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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Comic 945: You're Sorry Alright, Randall

Sorry this is late. I didn't have too much to say about this comic, so I was kind of hanging back and exploring my other options. Incidentally, the original blog only beat this one because the person I contacted about guest posting ignored me and sent a review to Rob instead. Go figure. Luckily, I got some xkcd Sucks Less submissions in the meantime (see the news at the top of the page), so one of them is going to pad this review.

Title: I'm Sorry; alt-text: You know I've always hated her.

Honestly, when I first saw this strip, I kind of chuckled a little. I don't believe this situation has every happened to me (at least, not recently), but I understand the premise and I'm well aware that the issue exists. This isn't Randall making up a straw man like he usually does.

Still, that's not to say that this comic is perfect. My first thought was that this would make a decent "My Hobby" comic, but I couldn't think of a way to condense the caption to do so. However, one "Schnouk" sent me an improvement that I honestly think makes the comic perfect: a rare (hypothetical) gold star for Randall. I'll save that for the next xkcd Sucks Less feature.

In the meantime, here's another "improvement" he passed along to me.

Would xkcd be better with faces? It would be more terrifying, certainly. However, in all seriousness, perhaps it's the facelessness that makes me so apathetic about each new strip. Even if I can relate to them, they're little more than text. Expressionless stick figures can very nearly fade away into invisibility, leaving the (often too numerous) words to be the entire comic.

Eh. Enough musing. Long story short, I kind of liked this comic, but it could have been SO much better. Stay tuned for Sunday's installment of xkcd Sucks Less to see how.

P.S. To make up for this late review, I've got a special post that I'll be putting up on Saturday. It's going to overshadow bingo a little bit, but I think it'll be worth it.


  1. When are you going to make friends with Rob again and maybe exchange a big symbolic kiss, Gamer? I hate to see good people fight.

  2. Yeah, be honest Gamer. Your review of 945 was late because you were fighting with Rob. We all know, we read it on that other hate-blog.

  3. "I kind of liked this comic, but it could have been SO much better"

    Therefore... it sucks?

    With other xkcds you were trying too hard, now you're not even trying...

  4. I kind of like hamburgers. I still consider steak to be SO much better. It's very possible to enjoy something and still see room for improvement.

    Besides, just because the blog is titled what it is doesn't mean that I think every comic sucks.