334: Wasteland

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You make forgetting look so easy.
Title text: You make forgetting look so easy.


At the beginning of the comic, Cueball is wandering around in a barren area, supposedly a desert, thinking about his ex-partner, in which he, at first, appears to be fondly remembering them, but the last two boxes explain that he is trying to take a long walk to forget them, and is obviously not very good at it.

The title text implies that his ex-partner had easily forgotten him, and he wishes that he could forget more easily. It's also possible that he means that it's so hard to forget them that forgetting anything else is simple in comparison to it.

There is a similar twist in comics 71: In the Trees and 1042: Never.


[Cueball is walking through a wasteland talking to himself.]
Cueball: I am alone in this wasteland, a thousand miles from you.
Cueball: But I haven't forgotten the feel of your skin, your mischievous smile.
Cueball: You'd think a thousand miles would be enough.
Cueball: I guess I'll keep walking.

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Isn't the meaning of the title text that it's so difficult to forget her that forgetting anything else is easy in comparison? -- Bonob (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Possibly? Or maybe she is the one who forgot that he existed in a heartbeat, making forgetting someone "look so easy"Viperzer0 (talk) 18:02, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

The headline "Wasteland" may also refer to the state of the life of the speaker, wasting away. Mountain Hikes (talk) 04:30, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

This is clearly not a reference to any What If? article whatsoever, as the first one was posted five years after this comic. As such, I have removed it. 01:28, 5 June 2023 (UTC)