0104: "Find You"

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0104: "Find You"

Postby Scheaume » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:04 pm UTC

http://xkcd.com/c104.html

How has this not been discussed yet?
It gives me shivers (a good kind) every time I read it. It is amazing.

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Re: "Find You" discussion

Postby VannA » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:29 pm UTC

Scheaume wrote:http://xkcd.com/c104.html

How has this not been discussed yet?
It gives me shivers (a good kind) every time I read it. It is amazing.

Discuss.


It is one of my favourites.

It was the romance, combined with the intelligence and obvious geekiness.. and the things that were there to be said, that drew me to the comic in the first place.
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Postby Scheaume » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:43 pm UTC

Is it a modification of some other quote? I never watched the Terminator or anything. =P

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Postby Scheaume » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:05 pm UTC

*thunder* ANSWER ME

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Postby Belial » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:08 pm UTC

Don't believe so.

And don't thunder at me.

The whole thing reminds me of Silent Hill (either of the first two games, but more 2) for some reason.
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Postby Jauss » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:19 am UTC

This is one of my favorites. Sometimes I use it as wallpaper.

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Postby Celyana » Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:34 pm UTC

It reminds me of a postsecret I saw once... http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5108/408/1600/97376050_9480733485.jpg

And if you haven't seen postsecret... http://postsecret.blogspot.com

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Postby richlayers » Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:29 pm UTC

Jauss wrote:This is one of my favorites. Sometimes I use it as wallpaper.


I have it on my computer at home. It's still one of my favorites.

Although the first time I read it I was breezing through the whole comic without reading the alt text. Discovering that added a whole other layer of enjoyment.

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Postby Phy » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:14 pm UTC

The very best of my dreams approach this sort of feeling.

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Postby the rise of math » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:49 am UTC

I can't help but enjoy the more romantic comics...this one is one of my favorites.

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Postby NightStar » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:48 am UTC

I think what draws me to it is the honor and bravery and loyalty, especially in the face of completely unknown obstacles. It's very inspiring.
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Postby Aglet » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:34 am UTC

Really? I just thought the cave looked pretty cool.
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Postby A neutral shade of black. » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:25 pm UTC

I was intrigued by the (to me) obvious similarity between that strip and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Which the Terminator reference then proceeded to ruin by taking away the dramatic side of things. :P
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Postby mrguy753 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:34 am UTC

This one always seems to evoke the feeling of a loved one dying. It reminds of the song "I will follow you into the dark" by Death Cab for Cutie.
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Postby Joshua » Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:58 am UTC

the rise of math wrote:I can't help but enjoy the more romantic comics...


Agreed... They're rare, but great.

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Gargoyles and Silent Hill fan film

Postby Sprocket » Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:59 pm UTC

Jauss wrote:This is one of my favorites. Sometimes I use it as wallpaper.


Nice Gargoyles icon.

Oh, and this comic always makes me think of the Last of the Mohicans.


Also Belial -
LOVE the icon ofcourse, and check out http://www.x-strikestudios.com
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I like the romantic ones, too.

Postby bookishbunny » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:27 pm UTC

This one breaks my heart. I get all wet-eyed every time I read it. It snuck up on me the first time.

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Re: Gargoyles and Silent Hill fan film

Postby Belial » Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:31 pm UTC

CatProximity wrote:Also Belial -
LOVE the icon ofcourse, and check out http://www.x-strikestudios.com


Hahah, X-strike. They make me giggle. Last convention I went to, my friend Dirk spent the entire weekend hanging out around their table fostering his hetero man-crush on one of their team.

The outtakes from Silent Horror were gold, by the by.

"This wasn't part of the plaaaaaan.....!!!!!"

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Postby Alcas » Sun May 20, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

For some reason I found this one the least bit creepy. Probably something about the blackness and spikiness that carried a whiff of the sensation of the possibility of ... I'm getting to the point ... stalkerishness (instant neologism: the quality or state of resembling a stalker). I love a lot of the other romantic ones though.
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Postby GhostWolfe » Mon May 21, 2007 1:38 am UTC

I also tear up everytime I read this one. I have it at home, but I don't dare use it as wallpaper because I would cry all the time. It's deeply touching.
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Postby Wlokos » Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:26 am UTC

This one is probably my favorite comic. The combination of the actual words and then just the guy climbing up that rope is just so amazingly emotional somehow.

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Postby joeframbach » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:12 am UTC

the picture from a distance looks like a face.
if it's supposed to be a cave, why are the stalagmites (stalactites?) inverted? they usually are spiked going upward from the ground, not trenches in the ground.

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Postby GhostWolfe » Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:52 am UTC

I thought it just looked like the cave walls are crumbling away, further adding to the precarious situation into which he's bravely thrown himself.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:10 am UTC

This image has been my background for two months.

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Postby liza » Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:05 am UTC

This comic has always reminded me of "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie. Just my $.02.

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Postby Sprocket » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:55 pm UTC

Somnia wrote:This comic has always reminded me of "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie. Just my $.02.

or "follow you down" by the Wallflowers....ok by the Gin Blossoms. I've had that wrong since 2002.

It always reminded of 'Last of the Moheicans.'

Gives me the heebie jeebies. Makes me feel warm and safe too. I wonder who it was for. It always makes me think he's talking about the one for everyone, whoever it is. Then I read the begining over a few times and can't quite make it match up.


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Postby Belial » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:08 pm UTC

Now that I think on it, it also reminds me of "Everworld" by K.A. Applegate, because the entire series is based on a premise very similar to this*. I would think it's what Randy's referring to....

Except that Everworld was the Applegate series Randy *didn't* read.

*Boy chases across realities and into ridiculous peril for a girl he barely knows, but who he promised he would keep safe.
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Postby Sprocket » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:12 pm UTC

There's a bunch of things like that. That Greek myth about the guy who has to go to Hades to find his lover, but he can't look at her on the way back up, but he does and then he looses her.

Or this anime where these two are best friends and don't realise they're in love until she's bereft of her memory and he has to go get her wings back for her and save her, but her memory will be gone forever and she'll never remember they loved eachother....or something. I started to watch it awhile back...I cant' remember what the bloody it was called. Hmm...

Everworld is a comic book?
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Postby Belial » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:18 pm UTC

There's a bunch of things like that.


Yeah, this just reminded me a bit more strongly because of a couple of the particulars, and because I was thinking a moment ago that Randy had read those books, but then realized I was mistaken, and that he'd read the other two series.

That Greek myth about the guy who has to go to Hades to find his lover, but he can't look at her on the way back up, but he does and then he looses her.


Orpheus and Eurydice.

Everworld is a comic book?


Young adult novel series. Same lady who did "Animorphs" and "Remnants".
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:21 pm UTC

It's one of the major themes in my prevailing story series, too. The main character has, in his artificially short (then exceedingly long) life, only ever been on one date with a girl, and the date wasn't even over when she (and several billion others) were killed. He never even got a chance to kiss her. This is, perhaps, the major thing that contributed to his, er... obsessive dementia. Combined with repetitive reminders of her (she is eventually cloned by the antagonist and used to torture him, and eventually the protagonist clones her as well), his brief contact with this girl drives him to.... well, let's just go with "drastic measures".

What? It's sort of a love story. :)

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Postby Syrin » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:34 pm UTC

That actually reminds me of a quadrilogy by Ian Irvine, called The Well of Echoes. Basically, in the first book, Geomancer, the female protagonist has a rather eidetic memory, and she has this dream of this guy saying "help, help" cause his world is about to explode into lava, so she goes and helps him. But then he turns out to be sort of a dickwad so it's not your conventional love story. In fact, that entire saga by Ian Irvine is slightly depressing. You should, however, still read it.

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Postby Sprocket » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:43 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:It's one of the major themes in my prevailing story series, too. The main character has, in his artificially short (then exceedingly long) life, only ever been on one date with a girl, This is, perhaps, the major thing that contributed to his, er... obsessive dementia. (she is eventually cloned by the antagonist and used to torture him, and eventually the protagonist clones her as well), his brief contact with this girl drives him to.... well, let's just go with "drastic measures".
You probably watch a lot of anime, don't you.

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THANK YOU! I could have looked it up I suppose but I was feeling lazy. I used to know my Greek mythology hardxore. It was probably the gateway to my geekdom. But my first exposure to this story was a cartoon version in the early/mid 80s. So it was at least older than that. Very sad, very beautiful rendition. Anyone seen it?
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Postby Belial » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:45 pm UTC

My first exposure was in class, boringly enough.

My most memorable was the retelling in "Sandman", though.

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Postby LegosDrgn » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:46 pm UTC

CatProximity wrote:Or this anime where these two are best friends and don't realise they're in love until she's bereft of her memory and he has to go get her wings back for her and save her, but her memory will be gone forever and she'll never remember they loved eachother....or something. I started to watch it awhile back...I cant' remember what the bloody it was called. Hmm...


Tsubasa Chronicle. Good series, that one.

Belial wrote:Young adult novel series. Same lady who did "Animorphs" and "Remnants".


Animorphs was an awesome series. I still haven't read the last book just to keep myself in suspense.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:46 pm UTC

CatProximity wrote:You probably watch a lot of anime, don't you.

Not really. Why?

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Postby Sprocket » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:48 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
CatProximity wrote:You probably watch a lot of anime, don't you.

Not really. Why?
My experience with the moodier, need to torment your main characters psychologicaly, etc. style of anime brought me to this conclusion.

LegosDrgn wrote:Tsubasa Chronicle. Good series, that one.

I liked it at first but then it got a little typical. I mean to go back though and see if it's a hump I could get over.

Orpheus & Euridice from ABC...all modernized...creepy. (by the way, not AT ALL what I was talking about earlier.
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Postby Belial » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:51 pm UTC

Animorphs was an awesome series. I still haven't read the last book just to keep myself in suspense.


I lost track of the series when it fell into the doldrums of "Oh noes, the yeerks have taken over [aspect of human society]! The animorphs have to morph [unlikely animal] to put a stop to it!" repetitiveness. I heard that it broke out of that cycle after a bit, though, and so I've been trying to reconstruct enough of a collection that I can finish reading the series to the end, but it's hard as hell to find them these days.
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Postby LegosDrgn » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:51 pm UTC

CatProximity wrote:
LegosDrgn wrote:Tsubasa Chronicle. Good series, that one.

I liked it at first but then it got a little typical. I mean to go back though and see if it's a hump I could get over.


It's still not over. Next season should be starting pretty soon actually...

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Postby Sprocket » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:53 pm UTC

LegosDrgn wrote:
CatProximity wrote:
LegosDrgn wrote:Tsubasa Chronicle. Good series, that one.

I liked it at first but then it got a little typical. I mean to go back though and see if it's a hump I could get over.


It's still not over. Next season should be starting pretty soon actually...

Maybe that's why I stopped watching it. One of those never ending anime.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:54 pm UTC

CatProximity wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
CatProximity wrote:You probably watch a lot of anime, don't you.

Not really. Why?
My experience with the moodier, need to torment your main characters psychologicaly, etc. style of anime brought me to this conclusion.

Well, that's mostly my area of specialty.... mental disorders, psychological disorders, and so forth. I suffer from a plethora of them myself, and I like to explore them in others. What happens when a character with virtually unlimited biological potential experiences unfathomable trauma? What happens when a person with a traumatic childhood develops unwanted powers? What happens when a person with a traumatic childhood is GIVEN tremendous powers? What happens when a subjugated personality regains dominance?

And so forth. :)


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