Talk:2196: Nice To E-Meet You

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DgbrtBOT hasn't uploaded, so I manually created the page. Herobrine (talk) 00:38, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

I am convinced there's some idiotic joke to be made here, like "Maybe DgbrtBOT hasn't e-met this comic yet" or "Perhaps his e-Mail is down" or something, but I can't find the wording. :) NiceGuy1 (talk) 05:22, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
It also came out very late, around midnight here in Europe, if what Herobrine said about it being up two hours before he posted is is true (it was 2:36 in my time zone when the page was created!) But I guess that should not have had anything to with the Bot? --Kynde (talk) 09:33, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Just went back to check the timestamps. It had been up on xkcd for about 1 hour 20 minutes when I created the page. But when typing the comment in DgbrtBOT's talk page I accidentally typed the time when I was typing the comment (about 1 hour 50 minutes, hence almost 2 hours, after the comic was released), not the time when I created the page. I'll go edit that, and sorry if my mistake caused any confusion! But since it usually doesn't take DgbrtBOT that long to upload comics to Explain xkcd, I wasn't sure if something was wrong and so I decided to create the page. Herobrine (talk) 00:29, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Woah, light and sound go directly in to the nervous system. 20:36, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Please to make your acquaintance :) 12:21, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

The comic strip connects with the reader: I think the current explanation doesn't highlight this unexpected and pivotal element. In the first 3 boxes, cueball seems to communicate with another (stick-)person from "his" world. However, in the last box it turns out that he is communicating with us, the readership of the comic, in a way that works surprisingly well to create a (creepy) bridge to our real world. At least it worked for me. 10:39, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Not my first thought on the comic, but it makes sense, to read it in a way, that the messages, which Cueball types are breaking a 4th wall. Similar to when using a videochat, but sound is disabled, and you watch the other person type their messages, and then looking at you, waiting for you to read it. --Lupo (talk) 11:11, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Did anybody else think that when he said to himself, "Chill" that he was going to go the "ICE to meet you!" route? (See Mathmannix (talk) 11:41, 24 June 2020 (UTC)