About

Nose Ears is an absurd comic about the absurd things in life. There’s not any particular topic because absurdity can be found everywhere: In the Internet, in computers, games, gender, bigotry, power structures, copyright, language, crappy ideologies, belief systems, emotions and much more.

There’s also an official German version. A few comic strips are untranslatable, so they only exist in one language.

The characters

The earlings are the main characters. Earlings are white circular-shaped little creatures. There are many different earlings with different ears out there, but this comic is mainly about two of them: Mimi and Eunice.

Mimi and Eunice

Mimi and Eunice

The two main characters are Mimi (with pointy ears) and Eunice (with floppy ears). “Mimi” is pronounced [ˈmimi] and “Eunice” is pronounced [ˈjunɜs].

It’s hard to pin down these two, for their identity, role and mood changes wildly all the time. They represent the nature of chaos itself, a blank slate, to be a mockery of making sense. One day, they might work as prison guard or for Corporation, Inc. one day and the other they become brave warriors in the fight against the real enemy, and in another day they just argue about who ate the cake. Like people, they love, they laugh, they are sad, they cry.

What’s for sure is that they have a lot of opinions on pretty much everything, only to make a 180° turn the other day. They often mock each other for bad ad-hoc arguments (or arguments that seem to be bad). More often than not, they get into a fight, but they’ll find peace shortly afterwards. Their relationship status is as chaotic as their identity, however, you often see them together.

The only thing that doesn’t seem to change are their names. Everything else is up for grabs.

Grammar

Now this begs the question: If the identity isn’t defined, what are the correct pronouns to refer to the two? How does one refer to Mimi and Eunice via pronouns? The correct answer is: It’s anything, really. Can be “he”, “she” or even “it”, “they”, “xer” or whatever else can be used as pronoun nowadays.

Poppy

Poppy

Poppy has one pointy an one floppy ear. This kind of ears is known as “shift-eared”. She first appeared in the Ear Binary. Poppy is female.

Keno

Keno

Keno is male and his ears have a clear kink. When he first appeared, he unknowingly disproved the Ear Ternary. He’s also a recovering problem gambler.

Corporation, Inc.

Corporation, Inc. logo

Corporation, Incorporated is the giant faceless multi-quadrillion company that seeks to dominate the market and by extension, the world. They are mainly active as a software and Internet company, but, being a giant faceless multi-quadrillion company, they occasionally try to enter other markets as well. Their logo is the capital letter C.

Mimi and Eunice occasionally work for them.

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