Comic 137 - Page Six
29th Jun 2012 in Book two: Chapter One
Page Six
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Koeb
Panel by panel commentary:
1. Ray is like a lazy cat. Useful in theory for certain things, but he has no craps to give.
2. So her choices are talking to an old broken amoral drunk or a ghost of a mentally ill zealot.
3. No, I can't see you. Someone blacked out the whole panel!
4. Mythology logic: You go to the other side, you sometimes bring things back. Like postcards!
5. Damn, it wasn't this dark when she was in the house before. What happened?
6. I make laziness look good. Or maybe it just looks plain lazy.
7. Someone light a candle already!
8. I love color, but chiaroscuro sure can be fun too.
9. You know, everyone loves that "Judge not lest ye be judged" thing from the bible. I don't blame them, it's a good idea regardless of your belief. However, I think it's time to make the lesser known quotes of the bible popular as well.
Ahem, coming straight to you from the book of Leviticus, it's verses 10 and 11:
"And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination"

In other words, it's an abomination to eat shrimp. You're going to hell for doing it. But don't worry, that's only if you believe everything literally from the English translation without considering that:
A) Leviticus was originally written in Hebrew and, unless I'm misinformed, abomination meant something closer to 'against tradition'. Words do change meaning over time, after all.
B) The Torah and Bible reflect the times they were written in. Shrimp and other crustaceans didn't preserve well, and probably made a lot of people sick. So this was a way to protect people from food poisoning.

Good thing I'm an agnostic heathen living in an era of proper sanitation and refrigeration, because it's shrimp night for me!

....I have a bad feeling I may have just pissed someone off...
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CyberSkull edit delete reply
CyberSkull
I love batter fried prawn!
Koeb edit delete reply
Koeb
Me too! And coconut shrimp and deep fried crab and calamari... Mmm.... forbidden seafood.
OnePlusOne (Guest) edit delete reply
Daisy. Be straight with me. Did you sell your soul for some roast beast?

Don't worry. Nothing can be as bad as selling your younger brother(?) for booze and prostitutes.
Koeb edit delete reply
Koeb
Daisy says she hasn't, as delicious and juicy as roast beast may be.

I'm sure there's plenty worse things than that out there, but it's pretty low.
dpat57 edit delete reply
dpat57
I like the white on black. Last 2 panels are cool, from thoughtful introspection to zero impatience in a heartbeat. :)
Koeb edit delete reply
Koeb
Thank you. I was trying something different and I'm glad it worked out.
Ryan C. edit delete reply
Ryan C.
Is there some sort of crustacean deity I can worship that will shower me in shrimp, lobster, and other delicious seafoods?
Koeb edit delete reply
Koeb
Hmm... I recommend one of the many humanoid sea gods, such as Poseidon, Lir, Atlua, Mazu... there's plenty of them.

As for crustacean form gods, that sounds like something out of the Lovecraft mythos and I take no responsibility for what horrors will unfold if you choose to go that route.
Ryan C. edit delete reply
Ryan C.
Mmm Cthulhu Calamari...

Elder God, battered and deep fried, come taste the madness!
Koeb edit delete reply
Koeb
Oh, Ryan C., you made my day.
Ryan C. edit delete reply
Ryan C.
You're welcome.