It's sort of true...Oh dear lord, what have I gotten myself into?Mountain Time
is a very strange Stick Figure Comic
by Isto Combs
. It consists mainly of non sequiturs, deriving much of its humour from such bizarre events as a man removing his heart and turning it into macaroni salad
, a woman sleeping with Burkina Faso
, and a man with a statement allergy
. The comic is often completely incomprehensible, but the author claims that it always has a symbolic meaning
. He's probably making it up
. We hope.
This comic provides examples of:
- Audience Participation: The author regularly responds to comments... in ways that make as much sense as the comic itself.
- Bizarro Universe: By flipping the Mountain Time logo upside down, River Valley Time was born. Much unease followed.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: A very large percentage of the characters.
- Dada Comics: To varying degrees. Here is a strong example.
- Drinking Game: A very easy game was described in the notes under this comic, the rules simply being: drink any time you're reading Mountain Time.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Dave tricks someone into trapping himself in the five (but not fifth) dimension, where he faces a very long and cruel punishment.
- Fauxlosophic Narration: Any time the snailbear appears.
- Finish Dialogue In Unison: Regarding what appears to be a faulty crime ring.
- Greek Chorus: The penguins. They seem to know about, and comment on, everything going on in the strip, but they're almost never involved in the slightest.
- Literal-Minded: The guy who isn't Dave in the very first comic, and many others.
- Mind Screw: Quite often, really, but especially here.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: The lirus, the snailbear, the pelican cello...
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Dave, who seems to have a new power every time he appears.
- Ninja: The onions. Yes, literally.
- Nonindicative Name: It's doesn't have terribly much to do with mountains or time.
- Precision F-Strike: The comic has almost no swearing, but one recurring character is called Lenny the Fuck You Zebra.
- Snap Back: Otherwise everyone would be dead, like, thrice. There was even a time when Helen Hunt killed more people than live on Earth. Traffic was still bad. Afterward, the world was no worse for the wear.
- Split Personality: Donna the Bears. Her personalities are all bears.
- Surreal Humor: Basically the whole point. Heck, the comic's tagline is "surreal comics for real people."
- Tin Tyrant: TORTHOS, EMPEROR OF THE INFERNAL REALM OF IUCUNDIUM PRATI.
- X Days Since: Being a supervillain.
- Waving Signs Around: Branching off from the the whole "John 3:16" idea.