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1st Dec 2015, 6:00 AM
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At the Cherry Factory
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Newbiespud 1st Dec 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
I didn't expect "cultural osmosis" to be a recurring theme in this little D&D webcomic, but here we are.

This is pretty experimental as far as jokes go in this comic, but I figured there was no better way to go meta than to go right to the source, the only way my generation knows how.

62 Comments:

Masterweaver 1st Dec 2015, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
Masterweaver
I've actually met people who had never seen Star Wars. Actual adults.

And there was somebody who'd never heard the term FANDOM.
Digo Dragon 1st Dec 2015, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I suppose it is possible not to have seen Star Wars if you're not a scifi kind of person, but I know a local friend who never HEARD of it, and she was born in the early 80s. Now that must of taken some effort not to know one thing about it.
DoubleCross 1st Dec 2015, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
Until this year I had never watched anything of Star Wars.

My brother had, and we had some toys and Legos as kids, but never watched it at home, and neither of my parents really liked it (a Trekkie family). So all I knew was just cultural osmosis in action.
aylatrigger 1st Dec 2015, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
I have had to introduce a few college age or older, geeknerd friends to the Princess Bride. I thought that was knowledge geeknerds were born with. ...Though my family takes that to an extreme anyway. I remember one Christmas season in my childhood my brothers and I found that it was in the 5$ bin at walmart. ..So we systematically emptied out the bin of all Princess Bride DvDs, bought them all, divvied up family members and friends, and gave them to everyone. We had over 20 copies together.
Digo Dragon 1st Dec 2015, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I had heard about Monty Python a bit in the early 90s, but it wasn't until mid-late 90s that I actually saw anything from that group in terms of movies/Flying Circus series. This is because it wasn't until college that I actually enough geek friends who had Monty Python collections I could borrow (and this is the dark age where you really couldn't stream video). :3
Winged Cat 1st Dec 2015, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
What, am I the only one here who's heard of ten thousand days like this?

(For those who don't want to click: it's been estimated that, for anything that "everyone" knows, on any given day there are about ten thousand people learning of it for the first time. When you encounter such people, don't berate them: it's statistics and probability that someone hasn't heard of it yet, and their number just came up. Instead, share so that your friend no longer lacks that piece of culture, and may have something else to connect with you about.)
SilverShadow 1st Dec 2015, 1:50 PM