It’s The Mind! – Chapter 8, Act 2, Strip 54

It’s all just getting more and more meta with each iteration of this joke, isn’t it?

At the basis you have actual deja-vu: the strange feeling we get that we have lived through something before.

Then you have the layer where B-movies keep recycling footage, meaning that they show you thinks you have actually seen before.

Then you have the layer where I use a screenshot from a Monty Python sketch on deja vu to lampshade that fact.

Then that gets repeated, leading to literal deja vu again…I’ve lost track on how often I’ve recycled that.

And in the newest iteration you’ve got Latho taking the part…which hasn’t happened before, so now it’s not really a full repetition anymore, but still might give you a strange feeling of deja vu.

Add to this the fact that Biff’s transformation sequence, which brought this whole thing about now, is also not a real repetition: The clipboard he carried in the original appearance has been digitally replaced with a tablet…very elegantly replaced, I might add, you can hardly tell from the pixels. >_>

Anyway, two main take-aways today:

– Biff undergoes the same transformation sequence he’s already undergone, despite the fact this is supposed to give him his second form.

– Latho does, indeed, look a bit undignified when it’s digging that way. And it does feel embarrassed by it: it might be a plush animal, but that doesn’t mean it’s an animal. Well, technically it does mean that, but you know what I getting at. Anyway.

More on Thursday.

2 Replies to “It’s The Mind! – Chapter 8, Act 2, Strip 54”

  1. “Need a little of that vu-ja-de, the feeling that none of this should ever have happened!” – George Carlin

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