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

But I'm a furry fan.
From:uncledark
Date:February 7th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
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Nope. Mystery to me.
From:uncledark
Date:February 7th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
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Oh. Wait. BSLSK=basalisk. Death by the eye of a smiley typed by a basalisk? Bit of a stretch...
From:funcrunch
Date:February 7th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
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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"...
From:vvvexation
Date:February 7th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
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I did.
From:the_ogre
Date:February 7th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)

Hee!

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Funny!
From:missionista
Date:February 7th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
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The first read through I didn't get it, the second time I did, once I thought about .
From:elgecko
Date:February 7th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
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It did take me a while, then I got it. =)
From:teh_munchkin
Date:February 7th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I got it. I've played enough fantasy games to know about basilisks.
From:saffroncisco
Date:February 7th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
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Did not have a clue.
From:canis_fortuna
Date:February 7th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
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I did, but I'm a D&D geek.
From:shecanfilmit
Date:February 7th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
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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.