A reworking of individual comics from Randall Munroe's webcomic xkcd.com. Got questions? Go here

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Reason for absence

I haven't had a computer for the past several weeks (posting on a Droid right now). Rest assured, faithful reader - I have not abandoned you. When I return I look forward to remixing all the xkcds I have missed in my absence (with a couple easy-to-guess exceptions). In the meantime, take care.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Comic #737

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Yogurt Haiku

Randall seems to be trying out a thicker pen for his comics. On the plus side, it let me make a hat for BHG that I absolutely LOVE and which I'll be using from now on. On the down side, he's not used to it and since he NEVER SECOND DRAFTS the stick figures look like complete shit. Oh well.

Anyways, if you have a hard time deciphering the joke in the original, that's ok. Basically, he thinks it's gone sour, but still wants to eat it, since it "might still be good". It's understandable if you thought otherwise: the second-to-last bit of dialogue from Yogurt Dude sets up his tone as purely sarcastic, which camouflages the about-face he has right at the end.

The horrible thing about the original is that it was so close to being perfectly fine (parallels to this comic may now commence). Remove that awkward bit about types of calendars and throw in something like "It smells like the Roman Civilization..." and voila, a much better comic. Here's a crappy example I literally tossed together:

Crappy Remix

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Comic #736

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I hate this comic. Hate hate hate. Took me forever to do the stupid gravestones because Randall fucked up the drawings hardcore (not to mention the dialogue lines are out of whack, for some reason). I'll be the first to admit I'm a shitty artist; when I'm extensively editing artwork to make it better, you know it's bad.

Anyways, I was really annoyed that there are a whopping two gravestones, and they're placed in radically different angles. I'm aware that the human eye observes things in a slight radial curve, but it's a very very slight curve which we would barely ever notice since it's in our peripheral vision anyways, not in the center of our sight like this shot would be. So either Randall fucked up perspective yet again or it's the worst-designed graveyard ever. You can be the judge, since either answer is equally retarded (god help us if it's both).

Oh yeah, the original joke sucks balls and has been done better in other places.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Comic #735

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I actually like the original. It strikes me as inconsistent that the kids are smart enough to understand how to manipulate lava, yet are still using wood and cardboard (at least I think the first kid is standing on cardboard) as "safe" places, but I suppose kids are KRAZY like that (maybe they're just imagining it's magic lava-proof stuff for some reason).

Also, I made BHG's hat from scratch and borrowed Megan's hair from Panel 3 of the last comic.