0219: "Blanket Fort"

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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby Rilian » Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:53 pm UTC

I maked blanket fort in 7th grade. Part of the fort was attached to my bed, and I managed not to wet the bed that night. :D And that's how I realized that if I really wanted to, I could control it. Blanket fort helped me "grow up".
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Postby Geekthras » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:52 am UTC

SNAFU wrote:Blanket forts are for the uninspired. Forts made out of tapped together boxes were much cooler (albeit harder to clean).

I know what you mean. I had one of those in our living room when we move, which is by the way GIGANTIC. it had three main sections: The Conference room (3 6*2*2 bokes arranged so the fronts and the enterance formed a square) The Towers (A couple towers made from 2*2*2 boxes) and The Library(Ultimate TV Box with a flashlight light fixture and books. Also a back door.). It was amazing epic.
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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby Katastrophy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:54 pm UTC

Shortly after seeing this comic, a fort went up in my house at university. It ended up being made with a coffee table turned on end and alot of blankets, and covered both couchs. My boyfriend and I promptly made out in it.

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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby Nero » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:53 pm UTC

On the subject of cardboard box forts... During the last general election, one polling station was at my university. They left behind the cardboard polling booths.

So my friends and I built a fort with them. Right in the middle of the central uni building. It was AWESOME!

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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby Annjellicle » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:40 pm UTC

My first date with my boyfriend boiled down to playing fort all night. Not in a "got some action" way, either... In a "bring back my damn childhood" way. It was fun. Best first date I've ever had. This should be encouraged everywhere. School, work, relationships. Forts are great!

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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby Moo » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:48 pm UTC

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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby OmegaLord » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:01 pm UTC

OK, so some pictures are up at http://geeimbored.wordpress.com/projects/blanket-forts/
I have quite a few more, so look for those soon.
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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby umbrae » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:37 am UTC

OmegaLord wrote:
Thanks, XKCD, for bringing out the kid in me again, and helping me get action! *cheesy thumbs up*

Slightly sleazy uses of XKCD, #402:
Showing comics to people to try to get "action".

It wasn't my intention, merely a positive side effect (for both of us). Also, she was staying over at my apartment for the week anyhow. So regardless of forts, we probably would have been sleeping in the same bed.

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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:18 pm UTC

I never had a blanket fort or cardboard fort as a kid. I was an only child, had very few friends, none of which never came over often until I was a teenager (only time I had friends that lived in same subdivision). A fort really isn't fun unless you have friends to help you build it, or play in it.

I did have a "cave". I had a tall dresser that sat up against one of the short walls, leaving about a three-foot space between it and one of the corners. Perfect place for a cave. My dad would take a sheet, pin it to the wall where the dresser sat, to the adjoining wall, and to the dresser itself. There would be enough excess for it to hang down, hence a "cave". I would sit in it, playing with my toy truck or some other toys. My dad extended it by pulling the excess up and pinning some of it to the wall, and I slept in it once or twice. I clearly remember sleeping in it one Halloween night, because I had a plastic blow-up jack-o-lantern that you inserted an orange or yellow glow-stick into, that acted as a safety device.

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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby Syphon » Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:29 pm UTC

My XC team traveled to Niagara for a couple days, and us senior guys made a blanket fort in our room with Guitar Hero and DDR. <3

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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby Tmcf » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:18 pm UTC

I can now join the multitude of xkcd readers who have built blanket forts with their girlfriends...

This is about what happened: "hey, what do you want to do today?" "I don't know..."

***reads through xkcd archive randomly for an hour***

Girlfriend: "Let's built a blanket fort. Tonight."

Me: "perfect!"

The resulting creation employed three matresses, a couch, two sheets, two 2' by 4's, and a panolopy of pillows and assorted blankets. And, while in the fort, we watched Firefly. WIN!

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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby Taurichik » Sun May 11, 2008 2:35 pm UTC

This comic inspired my friends and I to make a blanket fort last time we had a party- the funny thing was, it was my best friend's 18th b-day :P we also played hide and seek... we have no lives. my other friend's bf kept looking at us like we were crazy. good times

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Re: "Blanket Fort" Discussion

Postby N-1k-T4 » Tue May 13, 2008 9:26 am UTC

I can remember a time where a blanket fort to me was the vacuum with a blanket draped over it and the edges spread out with books siting on them so that i had my own private tepee no one was allowed to enter, and now over the years a blanket fort has become the space between me and my loved one while sleeping in ones embraces, Or it was.. and will be again! oh for the hope of a new love ^_^ though i think the idea of an actual fort of blankets and pillows might be fun to make and explore in attempts to regain my childhood, or not depending on the bf status
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Re: 0219: "Blanket Fort"

Postby Monox D. I-Fly » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:58 am UTC

Well, I admit that it is a childish thing, but childish doesn't mean immature.
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