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[edit] first appearance

It's an alternate universe portal, not a time machine. Religious Corn   19:15, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Good eyes — I fixed it. Trey56 19:17, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Wolfenstein VS Doom

The "Get Sblounkched!" line at the beginning of the 8-Bit-is-Enough section, coupled with the fact that the King of Town behaves just like the Wolfenstein end-of-level-boss, leads me to believe that that is a reference to Wolfenstein 3D, not to Doom. --The New Uzi Bazooka 11:25, 6 August 2010 (UTC)


Okay, I just found out that the segment's called "Castle Poopenstein." This is clearly not a reference to Doom. I'm taking it off. --The New Uzi Bazooka 11:25, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Font

You think it is worth mentioning that the font on "Blue Laser Blasts" (or rather the words Blue Laser), is written in the font DooM, which is based off of the font in Doom?--Geonightman 17:40, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

I never noticed that, good catch! And yes, it is worth mentioning. Just be sure to link Fonts and Breakfast Cereals from Specially Marked to this article, too. Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 18:41, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Daemon

Isn't an email refresh daemon just a general e-mail thing? 75.73.70.113 04:04, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

A Wikipedia: Daemon is a general kind of program, yes. Used mainly by Unix. However, the specific wording of "Refresh.daemon" is what makes it a reference to Doom. Many people, usually WAD builders, have been looking through the Doom source code for decades, and there are a few lines [1] that have puzzled them as to their actual meaning. One is this:
"R_Init: Init DOOM refresh daemon - [................................................]"
What begins as some kind of execution for a process in the code turns into a line of random dots. But as you see, the beginning reads "Init [Initiate] DOOM refresh daemon." So it's a reference. --The New Uzi Bazooka 11:45, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

[edit] "Baron of Hell/Hell knight"

In the Porridge Maiden 'toon, a particular one of the Doom II monsters is identified as "a Baron of Hell/Hell knight". In my opinion, this wording comes across as confusing without context - are these two names for the same thing? is it hard or impossible to tell? etc. To clarify, the issue is that visually the only difference is that Hell knights have a different color and since Strong Bad only drew lineart we can't tell the difference. Discussing the coloration of specific sprites is definitely too much detail for the "Real-World References" section on either cartoon, however I don't feel it's "kinda gratuitous" for a relatively more detailed page like this. I at least think a slight rephrase like "either a Baron of Hell or a Hell Knight" would be better (though in my eyes that still begs the question of "why 'either', don't you know?" from a layperson). -- Bleu Ninja 01:29, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

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