Title text: Or maybe the slide is like Aslan, and gets taller as I do (except without the feeling of discomfort when I reach my teens and suddenly get the Christ stuff)
Parodying the experience of finding that things you saw as a child are much smaller than you'd perceived them to be, Cueball is convinced that this will be the case with his childhood slide, only to find that it is indeed quite large. (As a child, it's roughly nine times his height; as an adult, it's only about triple.)
The title text references Aslan, a character from The Chronicles of Narnia. Aslan is often regarded as a Christ figure, but since Narnia is a children's series, many readers don't realize this until long after they've read the books – another instance of how perspective changes with age, and of the comic's title, "subjectivity."
- [A tall slide, seen from the ground.]
- When I was a kid, my school playground had a really tall slide that always made me nervous.
- [A tall slide, seen from the side.]
- We moved away, but the slide stuck in my memory, becoming a skyscraping monster.
- [A car and a sign pointing to school zone.]
- Years later, I was passing through my old town and remembered the playground.
- I drove to the school to see the slide that my inner six-year-old thought was so towering.
- [A huge slide, Cueball beside it.]
- AND IT WAS HUGE!
- I KNEW IT!
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