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Couple of callbacks for cognoscenti in this one. The dessicated human remains are from the 'Ten Years Gone' story, and the Red Key first appeared here near the end of the Things Get Weird Omnibus. For those of you who started the archive on Book 4, don't worry, previous stories form a background for future stories, but if we're reintroducing something from an old strip it'll always be reintroduced enough for everyone to know what it is within the comic.
Some of our readers might not have heard of the monomyth (also known as The Hero's Journey). The idea is that almost all stories have the same basic story - a hero goes on an adventure, leaves the world they know, faces trials, learns some shit about themself, then goes home. Quite a lot has been written about it and that link leads to TVTropes, so that rabbit hole's as deep as you want it to be.
Ohhh no, I'm not falling for that one again it's too late at night to be going on TVTropes.
Temptation@ Connors: Dooo eeeeeeet. You know you want to. Give in. Submit to your dark desires. Trope the night away.
...anyone else think that last panel would make a good t-shirt design? :P
yeah if you want the word fuck painted across your chest go right ahead
everyone will know how badly you want to have sexual relations with an abstract storywriting concept
fuck is a dumb word to use for swearing.
It's a fucking amazing word for swearing with. Yes, fuck is a verb, but in most cases it's just used to deliver an emphatic tone. Yell it real loud and you'll feel slightly better about being angry, whisper it when you're concerned with what's going on. Put a question mark after it and, OK, it's probably a verb again in that case but fuck it, you know what I mean.