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Confusion (thanks Metroidman)

Yes, this mistake (the one between lava and acid) is made quite often, and Metroidman gave me the idea of making a comic strip out of it. Hence, thank him for the comic, sorta :}

As for stalagmite and stalactite, stalactites are mineral deposits that hang from the ceiling of a cave, while stalagmites grow from the ground upwards. Gotta love speleothems. Poor Kraid. He's the one I dumped the stupidity on, since he's really the only other one around (for now... that's right, I said for now. There will be more mini-recurring characters coming with time. More, indicating that Geruda is obviously already a recurring character).

After some backtracking
Ok... so... any ideas on how to cross the acid pool?
... How long have you lived on Zebes, before hitting Zebeth?
I dunno... about 18 or so. Basically most of my life.
And you're calling this thick, red, bubbly liquid acid, correct?
... I don't like where this is going.
It's LAVA, damnit! Christ... that's like mixing up stalagmite and stalactite.
... what are those again?
They're speleothems! Bah, you're useless.

Metroid, Samus, Kraid, and the rest of 'em are all property of Nintendo, who to my knowledge wouldn't do anything such as sue me or shut poor Planet Zebeth down, because they're so damn nice, and Metroid kicks ass : }
This particular comic strip was made solely by me, by that happy little program known as MSPaint. Yes, the one that everyone runs in fear from. That's why the comic looks the way it does.