Penny Arcade - Comic - Solitary Confinement, Part One

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edited October 2017 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Solitary Confinement, Part One

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • poipoigirlpoipoigirl Registered User regular
    I bet Tycho is jealous. He most likely got a more annoying seat mate.

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  • bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    more likeley he's jealous about these bitching hallucinations gabe has

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  • BursarBursar Hee Noooo! Registered User regular
    Tycho might be jealous for other reasons.

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    The funniest part of that one remains the 23-hour time frame.

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    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    The throw-away line at the end is my favorite part.

    "It seems like you're mostly snakes."

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited October 2017
    For some reason the strip Bursar posted always made me think of Tiresias. He's a mythical Ancient Greek prophet of Apollo who shows up in the Odyssey, as well as Oedipus Rex, & Antigone.
    Wikipedia wrote:
    On Mount Cyllene in the Peloponnese,[4] as Tiresias came upon a pair of copulating snakes, he hit the pair with his stick. Hera was displeased, and she punished Tiresias by transforming him into a woman. As a woman, Tiresias became a priestess of Hera, married and had children... According to some versions of the tale, Lady Tiresias was a prostitute of great renown.

    Years later, Tiresias found another pair of mating snakes, trampled on them, and was turned back into a man. Also of note:
    Wikipedia wrote:
    In a separate episode,[11] Tiresias was drawn into an argument between Hera and her husband Zeus, on the theme of who has more pleasure in sex: the man, as Hera claimed; or, as Zeus claimed, the woman, as Tiresias had experienced both. Tiresias replied, "Of ten parts a man enjoys one only."[12] Hera instantly struck him blind for his impiety. Zeus could do nothing to stop her or reverse her curse, but in recompense he did give Tiresias the gift of foresight[13] and a lifespan of seven lives.

    The snakes, the "fucked, and was fucked by" specification, the wistfulness for a period during which he was ostensibly under a curse... It's vague, but that was enough for my mind to make that connection.

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  • SadgasmSadgasm Deluded doodler A cold placeRegistered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    For some reason the strip Bursar posted always made me think of Tiresias. He's a mythical Ancient Greek prophet of Apollo who shows up in the Odyssey, as well as Oedipus Rex, & Antigone.
    Wikipedia wrote:
    On Mount Cyllene in the Peloponnese,[4] as Tiresias came upon a pair of copulating snakes, he hit the pair with his stick. Hera was displeased, and she punished Tiresias by transforming him into a woman. As a woman, Tiresias became a priestess of Hera, married and had children... According to some versions of the tale, Lady Tiresias was a prostitute of great renown.

    Years later, Tiresias found another pair of mating snakes, trampled on them, and was turned back into a man. Also of note:
    Wikipedia wrote:
    In a separate episode,[11] Tiresias was drawn into an argument between Hera and her husband Zeus, on the theme of who has more pleasure in sex: the man, as Hera claimed; or, as Zeus claimed, the woman, as Tiresias had experienced both. Tiresias replied, "Of ten parts a man enjoys one only."[12] Hera instantly struck him blind for his impiety. Zeus could do nothing to stop her or reverse her curse, but in recompense he did give Tiresias the gift of foresight[13] and a lifespan of seven lives.

    The snakes, the "fucked, and was fucked by" specification, the wistfulness for a period during which he was ostensibly under a curse... It's vague, but that was enough for my mind to make that connection.

    You'd think he would have learned to stop killing snakes like a dick after the first time.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited October 2017
    Sadgasm wrote: »
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    For some reason the strip Bursar posted always made me think of Tiresias. He's a mythical Ancient Greek prophet of Apollo who shows up in the Odyssey, as well as Oedipus Rex, & Antigone.
    Wikipedia wrote:
    On Mount Cyllene in the Peloponnese,[4] as Tiresias came upon a pair of copulating snakes, he hit the pair with his stick. Hera was displeased, and she punished Tiresias by transforming him into a woman. As a woman, Tiresias became a priestess of Hera, married and had children... According to some versions of the tale, Lady Tiresias was a prostitute of great renown.

    Years later, Tiresias found another pair of mating snakes, trampled on them, and was turned back into a man. Also of note:
    Wikipedia wrote:
    In a separate episode,[11] Tiresias was drawn into an argument between Hera and her husband Zeus, on the theme of who has more pleasure in sex: the man, as Hera claimed; or, as Zeus claimed, the woman, as Tiresias had experienced both. Tiresias replied, "Of ten parts a man enjoys one only."[12] Hera instantly struck him blind for his impiety. Zeus could do nothing to stop her or reverse her curse, but in recompense he did give Tiresias the gift of foresight[13] and a lifespan of seven lives.

    The snakes, the "fucked, and was fucked by" specification, the wistfulness for a period during which he was ostensibly under a curse... It's vague, but that was enough for my mind to make that connection.

    You'd think he would have learned to stop killing snakes like a dick after the first time.

    I mean, dude was apparently enjoying herself after the first change, so why not keep a lower profile?

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    The throw-away line at the end is my favorite part.

    "It seems like you're mostly snakes."
    Sometimes it's snakes. Sometimes it's ant lions. And sometimes it's a hydra comprised of an unending number of your parents' disapproving heads.

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  • doomybeardoomybear Hi People Registered User regular
    well gabe youre mostly human but nobody seems to think it necessary to say it

    what a happy day it is
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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    "I happen to be mostly melting dogs myself."

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  • Einaudi-EnthusiastEinaudi-Enthusiast Registered User regular
    Ambien's a hell of a drug...for some.

  • JackBeenJackBeen Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    Honestly, this is why I never ever take a pill when I'm flying.

    I'm not big on any substance that screws too much with my perception and such. One of the reasons why I don't drink.

    I'm afraid that if I took anything strong enough to knock me out, I'd wake up shackled in some jail cell and find myself on the no-fly list because I was sleep walking / saying crazy-s**t / getting naked / etc. during an international flight.

    I just plan my travels accordingly. If I have something important on a Monday at my destination, I try to arrive Saturday or early Sunday so I have time to rest from a potentially sleepless flight.

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