Link: Comic 158
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Title: gardening into DANGER - part 1
Date: February 24, 2006
Summary: Steve digs a hole to plant a tree, and unearths ... something?
Number of panels: 6
Steve has a shovel and is digging a hole. In the background there lies a young tree, ready to plant.
Beaver: "OK Steve, while you're digging that hole for the tree, how about I rustle us up some cakes?"
Steve: "Hmm... a stone!.. I'll soon dig you out of there..."
Steve's shovel hits the stone with a DIK!
Beaver is holding a tray of cakes, from which emanates a CAKEY AROMA.
Beaver: "The cakes are ready Steve! Now how's that hole coming along?"
Steve is standing in front of a mysterious cube-like object with a strange one-eyed octupus... thing carved into it. It's giving off a MALEVOLENT AURA.
Steve: "There was a stone in it..."
Beaver: "I don't know what it is, but I think you should leave it alone."
Steve: "Look! There's a door!"
Steve blocks the view of the door.
Steve: "Hmm... it seems to be covered in ancient runes - a message in some long-forgotten language. Who can possibly guess at its meaning?"
The door is visible, reading "DO NOT OPEN".
Beaver: "I think maybe it's telling you not to open it..."
Steve: "Wild speculation!"
- Steve can't read english.
- Malevolence is apparently a shade of purple.
- Steve has been doing environmental work...including the planting of trees.
- It takes the same amount of time to dig a giant, ancient malevolent crate out of the ground as it does to make cupcakes.
Ancient civilization used... English!?