In the first two panels, it looks like he's flicking the guy off. It's not until the third panel that we actually see the subversion. I'm reasonably certain that this is intentional. 126.96.36.199 02:34, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
I'm surprised that no-one has picked up on the fact that the text that is being commented out is multiple lines, but there is only one double slash, therefore only one of the lines can be commented out. For both to be commented, you'd need /* ... */ --188.8.131.52 09:03, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
- No, it's a single line that's wrapped. The double slash works fine in that circumstance, in real code. — Kazvorpal (talk) 04:34, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
- My thoughts about this is the slashes (fingers) are physical objects so therefor travel through time with the speaker. so this is effectively commenting out each word one by one as the sentence is spoken. 184.108.40.206 11:36, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
- I think the prior comment has it. While 'life' may wrap the spoken line (in our POV, how it fits into the given comic-frame), it was not spoken (like the line may be typed) with a verbal linefeed-equivalent, and so the in-universe markup is applicable to the end.
- The //s don't seem to apply retrospectively upon the initial words* and no reason to assume persistant upon arbitrary appearance of future words.
- * - Some possibility that it works only from the POV of the symbol-caster, as seen in the final frame. Whilstsoever he positions the 'marks' in his own personal field-of-view, he gets a Head-Up-Display (which may normally display him supratitles, even without hue-changes?) altered accordingly, invisible to anyone not him, or viewing 'from-out-of-universe close-over-the-shoulder' like we do here.
- But I could understand any number of rival visualisation tropes applying here, consistant with the one brief example we see depicted. (For one thing, it covers the 'embedded image', probably instantiated as a glyph within the 'environment' he views, that is the speaker and his speach-line.) 220.127.116.11 12:21, 21 September 2022 (UTC)
The title text may also be a reference to the "Your milage may vary." commonly found in the fine print in car commercials. 18.104.22.168 22:28, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
I believe he's commenting out Cueball entirely, thus ignoring him and therefore any and all statements he may make. Notice in the last panel that it's not Cueball's question alone that is color-coded, but Cueball as well. 22.214.171.124 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
I also interpreted it as Black Hat explicitly painting his fingers green in order to utilize the comment power of the double slashes as opposed to them turning green due to the gesture.Flewk (talk) 10:52, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
- So how did he then paint Cueball green? I think it is how Black Hat sees Cueball, i.e. he doesn't. Kynde (talk) 15:09, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
Comments don't silence, they just switch the mode from 'interaction required' to metadata, which may even persist. Or...Black Hat may consider it a 'favor' to give Cueball's life color... Elvenivle (talk)
- I use python, so this is a comment. But, it's still possible to do with fingers! SilverMagpie (talk) 04:10, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
// is the most common form of commenting I don't understand why there is so much discord over this in the comments. Lth3may0 (User talk:Lth3may0|talk]]) 8:56, 30 May 2023 (CEST)