Monday, April 21, 2014

Cosmics 1357 and 1357: Guest Reviews

Hello, cretins! Today I have a guest review and a link for you, both of the same comic! It turns out when Randy gets preachy people have opinions. First, the link, which comes from a blog called "Fine Whining and Breathing" apparently. Some thoughtful Anonymous asked me to take a look at it, presumably because he wrote it but maybe because he didn't write it? Who even knows! I looked at it, and now I'm linking to it.

Now, the image, from "cptnoremac", whose name I can't remember how to capitalize, space, or punctuate:


I'm not sure I get it either.

Stay tuned next week, when I'm sure something will happen somewhere.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Comic 1350: Proof We Were Right All Along

I thought about trying to put up an image link for this one, but then I realized there is no single image. So, here's a link.

I think for most of us, the real problem with xkcd has always been its fans. The worst of the comics have always been the ones that are just pandering to the fanbase, whose sense of humor is insipid and whose fanaticism is unparalleled. Now, look at all of the text on 1350 is fan-submitted. All of these random lines and references? This is the stuff they think is funny.

Of course a lot of that comes from the disconnect between the art and the text, and the fact that each line is written by a different person, but the only interesting thing about this April Fool's comic is that he might be using the Humor Sans font for it.

In other news, I probably won't be updating regularly but if you want to submit guest reviews I will post them.