Comic 242

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Link: Comic 242

Translations: Finnish, French, Polish, Danish, Italian

Title: in which Beaver gives career advice to a mythical beast

Date: December 1, 2006

Summary: Beaver and Steve meet the minotaur.

Cast: Beaver, Steve, Minotaur

Onomatopoeias used: "KNIT", "GRRRR", "POUNCE!", "PLOP!", "FUMBLE!"

"Fin" style: Birds-eye view of a labrynth

Number of panels: 10


Panel 1

Steve is following Beaver as they walk through a tan-ish stone hall. Two torches are on the wall in the backround.
Beaver is holding a ball of twine, which steve is using to KNIT a red sweater with a pigeon on it.
Beaver: "Wow! I can't believe we're actually here in the legendary Labrinth of Minos!"
Beaver: "Atleast with this ball of twine we won't get lost!"

Panel 2

The two pass a dark passage which has eyes looking at them. The eyes make the sound GRRRR....
Beaver: "We'll be fine as long as we don't run into the terrifying half-man half-bull monster that guards it: the legendary Minotaur!" (Man+Bull)/2=Trouble!
Beaver: "But don't worry, that's only a myth!"

Panel 3

The eyes POUNCE! out infront of Beaver and Steve, revealing that they actually belong to the legendary Minotaur, who has a floating hat and wears a red bow.
Minotaur: "Yah! I am the terrifying Minotaur!"
Beaver and Steve are both surprised. Beaver loses hold of the ball and Steve the sweater, which no longer has a duck on it.
Beaver: "Oh! I am horrified and dissappointed in equal measure!"
Minotaur: "Grr!"

Panel 4

Beaver is hesitant, the Minotaur's expression of anger lessens just a bit, and Steve seems to be frowning discontentedly.
The sweater and ball of twine are nowhere to be found.

Panel 5

Minotaur looks down and frowns. Steve appears to be growing a bit frustrated.
Minotaur: "I'm sorry, my heart's just not in this..."
Beaver: "That's OK! Perhaps it's time you considered a switch into a new career outside of the maze monster industry? A poet maybe? Or an orthodontist?"
Minotaur: "I guess I... No, it's silly..."
Beaver: "It's OK, you can tell us..."
Minotaur: "Well, I suppose ever since I was little I've always wanted to be... to be a..."

Panel 6

A though bubble pops up above Minotaur's head, and his hat flys upwards. He smiles widely.
The thought bubble shows Minotaur with red wings, flying above a city. He's breathing out fire and some of the towers are on fire.
Minotaur (in bubble): "Rar!"
Minotaur (outside bubble): "...Dragon!"

Panel 7

Beaver: "Well, um, best of luck with that..."
Minotaur's hat PLOP!s onto the floor.
Minotaur: "Oh!"

Panel 8

Beaver and Steve begin to walk through the passage Minotaur POUNCED! out of in panel 3.
Minotaur has three sweat drops flying from his head as he FUMBLEs trying to pick up his hat with his hooves. He is also sticking his tongue out and raising one eyebrow in determination.

Panel 9

Minotaur gives up and gestures with his fore-left hoof.
Minotaur: "I don't suppose you could help me to..."
He realizes Beaver and Steve left.
Minotaur: "Oh."

Panel 10

Minotaur lies down, crossing his forehooves. His hat is still on the floor.
Minotaur: "Sigh..."
Minotaur: "Rar! Flame! Sizzle!"

Fun Facts

  • The function for finding out if something is a minotaur is "(Man+Bull)/2".
  • The minotaur, rather than being a bull with man-like features, is a centuar like creature, but a bull instead of a horse, and no arms.


  • The Greek story of Theseus in which the eponymous hero uses a ball of twine to be able to slay the Minotaur and escape the Cretian Labyrinth.
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