I, for one, do talk like that regularly. Furthermore, I have the advantage of having an SO who is just as strange, intelligent, and quirky. We make quantum physics puns at each other on a regular basis. We're very happy together.
I, for one, don't boast about my relationship.
savanik wrote:The fact that 'no one talks like this in real life' is simply a literary mechanism
Sorry, but NOT HERE. The mark of xkcd is that most comics are meant to be verosimilar -- the caracters and situations are supposed to be somehow familiar and relatable, and the humour comes from things that break that familiarity. xkcd is not surrealistic or absurd; it's surprisingly down to Earth. The problem is that THE WRITING IS VERY BAD and the dialogue is terrible: "I'm here to pick you up. You're not dressed?"... WHO TALKS LIKE THAT? That's not "quirkiness"; that's just bad writing.
SirMustapha wrote:The moment when you start talking like a "character" from an xkcd comic, GO OUT AND DO SO IN PUBLIC. Everyone talks the same way these days, and it's getting seriously boring.
What do you mean, "everyone talks the same way"? Not to me, no; each one has a very distinct and personal way of talking, different from everyone else -- be it little or a lot, but still different. I know plenty of people and no two people talk the same -- very special, interesting styles. It's the inherent variety of life. Unlike you, I appreciate that, and I don't need to act and talk in a completely fake, fabricated and awkward manner just to feel "different". I don't need that kind of validation, thanks.
Also, Randall fixed the hair. RANDALL FIXED THE HAIR
. Could it be possible that Randall didn't notice it before? Or was he too lazy to do it sooner?... just HOW MUCH does Randall care about his own webcomic, anyway??