn't think he's unwell, but that won't stop anyone else from thinking so- what kind of truths will he uncover about himself and the other patients in his stay at the hospital?

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Theorah
November 14th, 2017
@wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww: B'aw what a lovely thing to say, thank you! Archie is very happy to know he is making people feel happy u_u
Theorah
November 14th, 2017
@Anthony: Aw thank you! We apologise for the lack of updates! XD This is down to me really, I have too many comic projects going on at once! We'll try to start updating regularly again though <3 Thanks for reading! :D I hope you continue to enjoy the story!!
Theorah
November 14th, 2017
Jameson tries so hard to hide his true feelings, but they finally leak out a little bit...and Devin can't stop himself from getting a little worried!
FiaFreckles
November 14th, 2017
pssst... your angst is showing Jameson...
i just really needed to say that i really really really love archie a lot. like every time i think about him i am rejuvenated he is too good and this comic is good and i hope it keeps getting updated in the future. thanks
Anthony (Guest)
October 26th, 2017
I just read through the comic after seeing a link to it from an article at "The Art of Autism" with Archie's "Understanding the Spectrum" comic on it, and I have to say I really like this story.

I'm just a little sad to see that the updates to the story are so sparse when there is some really good potential with the story.

I don't want to appear pushy or try to rush the next pages, so I'll just say that I really like what I've seen so far and hope we all get to see what happens next in the story soon.
FiaFreckles
May 13th, 2017
Haha oh dear is one of Jameson's (many!) secrets about to be revealed?! What's got him all nervous so suddenly...
Theorah
April 27th, 2017
:o woah look at that...we're back! And quite enthusiastic to keep going btw XD So hopefully we'll start updating weekly again. Adult life is rly hard lol Its so hard to find the time to draw ;_;

Jameson is suddenly looking almost as stressed as Devin, what did Archie say to make him react like that?? :o
Theorah
February 27th, 2017
WOAH long time no see :o

Wow Smackjeeves has changed so much since I last came on here XD

Sorry for the lack of updates for ever n ever guys :< Our colourist/co-writer has been really drained and busy, its just tough adulting and doing a comic at the same time haha

Here's hoping we can get back into the swing of things though~ I'd better get to drawing the next page :P
Meemie7
February 26th, 2017
Like the time he managed to convince the hospital he was a doctor, all you really need is confidence.
sockdrawrs (Guest)
February 13th, 2017
rip comic
its been like 3 months since the last comic. what is this, homestuck?
Theorah
November 18th, 2016
LOL uh yeah, we're super duper sorry for taking so long to update!! D: We've both just been busy with many other things ;_; Thank you for still following us after such a long absence haha! XD
@AmiC OMG I haven't read your comic in ages!! I need to catch up, when I last read you were starting to weave in some interesting stuff amongst the general story :o
AmiC
November 18th, 2016
Woop! Update! Thank god. I was worried!
Archie's expressions are always so cute!!!
I (Guest)
November 18th, 2016
Woah...
I thought this would never update again! 0_o
@Theorah: Reading it again because reasons and something came to mind regarding how schools treat kids with autism. I had the opportunity to interact with a special education classroom my mom was a long-term substitute teacher for while the usual teacher was on maternity leave. This classroom was made up of six children, all with autism.

I worked with one girl in particular who was known for escaping the classroom in stressful circumstances. She made it as far as the front door of the school on multiple events. We were working together on a writing assignment where she had to write a description of the classroom set-up. Yet, every time she made a typo while writing, she would dive under the table and tell herself that she was a bad student. I encouraged her that she was not a bad student and that typos can be fixed. It took a while for her to get the assignment done because she had so little faith in herself.

Once it was finally done, she was allowed a break to play with some toy kittens she kept which made her quite happy. But, I felt a lot of empathy towards her because I do the same thing. A lot of us do. We all criticize ourselves when we feel we've done something wrong or when we think we can't live up to social norms. I can't count how many times I've thought to myself "Geez, I'm so stupid" after forgetting something or performing poorly on a test. For this girl, the anxiety of failure was so great that she would feel the need to physically escape from it.

Later on, I asked my mom how many of the kids had depression. She sighed as she told me "all of them". Well, my heart just broke right there. All of them. Every single child there had depression to deal with on top of autism and it made me think the two were connected. Oftentimes, the treatment of kids with autism can be harsh. Teachers get frustrated with their behavior and can often lash out at them. Their peers make fun of them or avoid them altogether. Is it any wonder why those six kids have depression, why the girl feared failure? It makes me angry knowing that this is going on, sometimes with teachers not even knowing that the child is struggling with depression. I do believe that schools should introduce an additional screening process for mood disorders among children in special education or at least have screenings more readily available for the children. Students in special education are required, by law, to have their vision and hearing tested every year. Why can't that routine be applied to mood disorder screening?
Welp. Looks like you boys gotta run XD
Charil
May 21st, 2016
pffffff Jameson that face. That is the quintessential "oh sugar-honey-iced-tea" face 8D
Theorah
May 20th, 2016
@Meemie7: XD Yes run!!! They are in deeep trouble :P
And yeah lol! OCD is an extremely illogical and contradictory thing, its more based on emotions then logic, you'll be totally fine with one thing and really anxious with the next, mostly based on personal experiences or how nervous you're feeling at the time (or so thats the case with me!)
Theorah
May 20th, 2016
Wowzers its been a while!! I'm real sorry about that, we've both just been real busy I guess >_< I dont feel like I've been online at all recently :<

Heheh even Jameson knows he's in trouble, looka that face :P
Lol I haven't posted in years, but just wanted to say thank you so much for making this, it has really helped my understanding of autism :) would be great if it would possible to share this? Will you post it somewhere else as well?