This is the very first reader submitted Full Moon Moment that I’ve turned into a comic. I’ve decided to mark these sort of Full Moon Moments by placing the logo in a 5th floating panel in the middle of the strip.
I’m glad that this story was submitted, for while I HAD heard the story before, I completely forgot about it. Thus we all would have been deprived of this seminal moment in the life of Moon had the submission not been sent.
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In defense of Moon, moving to a new country is bound to have these sort of moments. I specifically remember thinking the wooden pretzel on a wand that was in my first Japanese apartment was some sort of Kenyan souvenir left behind by the previous inhabitants. Turns out it was for beating futons on the balcony. I didn’t even know futons had to be beaten! So in my book, stumbling across a food item that is not meant to be eaten is a lot less embarrassing.