157: Filler Art

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Filler Art
Maybe I should let up on Megatokyo a little?
Title text: Maybe I should let up on Megatokyo a little?

Explanation

There are times in which the owner of a webcomic can not make a comic on time for the next scheduled update (for example, needing to attend to a family emergency). While there are some with a "buffer" of comics (that is, the comic artist would make several comics ahead of time) made in anticipation for these events, eventually, if the buffer runs out (or if there was no buffer in the first place), the artist might have to resort to uploading any kind of available art, possible including concept sketches.

Here, Randall parodies this situation with not only telling that he has to go to the doctor to get his thighs rotated (something possible medically unnecessary), but also uploads "concept art" of his comic. The punchline is that, since the characters are drawn in a stick figure style, there are no distinguishable features between the man here and most other males in the comic series. This doubles up with the fact that the stick figure would not have taken more than 10 seconds to draw, marking the fact that drawing (most) xkcd comics would not take much time to do normally, even after a visit to the doctor.

[Megatokyo] is a widely-known webcomic.


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Transcript

[Text above Cueball]
Text: Sorry guys no comic today. I've gotta go to the doctor to get my thighs rotated. But here's some new character art I'm working on!
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Discussion

What IS thigh rotation? Is this a thing or just another joke on thighs? 35.13.221.137 18:23, 9 December 2012 (UTC)NariOX

It's just a joke. You can't get your thighs rotated (a parody of getting the tires of your car rotated), at least not in the United States. Smperron (talk)
Given the general topic, and xkcd's penchant for math, "phi" is sometimes used to describe rotation, I believe. I think it is around the vertical axis, at least in some 3D modeling software. It is a stretch, but thigh and phi sound similar. Tryc (talk) 14:22, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

I can't tell what's incomplete about the explanation. Someone explain? 108.162.216.45 20:49, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Seems good to me too.BruceJohnJennerLawso (talk) 02:27, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
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