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Comics - Page 484 - Space Truckin' - October 2nd, 2012, 4:21 am

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I'm surprised no food company has used "Screw this, CHEESE!" as a slogan.
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Blitzkrieg1701, October 2nd, 2012, 4:26 am

*yawn* Another late night/early morning update, sorry to anybody who was kept waiting. I'll refrain from offering many comments about this page here, if only 'cos I'm having trouble forming words at the moment.

Speaking of having trouble, might I direct everyone's attention to The Forum for a bit? I could use a little help brainstorming on something. Pretty please?

And, once again, a new page of The Killer Station of Deadly Doom! I rather like this one, if I do say so myself.

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Seros Senric (Guest), October 2nd, 2012, 4:54 am

Fake cheese saves the world yet again.
Also, like the massive syringe labelled SCIENCE.

Usually, I'd probably type out the small text that is in the tree data structure there, but I'm a bit busy at the moment.
Although, I've always wondered why so many groups such as that have Glowing Green Sludge as a product they produce. And not as a by product, actually deliberately producing it.

Incentive: I probably shouldn't, but I laughed at Ichabod's reaction in the last 3 panels. Also the fact that he seems to be acting as if it's going to be easy.

Stick (Guest), October 2nd, 2012, 6:05 am

Where's Ichabod and his comment of how conveniently everything seems to fall into place in an instinctive manner that supposedly was never wrong.

<Nitpicker 9001> "And since when did instinct equal to understanding our language?"

Blitzkrieg1701, October 2nd, 2012, 7:20 pm

@Stick: Oh, Ichabod's got some observations to make, just as soon as Layla lets him get a word in edgewise :D

Also, they're supposed to be SMELLING the cheese (though I forgot to put a "sniff sniff" in there), the writing on the truck is entirely for OUR benefit.

@Seros Senric: My original idea was for the syringe to actually say "cheese" or something on it, and for there to be a massive pile of other potential things for the buffalo to be hungry for (like "fish" or "trees" or "guys named Edward"). But when I started working on the rough draft, it dawned on me that there was no way I'd be able to fit all that into one picture and have it legible. Then I just decided to have them be injected with SCIENCE and had a nice laugh at how much better that actually was. :)

Seros Senric (Guest), October 3rd, 2012, 1:47 am

A bonus with having syringes labelled SCIENCE is that you don't need a different label for whatever you are injecting with it. As long as it is SCIENCE.

Also, I feel I must mention the "Black Hole Development" under "Space Exploitation". I seem to recall a black hole mentioned earlier?

Blitzkrieg1701, October 3rd, 2012, 11:38 pm

Gee, that DOES sound like something Layla might have mentioned! I wonder if that might possibly turn up in the very next page? :)

Antonio (Guest), October 3rd, 2012, 11:55 pm

Because no one else did, I hope it's not out of line if I post the flowchart here:

Shady Corporation Flow Chart
-Being Rich
--Real Estate
---"Unfortunate Accident" Insurance
---Property Rental
----Unsafe Housing
-----Crack Dens
-----Student Housing
----Corpse Storage
----Parking Lots
--Straight-Up Robbing People
---Space Exploitation
----Black Hole Development
-----Waste Disposal
----Asteroid Farming
---Factory Operation
----Spring Making
----Toxic Waste Production
-----Glowing Green Sludge
-----Snack Foods

Bonus! The space truck's small print says ""I can't believe it's not toxic!""
(Doublequoted because it's quoted originally, presumably meaning they are not claiming it is true, but merely that somebody said it at some point).

Blitzkrieg1701, October 4th, 2012, 1:13 am

Wow, the way you laid it out (with the extra dashes and stuff) is a LOT easier to follow than the giant wad of text I pounded out while spell-checking everything. Why didn't I think of that?

Seros Senric (Guest), October 4th, 2012, 6:15 am

You managed to see that that word was "toxic"?
That was like the only word in the entire comic I've been unable to read. Now I know what it says I can see it though. Hopefully I'll be fine with all the words in the future.

And posting the tiny text isn't out of line in my opinion, usually I would but I've had a very busy week.

Blitzkrieg1701, October 4th, 2012, 2:33 pm

I enjoy any indication that the people reading this comic are really paying attention to the details (heck, any indication that there's even people reading at all is awesome!)

Antonio (Guest), October 4th, 2012, 10:33 pm

Presumably because it WOULDN'T have been as handy? It'd help you visualize things, sure, but when it was time to lay out the text, you'd have to break it down to make the actual flowchart.
I don't know which program(s) you use to make your comics, but depending on your particular choice it may interpret one, all, or none of the dashes as part of each word, potentially forcing you to actually delete them or selecting by hand, as opposed to double clicking.
Also, it's not even that handy. I almost wrote them as actual html lists as I was typing, but I didn't think that the site would parse them.

Also, nonsense, your comic is ridiculously wonderful and you know it. I admit it does not look like much at first, but to paraphrase some review of something else, it is far better than it has any right to be.

Also, @Seros Senric:
It's not THAT small, is it? I didn't think much of it at the time, but now that you mention it, it looks more like "tonic". But it pretty much HAS to be "toxic", methinks.

Blitzkrieg1701, October 4th, 2012, 11:23 pm

Oh yeah, it's "toxic", you got it right.

Regarding the text, I just write it all out in Word and then paste it into the image file, nothing fancy. It's just that, in this case, I kept having to stop and double check where I was and that I was pasting the right words into the right spot. I loose my place easily without markers to remind me where I am.

dylgramac, December 9th, 2016, 3:35 pm

I also couldn't read "toxic", and thought it said truck. Somehow, this became a large backstory in my head. It started with the introduction of floating semis, but certain groups refused to accept them as 'trucks' citing small differences in various places, controls for instance. This eventually led to the development of the "I can't believe it's not truck" where the entire front part is indistinguishable from traditional semis inside and out, besides the lack of wheels. This neatly explains both the logo and why a hovering vehicle has a shape designed for the ground. Then I read the comments and realized I was totally wrong, but felt the need to share anyway.

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