I haven’t seen the movie Blow in about ten years but I’m pretty sure this is how it went.
Also, I’m gonna be at Connecticon! So if you’re in the area and have the time and inclination, drop by and say hi!
Well that explains why the stags are worth so many bells. XD
Beetles equal cocaine… ka ka ka yeah.
Hello again Roxo. Please allow these gentlemen to “escort” you home…
Just so long as they “escort” him with medium style boots.
And that line of logic explains a lot of other things in the game as well :P
I thought this was something to do with Animal Crossing for a second there. That’d put an unusual spin on proceedings.
You know, I think Pokemon, Zelda, and New Leaf are the only games where I’ve actually WANTED to collect bugs.
I liked collecting bugs in Zelda, but I hated handing them in.
Agitha is just so creepy. Especially if you try to leave while you still have some.
Once you collect all the bugs, her house is really neat looking, and she acts less creepy. You also get some really nice goodies for it. Plus, the game has Wolf Link! And Agitha likes Wolf Link. She rubbed my belly once . . . It was like being a kitten.
I liked Twilight Princess, I hope the new Wii U Zelda is a sequel to that version of the Hyrule timeline. I’d also enjoy the return of Wolf Link, and maybe capitalize on Link’s apparent capacity for shape-shifting a little more now that we have more races to add on the Child timeline.
I get absolutely none of this, since I’d have to be familiar with two things I’ve never seen/played. But I really dig the way the beetles are drawn.
In animal crossing there’s a tropical island you can go to and catch beetles that sell for like 10,000 Animal Crossing dollars each on the mainland, my brother figured it drew some pretty clear parallels to the practice of trafficking Columbian cocaine.
Your brother is an evil genius.
No, he is awesome thinker XDDDDDDDDDDDD
on the one hand, this comic makes sense to me now!
on the other hand, i’m more terrified of this game than ever. it’s like crack that doesn’t get you high but gets you addicted anyway.
What makes it more sinister is that you can take fossils you dug up from the village, and sell them in the flea market in Re-Tail for 9,999 Bells, and literally PUSH villagers that come into the shop toward them, and they’ll buy them when you insist. o.o
I have no idea what’s going on in the last panel.
I-Is that an axolotl man in the last panel? Are there axolotl men in Animal Crossing?
And he’s a washed-up comedian, even.
Only one, but he runs a night club in the most recent game, which makes him the most likely coke dealer: animalcrossing.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Shrunk
Does he only make his nightclub after you enact the nightlife ordnance? I enacted the beautiful ordnance & got a flower shop.
Ordinances have no bearing on what shops will open.
You get both buildings either way; they have nothing to do with the ordnance. But about 5 or 6 days after the flower shop is built, then Shrunk will show up looking for signatures; After you collect enough, then you just wait 4 to 6 days more for the club to open.
He’ll come to your door with a petition for you to get villagers to sign, probably between a few days and a week from now? It doesn’t depend on the ordinance, although that would’ve been a neat feature :P
Nightlife ORDNANCE, you say?
Arm the artillery guns, and begin bombardment!
You snort the stags and smoke the roaches.
^That’s totally gross… Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m getting my Brain Bleach…
Hey, look, it’s possible for Shrunk to look even more off-putting.
I am so lost here.
I should buy a DS and play Animal Crossing, but everything on the internet is basically about how it hates the game but LOOK AT MY VARIOUS KNICK KNACKS FROM THE HOURS I SPENT PLAYING THE GAME.
It’s tsundere as fuck, and WEIRD.
It’s an odd love, hate relationship that game.
It’s a super boring game but they put in a built in screenshot feature and a way to post the screenshots directly from your DS to twitter, tumblr, and Facebook so the urge to share is overwhelming and everyone ends up peer pressured into buying it.
Unless, you know, you barely glance at any social networking site more than once a month. I can’t tell if I’m crippling myself or saving myself.
The appeal of Animal Crossing is relatively straightforward, and similar to The Sims; it’s a life, one you can control and actually pay for everything in, and with lots of trinkets to collect. It keeps you on the hook for one more bug, one more fish, one more house upgrade, one more town improvement, and your fruit trees all just bore… fruit. You can run out of things to do in a day- but then you hit on the idea of time travel and change the clock to do it all again.
I played the original, and now I’m playing New Leaf. I swear, this time I’ll keep my urge towards completion in check, and no, my town is not at ALL half fruit trees…
Only half? I have perfect apple trees, as well as orange, mangoes, durian and lychee trees everywhere. Not to mention the banana trees I’ve got growing on the beaches. Harvest day is a very busy day in my town.
Same as you though, I’ve only ever played the original gamecube one and haven’t touched the series till now.
It actually made for a fun family game. We’d send each other little gifts, rearrange the furniture in the houses and compete to see who could score the cash rock first that day. And then Minecraft showed up, so now we just booby-trap each other’s bases.
“SWEET PITFALL TRAP KIDDO!” *splat*
That is absolutely wonderful XD Have you heard of rooster teeth? Or achievement hunter which is part of it. I’m guessing you have. They have lots of fun videos about how to set up traps for people and griefing, oh the griefing.
Animal Crossing. Not even once.
So that’s why they keep trying to buy my bugs.
This really makes me want to take up Animal Crossing. Sadly I know that game will never make me smile as much as this comic just did.
Took me two seconds to recognise Johnny Depp as George Jung on the first panel. Never played Animal Crossing. How the f**k is this even possible?!
Is Johnny “George Jung” Depp playing a Koala? Neat :D
While the police dogs don’t show up in New Leaf (At least not until you build their station, which I just unlocked as an option apparently), going to the Island is still a lot like this. They don’t let you bring ANYTHING to the island except the clothes on your back, and you have to put anything you want to take back with you in a special box, which I’m sure is checked thrice every time you add something. Cap’n even jokes about not giving you all your stuff back, and I worry about my shovel every time he does.
And then I find out that Animal Crossing is not available for Mac. Waaaaah!
Oh well, at least I have World of Warcraft for all my collecting/selling/harvesting/mining/building needs. We still can’t make buildings, drat the luck…
It’s not a computer game, silly. It’s a Gamecube/DS/Wii/3DS game. The particular version this comic’s referencing is the 3DS version.
And in Japan it’s also on the N64. The very, very original version, even before the English version on the Gamecube.
Oh dear, so this is what all my late night island bug runs fuel.
NO WONDER CYRUS IS ASLEEP WHEN YOU FIRST MEET HIM
Thank Brando for the comments section. I had no idea what was going on till other people asked and got it explained to them.
The player avatar is the only human in Animal Crossing, right? Is that ever addressed or explained in the games?
I’m with you, I thought it was some kind of heist and was completely confused as to why they were all animals.
Well now I know the real reason my friend farms these all the time. .-.
Still looking for the golden beetle/scarab myself.
This is…ungodly accurate. I want to see Blow now, JUST for this scene.
I had no idea those beetles sold well on the mainland. I was just using them to round out my encyclopedia and turn in to my museum.
Thanks Coelasquid, i think you just turned me into a Beetle Runner for cash now.
I’ll see you at Connecticon!!!!
I really, really like the idea of putting a swarm of scarabs into a briefcase for customs officers to find. It’s an excellent way to smuggle something, or to just cause an enormous fuss.
I’ve seen all kind of weirdness here from endangered bird eggs in a protected pouch inside a guy’s pants to keep then warm to tarantulas in a case.. ^_^;
Weeks later, it suddenly hits me that this reminds me of Naked Lunch.
Or, rather, snippets of Naked Lunch that I know from video reviews. I gotta watch that someday.
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