“Upon completion of detailed character timelines for three of the most well known geek movies (Asperger syndrome), the author realized that a humorous punch-line was necessary in order to publish these charts as a comic strip.

The punch-line comes visually in the form of two more charts appended to the three originals. These extra charts, both much less detailed than the first few, create a humorous and instantly visible contrast when juxtaposed with the fairly complex ones. The joke being told here is that Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Jurassic Park have plots involving many characters who travel between a multitude of locations, while 12 Angry Men has 12 characters who are confined to a single room and Primer’s characters travel through time in a notoriously complex manner.

The author has once again gone to great lengths to turn a simple observation into a large comic involving multiple charts. This is how geeks masturbate.”

Link: Toby, Dave & Ian Explain XKCD.

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