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No. 3682: Waluigi Occasionally Nails It

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Waluigi Occasionally Nails It

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=3682

Strip by: KelpTheGreat

Title text: 00003682 - Waluigi Occasionally Nails It
{Waluigi, as depicted in the webcomic Brawl in the Family, is reading a collection of SRoMG strips - specifically, ones which are variants of the infamous "pudding pops" strip}
{Close-up of Waluigi's eyes. His left pupil is replaced with the first panel of the "pudding pops" strip; his right with the last panel}
Waluigi: hmm
Waluigi: Another pun based on the word "minus." Real funny.

The author writes:

This strip is a self-parody of one webcomic, and it's also a parody of a strip from a different webcomic, and the strip being parodied is itself a self-parody of that webcomic. *insert sound of minds being blown*

This one took a long time to make, probably the second-longest next to my Ballet Saga strip. It wasn't until after I was all done that I asked myself the question, "should the miniature panels reflected in Waluigi's eyes be mirrored?" After a couple seconds' deliberation (because I was sick of working on it), I decided not to mirror them, because:

  1. I don't know enough about eyes to know if things reflected in them actually are mirrored;
  2. Closely inspecting the original strip shows that Kirby isn't mirrored; and
  3. It's Waluigi. Who knows if the laws of physics apply to him.

I wanted to do something somewhat clever with the arbitrary numbering in the original, so I added up the numerical value of each letter in Waluigi's name, got 82, and managed to get Manyhills to post this on an appropriate day.

Original Brawl in the Family strip: 2009-09-29.

Original Square Root of Minus Garfield strips: 2010-02-11, 2010-04-16, 2010-04-16, 2010-04-21, 2010-07-04, 2010-08-22, 2010-10-02, 2010-10-11.

Original strip: 2001-11-28.