#926 "Everything else was fine."

January 9th, 2012, 3:45 pm

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Reply NtKPaige, January 9th, 2012, 4:02 pm

Wow, there is so much wrongness just in the art of this episode. . .I'm afraid all I can say is, well, I'll let Mr. George "I-am-utterly-epic" Takei say it for me.

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Reply Hallo (Guest), January 9th, 2012, 3:59 pm

.....he exploded and left a key. He's like a monster from a Zelda game.

Oh, and since I can, First!

Reply RaeofSunshine, January 9th, 2012, 5:55 pm


Reply Algio (Guest), January 9th, 2012, 7:59 pm

Key *steals the key* What key? I see no key... *wonders where it goes* >.>

Reply GabrielsThoughts, January 9th, 2012, 11:11 pm

It's a wonder he even survived. By golly, the entire population of the planet has had their crowning moments of stupidity...

Reply NtKPaige, January 11th, 2012, 3:41 am

@ Geckillin: That was on purpose. Whenever we mispell something so badly, it's on purpose *shifty look* You'll buy that, right? :P

Reply magic oisin (Guest), January 11th, 2012, 5:57 am

what. the. hell?

Reply NtKGar, January 11th, 2012, 8:30 am

@Geckillin: comic irony, my one weakness...how did you know??

There's a spot-the-continuity-errors game in this one as well!

@Oisin: It actually *does* make sense in the context of the comic. Granted, that's not the kind of sense things that make sense make, but 'tis all in good fun.

Reply Thamix (Guest), January 11th, 2012, 10:58 am

@Neko Hey Neko.... What do Rainbows taste like?

Reply Licourtrix, January 11th, 2012, 12:36 pm

@Gar besides the missing leg and the fact that the window holding the naked photo shoot a few strips ago had a large bummy?

Personally I'd blame Neko for the leg. or Murphy.

Reply NtKGar, January 11th, 2012, 3:55 pm

Two more :)

Wait, three.

Reply Licourtrix, January 11th, 2012, 10:40 pm

Tarquin has shifted position a bit, he was infront of the door now hes off to the side (did she open it that hard?) the key similarly should've been where tarquin was off to the side of the open door, but its directly in front. The design of the window has also changed. but being this anal about a comic that I read for the purposes of side splitting laughter hurts.

Reply NtKGar, January 12th, 2012, 8:11 am

@Licourtrix: Heh, those weren't even the deliberate ones :P

Spot-the-continuity-error isn't a game everyone likes to play. It's just one of those things we started putting in because it makes people feel smart. Truth be told it's been there ever since I started drawing backgrounds and is likely to be there, intentionally or not, in virtually every reasonably-detailed comic out there. We just embrace it here because accepting chaos is part of the NtK ethos.

Most of the time the mistakes are just mistakes and most readers will never notice them. Most people aren't perfectionists and a bunch of small inconsistencies in the background detail won't be enough to pull them out of the comic, so no harm done.

However, it's the internet and people like to nitpick. Most of the audience isn't going to notice or care either way, and the ones who DO care get to feel clever for noticing. Spot-the-continuity-error is satisfying for people who find that kind of thing satisfying, unobtrusive for people who don't care, and going along with it as a Thing gives us a nice wipe-clean Troll shield in case someone starts being an asshole about it. (Fortunately, the NtK community has yet to contain anyone I'd identify as a straight-up asshole.)

So that's why there's a strip somewhere in the archive where McJefferstein's hat says "Continuity Error" instead of "McJ". It's part self-deprecating humour, part covering-my-own-ass, part added layer of interactivity for the tiny fraction of the audience that likes to obsess over minutiae. I like it when everybody wins.

Reply Zusa (Guest), January 23rd, 2012, 10:31 pm

I spy... a butt shapped vase!? lol

Reply TheAlbumAtrium, April 30th, 2012, 7:56 am

Aha! Seeing as Tarquin not only respawns in the cafeteria, has the properties of a troll, and leaves a key behind, I believe he is the boss of the labyrinth! Or related in some way. Perhaps they need to get the key to the labyrinth?

Reply Morena, May 24th, 2012, 10:29 am

First! Can I bee NtK first official asshole?

Reply magic oisin (Guest), July 19th, 2013, 6:57 am

why does she have a cameltoe in the last panel?

Reply TheCatMolloy, July 19th, 2013, 7:37 am

Because Paige did the shading.

Reply NtKPaige, July 26th, 2013, 2:13 am

If there's one thing I love, it doing naughty things with shading. I'm amazed more people don't notice the cocks I hide in everything.

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