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Like in the previous comic in the Barrel series, the boy is floating in the ocean in a barrel. The previous comic made a point about the uncertainty of life; here, the boy's lament at not finding a mother is pure sentimentality, as accentuated by the title text.
Like in the previous comic in the series, the boy is floating in the ocean in a barrel, wishing for a mother.
 
  
This is the second in a five-part series of comics whose parts were randomly published during the first several dozen strips. The series features a [[:Category:Barrel|character]] that is not consistent with what would quickly become the xkcd [[stick figure]] style. The character is in a barrel. The full series is:
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According to Freud, the first stage of psycho-sexual development is the Oral Stage, which relates to a baby's relationship with its mother.  The realization that mommy cannot be found is the first point at which a person learns to stop trusting the world and realizes that the world is not always comforting and safe.
  
*[[1: Barrel - Part 1]]
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This is the second in a six-part series of comics whose parts were randomly published during the first several dozen strips. The series features a [[:Category:Barrel|character]] that is not consistent with what would quickly become the [[xkcd]] [[stick figure]] style. The character is in a barrel.
*[[11: Barrel - Part 2]]
 
*[[22: Barrel - Part 3]]
 
*[[25: Barrel - Part 4]]
 
*[[31: Barrel - Part 5]]
 
  
The drawing style is very reminiscent of The Little Prince.
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After Randall released the full [http://liveweb.archive.org/web/20070207052159/http://www.xkcd.com/barrel.html The Boy and his Barrel] story on xkcd, it has been clear that the original [[Ferret]] story should also be included as part of the barrel series.
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The full series can be found [[:Category:Barrel|here]]. But below they are listed in the order Randall has put them in his collection linked to above:
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* [[1: Barrel - Part 1]]
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* [[20: Ferret]]
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* [[11: Barrel - Part 2]]
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* [[22: Barrel - Part 3]]
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* [[25: Barrel - Part 4]]
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* [[31: Barrel - Part 5]]
  
 
==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
 
:[A boy sits in a barrel which is floating in an ocean.]
 
:[A boy sits in a barrel which is floating in an ocean.]
:Boy: None of the places i floated had mommies.
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:Boy: none of the places i floated had mommies.
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*This is the thirteenth comic [[xkcd#History|originally posted]] on livejournal. The previous was [[14: Copyright]]. The next was [[15: Just Alerting You]]. View archive [http://liveweb.archive.org/web/20070927001941/http://xkcd-drawings.livejournal.com/?skip=40 here].
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*This was the 13th comic originally posted to [[LiveJournal]].
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**The previous was [[14: Copyright]].  
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**The next was [[15: Just Alerting You]].  
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*This comic kept it's original title: "Barrel - Part 2 "
 
*Original [[Randall]] quote: "The story continues."
 
*Original [[Randall]] quote: "The story continues."
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*This was one of the [[:Category:First day on LiveJournal|thirteen first comics]] posted to LiveJournal within 12 minutes on Friday September 30, 2005.
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*This comic was posted on [[xkcd]] when the web site opened on Sunday the 1st of January 2006.
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**It was posted along [[:Category:First day on xkcd|with all 41 comics]] posted before that on LiveJournal as well as a few others.
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**The latter explaining why the numbers of these 41 LiveJournal comics ranges from 1-44.
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*One of the original drawings drawn on [[:Category:Checkered paper|checkered paper]].
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*The drawing style is very reminiscent of the {{w|The Little Prince|Little Prince}}.
  
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
{{comic discussion}}
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[[Category:First day on LiveJournal| 13]]
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[[Category:Comics sharing name|Barrel 02]]

Revision as of 09:32, 12 March 2021

Barrel - Part 2
Awww.
Title text: Awww.

Explanation

Like in the previous comic in the Barrel series, the boy is floating in the ocean in a barrel. The previous comic made a point about the uncertainty of life; here, the boy's lament at not finding a mother is pure sentimentality, as accentuated by the title text.

According to Freud, the first stage of psycho-sexual development is the Oral Stage, which relates to a baby's relationship with its mother. The realization that mommy cannot be found is the first point at which a person learns to stop trusting the world and realizes that the world is not always comforting and safe.

This is the second in a six-part series of comics whose parts were randomly published during the first several dozen strips. The series features a character that is not consistent with what would quickly become the xkcd stick figure style. The character is in a barrel.

After Randall released the full The Boy and his Barrel story on xkcd, it has been clear that the original Ferret story should also be included as part of the barrel series.

The full series can be found here. But below they are listed in the order Randall has put them in his collection linked to above:

Transcript

[A boy sits in a barrel which is floating in an ocean.]
Boy: none of the places i floated had mommies.

Trivia

  • This was the 13th comic originally posted to LiveJournal.
  • This comic kept it's original title: "Barrel - Part 2 "
  • Original Randall quote: "The story continues."
  • This was one of the thirteen first comics posted to LiveJournal within 12 minutes on Friday September 30, 2005.
  • This comic was posted on xkcd when the web site opened on Sunday the 1st of January 2006.
    • It was posted along with all 41 comics posted before that on LiveJournal as well as a few others.
    • The latter explaining why the numbers of these 41 LiveJournal comics ranges from 1-44.
  • One of the original drawings drawn on checkered paper.
  • The drawing style is very reminiscent of the Little Prince.


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Discussion

None of the places you floated probably had land either. Davidy22[talk] 14:08, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Maybe there's a chance this is a Doctor Who reference; The Empty Child http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Empty_Child aired 4 months before this comic, with the iconic "Are you my mommy?" quote. 108.162.229.45 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Elián González reference? Mountain Hikes (talk) 23:15, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

What was the purpose of the paragraph about Freud's worldview/theories? The comic doesn't mention Freud. 108.162.237.158 19:06, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

In the second part of this fable, the boy's optimism has been replaced with disappointment. He's a little older and, perhaps, a little wiser for having endured setbacks and persevered. He doesn't reference his mommy or a mommy. He says he found, "[no] mommies." The mother-child bond is often considered the strongest human bond. The loss of this bond is explored in the 'Freud' section of the 'Explanation.' It appears that the boy has repeatedly chosen to return to his barrel and continue his quest for some kind of connection, rather than remain in a place without it. --DP9000 (talk) 02:03, 22 February 2016 (UTC)