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    Oh man, the colon tumor. Man, that was a callback.
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    "I wanna be offended by tha, but it explains so much."
    Awesome.

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    Is the gritty cybertech world with talking animals Laser-Snal? (Is that a reference to something?)

    Edit: Googling got a lot of laser hair removal websites...
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    So many great callbacks, bravo!

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    Callbacks are awesome. Wasn't the last time we saw the sapient snacks, in the gladiator barracks?
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    Default Re: OOTS #1140 - The Discussion Thread

    15 years and 1133 strips later we get the callback.

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    Is the gritty cybertech world with talking animals Laser-Snal? (Is that a reference to something?)

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    Default Re: OOTS #1140 - The Discussion Thread

    Also, this is lending strength to my "the mortals can actually do something permanent to the snarl" theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joran View Post
    Is the gritty cybertech world with talking animals Laser-Snal? (Is that a reference to something?)
    I think that's a Synnibarr reference.
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    I love the movie snacks callback.

    I love how the soda is using a pizza cutter as a weapon.

    I love the pun used.

    I love how it confirms the whole thing as canon, and places it as part of another planet.

    Awesome.

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    I think Rich implied this way back when he did the crayons and said thst gods were even weaker to the snarl then mortals.

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    Hahaha, that was hilarious. I love that the gods are apparently somehow putting easter eggs for themselves in their worlds, in light of Milk Dudes and the other sentient movie theatre snacks.
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    Love the callbacks, and the confirmation that they actually can fix it this time.

    Also, first page, yay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Oh man, the colon tumor. Man, that was a callback.
    Yeah, i'm impressed at how Rich keeps breaking his own record for longest callback. Maybe Redcloak will die in the last comic only to be replaced by the bouncing goblin from Comic #1.

    Anyway, come on Thor! Just tell us already!!!
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    "I can count them. I remember everyone who's ever worshipped me."

    He may not have been frowning, but I still felt like Thor needed a hug.

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    "Cyberpunk talking animal" world just vindicated my Pony Shadowrun setting.
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    [Singing] Let's all go to the lobby, let's all go to the lobby, let's all go to the lobby, and kill ourselves some snacks! [/Singing]

    The callbacks are fantastic, but the thread of hope Thor dangles caught my attention. Now comes the meat of this comic nut!

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    I love Thor's snark at the end there. Good stuff.

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    So THAT's why they're all stick figures~

    I wonder if Laser Snail was an actual PC in one of Rich's own home games...

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    Anyone into The Elder Scrolls? Kind of reminds me of kalpas.
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    Once in an eternity opportunity? That's going to need some explanation. It would also suggest direct action by Thor himself would be needed but I suspect that would create a war between the gods and make everything worse.
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    Thanks, Giant, this one pleased on a lot of levels. In order of what got me going "nice!" ...

    1. Obviously, we were scraping the bottom of the idea barrel when we came up with "self-aware stick figure fantasy parody." (Durkon's response made me grin)

    2. I remember everyone who's ever worshipped me.
    Which put the oomph in the lead up

    3. I'm a little jealous of your mortal limitations.

    4. I wanted you to fully appreciate the scale of the problem, and the once in an eternity opportunity that your specific world has given us a chance to change things - maybe forever.

    Yes! Badly considered fan theories from the #1139 comment thread, your memorial is right over there ... waaaaaaaay behind Durkon's head in the last panel.

    5. And you "almost" didn't bring that up. (Giggled, I did) Awesome callback is awesome.
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    I’m guessing this means the Gods are not ‘really’ stick figures, and shape change based on the theme of each world.

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    Honestly, it does explain alot about the lackadaisical attitude of the gods towards the world, it's literally one-in-a-billion. Yet Gods like Thor still "remember" every mortal they have lost. Maybe that differentiates the good gods and the bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teioh View Post
    I’m guessing this means the Gods are not ‘really’ stick figures, and shape change based on the theme of each world.
    Well now I'm trying to figure out how Thor looks to a sapient slice of pizza.

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    OK. This explains SO much. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Also, this is lending strength to my "the mortals can actually do something permanent to the snarl" theory.
    I'm thinking more and more that they may figure out a Gordon Knot-style solution. It's threads of reality, after all. All they need to do it figure out a way to break reality. Which V constantly spoke about arcane magic doing. And such he would now be hesitant to unleash all-out like it may require.
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    Wow, talk about some really old callbacks. On a whim, I was just looking at the early strips, so this is like it just happened.

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