The awareness that I am working on episode 7 of this series, with 6 completed episodes in the archives, feels very, very surreal itself.
Anyway, this episode is going to be much less wordy than the previous one, even though this first page doesn't look like it. I just wanted to remind everyone what this is all about, and combined some aspects of awareness/consciousness... this also ties into Jack's backstory, which will unfold over the course of the next few episodes, which actually began with the info on the previous episode's last page that the two persons Jack met were "reflections".
Concerning the philosophical background of this page (yes, there is one!), it pretty much draws on the distinction between knowledge that is determined internally and externally-determined knowledge, the former being something like "being aware of the quality of sensory experience" (in this case, feeling the difference in temperature), the latter being something like "knowing that something is such-and-such" (in this case, knowing that Jack's father is (not) there). What's the difference? Well, the latter is objective, meaning you can believe something wrongly. If you can be wrong about feeling something is much more controversial.
wow, lots of description :o That kind of blew my mind a little, between believing something wrongly as opposed to feeling something, you're just darn awesome! Keep it up I can't believe you are 7 chapters in!! Congrats :D
Tara: Why thank you - can't quite believe it myself :D
Touching the chocolate -> feeling the difference in temperature (no one can tell you different about the quality of your feeling)
as opposed to
Knowing his Dad's there (he could be wrong about that)
Of course it also tells us something about Jack, like: he likes chocolate. That *is* a psychological aspect too, if a trivial one :3
Hope that answers your question!
Sorry... now I'm wondering what you expected ^^