Talk:1040: Lakes and Oceans

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I see this comic as a reminder of two things, first that we know less about the oceans then the moon and second is that what there is always more wonderful things to learn even about something that doesn't effect your daily life. - e-inspired 14:54, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

To me, the Marianas door seemed somewhat more akin to the whole Cthulhu mythos than Hogwarts, and I'm surprised no-one's already put that forward. (But then while I'm encyclopaedic about Pratchett's works (for example, even more so than Lovecraft) I can't actually recall enough of Rowling's oevre to even remember the underwater egg thing, even though I did eventually read the whole bally lot, so perhaps it's just me.) 13:28, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

^It's not just you. I know next to nothing about Lovecraft and am a diehard Harry Potter fan, and it's still obvious to me that that's more of a reference to Cthulhu than to Harry Potter. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I fully disagree, this comic contains only REAL things. This is NO horror fiction. The door at the Mariana Trench is just a simple joke. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:01, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
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In the title text James Cameron is excusing about a song. Is it Celine Dion, or Enya, or what does it mean? --Dgbrt (talk) 23:20, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

It's not actually a reference to a song. Randall is implying that James Cameron encountered an otherworldly, Lovecraftian entity of some sort, and his mortal ears couldn't resist the pull of the creatures song, hence he failed to close the door in time and has possibly led to all of our deaths. 22:54, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
I thought it meant it was a beautiful (angelic?) presence he found, but he didn't close the door in time and the water rushed in and extinguished it...Mathmannix (talk) 19:43, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Elevations above sea level mostly aren't shown. For instance, Crater Lake's surface is at 1883 m. Wwoods (talk) 18:17, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

I just added a few items that had been left off the transcript. Also I rearranged some items, according to this scheme: everything near sea level (above ~1500m down, where the Oil Well is) is now in left-to-right order, while everything below that is in top-to-bottom order. I think this makes it easier to follow. 04:13, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Well, I _did_. But since then the transcript seems to have been reverted to a version from before my changes. Which means that the items I discovered were missing from the transcript are (again) missing.... 05:23, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Eugh... this kind of thoughtless adminning is why I stopped caring about Wikipedia... 23:39, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

The door at the bottom of the Marianas Trench could be a reference to the podcast The Leviathan Chronicles. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)