Prologue: Page 25
So, I didn’t make any of this up: the Phaistos Disc is a real thing, and it truly has never been deciphered. If you search this up, you’re going to come back to this page up in arms about how I’m wrong. Yes, every few months some new article pops up claiming “PHAISTOS DISC FINALLY DECODED!!!” or something sensationalist of that ilk. This is pretty much always untrue. The actual content of the articles will usually talk about how some researcher has decoded a certain number of phrases, or figured out it’s probably the inscription of a prayer, or something quite specific like that. We still have no idea what language it’s written in, and there has never been another specimen of this language uncovered.

Knowing generally what it’s about is not the same thing as decoding it fully – unlike the Rosetta Stone, we have no canonical text that compares it to other languages. So we can’t translate it yet, or know that much about it. Isn’t that really cool?

“Aliens” is also a popular Phaistos Disc theory. Make of that what you will.
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Alien POG?
Computer Overlord 4/24/19 reply
I'm not really sure what this means, beyond referencing my commentary, but I can tell you straight away that there aren't really aliens in this comic :)
 Emma  4/24/19 reply
From Wikipedia: "Pogs, generically called milk caps, is a game that was popular among children during the mid-1990s...The name pog originates from POG, a brand of juice made from passionfruit, orange, and guava; the use of POG bottle caps to play the game preceded the game's commercialization."
4/25/19 reply
Oh, I knew that, I just didn’t connect it with the Disc (which is almost certainly a holy object), haha...
 Emma  4/25/19 reply
Another cliff-hanger! My guess is that we are going to see some interaction between the League and Louis...

I suspect you are way ahead of this, but fonts were in the news this week --

Waffledog 4/24/19 reply
The link got filtered out, but the news is about Helvetica Now -- there are various articles online that talk about this "new" font.
Waffledog 4/24/19 reply
Yes, I've heard about that...I don't know, it doesn't appeal to me. Something about the redesign makes it look so generic...
 Emma  4/24/19 reply
Ohh wow, excited to see where all this goes.
blaidd drwg 4/24/19 reply
Thank you so much!!! Ha, I've been worried people would get tired of this extended museum scene, but it's not without purpose...
 Emma  4/24/19 reply
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