Comic 455 - Floating In A Most Peculiar Way
16th Sep 2019, 12:00 AM in Cryptids in Space!
Floating In A Most Peculiar Way
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
I think now I can freely point out the little Easter egg that is this guy's last name:
"Rothemd" means "redshirt" in German...
User comments:
trad118 edit delete reply
trad118
oh jesus that has to be traumatising
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Yes, this (and some of the events still to come) will indeed not let Babette completely unaffected.
But we'll get to that by the end of the chapter...
Jay042 edit delete reply
Jay042
Should have known his fate from the suit color.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
And the moral of the story: If you are named Rothemd, Redshirt, Camisaroja, Chemiserouge, or something in that vein... going into space is a very bad idea!!
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
Now I have to know — what’d you do with his name in the German version?
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
There he is simply named Rothemd too.
So yeah, this was considerably easier to spot for the German readers. (Of which I have much less than those who read the English version, though.)

On second thought, I should have done this with his name being in a third language... For example, see my answer to Jay042's comment above, for a Spanish and a French version I just came up with. Those are nice names too!
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
I see. :p
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
How did I miss this update?!?!?

And... damn, that's gonna be a tough one to walk off.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Well, suffocating/hypothermia/decompression in the vacuum of space is quite certainly a rather quick way to d- oh, you mean the effect on Babette's psyche...