Monday, 28 March 2016

S7.259 - Question Marks


The languages there include japanese, russian, and icelandic. Guess what? According to the online translator, the italian translation is still "parabola".

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???: Hello!
PARA: ...
PARA: Who was that?
PARA?: x^2 + 1! Our children, they've found us!
Text: fleygboga? hōbutsusen? parabel? парабола? paraabeli? parabola? paravolí?
PARA: And what's this??
PARA?: Quadratic questions from the human world.
PARA: This is all normal for you???
PARA?: Wait until standardized test days.

Monday, 21 March 2016

S7.258 - Differentials


A campaign promise in 2015 had the Liberals bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees into Canada; the last arrived late in February. I'm not trying to mimic that situation here, I'm merely in awe of such an undertaking.

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RADIK?: Panels? Only dialogue? No way! They're the refugees! They should follow rules for a serial!
TANGENT: You brought us here! And blew up our origin, so we can't go back! Make us feel welcome!
HYPER: Hands up, those in favour of moving in with your counterpart.
PARA?: We can't integrate! I'll end up as Cubi, plus a constant!
PARA: Think of it as collecting like terms.

Friday, 18 March 2016

S7.257 - WODB


One year ago today, Mary Bourassa launched the "Which One Doesn't Belong?" website! Feel free to play along in comments.
(I've had this comic in mind for a while, but it didn't make sense until "Unification"; glad it worked out for the anniversary.)

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PANEL 1: Cosine caption.
PANEL 2: Arcsin caption. "This one doesn't belong"
PANEL 3: (sideways Hyper) "Oops, broke my panel!"
PANEL 4: Cotan caption. "This is 'which one doesn't belong'?"

Monday, 14 March 2016

S7.256 - Unification


Happy Pi day (3/14)!
Here’s a list of other famous transcendental swearsUh, I mean numbers.

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QT: Your very existence... was inconsequential.
QT: And you've made my eyes bleed.
PARA?: I... I can still sense the audience! Some of them remember us... maybe...
TAN?: Wait, how are there dialogue bubbles?
EXPONA?: And what are these windows?
PARA?: Why am I in this static pose?
CANTOR: So did you have a PLAN regarding all these math refugees?
PARAB: Oh, π i^i ln(2) !

Monday, 7 March 2016

S7.255 - In Synch


POST 200 to the blog!
When writing a story's conclusion, consider leaving open the door for a sequel. (Please tell me if I was the only one who saw this coming. Please?)

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LYN: Agh! I've been trapped in an energy ball!
PARA: (thinks) Here We Go?
LYN: Agh! I've been shot through a temporal crack in an infinite improbability field!
PARA: (thinks) Gone!
 (Foreground: QT with forked staff?)
LYN: Agh! This is the middle of nowhere. Yet it still feels like mathematics.
PARA: (thinks) Bye Bye Bye...
LYN: Agh! That catsuit really does look hideous.
QT: Fine. I'll go off to explore.
PARA: (thinks) I Want You Back.