1029: "Drawing Stars"

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1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Clayh » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:04 am UTC

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Title Text: Screw these 36-degree angles. I'm converting to Judaism.
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I actually don't draw stars like this... I do it slightly differently.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby rhomboidal » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:04 am UTC

I believe Satanism loses half of its new followers due to this issue.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Draco Tempus » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:06 am UTC

Does satanism really use pentagrams as much as say wiccan? I don't know its a real question

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:11 am UTC

Anyone else have trouble loading the image/comic?

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby xkcdfan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:21 am UTC

That's stupid, Randall.

Anyone who draws stars in a different order from how I do it is stupid.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Draco18s » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:42 am UTC

In response to the comic:
Continue, continue! You'll make an 8 pointed star!

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby WolfieMario » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:49 am UTC

xkcdfan wrote:That's stupid, Randall.

Anyone who draws stars in a different order from how I do it is stupid.

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Fool! You do not understand the importance of the direction in which you draw your pentagrams!
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As the above diagram shows, in this comic Randall had attempted to invoke spiritual energy. The point of the comic was that the drawing of a pentagram should not be taken lightly: as he was drawing the pentagram for invoking a spirit, he realized that the approaching spirit was malevolent, and immediately aborted the invocation.

You, on the other hand, are drawing Earth-banishing pentagrams. It is no wonder that the state of our planet is in environmental decline, thanks to heathens such as yourself...

Source: http://www.shadowsofoz.net/basics/pentagram.html

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:02 am UTC

Forget Judaism. 7-Pointed stars are the big deal.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Judah » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:14 am UTC

I thought this comic was lame. If you can connect two points you can draw the last line. No protractors necessary. Presumably Randall knows this, but I still don't get the joke.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby ijuin » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:23 am UTC

WolfieMario wrote:
xkcdfan wrote:That's stupid, Randall.

Anyone who draws stars in a different order from how I do it is stupid.

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Fool! You do not understand the importance of the direction in which you draw your pentagrams!
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Out of curiosity, is the orientation of these pentagrams supposed to be relative to the person drawing them, or relative to some absolute direction (e.g. north/south/east/west)?

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby mrkips » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:27 am UTC

Possible fix:
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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Weeks » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:29 am UTC

Judah wrote:I thought this comic was lame. If you can connect two points you can draw the last line. No protractors necessary. Presumably Randall knows this, but I still don't get the joke.
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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby senorred » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:30 am UTC

I swear I had a math teacher in fourth grade who made an assignment of "who can draw the most stars in 2 minutes". Because who gives a crap about times tables when you don't know how to make your notes pretty?

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby lly » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:42 am UTC

ijuin wrote:Out of curiosity, is the orientation of these pentagrams supposed to be relative to the person drawing them, or relative to some absolute direction (e.g. north/south/east/west)?


The person drawing them.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby standingwave » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:47 am UTC

I've been invoking Earth every time I draw a star and had no idea. Good for Earth, I guess. :roll:

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Kaelin » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:52 am UTC

I've used the Fire-banishing order and never had a problem making it come out right.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby da Doctah » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:00 am UTC

Clayh wrote:I actually don't draw stars like this... I do it slightly differently.


You started off just fine. The main thing to remember is that the third stroke should be as close to horizontal as you can manage. Then the rest will fall into place naturally.

Now, let's talk about how you draw an ampersand....

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby inhumandecency » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:06 am UTC

When you reach panel 4, you just draw a line back to your starting point, and marvel at how you drew a star pointing in an unexpected direction!

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Linux0s » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:08 am UTC

Next up... Randall draws a blank.
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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Quicksilver » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:09 am UTC

I just remember it as benchtop
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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Istaro » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:25 am UTC

I had no idea that anyone drew five-pointed stars in ways other than xkcdfan's diagram ("earth banishing").

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Proginoskes » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:26 am UTC

The inverted pentagram is an indication of bad heavy metal music.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Adacore » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:30 am UTC

I think I instinctively draw spirit-banishing stars. No wonder my life is so unfulfilled :lol:

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby glasnt » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:31 am UTC

My stars always come out retarded :(

*tries to recreate one correctly now*...

Nope :(

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Hamsvlekiss » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:45 am UTC

Yay, I'm not the only one who fucks it up!

As it turns out, I draw the air-banishing variant, which may explain why I sometimes have trouble breathing.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Linux0s » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:52 am UTC

*gasp*

"I was taught to draw earth banishing pentagrams in grade school."

*And I'm sure it was against my will. No doubt I would have rather been elsewhere had they asked.
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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby jalohones » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:24 am UTC

standingwave wrote:I've been invoking Earth every time I draw a star and had no idea. Good for Earth, I guess. :roll:

That's OK, I've been banishing Earth. And thus is the balance of the universe maintained.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:44 am UTC

As a man of science, I only draw 112-gons. Direction decides spin and line thickness chooses isotope.
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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby stefzg » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:50 am UTC

Right on track for a seven-pointed-star though.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby soraos21 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:52 am UTC

I've always been invoking air with every star I draw. Now I think I know why the weather has been following me around the country.
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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby jokergirl » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:19 am UTC

I don't see the problem...

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(maybe if you write "pentagram" instead of "star"...?)

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby teppic75 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:50 am UTC

Also notice that you actually cannot draw the Star of David (with 6 points) in this way :mrgreen:

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:50 am UTC

I am also a member of the Earth-invoking club. But I'm a Scorpio, dammit, and that's a Water sign. Now how am I supposed to judge what element I have most affinity for in time for Legend of Korra? :roll:
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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Angua » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:07 am UTC

I've been experimenting recently, and you can draw any star with an odd number of points pretty easily by making the triangle tip opposite the base, and having the two bases being opposite points, then just going around in a circle.
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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Diadem » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:17 am UTC

I ... don't get the comic.

At first I thought he was accidently drawing a star of David, and that is why the commentator wanted to abort (because of associations with nazism). But it's not a star of David, nor could it become one. Then I thought maybe it's a pentagram the commentator is worried aboug, for its association with Satanism. But it's not a pentagram either.

So what symbol is the drawer accidently drawing that has the commentator so worried? I do not get it.

Perhaps the commentator is worried that the drawer is drawing it wrong. But that's not a joke. Besides he isn't. He's only drawing it wrong if he wanted a pentagram. But in that case he's already wrong at the 3rd stroke, when the commentator still says 'steady as she goes'.

So I'm just totally confused at this comic.
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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby AvatarIII » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:26 am UTC

WolfieMario wrote:
xkcdfan wrote:That's stupid, Randall.

Anyone who draws stars in a different order from how I do it is stupid.

star.gif

Fool! You do not understand the importance of the direction in which you draw your pentagrams!
Image

As the above diagram shows, in this comic Randall had attempted to invoke spiritual energy. The point of the comic was that the drawing of a pentagram should not be taken lightly: as he was drawing the pentagram for invoking a spirit, he realized that the approaching spirit was malevolent, and immediately aborted the invocation.

You, on the other hand, are drawing Earth-banishing pentagrams. It is no wonder that the state of our planet is in environmental decline, thanks to heathens such as yourself...

Source: http://www.shadowsofoz.net/basics/pentagram.html

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Disclaimer: I have no clue what I'm talking about; I just remembered seeing that page once and couldn't help but post this. And I also usually end up drawing my pentagrams the same way you do, xkcdfan :oops:.



I've been banishing spirit my whole life and never knew it, that could explain why I don't believe in ghosts, I'm pretty apathetic, and it spirits get me drunk really quickly.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Someguy945 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:54 am UTC

Today I learned that I have been drawing Earth-banishing pentagrams my whole life. Thanks!

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby Collen » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:21 am UTC

Hey, I've been drawing earth banishing pentagrams, too! I actually don't know how to do any of the others, so I'll probably try them out today.

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby bigchiefbc » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:28 am UTC

Fire-banisher this whole time. And yet I'm a Leo, which is a fire sign. I feel like my whole life is a lie ...

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Re: 1029: "Drawing Stars"

Postby SirMustapha » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:29 am UTC

Friday, on xkcd: How to Draw Stick Figures, and How Hard It Is to Connect Heads to Necks.


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