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)
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 four times his height, whilst as an adult it's only about double.)
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".
- [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!