0818: "Illness"

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0818: "Illness"

Postby LucasBrown » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:01 am UTC

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Alt text: "<3 If there's anything you can do, I'll let you know. For the moment, any simple distracting online games sent to sick@xkcd.com would not be unappreciated."

Games like Manufactoria?
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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby helo darqness » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:02 am UTC

This one didn't make any sense. What is this a reference to?

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby LucasBrown » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:03 am UTC

It's referring to events in his (i.e., Randall's) own real life.
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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby black_hat_guy » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:03 am UTC

I really wouldn't mind if he started to post random drawings like he did earlier.
Billy was a chemist.
He isn't any more.
What he thought was H2O
was H2SO4.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby glasnt » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:04 am UTC

:(

Get well soon, member of family.

*emails webgame*

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Ghavrel » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:07 am UTC

It's pretty impressive that he's only missed one for as long as I've been checking in. Well wishes, &c!
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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Psykar » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:13 am UTC

I almost want to be able to read the contents of mentioned email addresses inbox.

Then I realized that would mean I would get zero work done, ever.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby ritvax » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:33 am UTC

Damn.
I wish I was running VMS v.6.5

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby from canada » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:35 am UTC

Tch looks like waiting til 11:55 to start making a comic finally bit him in the ass

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Hellekin » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:37 am UTC

I wonder how awesome is going to be the library of games he is about to make...

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby black_hat_guy » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:38 am UTC

from canada wrote:Tch looks like waiting til 11:55 to start making a comic finally bit him in the ass

If Randall did that, you would have to concede he was really awesome.
Billy was a chemist.
He isn't any more.
What he thought was H2O
was H2SO4.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Helldrake » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:56 am UTC

i REALLY hope the one from the first post was trolling.

Good luck randall's family.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Richard. » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:59 am UTC

Once this troubling time is behind him, he should make a comic that lists all the games sent to him, with a chart or graph or something indicating the frequency of each game, etc.

Pong: 3487634986 emails
Impossible Quiz: 4934296 emails
Kitten Cannon: 928757 emails
World of Warcraft trial keys: 7469 emails
Link to purchase Scrabble from Amazon: 3 emails
How To Destroy The Universe: 1/0 emails
we live in a beautiful world.

Spoiler:
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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby ysth » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:15 am UTC

(hopefully) Sweet Tits?
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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby sje46 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:36 am UTC

Micro Wrestling Federation? Married White Female? Mauritian Wildlife Foundation?
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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby kestasjk » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:37 am UTC

Does everyone else know what the illness is? I'm probably not the only person who's going to come here wondering about this

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby mjc0961 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:39 am UTC

helo darqness wrote:This one didn't make any sense. What is this a reference to?

http://blog.xkcd.com/2010/11/05/submarines/

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Shmuel » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:49 am UTC

kestasjk wrote:Does everyone else know what the illness is? I'm probably not the only person who's going to come here wondering about this

I would assume that if he wanted us to know, he'd have been more specific.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby glasnt » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:03 am UTC

Shmuel wrote:
kestasjk wrote:Does everyone else know what the illness is? I'm probably not the only person who's going to come here wondering about this

I would assume that if he wanted us to know, he'd have been more specific.

"We ask that the media/trolls respect the privacy of Mr Munroe's family during this difficult time"

If he were a celeb, this is what his lawyer would probably say.

I don't want to pry, and wish them only the best and a speedy recovery.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Qwert » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:16 am UTC

It's all we can ask that he tells us that things might be changing instead of disappearing for a while with no notice.

Hope everything turns out ok for him and his family. :)
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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby flyonthewall » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:18 am UTC

Dear Randall,

I wish you and your family the best. You have given me and a lot of my friends so many good laughters and so many brilliant points of reference, I cannot possibly thank you enough.

I hope for the collective well-being of our entire species that you may and feel like carrying on with your brilliance.

Sincerely, your #23523492 biggest fan (approximated)

Fly

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby BlueNight » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:28 am UTC

Randall, may the One more real than Spaghetti show you how He intends to help you get through these events. I've enjoyed this webcomic and its regularity, and sometimes I forget there's a real person with real life on the other side of this screen.
---------
BlueNight

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby thomassnielsen » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:34 am UTC

Too bad with the illness, hopes the person gets well soon (or "god bedring", as we say in Norway :) ).

Thought it would be nice to share my game tip with you as well (already sent the email).

This is a game I recently ported from iOS to javascript:
http://www.thomassnielsen.com/minesearcher/


(Not my first post, just forgot my old username registered with a now non-existent email address).

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby MartinN » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:49 am UTC

Dear Randall,

I hope for a speedy recovery and wish you and your family all the best. Really love reading your comic, but if you don't have time and energy for it at the moment, I will understand. *manhug*

/Martin

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby davidstarlingm » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:00 am UTC

helo darqness wrote:This one didn't make any sense. What is this a reference to?

Obvious troll is obvious.

Anyway, best wishes for your family, Randall. I can barely remember life without xkcd, so thank you for all the laughs and I hope for a speedy recovery for whoever is ill. God bless.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Loheth » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:23 am UTC

Good luck to Randall and I hope you get better. I'm sure we will all be happy to get lost in the xkcd archives for a while, so no pressure on getting new stuff online.

P.S. You're the reason I realized I should take Comic Sans out of my resumé. It reduced my average time of job seeking from 2 months to one week.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Apparently Anonymous » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:48 am UTC

sje46 wrote:Micro Wrestling Federation? Married White Female? Mauritian Wildlife Foundation?

Monday Wednesday Friday?

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby jesselong » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:49 am UTC

Dude, no-one could possibly expect you to be witty and lighthearted at a time like this. Take it easy, you've built up enough humour karma to last us while you attend to the important stuff.

Good luck, heres hoping all gets well real soon!

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby asegade » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:58 am UTC

My best wishes for your ill family member.
And I hope that your mood does not decrease by much to cause you to stop your wonderful cartoons.

Bye :)

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Frankyboy » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:49 am UTC

Hi Randall,

I can imagine how you feel. The description of your situation matches like 100% with mine.
My wife got breast cancer and the next months she has a chemo therapy.
At least our 9 month old child gives us enough joy and power to carry on.
Don't let it bring you down!

In this hard times your comic is a welcome source of distraction and laughter.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Captain Chaos » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:18 pm UTC

Frankyboy wrote:In this hard times your comic is a welcome source of distraction and laughter.

A pity that that won't help Randall, since he himself has now fallen on hard times... Maybe we should make comics for him for a while? Who's first?

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Tass » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:24 pm UTC

glasnt wrote::(

Get well soon, member of family.

*emails webgame*


Wow, you even forgot "HI JOEE"

Best wishes Randall.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Plasma Man » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:46 pm UTC

:(

*Sends mental hugs to Randall*
Please note that despite the lovely avatar Sungura gave me, I am not a medical doctor.

Possibly my proudest moment on the fora.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Quicksilver » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:47 pm UTC

I can't tell if it's a joke or not. I think it's real, in which case, here's the best flash game ever, Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Laser Beams When They Roar.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Steroid » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:04 pm UTC

Get out of your bed, Randall. . . 's relative(s).

In all seriousness, good will (not prayers) from me for a speedy recovery and minimum of pain.

Edit: I don't really see how one can think it's a joke. You know why? Because if Randall did come out on Monday and say, "Ha ha, fooled you, pretended sick to get GAMEZ!" he would be a dick. Randall is not a dick. It's not a joke, QED. (Modus Tollens)

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Hacker » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:08 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:Micro Wrestling Federation? Married White Female? Mauritian Wildlife Foundation?

Monday / Wednesday / Friday.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Loyal Lurker » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:18 pm UTC

http://www.3dtris.de/

Happened to run across this yesterday

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby Moose Hole » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:42 pm UTC

It's like he's not even trying to be funny anymore.

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby ModestMouse » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:44 pm UTC

Sorry, man. Prayers go out to you and your family.

Sorry I have no sage advice. Like the Perry Bible Fellowship cartoon - Keep on Truckin'.

http://www.pbfcomics.sciesnet.net/?cid= ... ruckin.jpg

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Re: 0818: "Illness"

Postby the tree » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:50 pm UTC

I am actually genuinely impressed that this, to the best of my knowledge, is the first update to be missed.

Moose Hole wrote:It's like he's not even trying to be funny anymore.
I think that was a little innapropriate, really. Obviously, no-one tries to be funny all the time, apart from douchebags who are a never funny. It's only fair to cut people a break once in a while, even when they are far away and on the Internet.


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