Was this a real XKCd comic? Or am I mis-remembering?
September 16, 2012 4:44 PM   Subscribe

Memory Fail: Was this a XKCD comic?

It was a long (instead of the usual landscape style) comic of I think nine panels, set into two columns.

The comic featured a stick figure entering some kind of education establishment, but the speech bubbles had no text, just symbols.

The stick figure graduates/ leaves the institution with thier 'speech' /though bubble showing the same symbols as the people teaching them, before-hand the first stick figure had scribbles whereas the 'learned' one had triangles I think?

I can't find it online (if indeed it is even an xkcd) and it is driving me crazy.

Thanks in advance.
posted by Faintdreams to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
For what it's worth I have a fairly good knowledge of XKCD and I don't remember anything like you're talking about.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 5:03 PM on September 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


This one is laid out similarly to what you describe. Plus there are triangles at the end!
posted by Hermes32 at 5:04 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


If it wasn't XKCD, could it have been Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal?

I seem to remember the comic as well, but in my mind, it looks like more of a smbc style than an xkcd style.
posted by sparklemotion at 5:07 PM on September 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can remember the comic, but I don't think it was XKCD. Maybe phdcomic? But I don't see it in the archives there either. I remember someone buying a large poster size version of it.

It's difficult to get the right search terms for this one; it's wonderfully non verbal.
posted by ceribus peribus at 5:08 PM on September 16, 2012


I am like 75% sure it was SMBC.
posted by griphus at 5:14 PM on September 16, 2012


sparklemotion has it! It was SMBC's Life of Thought, available in poster form
here.
posted by ceribus peribus at 5:15 PM on September 16, 2012 [8 favorites]


But see http://www.xkcd.com/1028/
posted by Bruce H. at 9:30 PM on September 16, 2012


Thanks everyone, I was indeed confused and the comic I was thinking of was the 'Life of Thought' in SMBC as linked to by ceribus peribus.

I am so thankful and relieved! My brain was fixated on finding out what that was.

Thanks everyone.
posted by Faintdreams at 12:51 AM on September 17, 2012


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