The Alphabet Game - now into Round 3!

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The Alphabet Game - now into Round 3!

Postby mittfh » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:15 pm UTC

If you know your ABCs and you know your way around xkcd, this should be a piece of cake.

Starting with the letter of the alphabet immediately after that featured in the previous post in this thread (e.g. this post is A, so next comment will be B, the following one C and so on), find something xkcd-related starting with that letter (it could be an episode title, a character, an xkcd-related activity, a meme spawned by xkcd - you get the idea). If you want you can add a clarification / description next to it.

As some letters will be harder than others, if we go more than 24 hours without an entry for a particular letter, you can cheat by using a word with the featured letter somewhere inside it (e.g. using a word starting "ex" for "x"). Once we get to Z, we start another round with A - except you can't reuse a word featuring that letter from a previous round.

We've entered Round 2 3 - Woo hoo!

As promised, here's the summary of the game to date:
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+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
|   Round 01 = 03 - 10 April 2013   |   Round 02 = 10 - 16 April 2013   |   Round 03 = 16 - ?? April 2013   |
+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------+
| Aspect Ratio (#1187)              | Alphabet Game                     | AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (#169) |
| BSOD (xkcdsw #551)                | Black Hat Guy                     | Blag                              |
| Cueball                           | Circumferences (2πr^2 - #1184)    | Classhole (#72)                   |
| Drama (#1124)                     | Devils (#485)                     | DRM (#86)                         |
| Every Major's Terrible (#1052)    | Escape Artist (#234)              | Earth's Core (#913)               |
| Fora                              | F**k That S**t (#137)             | Faraday Cagematch (#1142)         |
| G-Spot (#685)                     | Geohashing (#426)                 | Google HQ (#192)                  |
| Hare Dryer (#702)                 | Hobbies (#53,#75,#605,#687,#790)  | Heaven (#888)                     |
| I Steal Cars (#60)                | I'm an Idiot (#530)               | Infuriating Argument (#936)       |
| Juggling (#942)                   | Jakarta (What If #10)             | Jet Fuel (#966)                   |
| Kerning (#1015)                   | Kolmogorow Directions (#1155)     | Keys too small (#532)             |
| Logic Boat (#1134)                | Love Triangle (xkcdsw #1249)      | Log Scale (#1162)                 |
| Mass (#89)                        | Map of State Shapes (#1079)       |                                   |
| Na (#851)                         | Nine (#1103)                      |                                   |
| Omlette (#472)                    | Outraged About © Law (#14)        |                                   |
| Perl Problems (#1171)             | Proof (#1153)                     | Parenting (#674)                  |
| Question Mark (#55)               | Qwertial Aphasia (#604)           |                                   |
| Red Spiders (#8)                  | Rating (#937)                     |                                   |
| Security (#538)                   | Silence (#1199)                   |                                   |
| Time (#1190)                      | Torrents (#553)                   |                                   |
| Useful (#281)                     | Unsatisfied (#584)                |                                   |
| Vows (#1100)                      | Virginia Creeper (#443)           |                                   |
| What If?                          | Workflow (#1172)                  |                                   |
| XKCD (#207)                       | X-Rays (#273)                     |                                   |
| Your Mom (#366)                   | Y Cups (#467)                     |                                   |
| Zealous Autoconfig (#416)         | Riemann-Zeta (#113)               |                                   |
+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------+-----------------------------------+


So, to start you off:

A - Aspect Ratio (#1187)
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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby Vytron » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:37 pm UTC

Do you allow meta-related material?

In that case:

B - BSOD (xkcdsw #551)
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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby mittfh » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:52 pm UTC

Vytron wrote:Do you allow meta-related material?


Yeah, feel free - it might make some 'difficult' letters less so :)

C - Cueball (unofficial name for the protagonist of most strips)

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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby maninblack » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:10 pm UTC

D - Drama
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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby ArDeeJ » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

E - #1052 (Every Major's Terrible)

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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby dudiobugtron » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:14 am UTC

F is for Fora - that's us ! :)
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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby Vytron » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:06 am UTC

G is for, predictably so, G-Spot (#685).
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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby maninblack » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:44 pm UTC

H- is for Hare Dryer
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Re: The Alphabet Game

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I is for I steal cars (#60)
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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby mittfh » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:46 am UTC

J is for Juggling (#942)

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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby Sean Quixote » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:26 pm UTC

K is for ker ning. (#1015)

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L is for Logic Boat (#1134)
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M is for Mass (#89)
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N is for Na (#851)
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O is for Omlette (#472)
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Postby astrekmaster » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:41 pm UTC

P is for Perl Problems (#1171)
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Q is for ? (Question mark - #55)
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R is for Red Spiders (#8)
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S is for Security (#538)
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Postby dudiobugtron » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:47 am UTC

T is for ...

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Time (sorry, 8 newpix late)

U is for Useful (#281)
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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby mittfh » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:59 am UTC

V is for Vows (#1100) - ouch!

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Postby Suzaku » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:27 pm UTC

W is for What if?
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x is for xkcd. Whatever that means.
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Y is for your mom (#366)
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Z is for Zealous Autoconfig (#416)
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A is for the Alphabet Game - which made it through to its second round!
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B is for Black Hat Guy
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Re: The Alphabet Game

Postby mittfh » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:48 pm UTC

C is for 2πr2

2 The circle's radius.

-oOo-

As the instigator of this thread-o-madness, Congratulations on continuing it into a second round!
As promised, I've included a summary of the game to date to the OP, to make it easier to avoid repeating any entries from Round 1.

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Re: The Alphabet Game - Round 2 underway!

Postby Vytron » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:12 pm UTC

D is for Devils (32768 Devils)
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Postby astrekmaster » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:50 am UTC

E is for Escape Artist (#234)
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Re: The Alphabet Game - Round 2 underway!

Postby Vytron » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:05 am UTC

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Re: The Alphabet Game - Round 2 underway!

Postby Suzaku » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:01 am UTC

G is for Geohashing (#426 among other places).
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Re: The Alphabet Game - Round 2 underway!

Postby Odilo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:33 am UTC

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Re: The Alphabet Game - Round 2 underway!

Postby Suzaku » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:29 am UTC

I is for I'm an Idiot (#530)
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Re: The Alphabet Game - Round 2 underway!

Postby Vytron » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:08 am UTC

J is for Jakarta (What if 10)
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Re: The Alphabet Game - Round 2 underway!

Postby astrekmaster » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:52 pm UTC

K is for Kolmogorov Directions (#1155)
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Re: The Alphabet Game - Round 2 underway!

Postby Suzaku » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:53 am UTC

L is for Logic Boat (#1134)
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Re: The Alphabet Game - Round 2 underway!

Postby Vytron » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:06 am UTC

Sorry Susaku, that's invalid:

mittfh wrote:except you can't reuse a word featuring that letter from a previous round.


So I'll do 2 in this one:

L is for Love Triangle (xkcdsw 1249)

M is for Map Of Things States Are Shaped Like (#1079)
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Re: The Alphabet Game - Round 2 underway!

Postby Suzaku » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:57 am UTC

OK, I did think I'd checked that.

N is for Nine (#1103)
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