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XKCD: It's more than a comic:

 76 Brickman, Fri, 1st May '09 8:54:44 PM from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Opportunity for what? You're not gonna make money since you'll be paying the shipping.
Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
 77 Sabbo, Sat, 2nd May '09 1:27:20 AM from Australia Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Ehh... that strip seemed kinda meh to me.
Opportunity for what? You're not gonna make money since you'll be paying the shipping.

A script isn't going to care about the items it gets, and the price of an envelope plus a stamp to anywhere in the US is less than $1. But it probably isn't worth it.
I will keep my soul in a place out of sight,
Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.
 79 Brickman, Sat, 2nd May '09 11:25:55 PM from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
If you're extremely lucky and a lot of people do steal the idea a good deal of work might net you five dollars profit.
Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
 80 Madrugada, Sat, 2nd May '09 11:41:51 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
I think he's proposing actually writing the script and selling that...
...if you dont love youre dead, and if you do, theyll kill you for it.
Uncle George
578

Space Name.
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
 82 Haven, Thu, 7th May '09 11:42:35 PM from Radiance
Planescape Hijack
A truly appropriate conclusion.
Productivity is for people without internet connections. -Count Dorku
Was anyone else a bit underwhelmed by this little series?
Exits, pursued by a bear.
Uncle George
Well, since I haven't seen that much Firefly, I'm a bit with you there. There wasn't much happening, either, especially when compared with earlier multi-strip stories.
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
I've seen lots of Firefly and I still didn't like it very much. I think you might have pinpointed it when you said there really wasn't much happening. Not to mention that what little *did* happen was quite predictable (Randall has a crush on Summer Glau? Especially when she beats people up? No. Way. tongue)

Also, I think Randall tried to extend/hyperbolize the characters, which can work for comedy, but the way he did it fell flat for me here. It was like, "I'm a fan of the show, but in order to show that I don't think it's SRS BSNS I am going to make all the characters/actors repulsively silly versions of themself! Hardee har har, I am so clever."

The Morena Baccarin joke was nice though. Not enough of a payoff for five comics (or even just the three it took to get there), but still. I chuckled.

edited 8th May '09 1:17:17 AM by Lyanna

Exits, pursued by a bear.
 86 Fawriel, Fri, 8th May '09 1:36:02 AM from the bottom of my heart Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
THE MEEK
I dunno, I liked it. =o Haven't seen Firefly.
SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
 87 Sabbo, Fri, 8th May '09 3:50:13 AM from Australia Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
It was okay. I've seen a couple episodes of Firefly and that's it, so I knew the personalities and names of characters, but didn't pick up on anything else really.
Majestic Purple
I liked it, but certain bits did fall flat.

Does anyone else feel that xkcd isn't really living up to what it used to be?

There aren't as many nerdy jokes anymore, and there's far more sex, Firefly or other series-specific references (for series that aren't in the news), Take Thats, and random thoughts that might not actually be funny.
It Just Bugs Me! - a place to discuss media, real life, and other topics.
I'm going to go along with what everyone else is saying and register my disappointment. There's little here that's actually funny or insightful, just a rote nerdiness-for-its-own-sake routine that went on far too long.
I will keep my soul in a place out of sight,
Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.
 91 Meta Four, Mon, 11th May '09 3:25:16 PM from the house of bread and battle
∂*d٧?9
I was a fan of the comic back when Ryan North linked to it for the first time. Munroe still had the crappy old website, and I think the last of the blocks-with-red-spiders comics went up at this time.

I can't pinpoint when I stopped liking xkcd that much, or what it was that changed my mind. But these days just let other people filter the comic for me, and only read the ones that fans here link to.
The Good Troper
I had a similar experience, Meta Four, except I don't think anything made me change my opinion of the comic.

It's the fact that many of the comics are not visually stimulating. I feel as though I'm reading an underwritten blog post. The ones that are still work.
Mathematics Is A Language.
Uncle George
Though there is the occasional gem, Randal is just running out of material.

My own pet peeve, of course, is that I don't get some jokes because I'm not from the US. Like Car Talk? I have the general idea, that it's a call in talk show about cars, but I don't get what's so iconic about it.

Also, "Terminology" made me roll my eyes, because I live at GMT +2.

edited 12th May '09 1:09:25 AM by JethroQWalrustitty

This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
 94 Tangent 128, Tue, 12th May '09 4:31:36 AM from Virginia Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
dy/dx
Recursive bugging?
Conversation is a contact sport.
Uncle George
Yes.
This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
 96 Brickman, Sun, 24th May '09 11:10:30 PM from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Hey, guess what today is? It's "occasional gem" day!
Your funny quote here! (Maybe)
 97 Bobby G, Mon, 25th May '09 6:02:59 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
That's a good one, but I think there have been quite a few good ones lately. I'm not sure why everyone seems to be going off this comic.
Yay deconstruction.
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Uncle George
I'm not sure why everyone seems to be going off this comic.

Hype Backlash, probably.

edited 25th May '09 9:33:46 AM by JethroQWalrustitty

This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
 100 Bobby G, Mon, 25th May '09 9:39:01 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
I suppose that makes sense, to a degree. But, like, take this recent strip.

I thought that was wonderful. Utterly absurd, but nevertheless very funny.
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