Talk:1541: Voice

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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The premise of this comic reminds me of a sci-fi short story I read many years ago but have never been able to track down. A young girl's doll (?) comes to life, and it explains that it is a entity that can inhabit inanimate objects. Some things happen that I have forgotten, and while walking down the road, the girl is almost struck by a runaway car. The entity takes control of the car and steers it away from her. It decides that, having saved the girl's life, it has every right to take control of her - leaving our poor protagonist in the worst kind of "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" scenario as the story ends. Perhaps Randall Munroe read the same story. 12:08, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

To me it reminds me of the movie "Being John Malkovich", especially the end, where the main character is forever trapped in the other person's body, unable to talk. Kind of the-other-way-around, but a similar concept. Linuspogo (talk) 12:23, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

The phrase "..and put food in our normal mouths" (trying to pass as a human but getting it wrong) reminded me of 629: Skins "..been driving my car and having a job all day .. didn't meow once." 16:15, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

every six years

6 years back it was june 22, 2009 -> Comic 600. I guess there is no link between those comics , but I would not be surprised if there was. sirKitKat (talk) 12:44, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

anyway, I'm looking forward to the comic of june 22, 2021 ;) sirKitKat (talk) 12:51, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Do you realize that xkcd is fiction? Do you realize that Homer and Marge Simpson have not been married for 27 years, since Bart has been 10 during these 27 years? 13:15, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
The author of this comic has a habit of doing things as suggested by the commenter that you mock. Stay on topic. This is not a place for picking fights. 14:49, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Does this look like a continuation of the same conversation from two comics ago? Djbrasier (talk) 14:57, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Not to me. It's the same characters chatting casually, but there's nothing else linking both comics. 15:11, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

By the way, I'd think that, even if Ponytail can't control her voice, she still can write whatever she wants. 15:15, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Animorphs reference?

xkcd has mentioned that franchise before- It centers around an alien race named the Yeerks that effectively possess a host by entering the brain. There is a single character in that series (Marco's mother) that is on rare occasions able to break through the Yeerk's control to use her own voice. -- 15:23, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Agreed, this was my first impression of the comic. --Elimist--

My first thought was Randal must be talking about party obsessed people who are in fact out of control over their acting and helpless having to go out even if they don't have a reason to --floydheld--

This reminded me of the movie "The Host", where a human body is used to receive a voyaging alien entity. 18:37, 22 June 2015 (UTC)