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Testing geek IQ of my friendlist - the funcrunch files

Feb. 6th, 2008 07:16 pm Testing geek IQ of my friendlist

OK, how many got this week's xkcd without peeking in the comments or reading the alt text? (I didn't get it till doing those things, FWIW - I'll explain why in the comments after/if people respond)

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Date:February 7th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
I thought that it was clever.

But I'm a furry fan.
Date:February 7th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Nope. Mystery to me.
Date:February 7th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
Oh. Wait. BSLSK=basalisk. Death by the eye of a smiley typed by a basalisk? Bit of a stretch...
Date:February 7th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
See, I totally didn't get it from the username or the drawing, but I actually have heard of basilisks. I just thought, as another mentioned in the LJ comments, that it was a lizard rather than a snake. But then, I'm used to playing Nethack where all monsters are represented by ASCII characters and so I don't actually know what most of the D&D creatures are supposed to look like "in real life"...
Date:February 7th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
I did.
Date:February 7th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)


Date:February 7th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
The first read through I didn't get it, the second time I did, once I thought about .
Date:February 7th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
It did take me a while, then I got it. =)
Date:February 7th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, I got it. I've played enough fantasy games to know about basilisks.
Date:February 7th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
Did not have a clue.
Date:February 7th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
I did, but I'm a D&D geek.
Date:February 7th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
I get most of the the stuff on xkcd. But not this one - I've never played fantasy games. Never been able to get into them.