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Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:22 am UTC
by NecklaceOfShadow
Oh, my.

I now have the image of my poor, impressionable, Twilight-loving friend doing this. She would log in, look around, and then scream so loudly that people in Alaska would be able to hear. I also have the mental image of trying to tell her that it really wasn't as bad as she thought it was to get her to calm down. Then come the images of the years of therapy she'll probably take... //_x

If enough Twilight fans are like her, the /b/tards stand a very good chance of winning.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:23 am UTC
by blinkin
Someone broke rules 1 and 2...

THEY EXIST FOR A REASON.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:27 am UTC
by Plutoinimy
Couple threads opened up on /b/.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:29 am UTC
by Killa B
blinkin wrote:Someone broke rules 1 and 2...

THEY EXIST FOR A REASON.

Rules 1 and 2 exist so that the people who take them seriously can be ridiculed. Nice call, faggot.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:37 am UTC
by 6453893
What is with the little scribbled out part in panel one? A human error? Are you telling me XKCD isn't dispensed by some flawless, immortal superconsciousness? Oh, all my naive dreams shattered! This is the end! Why, God, why?

Also, that message layout doesn't really resemble the style of 4chan. The disappointments just keep coming.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:38 am UTC
by zecro
NecklaceOfShadow wrote:Oh, my.

I now have the image of my poor, impressionable, Twilight-loving friend doing this. She would log in, look around, and then scream so loudly that people in Alaska would be able to hear. I also have the mental image of trying to tell her that it really wasn't as bad as she thought it was to get her to calm down. Then come the images of the years of therapy she'll probably take... //_x

If enough Twilight fans are like her, the /b/tards stand a very good chance of winning.


QFT

If you read the thread posted before, you'll see this:
>We could spam a link to an article about the guy who played Edward's gay sex scene
[link redacted]

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:41 am UTC
by curiousgeorgie
Haha, that was pretty awesome.

And is it just me, or does that guy have some bad acne? He should ask that Edward guy how to make his skin all clean and...sparkly. :wink:

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:43 am UTC
by Mazin
On top of an already awesome comic, you quote Pogo in the title-text? Randall, you're my hero! :D

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:50 am UTC
by Eternal Density
This comic does not relate to my life in any way. Meh. Better luck on Wednesday, I hope.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:56 am UTC
by blinkin
Killa B wrote:
blinkin wrote:Someone broke rules 1 and 2...

THEY EXIST FOR A REASON.

Rules 1 and 2 exist so that the people who take them seriously can be ridiculed. Nice call, faggot.


Your irony detector seems to be broken. A new one can be picked up at your local internets dealer.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:57 am UTC
by JohnDoe
Good thing 4chan had died 8 months ago.

All they gonna find on 4chan now are newfags and camfags - good luck talking to your own kind.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:04 am UTC
by zecro
JohnDoe wrote:Good thing 4chan had died 8 months ago.

All they gonna find on 4chan now are newfags and camfags - good luck talking to your own kind.


I believe the term for this is "pissing into an ocean of piss," sometimes "trolling in an ocean of trolls."

No matter how much you piss into an ocean of piss, it will remain what it was.

And, from /co/,
>Whenever randall can't think of anything pretentious or technological to say, he just mentions 4chan or some tired internet meme.

Doesn't seem likely

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:14 am UTC
by Moz
Twilight fans? In my 4chan?

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:30 am UTC
by cephalopod9
zecro wrote:
NecklaceOfShadow wrote:Oh, my.

I now have the image of my poor, impressionable, Twilight-loving friend doing this. She would log in, look around, and then scream so loudly that people in Alaska would be able to hear. I also have the mental image of trying to tell her that it really wasn't as bad as she thought it was to get her to calm down. Then come the images of the years of therapy she'll probably take... //_x

If enough Twilight fans are like her, the /b/tards stand a very good chance of winning.


QFT

If you read the thread posted before, you'll see this:
>We could spam a link to an article about the guy who played Edward's gay sex scene
[link redacted]

Didn't someone get stabbed or shot over a Twilight dispute? I remember reading something terrifying of that sort. Fangirls, I wouldn't test them.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:33 am UTC
by davidstarlingm
Longtime lurker, first time poster. There should be a tag or a template for that.

And I'm breaking the silence merely to prop Randall for the Pogo reference, as was pointed out by another user. Way to go. Seriously. You made my weekend that much better.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:39 am UTC
by StClair
Please. I've dealt with Twilight fans. 4chan would eat them alive.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:03 am UTC
by cathrl
Hilarious comic.

Also much enjoying the subtle (or not) attempts at oneupmanship by 4chan users.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:11 am UTC
by Kanonfutter
I found this funny at several levels, but what really hit home was the concept that whereever people hang out, hangarounds will show up because they think it is cool. Even 4chan.

It also confirms the rule that if I've heard aout it, it is getting old.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:03 am UTC
by psicopoo
Rules 1 and 2.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:29 am UTC
by almightyze
Kanonfutter wrote:I found this funny at several levels, but what really hit home was the concept that whereever people hang out, hangarounds will show up because they think it is cool. Even 4chan.


Hahaha...the concept of hipsterdom. Though hipsters today have postmodernized it to fuck-all oblivion in a slightly desperate attempt to maintain insularity.

Then again, lulz is the cancer that is killing /b/....


As per this cataclysmic scenario, if it unfolds the way it is told, it will only result in the Farkers or the Goons swarming in and turning it into a bloodbath, cleaning up the remnants afterward. Then they'll proceed to assassinate Randall Munroe, unwittingly as part of his Xanatos Gambit. I swear, that fucker is cackling somewhere.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:30 am UTC
by Kaijyuu
4chan is the apex, the epitome, the highest known concentration of human stupidity that is known to man.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:35 am UTC
by zecro
@Kaijyuu
>Opinion presented as fact
trolls trolling trolls.gif
2/10

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:39 am UTC
by mdl0100
maelikki wrote:If Meyer reads this....please please please do this. the trolls have it too easy. they are as smug as pregnant women about how easy it is to hide on the internet.



Did you just reference Garfunkel and Oats? Nice.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:41 am UTC
by Cpt. Red
StClair wrote:Please. I've dealt with Twilight fans. 4chan would eat them alive.

And that would be bad how?

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:52 am UTC
by Haistfu
Headline for /b/ has changed to:

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/b/ - Vampires
The darkest place on the internet—for vampire compatriots.


and now (01:53)

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Twilight Appreciation Station
The darkest place on the internet—for vampire compatriots.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:57 am UTC
by willcodehtmlforfood
I believe Joseph Conrad put it best: "The horror, the horror!"

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:07 am UTC
by zsitvaij
I do believe moot is a fan.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:08 am UTC
by TZer0
Well.. it would probably take 10 secs to scare them all off.. due to what is being posted on that board.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:15 am UTC
by Kalos
@everyone bragging about their /b/ prowess: you are the cancer that is killing /b/

@everyone complaining that 4chan sucks: 4chan has always sucked, currently sucks, and always will suck. There is no cancer.

@xkcd: we get it, you visited 4chan that one time. Trolling doesn't come close to working like this. Ebaums did it.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:25 am UTC
by TunezNZ
Kalos wrote:@everyone bragging about their /b/ prowess: you are the cancer that is killing /b/

@everyone complaining that 4chan sucks: 4chan has always sucked, currently sucks, and always will suck. There is no cancer.

@xkcd: we get it, you visited 4chan that one time. Trolling doesn't come close to working like this. Ebaums did it.


Said like a true brother.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:29 am UTC
by aaron
hurr seekrit internet society

you guys are fucking idiots

i guess i should elaborate since i'm kinda drunk but anyone who takes 4chan seriously or references how savvy they are or does that dumbass >quote shit on any other place other than 4chan is just so sad

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:32 am UTC
by Kalos
aaron wrote:hurr seekrit internet society

you guys are fucking idiots

lern2internet

plzkthx

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:02 pm UTC
by Deebens
Is it just me or is the guy's acne in the same arrangement as that photocopier-stopping pattern printed on most banknotes?

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:13 pm UTC
by LTK
That was genius.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:42 pm UTC
by moot
RAEG... not.

Also, HAI GAISE, I'm moot.

xkcd engages troll army. xkcd now has leveled up.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:05 pm UTC
by sourmìlk
If Stephanie Meyer did this, it would be almost enough to make me read twilight.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:09 pm UTC
by sarindipity
This would only be cool if 4chan hadn't lost it's lust to mainstream initiation long ago. Even if they don't understand it, even soccer moms have a vague notion of what "anonymous" is by now thanks to various paranoia inducing news outlets.

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:14 pm UTC
by StCred0
Quicksilver wrote:The alt text pushes this comic to new heights of hilarity. Arguably the best comic on the site.

The alt text is a quote from the old Pogo comic. http://www.igopogo.com/we_have_met.htm

The comic just goes to show that "Eternal September" truly is eternal -- the people who were the perps always become the victims.
(P.S. Get off of My Lawn!)

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:15 pm UTC
by Chasmosaur
Thank you for the huge laugh this morning. I was on the phone with a client and reading this and had to hit my mute button...

Re: "Troll Slayer" Discussion

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:25 pm UTC
by artificialdreamer
i admit that this comic is fantastic, but it greatly implies that 4chan = /b/ when it is not.

there are actually some boards there that are quite cool and informed. (well, that's for me but you could take me as an average internet guy)

edit: i lold at what moot did with /b/. awesome xkcd + /b/ combo!