Trivia / Schlock Mercenary

In the Mallcop storyline, three QR codes are shown:

  • Here — which says:
    UID=ADMIN PASS=DEFAULT CMD=SLEEP[600sec noprompt fnord]
  • Here — which says:
    UID="ADMIN" PASS="DEFAULT" CMD="sleep, 600sec, noprompt, fnord"
  • and Here — which says:
    fnord UID=*** PASS=*** CMD="overwrite daylog, prev 28800 sec, sleep, 6000sec, noprompt" fnord

  • Contest Winner Cameo: Lieutenant Pibald and Corporal Pontucci are modeled after winners of a contest on the Schlock Mercenary forums.
  • Defictionalization:
    • The chupaqueso. Fried cheese filled with gooey cheese.
    • On the other, more horrible hand, Smutto. Corn smut + natto.
    • And now Puckerdoodles.
    • The often-quoted in-universe book "Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries" now has a real-world print version, thanks to the successful Planet Mercenary RPG kickstarter.
  • Schedule Slip: Completely and absolutely averted. The strip was a couple hours late—once. Because the comic's server farm exploded.
  • Science Marches On: The Milky Way is consistently depicted as a regular spiral; fortunate, since a barred spiral would have made this strip a bit more blatant.
  • The Wiki Rule: Ovalkwiki.