colincbn wrote:Ok, so Mustapha insults the XKCD fanbase by implying that they will go so far as to eat shit in an attempt to follow the random wanderings of Randal's humour. Simply because they repeat some of his (often very funny) jokes.
Correction: I have insulted a part
of Randall's fanbase, not all of it. I said certain
people would eat shit if Randall said it was cool. I am absolutely sure that there was a good portion of people who enjoyed the comic but who did NOT proceed to repeat that phrase at every occasion and then laugh at their own ability of being completely unimaginative dumbfucks, OR keep making up mental images of how AWESUM it would be to repeat that phrase at every occasion and then laugh at their own ability of being completely unimaginative dumbfucks and post about it here. It's the same thing with Wikipedia Randallism: there are CERTAIN people who look for absolutely anything
that appears on xkcd -- say, a wooden chair, and then go to the "Wooden chair" article on Wikipedia, click "edit" and add a reference to the xkcd comic that referenced a wooden chair. Not everyone does that, but people like that exist.
colincbn wrote:Then bitches that Randal misused a meme, thereby asserting the importance of following the random wanderings of Internet humor.
I don't think it's important to know what "Protip" is. On the contrary: I don't give it any importance at all. BUT, if you do insert "Protip" on your webcomic, it should be expected that you know what it means.
colincbn wrote:What the fuck dude. If you actually think correctly (or incorrectly) using a meme has any importance or significance in making a value judgement about another human being what kind of shit-eater does that make you?
I am making a judgement about Randall as a webcomic author, not as a "human being". And I'm not doing anything that Randall himself hasn't done: he has published a comic criticising Garfield, remember that? And he occasionally makes jokes with people he doesn't like (Carlos Mencia comes to mind).
Besides, the misuse of a meme was just a detail in this comic. What truly caught me is Randall's ability to create little fashionable acts that certain wannabe geeks feel the need to imitate. You know, on the "Kerning" comic, some people said that Randall was trolling his fanbase. And I actually think he's doing exactly that! He's manipulating his fans and laughing at the things they do on his will. That
certainly makes a funny mental image.