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Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:47 am UTC
by Felstaff
Mazuku wrote:I KNEW IT! Dinosaurs really are just made of bones.

http://t.co/xy1EdKo

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:51 am UTC
by Matthias
rpgamer wrote:There are no doors to the concession area...
That's because if you're trolling correctly, you don't make concessions.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:13 pm UTC
by Greyjoy
Good, but... Where's the votey?

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:20 pm UTC
by Felstaff
There's like 27 of them dude

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:28 pm UTC
by fyrenwater
So... much... awesome! <3

If someone made a webcomic purely about stuff like that, I would totally read it.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:32 pm UTC
by SirMustapha
A large, extremely detailed strip, chock full of jokes, on xkcd, that is NOT A POSTER BAIT? Now there's something unexpected. This was an excellent strip.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:51 pm UTC
by SteveM17
"Alcohol is poison, I drink to save you from it." is something I'm going to find myself saying quite a bit from now on. Or should it be a T-shirt?

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:55 pm UTC
by flamewise
udqbpn wrote:Did anyone else picture the mentioned dad as obviously being Calvin's? http://img.phombo.com/img1/photocombo/63/sunsets.jpg, for example.


Ahw completely!

Here's my own favorite, where Dad explains how the world only turned color around 1930:

http://multifamilyinvestor.com/wp-conte ... -color.jpg

"The world is a complicated place, Hobbes."

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:17 pm UTC
by TimeSpaceMage
I wonder if the "wizards were in control" line reminded anyone else of "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court".

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:20 pm UTC
by J L
katamariqueen wrote:I had to ask... Korgmen and Spangs?

...have I been trolled? :c

I second this. (The question. Not being trolled ...)

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:25 pm UTC
by itsa_wallaby
The three-gendered bathrooms are full of win.

My friend would be a happy contributor to the building of deceiving children for amusement.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:26 pm UTC
by mmark9094
Anybody notice a white hat guy in the hall way between the Hall of Misunderstood Science (blue) and Conservatory of Poorly Remembered History (green)?

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:31 pm UTC
by neoliminal
Original Poster needs to post ALL THE COMICS.... even if they are hidden in spoilers.

NOW.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:53 pm UTC
by uncivlengr
Massive block of mouseclick comics:
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Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:30 pm UTC
by elminster
SMBC happens to be one of my most favourite web comics. Zach has outdone himself this time though. Brilliant stuff. Will buy again. A+++++

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:15 pm UTC
by Tormuse
My favourite one is "Freezing water expands to frighten enemies." :)

EDIT: I... just felt like sharing that.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:30 pm UTC
by ZachWeiner
Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

XKCD4LYFE

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:47 pm UTC
by Wnderer
The click on exhibits doesn't work for me. All I get is javascript:void(0)

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:48 pm UTC
by teadrop
I just got a overdose of quality comics, now all comics for the next 72 days will look mundane....

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:00 pm UTC
by Felstaff
ZachWeiner wrote:Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

XKCD4LYFE

You're welcome. Congratulations on the marriage, and hope the hackers didn't destroy the site too much.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:38 pm UTC
by neoliminal
ZachWeiner wrote:Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

XKCD4LYFE


Noob. 1 Post.

Seriously funny stuff though. Good job.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:55 pm UTC
by Fat Pigeon
The first thing this comic made me think of was the Look Around You show and how scarring it would be to actually show such a thing to a classroom of young children.

This comic was great--the expansive scope, the terrible great puns, were just as groan-inducing great as an SMBC-xkcd crossover should be.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:10 pm UTC
by Thaumaturge
I think the funniest is the "Star Wars is a documentry. No, seriously."

The whole thing is a very clever combination of two of my favourite webcomics.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:38 pm UTC
by nitePhyyre
Did anyone else from Quebec get confused about the KFP one? It took me a couple of reads before I noticed it wasn't PFK. Poulet Frit Kentucky, is what the frenchies call it round here.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:15 pm UTC
by scalziand
Pfhorrest wrote:I recognize the librarian-type with the bun and glasses in the southeast, but I can't recall where from. Maybe that one night in Tijuana everyone keeps telling me about but I just can't remember myself...


I think that's supposed to be Mrs. Lenhart and her family.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:37 pm UTC
by dustwel
Did anyone else mouse over every single character and small object looking for a hidden comic?? Or maybe just me...

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:04 pm UTC
by Uninfinity
ZachWeiner wrote:Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

XKCD4LIFE
You are an amazing person. Congratz on the marriage!
And don't use this as an excuse to take a break from your voteys!

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:09 pm UTC
by Raoul Duke
I've been waiting for this since I first saw that they were doing guest comics but I'm sure Zach is way more excited about this than any of us are.

nitePhyyre wrote:Did anyone else from Quebec get confused about the KFP one? It took me a couple of reads before I noticed it wasn't PFK. Poulet Frit Kentucky, is what the frenchies call it round here.


Me, too, it took me a few seconds to realize that there isn't supposed to be a P in KFC.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:09 pm UTC
by SummerGlauFan
glasnt wrote:More than 6 months on, I finally notice SummerGlauFan's sig.

I don't remember writing it, so I searched for it.

SGF, your comment, belated as it may be, has made my crappy day that little bit less crappy :3


Awe, now I have warm fuzzies. :3 I'm glad I was able to make you day better.

Really, if you wrote a story about that quote, I would read it. :)

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:47 pm UTC
by CalculatingGod
Has anyone else seen Sauron and Gandalf yet? Up in the hall of misunderstood science, right by the basilisk.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:11 pm UTC
by Lunar Savage
I...I...well...this is the only accurate way I know to sum up how I feel about this comic:

http://myfacewhen.com/92/

Oh, and it looks like Black Hat Guy is just above/outside the Conservatory of Poorly Remembered History (though his hat doesn't seem to be colored in). And the guy with the Beret is inside the History place.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:29 pm UTC
by Qaanol
Wait, that’s a librarian with a bun and glasses? I thought it was a guy in a mask.

Also black hat guy with two hats by the restroom appears to have no legs. Also also, poor guy sitting outside look all alone!

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:35 am UTC
by thyristor
I just had to say... this is my favorite guest comic. The sarcasm, the science, the interactivity :D

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:08 am UTC
by LarrySDonald
About ten years ago my son self-trolled the alien thing. I'd bought an alien detector at a garage sale (related to MiB I think) with a little thermal thing that turned colors when you put your thumb on it (green if you're not an alien - which it will turn on humans). Kind of a random 10c buy and I threw it on my key chain. I showed it to my wife who sighed slightly understanding it but not thinking it was especially amusing. The next day he came into the room (at 3-4 years old) looking super shocked. We asked what the problem was, slightly worried. He said "D..dad? I know.. I'm not supposed to be messing with your stuff but.. I THINK I'M AN ALIEN". Apparently his curiosity got to him and his thumb was kind of cold..

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:09 am UTC
by mooncow
OK, I see:

Cory Doctorow (with cape) in north corridor.
Megan in East corridor.
White hat guy in west corridor.
Blonde girl looking at the dinosaur.
Librarian lady near the exit.
Two black hat guy near the restrooms.
Beret guy in the Conservatory of Poorly Remembered History.
Black hat guy in the Rotunda of Uncomfortable Topics.
Flying ferret in the Hall of Misunderstood Science.

And, Mr. Molly, are you seriously saying you did spot Waldo yet? ;-P

Now, how many other people spent a while looking at the magic eye picture that doesn't actually work, just in case....?

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:34 am UTC
by sotanaht
11rcombs wrote:(sending from my iPhone, please excuse typos)
The image has an image map "linked" to it. This means that different areas of the base image function like normal hyperlinks. However, in this case, these hyperlinks (which act much like HTML anchor tags) have their "mousedown" event handlers bound to a function which throws the requested sub-comic onscreen in a div tag aligned with the mouse pointer.


Regarding the implementation of this in bbcode:
In order to pull off anything even vaguely close to this functionality, you'd need either image map support, JS support, or both. Seeing as BBCode has neither, this is a good time to say, "no soup for you"!


Actually, there IS a way, but it requires a LOT of work and unfortunately wouldn't work on these forums. The forum would need a [collapse=image]image[/collapse] function, which this one does not have. This tag functions like a [spoiler] except that you can change both the default and the revealed state, instead of always saying "spoiler" when hidden.

What you would do is cut the main image into a grid in an art program. You then lay out the grid of images as the default view of the collapse tags. Ideally, each square corresponds to at most exhibit in the main comic, that way, when you expand each collapsed square, you see the corresponding exhibit (the hidden view of the collapse tag).

There are several limitations on doing this, most of which would depend upon the specific implementation of the collapse feature. If the default view had any preset spacing, each square would be spaced and the full comic would appear broken up. Beyond that, each square would most likely need to be a uniform size, making it very difficult to meet the requirement of having at most one exhibit per square. Also, your whole mock-imagemap would be a grid, so that means that if someone clicked on the hall next to an exhibit, it would reveal the exhibit. I also only know of one forum with the appropriate {collapse] tags (which I cannot specifically reference here) so it is possible that code is unique to their boards.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:22 am UTC
by SummerGlauFan
LarrySDonald wrote:About ten years ago my son self-trolled the alien thing. I'd bought an alien detector at a garage sale (related to MiB I think) with a little thermal thing that turned colors when you put your thumb on it (green if you're not an alien - which it will turn on humans). Kind of a random 10c buy and I threw it on my key chain. I showed it to my wife who sighed slightly understanding it but not thinking it was especially amusing. The next day he came into the room (at 3-4 years old) looking super shocked. We asked what the problem was, slightly worried. He said "D..dad? I know.. I'm not supposed to be messing with your stuff but.. I THINK I'M AN ALIEN". Apparently his curiosity got to him and his thumb was kind of cold..


That is the funniest thing I have seen today. Thank you!

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:00 am UTC
by colonel_hack
I was soooo disappointed Mr. Astley never put in an appearance no matter how many exhibits I clicked on...
3ch

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:54 am UTC
by CuBr
Someone needs to switch the Renaissance and France exhibit links, they are clearly reversed currently.

Wnderer wrote:The click on exhibits doesn't work for me. All I get is javascript:void(0)

That's to prevent the page reloading. What browser are you using, and is JavaScript enabled?

dustwel wrote:Did anyone else mouse over every single character and small object looking for a hidden comic?? Or maybe just me...

I started to, then checked the source.

Re: 0826: "Guest Week: Zach Weiner (SMBC)"

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:14 am UTC
by Moogling
Spent ages clicking the comic to find the secret one that no-one else will have found, Alas, I don't think it exists.