It’s Not You, It’s Me

TimThis was a fun comic to make as we went through many ways the comic could have been done and what could have been said. While it’s strange to think of Tetris blocks as having personalities, I’ve decided that the ‘I’ block would definitely be considered the popular kid, while the square block would be the reject. I even proposed in one draft of the comic that the square would be all by his lonesome saying, “I just don’t seem to fit in anywhere…” Kind of makes you feel for the little guy. Anyway, you Tetris fanatics out there might find the Wikipedia page on Tetris to be an interesting read. And finally, the title of the comic, does anyone remember whose line that is? (hint, think TV shows) It cracks me up just thinking about it! 😉

RayTim and I were really trying to make sure my presentation was correct, and got a little too caught up with the rules of Tetris in the progress.
“But if we have them turn around to walk away, wouldn’t they become different pieces?”
“Should I have them tilting a little bit or not? Because Tetris pieces can’t tilt.”
“But only one Tetris piece can fall at a time, so should we make this a two-player game instead?”

It was that last quote where I had to draw the line, yet somehow I know we’ll end up getting e-mails about it.

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  1. Capgun says:

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Who’s Line is It Anyway? during the props segment..

  2. Noodle_93 says:

    Bahahahaha. That’s classic.

  3. Defenestrator2.0 says:

    I have to be honest, the concept of this comic has been done many times, but it’s always enjoyable to see a new take on it.

  4. Sam says:

    “It’s not you its me?!? I invented it’s not you its me, if its anyone, its me.”
    -George Cantstandya

    (Sadly enough thats from memory and yet I can’t remember to pay my bills or my girl friends birthday…)

  5. Tim says:

    Sam’s got it! I love that line, and then she says “Alright George, it’s you!” and he’s relieved…

    Defenestrator2.0, I’m always afraid we might do a joke that’s similar to something that’s been done before, but we certainly don’t mean to copy anyone. Now I’m going to have to search around and see what you’re talking about!

  6. jwalker says:


  7. Stripey says:

    Heh, this comic’s one of your better ones.

    Kind of ironic though, you and Dueling Analogs both posted a Tetris comic. Not to mention I think they were both on Wednesday to boot.

    Still good though, I like both your sites equally.

  8. settar says:

    haa ha 😛
    2 pieces at a time, very clever, genius..

  9. Colin says:

    Long time reader, first time poster. George Kastanza, from Seinfeld? I seem to remember an episode where he was saying he invented ‘It’s not you, it’s me.’ 2P Start! is one of my favorite comics on the web. Keep up the good work!

  10. Ha, I love the work you guys do 🙂
    One of my favorite comics, keep them coming.

  11. Freddy says:

    tetris has always amazed me, in that its at least twenty years old, never changes, and still manages to sell me every time it comes out. Its just so damn addictive. All I need now is a new version of Breakout and and I’d be permanently attached to my tv screen.

  12. tj says:

    used the line a million times,still seems less….

  13. Shadez says:

    There is such a thing as two-player tetris, y’know. 😛

  14. gmax says:

    There is nothing funny or clever about this comic.

  15. correctotron says:

    lol, there’s co-op tetris in Tetris Party.

  16. JohnnyBlazE says:

    hah, excellent; my girlfriend liked it too 🙂

  17. Notester82 says:

    “I’m sorry, but we need to go our separate ways”
    And die to form a freaking triple 😛

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