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The Decline Of Civilization

March 6, 2020 by Tim


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Andy
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Andy

I don’t get it…
also first…

Erik B
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Erik B
Stef
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Stef

Preach…

ArdentSlacker
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ArdentSlacker

Eh. Not everybody understands everything. If you miss one thing, maybe you sneezed in episode 3 or something… maybe you misunderstood something and that screwed up a lot of other things… maybe you hate shows that do a specific thing and want to know if they do the thing before you binge it…

Nayrael
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Nayrael

And even if you do understand it, videos like this are good at showing someone else’s perspective.

Lily
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Lily

There is also the case where you do understand the ending but you are like, “No way, there has to be something more.” But there isn’t more, it is a vague open ending that is up to the viewers interpretation.

DrakeStarkiller
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DrakeStarkiller

Lost comes to mind

KillerDragon989
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KillerDragon989

The polar bear is just looking for a coke. Lol

Sanquin
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Sanquin

Or in cases like me where you do understand the ending, but can’t put it all in order in a coherent “this is what happened”, so a video of someone explaining it in an orderly, coherent manner helps with that.

Oh and let’s not forget one of my favorite “essays” on an ending, Smutboy’s several hour rant spread over several videos about ME3’s ending. I’ve watched that one several times just for entertainment. 😛

Arcatus
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Arcatus

I absolutely agree. I find a clever twist or unexpected revelation much more enjoyable than “Is she really the murderer? You decide!”

Pajuka
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Pajuka

@Arcatus good God yes. I mean the people that made the show / movie / game / book are a whole lot better at storytelling than me, why are they asking me to finish the damed thing?

Though they dont need to swing into the complete opposite direction either – where they spend a good 3 chapters beating you over the head that Stabby McStabbers the Professional Puppy Poisoner is a bad person that does vaguely bad things (aka sits in the castle and monologues/ occasionally execute a nameless minion)

Dodgy
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Dodgy

Sounds like a show I’d watch!

Stabby McStabbers the Professional Puppy Poisoner
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Stabby McStabbers the Professional Puppy Poisoner

Found my new profile name

Stef
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Stef

How much do you charge?

GeorgeV
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GeorgeV

Missing things is reasonable. Not understanding the ending to the point that you need an explanation for what happened is kinda dumb though. Endings are usually pretty clear or deliberately ambiguous and meant to not have a fixed explanation.

Videos to discuss an ending are fine, but frigging ‘explanations’ as if endings are puzzles are rather silly.

Glacoras
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Glacoras

I now eagerly await someone posting an article explaining the ending of this comic page.

Robert Loughrey
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Robert Loughrey

You can certainly find a bunch of stuff from self-important twits on “Loss.”

Erik B
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Erik B

Wait! Look up! At the First comment replies, I helped!

Soag
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Soag

Everyone’s dead, yet there’s electricity :D.

VibrantEvolution
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VibrantEvolution

electricity isn’t generated by people running around in a hamster wheel 😉 Without humans there can still be power, clean water, etc. for some time. The facilities providing all that will just decline and stop working after some time without humans to do maintenance. Yes, looking at the state of the environment in the first panel it does seem that humanity has been gone for quite some time… However keeping in mind we are talking about humans and therefore cities will probably look just like that about a week after all hell breaks loose. also we do not know any… Read more »

Urazz
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Urazz

It also could be that the aliens are funneling power into our technology as well.

Pajuka
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Pajuka

Its probably the aliens are powering it with their own tech – I mean one of them was actively trying to get the computer to work so he could study the now extinct humans. Though I question how the internet is still functional.

Drake
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Drake

Probably just his browser cache.

Michael
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Michael

I imagine a global archaeology project and there are teams around the world repairing internet servers so that teams like this can gather more information. Many web-pages would be too corrupt to recover, but not all.

Soag
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Soag

Ahahaha, I just knew there will be way too long of a discussion after that puny comment :D.

Dodgy
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Dodgy

And that is why we need those articles. To explain these things!

TheCK
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TheCK

I assume it’s not irony that the ending of this comic needs explaining….. along with the rest of it really 🙂

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Jeez, space alien explorers. Save the real science and xenology for the space alien archaeologists, will you?

BTW, if you don’t move your ship in the next five minutes, it’s going to become dinner for a Lavos spawn.

Dan
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Dan

Did Tim delete the Corona Virus comic?

Dan
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Dan

never-mind, didn’t realise the previous skipped based on how the comics are grouped

Glen Finn
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Glen Finn

Yep. I could explain why I agree but that would just insult people.

Dan
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Dan

The deepest, darkest secret is that there was never any meaning to begin with. Any meaning found is the meaning the viewer gives it.

Leon
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Leon

Pfftt, nonsense. We all know the world ends in hot dogs

SpinelesS
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SpinelesS

Wait, there is an altered carbon season 3? That would be so nice, I remember reading the books years ago…

The rAt
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The rAt

Heh, shots fired. I’m torn between being a spouse who *constantly* has to explain the same thing we both just saw and being a parent who just doesn’t have the time to go back and rewatch/reread/replay to re-familiarize myself with the context of a payoff to a setup from 3+ Seasons/books/games ago if I’d forgotten it. I think the only valuable insight I can contribute is that some of the rise in those types of articles/videos is spawned by how long writers/networks/studios can drag their feet. 2+ year breaks between seasons because you didn’t plan for getting this far? Extended… Read more »

Joel
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Joel

I’m not sure I get the last panel. I think I’ll go search for CAD comic ending explained.

BaufenBeast
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BaufenBeast

I half expected an “ending of Half-Life 2.98473 explained” in that list.

VanillaCokeMule
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VanillaCokeMule

Uh, just a quick heads up, Tim. When I got to the site today and I clicked the comics tab I got a pop up that the prevented me from clicking anything on the page. Hasn’t happened to me before and I just thought I’d let you know.

Merendel
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Merendel

I dont under stand the ending of this panel. Can anybody link a good lengthy explanation video?

Duane E Naulls
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Duane E Naulls

Yahoo’s stuffed full of those stupid articles. Thanks for agreeing that they’re a waste of web space…

Karrde
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Karrde

I think part of these videos popularity is being able to experience social interaction regarding a favored media. Most people get the endings to things. I think partially their popularity comes from the validation of an understanding, and to experience the media over again through the lense of another’s experience of that same media.

Enclave
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Enclave

Ending explained videos and articles don’t really bother me, what I find annoying is “# of things you missed” videos and articles, they’re all over the place and never tell me anything I actually missed or anything particularly interesting.

Anon200
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Anon200

I seriously hate these type of YouTube videos and every single one that pops up on my recommendation list gets the not interest.

Crestlinger
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Crestlinger

Thus is the fate of civilization doomed to wait, and Only wait, for Half Life 3.

Hotsouce
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Hotsouce

From https://tinyurl.com/yazdbbwu to now. What a long ride. Love the strip just wanted to pop in.

Rocco Woodhouse
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Rocco Woodhouse

My birthday!