Written by J.R. Bender
Page 1: (6 Panels)
Panel 1: The panel is actually completely black.
CAPTION: Is all that we see or seem, but a dream within a dream? – Edgar Allen Poe
CAPTION: Did you ever have that feeling in the pit of your stomach, that something was not exactly right, but you couldn’t figure out what it was?
Phineus: (V.O.) Dodge…don’t block!
Panel 2: The panel is composed of Phin’s mouth locked in a screaming motion.
CAPTION: It’s almost like you were screaming, but no sound could come out.
Panel 3: Medium shot from a side shot/ three quarters panel shot of Phin holding his side in pain. The background is kind of obscured and very “German Expressionistic” like, as we are still unsure of the surroundings.
CAPTION: Then you wake up from the nightmare, the bad dreams, and realize that it is all over…
Panel 4: Close-up of Phin’s face as he looks wide eyed and perplexed…he feels no pain at all.
Phineus: (in thought) Wha?! I should be in pain…I think. But I feel fine. But I feel as though I should be remembering something. It’s like I am misplacing something in my mind.
Panel 5: Wide shot of the surroundings, as we finally see that Phin is in a bed that is wired all over the place, and the bed is actually vertical. It is hovering about some sort of gravity well device that is oval shaped on the floor, and the wires are strewn about the room very randomly. There is a liquid in pools on the floor, and there is an atmosphere of ominous dread abound. Phin seems to be looking about his surroundings.
CAPTION: …or is it?
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