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Lost souls

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

caption: In April 1912, the RMS Titanic went down with 1514 souls on board.

{The RMS Titanic has broken in half, and is sinking into the ocean.}

caption: Well, strictly speaking, it's difficult to determine precisely how many souls were actually there.

1514 passengers and crew went down with the ship, but this included 473 atheists, 3 clones and an unknown number of replicants. A collection of eldritch artefacts was also lost in the sinking, including The One Ring, The Mask, the sword Stormbringer, and 17 horcruxes.

The additional portion of soul present in several gloomy poets and sad musicians was largely balanced out by the simultaneous submersion of a number of lawyers, accountants and real estate agents.

The author writes:

Neil deGrasse Tyson, if you're reading this, I want you to complain about the astronomy depicted in this strip.

I realised after drawing this, that the movie still that I had shamelessly ripped off as a reference image didn't have anything resembling a large iceberg in it, and so I had drawn a completely large-iceberg-free scene. Perhaps it was on the other side, or the ship had steamed on and left it out of frame.

A more important issue is: what sort of lettuce did they serve in the salads on the Titanic?

There are too many words in this strip. I should have remembered that brevity is the soul of wit.

Drawn in Krita and Inkscape.