126 – Nachthäschen

126 – Nachthäschen

German translation: “I’m the god-damned Nachthäschen” or “Night Bunny.”

Say hello to Nash! He’s named after John Nash, ’cause this guy’s a crazy math man.

Belated Happy Birthday to my real-life Julian! This strip’s for you!

Just a reminder: there are TShirts based on Julian’s character available in the store! “I Like My Board Games Like I Like My Women” will be there once I can finally decide on a design — I’m on Version 6 or 7 at this point and am just not happy with any of them yet.

I also have a finished design based on this strip called “DIY Chemical Model Kit” — it’s got a tasty vector drawing of tetrodotoxin (octopus venom) made of marshmallows and pretzel sticks. If I get a lot of interest I will put that one up too.

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  1. Renold says:

    Upon a second read of this strip, I realized the title of the book he’s holding. I love it! :D

  2. Murifex says:

    Das! It’s DAS gottverdammte Nachthschen ;-)

    BTW: Very cool ^^

  3. Jenny says:

    <-- Took Spanish in school, unfortunately not German.

    Out of curiosity and genuine interest, how come it's "das"? I thought "das" was a plural "the." Why does this instance not call for the masculine singular "der?"

  4. Milamber says:

    Der Hase -> Das Hschen
    The diminuitive -chen changes the grammatical gender from masculine to neuter.

    P.S.: It is great to read the people on whom the comic is based on write their memories of the drawn event. I like the atmosphere here :)
    P.P.S.: Thanks to Steve from Dueling Analogs I found Enjuhneer :)

  5. Jenny says:

    Ohhhh. German has a neuter gender? Cool. I had Babelfished that sentence and assumed its usual slight error. Thanks! Yay learning! I have fixed the strip to reflect this.

    Also, hooray for both atmosphere *and* Dueling Analogs! He’s a cool dude, and he had a really informative panel at Connecticon. Glad I went!

  6. Anonymous says:

    German has a male, female, neuter, and plural “the”, each of change according to about a million things, (The main thing being the accusative, dative, genitive, or nominative case).
    I had a German prof from Saarbrucken, while I learned most of my German from my Hessich grandparents. :/ German speakers will understand my pain and agony.

  7. Cali42 says:

    > Out of curiosity and genuine interest, how come it’s “das”?
    It’s just a definition… All three genders have their own articles in every case in singular. der (m)/die (f)/das (n) in Nominativ for example.
    In plurar they have the same articles within a case but they still differ throughout the cases… Simple, isn’t it ;)
    Check http://tinyurl.com/kwc7cs (wikipedia)

  8. Dragonson says:

    Must… resist… urge… to… photoshop… ears…

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