Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
Cueball asks "Why do you love me?" to Megan, a fairly common question that couples ask each other. She responds "My heart never gave me a choice", a seemingly very sentimental, romantic answer. However, after a beat panel she effectively kills the romance of the moment by adding, "I wish it had", indicating that she would rather not have loved Cueball.
Scott appears to be a friend of Randall Munroe. Comics 57 through 59 all have the title text Opening dialogue by Scott, forming a sort of informal mini-series inspired by him. They are:
As there already was a comic released on Monday that week, the first of these three were released already on Tuesday, then Wednesday and Friday.
- [Cueball and Megan are having a conversation.]
- Cueball: Why do you love me?
- Megan: I don't know; my heart never gave me a choice.
- Cueball: Aww.
- [No dialogue.]
- Megan: I wish it had.
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I figure 95% of the population will agree with the fact that the last panel "kills the moment".
But, I think there's an alternative way to interpret this too: If Megan mentions "I wish it had" as a prelude to "Then I'd be able to give you a better answer, as to why I picked you...", would atleast 5% of the population would agree that it embellishes the moment?
18.104.22.168 03:01, 3 June 2013 (UTC) : I actually understood the "aww" as "I'm sad, you didn't really choose me" and then the last panel is Megan trying to save the day.
- That is an odd interpretation. If it was a "sad sound", it would have been an "oh..." rather than an "aww", which is pretty much always used as a "that's sweet!" sound. Add to the fact that "my heart never gave me a choice" is rather sappy, yeah the joke is the mood killer in the last panel. 22.214.171.124 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
"Aww" can be used as a cry of disappointment. In fact, I would wager it is used in that sense more than in the sense of "that's sweet". -- Flewk (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)