I showed this comic, Fire, to a friend of mine and he confided in me that he had never actually heard the term “Fire” when referring to a mixtape. I was flabbergasted. Maybe I’ve just been lurking on /r/blackpeopletwitter (which is a fine example of cultural comedy without slipping into racism)
It’s a term I’ve heard constantly. ESPECIALLY in context with a mixtape.
These aren’t even really funny ones, they’re just the first ones I found with an image search.
The complete title of Mary Shelley’s novel is Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus. Prometheus was the titan who, in Greek mythology, gave the knowledge of fire to humanity and then suffered severe punishment at the hands of the Gods for his generous actions. In Frankenstein, Victor attempts to give the gift of the secret of life to humanity but ends up suffering grave punishment as a result: the monster he creates destroys his family and his life.
Here is our Archive of all published Mousebear Comics. Marvel at how terrible the quality used to be (or still is). These are merely cynical musings of two cautiously handsome Schadenfreudes. That’s right, we are increasingly bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic.
We welcome you to our accumulation of visual historical records organized over the lifetime of Mousebear Comedy. These comics have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring personal value.