History Webcomic / TerminalLance

21st Jun '16 3:32:43 AM Eyeshield
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* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Boots and the newly promoted often have much motivation and the belief that they can change the Corps and have a good time. Such "moto" dies out in time.
21st Jun '16 3:27:39 AM Eyeshield
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* {{Irony}}: Shortly after he left the military, Max was [[http://terminallance.com/2010/10/15/terminal-lance-73-life-after-eas-bad-timing/ finally promoted to Corporal]]. Long after he had become the creator of Terminal Lance. He believes it's more of the military screwing with him.
16th Jun '16 9:46:48 AM Eyeshield
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** Ironically, it's averted for breakfast. [[http://terminallance.com/2016/04/29/terminal-lance-423-food-service-specialist/ But only for breakfast]]. [[CripplingOverspecialization Be prepared for everything else.]]

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** Ironically, Oddly it's averted [[SupremeChef completely inverted]] for breakfast.breakfast, where you'll have the best first meals of the day in the military. [[http://terminallance.com/2016/04/29/terminal-lance-423-food-service-specialist/ But only for breakfast]]. [[CripplingOverspecialization Be prepared for everything else.]]
8th Jun '16 11:17:18 AM Eyeshield
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* IconicOutfit: Nearly all post 9-11 vets wear the same outfits. [[http://terminallance.com/2014/09/05/terminal-lance-343-anatomy-of-a-veteran/ Here's why]].
8th Jun '16 11:08:57 AM Eyeshield
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** Ironically, it's averted for breakfast. [[http://terminallance.com/2016/04/29/terminal-lance-423-food-service-specialist/ But only for breakfast]]. [[CripplingOverspecialization Be prepared for everything else.]]


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** This is based on the author's own experience, since nobody could pronounce Uriarte.
8th Jun '16 11:01:19 AM Eyeshield
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: A common hobby of marines. You better believe that looking at normal porn is the one of the more normal things to happen in the strip.
8th Jun '16 10:58:12 AM Eyeshield
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* ArtifactOfDoom: Sergeants suddenly turn into jerkasses when they get promoted to Staff Sarge. Some marines believe [[http://terminallance.com/2015/03/06/terminal-lance-368-the-rocker/ it's the extra chevron that does it]].


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* DontExplainTheJoke: Averted. Each strip has an accompanying rant at the bottom explaining the context of the joke, especially helpful for non-marine folks. It's often as funny as the strip itself.


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* TookALevelInCynic: The strip generally portrays the boot, the newbies, as a ButtMonkey NaiveNewcomer. Over time, he'll slowly get more cynical, with the worst being a Lance Corporal. Eventually, once he leaves the military, he'll be back to normal.
4th Jun '16 1:40:56 AM Eyeshield
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** The comic in general shows that, in the Marine Corps, EVERYONE is in The Suck.


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** Of course, being a Marine, he'll take potshots at the Army and the Air Force as well.
24th May '16 10:07:15 PM VutherA
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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: TheRant for [[http://terminallance.com/2010/06/08/terminal-lance-41-standing-post-stages-of-boredom/ this strip]] has Max insist he really does recall at least three occasions of Marines' lighting their own pubic hair on fire to stave off boredom from his first Iraq deployment.
4th Mar '16 10:07:42 AM MadCormorant
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* ChestOfMedals: [[http://terminallance.com/2016/03/01/terminal-lance-chest-candy/ A more subdued example than most]], though still impressive given that the person in question (Senior Chief Petty Officer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Byers Edward Byers]]) earned the Medal of Honor--as well as FOUR Bronze Stars. Abe catches a boot Marine [[ADateWithRosiePalms having a date with Rosie Palms]] to pictures of the ribbon stack.

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* ChestOfMedals: [[http://terminallance.com/2016/03/01/terminal-lance-chest-candy/ A more subdued example than most]], though still impressive given that the person in question (Senior Chief Petty Officer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Byers Edward Byers]]) Byers]], a CombatMedic serving with the Navy [=SEALs=]) earned the Medal of Honor--as well as FOUR Bronze Stars. Abe catches a boot Marine [[ADateWithRosiePalms having a date with Rosie Palms]] to pictures of the ribbon stack.
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