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Pictures for Sad Children calls out xkcd?

Postby Doctor Nick » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:22 am UTC

This was posted today:
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which seems to refer to this xkcd strip:
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It looks like a blatant jab at xkcd, especially considering the last few strips. What do you guys think?

edit: The above strip is from here
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Re: Pictures for Sad Children calls out xkcd?

Postby Fossa » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:25 am UTC

I think the author of the first strip is a sad little man.

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Re: Pictures for Sad Children calls out xkcd?

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:27 am UTC

And why is the author's definition of adulthood more meaningful than mine?

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Re: Pictures for Sad Children calls out xkcd?

Postby diotimajsh » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:50 am UTC

Eh, knowing how the author (John Campbell) of Pictures for Sad Children normally writes (i.e., with lots of dry irony), it's hard to say whether John genuinely endorses that sentiment. At any rate, I doubt it's hostile. This strip does obviously refer to XKCD, but it's a guest comic, and rather playful.

Actually, the discussion of the singularity in an earlier comic makes me think this is aimed more at Dresden Codak, if anything. Especially since in the last panel the ghost holds up a panel with a hole in it while he speaks about the "crushing vacuousness of their lives," which is faintly reminiscent of this Dresden Codak stall strip.
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Re: Pictures for Sad Children calls out xkcd?

Postby Memo » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:01 am UTC

Alert! Alert! Someone is talking about NERDS on the internet.

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Re: Pictures for Sad Children calls out xkcd?

Postby (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:36 am UTC

Pictures for Sad Children is mostly a comic about a guy who is dead, and also an asshole. Take this one seriously if you want, but really it's just an opposing viewpoint and I don't think it's calling out XKCD. As was stated, Paul is an asshole. He's the one wearing the sheet. It's cause he's dead.
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Re: Pictures for Sad Children calls out xkcd?

Postby Miles Invictus » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:31 pm UTC

Some of my favorite comics have been featured on Your Webcomic is Bad. I hope you'll excuse me if I can't get worked up over this.

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Re: Pictures for Sad Children calls out xkcd?

Postby Bakemaster » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:41 pm UTC

So... is he burning an LP, or what?
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