So I think I am now going to be encouraging people to move on over to the xkcd:could be better! message board and post there rather than here. It's more conducive to the sort of thing we're trying to get at here.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

564: Crossbow

Today's comic has thousands of possibilities. Of course, Ray will make the best one, but the person who makes the second best could be YOU!


14 comments:

  1. Here is my inferior comic (I am totally sick today).

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  2. Dayum, ray. No need to be so modest, it's excellent :p

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  3. Okey dokey, I gave it a good two-minutes-worth of go.
    http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8382/564redone.png
    Can't say I know how to do anything more than basic text in these comments, so have fun copy-pastin' :(

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  4. Apologies for crude humor, but this particular xkcd was particularly infuriating.

    http://i39.tinypic.com/2ui93zo.jpg

    With alt-text (not satisfied with this one, but I want to sleep real bad) http://www.plurk.com/p/mie5b

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  5. Ray I am sick too! It sucks a lot.

    Good job everybody, I have of course enjoyed all these far more than the comic itself.

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  6. Well, I wasn't going to post this because I thought it would be a bit too dark but as long as Timofei has gone and set a precedent:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7sRArBiqnC4/SdZ1Z0-JWcI/AAAAAAAAAV4/jrq-wbNsyNk/s1600-h/564+redone.jpg

    NOTE: rape is not funny, people! this comic is meant to satirize and mock it, not glorify it! don't get mad!

    Also Timofei: your Plurk links just show a tiny version of the comic, there is no alt-text.

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  7. ahahah Carl. STOP GLORIFYING RAPE

    And Timofei's links lead me to a page with only one little box of text and it reads "XXXbows" for me, on this one. I have been assuming that was the alt text?

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  8. I guess it's comforting (should it be?) that, when I see an image of two guys holding crossbows flanking a woman, my very first thought is 'International Talk Like a Crossbow Day' instead of rape as appears to be the norm :p

    Also Carl that last panel is perfect creepy.

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  9. Incidentally, inkscape is a really great program.

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  10. For a bunch of comic critics, these all suck with a notable exception. (We all know who that is.)

    It's really not as easy coming up with a new humorous idea every two days as you might think...
    I sure could never do it for a living or I would be starving.

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  11. The alt-text is the first reply. Sorry, if that was confusing. That's how Randall posts alt-texts on his plurk.

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  12. Anonymous, you don't get it. These are amusing because they are twisting what has already been created by Randall. "lol rape" isn't funny in a vacuum, but *Megan*. *Randall*. *XKCD*.

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  13. Since I kinda thought this was a Half-Life reference, I went ahead and made that the joke.
    See here.
    Alt text: All that time I spent playing Half-Life instead of programming in Perl finally pays off.
    or: If it wasn't for Megan, he'd have run out of lithium batteries to heat his crossbow bolts.

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  14. This comment has been removed by a blog fucktard.

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