History Webcomic / TerminalLance

6th Sep '16 2:57:01 AM eroock
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-->''[[Music/TheKillers I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier.]]''

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-->''[[Music/TheKillers ->''"[[Music/TheKillers I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier.]]''
]]"''
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.
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