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xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Old People Date, Too"

Postby xkcdinspired » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:37 am UTC

I love xkcd, I think it's fun, creative, and sometimes reading my mind! Some day, I can't wait for a new strip. I looked at my favorite ones and got inspired to make my own xkcd-styled comic. They don't actually fit in as xkcdsw, just something random in my mind. And I want to share them with you here.

This is inspired by the Commitment strip

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Alt-text: Always ask about scope!

*Sorry, my image link was broken before!
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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math

Postby xkcdinspired » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:53 am UTC

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math

Postby webheads » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:17 pm UTC

Hehe, girlfriends love it when you bring out the graphs.

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math

Postby xkcdinspired » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:03 am UTC

webheads wrote:Hehe, girlfriends love it when you bring out the graphs.

haha, whose girlfriend and which graph? Mine says the 2nd chart is too complicated...
Here's a new one:

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math

Postby xkcdinspired » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:25 am UTC

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math (New Strip "Exponential Love")

Postby xkcdinspired » Fri May 20, 2011 12:42 am UTC

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math (New Strip "Exponential Love")

Postby rhomboidal » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:56 pm UTC

And electrical engineers can better understand "on/off relationships" as "alternating current."

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math (New Strip "Exponential Love")

Postby Scawt » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:36 pm UTC

These are pretty clever; I've always had a weakness for emotions represented as a function of x. Keep up the good work!

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math (New Strip "Outlier")

Postby xkcdinspired » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:20 pm UTC

Scawt and rhomboidal, thanks for your support. A/C is definitely a good idea, but I don't know how to draw it.
This if for your subject of attention, while she is not entirely into you yet.

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math (New Strip "Outlier")

Postby The EGE » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:05 pm UTC

That would probably be funnier if you labeled the x-axis.
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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math (New Strip "Outlier")

Postby xkcdinspired » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:11 am UTC

The EGE: thanks for your feedback. For me, the x axis is the observation number, observation number 1, 2, 3, etc... I thought it didn't add much and left it out, but you brought up a good point. I probably should make something where both axes make sense.
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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math (New Strip "Outlier")

Postby xkcdinspired » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:32 pm UTC

A Real HeartBreak

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Heartbreak"

Postby rhomboidal » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:14 pm UTC

I like the more creative design and artwork of Heartbreak -- kind of like a dark Hallmark card.

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Heartbreak"

Postby xkcdinspired » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:33 pm UTC

rhomboidal wrote:I like the more creative design and artwork of Heartbreak -- kind of like a dark Hallmark card.


Thanks, rhomboidal! It's great to know you like it! The subject is personally touchy to me but we all have to learn to move on :|
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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Boyfriend Detector"

Postby xkcdinspired » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:42 am UTC

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Alt-text: and I mean, you are not a stalker...
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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math (New Strip "Outlier")

Postby A_of_s_t » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:20 am UTC

xkcdinspired wrote:Scawt and rhomboidal, thanks for your support. A/C is definitely a good idea, but I don't know how to draw it.
This if for your subject of attention, while she is not entirely into you yet.

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It's bothering me that this is a scatter plot with no x-axis. So it really should be a linear scatter plot... Although I don't think that would look as visually appealing.
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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Quantum Emotion"

Postby xkcdinspired » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:45 am UTC

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... even Einstein said that it's "spooky action at a distance"... don't you dare superposition me!
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Postby rhomboidal » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:26 pm UTC

"I'm not old-fashioned -- I'm Newtonian!"

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Casanova"

Postby xkcdinspired » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:22 am UTC

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Postby xkcdinspired » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:11 am UTC

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Critical Point"

Postby xkcdinspired » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:49 am UTC

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Asymptote - Dissatisfaction"

Postby xkcdinspired » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:23 pm UTC

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "In A Relationship"

Postby xkcdinspired » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:38 am UTC

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Transitive Relationship"

Postby rhomboidal » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:46 pm UTC

I like the old-school ship. Way better than "The Love Boat." ;)

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Transitive Relationship"

Postby sourlemon » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:13 am UTC

Lolz I like the first one and the transitive love. :D

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Critical Point"

Postby Laserdan » Sat May 26, 2012 5:14 pm UTC

xkcdinspired wrote:Image


GOOMHX!

I like that one the most!

You remind me of the early xkcd. The only thing I would change for now is to watch the positioning of the figures (positional switches can be confusing) and to start left-side (e.g. mark the text order more clearly).

Though I have to express my dissatisfaction with the Relation-Ship, even though it's a nice idea. Why? Well that one just BEGS for a Horatio move. You even have shades in there.

Conclusion: I like your ideas a lot, and over time, you'll get more sophisticated.
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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Transitive Relationship"

Postby xkcdinspired » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:27 am UTC

Thank you guys so much for reading my comics (as far and few and erratic as they are!) Hi-fives to all of you!!! I haven't drawn in a while, until yesterday, seeing an old couple in the park, then later resumed my skepticism:

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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Transitive Relationship"

Postby willaaaaaa » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:29 pm UTC

Hey I just saw this thread, and I really like some of these! The love transitivity one and the wedding invitation one were probably my favorites. The most recent one is very perceptive too--people always assume that "cute old couples" have been together for decades, but assumptions can sometimes be wrong. :)
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Re: xkcdi - Romance and Math - "Old People Date, Too"

Postby rhomboidal » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:26 am UTC

I think the old couple means "dining" hall, though maybe "dinning" hall is where the seniors head-bang to Metallica after Bingo!


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