Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Webcomic #001c: Word of the Day

"The word of the day is solipsism," declares the same woman from the previous two webcomics.

Her companion the werewolf doesn't know the definition of the word.  "Hold on.  Let me get my smart phone, connect to the Internet, search Google, and click on Wikipedia..." he says.  Using a currently-popular, user-friendly, Internet-ready, smart phone of the day, the werewolf reads, "According to Wikipedia:  'Solipsism is the philosophical idea that one's own mind is all that exists...'" continuing, "'...anything outside the mind is unjustified...'?"

There is a sense of dread upon the werewolf's face.  He can no longer continue to read the Wikipedia article, which is unfortunate, because he will miss the part that disputes this philosophy.  " of us doesn't exist?" wonders the vexed wolf.

The woman quickly replies, "I exist."

"I want to exist, too!"

"Too bad; I called existence first!  You are imaginary."

For several minutes, the werewolf ponders his non-existence in a sort of existential limbo.  Several more minutes pass.  Then more minutes pass, until finally, he comes to a cliffhanger of an observation:  "I'm still here."

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