stib wrote: nthj wrote:
This is the kind of comic that originally got me interested in xkcd. Beautiful and ephemeral. Thanks
I'd say they're the opposite
of ephemeral. Beautiful and timeless.
Not necessarily. The death rate could go up or (hopefully) down. Dog bites could go up or down. We could massively slow the rate at which we produce plastic bottles, and I'm sure one day iPhones will fall and thus the frequency of their screens breaking will decline.
It is timeless in that this comic shall forever capture now
, sort of like how the Internet Community maps captured the internets of their day. But times will change, frequencies will alter, and a new comic will be in order.
It is timeless in representing now, and ephemeral in the flow of time.
I can only help but cheer on all those European Union residents experiencing their own kiss.
Or shelter adoptions, for that matter. Many things.