Discussion (12) ¬

  1. dervonnebenaan

    Oh man, so glad you’re still alive, Scotty. Take your time, just do it right and when you’re finished, remember your faithful students loyal fans.

  2. dervonnebenaan

    Darn HTML, why you no work?

  3. TheGunheart

    Heh, you know, I’ve always wondered how old the VK crew is supposed to be in comparison with the main cast.

    Wait…they still have print magazines in space?

  4. Ryusui

    Aww, you should’ve hidden a secret message in that Daedric UPC.

    (Fun fact: a Google image search for “daedric alphabet” turns up the flipped version seen in Homestuck before the original non-flipped version.)

  5. Brian

    I have a feeling at the end of all this we’re gonna find out Ace and his crew are secretly the evil twin versions of the CK crew from the first series of the comic strip.

    Tinfoil hat on.

  6. otterknowbetter

    I was gonna make a comment about the clever use of “space type” in the UPC area, but then Ryusui mentioned “Daedric” and “”Homestuck” — wha and who????? I’m so out of it. u///u

  7. spacer3908624021
    spacer3908624021

    how i would love to have a signed picture from these guys (psssst its me ummm whuuuut??? XD)

  8. brother1117Brother

    I love the use of “spacey-future” swear words like “clump” there. It just adds layers to the universe and lets you get away with pretty risky dialogue.

  9. someone
    someone

    For people who are out of it: daedric is a set of glyphs (that correspond 1-to-1 to the Latin alphabet letters so calling it a daedric alphabet is a bit misleading) created by the folks at Bethesda Game Studios for The Elder Scrolls: Battlespire, and since then used also in TES: Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim. They are how the daedra (basically, demons) to write stuff. You can quickly find more info on TES fan sites like The Imperial Library or the UESP.

    Anyway, Andrew Hussie decided to use this font (but vertically flipped) as the alphabet used by trolls in his webcomic Homestuck.

    And here it is used in the lower right corner of the magazine to say “POIU YT RE WA SDF GHJ K LMN X” which is QWERTY-based gibberish.

  10. Scotty

    Is it gibberish? Or maybe a code within a code??

  11. cwr64

    The placement of word balloon obscures enough of the magazine’s logo that I thought it read Spacer Weeny…it might be a better title than Spacer Weekly.

  12. SangheiliSpecOp
    SangheiliSpecOp

    I just discovered this comic yesterday, and I read through the entire thing in about 2 hours. I love it!