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No. 882: Pirates of Penance

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Pirates of Penance

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/owls/?comic=882

Strip by: SuperNerd

{Oliver is on his laptop.}
Oliver: {thinking to himself} Hey, that game I've been waiting for just released!
{A close-up of the computer screen shows a price of ¤400.0.}
Oliver: {thinking to himself} ...Crap. I don't have that kind of money!
Oliver: {thinking to himself} And pirating it would just be wrong! What do I do...
{An idea lightbulb pops up above Oliver's head.}
{Cut to Delkin sitting at a desk, reading a card. On the left side of the card is taped a ¤100 banknote. The right side of the card reads as follows:
Sorry for pirating your game
Here's some compensation
- Oliver
{Vertical text saying END.}

The author writes:

My first LMoO submission, but definitely not my last.

The character ¤ is a generic currency symbol, also known as a scarab — I bet some of you might not have even known such a thing existed. I used it to make the characters seem more international (which is an understatement, considering they've been everything from dragons to unicellular organisms to Crocs within a week.)

Also, a game being cracked on day one is quite rare in this era. Who knows, maybe Delkin did it himself?