Relatively Speaking


  1. Kid of Death

    What exactly is time? Really?

  2. Cathi

    The measurement of things between things… yep, that just about sums it up!

  3. PolleN112

    Umm. What the hell, seriously what is time and why do I know it’s a thing?

  4. E_is_for_Eric


  5. Da Mighty Camel

    “Time is a part of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change such as the motions of objects.”

    Thank you, Wikipedia.

  6. tacos=happiness

    If he drinks hand juice, will the hand grow back through the wood or will he get a wooden hand, or will a hand just grow on his head?

  7. Nicktheslayer

    Hes right, too, lol.

  8. Nexall

    @tacos we have already talked about that once and never came to a conclusion really. personally I think something else will happen to his wooden stump arm.
    on another note I’m surprised nothing has happened with the up-side-down underground city yet.

  9. NoriMori

    Lol, I love Lemmo’s face in panel 2, he’s all like “WAT”.

    A slightly better description would be “It’s the measurement of…things…between events…”

    But seriously, I think every sentient organism has an innate concept of time, even if unconsciously. I don’t think we’d be able to function if we didn’t. So what Marina (lol I almost called her Misty) just said kinda baffles me.

  10. ThisIsNotDan

    Bah! Nicktheslayer beat me to it! Her existentialism is totally ruining the moment!

  11. Silarn

    The problem with many definitions of time is that elements used to describe it can themselves only be described using ‘time.’

    Due to the means by which we measure it, to use time is essentially the measurement of regular repeating events, from the spin and orbit of the earth to the rapid oscillations of an atom.

  12. Radio365

    If she does not know of time, does that mean that

    1. unsettlers do not die
    2. they are too new to the world to have experience with time.

    or did I miss something?

  13. Raiten

    And he breaks his silence! To say, “sorta.” Based on his calm expression, I’d say Aric was just patiently waiting for everyone to remember he was still there. Perhaps he really has gotten used to this place now.


    I agree with NoriMori: Lemmo’s face in Panel 2 is AMAZING. Also, where are the Parasox running off to?

    (On a different note, are the comics on the 21st & 28th going to be replaced with colored varients, still? Just curious.)


  15. MarshmallowRadiation

    Ooh boy, existentialism. Aric’s gonna do some intestine strangling soon…

  16. Renee

    I think time is the measurement of change.

  17. macksting

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
    “I think time is the measurement of change.”
    It certainly points in the direction of increasing entropy, so far as I can tell. Of course, then he’d have to explain entropy, but that’s not too hard, at least for the basics.

  18. AfroJack

    She doesn’t understand the concept of time but she wants to know what they’ve been doing ‘since’?

    Dammit maw!

  19. altoid55

    i don’t car about EXISTENTIALISM i what EXPLOSIONS

  20. Kid of Death

    @X: I don’t think they’re running off anywhere. It looks sorta like they’re just playing.

    Also, Fergus looks kinda bored with this conversation. He’s being awfully quiet. I wonder when he’s going to start insulting people again.

  21. Cenacattack

    People think of time as a progression of cuase to effect, but actually, time us a big ball of…wibbly wobbly……timey wimey…. Stuff.

  22. maglorius

    “Kid of Death said: Also, Fergus looks kinda bored with this conversation. He’s being awfully quiet.”
    Fergus is moping and trying not to attract Marina’s attention! XD

  23. Kid of Death

    @Cena: That sentence got away from you, didn’t it?

    @maglorius: Haha, that’s true. He doesn’t want to be called “precious” again.

  24. mattb

    cuz ah remembah doin’ the TIME wArp!…

  25. Ozimul

    Time is actually more of a wibbly-wobbly… timey-wimey ball of… stuff.

  26. MarshmallowRadiation

    Again, a throwback to one of the first comics. First the universe that repeats every ten feet, now “What is time?” again. Maybe every time Lemmo asks a big question it’s bound to have some effect later on…

  27. SpaceBanana

    @MarshmallowRadiation Maybe it’s foreshadowing. I’m already shipping Lemmo and Marina, yay!

  28. SparkleGloves

    I just read all these comics! I fell instantly in love from the begining! But u hooked me with the penguins xD can anyone tell me when this gets updated? That would help me alot to continue being a reader! Thanks for any help! =) I <3 Marina and lemmo- they should totally fall in love

  29. jaz

    lemmo is great at explaining things!

    …wait, is the next comic going to consist of aric and lemmo attenpting to teach the concept of the space/time continuum?

    oh, and aric finally talked! i was getting really scared about my laser cannon theory…


  30. Physicsman

    @SparkleGloves: This comic updates every Monday and Thursday.

  31. seananners

    HAND JUICE..i wonder wat it tastes like. suggestions? hmm?

  32. noisyparker

    There’re definitely some cute facial expressions in this one!

  33. MultiversalInk

    @Seananners: It probably tastes like hands.

  34. Nicktheslayer

    Considering its color, i always imagined it smelled like Mountain Dew, or Sprite. Some sort of lemon/lime drink. Most likely Mountain Dew.

  35. Rissajoy

    “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect; but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.”

    Sorry. I really could not resist quoting Doctor Who.

  36. Alexthander

    Time is all relative anyways.

    and curved by mass.

  37. PyroForge

    I think I know what is going on. Since Lemmo asked way back when what time is, he must be unsure as to the concept of time itself. Based on this, Lemmo contributes to the Canvas’s inhabitants knowledge base, where as Aric’s desire to remain static creates said inhabitants.

  38. Arcasius

    imagine that all of this actually happened to lemmo and aric and all the unrealistic things were actually just like metaphors for the actual people and events and such

  39. Arcasius

    ummm that guy that blew up cookie castle obviously knew what time was because the explosion was timed…maybe he hid that concept from the unsettlers

  40. Rhino

    The perspective in the 3d panel is a nice touch.

  41. NoriMori

    @Rissajoy, Someone beat you to it, buddy.

    Anyway, a good way to explain it to Marina, and which I could totally see Lemmo saying, is, “Remember when we first met?” “Yeah.” “Okay, so, remember how we met just now?” “Yeah…” “Well, between when we first met and when we second met, is called ‘time’.”

    Lol, everyone’s quoting Lemmo’s “What is time?” thing, but I much prefer Aric’s reaction: “If you ruin this moment with existentialism, I will cut through your optic nerve with my molars and bury my pants in your eye sockets.” XD!!!! ARIC FTW!!! What’s funny is that a lot of people are bringing up existentialism here, and yet I doubt if many of them consciously remember that Aric also called it that the last time Lemmo brought up time. XD

  42. dyl_do

    besides, time’s just a function of space being all curvy wurvy.

  43. Ray

    Time to explain time to someone?

  44. Blankitharter

    member the 3rd comic where Lemmo asked wat time is?

  45. Blankitharter

    time is change and a big ball of timmey- wimmey stuff AND yo mamas time bomb

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