Time dilation, part of the theory of relativity, truly spooks me. As good ol’ Wikipedia describes it, “time dilation is an observed difference of elapsed time between two events as measured by observers either moving relative to each other or differently situated from gravitational masses.” From a space travel perspective, it means that time will pass more slowly for an astronaut the closer they get to the speed of light, compared to a person who is planetbound and therefore more stationary. Time will SEEM to pass normally from the viewpoint of each person, but the astronaut could return home to find that generations have passed. Creepy stuff, and it’s even been demonstrated using atomic clocks on airplanes (compared to clocks back on the ground). Also, Queen wrote an awesome song about it called “’39.”
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Another year, another 100 comics or so. Of course, the big deal in 2011 was getting my own site up and running. I’m not going to get too detailed about which stories you’ll see in the coming year, since I invariably fall behind or go in different directions. But more than ever, I’m sticking to my outline of the stories that need to happen to further the overall plot. After “Bootlegs,” which is a longer story, comes “The Search,” a story that I’ve been hinting at for awhile. After that, we’ll see…
Had one unexpected comic in my head to add to this storyline. More Masoch is a good thing, right? Next up is the final comic of the year, as we resume “Bootlegs.”
The “Anastar Ruby” is actually one of those little plastic sprues that some LEGO pieces used to come attached to. This particular one held together the trans-red discs for my Blacktron Invader.
Masoch noticing Valkyrie’s hair (if not her name) might seem like an error on my part, but I assure you it’s not…
What’s this, a sports-related joke from me? Mark down this day, because it’ll probably never happen again. If you don’t know the whole Pete Rose saga, Wikipedia sums it up.
Been working up to this one for awhile. Always fun to have two characters who have never met before cross paths. Or mental pathways, anyway.
This is not an official LEGO comic. This is a tribute.
Ronald’s father, if you recall, vanished years ago. Ronald suspects his Dad is on a top secret mission developing advanced technology for the government, but all the neighbors think he ran off with his lab assistant.
This one is for anyone who’s been in an emergency situation and knew they had to act, but didn’t know what the frick to do.
- This is not an official LEGO comic. This is a tribute.