82: Frame

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Frame
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[edit] Explanation

Cueball is standing in the middle of a square, which starts warping and slowly wrapping around him, then pulling him apart.

Comics often use artefacts on the frame to add mood to the comic. This comic then makes those artefacts a major feature of the comic, like a Checkhov's Gun ("If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off.")

The title text implies that Randall wasn't being very serious about this comic, or perhaps that it was an idea to creatively use parts of the comic nobody thought about. Alternatively, it could mean that Randall found the comic so bizarre, even he couldn't comment on it.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball stands alone in the centre of the panel. Tendrils from the frame develop and grow in panels 1 and 2, wind round him in panel 3, and finally retreat back to the frame, tearing Cueball apart in panel 4.]

[edit] Trivia

This is one of two comics featured with Blue Eyes: The Hardest Logic Puzzle in the World, the other being 37: Hyphen.


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Discussion

Might be far-fetched, but this one reminded me of meiosis [1]. - XHalt (talk) 08:59, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

It's more the opposite.--Dgbrt (talk) 21:35, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

It reminds me of smoking DMT.

This reminds me of the "Cube" movie series. 208.124.118.63 21:31, 7 October 2013 (UTC)BK

Or Hellraiser (cue the Cenobites)Squirreltape (talk) 18:52, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Hellraiser makes more sense. 173.245.55.67 22:04, 14 April 2014 (UTC)BK


Regarding the incomplete tag: Is there really anything to explain? Anonymous 21:13, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

There had to be one. It's probably just not known yet. ———Pacerier (talk) 18:06, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
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