1: Barrel - Part 1

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== Trivia ==
 
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* {{1110|1|n|48|e}} from [[1110| comic 1110]] is a reference to this comic.
 
* {{1110|1|n|48|e}} from [[1110| comic 1110]] is a reference to this comic.
* This was the fifth comic originally posted on livejournal. The previous comic was [[2:Petit Trees (sketch)]]. The next was [[24: Godel, Escher, Kurt Halsey]]. View archive [http://liveweb.archive.org/http://xkcd-drawings.livejournal.com/?skip=40 here].
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* This was the fifth comic originally posted on livejournal. The previous comic was [[2: Petit Trees (sketch)]]. The next was [[24: Godel, Escher, Kurt Halsey]]. View archive [http://liveweb.archive.org/http://xkcd-drawings.livejournal.com/?skip=40 here].
  
 
== Transcript ==
 
== Transcript ==

Revision as of 01:21, 25 February 2013

1: Barrel - Part 1
Don't we all.
Title text: Don't we all.

Explanation

"He's fairly upbeat about the situation!" – Randall

This comic is about the unlikely optimism of people. The boy in the barrel is completely lost, it would seem hopelessly alone, without any plan or control of the situation. Yet he is curious: 'I wonder where i'll float next?'

This is the first in a five-part series of comics whose parts were randomly published during the first few dozen strips. The series features a character that is not consistent with what would quickly become the xkcd stick figure style. The full series is:

Trivia

Transcript

[A boy sits in a barrel which is floating in an ocean.]
Boy: i wonder where i'll float next?
[The barrel drifts into the distance. Nothing else can be seen.]
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Discussion

Doesn't his big interactive piece (#1110) refer to this one? ‎58.37.35.32 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

It does. There's a note somewhere in that explanation page referring back to this page. Davidy22[talk] 09:28, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

This comic under my interpretation is that like the kid in the barrel his mind was wandering at the time of his drawing of the comic and it reprsents his wandering mind as he may be bored and it is in the middle of nowhere but at the same time it is somewhere. but its waiting to get someplace (an island?)

--TheWeatherMan (talk) 13:57, 23 January 2013 (UTC)TheWeatherMan

when ever I feel isolated from society, I like to contemplate the ladders I could build for them to see things from my perspective. We will never manage to teach kids how to exist in chaos, we need to outsource our thinking, share ideas, to see new options for each of the impossible answers. Sic-if is here to stay, because it's the only hint we will get of the perfection they want us to achieve. Anything less then the total perfection is unsustainable. - 98.211.199.84 14:22, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
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