648: Fall Foliage

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Fall Foliage
And I could replace you with older pictures of you, from back when you looked happy.
Title text: And I could replace you with older pictures of you, from back when you looked happy.

[edit] Explanation

Cueball and Megan have driven some distance from home, and Megan's enjoying the pastime of leaf peeping, happily taking photographs of the beautiful fall foliage. Cueball points out that they could've stayed home and used Photoshop to alter pictures they've already taken, saving themselves the trouble of going on the trip. Megan simply shushes him in the strip, but the title text is implied to be Megan's retort, saying that Cueball used to be a happier person.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball and Megan are standing on a cliff overlooking a forest of gorgeous orange foliage. She's holding up a camera, and he has the case.]
Cueball: Instead of driving all this way, we could've just taken our summer pictures and messed with the "hue" slider in Photoshop.
Megan: Hush.
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It's not so clear to me that it's Megan that makes the title comment about "replacing you with older pictures". When I first read it, I thought it's more like something that Cueball would have said, since he's so eager to "mess with Photoshop"... 13:28, 2 October 2013 (UTC)szeryf

Megan is the one who seems happy here, so I think that the existing discussion text is correct on this point. I think this comic is also a more general comment on real vs simulated experiences. For example, do you think it is more fulfilling to have a girlfriend, or to photoshop a girlfriend into existing pictures of you? 06:44, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
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