Shit’s weird up there, man.
At what point did God go from turtle to kitten?
haha Early on, he took on a variety of forms. I think I got sick of drawing confusing looking animals and settled on a kitten because it was cute and seemed to mesh well with the character’s personality.
Please tell me that the turtle/God is a reference to Small Gods by Terry pratchett.
Small Gods itself is a reference to turtle deities throughout history. They’re a favorite among people from China and India and the Pacific Islands, all the way to North America. The turtle god falling from the sky in the book is in part a reference to the way Archimedes, the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician, died–an eagle dropped a turtle on his head. By turning it around in Small Gods so that you saw things from the turtle’s perspective, Prachett was making a multilayered joke, which is funny even if you don’t know about Archimedes but which is fucking hilarious if you do. And Prachett also set his Discworld on the back of four elephants which stand on a giant turtle; he took that directly from Hinduism.
Human culture has a really long and rich and interesting history, man–don’t assume that everything you see is a reference only to stuff that’s from the past 20-50 years!
By the way this strip is just too funny and clever, I can’t get over it. You have hooked a new reader.
Aeschylus, not Archimedes. Archimedes was killed by a roman soldier during the fall of Syracuse.
So how come you went from anime little K to current K? I’m not a new fan I’m actually a really old one, I just now finally commented haha
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