Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Comic 500 Speculation

Guys - I'm leaving this up here for a bit - the Mr. Hat story arc post, which I'll still update, is just below - but what do you think is going to happen for xkcd's 500th comic? Something self-congratulatory and clip-show-y? By by count, the comic will run the day after the election - something relating to that, perhaps? Of course, it will presumably go up at midnight EST, as usual, so we may not know the winner - perhaps he'll make a joke off of that. Two comics, one for each possibility.

Guesses?

9 comments:

  1. There are two kinds of landmark comics. There are those which will be self-congratulatory--and I think that's okay, even though '500' usually includes guest comics. And then there are comics which make jokes about how they aren't joking about #500.

    Sometimes they have a serious aside. Sometimes not. I don't know. I'm not actually worried about this one for some reason, except possibly that it will be a huge anticlimax.

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  2. I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest it will probably suck. We will all be disappointed, and yet, still keep reading in the vain hope xkcd returns to its former glory.

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  3. If you put it like that...

    We are kind of ridiculous.

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  4. I have all sorts of crazy theories about how it will actually be a giant explosion of internet memes, election results, and the ending to this current story arc (which seems paced wrong to end tomorrow). I will elaborate perhaps over the weekend.

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  5. I would like to point out that it is actually the 499th comic, as there is no comic #404. That being said, I think it will have election results. There is no way to predict the future.

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  6. The landmark number in the comic numbering is usually more important than the actual landmark number of comics. This is something I have observed in a number of webcomics past.

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  7. I told my roommate comic 500 was coming up. His expression became a look of horror and disgust.

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  8. Can't wait to see your post about this shit-tacular comic.

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  9. http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1154/wceoc2.png

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