Comic 230 - Nothing I Can Do

3rd Jun 2011, 12:41 AM in What Could Have Been
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Nothing I Can Do

Lyrics may only be applicable for U.S. 101-key layouts.

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Author Notes:

@snowyowl: That would be Python code, hence the importance of indentation.


3rd Jun 2011, 2:25 AM
It has been a long while since something made me laugh so hard I started crying. Besides, bash-tan/Tab-completion-tan are truly the OTP.

3rd Jun 2011, 7:03 AM
lol - really - epic work.

3rd Jun 2011, 9:42 PM
Bash shell and tab key?

3rd Jun 2011, 10:02 PM
Aw, don't feel bad Tab-tan, I still use you! And as for Bash-tan ... well, sorry; you'll probably hate me for using Windows Command Prompt.

4th Jun 2011, 12:29 PM
What kind of programming language is that in panel 3?

23rd Jul 2011, 12:58 PM
Wait, so am I the only one who noticed that this is sung to the tune of Under Your Spell from Once More With Feeling? Because someone should have pointed that out by now. I have to memorize the lyrics to this...



Fred: There certainly are quite a few personifications around now.
Jane: It's quite the cheesy comedy routine.
Bob: If they suddenly break into a musical number I'm going to hit someone.

Tab-tan: I was once well-regarded,
Used to keep text in place.
Bob: Oh gods *damn* it.

Tab-tan: Yet now I've been discarded,
Often replaced by the space
Why this dreadful plight,
when I can move stuff to the right?
Whiteboard: def write_comics(plot, fourthwall):
if fourthwall.brokenness < INFINITY:

Tab-tan: I'm under the one
Not that hard to see,
Why will no one notice me?

Tab-tan: I'm indenting made fun
Doing it's easy
Need only press a single key

Trope-tan: I think I've nearly broken the encrypthon!
I've tried almotht every pothible variathon of the word "thordfith", in any cathe.
bash-tan: I may have been the standard
The shell that most people choose

bash-tan: Yet my commands expanded
Were far too long to use
But your power shone
Brighter than any I've known

Tab-tan: I'm under the one
And just left of the Q
So many things that I can do

Tab-tan: Until your work is done
I-'ll stand by you
Typing things you don't want to

Tab-tan: Type by yourse-elf…

bash-tan: The ~ to the /bin
You fill my commands in

Tab-tan: I'm under the one
grep and awk and C
Exploring your directory tree

Tab-tan: I'll help get all this done
Type more quick-i-ly
By tapping on this single key

bash-tan: You make me complete
You make me complete
You make me complete
You make me complete…


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