#1005 "Everybody play the game"

July 13th, 2012, 5:04 pm

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Reply NtKGar, July 13th, 2012, 5:04 pm

A bit of barstool philosophy to start off your weekend. I figured I'd do a Poe strip seeing as it's Friday the 13th.

The script for this one is based on a conversation I had on Reddit. Poe's magical abilities are demonic in nature (it's established in an earlier strip), so I thought the 'me non serviam' argument fit him nicely :)

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Reply Pablo (Guest), July 13th, 2012, 5:19 pm

THE GAME I am certain that this is the game, and p.s. you made me lose the game

Reply Fluxxdog (Guest), July 13th, 2012, 6:43 pm



Now imagine Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker saying that when they lose the game.

Reply Delta (Guest), July 13th, 2012, 10:35 pm

Y'know, I find it incredibly amusing that people are going on about losing the game in the comments of a strip explicitly saying how not to lose the game

Reply talinuva (Guest), July 13th, 2012, 10:53 pm

Nope I've read xkcd.com/391

Reply Freerun4cover (Guest), July 14th, 2012, 12:26 am

The Game and Anonymous Did you know that anonynous ended the game about 3-5 months ago?

Reply ZeroFollower0, July 14th, 2012, 1:14 am

DAMN YOU 4 years of forgetting the game... and you had to bring it up >.<.

Reply No-one (Guest), July 14th, 2012, 1:20 am

Why why why why I read webcomics to get my mind off the... The... The GAME.

Reply No-one (Guest), July 14th, 2012, 1:24 am

@Delta But that would be cheating. And not the good kind of cheating... ^ ^ v v < > < > b a (start)

Reply GabrielsThoughts, July 14th, 2012, 2:27 am

In life there are no inevitable outcomes... except during the rites and pastimes of friday the thirteenth. Just admit that Neko uses the neotech, neothink system of anarchy and be done with it.

Reply Agen (Guest), July 14th, 2012, 5:49 am

Gee has NO ONE noticed/mentioned the bummie tree in the background?

Reply Roger (Guest), July 14th, 2012, 10:22 am


Reply NtKGar, July 14th, 2012, 12:53 pm

@Delta: Right there with ya buddy.

Reply No-one (Guest), July 14th, 2012, 3:58 pm

@Agen Yes. Yes I did.

Reply Guest, July 14th, 2012, 8:09 pm

or the yellow eyes in the bush in the last panel.

Reply Guest, July 14th, 2012, 9:12 pm

The bush has flowers or something, and they're in the second panel too.

Reply Kage (Guest), July 14th, 2012, 11:36 pm


Reply Guest, July 15th, 2012, 3:35 pm

I didn't decline to play in this odd social experiment, per se. I merely reclassified myself as a course hazard. No one can win or declare themselves a neutral judging body to challenge it. Besides, it means I get to torture people who take idiotic things too far.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, July 16th, 2012, 3:30 am

@Guest With regards to your presence. On the one hand you claim to be a guardian of the system and on the other you act as if what you are doing is an act of rebellion. Now, If you want a real social experiment, give me a billion tax free American dollars just to see what I can do with it. I guarantee I could get more milage out of the money than someone who earned it or had to pay it back. And that includes Doctor Evil.

Reply No-one (Guest), July 16th, 2012, 3:31 pm

@guest Hooray I win!

Reply Guest, July 16th, 2012, 7:06 pm

--@GabrielsThoughts: I didn't declare myself either of those. Perhaps you should get yourself a dictionary and look up "Course Hazard." It's generally applied to a sand trap or water hazard on a golf course. Also, why should anyone give you any money? All you've proven is a shaky grasp of the English language and the ability to post on the internet. You're not even entertaining. If I had money to give, I'd sooner give it to webcomic artists. They actually entertain.

Reply Xiel (Guest), July 21st, 2012, 6:00 pm

I once Made a guy lose the game everytime he heard the song "Love Game"... He worked in a club XD

Reply Verna268, March 6th, 2013, 6:58 pm

Thermodynamic laws. Technically you can't win the game, you can't break even, and you can't quit.
Those are the rules.

Reply ihas2know (Guest), March 10th, 2013, 3:59 pm

whats the game? it sounds familliar

Reply Nya (Guest), June 3rd, 2013, 9:46 pm

/quietly applauds "Guest"

Reply trixethecat (Guest), December 9th, 2016, 8:01 pm

I thought Poe was bigger and was made entirely from smoke

Reply Guest, December 10th, 2016, 6:41 pm

@trixethecat: They ran him through the bong to filter the smoke out at the end of that story

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