Comic 402 - Full speed ahead!
7th Mar 2019, 12:00 AM in Raiders of the Lost Apple
Full speed ahead!
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
If you remember the map, the central temple is supposed to be on the island in the middle.

Also, it seems ToyCo employees like dance metaphors.
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Jean_Q_Citizen edit delete reply
Jean_Q_Citizen
The Apple of Discord? I remember that comic. Apple of Discord
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
I was honestly not aware of said webcomic. It's instead supposed to be a more direct reference to the Apple of Discord from Greek mythology.

(BTW, did you catch the little Doctor Who reference a few pages earlier, in panel 2? ;-) )
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
And let's not forget the once very popular Illuminatus novels by Shea/Wilson.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Yes, they were already mentioned in the comment section some pages earlier.

To quote myself from back then:
"I have read the Illuminatus! trilogy too (and thus am also aware of Discordianism et cetera).
But that was long ago, so I think the interpretation of the apple that I will present in this chapter may derive rather more from the Greek myth itself.
"
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
@ Stilldown: No,no... Direct references to that work are more likely to be found in my pages (sorry for the hijack, Micro).

@ Micro: That artifact there is nothing but trouble... And I think I owe you a few back comments.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
- Welcome back to my comment section, Prof!

- Yes, that artifact won't be... completely unproblematic. ;-)

- Regrading direct Illuminatus! references: I think I have even seen the Apple itself in your work somewhere. Perhaps together with a "30 Days" character, but I am not sure...

- Regarding hijacks: Don't worry, I don't mind. :-)
(In fact, I myself was this close to link to this page in my "shopping spree" comment back here...)
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
Feel free to link at will. :)

I don't exactly remember putting the apple in, but it is something I would do. Probably on a whim, because it amused me, or as a last minute stealth reference.

That being said, though we have yet to show it, there is a bar in the Elysium neighborhood of Autumn Bay literally called The Golden Apple.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Just went through all your "30 Days" characters one by one.
Couldn't find any apple.
I could have sworn it was somewhere there.
That's vexing!
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
I appreciate 1970ies purple plastic matchbox windows in that boat.
windscreen
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Haha!

The boat is supposed to be the same as the one in this fan art, so you have to thank lirvilas for the unique windshield color.

That being said though, I think that colorfully tainted glass (or other transparent material) can be a really cool looking design element.
My guess though is that it isn't used very often for real vehicles due to practical reasons: After all, it is important to identify the colors of the traffic lights correctly when looking through the windshield of a car...
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
In germany, you wouldn't stand any chance with even a slightly tinted windscreen anyway, even original classic colorglass can be tricky if someone didn't write it down properly in the Fahrzeugbrief.
Old joke: An englishman and a german bet who'll be the first to finish a house. After a year, the englishman says: "Another year, and my house is finished."
The german says: "Another year, and I'll have the papers to start building."
(The joke will not work with building a car, because the german will never get the papers to start, no matter how old he gets.)
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Yeah OK, the difference in national regulations regarding how fancy cars are allowed to be are a factor that I didn't take into account.
(But I already suspected that the German regulations may be on the more strict side in comparison to other countries, with the TÜV and all. For example, I have never seen something like a Wienermobile on our streets!)
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
Several of the Wiener mobile have been caught in accidents in the last decades, so that the old pun of "banger racing" suits them well. Speaking of the german TÜV, I am well aware of trouble and harrassment with it even before I was of legal age to drive. My last encounter was kind of a bad joke again. (I had to replace a seallamp because the inspector said "it wasn't adjustable", after I installed a new one, he wasn't able to adjust is as well, as he did it wrong in the first place. "Now you have one new seallamp, I think you should replace the other one as well, because the other one is new and the old one looks really old now, etc.")
And another one from own experience:
"What, you want to drive a british car import? No way, until you replaced the british lamps against german ones! Plus, etc."
Years later: "You want a H-registration for a classic british car? No way with german lamps instead of original british! Fake!"
(I could add endles more.)
Taily edit delete reply
Taily
I have NO idea how to pronounce Greek letters so I'm imagining Kanny being like "The Apple of Discord! It has GKHFGDHJGFDJKLSKGKFHJMMMMMBBBBBB written on it!"

"... I'm so relieved to hear that!"
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
"The Apple of Discord! It has [creepy sounds coming out of her mouth] written on it!" :-D

More seriously, what I tried to convey is, that as linguistic expert, Kanny always tries to pronounce words in Greek and other foreign languages as correctly as possible.