Comic 175

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[[Image:175_3.png|frame|Your eBay account!]]
 
'''Link:''' {{Comic|175}}
 
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'''Date:''' April 24, 2006
 
'''Date:''' April 24, 2006
  
'''Summary:''' Beaver defeats the virus with Norton.
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'''Summary:''' Beaver defeats the virus with his Norton Antivirus Talisman.
  
'''Cast:''' [[Beaver]], [[Steve]], [[Posessed Computer]], [[Satan]]
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'''Cast:''' [[Beaver]], [[Steve]], [[Spam Phantoms]], [[Satan]]
  
 
'''[[:Category:Onomatopoeias|Onomatopoeias]] used:''' "[[REACH|REACH!]]", "[[WARD|WARD!]]", "[[SIZZLE|SIZZLE!]]", "[[WAG|WAG!]]", "[[PING|PING!]]"
 
'''[[:Category:Onomatopoeias|Onomatopoeias]] used:''' "[[REACH|REACH!]]", "[[WARD|WARD!]]", "[[SIZZLE|SIZZLE!]]", "[[WAG|WAG!]]", "[[PING|PING!]]"
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======Panel 1======
 
======Panel 1======
  
Beaver looks at the Posessed Computer.<br />
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Beaver looks at the possessed computer which has skulls coming out of it.<br />
 
Beaver: "Hmm - This is a little far off-canon for my tastes"<br />
 
Beaver: "Hmm - This is a little far off-canon for my tastes"<br />
PC:"WOE"<br />
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Spam Phantom: "WOE"<br />
PC:"MISERY"<br />
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Spam Phantom: "MISERY"<br />
PC:"DESPAIR"<br />
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Spam Phantom: "DESPAIR"<br />
PC:"ONLINE PHARMACY"
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Spam Phantom: "ONLINE PHARMACY"
  
 
======Panel 2======
 
======Panel 2======
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Beaver opens a mysterious wooden box.<br />
 
Beaver opens a mysterious wooden box.<br />
Beaver: 'Well, not to worry, I have just the thing for this sort of situation."<br />
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Beaver: "Well, not to worry, I have just the thing for this sort of situation."<br />
Steve: 'You might want to hurry up a bit Beaver...'<br />
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Steve: "You might want to hurry up a bit Beaver..."<br />
PC: (REACH!ing out of the monitor) "Ssssssss... Your eBay account has been suspended...."<br />
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Spam Phantom: (REACH!ing out of the monitor) "Ssssssss... Your eBay account has been suspended...."<br />
 
Beaver: "Ah! Here it is!"
 
Beaver: "Ah! Here it is!"
  
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Beaver holds up the talisman, and WARD!s off the virus, which SIZZLE!s.<br />
 
Beaver holds up the talisman, and WARD!s off the virus, which SIZZLE!s.<br />
 
Beaver: "The Norton Antivirus talisman of warding!"<br />
 
Beaver: "The Norton Antivirus talisman of warding!"<br />
PC: "SKREEE!"
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Spam Phantom: "SKREEE!"
  
 
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======Panel 5======
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[10 Minutes later, in Hell]<br />
 
[10 Minutes later, in Hell]<br />
Satan sits at his computer.<br />
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Satan sits at his computer which PING!'s.<br />
Email: "FROM steveiscool@eruditebaboon.co.uk<br />
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A received e-mail reads:<br />
TO: stan666@aohell.com<br />
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FROM steveiscool@eruditebaboon.co.uk
Dear Stan,<br />
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TO: stan666@aohell.com
Thank you for letting me know about my lottery win! Please fins attached my eternal soul as requested as proof of my ID. Can't wait to get my winnings!<br />
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Dear Stan,
Yours sincerely, STEVE"
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Thank you for letting me know about my
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lottery win! Please find attached my
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eternal soul as requested as proof of
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my ID. Can't wait to get my winnings!
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        Yours sincerely,   STEVE
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                                  P.S fin
  
 
==Fun Facts==
 
==Fun Facts==
  
None.
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*[[Satan]] has a hotmail account which has been cleverly disguised by leaving out the first A from his name, leaving a regular Stan.
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*Steve's e-mail address is shown to be on the eruditebaboon.co.uk domain, which breaks the fourth wall (but fortunately not the [[Comic 31|fifth]]) as the name "erudite baboon" is the creator [[James Turner]]'s nickname on the internet, and the aforementioned domain has been registered by him.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
  
None.
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*In case you're very lucky and haven't experienced great volumes of [[Wikipedia:Spam (electronic)|Spam]], "Your eBay account has been suspended" is a common form of [[Wikipedia:Phishing|e-mail phishing]] and "online pharmacy" is most likely one of the two most common types of forum spam, next to "poker casino". Or was it "online casino" and "poker pharmacy"?
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*Furthermore, Satan seems to have successfully tricked Steve into another common online menace known as [[Wikipedia:Lottery scam|Lottery scam]].
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*The 666 in Satan's e-mail address is known as the [[Wikipedia:Number of the Beast|Number of the Beast]].
  
 
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Revision as of 22:43, 24 April 2006

Your eBay account!

Link: Comic 175

Translations: http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/8/8f/Finnishflag.png Finnish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/5/52/Frenchflag.png French, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/5/57/Polishflag.png Polish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/0/04/Danishflag.png Danish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/7/79/Italianflag.gif Italian

Title: You've got mail - part 2

Date: April 24, 2006

Summary: Beaver defeats the virus with his Norton Antivirus Talisman.

Cast: Beaver, Steve, Spam Phantoms, Satan

Onomatopoeias used: "REACH!", "WARD!", "SIZZLE!", "WAG!", "PING!"

"Fin" style: As PS in Steve's email to Satan

Number of panels: 6

Transcript

Panel 1

Beaver looks at the possessed computer which has skulls coming out of it.
Beaver: "Hmm - This is a little far off-canon for my tastes"
Spam Phantom: "WOE"
Spam Phantom: "MISERY"
Spam Phantom: "DESPAIR"
Spam Phantom: "ONLINE PHARMACY"

Panel 2

Beaver: "Wait a minute... Steve, did you open an email attachment?'
Steve: (indicating a small amount) "Only a little one."

Panel 3

Beaver opens a mysterious wooden box.
Beaver: "Well, not to worry, I have just the thing for this sort of situation."
Steve: "You might want to hurry up a bit Beaver..."
Spam Phantom: (REACH!ing out of the monitor) "Ssssssss... Your eBay account has been suspended...."
Beaver: "Ah! Here it is!"

Panel 4

Beaver holds up the talisman, and WARD!s off the virus, which SIZZLE!s.
Beaver: "The Norton Antivirus talisman of warding!"
Spam Phantom: "SKREEE!"

Panel 5

Beaver WAG!s his finger at Steve.
Beaver: "Well Steve, I hope you realise now, emails are like jam sandwiches: delicious, but full of hidden danger."
Steve: "Don't worry Beaver, I've learnt my lesson!"

Panel 6

[10 Minutes later, in Hell]
Satan sits at his computer which PING!'s.
A received e-mail reads:

FROM steveiscool@eruditebaboon.co.uk
TO: stan666@aohell.com
Dear Stan,
Thank you for letting me know about my
lottery win! Please find attached my
eternal soul as requested as proof of
my ID. Can't wait to get my winnings!
        Yours sincerely,    STEVE
                                  P.S fin

Fun Facts

  • Satan has a hotmail account which has been cleverly disguised by leaving out the first A from his name, leaving a regular Stan.
  • Steve's e-mail address is shown to be on the eruditebaboon.co.uk domain, which breaks the fourth wall (but fortunately not the fifth) as the name "erudite baboon" is the creator James Turner's nickname on the internet, and the aforementioned domain has been registered by him.

References

  • In case you're very lucky and haven't experienced great volumes of Spam, "Your eBay account has been suspended" is a common form of e-mail phishing and "online pharmacy" is most likely one of the two most common types of forum spam, next to "poker casino". Or was it "online casino" and "poker pharmacy"?
  • Furthermore, Satan seems to have successfully tricked Steve into another common online menace known as Lottery scam.
  • The 666 in Satan's e-mail address is known as the Number of the Beast.
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