Just cool it, 'k? I love xkcd, Firefly and Serenity. I thought the comics last week weren't bad, but weren't LOLfunny either. Let's just get over it.
They perceive my perambulations upon my gyroscopically-balanced personal transportation device, and have thus concluded that I am of Caucasian decent, and, while intelligent, I am also somewhat socially inept. - Peculiar Alfred
I think it's supposed to be like attending a sporting event (something which I have no personal experience with, and I'd like it to stay that way (unless you count homecoming games, where I just stood around on the grass and talked to people.)); cheering is acceptable, but booing or insulting specific players is rude. Discussions of sporting events are something I don't care to watch, and I would much rather we moved things along so I can watch The Simpsons.
Dad, where is Grandpa right now?
"His source code was forked, backups moved off-site, and merged with a compatible project with similar goals. As was mine, as will yours be, someday."
Jay's post on the "xkcd sucks" blog really hits on the main criticisms of this latest series. In particular, "I think Randall has it in him to write a decent comic. He was funny once, he's just become self-indulgent as hell (and I'd bet the constant love from his fans has a little something to do with that.)"
Seriously, GET AN EDITOR, RANDALL! A little objectivity never hurt anyone.
Talk about that one -- I was pretty amazed that the criticism on the "Overrated" blog made any sort of sense, and that it resonated in me. That was a quite good indication that, in my opinion, something was seriously wrong with the comic. Usually that blog is complete bullshit (I even sometimes suspect the posts are supposed to be awful, because they usually make the comic seem even better in retrospect -- and then again, they're just trying to be funny), but that time I hardly disagree with it at all.
But I can't say I've been turned "against" xkcd. I'll keep on reading, after all, it hardly takes away my time, and it IS a very unpredictable comic. That's what's fun about it. Randall still has a LONG way to go if he wants to put me off for good.
Katieesq wrote:Whatever guys, this series of strips is just a thinly veiled attempt for Randall Munroe to have an electric skateboard race with Nathan Fillion at this year's Comic Con. Though I only have anecdotal evidence, Fillion is known to be gracious towards his fans, and putting out the strip now gives him enough time to get acquainted with an electric skateboard so as not to embarrass himself. You'd think long time readers would be hip to his machinations by now.