El Pez-Imista By Genevieve Mumma

El Pez-Imista By Genevieve Mumma

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TRANSLATION:
1
Rice: Hi! I am rice
Fish: Hi.
2
Rice: What’s wrong?
Fish: Nothing
3
Rice: Are you sad?
Fish: No.
4
Rice: But–
Fish: I’m not sad!
5
Fish: I am simply accepting the fact that we will either be eaten or no longer exist by the end of this comic.
6
Rice: Why are you so negative?
Fish: I don’t know, I am only a fish.
7
Rice: A fish? More like a pessimist!
Fish: Haha
The joke is that fish in Spanish is “pez” and pessimist in Spanish is “pesimista.” Throughout the strip the “pez” is frowning and says negative things, so in panel 7 the rice says the pun that the fish is being a “pez-imista” (a pessimist). It is a play on words that only works in Spanish.