gooley wrote:Seriously, Randall. Nobody cares about your personal life, we just want entertaining comics. Please keep it professional.
Can someone please just call him a Nazi so that we can stop discussing this?
syko_lozz wrote:Poor Randall.
Those numbers look a lot like the C-word (the 6 letter one!).
When your world revolves around a sample of n=1, stats mean very little.
Sending my prayers too
lemmings wrote:Wow, um, I know that we as random, anonymous, Internet citizens have absolutely no right to be involved in your personal life, but if this has anything to do with real events, like what happened 5 months ago...
The Reaper wrote:I'm still fine with people having reactors, and still against them weaponizing the leftovers.
Walter Bishop wrote:Why would anyone kill a scientist? What have we ever done?
phantomwhale wrote:"Probability of survival verse time" is a slowly descending graph for all of us - cancer sufferers just have to confront this fact much sooner. I occasionally got the impression Randall knew someone who had cancer though, rather than suffering himself, and there I can't comment. Sure, it would suck if cancer killed me, but oddly I'm more upset about how that would affect those I leave behind and love - my wife, my mother, my nieces. (in my mind, the men-folk can suck it up and look after themselves, clearly...) Cancer can be just as hard on those closest to the patient - after all, if they complain or call out for help, it can look a little bit vain given they are not the one with cancer - but I think carer's need as much support and need to express themselves as anyone.
Vertigo wrote:I had to think about how I felt about this one for a minute.
Beyond the fact that frankly, I come here for a smile and not a reminder of my own mortality, there's the fact that my family comes here for the same reason. And I really don't like the reminder that they just got instead.
I've got a kid on the way, [...]
Randall wrote:The comics tend not to be autobiographical, they're either about something that happened to me and they're will be a two year time lag so if I was in one situation now I'll be writing about what things were like two years ago, and now I'm in a completely different situation, but now it's long enough ago that I can be sarcastic about it.
But, it does make it weird for people who I'm hanging out with, friends or people I'm dating, if there starts to be this general feeling that I'm writing about them, or writing about my real life. They start to get letters from their friends every time there's a comic about them getting in a fight with someone, or a breakup, or being friends with someone and wanting to date them and they'll say "Oh, is this about you?" "It's okay, he wronged you, I can tell from the comic."
Shay Guy wrote:Meaning of both solid line and dashed line unclear.gooley wrote:Nobody cares about your personal life, we just want entertaining comics.
Speak for yourself.
lasercannon wrote:gooley wrote:Seriously, Randall. Nobody cares about your personal life, we just want entertaining comics. Please keep it professional.
Martinab wrote:This comic is breaking my heart. To Randall and the person who this comic is about, I wish you lots of strength and best of luck.
To some of the posters above: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empathy
gooley wrote:brinhe wrote:gooley's a clear troll.
Darke wrote:See the problem is you're being too blunt. This forum is filled with a lot of geeks and nerds, so nobody here is unfamiliar with the concept of trolling. On a normal website, the obvious lack of basic human empathy would have stirred a violent reaction of people accusing you of possessing all kinds of vile character traits and being a souless, heartless bastard, but here nobody is going to bite, not if you're going to be as subtle as a baseball bat to the head. I would have suggested a simpler "Is anyone else kind of growing tired of Randall's comics about his personal life? I mean, I understand he's going through tough times but this comic is really supposed to be funny, I'm not here to read A Softer World." Granted, such a post would not likely not stir the same vitriolic reaction you're attempting to cause with your first post, but I think you'd be far more likely to at least get a serious reaction other than "lol troll."gooley wrote:Seriously, Randall. Nobody cares about your personal life, we just want entertaining comics. Please keep it professional.
That being said, I guess I can consider myself trolled now. (In my defense, it's 1:30 AM, I'd rather not go to sleep, and I feel like flexing my writing muscles)
DrCron wrote:The solid line is the survival/non relapse percentage by time. The dashed line is likely a histogram of relapses/deaths by time since being considered "clear" of the initial cancer.
syko_lozz wrote:When your world revolves around a sample of n=1, stats mean very little.
Arathald wrote:mewshi wrote:Tl;dr: being a nerd isn't always funny or entertaining. You see death through the same eyes you see life with.
I love the sentiment, as well as how you phrased it. May I use this?
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