800: Beautiful Dream

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==Explanation==
 
==Explanation==
<p><i>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rules The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right] </i>is a self-help book by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, originally published in 1995. </p><p><i>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game:_Penetrating_the_Secret_Society_of_Pickup_Artists The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-up Artists] </i>is a non-fiction book written by investigative reporter Neil Strauss as a chronicle of his journey and encounters in the seduction community.
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''{{w|The Rules}}'' is a reference to the book that is pretty clear when you read the sub-title: "Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right". And naturally, ''{{w|The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists|The Game}}'' is also given away by the sub-title: "Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists". There is some social commentary there about how the men's book is about pickup artists and the women's book is about "finding Mr. Right." But, you'll find that out on your own because that has nothing to do with the comic.
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The title text takes the comic one step further as it is what [[Cueball]] responds (or would respond) to [[Megan]]. ''{{w|The Giving Tree}}'' is a children's book by {{w|Shel Silverstein}} about the relationship between a tree and a young boy who grows to be an old man. ''{{w|The Metamorphosis}}'' is a work of fiction by {{w|Franz Kafka}} in which a travelling salesman wakes up to find that he has been turned into a nondescript giant bug. Those two books have obviously no connection to each other, which is why the title text has the joke of the comic.
  
 
==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
 
:[A person with disheveled hair stretches their arms.  A sunburst indicating sleepiness is above their head.]
 
:[A person with disheveled hair stretches their arms.  A sunburst indicating sleepiness is above their head.]
:&lt;&lt;YAWN&gt;&gt;
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:<<YAWN>>
 
:Person: I just woke up [...]
 
:Person: I just woke up [...]
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:[The person continues speaking from off panel, to a second person who&#39;s sitting at a table with a laptop and cup.  They&#39;ve leaned their elbow on the chair, turning to face the first person.]
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:[The person continues speaking from off panel, to a second person who&#39;s sitting at a table with a laptop and cup.  They've leaned their elbow on the chair, turning to face the first person.]
:Person: From the most <i>beautiful </i>dream.
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:Person: From the most ''beautiful'' dream.
 
:Second person: Which was?
 
:Second person: Which was?
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:Person: All the girls who read and follow <i>The Rules </i>and all the guys who swear by the techniques in <i>The Game </i>paired off with each other and left the rest of us alone forever.
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:Person: All the girls who read and follow <i>The Rules </i>and all the guys who swear by the techniques in ''The Game'' paired off with each other and left the rest of us alone forever.
:Second person: <i>Mmmmmm... </i>
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:Second person: ''Mmmmmm...''
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Revision as of 18:57, 12 December 2012

Beautiful Dream
Lucky. In MY dream, all the people who grew up loving The Giving Tree paired up with all the students who had weird dreams after reading The Metamorphosis. That one was more confusing.
Title text: Lucky. In MY dream, all the people who grew up loving The Giving Tree paired up with all the students who had weird dreams after reading The Metamorphosis. That one was more confusing.

Explanation

The Rules is a reference to the book that is pretty clear when you read the sub-title: "Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right". And naturally, The Game is also given away by the sub-title: "Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists". There is some social commentary there about how the men's book is about pickup artists and the women's book is about "finding Mr. Right." But, you'll find that out on your own because that has nothing to do with the comic.

The title text takes the comic one step further as it is what Cueball responds (or would respond) to Megan. The Giving Tree is a children's book by Shel Silverstein about the relationship between a tree and a young boy who grows to be an old man. The Metamorphosis is a work of fiction by Franz Kafka in which a travelling salesman wakes up to find that he has been turned into a nondescript giant bug. Those two books have obviously no connection to each other, which is why the title text has the joke of the comic.

Transcript

[A person with disheveled hair stretches their arms. A sunburst indicating sleepiness is above their head.]
<<YAWN>>
Person: I just woke up [...]
[The person continues speaking from off panel, to a second person who's sitting at a table with a laptop and cup. They've leaned their elbow on the chair, turning to face the first person.]
Person: From the most beautiful dream.
Second person: Which was?
Person: All the girls who read and follow The Rules and all the guys who swear by the techniques in The Game paired off with each other and left the rest of us alone forever.
Second person: Mmmmmm...
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Discussion

I lost the Game. 108.162.215.84 09:47, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
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