0735: "Floor"

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0735: "Floor"

Postby Megaryuu » Mon May 03, 2010 3:55 am UTC

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Title Text: We once got grounded when we convinced the FAA to block flights through our county because of ash clouds.

Wow, this is taking a cool game to fun extremes! I wish I had thought of this!

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Floor

Postby eviloatmeal » Mon May 03, 2010 3:55 am UTC

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Title text: "We once got grounded when convinced the FAA to block flights through our county because of ash clouds."
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby lingomaniac88 » Mon May 03, 2010 3:58 am UTC

Nice pun in the alt-text, Randall.
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Postby -.Mateo.- » Mon May 03, 2010 3:59 am UTC

I've always been amazed of how international this game is, since I first played it when I was about 6yo and I'm from Argentina...(and the only time I remember seeing it on tv was in a Simpsons episode that aired just a few years ago...)
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Postby eviloatmeal » Mon May 03, 2010 4:03 am UTC

Wow, I flailed hard today I guess.
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby Nintendon't » Mon May 03, 2010 4:06 am UTC

Ahahaha, ash clouds.
It's like real life, except not.

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Mon May 03, 2010 4:10 am UTC

Whenever we played this I had to play Robert Iverson. I'd always get killed off 5 seconds in, by being bonked on the head and pushed onto the floor. :(

I didn't have very nice friends.


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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby mszegedy » Mon May 03, 2010 4:11 am UTC

I thought only I did this when I was young…

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby joee » Mon May 03, 2010 4:14 am UTC

Where did they get the detonator from? Does everyone have cooler toys than me? :(

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby BlueNight » Mon May 03, 2010 4:15 am UTC

I never played this. However, at night, the earth and streets would disappear, leaving only the sidewalks. The buildings were all space stations. To fall forever was the only threat...
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby SorryBoringNickName » Mon May 03, 2010 4:18 am UTC

Hot lava??

Naive

When I was a child it was "pichí caliente" (hot pee).
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby Kaijyuu » Mon May 03, 2010 4:28 am UTC

I only ever played this at the sandbox during recess. I'd collect imaginary powerups like lava boots and a lava kayak with the ultimate goal of getting back to the school (and thus be safe).
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby skine » Mon May 03, 2010 4:29 am UTC

I'm honestly not sure if I played "the floor is lava" when I was a kid.

We did play "don't touch the stones," seeing as our playground was of the type with large wooden structures surrounded by the tiny stones that always got in your shoes. I guess we just weren't that creative.

The playground looked something like this:
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby The Origamist » Mon May 03, 2010 4:33 am UTC

I pretended similar things all the time as a kid. A perpetual favorite of my friends and I was to try to cross from one end of the local playground to the other without touching the "lava" woodchips. This was about the only way I ever had the willpower to make it across the monkey bars.
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Mon May 03, 2010 4:34 am UTC

Randall should have reversed the order of things, so the most extreme was on the right side. But a pretty good comic regardless.

One game we played as kids was to take every blanket and sheet in the house, pile them on one of us, and then we all jumped on them.
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby The Origamist » Mon May 03, 2010 4:35 am UTC

I love the proportions on the kids in this strip; it really puts into perspective how big stick-figure heads are.
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby Omegaton » Mon May 03, 2010 4:38 am UTC

This comic takes me back. Thus, it is awesome.

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby NMcCoy » Mon May 03, 2010 4:45 am UTC

Randall, get out of my weekly game/Ludum Dare 17 entry. :D
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Mon May 03, 2010 4:52 am UTC

joee wrote:Where did they get the detonator from? Does everyone have cooler toys than me? :(

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby torontoraptor » Mon May 03, 2010 4:55 am UTC

My cheese has been severely burnt. I used to play this in the mall, combining it with this
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby tastelikecoke » Mon May 03, 2010 4:56 am UTC

^me too, except it was the deep blue sea (blue tiles. black tiles are rarities)

There's a cheat to the game, if you have a wheeled office chair you can get to anywhere above the lava. The only problem is trying to avoid hitting the lava when moving forward.

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby lexii » Mon May 03, 2010 5:02 am UTC

took me five seconds to get this.

then i fell off my chair.

this is one of my favorites.

i love typing like this.

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Postby Eternal Density » Mon May 03, 2010 5:10 am UTC

Makes me think of Dwarf Fortress.
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby SummerGlauFan » Mon May 03, 2010 5:53 am UTC

I used to play the lava game, too.

However, what the kids in that panel are doing reminds me of my sister and my cousin when they got together as little kids. They were always doing something bad in their games, like flooding bathrooms, breaking lights, etc.
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby squareroot » Mon May 03, 2010 6:05 am UTC

I remember playing this so much just last year! (I'm young for these forums.)

Here it's generally called "Hot Lava Monster", and it's a more variation on tag than anything else. One player is the monster, and they can only walk on the lava (also, part of the play structure's rim is usually a different color, they can try to climb on that too, but it's very very difficult and slightly dangerous). The rest of us are only allowed to touch the lava for 3 seconds at a time. The Lava Monster tries to tag us.

Once I cam up with a cheat where people take off their jackets, move forward for 2 seconds, and then jump back on their jackets. It was a very cheap way of crossing. Eventually it got banned by... the playground mods? :P
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby clanders » Mon May 03, 2010 6:09 am UTC

Taking a common [childhood] activity to its illogical extreme - Randy does it again! And again. And again.

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby Thendash » Mon May 03, 2010 6:14 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:Makes me think of Dwarf Fortress.

At first I thought it was going to be a Dwarf Fortress reference because of the channeling it away and solidifying it with water.

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby westrim » Mon May 03, 2010 6:19 am UTC

Like many things, TvTropes has ruined Lava for me.

glasnt wrote:
joee wrote:Where did they get the detonator from? Does everyone have cooler toys than me? :(

Also, HI GLASNT

GOLLY GOSH DARN GEE WIZ IT'S JOEE HI JOEE HOW ARE YOU

When did this thing start between yous guiz anyway? For as long as I've been coming to this forum you two have been doing this.

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby thanksbastards » Mon May 03, 2010 6:35 am UTC

skine wrote:I'm honestly not sure if I played "the floor is lava" when I was a kid.

We did play "don't touch the stones," seeing as our playground was of the type with large wooden structures surrounded by the tiny stones that always got in your shoes. I guess we just weren't that creative.

The playground looked something like this:
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wait waitwait. is that playground a bloody kit?!? I thought it was the one and only super cool playground dubbed "castle park" in my youthfull, blissfull days. I thihnk it was in lexington? we could only go there if we were ever so lucky. If there is more than one my joy may be deminished, and when that happens I will resort to arson to reset the balance of my mind!

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby RebeccaRGB » Mon May 03, 2010 6:46 am UTC

sje46 wrote:Randall should have reversed the order of things, so the most extreme was on the right side.

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I agree, it reads better this way. :)
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby 00Davo » Mon May 03, 2010 7:25 am UTC

And here I was expecting some form of convection shielding. The stuff's molten rock. Convection will have fried the poor kids almost instantly. :(
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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby Nutshell » Mon May 03, 2010 7:27 am UTC

sje46 wrote:Randall should have reversed the order of things, so the most extreme was on the right side.
I actually like how the situation seems to grow out of control. The first has obviously accomplished something. The second knows what needs to be done, but needs help. And the third is just about to lose it.

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby sippawitz » Mon May 03, 2010 7:32 am UTC

huh. when we were really young we'd play this at the supermarket on the black an white tiles, with the black being lava. then we grew up and started playing games like push stibbo off the cliff into the water, or tie poncy stibbo up and go home for tea...

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby philipppixel » Mon May 03, 2010 7:47 am UTC

heheh, the props really look like calvin & hobbes furniture. Nice touch!

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby AlbeyAmakiir » Mon May 03, 2010 7:57 am UTC

I was 20 when I first heard of this game. Apparently, it's great for learning aspects of parkour, when done outside.

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby WhiteAvenger » Mon May 03, 2010 8:02 am UTC

The Comic was great - the alt-text actually made me ROFL. I nearly fell off my chair.

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby LTK » Mon May 03, 2010 8:07 am UTC

Awe. Some. xkcd.

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby laylaholic » Mon May 03, 2010 8:36 am UTC

Ooh I love this game! Can I be Tommy Lee Jones? :D

Volcano is such a good bad movie...

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby Lonewolf I » Mon May 03, 2010 9:06 am UTC

Burst out laughing on this one. :mrgreen:

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Re: "Floor" Discussion

Postby Monika » Mon May 03, 2010 9:13 am UTC

Oh this is what the Icelandic kids have been up to lately.
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