Of course, today's comic goes into the "Troubled Romance" series. In addition, the "punchline" seemed highly reminiscent of comics 44 and 449. I suppose I should congratulate him for going so long without a comic about a relationship that might be in some trouble - 22 comics ago, by my count! Unless you count the Etch-A-Sketch one, in which case it was only 10 comics ago.
Why did the first two panels have random facts about nerds but in the second two panels the well told them things that fucked with their relationship? More like "the well that will randomly decide to be a bitch to you, or talk about firefly, whatever it's feeling like"
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I've been thinking about titles. xkcd has titles on all the comics, and I'm not sure why. They've long since stopped being interesting. The title is just a bland word taken to summarize the comic - I don't think anyone would miss it if, say, "Lithium Batteries" had been missing from the top of that comic. [and i'm just saying it again: that comic sucked].
What I mean is this: This comic was not too bad (and I even said so at the time!) and while I didn't so much like the no-words aspect, it made the title necessary. The title let the comic be wordless and almost (almost) elegant in its silence. But then you get comics that have titles like this one which actually telegraphs the joke and ruins it. They're mostly just boring, and I for one want them to leave right now.