Talk:405: Journal 3

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In this comic, the Black Hat guy retrieves his hat from the girl he tried (unsuccessfully) to seduce in Journal 2. He does this by stealing a Russian submarine (according to the alt-text) and breaking through the ice the girl and her friend are skating on. This is the third and middle part of the Journal story arc. ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Just a correction, Black Hat was not trying to seduce her. This is quite obvious from the dialogue in Journal 1, and I have no idea where you would possibly get the idea that Black Hat's original intention was anything close to seduction. He was trying to hurt her feelings, and leave her feeling alienated and upset. -Pennpenn 02:42, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

There's also the prospect that Black Hat put a tracking device on his hat.

I might be mistaken, but I believe that the last title text is a reference to The Hunt of Red October, and specifically the line "And I - was never here" (which is famous enough to have have named a trope). 22:30, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

I think comic 496 refers to this one. 13:11, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

The sub through the ice, i think, is "Ice Station Zebra," on WMATA's silver line. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Should remove spoilers of future comics such as references to 432 and 496. The references made her can be covered in those as one would expect most readers to follow the comics chronologically. Refer to 374 for a better way to reference a future comic. flewk (talk) 07:08, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Could black hat have had a GPS tracker in his hat? 19:17, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Could any of this be a reference to 'I Want My Hat Back', an excellent children's picture book by Jon Klassen. The ending text is extremely similar 'You stole my hat. I love my hat.' vs 'You took my hat. I like my hat.' 15:58, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Those are some great sliding skills by Black Hat. :) Nyx goddess (talk) 01:49, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Maybe Black Hat has a permanent tracking device inside his hat Beanie (talk) 11:31, 24 March 2021 (UTC)