Unearth | Comic Strip – Rabid Rats

Unearth is on hiatus while the author proof reads the meaning of existence.

Weekly comic strip updates will continue until the author runs out of red ink.

16 Responses to Unearth | Comic Strip – Rabid Rats

  1. The Other Mike says:

    Nice to see those two can agree on something.

    • mvandinter says:

      Are you implying that both girls are secretly in love with Roddy?

      • Yakumo says:

        No no. Don’t go that direction. Too trite. Just leave him as the great unifier…brining together natural enemies to do away with him. At least, when they’re not foolish enough to stow away on a death trap.

  2. Petaybee says:

    Oh yeah? Well, I’d rather fall down a bottomless hole aboard a mechanical deathtrap crewed by violently precocius, if oddly charming, asylum escapees.

  3. Purphoros says:

    Quick guide to the meaning of existence:

    1. Understand that there is no inherent meaning to existence.
    2. Realize that you are therefore free to give your life any meaning you want.
    3. ???
    4 Profit.

    • Henry D. says:

      Just ’cause you don’t know the answer, doesn’t mean there’s not an answer! The real question is: do you really even want to know?

      There was a Twilight Zone or Outer Limits or some such show I saw where some guy actually learns the Meaning of Life, but since the human mind is not yet ready for such knowledge, it drives him homicidally insane, and everyone he tells it to goes homicidally insane, and everyone they tell it to, etc. etc. – essentially a verbally transmissable insanity virus. Ends with him just about to broadcast it over the air on a radio station. (presumably resulting in the destruction of all humanity)

      Unfortunately, since the our beloved author is proofreading the meaning of existence, it’s probably too late, he’s already read it!

      • mvandinter says:

        Yeah, I’ve already read it, and it’s a mess of broken grammar, creative spelling, and outright plagiarism… mostly from Wikipedia.

      • Custom avatarH.P. Lovecraft says:

        *sniff* Where could they have come with such a…weird… and wonderful concept of the feel of a story, I wonder?

        • Number 6 says:

          Don’t listen to Lovecraft! He’s just another one of those time-travelling plagiarists like those jerks Verne and Wells, here to steal all the clever story ideas from TV writers and Webcomicers and then return to the past to claim them as their own! You can’t fool us, we’re on to you!

          • Randolph Carter says:

            I remind you that I travelled BACKWARDS in time and the results were…monsterous. Not something to repeat for something as boring as money and *smirk* intellectual property.

      • Purphoros says:

        No meaning is not the same as no answer to the question for meaning. In fact, the absence of a meaning is more of an answer than any meaning there could be.

        Think about it for a second. What does the thought “there is no meaning in life” make you feel? Does it fill you with hope or despair? Do you feel free, or do you feel lost? Are you consumed by the void, or do you create something to fill it? Do you heed the wake-up call, or cling to your dreams?

        That thought alone… The fact that “shit happens”, that the world just is what it is, colliding atoms, sometimes forming patterns, with no great masterplan behind the whole madness, and everyone just doing things as they see fit… Your feelings when truly considering it tell you everything about yourself.

        Like in the story, some go mad. Some lose the will to live. Some become careless or even destructive. So don’t tell anyone, okay? ;P

    • mvandinter says:

      I like point number 3 on Purphoros’s list! It’s almost identical to my personal mantra.

      • Yakumo says:

        Memorable Farside comic show scientist at a chalk board with real tiny intricate looking equations in the top left and bottom right and a cloud in the middle with words along the line of “and then a miracle occurs”.

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