391: Anti-Mindvirus

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I'm as surprised as you! I didn't think it was possible.
Title text: I'm as surprised as you! I didn't think it was possible.

[edit] Explanation

"The Game" is a virus-like mind game. The rules are as follows:

  1. Everybody in the world who knows about The Game is playing The Game. (Or: Everyone is playing The Game.)
  2. If you think of The Game, you lose The Game.
  3. If you lose The Game, you must make someone else lose The Game. (Often loudly announcing something like "I/You lost The Game", or "I lost".)

Once you stop thinking about The Game, you are back in, and can lose again. From the simple way the rules are set up, there seems to be no thing as winning The Game, except possibly by totally forgetting about its existence.

Whether reading this comic causes you to win or to lose The Game, that is the question.

[edit] Transcript

You Just WON The Game.
It's okay! You're free!
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