zAlbee wrote:You've described yourself quite aptly. What you've said is that "<x> is disgusting and it should be obvious to everyone that it is disgusting, unless they are retarded sheep." Sound familiar? That's because <x> can be replaced by either <lactation fetish> (this thread) or <the latest xkcd comic> (all the time).
I do actively question people's liking for the comic, but the lactation thing here is different. My problem is not with people not thinking it isn't disgusting, but with the people saying that being turned off by lactation is some sort of issue
, as if it's a sign of intolerance, social awkwardness or puritanism, as if only a prude
could not love lactation and feel completely horny when thinking of it. That
is the problem: a person admitting to being turned off by lactation suddenly ends up under a shitstorm by people who want to feel "cool" and "different" by being oh-so-open about everything sexy -- and using such twisted logic such as "but milk comes from boobies
, and booooobies
are sexy by default, so milk is as sexy as boooooooooobies
!!". Bleh. Give me a break. I'm arguing here that breast milk is less often
seen as sexy than not. Demanding for statistical data or proof is ridiculous: just speak about it in public. It's like trying to argue that far more people are okay with homosexuals than not; please, just talk about it in public and see it for yourself.
I have no problem with your opinion that <x> is bad. I'll even say that some of your objective criticism of the comics has been quite valid and informative. But repeatedly insulting the people that don't share your opinion? No. You're the one that can't cope with people's opinions, not me.
zAlbee wrote:Why would you ever think that "Randall couldn't possibly do any wrong"? That's ridiculous.
Indeed it is! And I was just like that. When I came to xkcd
, I always
came here expecting something amazing and great. I always thought Randall was at an all time high and nothing he put out was mediocre, let alone bad. I wasn't neutral or fair about it, and I was always
trying to see something funny about it. I believe that is what people originally called the "Get out of my head" effect, which is the feeling that Randall was talking about things that we thought only happened to us, like walking according to tile patterns, the urge to go up the down escalator and things like that. It made xkcd
sound way more personal and truthful than most webcomics. Of course, over time, Randall revealed that he actually is terrible at making humour, writing decent dialog, knowing the medium he works with (the "(" comic is a Twitter post, not a comic), and overall having a grip on what people can relate to. And, nowadays, "Get out of my head" is a stupid, vain attempt at feeling "closer" to Randall by finding whatever meaningless, irrelevant coincidence between the comic and one's life.
Too many people here try too hard to show that they are totally
geeky and intelligent enough to like xkcd
, as in trying to validate themselves as worthy enough of being part of a "group". xkcd
is an "intelligent" comic, and many people here are trying to prove themselves
as intelligent enough. Other people just merely like the comic and that's that, and either they don't post here or it's very easy to tell them from the others; despising the "Get out of my head" syndrome, for example, is a clear sign of that.