Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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Revision as of 08:11, 23 February 2013
Black Hat is one of the most cool-headed characters in the comic. Here, Megan notices Black Hat facing away from Cueball and her, and decides to play a simple, childish prank on him: sneaking up from behind and shouting "Boo!".
Not only does she succeed in startling Black Hat, he is so terrified that he hides himself completely in his hat. For a moment, it looks like Black Hat has disappeared altogether. But then his hat inches away, showing that he's still underneath, despite the obvious size difference.
- [Cueball and Megan standing to one side, looking and pointing at Black Hat who is facing away.]
- [Megan sneaks up on Black Hat.]
- [Close-up of Megan with hands raised.]
- Megan: Boo!
- [Black Hat looks shocked, and his hat jumps.]
- [The hat falls down over his head.]
- [The hat keeps falling, with only his legs still visible.]
- [The hat hits the ground.]
- [Cueball and Megan look at the hat.]
- [The hat scurries away.]
- SCOOCH SCOOCH SCOOCH
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What is there to explain here? Alpha (talk) 04:02, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
- Looks like an analogy to some animal. --Kronf (talk) 14:55, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
It is a little wierd that it comes in between the third and fourth in the Journal series where he is shown to be pretty badass. However, he loses the hat in 377: Journal 2 and then regains it in 405: Journal 3 because - as he says: I LIKE my hat and then we see in his next apperance here how he can use the hat in an emergency... In the next Black hat comic 432: Journal 4 after this one he is depressed and has to seek out the woman of his life already in the next published commic: 433: Journal 5. It thus seems weird with this one to interupt the journal flow? Unless it was to show he has a human side... Kynde (talk) 19:08, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
- Sorry, I did remove your edit. Please focus on explanations and not references to other comics here. We do have categories here to cover that. A simple close connection to an other comic can be mentioned at the trivia section. I'm sorry, but the explain section should explain the comic itself. --Dgbrt (talk) 23:28, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
Is there a list of comics with little or no alttext like this one? 188.8.131.52 16:15, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
Possible Asdfmovie reference? Was that later? I think it was. 184.108.40.206 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Is it Megan of Danish? SilverMagpie (talk) 05:17, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
My view is that Black Hat is not really "surprised". He was probably expecting their approach, and even if he wasn't, he would not react in such a fashion, or otherwise calm down immediately. I think his transformation into a mere hat is an act intended to mentally disturb Cueball and Megan: revenge for (trying to) disturb(ing) him. 220.127.116.11 00:01, 29 October 2017 (UTC)