Howie: So i guess this is all real, then.
Skunk-ape: You sound disappointed
Howie: Oh, i’m still glad to be here. it’s just… the idea that my brain was dealing with it somehow was comforting.
Skunk-ape: Death’s a funny thing. it’s hard to know what you feel.
Howie: Death?! i never said my parents were dead. my parents were taken by aliens.
Skunk-ape: but there’s no such– er… i mean… you wanna see a yo-yo trick i’m working on? it’s called ‘Don’t hit yourself in the face’. i haven’t quite mastered it yet, though.