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Most romantic comics

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 11:21 pm UTC
by Gyvulys624
So what do you all believe to be the top 5 most romantic comics on xkcd?

As corollaries to this question, I suggest the following for your consideration as well:

What are the best individual romantic comics outside of xkcd?

List a few quirky romantic ideas (ex. filling an apartment with playpen balls) or preferably something more realistic. Hmm i would still do that... ok preferably something more economical (ex. putting in your bdays into lat/long and going there to make out)



Before I even came up with this question I was sure it has been discussed before, many times. However, I searched the forum for a good part of an hour and didn't come up with what I was looking for. So if this has been discussed before somewhere that you know of, provide the link please.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 3:29 am UTC
by Mr. Beck
I personally like The Glass Necklace

Spoiler:
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Light is quite good too.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 4:05 am UTC
by semicolon
Damn, I thought this thread would be an excuse to talk about Blankets.

Oh well, guess I can't talk about Blankets!

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 4:50 am UTC
by Mr. Beck
Please, talk about Blankets. The article made it seem interesting.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 5:31 am UTC
by Griffin
http://xkcd.com/104/

This one, by and far. Of course, it isn't necessarily romantic, as there are other ways to interpret it, but it seems to be as much so as most of the romantic ones... and the theme of love conquering all, undiminished, the loyalty of keeping a promise thus made... I don't know, it's just always struck me as incredibly powerful.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:02 pm UTC
by |Erasmus|
how come noone has mentioned this one yet...

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Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:06 pm UTC
by michaelandjimi
I was going to, but then I had to watch Doctor Who... So, you know.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:23 pm UTC
by cypherspace
|Erasmus| wrote:how come noone has mentioned this one yet...

Personally I see that as an example of the weirdest/creepiest behaviour ever and imagine him to be jumping out of the window in the next frame.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 2:42 pm UTC
by |Erasmus|
cypherspace wrote:
|Erasmus| wrote:how come noone has mentioned this one yet...

Personally I see that as an example of the weirdest/creepiest behaviour ever and imagine him to be jumping out of the window in the next frame.


because wanting to spend more time with someone is -really- freaky behaviour...

I know when I'm with someone I like I just can't wait to get away from them.

All sarcasm aside, I really don't see how that is anything other than being really sweet.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 2:58 pm UTC
by pkuky
I'd have to go for this one: http://xkcd.com/377/ .

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 4:42 pm UTC
by cypherspace
|Erasmus| wrote:because wanting to spend more time with someone is -really- freaky behaviour...

I know when I'm with someone I like I just can't wait to get away from them.

All sarcasm aside, I really don't see how that is anything other than being really sweet.
"I want to change the earth's spin so I can spend milliseconds longer with you because I love you so much"? Seems rather over the top to me. I guess you read the comic as her being sweet, but I see it as her being absolutely serious. And that's... pretty weird.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 5:57 pm UTC
by Wanderingcowboy
cypherspace wrote:
|Erasmus| wrote:because wanting to spend more time with someone is -really- freaky behaviour...

I know when I'm with someone I like I just can't wait to get away from them.

All sarcasm aside, I really don't see how that is anything other than being really sweet.
"I want to change the earth's spin so I can spend milliseconds longer with you because I love you so much"? Seems rather over the top to me. I guess you read the comic as her being sweet, but I see it as her being absolutely serious. And that's... pretty weird.

It's not like she's attaching a GPS device to his shoes to track him, or putting a collar around his neck so he can't escape (...although that would be kinda kinky...) Just for that one special night, they're together, the two of them separated from the rest of life's distractions for that one night. She's not looking to spend the rest of her life with him, she's not trying to stop the Earth's rotation, just slow it down so that they can spend a few more magical seconds in each others' presence.

Personally I find this comic as one of the most romantic sentiments I've ever seen. If a girl who I was seeing did something like this for me? Just... wow. I'd be a combination of silly/touching/romantic/so completely ridiculous that it would make me fall in love with her all over again.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:52 pm UTC
by shadowmorphic
Alone: http://xkcd.com/289/ - esp for this flavor of geek

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:22 am UTC
by MadParrot
I find this one kindof refreshingly honest - presenting the relationship as a much loved part of ones life, rather than the abousolute entirity of it (which always seems a bit creepy/sad to me). Though it is perhaps open to interperatation from a traditional all-out-you-are-my-everything-romantic sterotype point of view. Made me smile anyway, though took a while to firgure out (never was much chop at english at school...).

http://xkcd.com/968/

But 'glass' is undeniably totally romantic :)

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:55 pm UTC
by Nylonathatep

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:53 pm UTC
by Luge
Does Sexylosers count?

L.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:33 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Given that this question is explicitly about xkcd only, no.

Re: Most romantic comics

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:33 am UTC
by eternalfrost
cypherspace wrote:
|Erasmus| wrote:because wanting to spend more time with someone is -really- freaky behaviour...

I know when I'm with someone I like I just can't wait to get away from them.

All sarcasm aside, I really don't see how that is anything other than being really sweet.
"I want to change the earth's spin so I can spend milliseconds longer with you because I love you so much"? Seems rather over the top to me. I guess you read the comic as her being sweet, but I see it as her being absolutely serious. And that's... pretty weird.


I always read it as someone spinning just for fun then jokingly making up a scientific and 'adult' sounding reason to justify a frivolous piece of play. She came up with the response on the spot as a snappy answer to a stupid question rather than pre-meditating it before starting spinning.