October 1st, 2005

TP - Albert Enough

DOOOMMMM!!!

Over at sages_of_chaos, doom_phd shares some thoughts on the medium that gave him life:
DOOM has reached a point, in his comic book reading endeavors, where he tires not only of Marvel and DC's slaughtering of suspension-of-disbelief, but also grows weary of those in comic fandom whose disbelief is still suspended when reading of a world where Nixon is president a few months before Clinton, where so-called "heroes" who fought the Nazis in World War II are still young and fresh enough to do battle in 2005, and where Franklin Richards - son of Marvel's TRUE archcriminal - ages so slowly that he is perhaps the only person of any world who could offer a truly long-term relationship to Michael Jackson.

Understand, simpletons. DOOM is no continuity-shackled example of comic book geekery...No. DOOM, as always, is concered with higher purposes. And in this case, DOOM's concern is simply for story quality. Stories end. Characters die (yes, including DOOM). Stories that never end are not stories. Characters who never die are not characters. They're FRANCHISES.

DOOM believes the stories of most of the various superheroes should have ended a long time ago. DOOM himself should eventually fade from the pages. DOOM is ambitious, not unrealistic!

And there’s more!

ETA: My favorite among the comments thus far is hulksmashed’s “Hulk like residual checks Hulk gets from being franchise.”
sailor kiss

Another gem from scott_lynch

However, someone hipper than I am to these things has informed me that of course the DVD collection won't be available in a North American compatible format, and that even if I imported a DVD player with a Cockney accent it wouldn't talk to my TV, and that if I wanted to replace my TV I'd first have to replace all the wiring in my house with wet spaghetti noodles and sacrifice ten innocents to Cthulhu or some goddamn thing.

Context here.
bunnydance

A man and his ship...it's a beautiful thing (or not)

Over at angryletters, sweetrealease has a word of warning for Firefly fanficcers:

Serenity IS NOT a character. Serenity is a SHIP. IF I EVER HAVE TO READ ANOTHER MAL/SERENITY FANFIC I WILL SCALP YOU WITH A SPOON.

Don't get me wrong, while I appreciate the love between a man and his ship, Malcom just doesn't swing that way.


Although it does give a new meaning to the term "cybersex".

Read the rest here (warning, much tearing-apart of the HP fandom): http://www.livejournal.com/community/angryletters/263440.html?view=881680#t881680
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me

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From an old flocked post in amyrose's journal (used with permission). A little known passage of the book of Revelations is discovered:

And it shall come to pass that a serpent with flaxen hair and emaciated from absence of soul will come forth and poison the air with her tongue. Demons will dance at her word. And the good shall suffer. The serpent shall call treason to those who are treason-less, and she will provoke the army of demons. She will call forth a great evil, but will fail by the power of God. And the serpent shall be called Coulter.
Radiation!

transnomad believes the best of people.

The neighbors' current car: A tan Honda Accord, '80s-era, with a Christian fish on the back. (These are not the Mormon neighbors, although it's theoretically possible that they are also Mormon. It seems that they are Christian in any rate, or at least the guy whose car they heisted was.)

(From a post that oddly enough has nothing to do with cars--or Christians--here.)
[F] clockwork man
  • reikah

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maypirate has a bad day at work:

-NO YOU WANT THE WHITE BOX! YES I KNOW THERE'S NOTHING IN THERE! EVERYTHING IS BEHIND THE COUNTER! I AM PUTTING POISON IN YOUR BAG NOW.

-Are you talking on your cell phone during our transaction? You = hate factory. I want to seek out ways to overcharge you, because you won't fucking notice since you're not paying attention to me or the things I'm saying or the questions I'm asking, like "do you want me to kick you in the crotch, okay then!" COMMON COURTESY, PEOPLE.


Context here.
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    Lost Prophets - Don't Know

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Ok, for some reason i can't use "rich text" mode...anyways!

User 'coldsmoke' posted this and for some reason it had me laughing, thought i'd share!

"Life, real life, is a zombie movie. The only difference is most of the zombies crave lo fat breakfast stuffs instead of human flesh. Shuffle away, legions of the dead, you're harshing my "the next eight hours belong to The Man" buzz."
Rot Lop Fan
  • lakidaa

I know how this feels...

A friend of mine, edward_hyde, suffers against sickness, Here.

This is the whole post, though, so, yeah.

"Why hello there, mister congestion disease thingy. I wasn't expecting to see you again, did you forget your wallet? Here, I shall help you look for AGH OH GOD WHY DGIHGIDHGDGHDGDHFLUG"

ps: I am new to this metaquotes thingy. Oooo, metaquotes.
Gus
  • rebness

Pardon?



mothergoddamn goes shopping and has her hearing turn it into a nightmare trip...

Rather unsettling experience while buying some Snoopy nightwear (no wait, that's not it) from La Senza...

Clerk- Would you like some centipedes?
Me- Come again?
Clerk- Centipedes?
Me- ...
Clerk- Do you want some in your bag?
Me- Er...What the hell is wrong with you?
Clerk- *puts something in bag* There you go!

In numb panic I exit shop and gaze horrified into my bag to find: scented beads. People need to learn to
enunciate...

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    Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To?