According to title text, this is actually Beret Guy. I kind of like this "style" for transcripts - specifically that each cell is in a "box". In this case, the cadence of the text doesn't seem to be poetic, but in some comics it could be. --B. P. (talk) 20:08, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
The comic talks about "sights" and "superior vantage points" in relation to Cordelia, where one would expect "the enemy" or similar. And this before the shots are fired. Someone needs to read a bit more carefully. Anonymous 00:16, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
- Since he qualified as a Green Beret and the gun he has is not a grenade launcher (nor is it deployed) it is fair to assume he realises that Cordelia will be gone in seconds and has already sent the email.
Presumably the person in the picture is a dummy.
I always took it as a reference to Lois McMaster Bujold's book "Shards of Honor", which involves a love relationship between Cordelia Naismith and Aral Vorkosigan, when they are fighting on opposites sides of the same war. Lois McMaster Bujold is well above the common class of science fiction author, and it seems entirely reasonable that she should be on Randall's bookshelves. 188.8.131.52 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
In the grim darkness of xkcd, there is only war. 184.108.40.206 03:36, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
This comic reminds me of Sniper Wolf from the original Metal Gear Solid. 220.127.116.11 12:32, 18 October 2016 (UTC)