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==Everybody is Steve?==
 
==Everybody is Steve?==
For some reason everybody in the story we meet, besides the maincharacters seems to be named 'Steve'<gallery type="slideshow">
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For some reason everybody in the story we meet, besides the main characters seems to be named 'Steve'<gallery type="slideshow">
 
Lemonade Steve.png|The lemonade is a lie! ~ Steve
 
Lemonade Steve.png|The lemonade is a lie! ~ Steve
 
Birthday steve.png|The rest of the name is blocked
 
Birthday steve.png|The rest of the name is blocked
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*[http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/13 The Seagull]
 
*[http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/13 The Seagull]
 
*[http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/14 Mc-Donalds-Manager-Skeleton]
 
*[http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/14 Mc-Donalds-Manager-Skeleton]
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*http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/67 - one of the books named Steve.
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*[http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/43 Sitting Skeleton] (Name only mentioned in the written part)
 
Are there any more Steve-sightings beyond the Lemonade-storyarc?
 
Are there any more Steve-sightings beyond the Lemonade-storyarc?
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It could also be a reference to the similar webcomic "Gone With The Blastwave", where also everybody but the main characters are named Steve (this fact being brought up by one of it's main characters).
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==Captain's Shoppinglist==
 
==Captain's Shoppinglist==
 
What are those necessary essentials [[Sniper|Snippy]] is supposed to find in the wasteland?
 
What are those necessary essentials [[Sniper|Snippy]] is supposed to find in the wasteland?
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*TOWEL
 
*TOWEL
 
*DUCK TAPE
 
*DUCK TAPE
*AIR REFRESHER
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*AIR FRESHENER
 
*TINFOIL
 
*TINFOIL
 
*DENTAL FLOSS
 
*DENTAL FLOSS
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==Things that fly==
 
==Things that fly==
[[Pilot]] has found a bunch of [[Items of note|balloons]] and a flask of helium, so it's time to test them before building the flying machine for Captain. So [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/63 what will fly]?
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[[Pilot]] has found a bunch of [[Red Balloon|balloons]] and a flask of helium, so it's time to test them before building the flying machine for Captain. So [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/63 what will fly]?
 
*Shoe
 
*Shoe
 
*Skeleton
 
*Skeleton
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
*Electric whisk
 
*Electric whisk
*Is that another '[[Items of note|Hello Cancer purse]]'? Too bad it's partly covered up!
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*Is that another '[[Cancer Purse|Hello Cancer purse]]'? Too bad it's partly covered up!
 
*Bottle
 
*Bottle
 
*Muffin
 
*Muffin
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==Cave-Paintings==
 
==Cave-Paintings==
When Captain escaped from the[[Other Survivors| lemonade cultists]], we got to see a cavepainting of somewhen in the future. It's a [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/11 foreshadowing] of the squad's battle against the [[The Aliens|aliens]], [[The Biomass 117 aka Cancer|Biomass]] and the appearance of the [[Shapeshifting Creature|Lifealope]]. One of the figures has as of yet been unidentified: The multiarmed red creature. Another avatar of the Biomass or a foe yet to come? Maybe it's the [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/29 gigantic lobster that Captain rides] ...
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When Captain escaped from the[[Lemonade Cult| lemonade cultists]], we got to see a cavepainting of somewhen in the future. It's a [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/11 foreshadowing] of the squad's battle against the [[The Aliens|aliens]], [[Biomatrix 117|Biomass]] and the appearance of the [[Shapeshifting Creature|Lifealope]]. One of the figures has as of yet been unidentified: The multiarmed red creature. Another avatar of the Biomass or a foe yet to come? Maybe it's the [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/29 gigantic lobster that Captain rides] ...
   
 
==Vitaly S.==
 
==Vitaly S.==
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==[http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/196/2/9/transfer_to_d_z_r_t__by_alexiuss-d54rgob.jpg Sandwich Malfunction]==
 
==[http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/196/2/9/transfer_to_d_z_r_t__by_alexiuss-d54rgob.jpg Sandwich Malfunction]==
Why would pre-apocalyptic [[Sniper|Snippy]] try to strangle a very delicious looking sandwich and accuse it of trying to turn him into seafood? Actually some of his memories got mixed up, while he was trapped in the [[The Biomass 117 aka Cancer|Biomass]].
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Why would pre-apocalyptic [[Sniper|Snippy]] try to strangle a very delicious looking sandwich and accuse it of trying to turn him into seafood? Actually some of his memories got mixed up, while he was trapped in the [[Biomatrix 117|Biomass]].
   
#The first is a memory of Snippy himself after escaping from the <u>whale</u>, trying to kill <u>Pilot</u> on the [http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/036/6/c/death_glare_by_alexiuss-d4or2wo.jpg frozen beach]
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#The first is a memory of Snippy himself after escaping from the <u>whale</u>, trying to kill <u>Pilot</u> on the [http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/036/6/c/death_glare_by_alexiuss-d4or2wo.jpg frozen beach]
 
#Next we see him and Pilot still stuck in the Biomass, where [http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/204/2/8/connected_by_dreams_by_alexiuss-d54rgor.jpg Snippy strangles an invisible foe].
 
#Next we see him and Pilot still stuck in the Biomass, where [http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/204/2/8/connected_by_dreams_by_alexiuss-d54rgor.jpg Snippy strangles an invisible foe].
 
#The next switch is to a memory of Snippy being in the office of the <u>G-Directorate</u> before the apocalypse, trying to eat his [http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/188/f/3/sandwitch_malfunction_by_alexiuss-d54rgnz.jpg unfortunate lunch].
 
#The next switch is to a memory of Snippy being in the office of the <u>G-Directorate</u> before the apocalypse, trying to eat his [http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/188/f/3/sandwitch_malfunction_by_alexiuss-d54rgnz.jpg unfortunate lunch].
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==Captain of the past==
 
==Captain of the past==
[[Sniper|Snippy]] met [[Captain]] already before the apocalypse. First sign of him in the Sniper's memory, when trapped in the [[The Biomass 117 aka Cancer|Biomass]] is a display with a picture of Captain in the [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/58 subway] Snippy takes to [[The Good Directorate|work]].
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[[Sniper|Snippy]] met [[Captain]] already before the apocalypse. First sign of him in the Sniper's memory, when trapped in the [[Biomatrix 117|Biomass]] is a display with a picture of Captain in the [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/58 subway] Snippy takes to [[The Good Directorate|work]].
   
 
And then there is Snippy sitting at his office-desk, but what's far more interesting is, what's going on there [http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/186/2/e/directorate_office_life_by_alexiuss-d54rgs9.jpg in the background]...
 
And then there is Snippy sitting at his office-desk, but what's far more interesting is, what's going on there [http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/186/2/e/directorate_office_life_by_alexiuss-d54rgs9.jpg in the background]...
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[http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/208/a/e/game_over_by_alexiuss-d54rgkc.jpg That it had 7 (seven) different colors!]
 
[http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/208/a/e/game_over_by_alexiuss-d54rgkc.jpg That it had 7 (seven) different colors!]
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(EDIT: I counted 8, COunting the purple-ish blue as a third blue. 11 if you count the other colours varying shades. Someone please confirm. - Kanuut)
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==Immortal Captain?==
 
==Immortal Captain?==
 
[[Pilot]] claims to be in possession of [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/8965509/Kim-Jong-il-the-life-and-times-of-North-Koreas-Dear-Leader-in-pictures.html?image=13 photographic evidence], that [[Captain]] is immortal. [[Sniper|Snippy]] claims it's photoshopped. Who may be right?
 
[[Pilot]] claims to be in possession of [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/8965509/Kim-Jong-il-the-life-and-times-of-North-Koreas-Dear-Leader-in-pictures.html?image=13 photographic evidence], that [[Captain]] is immortal. [[Sniper|Snippy]] claims it's photoshopped. Who may be right?
   
 
==A good worker drone is...==
 
==A good worker drone is...==
...what exactly? Only part of the sentence can be read above the windows in the room with the [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/3 public terminal]. According to a [http://alexiuss.deviantart.com/art/Romantically-Apocalyptic-03-150712312?offset=70#comments comment by Alexiuss] the answer is: "delicious!"
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...what exactly? Only part of the sentence can be read above the windows in the room with the [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/3 public terminal]. According to a [http://comments.deviantart.com/1/150712312/1373234751 comment by Alexiuss] the answer is: "delicious!"
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==What time is it?==
 
==What time is it?==
 
[[Sniper|Snippy]] states in his [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/blog Blog entries], that the squad has no working means of measuring time, but [[Captain]] is actually wearing what appears to be a [http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/013/3/4/list_of_essentials_by_alexiuss-d4m7ocg.jpg wristwatch]. If it's not for measuring time, what is Zee Captain actually using it for?
 
[[Sniper|Snippy]] states in his [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/blog Blog entries], that the squad has no working means of measuring time, but [[Captain]] is actually wearing what appears to be a [http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/013/3/4/list_of_essentials_by_alexiuss-d4m7ocg.jpg wristwatch]. If it's not for measuring time, what is Zee Captain actually using it for?
   
 
==Where is Santa?==
 
==Where is Santa?==
When the flying saucer appears, [[Captain]] concludes in a conversation with the [[Items of note|Mr.Snippy Bomb]], that the [[The Aliens|aliens]] must have abducted Santa Claus. But actually in the last frame of page #[http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/20 20] the rubble right next to the Captain looks a lot like...
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When the flying saucer appears, [[Captain]] concludes in a conversation with the [[Mr. Snippy Bomb|Mr.Snippy Bomb]], that the [[The Aliens|aliens]] must have abducted Santa Claus. But actually in the last frame of page #[http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/20 20] the rubble right next to the Captain looks a lot like...
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==The "Creation of Snippy"==
 
==The "Creation of Snippy"==
 
When Mr. Snippy is caught by the Biomass, Pilot tries to rescue him.
 
When Mr. Snippy is caught by the Biomass, Pilot tries to rescue him.
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Why is the [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/27 universe shrinking]? (And why isn't mentioned ever again after Episode [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/28 28]? Even though we all seemed doomed?)
 
Why is the [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/27 universe shrinking]? (And why isn't mentioned ever again after Episode [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/28 28]? Even though we all seemed doomed?)
   
[http://alexiuss.deviantart.com/journal/?offset=280#/d3jjig3 This] is the explanation for everything!
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[http://alexiuss.deviantart.com/journal/?offset=280#/d3jjig3 This] was the original inspiration for the "shrinking universe" concept, according to Alexiuss.
 
The problem has been solved due to massive protests by the DA-artists in the meantime.
 
   
 
==Mirror mirror on the wall...==
 
==Mirror mirror on the wall...==
[[Sniper|Snippy]]'s coat gets mirrored sometimes, seen for example in the first panel of Episode [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/18 18]. Since the pattern of his jacket is not symmetrical, it can be seen easily, that the black part of his hood is suddenly on the other side in the next panels. Only explanation:
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[[Sniper|Snippy]]'s coat gets mirrored sometimes, seen for example in the first panel of Episode [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/18 18]. Since the pattern of his jacket is not symmetrical, it can be seen easily, that the black part of his hood is suddenly on the other side in the next panels. Possible explanations:
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''1.There must be a mirror universe out there''
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''2. Snippy's fashionable jacket randomly reverses it's frames from black to white and the other way around.''
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3. Brings a question to the sense of reality.
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==Moving my heart==
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The heart on [[Captain]]'s tea [[mug]] is sometimes changing its position.
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For example during [[Sniper|Snippy]]'s [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/92 Mugspection].
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A sign of the mug being sentient?
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==What's on the plate?==
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The license plate of the schoolbus the [[Mods and Admins from Future Memories|Mod]] drops on the [[Monsters and hostiles|skeleton avatars]] of the [[The Biomass 117 aka Cancer|Biomatrix]] in episode [http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/114 114], reads: 'ANNIES'
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And its headlights show the [[The Good Directorate|Good Directorate]]'s G-symbol.
   
''There must be a mirror universe out there...''
 
 
==Who reads this message?==
 
==Who reads this message?==
 
Scribbles left (everywhere?) in the wasteland:
 
Scribbles left (everywhere?) in the wasteland:
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*Anxiety is good for you.
 
*Snippy <strike>was</strike> is here.
 
*Snippy <strike>was</strike> is here.
 
*Clean me D:(
 
*Clean me D:(
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*Home Sweet Home http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/67
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*Help! XP ''(Stalky: http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/99 )''
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*(Welcome to Captania) Land of Delicious!
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*Behold the miracles of Captania
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*Sexy (http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/148)
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*Sausage is your friend.
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*Search for a hero
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*Dear Santa, I want a Pony <3 Jade (Random flying paper: http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/101-localization)
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*Captain - Never give up! (Post-it on Stalky's bag. Issue 101)
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*S-talk (On the car plate of the car. Issue 101)
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*Clean me D:< (On the car. Issue 101)
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*Note NEVER GIVE UP!!! (Posit on Stalky's bag: http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/101-localization)
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*Our Lord Helix http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/177
 
*(''There should be a few more, help finding them all!'')
 
*(''There should be a few more, help finding them all!'')
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==Good moon rising?==
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The half destroyed moon visible in the clear sky in [[Ancestors of Snippy|Amber]]'s time, shows the [[The Good Directorate|Good Directorate]]'s G-symbol on its surface.
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==Cola can==
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[[Captain]] is drinking from a Cola can instead of his mug, on the sixth page of the comic.

Latest revision as of 23:26, March 17, 2018

Everybody is Steve?Edit

For some reason everybody in the story we meet, besides the main characters seems to be named 'Steve'
  • The lemonade is a lie! ~ Steve
  • The rest of the name is blocked
  • A man talking to his bird friend, Steve
  • Look closely on his name-tag

Are there any more Steve-sightings beyond the Lemonade-storyarc?

It could also be a reference to the similar webcomic "Gone With The Blastwave", where also everybody but the main characters are named Steve (this fact being brought up by one of it's main characters).

Captain's ShoppinglistEdit

What are those necessary essentials Snippy is supposed to find in the wasteland?

  • PINEAPPLE
  • BATHTUB
  • BANANA
  • UMBRELLA
  • POTATO
    List 1
  • BICYCLE
  • CARDBOARD BOX
  • HARMONICA
  • WAFFLES
  • TOWEL
  • DUCK TAPE
  • AIR FRESHENER
  • TINFOIL
  • DENTAL FLOSS
  • MOUSTACHE
  • TOASTER
  • PANTY HOSE
    List 2
  • PIANO
  • NEW SUBORDINATE
  • A SONG
  • INTERNET
  • KAREOKE
  • FACEBOOKS
  • GUMMY BEARS
  • SHOEHORN
  • SAUSAGE
  • CREDIT CARD
  • LOTTERY TICKET
  • VACUUM CLEANER
  • PIE
  • ELBOW GREASE
  • BANJO
  • FLOPPY DISK
  • LOVE

No surprise the Captain used a whole roll of toilet paper to write this wishlist down on.

The umbrella and moustache have come in handy so far, with Captein using the umbrella to slow his falling.

Things that flyEdit

Pilot has found a bunch of balloons and a flask of helium, so it's time to test them before building the flying machine for Captain. So what will fly?

  • Shoe
  • Skeleton
  • Car's steering wheel
  • Electric whisk
  • Is that another 'Hello Cancer purse'? Too bad it's partly covered up!
  • Bottle
  • Muffin
  • Photoshop
  • Trumpet
  • Plastic flamingo
  • Bicycle
  • Clock
  • Pineapple
  • Spoon
  • Calculator
  • Scissors
  • Headphone
  • Can
  • Lolli
  • Bucket
  • Doll

Aren't 2 of the things actually somewhere on Captain's shoppinglist? (3 if you count Photoshop as new subordinate.)

Cave-PaintingsEdit

When Captain escaped from the lemonade cultists, we got to see a cavepainting of somewhen in the future. It's a foreshadowing of the squad's battle against the aliens, Biomass and the appearance of the Lifealope. One of the figures has as of yet been unidentified: The multiarmed red creature. Another avatar of the Biomass or a foe yet to come? Maybe it's the gigantic lobster that Captain rides ...

Vitaly S.Edit

The hidden signature of the Author on many different pages.

Alone in this picture are two of them.

Sandwich MalfunctionEdit

Why would pre-apocalyptic Snippy try to strangle a very delicious looking sandwich and accuse it of trying to turn him into seafood? Actually some of his memories got mixed up, while he was trapped in the Biomass.

  1. The first is a memory of Snippy himself after escaping from the whale, trying to kill Pilot on the frozen beach
  2. Next we see him and Pilot still stuck in the Biomass, where Snippy strangles an invisible foe.
  3. The next switch is to a memory of Snippy being in the office of the G-Directorate before the apocalypse, trying to eat his unfortunate lunch.

Obviously Snippy switched between the memories just in the wrong moment, and thought his hands were closing around Pilot's neck.

It is far less obvious to make the connection between the scenes in the comic, as there is a page with the Lifealope in between.

(More infos about Pilot, Whale, Good-Directorate)

Captain of the pastEdit

Snippy met Captain already before the apocalypse. First sign of him in the Sniper's memory, when trapped in the Biomass is a display with a picture of Captain in the subway Snippy takes to work.

And then there is Snippy sitting at his office-desk, but what's far more interesting is, what's going on there in the background...

Who's that Hero?Edit

So the apocalypse has just been a dream? Mr. Snippy is in the subway on the way to his awful job? But aside from a poster of Captain, there is something else on the display screens behind Mr. Snippy.

Here is a close-up.

The impossible Rubix CubeEdit

While being trapped in a crashed subway, Mr. Snippy passes time by solving a rubix cube. His success is even more impressive considering:

That it had 7 (seven) different colors!

(EDIT: I counted 8, COunting the purple-ish blue as a third blue. 11 if you count the other colours varying shades. Someone please confirm. - Kanuut)

Immortal Captain?Edit

Pilot claims to be in possession of photographic evidence, that Captain is immortal. Snippy claims it's photoshopped. Who may be right?

A good worker drone is...Edit

...what exactly? Only part of the sentence can be read above the windows in the room with the public terminal. According to a comment by Alexiuss the answer is: "delicious!"

What time is it?Edit

Snippy states in his Blog entries, that the squad has no working means of measuring time, but Captain is actually wearing what appears to be a wristwatch. If it's not for measuring time, what is Zee Captain actually using it for?

Where is Santa?Edit

When the flying saucer appears, Captain concludes in a conversation with the Mr.Snippy Bomb, that the aliens must have abducted Santa Claus. But actually in the last frame of page #20 the rubble right next to the Captain looks a lot like...

The "Creation of Snippy"Edit

When Mr. Snippy is caught by the Biomass, Pilot tries to rescue him.

The rescue attempt was inspired by the "Creation of Adam" from the Sistine Chapel.

The End of the World is no excuseEdit

...for being later for work, if only public transit was on time...

Yep the guy with the hat (last 3 panels) is still sitting in the subway on the way to his job.

Shrinking UniverseEdit

Why is the universe shrinking? (And why isn't mentioned ever again after Episode 28? Even though we all seemed doomed?)

This was the original inspiration for the "shrinking universe" concept, according to Alexiuss.

Mirror mirror on the wall...Edit

Snippy's coat gets mirrored sometimes, seen for example in the first panel of Episode 18. Since the pattern of his jacket is not symmetrical, it can be seen easily, that the black part of his hood is suddenly on the other side in the next panels. Possible explanations:

1.There must be a mirror universe out there

2. Snippy's fashionable jacket randomly reverses it's frames from black to white and the other way around.

3. Brings a question to the sense of reality.

Moving my heartEdit

The heart on Captain's tea mug is sometimes changing its position.

For example during Snippy's Mugspection.

A sign of the mug being sentient?

What's on the plate?Edit

The license plate of the schoolbus the Mod drops on the skeleton avatars of the Biomatrix in episode 114, reads: 'ANNIES'

And its headlights show the Good Directorate's G-symbol.

Who reads this message?Edit

Scribbles left (everywhere?) in the wasteland:

Good moon rising?Edit

The half destroyed moon visible in the clear sky in Amber's time, shows the Good Directorate's G-symbol on its surface.

Cola canEdit

Captain is drinking from a Cola can instead of his mug, on the sixth page of the comic.

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