1022: So It Has Come To This
|So It Has Come To This|
Title text: 'Come to what?' 'You. Me. This moment.'
The line "it has come to this" is usually seen on the verge of the climactic confrontation between the villain and their arch rival, or when one character has to unleash their utmost ability etc. Despite its dramatic tone, however, the statement is a content-free tautology, true in all possible scenarios in which time progresses in a forward direction. Accordingly, Cueball is saying it when Megan tells him that they have run out of cat food, a relatively trivial problem that could be solved with a quick trip to the grocery store.
The title text is a follow-up on the comic dialogue. When Megan replies in confusion, "Come to what?" Cueball then uses another instantly-dramatic phrase that keeps his words ambiguous, only leaving her in the dark. The phrase, "You. Me. This moment." is used when brevity is key, and no information should be leaked to anybody listening. Those conversing then continue the important discussion elsewhere, allowing them to speak more openly.
- [Megan holds up an open and empty bag with the white silhouette of a cat's face on it. Cueball looks down at the bag.]
- Megan: We ran out of cat food.
- Cueball: So
- Cueball: It has come to this.
- [Caption below the panel:]
- Protip: If you're not sure what to say, try "So it has come to this" – it creates instant dramatic tension and is a valid observation in literally any situation.
Other comics which advocate using catch-all phrases as standard responses for any comment:
- 174: That's What SHE Said
- 1656: It Begins
- 559: No Pun Intended
- 178: Not Really Into Pokemon
- 1215: Insight
- 1627: Woosh
The phrase "So it has come to this" is also said in: 225: Open Source.
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