Talk:417: The Man Who Fell Sideways

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I feel like the child should fall at a shallower angle from horizontal. There must be some way to do a punnet square for these things... BruceJohnJennerLawso (talk) 22:47, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

But then he/she would actually hit the ground at some point. It would make for a pretty boring sequel. 03:24, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

The "when he was restrained, it grew erratic" seems to imply that gravity always pulls him horizontally to the surface he's on. Otherwise, he would be able to stand on a wall, instead of bouncing around. This is one weird kind of gravity. 20:10, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Any thoughts pertaining to Megan being the victim of rape in this strip? 01:10, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

If it was unintentional rape, does that make it ok? Answer: probably not, but maybe we should not read too much into the comic... 16:24, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
"He found, where he could, food and love" - that sounds entirely intentional. Also, considering this entire website is set up to discuss and analyse XKCD comics, saying "we should not read too much into the comic" when the subject of rape arises is pretty shocking. 11:52, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

The transcript of this comic says that Cueball is under the water for three of the four "water" panels. However, based on the wave visible in the first two panels, the splashes caused by his feet in the third panel, and the lack of a wake in the fourth panel, I believe that Cueball is sliding across the water on his feet, instead of being submerged most of the time.Codefreak5 (talk) 16:57, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

This sounds more like a parody of the general plot of The Time Traveler's Wife (by Audrey Niffenegger) than anything. Or perhaps the book is more like this... 03:24, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

It kinda sounds like is referencing this comic (X & Y being the much less plesant dimensions to be pushed through). Slang (talk) 02:58, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

This is also the major device in the novel On by Adam Roberts 19:57, 8 January 2016 (UTC)