October 22nd, 2012

Mountain Time 400

Frankly, 400 is probably the least exciting of every multiple of 100 below about 1400..

400 comics! That’s way more than I ever thought I’d make. Big thanks to all my awesome readers, and even the non-awesome ones (though I doubt there are any)!

I guess there’s nothing to do now but shoot for 500.

Oh, there was was a thing I thought up few months ago where I wanted to make a sort of “best-of” list of Mountain Time episodes. I’d say there’s maybe a 75% chance there was actually a reason for this, but I forget it. Anyway, if there’s a comic or two that really stood out to you, I’d like to know about it, in case I ever remember the reason. (You can use the search function on the Archive page to help you find things.)

Here’s a Pelican Cell-o’-lantern:



  1. ColdFusion

    I always say “this one’s my favorite” but I never mark them down.. and now there’s 400 to wade through
    ahh I remember the first time I hit 400..
    I think in techno china they’ve come up with the cure for liver/skull swapping.

  2. Gendreavus

    I speak for all your awesome readers when I say thank you for the thanks. I also speak for them when I ask where the bathroom is, because those burritos we had for dinner last night just aren’t sitting well.

  3. isto

    Cold: Yeah, I’ll probably just have to search the comments. But liver/skull swapping isn’t all bad; for one thing, you get drunk a lot faster.

    Gendreavus: Right this way.

  4. ItEndsWithTens

    When the frizzy haired gentleman’s robot fails to place in the competition, he’ll surely be eating some Humility Crullers!

    Congratulations on four hundred comics! Please accept this gift of punctuation:

    As far as notable selections from your oeuvre, I’m going to start digging through the archive to see if there are others, but I instantly know my all-Mountain-Time favorite: http://mountaincomics.com/2010/01/14/the-sink-that-destroyed-fear-but-was-not-a-sink/

    Crafted according to the Rube Goldberg/Mouse Trap school of comics, apparently, one thing stumbling haphazardly into the next yet landing perfectly on its feet, all wrapped up at the end like a Christmas present with only the finest bow on top.

  5. isto

    Thanks! I like that one too. And now I’ve added “Rube Goldbergesque” to my mental repertoire of narrative techniques.

  6. The Sentient Houseplant

    I’m with Mr. Football Pants on this one, chess diagrams suck. “Knight to Queen five” what is that nonsense?

    As for favorites, I am particularly partial to this little number:
    And have used the same argument to some of my friends. Also this one:
    For its wonderful Title Drop

  7. The Sentient Houseplant

    And as a notice to all of you people out to do an archive binge to find one comic you remember but didn’t save use this:
    I put in “batman returns trivia kiosk” and the one I was looking for was the first (and only) return.

  8. isto

    That’s one I wouldn’t have thought of. Thanks! (Looking at it now, I like the pacing.)

    Also — and I ask this impartially, and of everybody — do you think it’s better to direct people to “the search function on the Archive page,” or simply to ohnorobot.com? They’re the same thing, except the former only searches Mountain Time, and the latter might be less confusing? (I don’t claim to really understand you hu-mans.)

  9. The Sentient Houseplant

    Well I might be biased to ohnorobot, but only because I didn’t know the archive page had a search function. So, my bad there.

  10. isto

    ’s’all good. I wonder why WordPress decided I needed to moderate your first post. I had mostly forgotten about the cardinal directions one.

  11. Iffyflux

    this one is my Favorite http://mountaincomics.com/2011/09/06/mountain-time-293/

  12. isto

    Oh yeah — I’ve been meaning to write a sequel to that one for, well, 13.5 months now.

  13. The Soul of a Talking Leopard Whose Soul is Actually a Changeling Named "Shadow the Leopard, why the #@!#!! Would you Think I was called Shadow the Hedgehog?", who is Currently Hunting Antelopes for Their Livers, Unless he's Doing Something Else

    “You look like a person who loses a lot of blood”.
    :giggles for five minutes straight:
    That’s probably not a healthy sign for someone who forgoes catnip and all other forms of mind alteration.

    I always respect whoever I’m about to devour the liver of. It’s turned out great so far.

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