255: Subjectivity

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Subjectivity
Or maybe the slide is like Aslan, and gets taller as I do (except without the feeling of discomfort when I reach my teens and suddenly get the Christ stuff)
Title text: Or maybe the slide is like Aslan, and gets taller as I do (except without the feeling of discomfort when I reach my teens and suddenly get the Christ stuff)

[edit] Explanation

Parodies the experience of finding that things you saw as a child are much smaller than you'd perceived them to be: Cueball is convinced that this will be the case with his childhood slide, only to find that it is indeed quite large. (As a child it's roughly nine times his height, whilst as an adult it's only about triple.)

The title text references Aslan, a character from The Chronicles of Narnia. Aslan is often regarded as a Christ figure, but since Narnia is a children's series many readers don't realize this until long after they've read the books – another instance of how perspective changes with age, and of the comic's title, "subjectivity".

[edit] Transcript

[Tall slide, seen from the ground.]
When I was a kid, my school playground had a really tall slide that always made me nervous.
[Tall slide, seen from the side.]
We moved away, but the slide stuck in my memory, becoming a skyscraping monster.
[Car and a sign pointing to school zone.]
Years later, I was passing through my old town and remembered the playground.
I drove to the school to see the slide that my inner six-year-old thought was so towering.
[Huge slide, Cueball beside it.]
AND IT WAS HUGE!
I KNEW IT!


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Discussion

I did the same thing once when the park was still in existence. The slide was only 12-15' high. That was huge though compared to the "kiddy" slide which was only 6' or so.

Still it was a disappointment. I always remember that thing as being as tall as the trees nearby.

These days you can't even find a slide let alone a tall one. We've lost our adventurous spirit and it starts with the children. Jakee308 (talk) 20:15, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
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