Title text: What if someone broke out of a hypothetical situation in your room right now?
| This explanation may be incomplete or incorrect: Although it has already been marked as complete earlier today I have marked it incomplete again - As is now clear in the title text explanation, there seems to be two ways of understanding the title text...? Maybe it is due to my lack of English skills, but I think the last (my) version is the one intended. If I'm in a hypothetical situation created by my self - I would not also be in my room - whereas another one trapped in my situation might be able to escape!|
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The comic is, in short, a new take on the common TV trope in which characters in a thought bubble will sometimes look out of the bubble and talk directly to the person thinking it, another person nearby, or, occasionally, the viewer. In this comic, however, it features Cueball and Beret Guy in a conversation together, in which Beret Guy creates a hypothetical situation by imagining he had ice cream. This then, to Cueball's dismay, creates a hypothetical situation in which Beret Guy has ice cream, which he promptly begins to eat. Cueball then creates a hypothetical situation in which his hypothetical self has a knife to 'cut' out of the thought. He then gives this knife to Cueball, who supposedly will use it to cut out of his hypothetical situation.
The title text puts the comic into context, noting the unlikely possibility — and your most likely surprised reaction — if a person in a hypothetical situation you'd involuntarily created managed to break out of it and suddenly appear in your room. OR it could be understood the other way, that a person you have forced into your hypothetical situation breaks free from it, and disappears from you room. Also, it points out that the situation is in fact a hypothetical situation itself, creating some irony.
- Beret Guy: What if I had some ice cream? Wouldn't that be awesome?
- Cueball: No, stop--
- Beret Guy (thinking):
- Cueball: Great, you've trapped us in a a hypothetical situation!
- Beret Guy (holding ice cream): Mm, ice cream.
- Cueball: Maybe if I had a knife I could cut our way free...
- Cueball (thinking):
- Beret Guy: Mmm, ice cream!
- Cueball (reaching back into previous thought bubble): Here, take this one.