2131: “Emojidome”

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby threetwoone » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:07 am UTC

NOT THE UPSIDE DOWN SMILE EMOJI
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:27 am UTC

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Flumble » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:07 am UTC

Hey it looks just like it's smiling! (That's how upside-down faces work, right?)
I'm sad upside-down smile lost so soon, but Thinking is my all-time favourite, so it had to lose this round.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby toni2068 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:40 am UTC

thank god for this

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Standback » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:32 am UTC

::clicks right several times::
::commentary updates::
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:44 am UTC

Nice shoutout to Jeph Jacques: YOLO!
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(Somehow the owl ended up with over 200,000 votes...)

I suspect that the commentary for the next several rounds will be canned, because of a comment during the fox/wizard bout:
Robot Emoji wrote: :leaves:: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn targeting Devilthorn Fox
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Eutychus » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:19 am UTC

Is this Randall's suggestion for how to progress with indicative votes on Brexit in the UK Parliament? Seems a lot more sensible than anything they're doing.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby MarkGyver » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:20 am UTC

fishpen0 wrote:The whole bracket is invalid due to the suspicious lack of the eggplant

It's also excluding users who visit via https://m.xkcd.com/ in either Firefox or Chrome.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Morfos » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:05 am UTC

C'mon, people...books are cooler than floppies. CDs are cooler than floppies. SDs are cooler than floppies. Papyrus is cooler than floppies. ANYTHING is cooler than floppies!

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Reecer6 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:17 am UTC

Without floppies, we cannot be saved, so I'd like it to go all the way, thank you.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Morfos » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:46 am UTC

Everything important about me is recorded in my DNA.

DNA is cooler than floppies.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:28 am UTC

If you have DNA to transfer, and just a floppy… apparently you can get the little blue pills over the counter now.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:39 am UTC

Hmm, dilemma? The wizard's staff has a knob on the end, but the hedgehog can never be buggered at all.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Wee Red Bird » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:46 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:Hmm, dilemma? The wizard's staff has a knob on the end, but the hedgehog can never be buggered at all.

Nanny Ogg is never around when you need her help.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:14 am UTC

I hereby dedicate my limited part in its victory (if indeed I had any part) to the good folks of AFP.

(Above written before the Robot Head says that "(Volcano) is dedicating this match to someone very special in their lives."

((Lives? Matches their-as-plural. Gotta think about that, though.))
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby PM 2Ring » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:19 am UTC

AFP = alt.fan.pratchett ?

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:27 am UTC

When it isn't Agence France-Presse. ;)

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby alirowe82 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:43 am UTC

Correct me if i am wrong but has there been an error. Didn't stars win against flying saucer?

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby pixzilla » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:51 am UTC

Discqualification the cheating owl :)

BlitzGirl wrote:Nice shoutout to Jeph Jacques: YOLO!
(Somehow the owl ended up with over 200,000 votes...)

I suspect that the commentary for the next several rounds will be canned, because of a comment during the fox/wizard bout:
Robot Emoji wrote: :leaves:: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn targeting Devilthorn Fox

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Carteeg_Struve » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:57 am UTC

Looks like there is a mistake in the bracket image. It currently has the flying saucer winning over the galactic star field, but the star field won (according to the history and the current match between it and the monorail).

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby solune » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:14 pm UTC

As of right now there's only 1 actual smiley in the bracket

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Detox665 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:31 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:
captHij wrote:Left emoji have an unfair advantage. Also, the votes from people from less populated areas should be given more weight. Otherwise they will not be able to impose their values on everyone else.


Too real. I weep for our voting system.


Because protecting the minority from the excesses of a popular majority is a bad thing?

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby SordidEuphemism » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:38 pm UTC

Carteeg_Struve wrote:Looks like there is a mistake in the bracket image. It currently has the flying saucer winning over the galactic star field, but the star field won (according to the history and the current match between it and the monorail).


And now the monorail is showing as winning over the star field on the brackets, but losing on the prior votes.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby kpmelomane21 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:46 pm UTC

I'm just disappointed there are no cats left :(

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby The Snide Sniper » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:51 pm UTC

Morfos wrote:C'mon, people...books are cooler than floppies. CDs are cooler than floppies. SDs are cooler than floppies. Papyrus is cooler than floppies. ANYTHING is cooler than floppies!

People probably see the save button rather than a floppy disk.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby threetwoone » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:00 pm UTC

The Snide Sniper wrote:
Morfos wrote:C'mon, people...books are cooler than floppies. CDs are cooler than floppies. SDs are cooler than floppies. Papyrus is cooler than floppies. ANYTHING is cooler than floppies!

People probably see the save button rather than a floppy disk.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby threetwoone » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:07 pm UTC

the floppy lost :(
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby threetwoone » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:08 pm UTC

also, we're down to the elite 8 now
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby kpmelomane21 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:15 pm UTC

COME ON FEMALE SCIENTIST!!! Don't lose now to a stupid inquisitive emoji!!

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby walen » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:25 pm UTC

kpmelomane21 wrote:COME ON FEMALE SCIENTIST!!! Don't lose now to a stupid inquisitive emoji!!


A final match Female Scientist vs. DNA Double Helix would be so friggin' cool! COME OOONNNN!!!

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Wee Red Bird » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:37 pm UTC

Sky Cat vs Pointy Cat (Owl vs Hedgehog) is too close to call.
We need to save the bird.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:57 pm UTC

Image The hedgehog is the last animal standing!
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby SordidEuphemism » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:59 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Image The hedgehog is the last animal standing!


Is it standing? I... *cranes neck* It looks like it mi- aaaand it just fell asleep.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby SuperCow » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:17 pm UTC

Do we know where the commentary is coming from? In some cases it seems to be auto-generated, and in others it's obviously clever enough that it has to be a human typing it in. Maybe Randall is sitting by his computer watching occasionally, and he has access to change the commentary at his whim?

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Soot Leopard » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:22 pm UTC

Who won tiger v leopard? If the answer is wrong I eat you all XD

(If the answer is right I still eat you all but in a slightly better mood)

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby jc » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:37 pm UTC

Heh. Well, it's been a bit of (so far) pointless fun, but it's April 2 now, and I see that the "Chrome Helper" process running the xkcd animated poll is eating around 50% of my cpu, which is why the machine is running so hot now. So I think I'll kill the process, and maybe check again later to see if there's any "outcome", or if it's still doing its somewhat dadaesque polling, or if maybe a punch line has appeared.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby SuicideJunkie » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:46 pm UTC

aprzn123 wrote:How is the heart beating the water?! Seriously!

Blood is thicker than water, and hearts do that all day long.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby cellocgw » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:34 pm UTC

Whatever.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Marsh'n » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:35 pm UTC

Well, it's looking like hedgehog versus the milky way. Who will triumph?

ETA: Has anyone been tracking the icon associated with the commentary? I noticed it changed overnight but I don't know if there were more than two variants.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Flumble » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:05 pm UTC

boooooooo

Hedgehog should've won!


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