48: Found

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LiveJournal title: Drawing: Found
No more, no lessLiveJournal caption: I'll get back to science humor and awful puns soon, don't worry.
Title text: No more, no less

LiveJournal caption: I'll get back to science humor and awful puns soon, don't worry.


This was the forty-fifth comic originally posted to LiveJournal. The previous one was 47: Counter-Red Spiders, and the next one was 49: Want. It was among the last eleven comics posted both on LiveJournal and on xkcd.com after the new site was launched. This comic was published on the same day across both sites, but not all of them shared the same posting day.

Cueball and Megan are standing together in the middle of a strangely expressionist landscape/environment. As indicated by the words in the comic, they have simply found each other, implying that there is no relationship between them other than running into each other.

As indicated in the title text, there is nothing else to say about how they met. In the original caption, Randall reassures his audience that he hasn't stopped making nerdy comics and puns, because a few of the previous comics diverged from these topics. 47 covered Red Spiders, and 46 covered relationships. The next comic, 49: Want, returned to xkcd humour.


[Cueball and Megan are standing on a white hill (presumably snow) with a grey sky covered with thick streaks of white, and small pink dots. All letters are written in lower case.]
we are just two people
who found each other


This was the first comic to be released on a Thursday at 10:41 AM.

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Talk about bare bones! --Quicksilver (talk) 15:22, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Am I the only one who sees a 3 in the grey/poka-dot area? Implying that there is some third person involved in the relationship? That view is supported by the title text, I think. FlyingSandals (talk) 03:07, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Nice find, dunno if Randall had this in his mind, but it could mean a future third person. The white (probably snowy) hill should also be explained. I did add the incomplete tag for future investigations. The sky isn't really a sky because the pink dots don't look like stars.--Dgbrt (talk) 20:00, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Sad they are no more than that... for a second I thought they might be in a relationship ship... BFFs... lovers... but just people who found each other... a bit dry.--TheTimeBandit (talk) 21:30, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Are we sure it's a maze? I also question "sky" and "snowy hill", and I'm pretty sure it's not a 3 — Kazvorpal (talk) 16:15, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

I changed the explanation (you may disagree with my words); I won't change the transcript until I'm sure it's not the original xkcd-official transcript (back when that was a regular thing, but I need to check on that). I get the impression that some of the 'pink dots' are passing close to being heart-shaped (but could just be the way Randall loops things, in rapidly sketching), floating in the atmospheric gaps in the alien "white landscape" that can be stood on and obviously also restricts a search/random-wander to make it unlikely (but possible) to find a 'someone else' as these two have. 18:49, 22 May 2023 (UTC)

Guys, that's just UNIVERSE 15:19, 22 May 2023 (UTC)