I wonder if in the last panel he should have said something like “wow, that got huge.” It seemed like such a multifaceted analogy which I pinned down solely to “people following it.
I mean, what about
“That’s the resources you end up putting behind it.”
“That’s the stampede of angry people with torches and pitchforks following you afterwards”
‘That’s the representation of the chunk of you life now gone.”
I still like the strip. :)
I think the thing about bubbles is that you really need to play with them or have someone else running around playing with them. Bubbles alone are not a game. Or not much of one.
Then again, i never understood the whole concept of playing very well.