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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:10 am UTC

No. Your revision made it worse. We don't need an example conversation as our minds will come up with a better (read: more personal and therefore better to the reader and no one else) version of what the conversation could have been.

It's a common mistake made by horror movies. Want it to be scary? Don't show the monster. Want a joke to be funny? Don't explain the details. Broad strokes.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:23 am UTC

780 - rubbing it in for all the pain that Diablo 3 players go through:
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:59 am UTC

I like the subtle "not really" on #316, so I present...

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby TheMac » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:59 am UTC

Title: Anti-Philosophy

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Sources: http://xkcd.com/220/, http://xkcd.com/564/

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:04 am UTC

TheMac wrote:Title: Anti-Philosophy

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Sources: http://xkcd.com/220/, http://xkcd.com/564/

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby brakos82 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:08 am UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby philsov » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:29 pm UTC

The time and seasons go on, but all the rhymes and reasons are wrong
I know I'll discover after its all said and done I should've been a nun.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby philsov » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:27 pm UTC

And again!

http://xkcd.com/1092/

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:25 pm UTC

My version of 1093:

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Nylonathatep » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:22 pm UTC

Source: http://xkcd.com/1046/

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Angelastic » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:37 pm UTC

I made a few versions of 1048.

In the spirit of making things slightly worse, here's one with way too many straight lines:
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Here's one that was barely researched at all and probably does not have the correct proportions:

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And here's one based on a song by The Arrogant Worms:

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Burkitt » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:25 pm UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby UniqueScreenname » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:04 am UTC

I love that. LOVE.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby WolfieMario » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:17 am UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby poxic » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:05 am UTC

WolfieMario wrote:On a similar token, ceci n'est pas des organes génitaux.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby teelo » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:33 am UTC

My parody of 1107, from the perspective of a New Zealander.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby GenericAnimeBoy » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:34 pm UTC

teelo wrote:My parody of 1107, from the perspective of a New Zealander.


Man, sports in NZ sound way more interesting than the ones over here.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Nylonathatep » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:37 pm UTC

My parody of 1107, from the perspective of a Canadian:

Source: http://www.xkcd.com/1107/

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby pkcommando » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:32 pm UTC

I decided to get in on this, 2 quick ones.
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Postby gingermrkettle » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:50 pm UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby sourmìlk » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:15 am UTC

This thread is moving too slowly. I demand more but refuse to contribute.

Actually I'm thinking of something with the latest comic. It's simple and succinct, I'm sure I can do something with it.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby SirBryghtside » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:34 am UTC

Thy will be done.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Nylonathatep » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:11 am UTC

Fine... Just for you sourmilk...

Source : http://xkcd.com/1013/

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Source: http://www.xkcd.com/1121/

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Postby Dr. Diaphanous » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:06 am UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby SirBryghtside » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:59 pm UTC

I d'awwed.
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby sourmìlk » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:34 am UTC

:D
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby brakos82 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:04 pm UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby eran_rathan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:59 pm UTC

brakos82 wrote:/500/


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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Shro » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:59 pm UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Dr. Diaphanous » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:15 pm UTC

xkcd.com/1132/

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby gingermrkettle » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:18 pm UTC

[quote="Dr. Diaphanous"]xkcd.com/1132/

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And with more obviousness from 1126...

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby el matematico » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:25 pm UTC

1134. It had to be done.
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I waited for you...
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Postby B-Caff » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:39 pm UTC

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Nylonathatep » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:52 pm UTC

el matematico wrote:1134. It had to be done.
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I waited for you...



I wanted to do one for that comic but nothing came to mind at the time.

Well done!!! :)

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby sco » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:45 pm UTC

This is an awesome thread, hopefully I'll get some time to make one soon... I hope.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby GenericAnimeBoy » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:19 am UTC

How am I the first to get this one up? Too obvious? :roll:

1135 + 126
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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby WolfieMario » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:04 am UTC

Also fairly obvious.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby dragonridingsorceress » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:57 am UTC

1134: The most obvious worsening.

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Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Postby Nylonathatep » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:50 pm UTC

Source: http://www.xkcd.com/1139/

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