09/27/17 The Kreebrick Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent The Kreebrick was very satisfying to draw. There is something in it I find both cute and terrifying. 🙂 Today (meaning Wednesday, when this posts), we’ll be heading west across Texas. Such a big state. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 09/25/17 About The Kreebrick 10/02/17 Anesu’s Mission 15 Comments Leinglo September 27, 2017 at 1:22 am 2 years ago …That Kreebrick looks rather adorable for a universe devouring eldritch abomination. Nathanyel September 27, 2017 at 7:42 am 2 years ago Anyone remember Mac Hall’s Tiny Cthulhu? Kirt Andrew Dankmyer September 28, 2017 at 1:21 pm 2 years ago It IS a baby, after all. Of course it’s adorable! TB September 27, 2017 at 1:34 am 2 years ago Shades of the “Timesuck” from the comic “Saga!” andreas September 27, 2017 at 10:53 am 2 years ago Physics, anyone? Let’s start with panel 6: to an external observer, it would take infinitely long to see matter being pulled into into a black hole? Ah, but that refers to inanimate black holes – living ones clearly exude anti-time-dilation prosons (heavy storyons*) to re-euclidianize space-time so Kreebricks may eat more quickly (or at least are seen eating more quickly when observed in local reference systems). Speculative xeno-biology trumps general relativity, softening up hard scifi while gobbling up cosmology. On with the show 😉 * storyons are the class of particles whose trajectory is plotted according to literary rather than mathematical probability density functions. 3oranges September 27, 2017 at 11:34 am 2 years ago I’m not sure you have to make up something to cancel the time dilation. A normal black hole “has no hair”, as physicists put it. The singularity is a point and the event horizon is more or less round. Right up to that boundary, you can see what’s going on. This little Kreebrick has much more structure to it, and as part of that, it apparently has a definite hollow space inside. Just as you don’t absorb food through your mouth, what we’ve seen here is matter pass through a narrow opening into a central chamber. Presumably that’s where it would actually go through the horizon, and indeed it looks like it is still being compacted there, since it has become not just bigger but pudgier. Of course then you can ask how it can have so much structure to it, but you know, there’s a lot of physics still unknown. It seems Mihrrgoots only recently learned about the darkness inside photons, and we’re still using a theory where things don’t go faster than light. Obviously there will be some limitations. This much has worked out for relativity, though – for as impossibly complex as it is, it looks like the Kreebrick genuinely is bald. The Gorram Batguy September 28, 2017 at 5:12 pm 2 years ago When the characters in the story interact with each other, is this caused by quantum entangling between distant storyons, commonly referred to in the field as inter-prosonal communication? andreas September 30, 2017 at 10:43 am 2 years ago Hey, good point… I mean, yes 😉 Eduardo Galeano said that people are not made up of atoms, but of stories. I figured the baby Kreebrick would be as well. I wonder when it will occur to Nogg that he should found SPCK (Society for the prevention of cruelty to Kreebricks). Spanner September 27, 2017 at 2:19 pm 2 years ago Perversely, I have to wonder if Maurico’s arm cannon is going to be cool with the idea of Maurico self-sacrificing to kill the thing. Not because of the self-sacrifice, but because Maurico quite plainly isn’t going to believe that a newborn baby is “guilty” of anything, even if he manages to resign himself to the fact that the great big cherry on top of his crap sundae of a life is that he gets to kill a baby when he checks out. Heck, the cannon might not even be able to do the mental gymnastics to pull off the idea that the newborn is guilty of anything. It’ll be, like, the only time the thing doesn’t want to kill something. And, naturally, it would be the worst time ever for that to happen. Peter Rogan September 27, 2017 at 7:46 pm 2 years ago ….and over the brink we go. What waits at the bottom? HAH! You think there’s a BOTTOM??? Rich. Truly hilarious. Night-Gaunt49 September 27, 2017 at 10:08 pm 2 years ago Nathanyel Anyone remember Mac Hall’s Tiny Cthulhu? I don’t, but this thing is more like the Crawling Chaos than Cthulhu and spawn. They don’t devour worlds that way.They simply assimilate all organic matter into a huge interconnected empire where they infect worlds, not eat them. Nearly infinitely adaptable. But this thing does resemble a living dark matter creature so its gravitation must by as powerful as the world the Kreebrick was sleeping in. Now if it somehow can command gravity to bring food to it or move to the food it would be just that much worse than any black hole ever seen or conceived. And when that Damned Thing hatched all bets are off for everything you can think of. A doomsday creature. I wonder if a stiff dose of anti-matter will kill it like poison? Could you find enough and make it swallow it? (I would suspect it might not taste good to the ….being. Little galumphing baby death born to be vile. Is there a tune one can dance to as the monstrosity comes into our star system? clacke September 28, 2017 at 4:37 am 2 years ago … or http://www.hello-cthulhu.com/?date=2003-11-30 ? Coyoty September 28, 2017 at 4:14 am 2 years ago A guy’s daughter frees an enslaved race and saves the galaxy, and he expects his son to save the universe. Some parents are never satisfied. Peter Rogan September 28, 2017 at 5:40 pm 2 years ago What happens when two kreebricks encounter each other? Would we be able to detect the gravitational waves from here? Muzhik September 28, 2017 at 9:42 pm 2 years ago @Peter Rogan: Hey! If I can hear my neighbors in their bedroom through a supposedly solid brick wall, then I don’t see why we can’t detect two kreebricks making a little baby planet-sized abomination. (P.S. What do you call a really bad Japanese animated horror film? An abominanime.) Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.